DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION RUN
Utah’s favorite party run! This year we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos in Provo! Come join the party at The Haunted Half this October 2020. Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouraged. Come dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. With the option to run in the half marathon, 5K, or Kids Run, this course is great for all abilities! We hope to highlight many aspects of this special celebration as we get closer and closer to race day so that we all can truly understand Dia De Los Muertos a little more.
Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods, and join in on the celebrations! Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration. Come celebrate with us this October! REGISTER
Due to current health concerns, we have created a virtual option for those that still want to be involved virtually with the Day of the Dead Celebration Run at The Haunted Half. You can run virtually from your own home or neighborhood block. Check out our Virtual Haunted Run Option >
Date & Location
Half: 8:30 am
5K: 9:00 am
1/2 mile: 11:30 am
1/2 mile: $12.95
A friendly reminder that online registration closes on Friday, October 30th at 5 p.m.
Sign up online or at the Expo. There is NO day of registration for the Half Marathon, or 5K. There is day of registration for the Kid’s Run.
Sign up online or visit the Blue Runtastic Info tent Race Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to register a child (ages 1-12) for the Kid’s Race (space permitting).
During registration make sure to use the Facebook share option for $3 off registration.
Friends & Family Discount
You will receive an automatic 15% off when you register 4 or more people at the same time.
Expo & Packet Pick Up
When: Friday, October 30th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, and race swag at the expo/packet pickup the day before the race. You must have a photo ID to pick up your packet. You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their photo ID.
Packets will NOT be available to pick up the morning of the race. If you are for some reason unable to pick up your packet from the expo please send us an email at email@example.com .
No day- of registrations. There is only day of registration for the Kids Run.
Parking: University Place Mall, 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097
Airport: The Salt Lake City International Airport is 46 miles North.
Bus Loading: University Place Mall from 5:45 a.m to 7:15 a.m. You must be to bus loading by 6:45 a.m. to guarantee transportation to the start. If you miss the bus you forfeit your registration and ability to run the race. We want you to enjoy the race so please be prompt. We offer plenty of free parking at University Place Mall for the shuttle
All half marathon runners must ride the buses to the starting area. Your bib is required to get on a bus. Buses depart University Place Mall from 5:45 a.m to 7:15 a.m. We know it’s early! Please make every effort to arrive early with time to spare so that the race can start on time.
Getting to the start early will allow you to experience more of the spooky canyon atmosphere, access toilets first, and participate in the costume contest. GET THERE EARLY!
Note: Only the half marathon will require bus shuttling.
The are seven aid stations throughout the course:
- Start (7:00-8:30)
- Aid Station 1 @ mile 2
- Aid Station 2 @ mile 4
- Aid Station 3 @ mile 6
- Aid Station 4 @ mile 8
- Aid Station 5 @ mile 10
- Aid Station 6 @ mile 12
Water, Powerade, vaseline, porta-potties and a first aid kit will be available at each station. Look for Powerade on the first table and water on the second. GU will be available at the start and mile 6. Orange slices will be available at mile 8.
The Start of the Half Marathon is at the top of South Fork Rd up Provo Canyon. The start of the 5K is at University Place on the North side of the Mall by the Orchard Park. While you wait for the race to start you can enjoy:
- Pumpkin Starting Arch
- Costume Contest
- Drop Bag Trailer
- Fire Pits*
- Skeleton Start*
- Space Blankets*
- Hot Chocolate*
*Only Available at the Half Marathon Start
A bag drop is provided at the start. Please use the bag you receive at packet pickup to put any items in that you have at the start and won’t be running with. Using the zip tie provided in your bag, attach the tear off tag on your bib to the bag. Bags will be transported down to the finish line, 15 minutes before the start of the half marathon. You can retrieve it after you finish.
Flo-Foto is by far one of the best in the event photography industry! Look for photographers at the start line, along the course, finish line, photo backdrops in the runner’s corral, and awards stage. We are providing your social media pictures for free.
- Social Media size photo download: FREE
- High Resolution photo download: $1.99
MASSAGE & CHIRO
A complimentary post-race sports massage and chiropractic analysis will be available from 9:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis in the finish area. Massages are provided by licensed massage therapists.
TIMING & BIBS
Haunted Half Marathon, and 5K race will be professionally timed. The chips will be attached to the back of your bib number. Please don’t wrinkle or stuff the bib in your pocket.
The first 3 places, male and female, will be determined by gun time (regular timing). All other awards will be determined by using Chip Time.
- Gun Time is the time elapsed from the sound of the gun to the finish line.
- Chip Time is the real time from when the runner crosses the starting line to crossing the finish line.
Results are available in the following ways:
- On Screen at the Results Trailer
- Personal Printed Result at the Results Trailer
- Online at Results
Note: If you alter or damage your chip your time may not be read correctly. Wear your bib on the outermost layer of clothing.
To watch your masters and colleagues without interference but still close enough to feel their power join us at:
- Vivian Park, Mile 4 @ 6 miles up Provo Canyon
- Canyon Glen Park, Mile 7 @ 3 miles up Provo Canyon
- Canyon View Park, Mile 9 @ 1 mile up Provo Canyon
- Mouth of Canyon Parking Lot, Mile 10 @ 800 N 1600 E Vision Solar, Mile 10.7 @ 5200 N Edgewood Dr
- University Place (Mall), Finish @ 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097
These viewing areas allow you to drive and park without interfering with the runners or course. Please park in parking lots. Do not park along the runner’s path (course). There are no Spectator Viewing Areas in South Fork Canyon.
The finish line is at University Place Mall.
Address: University Place Mall, 575 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84097
After finishing you are welcomed into the runners corral where you will receive water, food and more! Food is only available for the Haunted Half participants. When you join us at our fun finish line enjoy:
- Fear Factory Finish
- Water & Powerade
- Sponsor Swag
- Flo-Foto Photography
- Porta Potties
- Bag Drop
- Awesome Finisher Medals
- Face in Hole Cartoon Signs
- Donuts on a String
The top three finishers, male and female of the Half Marathon and 5K will receive a free entry into the 2021 Haunted Half race in their respective categories as well as the following prizes: TBD
Age group Medals will be given to the top three, male and female, of the Half Marathon and 5K.
5k Overall: 9:45 a.m.
5k Age Group: 10:00 a.m.
Half Marathon Overall: 10:15 a.m.
Half Marathon Age Group: 10:30 a.m.