Crandall Canyon Memorial Run
(1/2 marathon, 10k and 5k) Saturday, July 26, 2014 • Huntington, Utah On August 6, 2007 a collapse at the Crandall Canyon Mine trapped six miners. Ten days later on August 16, 2007 a second collapse killed 3 rescuers and injured numerous others. This event is in their memory. The first Crandall Canyon Memorial Run took place on August 1, 2009. The race takes place on a National Scenic Byway. The half marathon starts at the northwest corner of Cleveland Reservoir, running past Electric Lake and following world class fly fishing areas of the beautiful Huntington River. The 10k and 5k start along the river and all 3 races finish at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine road. This is a beautiful, fast down-hill course and is the highest 1/2 marathon in Utah, starting at 8800 feet (correct us if we’re wrong – we can’t find a higher race) Runners are encouraged to visit the monument at the mine entrance just up the canyon from the finish line as well as the monument in Huntington City.
Packet pickup will be at the Heroes Among Us memorial plaque. In years past, pickup has been at the Huntington City Park in past years. This is a new change this year. The Heroes is located by the Huntington Cemetery and Canyon View Junior High School in Huntington, Utah. The address to the Junior High School is 550 North 400 West Huntington, Utah. The pickup will allow runners to view the memorial and honor the miners. Please be courteous when parking your vehicle, especially if you park in the Cemetery. Pickup will be the morning of the race at 5:15 AM. Runners will be bused to the start of each race and back to the Heroes Among Us memorial after the races. Buses IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to increase the comfort of the runners and decrease traffic on the course, the buses will depart at 6:15 am. This puts packet pick up starting at 5:15 AM at the Heroes Among Us memorial. All else will proceed as scheduled. Races will begin as soon as the buses arrive at each start line (Half marathon first, 10k second, then 5k).
Also for the 2014 race, we have secured one spot in the St. George Marathon that will be given to one lucky Half Marathon runner! We will give out this spot on race day at the finish line. The lucky winner will have to pay the entrance fee, but they will receive a guaranteed spot in the race! This will go to one of our 2014 paid Half Marathoners. If you have already registered for the 5k or 10k, contact us to upgrade to the Half Marathon.
Half Marathon: $43
All event prices increase $5 After January 12, 2014 and another $5 2 weeks before event and another $5 for race day registration.
Please note that we offer no refunds, but we will offer a free transfer to next years event if notified 2 weeks before the event.
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Hotels and Accommodations
There are many places to stay in and around Huntington, UT. There are also many camping areas along the actual race course. Huntington State Park Huntington, UT Huntington State Park
San Rafael Bed and Breakfast 15 East 100 North Castle Dale, UT 435-381-5689
Village Inn Motel 375 East Main Castle Dale, UT 435-381-2309
Gilly’s Inn 15 North State Ferron, UT 435-384-3333
Greenwell Inn & Convention Center 655 East Main Price, UT 435-637-3520 firstname.lastname@example.org www.greenwellinn.com
Budget Host Inn & Campground 145 N Carbonville Rd. Price, UT (800)283-4768
Carriage House Inn – Best Western 590 East Main Price, UT (800)937-8376
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 838 Westwood Blvd. Price, UT (800)465-4329
National 9 641 West Price River Price, UT (800)524-9999
Super 8 Motel 180 North Hospital Drive Price, UT (800)800-8000 www.super8.com
National 9 & Campground 50 South 700 East Wellington, UT (800)524-9999
Nine Mile Ranch Bunk n Breakfast 25 Miles NE of Wellington In Nine Mile Canyon Wellington, UT (435)637-2572
Pillow Talk Motel 430 E. Main St. Wellington, UT (888)636-7706
Village Inn 307 S. Main Huntington, UT 84528 (435) 687-9888
Helper Roadhouse 255 South Main Helper, UT 84526 435-472-1017 email@example.com
Riverside Motel 69 North Main St. Helper, UT (877)901-2006
San Rafael Recreation Area Many campsites, tent pads, picnic tables, fire rings and pit toilets. There is no drinking water available. Camping facilities are provided at the San Rafael Bridge Recreation Site adjacent to the San Rafael River. The lofty escarpment to the north and large buttes to the east and west border the recreation site. No reservations are taken for these campgrounds. The swinging bridge located to the West was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938, and was the only bridge over the river until the early 1990s. Though you can no longer drive on it, it is perfectly safe to walk on. Visit BLM web page or call the Price BLM office at (435) 636-3600 for more information Primitive Camping in the San Rafael Primitive Camping is allowed in the San Rafael. Please camp in previously impacted areas and follow the leave no trace guidelines. Carry all water and wood and avoid building campfires.