The Dam Half Marathon elevation map.
Elevation Description: The Dam Half Marathon Course starts in the parking area of the Deer Creek Dam, and heads northeast along the trail. The beginning elevation is 5380 feet. The trail is a well groomed road-base trail about 8 feet wide. It is rather hilly with several short steep slopes. Mile 2.12 rises to 5570, mile 2.86 drops back to 5446, and so on throughout the trail. Mile 7.03 is the high point of the course at 5652, a 272 foot net gain from the start. The trail drops at the end and gets on the pavement at about 5439 feet. The Stringtown Road and Midway section is a very gradual rise, climbing to 5587 - about 150 feet gain. There is a gradual rise on Pine Canyon Road and then a slight decline on West Center Street to the finish area.
Be prepared for some short steep climbs and downhill stretches on the trail and you won't be dissapointed.
2013 Dam Half Marathon Course Description.
The lucky entrants will ride the Heber Valley Railroad to the Deer Creek Dam for the start. If you really want to, you can drive your own car to the dam and not use the train - but why?
The course starts near the restrooms in the Deer Creek Dam parking lot. The course goes northeast along the trail for about 7.5 miles. There will be an aid station at Decker Bay, approximately mile 4, another when you leave the trail at approximately mile 7.5. There are restrooms at this water stop. The course then goes north on Stringtown Road into Midway, then east on 500 South, north on 250 West, one block West on 100 South, north on 300 west, east on one block on 200 north, north on Pine Canyon to Burgi Lane, west on Burghi Lane to 100 west, south on 100 west around to Center Street and south to 100 North, east to Midway Town square and to the finish line.
A bus will be available to shuttle you back to the Heber Valley Railroad Depot in Heber City to retrieve your car. All awards and finish area activity will be at the Midway Town Square Pavilion.