Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
4
The Dino Half is one of the best courses in Utah! Dress up or come ready to get your PR! We want to invite you, your friends, and family to the Dino Half! Enjoy the amazing sights and experience of the Dino Run in historic Vernal, UT. Vernal was dubbed … MORE
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    davethe10r FIRST-TIMER '19

    No real "race expo" -- just bib and bag pickup. Not a lot of swag. The starting area was cold, but they had space blankets and fire pits to help … MORE

    No real “race expo” — just bib and bag pickup. Not a lot of swag. The starting area was cold, but they had space blankets and fire pits to help us keep warm. The starting line was very narrow, and the blacktop in the first several miles was pretty pitted and potholey. After that, it got better. Most of the course is a nice gentle downhill — not so steep that it hurts, but enough to kind of pull you along. The Sprintasaurus challenge was kind of fun, though I wonder if running that half mile stretch so fast might’ve hurt my overall result. The last few miles flatten out some, and you turn a couple of corners and suddenly the finish line is there. Great finish line, great organization, very friendly volunteers. Overall a great race to run in May!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    splitter FIRST-TIMER '16

    I’ll admit I was a dinosaur obsessed kid and I totally did this race for the medal. I wish I could keep doing it every year but the travel was … MORE

    I’ll admit I was a dinosaur obsessed kid and I totally did this race for the medal. I wish I could keep doing it every year but the travel was a little nightmarish. Awesome course, shuttles to the start – it was quite cold but they had space blankets for everyone and fire pits going. I had fun the next day exploring the National Park and surrounding area.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    troll2069 FIRST-TIMER '15

    The run begins atop a mountain at 7000 feet and runs mostly downhill to about 5500 feet. There are some slight inclines, but the majority of the run is downhill. … MORE

    The run begins atop a mountain at 7000 feet and runs mostly downhill to about 5500 feet. There are some slight inclines, but the majority of the run is downhill. The medal is a big attraction here. It features a dinosaur on the front and the fossilized dinosaur on the reverse (because the run is near Dinosaur National Monument where there is a dinosaur quarry and fossils). Some people described inconsistencies in their bag from the expo. I received gloves, many others received gloves, but some who arrived even before us did not receive gloves. Another couple of ladies said they did not receive gloves, but they received headphones. There was also a pre-run post on Facebook regarding free photos, but apparently near race day the photographer pulled out and there was difficulty finding someone else to do free photos. There was someone who snapped a few photos at the start, but that’s all I saw. I would definitely do the run again for the medal and the course. I would also like to explore the dinosaur national monument, which I didn’t get to do this time due to time constraints with my travel.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4
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