Valkyrie Segment: Valkyrie Midway Half Marathon
Race Safe Practices:
Packet Pickup Temp Check – All racers will be required to pick up their race packet in person the day before the race and will be required to take a temperature check. Any racer with a temperature over 100.4 Fahrenheit will be not be allowed to race and will be refunded their race entry fee. Those participating in the relay will be allowed to switch teammates with another existing teammate or a healthy new teammate, or choose to be refunded their race entry fee.
Staggered Starts – The Midway Marathon & Half Marathon and the Valkyrie Relay Trail Run Leg will be organized with staggered starts. Racers will be released in groups small enough to reduce crowding on course and at the start. While at the Start and Finish lines, Racers are expected to maintain 6 feet social distancing from other competitors and attendees.
Face Masks – before competing and once a leg is complete, all racers are required to don masks before exiting the transition or finish area. Disposable masks may be discarded at any aid station. All race staff, volunteers and contractors will be required to wear face masks and gloves (where applicable).
Aid Stations – Hand sanitizer and trash receptacles are available at all aid stations. Volunteers will not be able to hand water or nutrition directly to racers. Water and food will be placed on aid station table spaced in a way that will avoid unnecessary contact with other racers.Aid Stations – Hand sanitizer and trash receptacles are available at all aid stations. Volunteers will not be able to hand water or nutrition directly to racers. Water and food will be placed on aid station table spaced in a way that will avoid unnecessary contact with other racers.
The Valkyrie Marathon and Half-Marathon are stand-alone races held concurrently with the Valkyrie Multi-Sport Relay.
The picturesque course pays homage to Utah’s celebrated Central Wasatch community, Midway. The Marathon and Half-Marathon begin at 7:00am, simultaneously at Rock Cliff Campground (Jordanelle Reservoir) and The Homestead Resort, respectively. Marathon runners will connect to Midway via SR-32 and hit the half-way mark at The Homestead. If you are looking to pad your finish or split times, this is a fast downhill first half, descending 1050 ft over 10km. After a loop through Midway, and up-and-back on Memorial Hill, all runners turn South on Stringtown Rd to enter the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center to cross the Valkyrie Finish Line, joining the Endurance Sports Summit.
The Marathon / Half Marathon course operates from 7:00am – 1:00pm. Timing ends at 10:00am for the Half Marathon and 1:00pm for the Marathon.
Runners should assume a ‘Rules of the Road’ race. All runners must obey common traffic laws unless directed otherwise by on-course police agencies or present racecourse closures to public traffic.
Mile 0.0 – Mile 13.1: This predominantly open highway course begins at the Rock Cliff Campground parking area at 7:00am. Once onto SR-32, the course heads southbound for 7.7 mls until its intersection with 1050 North in Midway. Then westbound on 1050 North until a left turn at the T-intersection with Homestead Dr. Runner enter The Homestead property, completing the first half as they cross the Valkyrie Half Marathon Starting Line.
Mile 13.1 – Mile 26.2: The start of the Valkyrie Half Marathon (7:00 am), runners exit The Homestead back onto Homestead Dr. and round the left turn into Midway center. The course follows a circuitous path South and East through the residential neighborhoods of Midway, avoiding the commercial center. Runners then turn North toward Memorial Hill for a spiraling 2-mile up-and-back. Another residential tour of the North Midway community before merging with the first half of the Marathon course on 1050 North and back to The Homestead. Runner pass the homestead going directly South using Springtown Rd. to enter the Soldier Hollow Nordic Center and the Valkyrie Finish.