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Handcart Days Races

Handcart Half, Frontier 5K, Pioneer Pete 1K
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Handcart Days Races

July 18, 2020

Handcart Half – 6:00 AM
Frontier 5K – 7:00 AM
Pioneer Pete 1K – 7:45 AM








Handcart Half Marathon
Now – May 10:
May 11 – June 7:
June 8 – June 28:
June 29 – July 15:
After July 15:
Family 5K
Now – May 10:
May 11 – June 7:
June 8 – June 28:
June 29 – July 15:
After July 15:
Pioneer Pete 1K
Now – May 10:
May 11 – June 7:
June 8 – June 28:
June 29 – July 15:
After July 15:

Platinum and Gold Sponsors

Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Packets are available for pick up on Friday, July 17 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM or Saturday July 20 from 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM (the morning of the race) in the Bountiful Junior High gym (attached to the SDRC building), located at 550 North 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010. Runners may pick up packets in the Bountiful Jr. High gym, please bring receipt and / or photo ID. Packets will include race shirts, pre-race snacks, sponsor swag, race bibs & timing chips. Your bib and timing chip is assigned to you specifically; you cannot exchange your bib or chip with other runners.

Parking is allowed in our facility parking lot. We encourage parking in nearby neighboring roads, or Meadowbrook Elementary (695 North 325 West, Bountiful, Utah).

Course Details and Map

Event details and schedule

Packet Pick-up:
Friday, July 17th at the SDRC from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.
Saturday, July 18th at the SDRC, 5:00 am until 6:30 am.

Race Start Times:

  • HandCart Half Marathon 6:00 am (Early start @ 5:30am. Designed for the slower runner (14 min/mile +) Not eligible for awards.)
  • Frontier 5K 7:00 am
  • Pioneer Petes 1K 7:45 am

Runners receive:

  • Polyester gender specific technical running shirt
  • Custom race bib
  • Post-race drinks and snacks
  • Sponsor swag and free samples

Be prepared for any kind of weather. We will hold the race – rain or shine!!

Handcart Half Marathon

Our half marathon course is a great course! It’s not your typical “downhill canyon” Utah course, but we think that’s what makes it great! It’s mostly flat, with a few slight inclines. (Total gain: 187 ft / Total descent: 161 ft). You’ll get to head out to the legacy trail for about 5 miles of the half and you’ll head back through the beautiful city streets of Farmington, Centerville and Bountiful! The race starts at 6:00am so you can beat the heat of July!

  • There is an option of a 5:30am start time that you may select at time of registration. If you early start, you WILL NOT be eligible for overall and division prizes or awards.
  • Porta-potties, water and first aid stations be provided.

Click Here for Course Map

Frontier 5K

This is the course we use for all of our 5K races! If you’ve run with us before, it’s fairly easy…. All right hand turns and pretty flat! There will be one aid station about ½ way through which will provide water, Gatorade and first aid to any in need. It is located half way through the race at Porter Lane (1600 N) and Main Street. We do not close any roads for our races, please be safe and know the course!

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Pioneer Pete 1K

For the 1K, it’s also all right turns! Pioneer Pete will lead the way for all 1K runners. The 1K starts in the parking lot behind our facility. Look for a large sign, that says “1K START” which will be right near the bowery’s north end. The route goes around our facility and ends back in the same parking lot it started in. We ask that all 1K racers stay on the sidewalk, know where to go (the course), and have an adult accompany them if they are under 5 years old. All 1K racers should pay extra close attention to our parking lot entrances! We have volunteers staffed there to direct traffic, but racers need to be aware of their surroundings and cars.

Click Here for Course Map

Awards and Prizes
Participant Prizes
Regardless of when you and partner cross the finish line (together or not) you will get the following:

  • Polyester gender specific technical running shirt (long sleeve)
  • Unique finisher medal
  • Custom race bib
  • Post-race drinks and snacks
  • Sponsor swag and free samples

Winners Prizes
Awards will be given out at approximately 10:00 AM. 10″ cowbells  for overall winners in each category and belt buckle awards will be given to the division winners. Prizes for the 1K division will be bolo ties for division winners. We separate the 1K into age groups for anyone under 14 years old, so kids can see where they placed competitively.

Here are the divisions (male/female) for the 5K and Half:

Age Group:
14 & Under
15 – 18
19 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 & Older

Weight Group: Athena (Women) / Clydesdale (Men)

Divisions for the 1K: (Time only, no awards given)
2 & Under
3 – 4
5 – 6
7 – 8
9 – 11
12 – 13

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When do I pick up my packet for the Virtual Race?
A: You can pick up your packet, the same days as the Traditional race. July 17th from 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. OR July 18th from 5:00 a.m.-6:30 a.m. at the South Davis Recreation Center.

Q. How do I submit my results for the Virtual Race?
A: Submit results to sjohnson@southdavisrecreation.com. The results need to be a picture finish time and distance on a device of your choosing.

Q. Are there awards for the Virtual races?
A: There will be Overall awards for the top 3 Male/Female finishers in the Half Marathon and 5K Distances.

Q. When is the deadline for sending in my results?
A: Results need to be submitted no later than midnight on Saturday, July 25th.

Q. What does my registration include?
A: Registration includes a finishers medal, shirt, Race bag and swag from our sponsors.

Q:What would you do, should the race get cancelled?
A: Should the race be unavailable in a traditional format, we will offer it in a virtual format.

Q: Do you refund for traditional races that are cancelled?
A: No, but we will Defer your race entry to another race in this 2020 season OR you can register into the 2021 season of races when they become available for registration, AFTER our Thanksgiving Day Races.

Q:When does registration close?
A:Registration for our Race closes on Wednesday July 15 at 11:50 PM. We do offer race day registration, which is available at packet pick-up times ONLY! Keep in mind prices do increase as the race gets closer – don’t procrastinate!

Q: When is packet pick-up?
A: Packet pick-up will be Friday July 17 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM or Saturday (day of race) July 18 from 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM.  It will be located in the Junior High school gym, connected to our facility. (550 N 200 W, Bountiful, Utah 84010)

Q: Can I still pick up my packet (and shirt!) if I choose not to race?
A: Yes! It will be available for you to pick up for 1 week after the race. After that, it will no longer be available for pick up.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Something to RUN in! We won’t cancel our race: rain, snow or shine! Dress for the weather! The last couple years we’ve had the sun grace us on race day. Check the weather and be prepared for anything!

Q: How early do I need to be here on race day?
A: If you did not pick up your packet the night before, come EARLY! Plan for lines, we usually have about 1,000 runners run this race. The shortest lines are at the beginning of packet pick-up which opens at 5am on race day. You’ll need to plan to get parked in a busy parking lot, pick up your packet, get warmed up, and to the starting line before 6:00am (Half Marathon), 7:00am 5K, 7:45am 1K.

Q: Where should I park on race day?
A: Our facility parking lot (550 N 200 W, Bountiful, Utah) is where the majority of racers will park. The parking lot on 400 N in the back of our facility will be closed as the finish area for racers. Meadowbrook Elementary is our offsite parking, it is located at 700 N 325 W, Bountiful, Utah 84010. Street parking is allowed in most areas nearby the facility as well.

Q: Can I change race distances?
A: Yes. This can be done on active.com before the race or in person for a $5.00 fee. If you are increasing distance, you will also be charged the difference in race cost in addition to the $5.00 fee. If you choose to change on race day, there will be a difference in race cost if you’re increasing distance.

Q: Can I exchange my shirt size if it’s the wrong size?
A: Unfortunately we order based on what you selected when you registered. We cannot exchange your shirt size.

Q: What kind of shirt will I get?
A: We provide a tech shirt! It is gender specific and is one reason people like our race! So you know, they do tend to run a little small, so ladies… if you’re unsure, go one size up.<

Q: What are the awards?
A: All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal for finishing the race! Overall winners (1st – 3rd, Male and Female), will receive a 7″ Cowbell and division winners recieve a 4″ cowbell.

Q: What if I leave before the award ceremony and I’ve placed in overall or age division awards?
A: We will hold your award at the front desk of our facility for 1 week and you’re welcome to come and pick it up. After that point, it will be unavailable for pick up.

Q: Are results posted? When and where?
A: We post live results to: www.itsyourrace.com . They are preliminary live. We work through a couple glitches and have final results posted within 24 hours to the same site (www.itsyourrace.com) as well as the race website (www.southdavisraces.com), the facility website (www.southdavisrecreation.com), and our race series Facebook page (www.facebook.com/southdavisraces) . Phew. We’ve got a lot of sites to post to.

Q: Can I switch my entry to a friend or family member if I’m injured?
A: Sure! This will also be subject to a $5.00 fee. You’ll need to contact us at races@southdavisrecreation.com at least 48 hours in advance of race day!

Q: Can I get a refund if I change my plans or I’m injured?
A: Sorry! No refunds on race registrations!

Q: Can man’s best friend (aka my dog or pet) run with me?
A: Sure! Under 2 conditions… It must be on a leash and you must start in the back of the starting group at the starting line.

Q: Can I run with a stroller?
A: We love families! So absolutely! Again, 2 conditions… You must start in the back of the starting group at the starting line and your child must be on a … wait. Just the one condition, start in the back of the starting group.

Q: Are wheelchairs allowed?
A: You bet! There is handicap accessible parking and facilities.

Q: Is this race timed?
A: Yes! We provide chip timing at both the start and finish of the Half and 5K with our Jaguar timing system. We gun start/chip finish for the 1K. The chip will be attached to the back of your individual bib number that you will receive in your packet at packet pick-up. You must wear your bib on the front of your body on the outermost layer of clothing for accurate results. If you are wearing your bib incorrectly, you may not be eligible for awards.

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