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March Madness Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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March Madness Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Race Description

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K distances. Cash awards for overall Half marathon ONLY. 1st 2nd and 3rd male and female. 1st place $250, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100. Top 25 male and female half marathon runners, receive at Top 25 finisher hat.

550 W Pages Lane (West Bountiful City Park) Saturday March 7, 2020 at 9:00 am. Some of the proceeded go to the Bountiful Food Pantry. Last year we donated $2250 plus about 564 pounds of food. Race will still be mostly on Legacy Trail. This is the perfect race to train for your Half Marathon run for Oceanside 70.3. or any other half marathon or marathon. This course has almost the same elevation gain and loss as Oceanside. 

This race sells out every year so sign up quickly! We try to keep this race value priced and still have finisher medals and age group awards for all 3 races. This is a USATF sanctioned race. In an effort to keep this race affordable, Tshirts are not include in race entry fee. Shirts cost $10.00, if you want one. 

Course is out and back, fully supported with aid stations and porta potty. Finisher medals for all 3 events and overall and age group awards. Race is chip timed, with searchable Internet results. Race pictures for free, come join the fun.

Course records:

Half Marathon: Male, Jason Holt in 2019, 1:12:49. Female Emily Barrett in 2016: 1:21:56

10K: Male, Denver Blatter in 2019, 38:25. Female, Natalie Jensen in 2018: 42:33.

5K: Male, Golden Harper in 2017: 17:36. Female, Lauren Zimmer in 2019, 18:54.



2020 race guide.

RACE WILL BE HELD RAIN, SNOW, OR SHINE! Welcome to the 2020 March Madness Races.

Half Marathon runners competing for cash prizes, pleas read! Your time will be a gun start, not chip. This is in compliance with USATF. All half marathon runners competing for cash will line up at the starting line. 10K and 5K runners will not be allowed to be at the front of the starting line. 10K and 5K runners don’t worry, your time won’t start until you cross the start line.

Clothing drop. You may drop clothes at aid stations. After all races are complete, the aid station volunteers will return to the start, with the clothes. You can look through the dropped clothes for your items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen clothes, dropped at an aid station. Also, if you drop clothes at the first aid station, it could be 4 hours before your clothes are returned to the start as the first aid station, is also the last aid station. Drop clothes at your own risk.

Packet pick up will be Friday March 6th 2020 from 4-7 at Pizza Pie Cafe, in Bountiful. 370 W 500 S. You will get a discount ticket for the buffet. They have a salad bar and pasta bar. Pizza and pasta are my go to food before a race of half marathon distance or longer. There will be day of race packet pick up from 7:30 am- 8:30 am, at the race venue.

Race Day, please bring non-perishable food, to donate to Bountiful Food Pantry. Buy raffle tickets for great prizes, with money raised, going to the food pantry. Raffle tickets for prizes, can be purchased for $1.00 each or 15 for $10.00 or a ticket for each can of food. Prizes include a pair of season tickets to the Salt Lake Bees, 10 game vouchers to Salt Lake Bees, running shoes, gift cards, hoodies, etc.

Race location 550 W Pages Lane West Bountiful, Utah. There is also parking, north of this location at 1890 N 600 W. I recommend parking here because this is near the start and finish line. Both addresses are the West Bountiful Park.

Finisher medals and awards.

Each finisher of all distances will receive a finisher medal. Overall male and female 1st place winners of the half will receive a free pair of shoes from Altra. Overall male and female 1-3 for all 3 races will receive an award. Age group for the 5K is 0-35 male and female, 36 and over male and female,. 10K is the same as 5K. male and female. Half age group male and female 14-24 then each 5 year age group up to 60 and over. 25-29, 30-34 etc. Each age group winners, will receive a medal. After your race is over, we should be able to do awards pretty quickly. We won't require you to wait hours to get your award. Results are at

The part of the course that is on city streets, is OPEN to traffic. You MUST OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS. We will have a volunteer attempt to stop traffic at the start of the race, at key intersections on Pages Lane but remember to use caution while on city streets, at all times. On your way back to the finish line, pay special attention because there may not be volunteers to stop traffic. The course starts at 1810 N 600 W in West Bountiful, Utah. West on 1810 N to 600 W. Left on 600 W to Pages Lane. Right on Pages Lane to the Legacy Trailhead. Right on Legacy trail to mile 6.55 then back. IMPORTANT INFO. While on Legacy Trail, when you get to the tunnel that goes under Legacy Highway, continue under the highway. This area is a trail intersection, you can go 3 ways so go under the highway. We will have signs and spray chalk pointing the way. I hope to have a volunteer stationed there as well, if we have enough people to place there. At the 2nd aid station, you will need to make a right turn. There will be signs and people to help you but please remember 2nd aid station, turn right, do not go straight. Continue to mile 6.55 and turn around. When you come out of the tunnel under Legacy Highway, on your way back, keep right at the trail intersection. Just remember to reverse what you did running out. See maps on our Facebook Page. March Madness Half a Marathon and 5K. If it is snowing, remember to use good judgment and know your abilities. If you need to shorten the distance, please do. 5K runners run to mile 1.55 and turnaround, 10 runners run to mile 3.1 and turn around.


Aid stations at mile 1.33, 3.48, 6.55 9.64, and 11.78. We will have Gatorade and water at miles 1.33, 3.48, 9.64 and 11.78. Mile 3.48 and mile 9.64, will have gels. We will have water at mile 6.55. There will be porta potties at the aid stations, except at mile 6.55. 5K and 10K will only have one aid stations. Mile 1.33 but you will pass it twice. Once going out and once coming back.


All race distances will start promptly at 9:00 am. 5K and 10K courses are the same as Half but turns around at mile 1.55 for 5K and mile 3.1 for 10K on Legacy Trail. You may go down in distance but you can't go up. There will be pizza, water, and other food at the finish line. Pizza will arrive about 10:00 If you were in the 5K or 10K and want to wait, you will be allowed to have pizza.

IMPORTANT. As stated above, race will start at 9:00 am. It will be a chip start except for the half marathon runners competing for cash awards. We will only leave the chip start open for about 3 minutes after the last runner starts. So if you arrive at 9:10 and run, the chip start will be closed and your time will default to a gun start and you will already have 10 minutes added to your time. We do this so we can do awards quicker. If we leave the chip start open for 30 minutes, you have to wait 30 minutes after you finish, for your time to be final. To avoid all that, just be on time. Your time doesn't start, until you cross the start line except for runners competing for cash.


Thank you for your support. We have tried to keep this race at a reasonable price and still make enough money for the food pantry. See you at the races!



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  • Location: West Bountiful , UT 84087
  • Race Date: 03/07/2020 09:00 (Saturday)
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