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Get Ready for an Exciting Race Experience!!!

The Crossover Half brings with it a new experience for half marathon runners or those looking to run a half for the first time. This scenic out and back course, being run on gravel/dirt roads, is a 'crossover' from paved roads towards trails. This race is not the typical all downhill course. It adds in the challenge of a gradual uphill with a bit of a climb in the first half, crossing over the hill into Sardine Canyon (where you will have some beautiful views) down to the halfway and turnaround point.  After turning to head back you'll ascend to again crossover the hill (now with a nice view into Cache Valley) and begin a quick then gradual descent back to the finish. This course will provide a welcome challenge to runners of all levels. With a beautiful, scenic, and green mountain/canyon landscape to enjoy along the way, and the support of family, friends or someone you just met, this half is sure to become a favorite of yours.

Additionally, as part of the experience, you have the opportunity to stay at the Little Bear River Retreat by reserving a bunk in one of the little cabins, an RV spot for your RV, or a tent spot, with friends/family and wake up where the adventure begins, ready to run, saving time and getting more sleep! Reservations required. Find more details in the info section below.

Also, during packet pickup there will be lawn games, volleyball, campfires, and other things to do whether you are staying overnight or just wanting to hang out longer with fellow runners and take in the full experience of the Crossover Half in this beautiful location by the Little Bear River in Paradise!


"Running makes me happy."

- All Runners

Section of Crossover Half

The Crossover Half...where fun, adventure, challenge and competition await!





  • Half Marathon


  • Start & finish: Little Bear River Retreat, Paradise, UT



  • Race day: Saturday, May 10, 2025. Start time: 7:00 a.m.

  • Preregistration deadline: Sunday, May 4, 2025 11:59 p.m.

  • Packet Pickup Registration: Friday, May 9, 2025 6-8 p.m.


Check-In and Packet Pick-up

  • Friday, May 9th at the Little Bear River Retreat from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Bring ID)

  • We will have a special guest speaker during Packet Pickup starting at 7 PM. 

  • Packet pickup will be available at 5:30 - 6:30 am the morning of for those that are unable to make it the night before.  Night before is recommended to provide time to correct any issues.

  • Honey Marie's Barbecue Food Truck will be on site during packet pickup for the option of a delicious pre-race meal, saving a trip into Logan to eat, especially for anyone staying overnight at the Retreat. BBQ rice bowls, BBQ sandwiches, and delicious sides are on their menu. ($6 - 15)

  • Race start time: May 10, 2025 at 7:00 a.m.

  • Awards ceremony: 10:15 a.m.


Course Description

  • Course Map  (Course is correct but the elevation chart is off. The top elevation is around the 6.10 mile mark and again around the 7 mile mark.)

  • Additional Course Map View    (elevation chart is more accurate)

  • The start and finish line are at the same place. The course is an out and back course. The course runs on dirt/gravel roads and a little bit of pavement. The first 5 miles are a gradual climb, then there is a steeper 1 mile climb to crossover the hill, followed by a nearly 1/2 mile descent to the halfway point. At the halfway mark the route makes a U-turn and heads back up the nearly 1/2 mile ascent to crossover the hill, head down the 1 mile steeper descent and then along the gradual downhill back to the finish.  


  • Awards and cash prizes for the top 5 male & female finishers overall.

  • Awards for the first five male/female in these age groups: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

  • Finisher Medals

  • A few prizes will be raffled during the awards ceremony (all registered finishers are eligible, but you must be present at the drawing to win)


Entry Fees

  • $60 through October 31, 2024

  • $65 November 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

  • $75 January 1, 2025 through May 4, 2025

  • $85 Registration at packet pickup on May 10, 2024 from 6 - 8 PM (if openings are available)

Registration is capped at 300 participants.

How to Register

Online registration


Manage your Registration

Enhance Your Experience by staying overnight at the Little Bear River Retreat

Part of the Crossover Half experience is the option to stay at the Retreat the night before the race and wake up shortly before the race without having to get up extra early to travel to the race. Stay with family or friends where the race begins and ends.

There are the options of reserving a padded bunk bed (reserved individually - men's cabin, women's cabin or a group reserving and sharing one) in one of the 4 cabins (5 to 8 beds per cabin), one of 8 RV spots (20-25' max), or a tent spot to share with family/friends. Each tent spot must be reservedReservations will be linked to your registration.

All reservations are nonrefundable, including tent spots despite what the weather brings.

Make reservations here if you have already registered. Otherwise make the reservation during your registration.

Additional Details

  • Port-a-potties will be available at the start/finish and along the course at the aid stations.

  • A finish line aid station is provided.

  • Aid stations along the course will be approximately at miles 2.2, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 7, 9, 11, and at the Finish

  • No non-registered runners are allowed on the course.

  • Chip timing and results will be provided.

  • No dogs allowed in the race.

The Crossover Half is pleased to partner with these great businesses!

For more information, email the race director, John Jenkins, at

Text: 801-791-9285


Thank you, for your interest in the Crossover Half!

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