Park City XC Trail Half Marathon

PCXCTC presents its annual half marathon, benefiting Park City High School’s Boys’ and Girls’ Cross-Country teams!

The 2014 race will be on Saturday, October 4th. The gun will go off at 9:00 AM.

Important Race Information

  • Registration: Click here to register for the 2014 race on RunnerCard. Participants may also register in person (cash or check only) at packet pickup or on race day.

  • Cost: The cost to register is as follows:

    July 31 or earlier $40
    September 30 or earlier
    October 01 or later $60

  • Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be determined at a later date. It will likely be the week of the race at Park City High School.

  • Course Information: The race begins at 9:00 AM near Montage Deer Valley and ends at the base of Park City Mountain Resort. There will be an aid station around the six mile mark providing water, sports drink, gels, and bars.

  • Parking & Shuttling: Parking will be at the finish line at the base of PCMR. Runners will then be shuttled to the starting line. Talisker Mountain Realty's Empire Pass Sales Gallery will be nice and warm to keep runners comfortable until the race starts. Shuttles will run continuously from PCMR to the sales gallery from 7:15 to 8:15 AM. (Runners may also choose to arrive at the starting line independently.)

  • Restrooms: Please use the restrooms at the base of PCMR. The restrooms in the sales gallery will inevitably have extremely long lines.

  • Gear Drop: At the starting line, participants may drop additional gear at any time prior to the race to be taken back to the finish line. There will be another gear drop at the six mile aid station. Runners are encouraged to dress for the cold, then drop clothes as it warms up. Please do not leave valuables at the gear drops—PCXCTC is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

  • Awards & Raffle: Awards for top finishers include gift certificates to Jans Mountain Outfitters and to 2nd Track Sports; additionally, a raffle will be held at the end of the event to give away water bottles, clothing, outdoor gear, and other cool prizes!

Detailed Course Description

The course will begin near Montage Deer Valley at an elevation of 8,465 feet. The course climbs up a paved road approximately one third of a mile to Mid Mountain Trail. This is the only section of the race that is not on trail. On the climb up to the trail, the race will reach its highest elevation at 8,711 feet.

From there, the race runs along Mid Mountain Trail. This is a truly beautiful trail featuring breathtaking views as it winds through the Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort for the next nine miles. This stretch includes the aid station at the six mile mark, including a gear drop to drop extra clothes. The elevation change on this section of the run is minimal—less than 100 feet net elevation change per mile. The trail is well-marked, plenty wide, shaded in many sections, and downright awesome for running!

At an elevation of 8,104 feet, runners then turn down Armstrong for the best four miles of the race. Winding through aspen and pine trees, runners drop approximately 1,100 feet in the final four miles until reaching the finish at First Time Lift at an elevation of 6,902 feet.

Previous Years' Results

Click here to view results for the 2013 race.
Click here to view results for the 2012 race.