Valkyrie Segment: Valkyrie Midway Marathon & Half Marathon

OVERVIEW

The Valkyrie Relay™ is Utah’s only multisport relay race, spanning nearly 100 miles of Utah’s spectacular ‘Wasatch Back’ mountain range. The event pits teams of up to 9 specialized competitors against each other, racing against the clock, and exchanging between trail running, kayak/canoe paddling, marathon, mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, open water swimming, and road cycling. Race day consists of four events: FullSprintMarathon, and Half—everything culminating with an all-day Expo (Endurance Sports Summit) at the finish line.

The Valkyrie Marathon and Half-Marathon are stand-alone races held concurrently with the Valkyrie Multisport Relay. The Marathon follows the RDR (Road Run) leg of the Valkyrie Full Relay course, and the Half Marathon follows the last half of the course starting at Wasatch Mountain State Park. The Road Run pays homage to Utah’s celebrated Central Wasatch. Marathon and Half Marathon runners compete on the comparatively cool scenic highways and country roads of Wasatch County and Midway, Utah. The first half of the full marathon is a fast descent. The second half meanders through tree-lined neighborhoods and past green pastures before arriving at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC).

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Course Map

The Valkyrie Marathon and Half-Marathon are stand-alone races held concurrently with the Valkyrie Multisport Relay. The Marathon follows the RDR (Road Run) leg of the Valkyrie Full Relay course, and the Half Marathon follows the last half of the course starting at Wasatch Mountain State Park. The Road Run pays homage to Utah’s celebrated Central Wasatch. Marathon and Half Marathon runners compete on the comparatively cool scenic highways and country roads of Wasatch County and Midway, Utah. The first half of the full marathon is a fast descent. The second half meanders through tree-lined neighborhoods and past green pastures before arriving at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (SHNC)

Parking Information

Parking: Rock Cliff Boat Ramp (load/unload only) Valkyrie Bivouac at Rock Cliff Campground Wasatch Mountain State Park Headquarters (load/unload only) Soldier Hollow Nordic Center (Vehicle Access and Parking Permits (VAPP) needed)

Transition Information

Segment Rules

1. The Road Run leg, the Valkyrie Midway Marathon, and the Valkyrie Midway Half Marathon are considered "Rules of the Road" races. While competing on the road sections of the race, competitors must obey all relevant pedestrian and cyclist laws of the community in which the course is located. 2. Strollers, roller or inline skates, skateboards, scooters, bikes, dogs, unregistered runners, and runners against race traffic will be prohibited from entering any closed portions of the course and strongly discouraged by race staff and Public Safety Officers from entering or otherwise obstructing race traffic in open course areas. Competitors should remind any spectating family and friends of race etiquette with regard to course access. 3. Public Safety Officers will not prevent general public vehicles from circulating on open portions of the course. But Team support vehicles with a visible Valkyrie Vehicle Access and Parking Permit (VAPP) will be given preference by race staff and Officers to approach racers. 4. To maintain the aggregate timing of your team's progress, your team member must complete this leg and tag your teammate before the Road Run course has closed. 5. The event organizer reserves the right to remove a runner from the course if, in our judgment, it is possible that serious or fatal injury could result from continued comport or participation. 6. We strongly recommend that you refrain from using portable music players at our events. This is a safety issue—you need to be able to hear the runners around you and any safety or medical vehicles (including bikes) that are trying to move along the course. 7. Tag-up between first-half and second-half runner shall occur only in the Road Run Mid-point Exchange Zone at Wasatch Mountain State Park Headquarters.