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

October 1st, 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) A mask is strongly recommended!

Race day Meeting time 8am Oct 2nd

Everyone MUST board the complementary bus at 8am 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.

Everyone MUST wear a mask in accordance with covid recommendations. The bus is a 71-seater and will operate at 50% 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 provided by Mountain Mobile Medicine. They are also offering IV hydration as well as wound care.

Start time 8:30am Full Marathoners will go first, followed by Half Marathoners

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, Tailwind and Wasatch Nectar.

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.

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

Cut off time A very liberal cut off time of 8 hours has been set.  This is the time limit for the Half and Full 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.

Finish Runners will receive a free event T-Shirt and winners will receive a unique award. Over $1000 in prizes are up for grabs thanks to our great sponsors.

First place for fastest male and female in each event receive running pants from Lululemon (valued at $128)

Spot prizes will be awarded from Annelies Arnica.  Be at Limelight Hotel at 5pm for 1 in 25 chance to win a free stay at the Limelight luxury Hotel.

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

After race function  Athletes & Supporters are invited to celebrate at 5pm at Limelight Hotel in Ketchum.

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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For those coming traveling to Ketchum

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