Date & Location
May 4, 2024

New Earlier Weekend!

Uintah High School 

 Address: 1880 W 500 N, Vernal, UT 84078


Start Time
Half: 7:30 am
5K: 8:00 am
Kid's Run: 10:45 am
Current Pricing
Half: $99.95
5K: $34.95
Kid's Run: $12.95
Time left to register: 168 days



Half Marathon Elevation Drop –  1,270 Course Map

The starting line for the half marathon is at the Top of Dry Fork Canyon where you will enjoy the beautiful, fast, fun downhill course. The 5K run starts at Maeser Elementary School and finishes at Uintah High School. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. For those younger Dino runners, they can enjoy the Kids 1/2 mile that starts and finishes at Uintah High School in Vernal.

Don’t let this race go extinct! #rundino

2025 swag!


Race Shirt

Age Group Award Medals

Jurassic Medals

Earn your Jurassic Medal!!!  Complete 3 of the 4 DINO Half Marathons or 5K races between 2022 – 2025 (Virtual DINO qualifies)


We want to invite you, as well as your family and friends to this family fun event!  It’s a great way to see the beautiful sights and have DINO fun!

Registration CLOSES the day of the race (space permitting) 30 minutes before the start of the race.

Please Register online.

Please pick up your packet at the expo on May 3rd. There will be a $15.00 fee for picking up your packet the day of the race at the blue Runtastic Info tent near the finish line at Uintah High School.

Friends & Family Discount

Get a $2.50 discount per registrant when you register 4 or more people. Must be in the same transaction

Packet Pick Up

Where: TBD

When: TBD

Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, and race swag at the 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 be available for pick up the morning of the race for $15 at the blue Runtastic Info tent near the finish line at Uintah High School.


Parking for Half Marathon:

There is ample parking at TBD. All Half Marathon runners are required to ride buses from TBD to the start. The only exception is for Participants With Special Needs who receive specific permission from the race director. Parking or being dropped off at the start line of the half marathon is prohibited.

Parking/Shuttles for 5K ONLY:

There is ample parking at the 5K start line at TBD.  Shuttles will be provided AFTER the finish of the race back to TBD. If you want to park at the finish line at TBD,  you will be responsible for your transportation to the start line at TBD. Please plan ahead to be at the start line on time. The race will start on time!

Bus Loading

Half Marathon

Bus loading is at TBD from 5:30 a.m to 6:20 a.m. You must be to bus loading by 6:20 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. All half marathon runners must ride the buses to the starting area. Your bib is required to get on a bus. We know it’s early! Please make every effort to arrive early with time to spare so that the race can start on time.

5K RETURN Shuttle:

Parking for the 5K is at the start line at TBD. There will be a shuttle provided to transport participants from the finish line at TBD back to the start line/parking area at TBD.


The Salt Lake International Airport is 177 miles (2 hours and 57 minutes) from Maeser Elementary in Vernal.


MileFuelFirst Aid
Half StartHalf StartWater, PoweradeYes
Aid Station AMile 3Water, PoweradeYes
Aid Station BMile 5Water, Powerade, GUYes
Aid Station CMile 7Water, PoweradeYes
Aid Station DMile 9Water, Powerade, GUYes
Aid Station EMile 11Water, PoweradeYes
FinishFinish LineWater, PoweradeYes


Look for Powerade on the first table and water on the second. Each station will also have porta potties and a first aid kit with Vaseline.  GU will be available on the half marathon course at the Aid Station B at Mile 5 and the Aid Station D at Mile 9.



  • Music
  • Water
  • Powerade
  • Porta Potties
  • Bag drop


Begins at Maeser Elementary School. There is ample parking at the school near the start line.

There will be porta potties, water and Powerade available at the 5K start area, but there will be NO BAG DROP for the 5K.

There will be a shuttle at the finish (Uintah High School) to transport participants back to Maeser Elementary parking area.


The kids run will start and finish at Uintah High School.

There will be porta potties, water and Powerade available at the start area.

Bag Drop

A bag drop is provided at the half marathon start lines. Please use the bag you receive at packet pickup to put any items 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 race. You can retrieve your bag after you finish using your race bib.

Runtastic is not liable for the loss or damage of any belongings that are put in the Drop Bag, left along a course or at an Aid Station. There is inherent risk to using the Drop Bag service so please only put items in the bag or leave items at an Aid Station that do not have personal, essential or great value.

If you lose an item at the race, please visit the Blue Runtastic Information Tent during the event to see if it has been turned in.

DROP AT START—PICK-UP AT FINISH: Bags dropped at the start line in the designated bins or bag trailer/vehicle will be taken to the Finish Line Bag Pick-Up Corral.

MILE MARKER & AID STATION DROP: Please drop unwanted clothing items along the course ONLY in marked bins at: Mile Marker 1, Mile Marker 2, Aid Station A (Mile 3), and Aid Station B (Mile 5). We will bring items back to the finish line to pick up or donate if not collected. We are not responsible for any lost items.

Items left along the course and not as a designated drop-off spot will be picked up by the clean-up crew and thrown away or donated.

Bags and clothing left at an Aid Station Clothing Drop will be taken to the Finish Bag Pick-Up Corral but may not arrive until near the end of the event.

As a courtesy service, all clothing and bags that are not picked up at the Finish Bag Pick-up Corral will be taken to Runtastic’s main office at 50 North Center St. American Fork, UT 84003.

Clothing and bags can be picked up from that  location Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the two consecutive weeks following the event. Participants are welcome to come look through the clothing during those times. Runtastic hopes that participants can recover any lost items but does not have the resources to look for items lost.

Please contact us at info@runtasticevents.com Lost items not claimed after two week will be donated to Deseret Industries as a charitable donation.



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


Dino Half Marathon, 5K and kids 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.

Race Joy has been enabled for the Dino Half. Get updates along the course and let your loved ones know exactly where you are along the course. Check out the RaceJoy website for more information.


To watch and support your runners please find a viewing area that allows 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).


Celebrate at our fun finish line and enjoy:

  • Finisher Medals
  • Post Race Food
  • Music
  • Awards
  • Results
  • Photo Backdrops
  • Porta Potties
  • Bag Drop Pick-up



The top three male and female finishers of the Half Marathon and the 5K will receive a gold, silver or bronze medal and award certificate with a free entry into 2025 Dino in their respective categories.

Sprintasaurus Award

The Sprintasaurus Award is given to the top three male and female who run a half mile section of the course (mile 3.9 to 4.4) the fastest. You don’t need to be in the lead of the race. In fact past winners of the award weren’t the winner of the overall race. The half mile sprint is well marked. We hope you enjoy this extra course fun.

Awards Ceremonies

5K Overall: 8:45 a.m.
5K Age Group: Following Overall

Half Marathon Overall: 9:15 a.m.
Half Age Group: Following Overall

Sprintasaurus 1/2 Mile Overall: 10:00 a.m.

RYR Pacing

To help our runners achieve their goals we have enlisted the RYR Pacers to pace the half marathon.

At the starting line each pacer will be holding a sign with their pace time on it. The faster the pace the closer to the starting line they will be. Please find your pacer and line up behind them.

This will help all runners be around other runners with similar speeds and keep runners from getting stuck behind slower runners or getting bumped or run over by faster runners.

The 3 hr 15 min pacers will be the last runners on half course. Please maintain their speed to remain on the course.

Time Slots

  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 2 hr 0 min
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 2 hr 20 min
  • 2 hr 30 min
  • 2 hr 40 min
  • 3 hr 15 min (sweeper)

Time Limit

The Half Marathon Course is supported until 10:45 a.m. (3 hours 15 Minutes). Runners must be able to average a pace of 15 minutes per mile to participate. If you are unable to finish the course in the allotted time we ask that you participate in the 5K instead.

Next Price Increase Half5KKid's Run
June, 1 $89.95$24.95$12.95
September, 1 $89.95$24.95$12.95
December, 1 $94.95$29.95$13.95
February, 1 $99.95$34.95$13.95
April, 1 $104.95$39.95$14.95
May, 2 $109.95$44.95$15.95
December, 1 $99.95$34.95$12.95
Expo Pricing
May, 3 $119.95$49.95$16.95