Dimple Dell Half Marathon

Sandy, UT, USA
14 Oct, 2023 (Sat)

Trail running

21.1 km


About the event

Why should I sign up for this race?

Beautiful course, free breakfast, good company, race photos, custom locally made finisher medal and awards, amazing raffle, friendly competition, performance t-shirt, and swag. What more could you want? Really if you can think of something let us know and we will try to get it!

Dimple Dell is located in the heart of Sandy City. You will forget you are running in a city as you take in the beautiful fall colors and awesome vistas of the mountains. A rolling race with a few climbs. Great trails in an amazing canyon make Dimple Dell a classic

Please check out the website for all the info you will need. Ask us if you have any questions, Happy Trails!


The 5k starts off in Lone Peak Park and right away you cross 2 beautiful bridges. You then take the loop trail offering a great view of the canyon below and above you. You finish your run on a fantastic wood chipped trail that feels great to run on.

3.1 miles and +220 ft elevation total

87% Trail, 13% Paved

*There will be Trail Marshals positioned at major intersections to prevent you from getting lost or cutting!

No cutoff time, we want everyone finishing even if it means walking.

Youth Registration
Same as normal registration your child will receive a medal and shirt. We honestly will lose money with offering registrations this cheap but we know it can be expensive to sign up the whole family. My wife is a Kindergarten teacher who loves kids and I am a Personal Trainer who strongly believes in children staying active due to childhood obesity drastically increasing. Tell those kids to step away from the video games and go running! We would love to see our 5ks filled with families.

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts off with a loop around Lone Peak Park and drops into Dimple Dell onto a fantastic wood chipped trail that feels great to run on. You follow this trail over a bridge in a really scenic area. Eventually you go underneath another bridge in another area that usually has great fall colors this time of year. Make your way through a nice part of the canyon which includes our favorite bridge and under an awesome tunnel which pops you out at the Wrangler Aid Station.

After you leave the station you will drop down into the canyon running along a trail overlooking the canyon floor. You will have great views of the beautiful Fall colors here. You start the biggest climb of the race and top out to a beautiful vista at Granite Park. You then make your way through the field and park to Granite Park Aid Station.

You leave on the Rim Trail offering great views of the canyon and mountains. Follow this wonderful wood chipped trail all the way to your next aid station. After arriving at the Wrangler Aid Station again it is a straight shot back to Lone Peak Park where you will finish!

This course takes place on a lot of wood chipped trails making this a very good race for runners looking at trying their first trail race as well as experienced trail runners looking to go fast!

Start to Aid 1 - 3.4 miles +282/-132 ft (Has bathrooms)

Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 4.1 miles +608/-225 ft (Has bathrooms)

Aid 2 to Aid 3 - 2.8 miles +58 ft/-446 ft

Aid 3 to Finish - 2.7 miles +110/-258 ft

13.1 miles and +1,085 ft elevation total
89% Trail, 11% Paved

*There will be Trail Marshals positioned at major intersections to prevent you from getting lost or cutting!

No cutoff time, we want everyone finishing even if it means walking.


October 9th 2020 starts and finishes at Lone Peak Park 10140 S 700 E, Sandy UT 84070
Half Marathon will start 7:30 am
5k will start 8:00 am

Packet Pickup

Friday pickup 3 pm to 6 pm at the Draper Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 6:00 am.

We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes before their races start time to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 10 minutes before each start time.

Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal along with goods from sponsors.

Post Race Breakfast
Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.

Overall male and female for 5k and Half Marathon will receive a custom locally made plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place with gift cards as well!

Age Division medals will also be handed out to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in these age groups: >20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Free Photos
Xotio Media will be on the course taking photos as well as the finish line. Photos will be hosted on their website providing easy access for downloads using bib recognition. We will NOT put a logo or watermark on your picture. Instead of ruining your picture with our logo we would rather rely on you telling your friends and family about our races!

Finish Line​
Awards ceremony will be held when we have our winners. Revive Sport & Spine will be there to help with your aches and pains post race, Dr. Reheisse is amazing! We will also have a Photo backdrop for pictures with friends and family as well as Cornhole, our favorite game!​

Free parking, there is about 50 spaces in the corner of the park we start at. Once that fills you can park in any of the 3 other parking lots which total about 150 spaces. If you can car pool or be dropped off every little bit helps!

Word of mouth
Your friends and family are the best way to promote this race. Running is much more fun with a buddy!

These events are not possible without help! To show our appreciation all volunteers will receive a free race entry for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.

Late Registration
Begins September 20th and closes October 8th at 9:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after September 20th will be able to order a shirt. We will order extra to do our best to accommodate late registration. If we do not have your size or you do not want a shirt you can use code NOSHIRT at checkout for $10 off registration.

Same Day Registration
Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 9:59 pm

Average high is 65*F and average low is 47*F on October 9th

Race Director - Don Hantla
[email protected]


Due to our races utilizing beautiful and amazing trails we are limited on how many runners we can have. This is because of trail usage, parking, facilities, and permits needed to make these events happen.

Half Marathon runner cap - 300
5k runner cap - 150


Happy Trails Running started in 2019 and hosts a new series of races focusing on beautiful scenery and amazing courses. We believe in promoting and using local businesses for support and supplies. Our finisher medals are custom made right here in the USA. We want to make races that are affordable and provide a great experience for runners of all skill levels.

We have no time limits on our races with the marathon being the exception. All of our races are much smaller with limited amounts of runners so we do not overwhelm the trails. Quality over quantity!

These races feature our favorite trails along the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with a distance and difficulty level for everyone. Whether you are doing your first 5k, half marathon, marathon, or running as a team, we hope you will enjoy these awesome races!

Races offered by this event

You have 3 weeks to prepare

1/2 Marathon

14 Oct, 2023 (Sat)
Trail running
21.1 km
1 ft Elevation gain
On site
Single loop