Valkyrie Relay
June 18 2022

The Valkyrie Relay is Utah’s only multisport relay race, spanning over 100 miles of Utah’s spectacular ‘Wasatch Back’ mountain range. The event pits teams of up to 9 specialized competitors against each other, racing against the clock, and exchanging between trail running, kayak/canoe paddling, road running, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, open water swimming, and road cycling. The race will take place June 18, 2022, and consists of four events: Full, Sprint, Marathon, and Half—everything culminating with an all-day Expo at the finish line. The course description below is for the Full Course Relay. Please visit the Sprint, Marathon, and Half descriptions for those specifics. Final racecourse is subject to permit approvals and in some cases, water levels.

The race begins with the Trail Run (TRL) at Jordanelle Reservoir along the Jordanelle Perimeter Trail, followed by the Paddle (PAD) in the Southeast arm of Jordanelle Reservoir, then the Road Run (RDR) from Jordanelle Reservoir, through parts of Midway City and Heber City, finishing at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center where racers exchange with Mountain Bikers (MTB). The Mountain Bike finish will kick off the Road Cycle (RCY) leg of the race. A second timing chip is used for the Paddleboard and Swim legs at Deer Creek Reservoir. Your team can start the Paddleboard course using the second timing chip as soon as your Mountain Biker begins their journey on the course at Soldier Hollow (a race official will radio to the start line of the SUP telling your teammate to start their leg, handing off to the Swim (SWM) racers when they finish. Once your Paddle Boarder and Swimmer are finished, both will head back to Soldier Hollow Nordic Center to see your road cyclist finish, ending the relay for your team. Times for the SUP/SWM legs will be combined with times for the other five legs for your total team time. While some sport legs can be raced concurrently (e.g. MTB and SUP), in order to accommodate athletes who will compete in multiple sports, these can be run in sequence. Please read the Course Rules of each sport leg for more information.

Full

The Valkyrie Relay spans nearly 110 miles of Utah’s spectacular ‘Wasatch Back’ mountain range. The event pits teams of up to 9 specialized competitors, each racing against the clock and exchanging between trail running, kayak/canoe paddling, road running, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, open water swimming, and road cycling.

Sprint

The Valkyrie Sprint Relay offers competition in all seven sports and runs concurrently with the Full Course version. The shorter distances make the race more accessible to recreational, youth and family teams, and ultra-athlete singles or pairs. Experience the same excitement and epic racecourse as the Full Course counterparts.

The Heber Valley Marathon and Half-Marathon, both Valkyrie events, are stand-alone races held concurrently with the Valkyrie Multisport Relay. Both the Marathon and Half-Marathon can be run as traditional races, or as a two-person relay team. The Marathon follows the RDR (Road Run) leg of the Valkyrie Full Relay course, and the Half Marathon follows the last half of the course starting at Midway City Ice Rink. The Road Run pays homage to Utah’s celebrated Central Wasatch. Marathon and Half Marathon runners compete on the comparatively cool, scenic highways and country roads of Wasatch County, Midway, and Heber City, Utah. The first half of the full marathon is a capricious climb then descent. The second half, meanders through tree-lined neighborhoods and past green pastures before arriving at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center.

Marathon

Course Hours 6:00AM - 12:00PM, Start: Rock Cliff Nature Center

Half

Course Hours 7:30AM - 12:00PM, Start: Midway City Ice Rink, 7:30AM

Endurance Sports Summit
The race concludes at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, where the annual Endurance Sports Summit is held. The Summit is an all-day expo that brings the endurance community together, under one roof, along with manufacturers, retailers, coaches, educators, and event companies.