Important Note: The courses are the same from 2010 Layton Marathon. The 2010 Half Marathon course changed in 2011 to include a bused out start for an upgraded Start to Finish instead of Out and Back course. It is must more scenic and fairly safer then a course that might cause a collision with Out and Back. In 2013 we added the Crazy Hair 10K/5K and Kids 1K Fun Run as well.
All Races have a chip start and finish to insure accurate times and places, except for the Kids 1K which will be more for fun. USATF requires the top three overall finishers to be measured based on a shot gun start in the situation there is a winner based on chip time that beats the overall finisher.
Layton Marathon Course Map
The elevation change through the entire 26.2 miles is around 200 feet of change. This represents an extremely flat course and the flatest in the state of Utah. Most races in Utah have several thousand feet of change. The lack of elevation change is one of the factors that gives the Layton Marathon the ability to be a World Record course and an Olympic Qualifier.
The Course Descriptions
The Layton Marathon is a bused out start that starts on Antelope Island around .8 of a mile from Fielding Gar Ranch. The island is home to over 600 head of Bison or American Buffalo that roam freely. At the start it crosses rolling hills on a paved surface with Bison, Deer and many other wild life on all around. On the east side of the marathon is the Great Salt Lake that reflects Layton City lights at the start and has a great sunrise on the lake. After 10 miles on Antelope Island the course then goes east across a 7 mile causeway that spans the Great Salt Lake on either side. The last miles of the course go into Syracuse City Farm areas and Layton City residential which finishes at Layton's Ellison Park.
The Half Marathon Course is a bused out course. Runners will start just East of Antelope Island Marina and run across the causeway that spans the Great Salt Lake, then continues into Syracuse City and Finishes in Layton City's Ellison Park.
The 10K/5K Course will be the same as 2010 with an out and back run starting where you will finish at the Finish Line. Please stay to the right side of the oncoming runners. This course is has views of residential homes and citizens of Layton City cheering you on. Generally the 10K and 5K are completed well prior to the Half or Full Marathon Finishes so they can watch those finish.
Crazy Hair 10K/5K (New in 2013)
We love theme races like our Legacy Midnight Run and Utah Santa Run Series of races. This will be the same course as the 10K/5K but just a short time after it starts. Traditionally these theme races bring all sorts of fun and crazy runners. We feel strongly that you will see a massive increase in participation in these distances with this theme.
1K Kids Fun Run (New in 2013)
We love to see kids run and be a part of the races in Utah. Kids races are fun and this one is Free with a separate paid Marathon registration. It is not officially timed but medals will be given from past Layton Marathons to those that finish. Everyone that registers gets a cotton t-shirt as well. Kids must be 12 and under to register and it costs $20 unless you are registering at the same time as a Full Marathon participant at which time it is free. Sorry no refunds for those that do not register with a Marathon participant and if the Marathoner does not register them when they register they will not get a free registration.
Finish Line Ellison Park
The Marathon Course finishes at Ellison Park in Layton, Utah. The Half, 10K, and 5K Start and Finish there. The Last marathon bus will leave at 5:00AM on Marathon Morning. The Half Marathon Course will be bused out this year as well. These buses will pickup participants and leave Ellison Park at 6:15AM. The map to Ellison is:
Images below from the Layton Marathon 2012
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