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Drop 13 Half Marathon

Sat 8th Jun 2019
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, USA
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Tickets $80

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  • Best price guarantee
  • Free cancellation protection
  • 24/7 Support
  • Official booking partner of On Hill Events
  • Flat
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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The Drop13 Half Marathon is considered by many the fastest Half Marathon in Utah. We hate making assumptive statements like many other races. The one thing we can speak to with this race is factual information. The Drop13 Half Marathon is 100% downhill at Big Cottonwood Canyon during ideal conditions for running. The temps start at 50 degrees and reach the mid to low 70's. The race has over 3000 feet ot decline. The race is incredible with views of rivers, pine trees, and more. Unlike steeper courses this race has a gradual 3000 feet allowing runners to go fast and not be required to use their brakes as they descend.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    6:00am Sat 8th Jun 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    7:00am Sat 8th Jun 2019
    Tickets Coming Soon
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What’s Included

The Drop13 Half Marathon gives out Personal Record medals in addition to finish medals, Drop13 LBS medals and age group medals. In 2015 the Drop13 Half Marathon gave away over 50% Personal Record Medals and in 2016 45% Personal Record Medals to those that competed in this race. We would like to hold those stats to any race for Personal Records!

Racers who get the Upgrade Half Marathon Option will receive an upgraded Bus that will leave at 4:40AM. It will have its own bathroom and racers can stay in it to the start of the race. Racers will get a draw string swag bag, a heated tent, upgraded shirt and more.
Course Details

Half Marathon
The Drop13 Half Marathon starts just below Solitude Ski Resort on the road. The reason it starts on the road is based on the measurement being exactly 13.1 miles from the finish. This course is 100% downhill with 3000 feet of decline. This course has incredible views of pine trees and the stream is running high and fast due to the Spring run off. This course requires all runners to stay in the Westbound lane so cars can be shuttled up and down the East bound lane via police pilot cars. Stay to the right of the yellow lane line for your safety and it is the rules. Many feel that this is the fastest Half Marathon in Utah. We do know that we give out Personal Record medals to close to 50% of the runners for this event. Judge it for yourself.

Aid Stations are every two miles starting at Mile 2. Powerade, Water and bathrooms at each. Mile 8 has GU gels.

We are pleased to announce that in 2016 we changed the 5K to be a bused out start. Now you can Drop 3.1 from up in Big Cottonwood Canyon to the finish. This should greatly improve your 5K finish time. It has about 900 feet of decline.

Aid Station at 1.55 on the course. It will have a bathroom, water, and Powerade.

Raceday Logistics

Friday, June 7
3:00 - 8:00 pm Packet Pickup

Saturday, June 8
3:45 - 4:00 am - Late Packet Pickup (Blue Cross, 2890 E. Cottonwood Parkway in W. Parking Lot, Salt Lake City)
4:00 am - Half Marathon buses leave
5:30 am - 5K buses leave
5:30 am - Pre-race meeting for Half Marathon at starting line
6:00 am - Half Marathon START
6:30 am - Pre-race meeting for 5K at start line
7:00 am - 5K START (Cottonwood Canyon, 3.1 miles from the Half finish line)
8:30 am - Awards Ceremony
9:00 am - Start to sweep course for runners (you can finish if you've made it out of the Canyon (mile 11.3) by 9:00 am)


The host hotel for this event is the Hyatt Place Hotel and their phone number is 800-993-4751. This hotel is within walking distance to the bus loading and finish area and is about the closest to the race. Make sure you tell them you are with the Drop13 Half Marathon.

Note: The buses are the only accepted way to reach the event. If you miss the bus, do not drive to the Canyon - your car will be towed at the owner's expense if you park there.


Volunteers for this race get a $50 credit towards a future race with On Hill Events within 13 months of the date of this event. This is good for this race next year as well. Transfer credits are fully transferrable to other runners can be combined to increase the value if the race costs more than $50. Volunteers traditionally do jobs like hand out water at aid stations or direct runners on where to turn. We will not ask you to do anything too hard. This is a great way to be involved in the race without running in it. Volunteers are asked to plan on 5 hours of work for this credit which consists of 60 minutes prior to race start so we can get you in place.

Head over to http://www.drop13.com/volunteer.html to sign up (as well as to claim your volunteer credit)!

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