Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
2.5
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
2.3
SWAG
1.8
Run13 is excited to invite you to the Hobbler Half Marathon and 5K. This mostly downhill half marathon course is perfect for the rookie half marathoner and a great way for the experienced runner to achieve a new PR. The half marathon course is USATF certified. The start line begins … MORE
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    pacificcreek2105 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    ** Updated review. Shortly before the race the race org sent out an email that the medals were delayed due to 'supply chain' issues. Since the race they have not … MORE

    ** Updated review. Shortly before the race the race org sent out an email that the medals were delayed due to ‘supply chain’ issues. Since the race they have not responded to any runners via email or social media. I have run a ton of races and don’t care about the medal but to a first timer that medal is very meaningful. I would avoid this race and run13 in general. Very poorly run organization.

    I love this race. It is an easy sloping downhill course. The scenery is beautiful! It is a small race but they do a GREAT job with volunteers and course support. The only problem is that his is not a full 13.1 miles. I ran it in 2021 and thought I had a watch glitch as it ended up short. I ran it again this year and came up .11 miles short of the 13.1 miles. I compared notes with several friends and none of our watches got to the half marathon distance. This is easily fixed by run13. Hopefully next year the course will be the full 13.1 miles.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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    BeckyElliott FIRST-TIMER '22

    It is true that this is a mostly downhill half marathon, but it is not well-organized. There are buses that take runners to the start line. Be sure to get … MORE

    It is true that this is a mostly downhill half marathon, but it is not well-organized. There are buses that take runners to the start line. Be sure to get on an early bus. However, there is a significant wait at the starting area until the race starts (not ideal). The race organizers are not forthcoming about planning mishaps or mistakes. Most runners would understand if they were told that the finisher medals were never shipped. However, this race kept promising to send them, promising that they were on their way, promising… Just be up front and own your mistakes!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    1

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    JoshuaFrandsen FIRST-TIMER '22

    I paced this race for the 2hr runners and if I am being honest I probably wouldn't fork out the money to run this race as the production was very … MORE

    I paced this race for the 2hr runners and if I am being honest I probably wouldn’t fork out the money to run this race as the production was very low quality in comparison to other Half Marathons and Marathons I have ran in the state of Utah. If I did pay to run this Half Marathon it’s probably because it’s my first one or I am a local to Springville and want to support and showcase the community to others. Since I was a pacer this doesn’t bother me too much but they did not have medals ordered and delivered in time for the finishers so no medals were awarded at the finish and instead we received an email the day before explaining this so not sure if they intend to ship medals to all participants but that’s going to a cost a pretty penny if they do. This race has great potential with its backdrop, seriously the view are spectacular down the whole canyon, but I think they need a new director or possibly some bigger sponsors to come in to help make this race what it could be.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2
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    davethe10r REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This was my third year in a row running the Hobbler Half Marathon. This race is (usually) held the first Saturday in July, and winds its way down scenic Hobble … MORE

    This was my third year in a row running the Hobbler Half Marathon. This race is (usually) held the first Saturday in July, and winds its way down scenic Hobble Creek Canyon. This year’s race felt like it was warmer than past years, but maybe I’m just getting crotchety in my old age.

    The first nine miles are great, going from the road to a nice paved trail that follows Hobble Creak out of the canyon. Beautiful ranches (many with impressive, ostentatious homes) line the left-hand side of the road. The trail is well maintained and just as scenic, with bridges and some rolling hills thrown in to keep things interesting.

    Once you leave the canyon, the course winds through hayfields and suburban neighborhoods. Though it feels like the course flattens out at this point, my Strava record of the race shows that the gentle downhill continues pretty much all the way to the finish line. My Garmin pegged the starting line at 5,700 and the finish line at 4,670, with a total net loss of just over 1,000 feet. Total climb: 117 feet. (Your mileage may vary, void where prohibited.)

    The race volunteers are friendly, the hydration tables well stocked. The finish line featured Fat Boy ice cream bars and made-to-order French toast (though no chocolate milk). Medals and shirts are both high quality and well designed. This year’s “THOU SHALT RUN” medal was almost a work of art. Overall, the Hobbler is an enjoyable, well organized race. The downhill has PR potential without jacking up your quads for the next three days. I’d highly recommend it.

    Second in my age group, two years in a row! w00t!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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