2017 Tulip Festival Half Marathon

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Spring at Thanksgiving Point means the Tulip Festival Race Series is finally here! Dust off your running shoes and come shake off the cobwebs of winter in one of our three Tulip Festival races. There’s the one-of-a-kind half marathon that actually runs through the Tulip Festival and inside the Ashton Gardens. It’s a challenging race that is equally as beautiful. The 5K and kid’s mile races does not run inside the Ashton Gardens but runners will still see some of the beautiful flowers throughout the Thanksgiving Point property. Come run with us this year! 

 

RACE RESULTS PROVIDED BY RUNSUM: http://runsum.com/results/results.php?raceid=280
Will be available shortly after the race. 

 

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 

All races begin and end at Electric Park, just west of the Museum of Ancient Life

Registration is now open on Active.com

Half Marathon

Begins at 7 am

This isn’t your average run through the Tulips and it’s definitely not a PR course! Runners of all abilities will be challenged and awed by this remarkably beautiful and jaw-dropping half marathon course. Runners will travel through the Thanksgiving Point 55-acre estate Garden (through over 250,000 tulips, over waterfalls, through the Italian, Secret, and Parterre Gardens), over 5 miles of paths through the meandering Thanksgiving Point 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, and crossing the Jordan River twice. You’ve got to see it to believe it! Are you up for the challenge?

See the full course map HERE

 Registration Fees

$65         by December 31

$75         January 1-March 31

$85         April 1 - April 28 (Late Registration - t-shirt size not guaranteed)

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5K

Begins at 8 am

If the half marathon isn’t your thing then be sure to sign up for Tulip Festival 5K. This run begins and ends at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park and is fun for the entire family. All participants receive a race shirt, medal, and the sheer satisfaction of running this amazing 3.1 mile race! The 5K is also a wheels-friendly run so strollers and other running aides are welcome. Be sure and stick around Electric Park for the post race party as well. 

See the full course map HERE

Registration Fees

$35         by December 31

$40         January 1-March 31

$45         April 1 - April 28 (Late Registration - t-shirt size not guaranteed)

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Kids 1-Mile Run

Begins at 9:30 am

The Tulip Festival Kids Run is a mile long race on the Thanksgiving Point property and is open to ages three and up. Each participant will receive a special Kids Race shirt and medal. All runners are also invited to the post race party!

See the course map HERE

Registration Fees

$15         by March 31

$20         April 1 - April 28 (Late Registration - t-shirt size not guaranteed)

 

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ABOUT THE RACE

Join us for Packet Pickup and the Tulip Festival Half Marathon Race Expo:

April 28th, 12 pm- 8pm 
Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

 

If you're interested in joining as a vendor for the Race Expo, download the application HERE

Half Marathon

Cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions:
Open Division:

  • 1st Place Male / Female: $500
  • 2nd Place Male / Female: $250
  • 3rd Place Male / Female: $150

A Champion’s Cup will be presented to the top overall Male and Female. Only one award per person will be awarded.

Master’s Division: Ages 40+

  • 1st Place Masters Male /Masters Female: $150

ALL Half Marathon finishers receive a custom finisher medals.

Age Division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions.

Age Divisions:
11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

 

5K

Cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions:
Open Division:

  • 1st Place Male / Female: $100
  • 2nd Place Male / Female: $75
  • 3rd Place Male / Female: $50

ALL 5K finishers receive a custom finisher medals.

Age division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions:

Age Divisions:
11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

 

Kids 1-Mile Run

ALL Kids 1 Mile Run Participants receive a custom finisher medals.

Awards will be given to the top three Male & Female finishers in each of the following age divisions:

Age Divisions:
5 & under, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.

Each Half Marathon registrant will receive:

  • Race tech T-Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 2 Complimentary Admission passes to the 2017 Tulip Festival

Each 5k registrant will receive:

  • Race tech T-Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 1 Complimentary Admission pass to the 2017 Tulip Festival

Each Kid's Run registrant will receive:

  • Cotton T-Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 1 Complimentary Admission pass to the 2017 Tulip Festival

We wish to thank our numerous volunteers for their time and efforts in providing the following aid stations. Please be courteous and express your appreciation to this wonderful group of volunteers.

 

Kids 1 Mile Run

Just like the big kids, kids participating in the 1 Mile Run will have a fully stocked aid station at the Water Tower (half-way point) as well as full access to all of the finish area goodies. The aid station will be stocked with water and POWERADE.

 

5K

In addition to the finish area, the 5K will have one aid station at mile 1.6 (same location as the Half Marathon) stocked with water and POWERADE.

 

Half Marathon

There are a total of nine aid stations including the finish area. Each aid station will be stocked with water and POWERADE.

GU will be provided at the following Aid Stations:

  • Crossing at Golf Course and Garden Paths: Aid Station: Miles 3.4, 6.2, 11.7 (Runners pass this aid station 3x.)
  • County Pavilion Aid Station (Hole 12/Jordan River Parkway): Mile 10.2

Bananas and oranges will be provided at the following Aid Stations:

  • Crossing at Golf Course and Garden Paths Aid Station: miles 3.4, 6.2, 11.7 (Runners pass this aid station 3x.)
  • County Pavilion Aid Station (Hole 12/Jordan River Parkway): Mile 10.2

Each aid station will be stocked with basic first aid supplies and have direct communication with emergency personnel.

 

Aid Station Locations

  • Mile 1.6: Thanksgiving Point Water Tower (5K and Half Marathon)
  • Mile 3.4: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 4.5: Ashton Gardens (Amphitheater)
  • Mile 6.2: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 8.4: Golf Course Club House
  • Mile 10.2: Pavilion (Hole 12 / Jordan River Parkway Trail)
  • Mile 11.4: Golf Course Club House
  • Mile 11.7: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 13.1-Finish: Thanksgiving Point Electric Park Facilities (All Runners)

 

Toilet Locations

  • Start: Start / Finish Area
  • Mile 1.6: Thanksgiving Point Water Tower
  • Mile 3.4: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 3.8: Thanksgiving Point facilities between Golf Course and Garden’s
  • Mile 4.5: Ashton Gardens (Amphitheater)
  • Mile 5.3: Thanksgiving Point Children’s Garden
  • Mile 6.2: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 8.4: Golf Course Club House
  • Mile 10.2: Pavilion (Hole 12 / Jordan River Parkway Trail)
  • Mile 11.4: Golf Course Club House
  • Mile 11.7: Crossing at Golf Course and Garden’s Paths
  • Mile 13.1-Finish: Start / Finish Area

 

The Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon is designed and supported for those runners maintaining at least a 16 minute mile pace (3 hour, 30 minutes total time). Aid Stations will be fully stocked and staffed along the course up to the 16 minute mile pace mark. Runners not maintaining at least a 16 minute mile pace will be kindly offered a ride to the finish area.

Consistent with industry standards, entry fees are non-refundable.

Runners unable to participate after registration fees have been submitted may opt to defer their registration to next year’s race or they may choose to transfer their registration to another participant via our transfer/deferral program. All transfers and deferrals must be completed in writing by April 16, 2017. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all transfers complete before February 12th, 2017. Registrations made between that date and March 12th, 2017 will incur a $15 transfer fee. Transfers made between March 13th and April 16th, 2017 will incur a $20 fee. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org by April 16, 2017, or online through your registration site. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all deferrals. 

Bib numbers may not be transferred, given, or sold to another participant after the transfer/change deadline. Consistent with race industry standards, attempting to sell or transfer a race entry/bib to another person/participant, and/or picking up another participant's race entry/bib for their use, or participate in a race using another participant's race entry/bib, will have said race entry/bib cancelled and/or revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund, and may not be allowed registration in future races at Thanksgiving Point.

If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged or lost, please call the Thanksgiving Point race committee at (801) 768-2300 or send an email to raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org

Course Questions/Comments/Suggestions:
Kendall Wimmer (RD)
kwimmer@thanksgivingpoint.org

Registration Questions/Issues Contact:
Kaylene Wells
Raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org

Vendor Information:
Summer Zemp
szemp@thanksgivingpoint.org

Volunteer Information:
Val Pahl
vpahl@thanksgivingpoint.org

Sponsorship Opportunities:
801-768-2300

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