Skyline Mountain Marathon
Thank you for taking the time check out the Skyline Mountain Marathon. This is not an average marathon. With it’s quad burning course, almost 5000 ft climbing, and the mind blowing views, this is one race you will never forget. Don’t believe us? Just ask someone who has run it.
Let’s not beat around the bush, the full marathon distance of the Skyline Mountain Marathon is brutal. That being said, it is one of the most beautiful trail running events you will ever participate in.
Starting near North Fork Park, Liberty UT, the course points directly uphill. In the shadow of the famous Ben Lomond Peak, yes famous, you will twist and turn on the switchbacks for 6 miles before arriving at the “saddle” where you will connect to the Skyline Trail and be greeted by Aid Station #1.
From Aid Station #1 runners will turn southeast and head toward the North Ogden Divide. This section of the trail is fast and almost completely downhill. At different points on this trail you will have views reaching all the way to the Salt Lake Valley.
Aid Station #2 will be located at mile 12.1.
From Aid Station #2 your quads will hate you because you point up hill again. Following the South Skyline Trail, runners will head south toward Windsurfers Beach.
Aid Station #3 will be located at the top of this climb, roughly 3 miles from Aid Station #2. Aid Station #3 offers a beautiful view of Ogden Valley, just before you start to head downhill toward Pineview Reservoir.
Aid Station #4 is located at the Windsurfers Beach. From here you will face what many call the most torturous section of the entire race. You will follow the Pineview Trail along the shoreline of Pineview Reservoir, connect to the North Arm trail and finish in “downtown” Eden at Eden Park.
Rules & Regulations
If for some reason you need to withdrawal from the race, you need to let the volunteers at the aid station know. We so not recommend withdrawing while up on the skyline trail. If you do that, you will still need to walk down. If you are unable to go further, ask another runner to inform the aid station that you are in need of help. In this situation search and rescue will be called out to extract you from the mountain.
I know this is a tough subject on both sides, but the answer is no. Dogs are not allowed to run with you during the event. We love them to, but there is just to much potential for problems. And yes, we know your dog would never do that and is the best behaved dog on the trail, but even if this really is the case, the answer is still not. Feel free to bring them on all your training runs, just dont bring them on race day. Thanks for understanding.
Pacers are welcome to run with you from Aid Station #2 (North Ogden Divide Parking Lot). But they can not start with you. And if they are pacing you please remind them that they did not pay for the race, so please go easy on the aid station grub.
Headphones are welcome, but we recommend that you keep them at a decent volume or keep one ear free, so you can hear whats going on around you. We don’t want you to wet yourself when someone comes up behind you or even worse, not hear a rattle snake or a moose that has it out for you.
There will be food, goodies, music and good times to be had at the finish line.
Full Marathon: $100
1/2 Marathon: $90