Half Marathon

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 2,322 ft vertical climb

The Half Marathon course has 2,322 vertical climb over a beautiful single track loop. The forested trail has a race high point of 7,600 feet

The course follows a well-marked single track course markings will be Pink. Starting and finishing at Oregon Gulch.  Heading south along the river via the Saddle Trail, must go to turn around point. Then down towards Chocolate Gulch where you’ll find a full aid Station at Fox Creek. Head up and over the Oregon-fox connector mountain trail to a race high point of 7,600 feet.  Then down and over creek towards Oregon Gulch aid station and along the gentle terrain of Oregon Gulch trail to the finish.

Course map

Turn-by-Turn Directions 

  • Start Oregon Gulch
  • Run northwest on Saddle Trail.
  • Turn Right at T intersection and run .5 miles and go around turn around point. (tree)
  • Back down trail past T intersection (smile for the photographer) and go along Chocolate Gulch.
  • Keep left to take North Fork Loop.
  • Turn right onto Fox Creek Loop.
  • Run southwest on Fox Creek Loop.
  • Turn right onto Chocolate Gulch.
  • Turn left onto Oregon-Fox Connector.
  • Run north on Oregon-Fox Connector.
  • Turn right onto Oregon Gulch
  • Run through Finish/start area at Oregon Gulch

Elevation gain

Pre Race Meeting

Sept 30th, 6pm at Limelight Hotel Silver Creek B Conference room . 151 South Main Street, Ketchum, ID 83340

If you are coming from out of town and can not make it please email race director before Sept 30th, 5pm or we will automatically DNS you from the race and give your spot to the wait list.

Race day start times 9:05am (first wave) 9:40 (second wave)Oct 1st 2022

Everyone MUST board the complementary bus at 8:30am or 9am for 2nd wave from Big Wood School, 100 Saddle Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340 (opposite YMCA Ketchum) Please don’t be late, we can’t wait for you.

There is a bathroom at Guy Coles Skate Park. There is very limited parking at Oregon Gulch, and we have an agreement with the Forest Service that we will only use 5 spaces at the trail head. You can get picked up and dropped off at Oregon Gulch.

The bus is a 71-seater and will operate at 60% capacity. The bus ride will take 10 minutes.

The bus will return to Oregon Gulch approximately 12:00pm and 1:00pm to bring you back to Big Wood. There will also be a third bus picking up those arriving at finish line later.

Start/ Finish at Oregon Gulch. There is a bathroom at the Trail Head, Aid Station & First Aid.

Start time 9:05am First Wave, 9:40am 2nd Wave

Make sure you are checked in or you will get a DNS (Did not start)

Bib number must be worn at all times, preferably on the front.

Aid stations Aid stations are at Mile 4.5, Mile 10, Mile 13.1, Providing energy food such as bananas, fitness bars, H20, isotonic drinks and Support

Thanks to Atkinsons Market.

This procedure is contactless. The volunteers leave on the table at aid station and the runner picks up the drink or fuel in front of them.

Gear Drop During the race as you warm up, you may drop extra clothes at mile 4.5 aid station. Please name your items beforehand and remember to collect all personal belongings at the Finish line.

Race rules:

No dogs, leashed or unleashed, will be allowed along the course.

CREWING IS PERMITTED ON LAST 3 MILES OF THE COURSE ALONG OREGON GULCH TRAIL TO FINISH LINE

Be prepared for the weather! Rain, Hail or Snow is possible in October. Bring a extra layers and wet weather gear. There is also a possibility of Smoke from wildfires. You can view air quality with this website https://air-quality.com/place/united-states/blaine-county/60acab98?lang=en&standard=aqi_us If the AQI is over 185 at 7am on Oct 1st the race will be called off. The race director has final call.

Cut off time A liberal cut off time of 6 hours has been set.  This is the time limit for the Half Marathon participants to reach the finish line for an official finish. If the participant has not reached the finish line by that time. Help will be provided to reach the finish line. If the participant refuses help and decides to go on without help.  He/she takes full responsibility for their actions. All runners must follow these instructions.

Photos Race photographer from Smileys Mountain Photo will be at mile 5 and finish to capture the moment, photos can be downloaded for free in low resolution from the website, prints and high-resolution digital copies can be purchased online.

Prizes Runners will receive a free event T-Shirt, prizes will be awarded to top three runners and spot prizes will be given out.

Fastest Male and Female of the day win a free stay at Limelight Hotels. Thanks to Limelight Hotels for their support.

Athletes and Supporters receive 20% off all hotel bookings at the Limelight Hotel Use this link when booking

Our goal is to raise money for Higher Ground Website, 10% of proceeds will be donated to this worthy cause.

Kate Puddy the Membership and Fundraising Coordinator for the Wood River Trails Coalition. Will be at the pre race meeting. Wood River Trails Coalition is a trail stewardship organization working to create, maintain and sustain the trails in the Wood River Valley for all users. Please consider becoming a member Website

Legends Never Die operate under a special use permit from the US Forest Service.

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