The Utah Half

2019 Registration is Open!!!


Saturday, JuNE 22 2019, 7:15 aM

Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint

(Olympic & Sprint info at the bottom)

The crowning and longest multisport event on the Wasatch Front … 
RaceTri is excited to announce a new venue location for the annual UTAH HALF long course triathlon … a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run triathlon. If you are a seasoned triathlete, put this into your schedule and experience an amazing event. Or if you are looking to jump up from sprint and olympic distances, this is your graduation present. The long course triathlon requires more training and intensity but as many will attest, the satisfaction of completing one is also increased. Are you ready to go long … the long course?  
Swim 1.2 Miles
For you veterans of the Utah Half Long Course this swim will be a new experience for you! Now swimming in gorgeous, pristine mountain water, you are going to love this swim! The temperature will be in the low to mid 60s, a wetsuit is HIGHLY recommended. Conditions are often perfect for an open water PR out of the Rock Cliff Marina. Athletes will complete two .6 Mile loops around a traditional triangle course.  
rock cliff triathlon - swim
Bike 56 Miles. Map My Run interactive map CLICK HERE
Maps & Elevation
This is a 55.87 mi route in Heber, UT, United States. The route has a total ascent of 2526.69 ft and has a maximum elevation of 7,508.43 ft. The great news about this course is after mile 40 it’s all downhill to the finish! You really could coast all the way, and save some juice in those legs for the 13.1 run or if you are feeling strong you could really lay down some super fast splits for the last 16 miles. Either way you are going to love the views of this beautiful country valley, mountains, rivers and gorgeous vistas! Follow the RaceTri red arrows. 
There will be one aid station that you will pass 4 times on this course. It is located where lower river road meets Hwy 35. Athletes will pass the aid station at approx Mile 7, Mile 24.5, Mile 31, Mile 48. If you want to send a drop bag with any special nutrition with our aid station volunteers you can drop it off at check in on race morning. Water will be available at this aid station. 
 Run 13.1 Miles 
Maps, Elevation, & Aid Station 
Interact with the 13.1 Run Map CLICK HERE
This is our favorite run course in the entire RaceTri line up! There is nothing quite like gliding across the wooden boardwalks that span across streams fed by mountain glaciers.Find cool shade under the canopy of trees. The terrain gives athletes a total of 564 feet of elevation gain across the two loop course. Follow the RaceTri green arrows. 
Aid Stations: Approx Mile 2.5, 4.5, 5, 6.5, 9, 11, 11.5, 13 (Subject to change) Menu: Water, Gatorade, Gu, Coke,  
 Race Central & Transition Area 
This race is a two transition area event. With the Transitions about 1 mile apart. 
Is located by the boat ramp in the parking lot of the Rock Cliff Marina. It is close to the water exit so that athletes have a short run from the water to the bike mount. Athletes will bring a drop bag (or use a race issued garbage bag) labeled with their race number to put all their swim gear into after they are finished with the swim. The RaceTri crew will then take all of the athlete swim gear to the finish line 1 mile down the road.   
The second transition will be located at Finisher field aka Race Central. After the 56 mile bike athletes will cross the bridge and bike into this second transition area where their Run gear will be located. See the map below.  
Parking in Francis on Saturday morning & Getting Set Up: 
When you arrive on Saturday: 
1. If Alone – Drive past the Rock Cliff turn off up to the very small city of Francis. Turn right on Spring hallow Road, find parking on the left and then get your gear on your back and coast downhill 3.5 miles to Packet Pick up (Check in and get your timing chip & Body Marked – Dont forget your ID & USAT CARD), Set up T2 (All the Run Stuff), and then bike 1 mile to T1, set up swim/bike stuff and be ready to race! The Pre Race Briefing will be at T1 by the water. 
2. If Friend or Loved one is driving – Friend can drop you with your stuff at the turn off into Rock Cliff. (Friend will go park car in Francis and take shuttle down, no bikes allowed on shuttle). Once you are dropped off bike less than a mile to the Packet Pick up (Check in and get your timing chip & Body Marked – Dont forget your ID & USAT CARD), Set up T2 (All the Run Stuff), and then bike 1 mile to T1, set up swim/bike stuff and be ready to race! The Pre Race Briefing will be at T1 by the water. 
Rock CLiff Parking
To pick up your packet you must have your PHOTO ID and USAT card. Registered Athletes will receive Packet Pickup dates and details in an email approximately a week before the race. Your friend cannot pick up your packet for you – there are no exceptions to this rule.
5:00 AM – Body Marking/Timing Chip distribution, Transition Area Opens & Packet Pick up available (You are highly encouraged to pick up your packet before race day!)
6:15 AM – Packet Pick up CLOSES PROMPTLY
6:30 AM – Race Director Briefing – Mandatory
7:15 AM – Race Begins Wave Start TBA
                  Swim Cut Off 8:50 AM
                  Bike Cut Off 12:50 PM
                  Run Cut Off 3:50 PM
                  Failure to enter the transition area before the Cut Off time will result in a DNF – coverage & course support will not be provided after those times.
1:00PMish – The Awards Ceremony (Premium Awards, 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall/age groupers, and Triple players presentation – those who completed a sprint, olympic, and the Utah Half with RaceTri)
AWARDS & SWAG – All finishers will receive an AWESOME colorful
custom die cast medal. That’s one heavy medal! The top 3 overall and in the age groups listed below will receive a custom Utah Half 1st 2nd or 3rd place medal
Clydesdale 220lbs+           It takes a “small” army to manage the awards
Athena 165 lbs+

Swim Caps & WETSUITS 

Wetsuit is mandatory. The water temperature is in the low 60s therefore we highly recommend swimming with a neoprene swim cap or at least multiple swim caps to add some insulation warmth. The Swim caps issued can then be worn on the outside.


Only athletes are allowed in the transition areas, please instruct family members and friends to stay outside of the transition area.


Electronic chip timing of the event will be provided. All participants will be timed and provided with 5 split times (swim, T1, Bike, T2, Run). Instructions for chip use will be provided at the pre-race briefing. A lost or misplaced timing chip will result in a $20 fee.


Spectators will park at Francis and take the shuttle into the park. While the shuttle is free it is $2 per person to enter the park (This park fee for athletes is part of the registration fee and therefor will not be charged) However spectators will be asked by the shuttle driver for the park fee. Exact change is appreciated. The shuttle will run constantly throughout the day between the francis parking lot and Race Central.


Athletes can take the shuttle to Francis, get their vehicle, drive to Race Central, retrieve their race stuff and exit. Please be very careful as racers and pedestrians may still be very active.

Relay Teams

The “biker” Relay team member will wait inside the transition area at the bike rack location where the “swimmer” will transfer the timing chip from one team member to another. The “runner” relay team member will be waiting in the same place for the “biker” to return.  Each team will be issued one timing chip, one swim cap, and one bib number.

Refund: There will be no refunds, no exceptions.
Transfers: There are no transfers (giving up your spot to another person), except for relay team members – *see note below.
Deferrals: Deferrals for medical reasons will be handled on a case by case basis. 

*Those on relay teams must find a replacement.  There are no refunds or deferrals for relay teams or team members.

Same Day Registrations: There will be NO same day registration.

If you know someone who will be at the race cheering you on and they can lend a helping hand with front row race action as a volunteer please have them contact:


Finish line hydration and goodies will be available for athletes.


For common USAT violations please see our BLOG CLICK HERE

This is a USAT sanctioned event. For questions regarding USAT rules, regulations, insurance and membership click on the link: download the complete set of USAT rules CLICK HERE


We are pleased to be able to offer these additional distances at this Toughman Utah Half event. This is a fantastic course and being part of the crowning multisport event on the wasatch front is exciting and noteworthy for those not quite ready to go the full half iron distance yet. Become familiar with the above instructions as they will apply to the sprinters and olympic racers with the exception of the maps. We will post the maps below. If you are familiar with the old Rock Cliff Triathlon then you are familiar with these maps:

Olympic Bike & Run

Please watch for signage on the course as some adjustments will be made; RED Signs indicated Bike directions, Green signs indicate Run directions.


RaceTri has a no Refund Policy – If something comes up, and you can’t race, please reach out and contact us and we will see what we can do to partially defer your entry fee to another race. No deferment will be made if the request is made within 7 days of the race.