Tulip Festival Half Marathon

There is only one race in the state that features the Thanksgiving Point’s award-winning Tulip Festival as scenery! Plan on joining us as we run through the tulips together for this chipped race on April 30, 2016. The Tulip Festival Half Marathon sponsored by Mountain Star Medical Group is not only the most beautiful run you’ll experience, but also one of the most challenging. The race begins at Electric Park at 7 am and heads into the Ashton Gardens through the 250,000 tulips! You’ll follow the course through the golf course and conclude back at Electric Park. 

 

Runners, thank you once again for your participation!  What an incredible day.

 

2016 Race Results

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2016 Race Photography

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Date

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Start Time

7 am

Start/Finish Location

Race starts and finishes at Thanksgiving Point's Electric Park

Race Course Description

The Half Marathon begins 7 am at Electric Park and leads runners through Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens, at the height of the annual Tulip Festival and the Thanksgiving Point Golf Course. The race finishes at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park.

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Half Marathon is a chip timed event.

**Regrettably, due to the nature of the hills and narrow pathways of the Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon we have adopted a “no wheels” policy--wheelchairs, hand-cycles, strollers, inline skates, bicycles, or other wheeled conveyances will not be allowed.

Registration

 

$60 By December 31
$70 January 01 – March 31
$80 Late Registration April 1 – April 28 (t-shirt sizes may be limited)

Members get a 10% discount on race registration. Look for discount code in your email or contact the Membership Office at 801.768.7478

All Half Marathon participants receive tech race shirts and two complimentary passes to the 2016 Tulip Festival.

 

Refund Policy

- Consistent with industry standards, entry fees are non-refundable.
- Runners unable to participate after registration fees have been submitted may opt to defer their registration to next year’s race or they may choose to transfer their registration to another participant via our transfer/deferral program. All transfers and deferrals must be completed in writing by April 17, 2016. A small processing fee of $5.95 will apply to all transfers/deferrals and all registration changes. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to kwells@thanksgivingpoint.org by April 17, 2016.
- No defer or transfer requests will be honored after the deadline

If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged or lost, please call the Thanksgiving Point race committee at (801) 768-2300 or send an email to kwells@thanksgivingpoint.org

Late Registration, Packet Pick-up and Expo

- Half Marathon, 5K, & Kids 1-Mile Run Packet Pick-up will be Friday, April 29 at Thanksgiving Point's Show Barn from 12 pm - 8 pm.
- In conjunction with the packet pick-up we will also be hosting a runner’s expo with vendors, sponsors, product, gear, etc.
- Online registration closes Friday, April 29 at 8 PM (MST).
- Day-of registration will be allowed on on race day beginning at 5:30 am in the start/finish area

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Shirts
 

Tech race shirts for all Half Marathon and 5K participants.
Sizes are guaranteed for all registered participants registered before April 1, 2016

 
Half Marathon Awards

Half Marathon Cash Awards:
Cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions:
Open Division:
1st Place Male / Female: $500
2nd Place Male / Female: $250
3rd Place Male / Female: $150

A Champion’s Cup will be presented to the top overall Male and Female. Only one award per person will be awarded.

Master’s Division: Ages 40+
1st Place Masters Male /Masters Female: $150
2nd Place Masters Male /Masters Female: $50
3rd Place Masters Male / Masters Female: $25

ALL Half Marathon finishers receive a custom finisher medals.
Age Division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions.

Age Divisions:
11 & under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Aid Stations & Toilet Locations

- We wish to thank our numerous volunteers for their time and efforts in providing the following aid stations.  Please be courteous and express your appreciation to this wonderful group of volunteers.
- There are a total of nine aid stations including the finish area. Each aid station will be stocked with water and POWERADE.
- GU will be provided at the following Aid Stations:
      - Crossing at Golf Course and Garden Paths Aid Station: Miles 3.4, 6.2, 11.7 (Runners pass this aid station 3x.)
      - County Pavilion Aid Station (Hole 12/Jordan River Parkway): Mile 10.2
- Bananas and oranges will be provided at the following Aid Stations:
      - Crossing at Golf Course and Garden Paths Aid Station: miles 3.4, 6.2, 11.7 (Runners pass this aid station 3x.)
      - County Pavilion Aid Station (Hole 12/Jordan River Parkway): Mile 10.2
- Each aid station will be stocked with basic first aid supplies and have direct communication with emergency personnel.

Aid Station Locations

Mile 1.6                       Thanksgiving Point Water Tower (5K and Half Marathon)
Mile 3.4                       Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 4.5                       Ashton Garden’s (Amphitheater)
Mile 6.2                       Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 8.4                       Golf Course Club House
Mile 10.2                     Pavilion (Hole 12 / Jordan River Parkway Trail)
Mile 11.4                     Golf Course Club House
Mile 11.7                     Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 13.1-Finish          Thanksgiving Point Electric Park Facilities (All Runners)

Toilet Locations

Start                             Start / Finish Area
Mile 1.6                       Thanksgiving Point Water Tower
Mile 3.4                       Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 3.8                       Thanksgiving Point facilities between Golf Course and Garden’s
Mile 4.5                       Ashton Garden’s (Amphitheater)
Mile 5.3                       Discovery Garden
Mile 6.2                       Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 8.4                       Golf Course Club House
Mile 10.2                     Pavilion (Hole 12 / Jordan River Parkway Trail)
Mile 11.4                     Golf Course Club House
Mile 11.7                     Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
Mile 13.1-Finish          Start / Finish Area

The Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon is designed and supported for those runners maintaining at least a 16 minute mile pace (3 hour, 30 minutes total time). Aid Stations will be fully stocked and staffed along the course up to the 16 minute mile pace mark. Runners not maintaining at least a 16 minute mile pace will be kindly offered a ride to the finish area.

Schedule of Events

 

Friday, April 29, 2016:

- Late Registration, Packet Pick-up, and Expo:
- Late Registration, Half Marathon, 5K, & 1-Mile Kids Run Packet Pick-up will be Friday, April 24 at Thanksgiving Point's Show Barn from 12 noon - 8 pm.

Saturday, April 30, 2016:

- Half Marathon Late Packet Pick-up, Starting at 5:30 am
- Official Half Marathon Start Time at 7 am, Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
- Official 5K Start Time at 8 am, Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
- Official Kids 1 Mile Run Start Time at 9:30 am, Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
- Entertainment, Festivities from 8-11 am, Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
- Music, DJ, Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids 1 Mile Kids Run finish area and festivities
- Awards Ceremony at 9:45 am Main Stage-Electric Park, Thanksgiving Point
       - Presentation of Overall Men’s & Women’s Champion Cup and age-division awards

 

 

Course Questions/Comments/Suggestions:

Kendall Wimmer (RD)
kwimmer@thanksgivingpoint.org

Registration Questions/Issues Contact:
Kaylene Wells; kwells@thanksgivingpoint.org

Vendor Information:
Summer Zemp; szemp@thanksgivingpoint.org

Volunteer Information:
Val Pahl,
vpahl@thanksgivingpoint.org

 

 

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