Date & Location
May 4, 2024

New Earlier Weekend!



Start Time
Half: 7:30 am
5K: 8:00 am
Kid's Run: 10:45 am
Current Pricing
Half: $89.95
5K: $33.95
Kid's Run: $9.95
Next price increase: 63 days



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


Half Marathon Elevation Drop –  2855 Course Map

2023 swag!

Half Marathon Medal

Race Shirt

Age Group Award Medals


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 12th. There will be a $10.00 fee for picking up your packet the day of the race at the blue Runtastic Info tent near the finish line.

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
Vernal, UT 84078

When: Friday, May 3, 2024 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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 $10 at the blue Runtastic Info tent near the finish line.


Parking for Half Marathon:

There is ample parking at Uintah High School. All Half Marathon runners are required to ride buses from Uintah High School 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 Maeser Elementary  Shuttles will be provided AFTER the finish of the race back to Maeser Elementary. If you want to park at the finish line at Uintah High School, you will be responsible for your transportation to the start line at Maeser Elementary. 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 Uintah High School from 5:45 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 Maeser Elementary. There will be a shuttle provided to transport participants from the finish line at Uintah High School back to the start line/parking area at Maeser Elementary.


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


The are eight aid stations throughout the half marathon:

  • Start
  • Aid Station 1 @ mile 2.9
  • Aid Station 2 @ mile 6.7
  • Aid Station 3 @ mile 9
  • Aid Station 4 @ mile 11
  • Aid Station 5 @ mile 12.5
  • Finish


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 half marathon start and mile 7.



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

A bag drop is provided only at the half marathon 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 where you can retrieve it after you finish.

Any items dropped along the course will be donated to a local charity or thrift store.


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.



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


A complimentary post-race sports massage will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis in the finish area. Massages are provided by trained volunteers.


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).


When you join us at our fun finish line enjoy:

  • Finisher Medals
  • Music
  • Awards
  • Results
  • Porta Potties
  • Bag Drop



The top three finishers, male and female, of the Half Marathon and the 5K will receive a Medal and free entry into 2024 Dino in their respective categories.

Sprintasaurus Award

The Sprintasaurus Award is given to the male and female who run a half mile section of the course (mile 6.2 to 6.7) 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: Pick up award by stage
Half Marathon Overall: 9:15 a.m.
Half Age Group: Pick up award by stage
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
May, 21 $74.95$27.95$9.95
July, 1 $74.95$27.95$9.95
August, 1 $79.95$29.95$9.95
December, 1 $89.95$33.95$9.95
February, 1 $94.95$33.95$13.95
April, 1 $99.95$36.95$14.95
May, 3 $104.95$39.95$15.95
May, 4 $74.95$27.95$13.95
Expo Pricing
May, 3 $104.95$39.95$15.95