Join us for our half marathon down beautiful American Fork Canyon to help local patients fight cancer.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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Art Dye Park (1000 North 550 E Street, American Fork, UT)
All runners are required to ride buses to the start line. You must show your bib to get on a bus. Buses will begin departing Art Dye Park at 3:45 a.m. The last bus will depart Art Dye Park at 4:45 a.m. sharp. If you miss the bus you will not be able to run. It is critical we have an on-time start, so please come early and enjoy watching the sunrise over the Wasatch Back. DO NOT BE LATE!
All runners who load the bus by 4:20 a.m. will be entered into a drawing for:
The half marathon will be chip timed. Your time will start as you cross the starting line (so it won’t matter if you’re in the back of the pack!) and stop as you cross the finish line.
However, the first five overall male and female finishers will be determined by gun start time. (Gun time records the elapsed time from the sound of the gun to the race finish line.)
If you think you may be a top finisher in the overall male or female category, please be sure to begin close to the actual start line at the gun shot start. All other awards will be determined by chip time.
The timing chip will be attached to the back of each runner’s bib. Runner bibs must:
During the event, the westbound lane from the mouth of American Fork Canyon to Tibble Fork will be closed to motorized vehicles from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. All runners are required to be out of the canyon by 8 a.m. (The canyon is the first seven miles of the course. This means you must be averaging at least a 16-minute mile pace to be out of the canyon by 8 a.m.) Any remaining runners will be picked up by the sag wagon and brought to the finish line. The entire course will close to runners at 10 a.m.
Because SR 92 is a narrow canyon road, traffic crews will close one lane of traffic until the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Whether in the canyon or anywhere else on the course, please run with extreme caution to ensure your safety. Please stay in the eastbound lane. Any runners who run outside the marked cones in the canyon may be disqualified. Participants run at their own risk.
The bag you receive at packet pickup will be labeled with your bib number and will act as your gear bag for collection at the start line.
The vans carrying these bags down to the finish line will leave at 5:50 a.m. Please have your items secured in your gear bag and dropped in the vans before the scheduled departure.
There will be a clothing drop off bin at the second aid station. Any clothing or other items left at the drop off bin, and along any part of the course route, will be considered a charitable donation to Deseret Industries. Volunteers will not be able to keep track of clothing or other items left along the route or aid stations for runners at the finish line.
Timpanogos Cave Parking Area
Back by popular demand, we will have pacers to help you maintain your speed and meet your half marathon timing goal. Pacers will hold signs above their heads with the time of their expected finish time. The times below are the target finish times we’ll have available with our pacers:
Each mile will be marked throughout the course.
|Aid Station||Mile||Support Items|
|Grey Cliffs||3||Water, Powerade, anti-inflammatory, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|South Caves||5||Water, Powerade, anti-inflammatory, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|AF Canyon Toll Booth||7||Water, Powerade, anti-inflammatory, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|Cedar Hills/Heritage Park||9||Water, Powerade, anti-inflammatory, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|Murdock Trail/1190 East||11||Water, Powerade, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|Murdock Trail||12||Water, Powerade, first aid supplies, Clif Shot Gel|
|Mile||Location||# of Restrooms|
|Start Line||Tibble Fork||85|
|Mile 1||Warnick Picnic Area||7|
|Mile 2.2||Echo Picnic Area||7|
|Mile 3||Grey Cliffs Picnic Area||6|
|Mile 5||South Caves||5|
|Mile 7||AF Canyon Toll Booth||5|
|Mile 9||Heritage Park||5|
|Mile 11||Murdock Canal Trail||5|
|Finish Line||Art Dye Park||30|
The ceremony is for overall winners only. Age category winners can pick up their prize at the awards table at the finish line.
Our Grand Prize will be a treadmill donated by Icon Health & Fitness. The treadmill will be raffled off at approximately 8:30 a.m., you must be present to win. Thanks, Icon!
Packet pick up will be on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Art Dye Park (550 E. 1000 N., American Fork, UT 84003). Make sure to bring a valid ID. You may present signed note and a copy of a friend’s ID to pick up their packet for them.
Make it a family affair and bring all the kids to participate in fun activities while parents collect all their race goodies.
Each runner will receive a performance shirt (men’s and women’s sizing), finisher medal, and half marathon window decal. Additional SWAG will be provided in participant bags.
The starting area is in the parking lot of Tibble Fork in American Fork Canyon. We will have a portion of the parking lot reserved for a holding area. Please help us keep this area beautiful by not walking on the surrounding vegetation. KSL’s Greg Wrubell will be our starting area emcee. He’ll help us share some great stories and announce our prize drawings until the race starts promptly at 6 a.m. Those who win a prize at the start line can retrieve their item after finishing the race. As mentioned previously, do not attempt to drive to the starting area as it will be closed to traffic.
We will have photographers at four different locations throughout the course:
We invite you to participate in our Funny Photo Challenge. Strike your funniest pose when you see the photographer at the Timp Cave recreation area! Our top five funny photos will receive an awesome prize, with the grand prize being a free entry to next year’s race!
Photographs will be available FOR FREE the week after the race for downloading. We hope you can find a great photo of yourself and share your great accomplishment with your friends.
While the canyon will not be available for fans cheering runners there are plenty of other great places to cheer throughout the course. Some good cheer locations include Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, Val Vista Park in American Fork, and the finish line at Art Dye Park. We encourage you to get your friends and family out there to cheer you on! Free cheer cards, donated by SelectHealth, will be available at packet pick up or at the finish line area.
While not prohibited, we ask you be respectful and safe while jamming to your tunes.
A delicious breakfast, including FRENCH TOAST from our wonderful title sponsor, Kneaders, (who doesn’t love Kneader’s French Toast?!) will be provided to all runners. We want to help you celebrate your accomplishment and feed you right. Other refreshments, including fruit, Gogurt, Italian Ice, and chocolate milk will be available for participants at the finish line. Unfortunately, these food items are only available for our half marathon, 10K, and 5K participants. We hope you enjoy!
Visit our various vendor booths at the finish line and receive a FREE post-run massage at the massage booth, pick up some AF Canyon Run Against Cancer gear at the merchandise tent or snag a commemorative race charm from Scott James Jewelry.
Intermountain Cancer Services will also have a booth where you can learn more about preventative screenings and Cancer Services in your area. You can visit their booth to see our "Running in Honor" of slideshow. SelectHealth will also be there providing body fat screenings, blood pressure checks and other healthy tips and SWAG.
We have partnered with the Hampton Inn at Thanksgiving Point to provide accommodations for our runners. The Hampton Inn is offering a special room rate of $99/night for our runners. Reservations can be made by phone or by visiting their website. When making your reservation, please be sure to tell them you would like the special AF Canyon Half Marathon rate.
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Read the real stories of Why We Run
I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. A few years ago I joined up with some friends to be on a Ragnar team. They pushed me through that race and since then I have participated in three marathons and a number of half marathons.