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Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.7
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
The Thankful 13 Half Marathon & 5K is Utah’s ONLY Thanksgiving Half Marathon race! Turkey trot your way to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah to enjoy one of our amazing races! This year you can choose between the beautiful Half Marathon, the *NEW 10K, the 5K, and the Kid’s Run. … MORE
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    Whitney12 FIRST-TIMER '16

    This race has some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. It had snowed the night before so it was very cold, but I warmed up throughout the run. … MORE

    This race has some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. It had snowed the night before so it was very cold, but I warmed up throughout the run. The good thing about running there is the humidity is low so even though it was cold, it didn’t feel too cold. There’s a huge hill at the end that was challenging, but other than that, it’s a flat course.

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    2
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    alaskey FIRST-TIMER '19

    I love Runtastic Events--they put on a great production no matter which race you run. I tend to volunteer at the Thankful 13 (every hour you volunteer is an 20% … MORE

    I love Runtastic Events–they put on a great production no matter which race you run. I tend to volunteer at the Thankful 13 (every hour you volunteer is an 20% off a race!!) and did again this year at Packet Pickup. This also is a good opportunity for me to appreciate what it feels like when there is a crowd at the table and the volunteers are going as fast as they can…calm down people! Don’t shout out your numbers, hand them to me so I can read them (ps, please write legibly and preferably in numeric order if there is more than one!!). After 6 hours of volunteering, I went home to sleep before the race. A huge snowstorm was headed in so I didn’t know what to prepare for. Next morning, it was cold and snowing in parts of the valley but not at the race start (just snow showers). You can hang out with the heaters and fire pits in the garage until race time which was nice. The race starts out in Thanksgiving Point and then winds its way through the golf course before connecting to the Jordan River Trail. This is wonderful because it’s paved, scenic and relatively flat (some tough, short inclines were icy so you had to go slow). As you start, the crowd thins (this is a huge race since there is a distance for the whole family, there are lots and lots of people). Running along the river is quiet and pretty. There are dozens and dozens of thankful signs which are nice distractions and humbling to read (“Thankful for a cancer free year” made me tear up…wow I have it easy). You come off the trail to run through some quiet neighborhoods and since it’s Thanksgiving morning there is hardly any traffic at all. After a few miles in the neighborhoods, you rejoin the Jordan River Trail and head back. There are some underpasses that were a little icy so you had to be careful. I made the mistake of worrying too much about wet feet and chose to run in trail shoes which beat the crap out of my feet since I was running on pavement. There is a small segment of the JRT trail that you double back on (it’s sort of a squished figure 8 course with a stick in the middle that is out and back) and then you veer across the river to make it to the finish line. We were lucky and it was only snow showers and cold but not freezing cold…until literally the last 0.2 miles. Uphill into a head wind…ooph! Cross the finish line and get an incredible medal (Runtastic does the best medals!). Hot chocolate, rolls and pumpkin pie were waiting in the garage out of the wind. Age group winners (yea!) got another huge medal and a turn on the podium (it’s the little things that make me happy!). Overall winners took home Thanksgiving feasts. Parking is abundant and free–all the businesses in the area are closed for Thanksgiving so literally you could choose just about anywhere and you were in easy walking distance of the start/finish.

    I can’t say enough great stuff about Runtastic Races. If you can’t run them, volunteer…these ladies run a great show. And check out their Black Friday pricing! You can buy a pass to ALL their races at a huge discount, or buy a trilogy pack (they have special medals for those who run 3 in a calendar year).

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    RedjacketRunner FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a great course to PR on. It's not an all downhill race like many in Utah so you can run fast and still walk around normal at Thanksgiving … MORE

    This is a great course to PR on. It’s not an all downhill race like many in Utah so you can run fast and still walk around normal at Thanksgiving dinner 😉 It’s pretty flat with some really small rollers interspersed throughout the race. It’s a loop course with plenty of parking at the start/finish. There are free race photos, free massages, and finish line food included cake! The shirt is a soft, long sleeve shirt that I wear often. They also gave out gloves with touch-screen compatible fingers and the race logo on them in the race bag. The medal was huge and blingy and included people’s thankful items they submitted during race registration. All along the course were signs with more items that people had said they were thankful for. It was a great theme! The weather was ideal- overcast and cool without wind. Race results were instant, packet pick up was a piece of cake, nice expo. I don’t have any complaints for this race. It was well run. I’d totally run it again!

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