Build a Foundation
Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.
To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.
Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.
Looking for an amazing downhill half marathon that provides some of the best views in Utah? Run13 is pleased to invite you to the Provo City Half Marathon & 5k! This USATF Certified Half Marathon course begins up Provo Canyon and is home to the Original Downtown Provo Finish Line. Come find out why this has become one of the fastest growing races in Utah.
All the usual Run13 suspects will be there to await you at the finish line...massages, Magleby's Fresh breakfast, activities and fun for the kiddies including bounce houses and much much more! Cash Prizes for top winners and placement medals to top 3 in each age division, and of course, custom medals to all half marathon finishers!
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Half Marathon – 13.1 Miles
5k – 3.1 Miles
Kids Marathon – 1.2 miles (26.2 total)
Half Marathon – 7:00 a.m.
5k – 9:00 a.m.
Kids Marathon – 10:00 am
Pre-Race Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, May 1st at the Provo Recreation from 3:30-7:30 pm – Packets can be picked up at Provo Recreation Center located at 320 West 500 North Provo, UT, 84601. Park on the East side of the Rec Center and enter through the East entrance.
To avoid any delays – or missing the bus – on race morning, we strongly encourage you to come to PPU on Friday.
You will need to show a valid ID to pick up your packet. Packet Pickup will be done numerically. When you show up, you will look up your number by your last name and then proceed to the corresponding line for your race bib and chip. You will then pick up your race bag and race shirt. You may pick up packets for other runners if you have a note and photocopy of their ID.
Final Option – You may also pick up your packets on race morning. Packet pick-up times and locations on race morning are:
The Half Marathon will start at South Fork Park up Provo Canyon and end in downtown Provo at the intersection of University Ave. and Center St.
The 5k start line is at 3470 N. University Ave. (just south of Trapnell Orthodontics Provo) and finishes at the same location as the Half Marathon in downtown Provo.
YES! All half marathon runners MUST ride the buses to the start line. You will NOT be able to drive or get dropped off at the start line on your own. Buses will be picking up runners from the finish line location on the south side of the Utah County Courthouse building at 100 S. University Ave. from 4:30 am – 5:30 am. All runners who are on the first FOUR buses will be eligible for the “Early Risers” Prize Giveaway, which will include some awesome prizes from our sponsors!
The buses for the Half Marathon will be picking up runners at the corner of 100 S. University Ave., Provo.
No! 5k runners must park or get dropped off by the 5k start line located at 3470 N. University Ave., Provo (South of Trapnell Orthodontics in Provo). There will be a shuttle bus picking up 5k runners near the finish line at the corner of 100 S. University Ave. to transport them back to their vehicles.
Yes, there will be a bus at the half marathon start line to take clothing bags down to the finish line. Be sure to label your bag clearly with your bib number. There will also be a clothing drop box at the first two water stations that will be taken down to the finish line. Remember that using the bag drop service is at your own risk…Run13 is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Police and volunteer support will end at 11:00 a.m.
Approximately 10:30 a.m. for the overall winners of the 5k and Half Marathon. (We will begin this after the Kid’s Marathon to assure all parents who also run can participate and experience this with their children).
Age category winners will receive their medals after the race at either the Smile Center of Utah booth for the half marathon winners or the Trapnell Orthodontics booth for the 5k winners. Medals will be available for pickup after we begin getting the official results from the timing company. Listen for announcements at the race for when those are available for pickup.
Overall Half Marathon Winners (male & female) – $250
Half Marathon 2nd place (male & female) – $150
Half Marathon 3rd place (male & female)- $75
Overall 5k Winners (male & female) – $75
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age division and all Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive custom medals.
Cash prizes must be claimed within 7 days of event or money will be donated to charity.
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There will be 6 water/Powerade and aid stations along the Half Marathon course (at approximately mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11.5) and 1 water/Powerade and aid station (at approximately mile 1.5) on the 5k course. We will also have plenty of Dasani water at the Finish Line Compound.
Energy gels will be placed at mile 6 for half marathon runners. If you are new to using gels, don’t overdo it! One per race is what’s recommended and is what is most effective! We’ve seen some rookies grab several and consume them all. Needless to say, they got just a bit sick and left their mark on various parts of the course!!
The Half Marathon will experience a net elevation drop of approximately 900 feet. The 5k will experience a net elevation drop of approximately 100 feet. While the elevation charts on the course routes page will show an elevation gain of 121 feet for the Half Marathon and 16 feet for the 5k, these numbers are referring to TOTAL elevation gain, which means the sum of ALL uphill travel for the entire distance of the route including any small hills or gradual inclines.
On race day, half marathon runners can park in the Zions Bank parking structure off of 100 N. University Ave. or in the parking lots and garages for the Utah County Government buildings on 100 S and 200 S. You can also possibly park in the Nuskin parking terrace. Parking lots are also available to the west of the Post Office on Freedom Blvd. and 100 S. Do NOT park in the Post Office parking lot as they will tow your car. There is also plenty of street parking, however, please do NOT park along the west side of University Ave. as that is where you will be running! 5k runners will want to park near the 5k start line located at 3300 N. University Ave., Provo (by Jamestown Square). There will be a bus at the finish line to shuttle 5k runners back to their vehicles.
There will be medical support to cover minor medical issues at the Finish Line Compound and at most aid stations along the course. Each aid station will have communication with emergency medical services. We do our best to provide massage therapists at the Finish Line Compound to help relax & loosen up tight muscles. We are always on the look-out for companies/schools/businesses that provide this service to get in touch with us so we can partner with them at our events.
There will be water and drinks for all participants. We will also have fruit and a delicious Magleby’s Fresh breakfast ready for you as you cross the finish line!
Yes, at the Start and Finish Line Compound. The half marathon course will also have portable bathrooms located approximately every 3 miles along the course.
No. All runners without a Provo City Half Marathon or 5k bib will be directed off the course immediately.
All official entrants will receive a numbered bib with the timing chip attached to the bib. That’s right, no more putting them on your shoelaces or being held up at the finish line to wait for it to get clipped!! Just secure your runner bib and you are good to go!
Once your registration has been accepted all fees are non-refundable, however, you have some options. You may transfer or “sell” your entry to another runner, you can transfer yourself to another Run13 event if you do so by May 1, 2020 – both for a transfer fee. If the price of registration has increased since the time you purchased it, the new runner will be required to pay that difference. If you decide to change categories or transfer your registration to another Run13 event of a higher price you must pay the difference in the registration price plus the transfer fee. If you change categories or transfer to a Run13 event of a lower price you will not receive a refund for the price difference and must still pay the transfer fee.
**Run13 is not responsible for the pricing you choose to sell your registration.**
To transfer your registration to someone else, use Active.com to do the following:
To transfer your registration to a future Run13 event, use Active.com to do the following:
Will there be pacers on the course?
Yes, there will be pacing the Half Marathon course. We will also be lining up runners according to their pace per mile at the start line – please line up accordingly and allow the faster runners to gather at the front of the pack.
Yes. We simply ask those running with strollers to start towards the back of the race pack to avoid other runners tripping over stroller wheels and injuring themselves or your children.
The best place is at the Start and Finish Line Compound. Also, have your family check out the interactive course maps online and they may find a great place to cheer you on.
At pre-race packet pickup or the morning of the race.
A little rain won’t stop this race! However, if there are major weather warnings prior to the event, check the home page for updates and watch for an email.
In the event that severe weather does threaten the event, we have prepared some weather cancellation policies and guidelines. Runners’ safety is the most important thing and if any of the threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or canceled. When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, race officials maintain the right to cancel the event. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations of the course or the post-event festival to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. Such conditions fall under the label “Acts of God,” and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.
The race may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Lightning Threat, Lightning Storm, Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather condition.
The start of the event may be delayed one hour from the posted start time if any of the above-mentioned conditions exist. The event may then be canceled if any of the weather conditions persist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch or Thunderstorm.
The Race Director, in accordance with the city and the local law enforcement, has the authority to cancel the event. If weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day.
In the event of cancellation, we will still make arrangements for all runners to receive their race medal, shirt, etc.
If Event is canceled more than 24 hours prior to the start time: We will notify all participants by email. If Event is canceled less than 24 hours before the start time: We will notify all participants by email. If Event is canceled during the actual event, on-site notification will be posted.
Yes, it’s called the Provo City Finish Line Party!! We will have amazing food, bounce houses, and face painting for kids. Please feel free to bring blankets and chairs to relax on at the finish line while cheering on your fellow runners!
The Half Marathon course is USATF certified: