What could be more difficult, challenging, and rewarding than running a marathon? Running a marathon on a mountain over some of the most challenging terrain while experiencing some of the most breathtaking natural scenery that Utah has to offer! If you’re looking for fun, adventure, and one heck of an endurance challenge, Mountain Trails Foundation and Scarpa will give you just that with the 2013 Mid Mountain Marathon taking place in Park City Utah on September 7th 2013.
Trial Marathons 2013 – Events
The Mid Mountain Marathon takes place along the popular Mid Mountain hiking trail. This trail takes runners through beautiful forests and offers some beautiful views of Park City and the ever-stunning Canyons. While traveling along Mid Mountain Trail, runners will experience beautiful meadows and the gorgeous scenery that only Park City wilderness has to offer, all while climbing an elevation of 300 feet.
Mid Mountain Trail takes runners from Deer Valley Resort to Park City Mountain Resort and The Colony before runners begin their descent to the Canyons. The marathon starts at an elevation of 8100 feet. Upon reaching Deer Valley Resort, runners will have reached an elevation of 8400 feet. As runners descend upon the Canyons, the elevation will drop to 6800 feet.
The Mid Mountain Marathon limits the number of participants to 400. Registering for this event guarantees your spot in the race and includes your racing bib and access to nine aid stations along the trail. Aid stations will be equipped with water, Powerade, Pro Bars, and bananas as well as first aid supplies.
To register for the Mid Mountain Marathon, click here. Registration between August 1st and September 5th is $75 per participant. Race day registration is also available for $90 depending on space.
Mid Mountain Marathon 2013: Race Day
Race day begins at 6:30 AM when runners will gather in the parking lot near Cabriolet to pick-up their racing bibs and get loaded until shuttles bound for the starting line. The last shuttle will leave for the starting line at 7:20 AM.
The race will begin at 8 AM sharp. Runners can continue on the challenging Mid Mountain Trail until 3PM when the course officially closes. At 1 PM, runners will be invited to the base of the Canyons’ Orange Bubble chairlift for the official awards ceremony where awards will be given to the top three finishers for both men and women. The award ceremony will also feature the presentation of awards to the three top overall competitors in the Triple Trail Challenge. Awards for both the full, and half, marathons will be given to both men and women.
Hotels Park City – Park City Peaks Hotel
The Mid Mountain Marathon attracts runners from all over North America and the world. Taking part in this exciting and challenging run gives runners a unique chance to challenge themselves at higher altitudes and on difficult terrain. Park City Peaks Hotel is pleased to welcome runners, from all over the world, to our beautiful hotel.
Guests of Park City Peaks Hotel are invited to experience first class Park City accommodations located conveniently close to Deer Valley Resort and the Canyons. Our rooms treat guests to the heights of Park City luxury and provide you with astounding comfort, stunning views, and incredible service.
For added comfort, guests can book one of our suites located in The Canyons, or Deer Valley wings of our hotel. Our luxury suites give our guests additional space, king sized beds complete with Spring Air Illusion Pillow Top mattresses, comfortable queen sized sofa sleepers, and an in-room jacuzzi to relax in after you run a gruelling marathon through a mountain.
Book your stay online or contact us by calling 1-800-649-5012.