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KEEPER 2020 VOL. 38 NO. 2

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Editor’s Note, Upcoming Races and Events

Training Goes Virtual

By Heather Hamblin

Running & Cycling Meet Virtual Reality with Zwift

8 Training

Finding Balance

By Julia Partain

The Importance of Cross-training with Yoga

10 Leveling Up

How to Prepare for Longer Runs and Races

By Lora Erickson

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12 Rescheduled Runs

Fall Races to Start Training for Now

By Jenny Willden

14 Health

Go Solo and Stay Fit

Keep Training While Social Distancing By Connie Lewis

16 Gear

The Best New Summer Gear

By Jenny Willden

18 Picks for Your Next Run or Ride

18 Profile

An Explosive Run to the Top

By Connie Lewis

Grayson Murphy Dominates in Trail & Road Racing

20 Utah Made

Reinventing Rentals

By Molly Andersen

Park City Bike Demos’ Second Act

22 Keeper Calendar Race Season Updates 30 Last Word

Local Bike Humor

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FROM THE EDITOR It's so good to be back. All of us at Outdoor Sports Guide hope you've stayed safe and healthy during our publishing pause, and we're so grateful for your continued support during these uncertain times. As we planned our 21st annual Keeper issue in February, we couldn't have imagined the lockdowns, race cancellations, and economic downturn that awaited us in March. And while the immediate future of racing and large gatherings is uncertain, this Keeper issue features stories fit for our "new normal" world. From how to train while social distancing to virtual races you can run while supporting local businesses, this issue is different than usual—but so worth the read. Our Keeper calendar typically features 700+ races and events, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, all spring events were canceled or rescheduled. With Utah cautiously reopening, we're publishing a reduced calendar with updates to in-person and virtual events. While the information is accurate at press time, please visit sportsguidemag.com for updates. See you outside—from a safe distance of course.

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CORONAVIRUS TP 10K While we’re staying socially distant, get your run on at this all-virtual race from Herriman City. Remember the run on toilet paper with a Coronavirus TP dri-fit style race shirt. You have from June 6–June 27 to record your race time and can complete it all in one day, or a little bit at a time over the full 3 weeks. First 250 participants also receive a race medal, race decal sticker, and an interchangeable face mask/cooling headband. All items will be shipped to your front door. raceentry.com

SPARTAN TRAIL, BEAST, AND ULTRA Skip the crazy challenges and become a Spartan on the trails of Mount Ogden Sunday, July 19 at this zero-obstacle race 10K. This craggy mountain course requires a challenging trek with epic views that you must finish fast for the chance to win the largest prize purse in trail running. Or challenge yourself with a tough obstaclefilled 5K Sprint, 21K Beast, or 50K Ultra race on Saturday, July 18. Start and finish at Snowbasin Resort. $20 Festival Pass required for all spectators. spartan.com

PARK CITY TRAIL SERIES Park City Trail Series races will now be virtual. Post a time on the original course, or race on your favorite trail. Races: 5K (June 1–30); 10K (July 1–31); 10–Mile (August 1–31); Half Marathon (September 1–30). Sign up for the whole series or just one race. Virtual racers receive shopping vouchers for Salt Lake Running Company. All participants receive a finisher medal for each distance, custom pint glass, Park City Trail series neck gator, and a canister of Nuun Endurance. pctrailseries.com

SOJO COLLEGE RIVALRY RUN Whether you root for the Cougars or the Utes, show your love for your favorite college team at this rivalry run in South Jordan. Choose from 5K or 10K distances and race on Saturday, August 29 at East Riverfront Park. Top three finishers in men’s and women’s divisions take home prizes and entry includes race shirt and finisher’s medal. sjc.utah.gov

FITCON 2020 This premier fitness expo returns to Salt Lake City in 2020 for its annual convention August 21–22 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Expect multiple celebrity guests, world class competitions, fitness classes, and expo booths aplenty. Event hours: Friday 2:00– 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. fitcon.com

OUTDOORS AND PROUD 5K Utah Pride Fest has been rescheduled to September due to COVID-19, and the event’s 5K race is now Saturday, September 26 at the Jordan Park & Peace Gardens (1060 South 900 West) in Salt Lake City. Attend March and Rally, 5K, and Festival Opening Ceremony on Saturday and watch the Pride Parade downtown on Sunday. utahpridecenter.org

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BEAR LAKE MARATHON The Caribbean blue waters of Bear Lake are calling for this rescheduled race weekend August 13–15 at the Water’s Edge Resort. Come complete three races in three states in three days (all with minimal travel between races) and check off three states at once. Schedule: Idaho full and half marathon (August 13), Wyoming full and half marathon (August 14), Utah full, half, and 5K (August 15). If you’re already signed up and prefer to defer to June 2021, email tricia@thebearlakeresort.com. You’ll receive a code good for next year’s race registration fee. runbearlake.com

THE BOOKSHELF 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City By Greg Witt With international trips largely on hold, you may be looking for close-to-home summer fun. Instead of hiking all the same trails, find new favorites in this guide to popular hikes and hidden gems within 60 miles of Salt Lake City. Updated in 2019, this guide showcases pioneer history trails, the peaks of the Cottonwood Canyons, and more. Each hike description includes information on the distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more so you can plan your day outdoors. $15

2020 TRAIL SERIES RACES WILL BE VIRTUAL.* Post a time on the original course or race on your favorite trail. Virtual racers get $1 per kilometers to spend at Salt Lake Running Co. . . There’s 52k in the full series. Race Swag includes a neck gator, unbreakable Trail Series Pint, and personalized race bib.















BONNEVILLE SHORELINE TRAIL RACE Race a 10K along Salt Lake's iconic Bonneville Shoreline Trail on Saturday, September 12 and receive a medal, race pint glass, and your results posted and ranked online. Prizes for top three men and women plus raffle prizes from Nathan Sports. Race begins at the Shoreline Trail access post at 919 Hilltop Road in Salt Lake City. Note that the event is waste free. While water will be provided at the start and finish line, it's best to bring your own running vest or water bottle to stay hydrated on course. wasatchevents.com

OUTERBIKE: MOAB Fall is prime time for Moab riding, and this festival (October 2–4) is the best way to wrap up biking season. Ride Moab’s red rock trails while testing the latest and greatest bike technology with a full demo pass, which includes shuttled rides to the best trails, lunches, gear, and parties. Or bring your bike and get a pass that includes shuttled rides, meals, and parties but no bike demos. Want to skip the riding and just socialize? There’s a pass for that too. outerbike.com












HUGE 4-PART TRAIL SERIES MEDAL made in the USA for the full series! Save $$ when you register with four or more people. Invite your friends around the country! *If it is safe to secure a special event permit to gather in groups, some races may be held in person.


Running and Cycling Meet Virtual Reality with Zwift

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Train from home with Zwift.

Indoor running and cycling training is going digital thanks to Zwift, an app that incorporates virtual reality in your day-to-day fitness experience. Unfortunately, you’ll still have to do the cardio work yourself, but Zwift lets you inject a virtual element into your training, bringing you new scenery, data tracking, and a community of other athletes for friendly competition and company. (A bonus if you’re trying to avoid illness but miss the community of training with others.)

treadmills, runners can simply wear a cadence tracker, which typically clips onto the laces of your shoes to track your speed, distance, and cadence. Zwift works with many different brands of cadence trackers; one of the least expensive options is their own, the Zwift RunPod at $39.99. Its NPE Runn Tracker device makes any treadmill smart, by hooking to the side of your treadmill and measuring speed from your treadmill belt.

After initial beta testing in 2014, Zwift’s popularity exploded. Users, often called “Zwifters,” can run or bike all over the world from the comfort of their own home or the gym. The app also connects users to other popular training apps, such as Strava and TrainingPeaks, where you can upload and share your Zwift rides, races, and runs.

For Cyclists Cyclists will need their bike and a trainer. Trainers sit on the ground and connect to the back axle of the bike. The most basic trainers cost around $50, while a smart trainer that automatically adjusts resistance and measures speed, power, and distance can run well over $1000. Once in the app, you can acquire different Zwift bikes to maximize your performance on whatever virtual terrain you choose. It's just like choosing between Yoshi on a motorcycle or Bowser in a flame runner on Mario Kart.

How Does It Work? New users get a seven-day free trial of the Zwift app, after which the subscription fee is $14.99 per month, but you will need some gear. In addition to a bike for cyclists, or a treadmill for runners, there's specific equipment Zwift. First, you need a device to connect to the Zwift app. The most popular device to use is an Apple iPad, but the app also works on PCs, Macs, iPhones, Apple TV, Android phones, and tablets.

Once you have all your tech set, you’re ready to go. In the app, create your own avatar and choose your training adventure. Users can select a structured workout—some are as little as 30 minutes— like a customized training plan created by coaches, a race or competition, or a free ride/run. Track your distance, speed, and other stats to drive your own progress, or just go for distance and enjoy the virtual scenery.

For Runners After that, runners must have a device for tracking their runs. Many smart treadmills with Bluetooth capability connect directly with the Zwift app, making that a very easy option. For all other

Location, Location One of the most compelling aspects of the Zwift app is the various locations you can visit in your virtual training world. Run or bike in New York City, London, Innsbruck, Yorkshire, Richmond, Bologna, Crit City, or

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Zwift Watopia

Watopia—the only fictional course created by Zwift, based on terrain found in the Solomon Islands. Group runs and rides are structured for athletes to go at their own pace, or push hard to beat others competing from all over the world. The ability to connect with others offers support and motivation without ever leaving your house. Zwift truly ups the ante on indoor training, especially when the weather is less than fair. It can be used by any ability, from beginner to Tour de France athlete, and is available to you any time of day, whether you have hours to train or are fitting in a workout between work, making dinner, or picking the kids up from soccer practice. In an increasingly virtual world, Zwift is on its way to being the best way to train indoors.

Heather C. Hamblin was born and raised in northern Utah and considers the mountains to be her home. She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Italian language from the University of Utah and works for Uof U Health. In her free time, you can find her traveling, cooking, practicing yoga, rock climbing, or exploring the hiking trails and ski runs in her native state.

STAY HEALTHY; KEEP TRAINING Train with people around the world, without the fear of catching a virus or cold, with Zwift. Whether you’re feeling sick or want to avoid the spread of germs, you can stay home and still keep up with your group training or racing. “Zwift shows how technology can be used to ride and run to further your training and racing while coming together with a global community that matches where you are in terms of fitness, time, and location. The community also helps to push fitness forward, from group workouts to races, so users can ride and run alone or enjoy being with others from across the world.” -Craig Taylor, Director of Growth Marketing, Running & Triathlon at Zwift

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the importance of cross-training with yoga By Julia Partain

Now that your calendar is filled with virtual and rescheduled races, it’s time to start thinking about training. Whether you're new to competing or tackling new distances, everyone can benefit from cross-training with yoga. As you tick up your mileage, it’s important to supplement your preferred activity or sport with yoga to boost flexibility, core strength, and stability. It also helps to improve your range of motion and joint mobility. Mentally, yoga helps create a heightened level of focus and awareness during training and racing. This mental training teaches athletes to perform more effectively during a race staying focused on form, learning how to deal with negative thoughts, and working through unexpected distractions. Here are some yoga tips and stretches for runners, cyclists, and swimmers to incorporate into your workout routine for the most successful (and injury-free) race season yet. Yoga for Runners From dodging rocks and roots on the trail to repetitive pounding on concrete or asphalt, running of all varieties can create tightness in the same areas of the body: calves, quads, hamstrings, IT bands, and hips. A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. Standing poses improve balance, coordination, and encourage the development of even strength throughout the leg. The more you can strengthen all the muscles around your joints, the less vulnerable those areas are to injury. Additionally, the core strength 8«

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you gain from yoga gives you strong abdominal and back muscles, keeping your torso upright and your pelvis in healthy alignment, allowing you to move more efficiently. Yoga for Cyclists Cycling is a powerful sport, executed in a fixed position—often for hours at a time. After a long ride, most riders experience stiff legs. Inflexible leg muscles can be the cause of many adverse conditions, including IT band, lower back and knee pain, along with overall decreased range of motion. Through the practice of yoga, cyclists can decrease muscular imbalances, which improves riding abilities and reduces injury. Yoga builds strength in the leg and glutes while cultivating flexibility in the hip flexors. This translates to a more fluid stroke and stride plus reduced stress on your back. Yoga for Swimmers Mix up your dryland training and improve balance, alignment, and breathing with yoga. Yoga offers flexibility, improves range of motion, and helps swimmers build muscle strength. The breath awareness from yoga translates well into swimming, since movements are synchronized with your breath in both yoga and swimming. Yoga poses use the force of gravity on body weight to increase muscle and bone strength. While swimming takes the pull of gravity away, yoga helps put it back in to keep the body balanced and strong. The focus of yoga for swimmers is on the shoulders, hip flexors, hamstrings, feet, and ankles. ¦¦¦

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If you’re sufficiently convinced to give yoga a whirl, here are a few simple asanas (poses) to get you started. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) Begin on your hands and knees. Align wrists under shoulders and knees under hips. Spread fingers and press into palms. Tuck toes and lift knees off the floor. Gently try to straighten legs and raise hips into an inverted V. Breathe deeply for 10 breaths. As your muscles relax, try to straighten legs more and sink heels toward the mat. Benefits: Stretches hamstrings, calves and foot arches, and strengthens shoulders. Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) From Downward Dog, step right foot forward between your hands. Lower left knee and, keeping the right knee over right ankle, slide the left knee back. Turn the top of your left foot to the floor and lift your torso upright. Then sweep your arms out to the sides and up overhead. Drop your tailbone toward the floor and look up. Hold for 10 breaths, release, and repeat on the other side. Benefits: Stretches hip flexors; strengthens hamstrings and quads. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) Stand with feet parallel, hip-width distance apart. Gently bend over your legs, pulling abs in and bending slightly at knees. Grab opposite elbows and hang. Hold for 10 breaths and release. Benefits: Stretches hamstrings and shoulders. Legs Up the Wall (Viparita Karani) Sidle up beside an open wall space with your hips as close to the base of the wall as is comfortable. Swing legs up the wall and lie

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back. Rest here anywhere from 10 breaths to 10 minutes. Benefits: Relieves tension in legs, feet, and back while stretching hamstrings and glutes. Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe (Supta Padangusthasana) Lie on your back with both legs extended. Bend right knee, loop a yoga strap (or dog leash or belt) around the arch of the right foot and hold both ends of the strap with your right hand. Try to straighten your right leg. Your hamstring relaxes, try to gently pull it toward you, feeling a good stretch down the back of the thigh. Hold for 10 breaths and repeat on the other leg. Benefits: Stretches hamstrings. Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) Start by lying face down on the mat. Bend knees backwards and gently grab your ankles. Hold your ankles by pressing the feet into the palms. Ensure your knees are kept hip-width apart. Pull your chest off the mat. Hold for five breaths, slowly come down, and repeat three times. Benefits: Opens and stretches the front of the body; strengthens the back muscles and rotator cuff. Julia Partain, a Salt Lake City native, is a freelance writer and editor for local and regional publications, including Outdoor Sports Guide, Snowbird’s annual Bird Magazine and the Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance blog. When she isn’t writing about happenings in her hometown, you can find her running with her pooch or carving turns with her family at a local ski resort.

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LEVELING UP Preparing for Your First Half or Full Marathon

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By Coach Lora Erickson

You’ve dabbled in short-distance events and are thinking about going big for your next race. Here’s what you need to know when training for a half or full marathon: Increase Your Training Volume It may seem obvious, but as you increase your race distance, your training volume will need to go up. It’s important to understand that you need to make time to train more, which includes the all-important weekly long run. Long runs can start around eight miles and build to 12 miles or more for a half marathon. Marathons require long preparatory runs that build up from 10 miles to a few 20 or 22 milers. As far as weekly miles, it’s common for novice runners to run 20–35 miles a week while training to finish a half marathon and 35–50 miles a week for a marathon. Build up to this mileage slowly to prevent injury; three to five runs a week is sufficient. Allow Time for Your Body to Adapt to Training Most running injuries occur from doing too much too soon. It’s essential to allow your body to adapt to the increased volume and intensity over time. For each athlete, this time may be different depending on your experience, but generally, less experienced runners need to build up miles over 6–8 months to do a marathon. Even for intermediate runners who have experienced a few half marathons, I suggest at least 4–6 months to build up to a full marathon. Follow the 10% rule: increasing total weekly volume no more than 10% each week. If you’re a new runner who has done a few 5K or 10K events and want to do a half marathon, I suggest taking two to three months to allow your body to adapt. This adjustment period helps prevent injuries. 10«

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Be Committed and Allow Proper Recovery During my time coaching, I’ve seen more success with athletes who understand and commit to the training, including recovery time. Training for extended events not only takes more time to run more miles, but also requires more sleep, more time to stretch and foam roll, and taking ice baths. You may need to discipline yourself to get up early to train and will be putting more miles on your shoes more quickly, requiring you to replace them more often. Running in good shoes will help you stay injury-free, but know that each pair will last 300–500 miles at the most. Listen to Your Body As your training volume goes up, so does the risk of injury. It’s important to listen to your body. If you’ve been running long enough, you’ve probably heard this phrase before, but what does it mean? Soreness and pain are part of training, but when is it too much? I teach my athletes to ask these questions to differentiate pain/soreness from injury: • • • •

Is the pain on one side or both? Is the pain sharp or just a dull ache? Is it getting better or worse over time or during a run? Does the pain come and go?

Pain on one side can indicate a muscular imbalance or a potential injury. Often running on busy roads can lead to this and cause injuries, meaning a change of terrain could be needed. If the pain is sharp, sudden, or persists, go to a sports medicine doctor. It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor about your plans before running or starting a training program. It’s not worth pushing through pain and ending up having a lingering injury that can put you out for months.


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Common running injuries include: shin splints, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, runners’ knee (Chondromalacia), and stress fractures. Most of these are overtraining injuries, so do some research and understand the signs and symptoms to avoid these pitfalls. Ease into training properly, and take time off for recovery to avoid most of these.

many runners toe the line, knowing nothing about the race they plan to run. As a coach, the training I provide my athletes reflects conditions they’ll face on race day. If it’s mainly downhill, or hilly, your training should reflect that. If you’re running a trail race versus a road race, you’ll want to do the bulk of your training on trails. If this is your first long-distance event, start with a milder road half or full marathon over a trail event. Generally, trail races are more challenging than road races, requiring different shoes and for you to bring fuel and hydration supplies along. Hire a Coach I’ve always preached, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” It’s valuable to have an outside perspective, especially for your first long event like a marathon. Sometimes it’s hard to see what you need in training when you’re fatigued or tired, which often happens as training volume increases. A coach can provide valuable insight, structure, advice, nutrition suggestions, and motivation for their athletes. Coached athletes usually experience less injury and are more likely to achieve their goals.

Find the Right Race There are many things to consider when choosing a race: the location, cost, and terrain. The factor that impacts training the most is terrain. Most race websites have race route maps and elevation profiles to review. Over the years, I’ve been surprised by how

Coach Lora Erickson aka “Blonde Runner” is a top-level Ironman All-World athlete and passionate coach. She loves to inspire and motivate others to reach their goals with her positive “can-do” approach and individualized running and triathlon training programs. Learn more about her coaching and health classes by emailing theblonderunner@gmail.com or visiting BlondeRunner.com.



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Fall Races to Start Training for Now

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By Jenny Willden

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The 2020 racing season is unlike any other. Whether you’d planned to check the Boston Marathon off your bucket list or were ready to run the Salt Lake Marathon, COVID-19 put a wrench in race plans with all spring races canceled, delayed, or turned virtual.

Hollow State Park followed by a 112-mile bike showcasing views of St. George and the red rocks of the Southwest. The race wraps up with a 26.2-mile run with city and desert views. Looking for training guidance for this tough race? Join a global community of athletes for coach-led online training, virtual race competitions, and celebrations at ironmanvirtualclub.com.

While many local races have been scrapped entirely for 2020, other favorites are delayed until fall. When (and if) these planned races go on, we imagine they’ll be different than years past. Expect fewer participants, more waves of racers, hand sanitizer stations, and no race afterparties—just to name a few potential changes.

XTERRA SPRINT TRIATHLON AND TRAIL RACES September 19–20 Dip your toes in the triathlon waters without committing to the full distance at this sprint XTERRA race at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden. Held in conjunction with the XTERRA USA Championship event, amateurs and teams are welcome to compete. As a team or individual, race 750M swim, 19KM mountain bike, and 5K trail run at this off-road mountain event. Race entry includes an event t-shirt and post-race refreshments. USAT license required and a single-day license can be purchased for $15 at registration. Trail run 21K, 10K, 5K, and 5X5 TEAM Relay on Sunday.

While we can’t promise what these runs will look like come race day, we know simply signing up and prepping is one way to amp up your training. Here are a few rescheduled races to add to your fall racing calendar: IRONMAN NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP ST. GEORGE September 19 Don’t let all your quarantine training days go to waste; come participate in this lauded Ironman race in beautiful southern Utah. Challenge yourself with a full-distance triathlon, or join the competitive athletes vying for 75 qualifying slots for the 2021 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The scenic course begins with a 2.4-mile swim the red rock reservoir of Sand

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OGDEN MARATHON September 26 Rated one of the most scenic races in America, you can choose to run a full marathon, half marathon, relay, or the new 5K along the final 3.1 miles of the marathon course. The famed marathon begins at an elevation of 5400 feet and takes you through fields, past Pineview Reservoir, into Ogden Canyon, and along Ogden River


Not ready for an in-person race? Catch the racing spirit, earn a medal, and motivate yourself to train with these local virtual runs. Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run

Huntsman SportsFest June 20 Runners, walkers, cyclists, and supporters join together (virtually) for a day of fighting cancer from the road, a trail, your backyard, or even your couch. Join as an individual, a family, or a socially-distant team by racing to support research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). Invite friends and family to virtually participate and donate to your personal fundraising web page. 100% of funds raised support cancer research at HCI. hope.huntsmancancer.org Girls On The Run 5K starting line

Parkway before finishing on Historic 25th Street at 4309 feet. The half marathon begins at the marathon’s halfway point and also ends at 25th Street. Finish line festivities will be decided based on current state gathering rules. GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K October 3 Whether you’re a Girls on the Run coach, have a daughter participating, or just want to show your support by being a running buddy, you can join in on this organization’s rescheduled 5K at Sugar House Park. All girls currently participating in Girls on the Run through their schools are registered and receive a t-shirt, race bag, and medal. Packet pickup available on race day or Wednesday, September 30 at Salt Lake Running Company. Visit girlsontherunutah.org for more information about participating as a Running Buddy. GEAR FOR RACING SAFELY Running in groups will be different for the foreseeable future, and though you already know to pack your running shoes and water bottle for a race, you may need special post-pandemic race gear. Pack these items along to stay safe while you run with others: Face Mask: Running in a face mask can be challenging for breathing, but consider wearing one at the race start and finish area when social distancing can’t be maintained. Hand Sanitizer: Bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer along to ensure your hands are germ-free when washing isn’t an option. Gloves: Non-medical running gloves don’t offer guaranteed virus protection, but they’ll remind you not to touch your face and reduce your contact with contaminated surfaces. Snacks: Don’t count on food during or after the race. Bring GU packets and snacks to keep yourself going. Be your own support system and carry water instead of using aid stations. Jenny Willden is a Utah native and Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide. She studied journalism at Seattle University but moved back to her hometown of Salt Lake City for sunnier skies and the Greatest Snow on Earth. When not exploring the Wasatch Mountains, you’ll find her traveling the world in search of tacos and outdoor adventures. Follow her on Twitter @jennywillden and Instagram @jlwillden.

Utah Valley Marathon Race by June 30 While this race hoped to go on with social distancing measures in place, it’s now been shifted to a virtual event due to COVID-19 concerns. Current participants are automatically signed up for the virtual event unless they defer to 2021. Virtual runners receive a 2020 race shirt and medal, online race results, and bonus long-sleeve shirt at the 2021 event. (If you participate both years.) Choose to complete a 10K, half marathon, or marathon and submit your time online. utahvalleymarathon.com Coronavirus TP 10K Race June 6–27 Remember the run on toilet paper earlier this year? Commemorate it with a socially distanced 10K put on by the city of Herriman. Complete the race anywhere; do it all at once or break it up into multiple runs. First 250 participants receive a dri-fit style race shirt, medal, decal sticker, and an interchangeable face mask/cooling headband shipped to your door. All participants receive a race shirt and sticker. raceentry.com Virtual Dino Half Flashback Race by end of 2020 Outrun extinction and earn a 2019 Flashback medal with this virtual half marathon. The race is also offered in person this July, but this virtual run qualifies you for the Triassic Trifecta medal for running 2019, 2020, 2021. Once registered, receive your race bib, medal, and participant shirt by mail. runtasticevents.com Heber Half Flashback Race by end of 2020 Flashback to 2018 or 2019 and run your own half marathon or 5K with this virtual run. Receive that year’s race participant shirt, medal, and bib. Collect these puzzle piece medals to make a large four medal display. runtasticevents.com Triple Trail Challenge Race in June, July, and August Race independently on Park City’s trails with an all-virtual version of this popular racing series. Choose from Round Valley Rambler (June), Jupiter Peak Steeplechase (July), and Mid Mountain Marathon (August), or race all three and earn an embroidered Triple Trail Challenge jacket. Courses are 100% on trails and racers have one month to run each course and submit results. mountaintrails.org

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By Connie Lewis

There is a rhythm to training. What seems hard at first becomes more than habit the more you do it. At some point, you reach a place where you can’t imagine missing a day of training at the gym. But suddenly everything came to a halt, altering your usual training routine. Coronavirus closed gyms for nearly two months, and while many are now open with social distancing rules in place, you may still be hesitant to one. Are there other ways to train and be safe? The answer is yes. Denise Druce has been a fitness instructor, student, and now instructor of instructors for 40 years. For 20 of those years, she’s owned and operated health clubs with her husband, Michael Druce. “I’ve worn spandex to work every day, making a living out of doing what I love and keeping people healthy,” Denise says.

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During the last 20 years, she’s gravitated to yoga, finding it a good workout for “an aging body.” She trains yoga teachers through her school, Yoga Assets. A lifelong learner, Denise figures she’s earned every single industry certification—along with working with thousands of people over the years. Denise sees the current social distancing regulations as a chance to try new things and make new healthy habits. “Go to bed at a decent hour, wake up at a decent hour, eat healthier, and try some of the things you always wished you had time to try,” she says. Staying active can also help manage stress, which can be a killer. “Whatever is happening with the body’s immune system, stress makes it worse,” Denise says. “A strong immune system comes from working out.” So what are some of the options? A great place to start is going outside. Just breathing the fresh air instead of the stale air in your cooped up spaces at home can make a difference. Go for a walk, a jog, a run, or a hike. Bonus: take your dog along. Michael loves the Stairmaster at the gym but found an alternative at Sugar House Park. He takes a spin around the park and then sprints up the hills to get the same workout as when he’s on the Stairmaster. He also stops and does some pushups, sit-ups, and pull-ups. Many local parks have built-in fitness trails with equipment to work your whole body. Be sure to sanitize any park equipment you use. If the weather keeps you home, Denise suggests breaking out old exercise equipment that’s just gathering dust. Pull out the treadmills, the bands you bought on TV, the kettlebells, and get to work. There are plenty of free online platforms, apps, or YouTube videos if you want to follow along with an instructor. “Since you are home anyway, now is the time to dedicate to those workouts people always say they don’t have time for,” says Denise. “No more excuses.”


There’s also an at-home solution for instructors. Denise didn’t want to miss out on teaching so did something Micahel had been urging her to for years. She set up an online class on Zoom and teaches people all over the company who join on their computers or phones. She can fill 100 spots each session, and all she has to do is set up a webcam and microphone. Zoom allows participants to comment, and unless they black out their screen, she can see everyone’s face a la a Brady Bunch-style. Even during a pandemic, there are still opportunities to stay healthy, continue to train, and stay active. Just step outside your door, and remember the six-foot rule. Where to Find Fitness Classes Online Seek Studio Online classes for $25 a month with discounts for members at its Sugar House studio. (seekstudioonlineclasses.vhx.tv) CorePower Yoga Offering free 20, 30, and 60-minute classes on-demand and some streaming classes. (corepoweryoga.com/content/wellness-protocol) Total Body Pilates Offering online pilates classes. (totalbodypilates.com) Maven Strong Online “Sweat, Strength and Soul” classes and livestream classes. (mavenslc.com/connect) Torch'd Instagram Live Classes Burn fat and shave off inches with this intense flow of body resistance, dance conditioning, and targeted repetition led by its creator, Isaac Calpito, daily on Instagram Live (@isaacboots) at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time. (isaacboots.com/fitness) Nike Training Club Premium Get fit on-demand workouts, programs, and more with free access to NTC Premium for all Nike Members until further notice via the Nike Training Club smartphone app. (nike.com)

Connie Lewis attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, where she studied journalism. She has written for the past 35 years, more recently for Utah Stories, Black Belt magazine, and the Deseret News. She is an avid skier, part-time bicyclist, and jeeper who believes Utah is the ideal recreational destination.

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The Best New Gear for Summer 18 Fresh Picks for Your Next Run or Ride By Jenny Willden

Whether you run or ride your bike, count on this new, tested gear to help you power through the miles. While these items are available online, consider shopping local and supporting your neighborhood bike and running store whenever possible.

Smith Uproar Glasses These aren’t your typical running sunglasses. The Uproars feature street styling, grippy nose pads, and polarized, ChromaPop lenses you swap based on conditions. $143 smithoptics.com

Brooks Dare Run Bra Get that locked in feeling with a bra designed specifically for running. Uses encapsulation to reduce motion with molded cups that lift and separate your girls. Customize the fit with frontadjustable straps that never dig in. $75 brooksrunning.com 16«

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Outdoor Research Women’s Vantage 7/8 Leggings We love leggings that stash it all. The Vantage’s large pockets hold a smartphone, snacks, and even a shell. Plus, the stretchy knit fabric wicks sweat and dries fast on hot days. $89 outdoorresearch.com

Swiftwick Aspire Zero Socks No-show socks are our favorite (no tan lines), but we hate when they slide down into our shoes. The Aspire’s firm compression holds them in place and reduces foot fatigue to keep you running strong. $15 swiftwick.com

Hoka Arahi 4 Road Shoes Hoka’s inventive J-Frame™ stability technology cradles your foot to provide slight, stable overpronation correction, but is revitalized in its fourth iteration with a new lighter weight, more breathable upper. For men and women. $130 hokaoneone.com



UA Hovr Machina Shoes Ditch smartphone trackers and accurately monitor your stride length, cadence, and distance with a built-in sensor that provides real-time tips. Plus, this fast, new shoe has a racing spike-inspired propulsion plate and stable cushioning for neutral runners. For men and women. $150 underarmour.com

Nathan QuickStart Plus Race Vest Stay hydrated without bouncy backpacks using this slim vest that holds a 1.5 L hydration bladder, smartphone, nutrition, and extra layers. $70 nathansports.com

Nathan VaporHowe Women’s Waistpak Minimalists rejoice: this super sleek waistbelt doesn’t bounce and includes a soft, 20-ounce water bottle. The front pocket fits your smartphone and a back zippered one holds nutrition essentials or a light jacket. $60 nathansports.com Zealios Race Relief Once the run’s done, rub this cooling formula with 12 natural herbal extracts and 4% menthol. Designed to relive pain, reduce swelling, and speed recovery using natural, healing ingredients. $18 teamzealios.com

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Kali Interceptor Helmet Safeguard your noggin’ with this trail-ready helmet designed with more protection for the back of your head, exceptional venting, and enhanced impact resistance. Bonuses like Boa adjustment and built-in light or camera mount enhance its appeal. $180 kaliprotectives.com

Archer D1x Trail E-shifter System Shift fast and accurately with this affordable system that transforms any mechanical drive train into an e-shifter using your existing components. Fine tune your shifting with the Archer app, and ride confidently thanks to its 80-hour battery run time. $389 archercomponents.com

Clif Coffee Bars Kickstart your ride with CLIF coffee bars that pair an espresso shot worth of caffeine with vanilla latte, caramel macchiato, and mocha flavors. An easy morning meal—no coffee shop stop required. $18 for 12 bars clifbar.com

Swiftwick Flite XGT Socks This technologically advanced sock features cool technologies like GripDry™ fiber to prevent slipping and AnkleLock™ Technology to support your ankle. Plus improved compression fabric that wicks away sweat. $20 swiftwick.com

Lezyne Connect Smart Pair Bike Lights Ride safely after sunset with this front/rear cycling light combo. Sync your front and bike lights and operate both wirelessly with the LED Ally phone app. Once paired, the front light will automatically turn on the back light. Four mode sets let you set the pair to day or night mode. $100 ride.lezyne.com

Scott MTB Comp Boa Shoe Thanks to its Boa® Fit System upper, this clip-in SPD-compatible shoe has a slim, precise fit that delivers solid energy return on technical rides. A reinforced toe box protects from rocks and the rubber outsole grips on loose terrain. $120 scott-sports.com



Hustle Bike Labs Magnetic Clipless Pedals Whether you’re a newbie to clipping in on a mountain bike or looking for quick-release pedals—Hustle’s innovation delivers. Rare Earth Magnets (REM) paired with REMplates mounted to SPD shoes offer a clipped-in feeling but release effortlessly. Expect stronger, more efficient pedal strokes without the chance of your foot getting locked in on sketchy switchbacks. Price TBA hustlebikelabs.com

Superfeet Aftersport Recovery Shoes Slip into these cushy slides after running or riding to re-energize your feet with cloud-like cushion and Superfeet’s signature support. Designed to prevent injury and keep your feet feeling fresh day after day. $60 superfeet.com

Amp Human PR Lotion Ride faster and longer with this acidneutralizing lotion designed to reduce post-activity muscle soreness and boost lactate levels to fuel your muscles. Made in Utah, the lotion’s secret weapon is sodium bicarbonate, which is shown to help buffer acid without the stomach issues of sipping it in a drink. $35 per bottle amphuman.com




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Utahn Grayson Murphy Dominates on Trails and Roads By Connie Lewis

If it seems like world-class runner Grayson Murphy came out of nowhere on the pro running scene, it’s because she did. Grayson grew up playing soccer and ran only for condition, until joining the Santa Clara University track and cross country teams during her sophomore year. “I experienced a very explosive rise to the top,” says Grayson, “going from being the worst on the team to the best,” and soon found that she enjoyed running. Given her relatively short time in the racing scene, Grayson has racked up some impressive wins. At her first post-collegiate race, the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships, she finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. In her first two professional road races — the Deseret News 10K and the Great Cow Harbor 10K in Northport, New York—she took second place. In 2019, Grayson won the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina then a week later the XTERRA Trail Run Championship Half Marathon in Hawaii. Collegiate Career So how did she start winning competitive races so quickly? It all started in college. Grayson spent two years at Santa Clara before transferring to the University of Utah for a better program. Since she was already competing, the U couldn’t recruit her. So she contacted them, got a release from Santa Clara, and found that Utah was not only willing to make a place for her on the team, but would give her a scholarship too. By her graduation in 2018, Grayson racked up an impressive array of running accolades: All American in cross country, All American for indoor track in the 3K and 5K, and All American in outdoor track for 18«

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steeplechase. She accomplished it all while earning her degree in civil engineering—though she does it more as a hobby than a career. Returning to Utah After graduation, Grayson signed with Northern Arizona Elite (NAZ Elite), sponsored by HOKA. She moved to Flagstaff and trained there for a year until she realized she wasn’t enjoying the team or the training style. She missed running Salt Lake City’s trails and competing solely on roads. Grayson was homesick too, and decided to move back home to Utah in June 2019. “I was missing my family, my friends, and my boyfriend,” she says. Upon returning to Utah, she embraced trail running and signed up for her first off-road race. Grayson toed the line of the Cirque Series’ Brighton race in June 2019, and struggled with running at the high altitude and snowy conditions. Despite having to walk some of the course, she came in second place to Olympian Morgan Arritola. While it was challenging, Grayson loved the experience and signed up for more difficult races. Things started rolling from there, and she won the 2019 at Hobbler Creek Half Marathon, Cirque SeriesSun Valley, and the Huntsville Half Marathon. Saucony Comes Calling In August 2019 at the brutal Bridger Ridge Run trail race in Bozeman, Montana, Grayson came in second place with a time of 3 hours 41 minutes, but she and the first-place finisher broke the long-standing course record. However, it was September’s USATF Mountain Running Championships that changed her professional running fate. Grayson knew it was a risky career move to go forward with no ¦¦¦

sponsorship and no team, but after winning the USATF Mountain Running Championships, she qualified for Team USA and sponsorship offers rolled in. While she and her agent spoke to several companies before the race, it was running shoe and apparel company Saucony that came through with the best offer. Besides her sponsorship, Grayson earns prize money from races plus bonuses from Saucony if she places in an agreed-upon race. But she runs for fun too, and recently ran and won the Antelope Island 25K, even though it wasn’t eligible for the Saucony bonus. Her favorite win so far was running the World Championship in Patagonia in November 2019. She raced the 14.7K race in 1:15:20 and took first by 21 seconds. Overall, Grayson loves her blossoming running career. “I am grateful for the chance for full-time sponsorship. My main job can be running. I don’t have to have side jobs; I can focus on running and enjoying it without worrying about how to pay the bills,” she says. “It is not common in the running world and I don’t take it for granted. I have friends who would kill to have what I have.” But she doesn’t do it alone. Technically, Grayson is an independent runner who works with a coach, and hers is Boulder, Coloradobased David Roche—who trains mountain trail runners nationally and internationally. However, all her coached training is done remotely. Roche writes her training and she then reports back to him by text or email on

how the sessions went. “At this point, I don’t need someone to watch me run,” Grayson says. Looking to the Future Grayson plans to race on trails and roads in 2020 and is focusing on races that are 10K or longer on both surfaces. She likes mixing it up to prevent boredom, and her long-term goal is to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. As for what it takes to become an international competitor, Grayson generally runs 70 miles a week, averaging about 10 miles a day. She does two strength sessions at the gym and will sometimes take an easy day of cross training if she is particularly tired. Early in the season she runs once a day, but later in the season she runs twice a day. Her advice for those who’d like to follow in her running shoes? “Don’t try and do it all at once. It is a process,” Grayson says. “Enjoy the process of getting there as much as getting the wins. And be patient.”

Connie Lewis attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, where she studied journalism. She has written for the past 35 years, more recently for Utah Stories, Black Belt magazine, and the Deseret News. She is an avid skier, part-time bicyclist, and jeeper who believes Utah is the ideal recreational destination.

When this unique bike shop closed its doors, it seemed like the end of an era. But with a boost from a big name in cycling, it’s reopened to bring its “concierge” concept to one of the hottest biking spots in the Mountain West.


By Molly Andersen It started with a bread truck and a dream. In 2014, Andre Shoumatoff took two former delivery vans, filled them with bikes, tools, and knowledgeable staff, and began delivering rental bikes to Park City visitors at their hotels or chosen trailheads. Soon, though, Andre realized an unexpected side effect of the personal service he was providing, with carefully selected and fitted bikes for every customer. After a day-long ride, about one in eight customers wanted to purchase the bikes they’d tried out. After establishing a solid footing in Park City, Andre began dreaming of establishing a more permanent presence. In 2016, Park City Bike Demos opened its brick-and-mortar location. The bread trucks, though, weren’t going anywhere; staff still delivered bikes straight to customers so they could to take a spin. Soon, the shop became a vital part of Park City’s cycling community. Groups of all ages and backgrounds were invited to call it home, including the Utah High School Racing League, the largest NICA racing program in the country. But in an era of spiking rents and cutthroat online competition, keeping a physical store open proved an ongoing struggle. “Some ideas we thought were good didn’t really work,” says marketing


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director Zak Ricklefs. “We had to keep so many bikes in inventory that the space felt more like a warehouse than a shop. Plus, the business is tough under any circumstances. Bike shops have low margins and one in 17 closes every year.” In August 2018, the crew called it quits, shuttering the shop and preparing—they thought— to abandon a dream. Then an unexpected source offered to breathe new life into the business. Robert DeMartini, former CEO of New Balance and current CEO of USA Cycling, bought Park City Bike Demos, reopening the shop’s doors in February 2019 with a commitment to the original concept. That concept: concierge-style service with a friendly, helpful attitude, is still at the core of Park City Bike Demos’ business. “It’s shocking how many people report bad customer service experiences at bike shops,” Zak says. “Someone who’s the president of IMBA and beat Lance in the Leadville 100 could walk into a bike shop in Steamboat, and someone there will belittle him.” Walk into Park City Bike Demos’ shop, though, and you’ll find a much different experience. The lights are kept low, the music high, the coffee fresh. “We like to keep it a little dark and sexy,” Andre



says. Models from high-end builders like Felt and Devinci are posed like modern sculptures in the uncluttered space. Though any shop will let you take a quick spin, Park City Bike Demos encourages you to lean into the experience. The Demo Center is at the heart of their business model. Here, you can check out a bike (or two... or four...) for a whole day and take it to the trails. Try out different styles of bike, from 29er to townie to e-bike. Up to $500 in rental fees can be used as a credit toward a bike purchase for six months from the date of your test ride. Or, if you fall in love with a bike, it’s easy to take your new objet d’amour home right away —they’ll even ship it home for you. The Demo Center’s location is perfect for trying out your new wheels. It’s a 10-minute ride from the easy trails of Round Valley or the double black diamond trails of Park City Mountain Resort. “You don’t even need a bike rack on your car,” Zak says. If you’re short on time or itching to hit singletrack, you can skip the shop altogether. Park City Bike Demos still maintains the fleet of trucks the business was built on. Their driver/mechanics will meet you at the trailhead or anywhere around town to get your rental perfectly fitted to your size and style. (Plus, they always bring bumping tunes and cold beers along with them.) But it’s after the sale is made that Park City Bike Demos’ conciergestyle service comes into play. “We don’t believe in the ‘one and done’ sale,” Zak says. “We provide multiple service days for every

customer to emulate that first-day experience.” You can stop by for a tune-up or a components upgrade, and enjoy an espresso drink while chatting with local cyclists. Or, for some big-screen inspiration, catch a broadcast of the Giro d’Italia, the Tour of Utah, or another cycling event in the Demo Center’s media area. F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” That’s certainly not true for this all-American bike store, which has managed to both reinvent itself and stay true to its original vision. On your next trip to Park City, consider treating yourself to a handselected, custom-fitted ride... and enjoy the sense of community this unique shop has created while you’re there. Park City Bike Demos 1500 Kearns Boulevard Park City, UT 435-659-3991 parkcitybikedemos.com

Molly Andersen writes about health, fitness, and nutrition from her home in Portland, Oregon. An Outdoor Sports Guide contributor since 2009, her favorite hike is anything with a steep climb and a waterfall at the end.

The pandemic has made planning for this racing season complicated and uncertain. Many events listed here are postponed, canceled, or a virtual race this year. Outdoor Sports Guide shares in your disappointment and can't wait until we can safely race together again. While our calendar is accurate as of our publication date, we expect to see more adjustments. Please visit race websites for up-to-date information.

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Wolpertinger Navigation Challenge Teton Valley, ID. Will take the place of the Ogre this year. VIRTUAL EVENT. tetonogre.com

July 19

and 12-hour adventure races. rockymountainadventureseries.com/ surly-pika.html

July 24–26

The Nomad Salida, CO. 48 hours of

pure Colorado Adventure. Challenges teams on mountain bikes, on foot, and on the water in the high country of the Rocky Mountains. rockymountainadventureseries.com

August 5–9

Kids Adventure Games: Desert Edition Mountain Plaza, Vail, CO. This is a special invite to teams who raced in our UTAH and MONTANA events, to join us for the “Desert Edition” in June at a greatly discounted price. kidsadventuregames.com


Mid Week MTB Series XC #4 Round Valley, Park City, UT. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

July 25–26

Fat Tire 40 Crested Butte, CO. This

Mid Week MTB Series Mini Enduro #2 Deer Valley, UT. Mid Week MTB Series

Emery County, UT. One of the first events of its kind in the West an outdoor bouldering festival that brings climbers together with the local community. joesvalleyfest.com

and 24-hour event which includes epic white water paddling, single track and gravel road mountain biking, and challenging trekking and navigation in the wild’s of Colorado. rockymountainadventureseries.com

August 20–23

29029 Everesting at Snowbasin

Snowbasin, UT. Competitors from around the world will hike to Snowbasin's summit 13 times to climb the vertical equivalent of Mt. Everest. SOLD OUT! Check out website for next year. 29029everesting.com

August 29

Bears Ears Adventure Race

Steamboat Springs, CO. 12-hour adventure race north of Steamboat. Solos and teams of 2, 3, or 4. $140 per person. 361adventures.com/bears

September 26

S’more Adventure Race

Deckers, CO. 4-hour adventure race. rockymountainadventureseries.com

October 10–11

Feather Lakes, CO. Overnight multisport challenge. 10-12 hour nighttime race consisting of mountain biking, trekking, navigation, and special challenges. Can you handle the dark? rockymountainadventureseries.com

June 12, 2021

Valentine Peak Endurance Challenge Parowan, UT. 3.5-mile-long trail. itsyourrace.com

CAMPING & HIKING September 27–October 3

Rainbow Bridge Trail Supported Trekking Navajo Mountain, UT. Hike and

camp with llama packstock support on the traditional pilgrimage route to Rainbow Bridge, the earth’s largest natural bridge,

VIRTUAL RIDE. Missoula, MT. ratpod.org

June 23

June 27

CLINICS & EVENTS Couples Retreat at CLAS Ropes Course Provo, UT. 4-hour Ropes Course

Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride VIRTUAL RIDE Cache County

July 11, August 1

Experience, 12-hour couple reflection time with snacks/drinks, picnic lunch, canoeing. Check website for updates or call 801-373-8897, clasropes.com

Dripping Springs Campground, Dutch John, UT. Join us and the fine folks from the Green River Guides & Outfitters Association (GROGA) for a Green River Cleanup & Campout. fishforgarbage.org/events

August 25–26

Utah Outdoor Recreation Summit Provo, UT. Now with virtual and inperson conference options. Join local stakeholders, industry professionals and land managers that play a role in Utah’s outdoor recreation community. Network during one of our attendee activities or get outside to play at Utah Lake State Park, Provo Canyon or on the Provo River. utahoutdoorsummit.com

September 12

Weber River Cleanup Riverside

Park, Morgan, UT. Remove garbage from the waterway to restore a healthy riparian ecosystem, enjoy the outdoors, make some friends, and win prizes. . fishforgarbage.org/events

November 7

Rainforest Yoga Living Planet

Aquarium, Draper, UT. thelivingplanet. com/events/yoga


Sleep When You’re Dead Red

RATPOD (Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day)

isn't one of those dirt road races masquerading as a mountain bike race. thegoinitiative.org/fat-tire-40

GROGA Green River Cleanup

Never Summer Adventure Race Winter Park, CO. A 6-hour


Joe’s Valley Bouldering Festival

August 15

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September 24–27

Surly Pika Pinedale, WY. 6-


and sacred place to the Navajo culture. We are guests of the Atene family. Four nights on the trail, and a boat ride out the last day! cfimoab.org/trips/rainbowbridge-supported-trekking

Wasatch 50 Heber, UT. Enduro XC

event. The course features prolonged climbing, the majority of which is on purpose-built singletrack, featuring awesomely switchbacked trails that take you to the course's high point of 7,500 feet. wasatch50.com

June 16

Mid Week MTB Series XC #3 Location

TBD. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women's mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

June 27–28

Fairgrounds, Logan, UT. bit.ly/369PeyU

July 7

Mid Week MTB Series XC #5 Solitude Mountain Resort, UT. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

July 9

Mid Week MTB Series Women’s Mini Enduro Solitude Mountain Resort,

UT. 2 stages of racing, individual start times, loads of encouragement, and plenty of competition! midweekmtb.com

July 10–11

9th Annual Cache Gran Fondo Logan,

UT. We are expanding our format to allow for Covid-19 safety guidelines, 2-days with scheduled start times with 40-rider pods. Same great sponsors, prizes, gifts, meals, support, but smaller groups of riders over 2-days. Recreational distances of 35, 50, 75, and 100-miles in beautiful Cache Valley, UT. To learn more about the event, to register and schedule your start time, go to cachegranfondo.com

July 14

Mid Week MTB Series Mini Enduro #1 Solitude Mountain Resort, UT. Mid

Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

July 18

I-CUP: Rage at Snowbird

Snowbird, UT. This 5.1-mile course has approximately 570ft of climb per lap. Course is a mix of high-mountain Utah singletrack interspersed with enough ski area service roads and doubletrack to allow for passing opportunities. intermountaincup.com

July 18

El Doce at Pow Mow Powder Mountain Ski Resort, Eden, UT. 12-hour mountain bike event. With 13.3 miles of IMBA designed trails per lap and roughly 1400’ ascent. getoutandlive.org/p/about/eldoce

July 18

Iron Lung Ride Huntsville, UT.120, 80 and 40-mile course. ironlungride.com

June 20

July 21

Douglas Blvd., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. huntsman140.com

Snowbird, UT. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women's mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

Huntsman 140 VIRTUAL RIDE 200 Fort




Mid Week MTB Series XC #6


July 25

Desperado Duel Panguitch, UT. A distance to challenge every rider with 50, 100, and 150-mile options at Bryce Canyon. ridesouthernutah.com Pomerelle Pounder Albion,

ID. Go-Ride Gravity Series. 2 days, 2 downhill races. facebook.com/ pgutahgravityseries/posts

July 27

features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

July 28

Mid Week MTB Series XC #7 Heber

City, UT. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

July 31–August 1

Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride

Antelope Island, UT. REGISTRATION CURRENTLY POSTPONED. Celebrating 25 Years! Non-competitive, family friendly event. 23 miles roundtrip on an asphalt road. Refreshments will be served at the Ranch until midnight. Prizes, including a bike from Biker's Edge in Kaysville, will be awarded to participants who choose to dress up or decorate their bike using the ride theme & Ride of the Silver Serpent. Ride starts at 10:00 PM antelopebymoonlight.com

August 1

Sports-am East Canyon-Echo Road Race East Canyon Resort, Morgan,

UT. The competitive course takes you through the little town of Henefer, the scenic valleys of Summit and Morgan County and includes a fast glide through Echo Canyon before heading back to the resort. sports-am.com/East-Canyon-RR

August 1

Pony Express Century Eagle

Mountain, UT. 100 Mile, 100K, and 50K. ponyexpresscentury.com

August 1–2

Zia Rides: 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest Gallup, NM. 12-

and 24-hour mountain bike endurance competition held in the Zuni Mountains. ziarides.com

August 4

Mid Week MTB Series XC #8 Park City Resort, UT. Mid Week MTB Series features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

August 8

I-CUP: Powder Mountain Eden,

UT. 7-mile lap of the network. The lap will feature approximately 1,400 feet of climbing. intermountaincup.com/ races/cross-country-races/powdermountain-2020

August 8

The Ultimate Challenge presented by University of Utah Health Care Park City, UT. Toughest One Day Cycling Adventure. The Ultimate Challenge


traditionally spans 110 miles, gains more than 12,000 feet of elevation and includes a mountaintop finish at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. rideUC.com

August 8–9

Bike MS: Wyoming’s Bighorn Country Classic Sheridan, WY. Ride

through Wyoming and experience the support you’ve come to expect from Bike MS. bikemswyoming.org

August 11

Mid Week MTB Series Mini Enduro #3 Location TBD. Mid Week MTB Series

features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women's mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

August 14–16

Outerbike: Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO. Ride next year’s bikes on world-class trails at this huge demo. outerbike.com

August 15

To the Moon and Back Century Ride DUE TO COVID-19, REGISTRATION IS ON HOLD. Tablona, UT. Century, 75, 50, and 25-mile rides. Routes cater to novice and expert riders. tothemoonandback-events.com

August 15

Heart of Idaho Century Ride Snake

River Landing, Idaho Falls, ID. This event draws riders from age 5-85. 25, 62, 100 mile distances. d91.k12.id.us/22/ Content2/about-century-ride

August 15

Mirror Lake Highway Road Race & Grand Fondo Coalville, UT.


August 15

Cedar City Fire Road 100K Cedar City, UT. 100K or 60K options. Chip timed. gravelgrinder.com/fire-road-100k/

August 15–16

Flyin’ Brian Downhill Race Brian Head, UT. The most rugged downhill mountain bike races. brianhead.com

August 15–16

Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp Park City, UT dirtseries.com/


August 18

Mid Week MTB Series Mini Enduro #4 Snowbird, UT. Mid Week MTB Series

features 8 cross country races and 4 mini enduro races plus one women’s mini enduro. midweekmtb.com

August 22

TOSH Gran Fondo Salt Lake Saltair, Great Salt Lake, UT. Courses are 35, 65, and 100 miles. granfondosaltlake.com

August 27–30

Colorado Classic Snowmass Village,

Avon, Boulder, and Denver, CO. Women’s professional cycling race. coloradoclassic.com

August 28–31

Hoodoo 500 St. George, UT. Ultramarathon bicycle relay and solo races. 500 mile 3-day stage race for solos, tandems and 2-person teams. 300 mile 2-Day Stage Race for solos only.hoodoo500.com

August TBD

Tintic Mountains Road Race & Grand Fondo Santaguin, UT. This is a brand new

course for 2020 with so much variation you’ll never get tired. There are rollers, climbs, fast down hills, and flat sections built to enjoy the pace line. zonefiveracing.com/zonefive-racing-events


August 29

5 Canyons Bike Challenge (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough) Salt

Lake City, UT. One of the most daunting cycling challenges in the country, ascending more than 14,000 feet over 116 miles through all five of Salt Lake City's beautiful riding canyons, comprising three HC climbs and two Category 2–in one day! teamwingsofjustice.org

August 29

Cache Valley Century Ride Logan, UT.

35, 70, and 100-mile options are available. cachevalleycentury.com

August 29

Summit Challenge Bike Ride Park City, UT. Ride 16, 50, 80, or 100 miles. summitchallenge100.org

August 29

September 13–19

Tour of Southern Utah St. George, UT. 7-day cycling tour where you ride 60-100 miles per day in breathtaking Southern Utah. planetultra.com/portfolio/tourof-southern-utah

September 18–20

Zia Rides: Albuquerque Dirt Fiesta Albuquerque, NM. Combines the traditional 6- or 12-hour endurance bike races we love with a 5K, 10K, 20K, or 40K trail run. ziarides.com

September 19

Goldilocks Provo Provo, UT. Womenonly 20, 40, 60, 80, or 100-mile road bike rides. goldilocks.events/provo

September 19–20

Moab Century Tour Moab, UT.

40, 60, and 100-mile ride options. skinnytireevents.com

Zia Rides: Royal Gorge Six and Twelve Royal Gorge Park, Canon City, CO.

September 20–27

September 3–6

29,000'. cyclingescapes.com/bicycletours/ utah/zion-bryce/biketour.html

Ketchum, ID. 50- and 100-mile races. rebeccasprivateidaho.com

Salt to Saint Relay 24-hour relay from

This is a 6- and 12-hour mountain bike endurance competition and is our first event ever in Colorado. ziarides.com

Rebecca’s Private Idaho

September 4–7

Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival Teton Valley,

WY. Enjoy a full weekend of riding some of the most beautiful and new trails in the Tetons. Unlimited options for riding the Teton, Snake River, and Big Hole Mountains. tetonbikefest.org

September 5

Sundance Sunduro Sundance Resort,

UT. Enduro Race. utahdh.org

September 5

Park City Point 2 Point Park City, UT. Ride singletrack for over 90% of the race. Total distance is 75 miles with over 12,000' prime; of climbing on the trails around Park City. thepcpp.com

September 6

Gran Fondo Moab Moab, UT. Check

website for additional information. granfondomoab.com

September 11–13

Caliente Mountain Bike Fest

Caliente, NV. Sweet desert singletrack and a weekend of fun, food, raffles, music, and hanging with the coolest of the cool! lincolncountynevada.com/ events/summer-events/bike-fest/

September 13

America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride Lake Tahoe, NV. 72- and 100-mile distances around Lake Tahoe. Or Boat Cruise & 35-mile Lake Tahoe Half Ride Fun Tour. bikethewest.com

September 13

Tour de Tahoe Lake Tahoe, NV. The

72-mile course circumnavigates the highways clockwise around Lake Tahoe in both Nevada and California. Recreational cyclists can choose the Boat Cruise 35mile Lake Tahoe Half Ride Fun Tour. This year it will be combined with America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. bikethewest.com

September 13

Tour des Suds Park City, UT. 7-mile

mountain bike climb from City Park, to the top of Guardsman Pass with a 2,700' prime; elevation gain. mountaintrails. org/events/tour-de-suds

Bicycle Tour of Utah- 5 Utah National Parks Springdale, UT. 7 Days, 442 Miles,

September 25–26

Salt Lake City to St. George. Solo riders or 4- and 8-person teams. 24 hrs and more than 400 miles of open road just waiting for you. salttosaint.com

September 26

The Crippler Canon City, CO. 65 Miles. 5,000' of Climbing. thecrippler.org

September 27–October 3

OATBRAN Lake Tahoe, NV. Bike ride tour across Nevada. 420 miles of riding from Lake Tahoe to Great Basin National Park. bikethewest.com/oatbran-oneawesome-tour-bike-ride-across-nevada

October 2–3

Stupid Pony 2 Eagle Mountain to Wendover, UT. We’re riding across the West Desert, stupid! Two hundred plus miles in a single sitting across the Pony Express trail nearly to the NV border through some of the most scenic and deserted land in the continental US. facebook.com/stupidponyride, saltylizard100.com

October 2–4

Outerbike: Moab Moab, UT. Fall is

prime time for Moab riding, and this festival is the best way to wrap up biking season. outerbike.com

October 3–4

Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp

Fruita, CO. Women’s Mountain Bike Camp for beginner to advanced levels, focusing on skill development and trail riding, for cross country and downhill riders. dirtseries.com/fruita-2020

October 6–9

Huntsman World Senior Games Cycling St. George, UT. This four-day

event provides four different challenges - Hill Climb, Time Trial, Criterium, and Road Race - all with different levels of competition. seniorgames.net

October 10

Sports-AM City Creek Bike Sprint

Salt Lake City, UT. For road bikes and mountain bikes. Starts at mouth of City Creek Canyon, finishes at Rotary Park, 6-mile hill climb. sports-am.com

October 10

Tri States Gran Fondo Mesquite, NV.

The ONLY Gran Fondo in the world where you can ride in THREE STATES IN ONE INCREDIBLE DAY OF CYCLING! Nevada,

Arizona and Utah! planetultra.com/tri-states-gran-fondo

October 12–13

Huntsman World Senior Games Mountain Biking St. George, UT.

Mountain biking portion of Huntsman World Senior Games, for riders over age 50. Pre-registration required.hwsg.com/ sports/mountainBiking

October 16–18

Zia Rides: Wild West Fest Ruidoso, NM. Shred on singletrack with semitechnical switchbacks and enjoy phenomenal flowy descending through the ponderosa pines. ziarides.com

October 31

Mt. Lemmon Gravel Grinder

Oracle, AZ. Starting at 4,500 ft. and elevations ranging from 3,000 ft in the neighboring town of San Manuel to 8,000 ft in Summerhaven, Mount Lemmon. mtlemmongravelgrinder.com

December 12

Zia Rides: Dawn to Dusk Arizona

McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix, AZ. 12-hour endurance mountain bike competition. ziarides.com

February 12–14, 2021

Epic Rides: 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Tucson, AZ. Celebrating 22 years of riding single track in the Sonoran Desert, the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo presented by Tucson Medical Center is one of the largest 24-hour events in the world. epicrides.com/events/24-hoursin-the-old-pueblo

March 13–16, 2021

Skinny Tire Festival Moab, UT. 20th

Anniversary! Four day SOLD OUT! Two days follow the mighty Colorado River corridor, both up-stream and downstream. The other two days climb the beautiful canyon roads into Dead Horse Point State Park and Arches National Park. skinnytireevents.com

April 6, 2021

Utah Bike Summit Davis Conference

Center, Layton, UT. The state’s bicycle conference. Open to bicycle enthusiasts and advocates, elected officials, bike shops, manufacturers, infrastructure engineers, planners, transportation professionals, health officials, tourism professionals, and the general public. bikeutah.org/summit

April 17, 2021

Salt Lake City Marathon Salt Lake

City, UT. There is something for everyone - Full and Half Marathons, 5K, 10K, Bike Tour, 10K Skate and a 1k Kid’s Marathon! saltlakecitymarathon.com

May 7–9, 2021

Fruita Fat Tire Festival Fruita, CO. 25th

Anniversary. Come ride miles of pristine MTB Trails, meet MTB friends from around the world and support those who support the passion, the lifestyle and the sport we all enjoy. fruitafattirefestival.com


Brian Head 4th of July Bash Brian

Head, UT. This 4th of July event is one of the best, AND coolest (temperaturewise) of the summer! Fireworks will be promptly set-off after the bands finish (conditions permitting).brianhead.com

July 4

Snowbird 4th of July Snowbird, UT. Celebrate Independence Day at the Bird

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check website of event for any updates of cancellations or postponed events.


Keeper 2020


SEPTEMBER 19, 2020


with family-friendly rides and activities, live music, tram rides, and an all-you-caneat Pancake Breakfast on snowbird.com

UT. The trail will be marked. It consists of–dirt trails (43%), dirt roads (38%) and some paved (19%). squawpeak50.com

Summer Camp at Woodward

Drop 13 VIRTUAL RACE Big Cottonwood

July 6–August 14

Park City, UT. Multi-day summer camp program provide fun, recreation, and skill progression for kids 6 and older, of any ability level. Choose a 5 or 10-day camp program. woodwardparkcity.com/ instruction/camps

July 17–20

Wind River Mountain Festival

Pinedale, WY. Live music, events, adventure racing. windrivermtfest.com

August 15–October 18

Snowbird Oktoberfest Snowbird,

UT. Voted one of America's 10 Best Oktoberfests by Men's Journal Magazine. Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest attracts over 60,000 visitors and has grown to become one of the largest festivals in Utah. Every Saturday and Sunday. Grand Oktoberfest celebration for Labor Day weekend. snowbird.com/oktoberfest

August 31–Septembr 17

Moab Music Fest Moab, UT. Experience world-class music in stunning red rock venues at this fest of chamber music, jazz, and traditional music concerts. moabmusicfest.org

September 4–7

Soldier Hollow Classic Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. SUSPENDED until further notice. soldierhollowclassic.com

September 17–20

Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by The Grand Junction Group Palisade, CO. Take in all that

Colorado Mountain Winefest has to offer. The Festival in the Park takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19 and is the state's largest wine festival featuring unlimited sips from over 60 Colorado wineries. coloradowinefest.com

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October 24

Ogden Witchstock Ogden, UT. The

event kicks off with a witches tea party at the Ogden Amphitheater, then a "Zombie Crawl" with some of the most intense costumes and make-up goes up and down 25th and it all ends up with the "Monster Bash" back at the amphitheater where everyone dances the night away. visitogden. com/events/signature/witchstock

April 9–11, 2021

June 13

Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT. drop13.com

June 13

Wahsatch Steeplechase POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Salt Lake City, UT. wahsatchsteeplechase.com

June 17

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Solitude POSTPONED RACE Solitude, UT. Check website for update. runontrails.com

June 20–October 10

Virtual Summer Circuit Keep

training with this five-race virtual training circuit to ready you for fall half and full marathons and a kids' 1-miler. Registration includes finisher medal, race shirt, custom bibs, finisher certificate, and 2020 playlist. Limit 300 registrants. huntsman140.com

June 20

Buffalo Run Adventures Logan Peak 28-mile Trail Race Logan, UT. During

this challenging event, runners travel 28 miles on a predominantly loop course with over 7,200 ft elevation gain/loss. buffalorunadventures.com/logan-peak

June 20

White Pine Solstice Runs White Pine

Canyon, Tooele, UT. Check website for updates. oquirrhtostansburytrailseries. com/white-pine.html

June 20

Urban Trail Run #10 Canyon Road

Merlin Olsen Central Park, Logan, UT. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE check website for updates. 6-mile timed trail race. logandowntown.org/urbantrail-racing-series.html

June 20

Triple Trail Challenge VIRTUAL RACE mountaintrails.org/event-race-mtf/ triple-trail-challenge

June 20

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

VIRTUAL RACE. Salt Lake City, UT. zerocancer.org/site/TR/RunWalk/ RunWalk19?pg=entry&fr_id=1820

June 20

Round Valley Rambler VIRTUAL

RACE mountaintrails.org/event-racemtf/round-valley-rambler

Wasatch Intermountain Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo Sandy, UT.

June 20

June 10–13, 2021

June 20

A gathering of fly fishers, fly tiers, fishing guides, destination outfitters, and fly fishing equipment vendors. wasatchexpo.com

GoPro Mountain Games Vail, CO.

Outdoor adventure athletes compete in nine sports, including kayaking, rafting, mountain and road biking, Disc Golf, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly fishing, stand up paddling, slackline and trail, mud, and long-distance running. mountaingames.com/summer


Present–June 30

Park City Trail Series 5K VIRTUAL RACE. Refer to website for updated information. pctrailseries.com

June 13

Scenic River Classic VIRTUAL RACE Idaho Falls, ID. 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. liveforwardperformance.net

June 13

Squaw Peak 50 Mile Trail Run Provo,

The Nevada Marathon/Relay Start

in canyon and finish in Lamoille, NV. Marathon (6:00 AM) Half Marathon (7:00 AM) rubymountainrelay.com/ruby-mtnrace-series.html

Huntsman 5K VIRTUAL RACE. Salt Lake City, UT. huntsman5k.com

June 24

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Utah Olympic Park POSTPONED RACE Check website for update. runontrails.com

June 25

Relay for Life of Blackfoot Blackfoot, ID. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. secure.acsevents.org/site/ SPageServer/?pagename=relay

June 26–27

Relay for Life of Cache County Logan, UT. Relay is a team fundraising event

where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. secure.acsevents.org/site/ SPageServer?pagename=relay

June 27

Fremont Fun Mudder 5K Sevier, UT.

This 5K run/walk begins at Fremont Indian State Park Museum’s parking lot and will take you up onto rendezvous flat where you will enjoy the challenge of running over and through obstacles. stateparks. utah.gov/parks/fremont-indian/events/

June 27

Bears Ears Ultra Monticello, UT.

REGISTRATION PAUSED. A 50-mile, 50K, 30K event hosted in the quiet Abajo Mountains. madmooseevents.com/ bears-ears-ultra

June 27

The Heber Half Run For Autism Heber City, UT. heberhalf.com

June 27

Jurassic Run 5K Ogden, UT. 5K starting

and ending in Ogden’s Dinosaur Park. This race runs through many full-size displays of dinosaurs and a few out of the park in realistic costume. jurassicrun.com

June 27

Run, Walk and Roll Elk Ridge Park,

North Logan, UT. 5K, 10K and 1-mile walk. upto3.org

June 27

Twisted Fork Ultra 64K Park City, UT. A 64K (39.8 miles) race with 6,070' of elevation gain over some of our favorite trails. twistedforkultra.com

July 4

Enoch 4th of July Run Enoch, UT.

5K runsignup.com/Race/UT/Enoch/ EnochCityFreedomRun

July 4

Riverton Country Mile, 10K, 5K, 1-Mile run POSTPONED UNTIL

July 11

Relay for Life Box Elder County

Pioneer Park, Brigham City, UT. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. relay.acsevents.org

July 11

The Bubble Run POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Salt Lake City, UT. bubblerun.com/upcoming-locations/ saltlakecity-2020

July 11

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon, 5K Run a 5K, color run or half

marathon through Bryce Canyon National Park! Bryce Canyon Color Me Fun Run starts in Cannonville, UT. brycecanyonhalfmarathon.com

July 11

Echo 10K Echo, UT. This event has become one of Utah's largest events and traditionally sells out early. triutah.com/ events/echo-10k

July 11

Bonneville Half Marathon Sandy, UT.


July 11

Park City Trail Series 10K VIRTUAL RACE. Refer to website for updated information. pctrailseries.com

July 11

Relay for Life at Murray Park NOW VIRTUAL. Salt Lake City, UT. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. secure.acsevents.org/site/ SPageServer?pagename=relay

July 15

FALL Riverton, UT. Check website for updated information. rivertonutah.gov/ towndays/country-mile.php

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Alta Merrell Trail Race at Alta, UT.

Uncle Sam 4K St. George, UT. Runners are going to beat the heat with this 6:30 AM sgcity.org/sportsandrecreation/ races/unclesam4k

July 17–18

July 4

July 4

Liberty 5K Richfield, UT. This is a great 5K loop course with the last mile being gradually downhill. richfieldrec.com/ liberty-5k.html

July 8

Wasatch Trail Run Series

POSTPONED RACE Snowbird, UT. runontrails.com

July 10–11

SOJO Midnight Glow Run 5K, 10K

Mulligans Golf & Games, South Jordan, UT. All runners receive glow sticks, t-shirt, and medal at this nighttime run. sjc.utah. gov/event/sojo-glow-5k-10k-2020/

July 11

Star Valley Half Marathon

Star Valley, WY. VIRTUAL RACE. starvalleyhalfmarathon.com

July 11

Steel Days 10K, 5K & Kids Run

American Fork, UT. Run the 10K, 5K or 1/2 Mile runtasticevents.com/races/steeldays-run

July 11

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase VIRTUAL RACE Park City, UT. mountaintrails.org

POSTPONED RACE Check website for update. runontrails.com

Palisades Ultra Trail Series Big Elk

Creek Road, Irwin, ID. Moose 100-miler, Grizzly 50-miler, Big Elk 50K, Big Elk Half Marathon, Critter Kids 1-mile. palisadesultra.com

July 18

Urban Trail Racing Series #11 Highline River Highline River, Logan,

UT. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE check website for updates logandowntown.org/urban-trail-racingseries.html

July 18

South Davis Handcart Days Races

Bountiful, UT. Handcart Half, Frontier 5K, Pioneer Pete 1K. 550 North 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010. southdavisraces.com

July 18

XTERRA Beaver Creek 5/10/20km Trail Runs Beaver Creek Mountain,

Avon, CO. The course offers scenic views while taking runners along 2,400 feet of climbing in the thin Colorado air. xterraplanet.com/trailrun/beavercreek

July 18–19

Spartan Race Super and Sprint Utah Snowbasin Resort, Huntsville, UT. Sprint: 3+ miles and 20-23 obstacles. Super: 8-10 miles and 24-29 obstacles. Kids Race. spartan.com/en/race/ detail/6059/overview

ONE OF UTAH’S MOST BEAUTIFUL RUNS Register at: www.raceentry.com or pick up a registration form at 5 South Main, Parowan. For More Info: 435-477-8190 or 435-559-4504


July 22

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Solitude

Solitude, UT. Wednesday Evening Trail Running Series. All Ages & Abilities. 2 Race Distances offered at every race. Short Course (3-5 miles), Long Course (7-9 miles). runontrails.com

July 24


sightings. calicoracing.com/events/etfull-moon

August 1

Ruby Mountain Relay Elko County, NV.

184-mile + 24HRS + 12-runners = How The WEST IS RUN! Starts in Lamoille Canyon and ends in Wells City Park. 6- or 12-runner teams. rubymountainrelay.com

Temple to Temple 5K POSTPONED

August 1–31

July 24

VIRTUAL RACE. Refer to website for updated information. pctrailseries.com

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Provo, UT. templetotemplerun.org

Speedy Spaniard 10K Spanish

Fork, UT. 10K race starts at 6:30 AM. spanishfork.org/residents/news_and_ events/fiesta_days/index.php

July 25

Legacy Marathon Farmington, UT. COVID-19 approved half and full marathon. onhillevents.com/races

July 25

Legacy Marathon Farmington, UT. 5K,

10K, half marathon, marathon. Staggered start times and reduced registration numbers comply with COVID-19 restrictions. runsignup.com

July 25

Pikes Peak Ultra RACE

REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Bear Creek Regional Park, Colorado Springs, CO. madmooseevents.com

July 25

Terrain Racing POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Salt Lake City Equestrian Park, South Jordan, UT. terrainrace.com/locations/slc-2020

August 1

Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Run

Kelly's Grove Park, UT. 100K mountain run. A VERY, VERY challenging, difficult and scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo, Utah. squawpeak50.com/ katcina-mosa-homepage

August 1

Tushar 100K, Marathon, Half Marathon REGISTRATION

TEMPORARILY PAUSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Eagle Point Ski Resort, UT. Tushar 100K,70K, Marathon, and Half Marathon. aravaiparunning. com/tushars

August 1

Parowan City Half Marathon

Parowan, UT. Half marathon, Rebel 5K, and Yankee Doodle Dash. parowanhalf.com

August 1

Soapstone Mountain Half Marathon Kamas, UT. Drop13 Series.

This course is a 2,600 feet of decline over 13.1 Miles starting at the Wolf Creek Pass near Soapstone Mountain. This area is East of the Kamas/Francis City area. onhillevents.com/races

August 1

Bair Gutsman Fruit Heights, UT.

Participants meet at the LDS Church on the Mountain Road in Fruit Heights at 5:00 AM bairgutsman.com

August 1

Timpanogos Half, 5K & Kids Run

American Fork, UT. This year marks the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! runtasticevents. com/races/timp-half

August 1–2

ET Full Moon Marathon Rachel, NV.

Park City Trail Series 10-mile

August 5

August 15

Provo Canyon Half Marathon

Lindon, UT. The thing that makes this course unique is that it heads towards Pleasant Grove along the new Murdock Canal Trail. onhillevents.com/races

August 15

Run with the Horses Marathon

Green River, WY. Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K. Wild horses near the route! runwiththehorsesmarathon.com

August 15

Run Elevated Half Marathon Salt

Brighton Ski Resort, UT. Wednesday Evening Trail Running Series. All Ages & Abilities. 2 Race Distances offered at every race. Short Course (3-5 miles), Long Course (7-9 miles). runontrails.com

Lake City, UT. Starts at Alta Ski Resort, runners will enjoy 13-miles down Little Cottonwood Canyon, past Snowbird and into Sandy City. raceentry.com/ run-elevated-half-marathon/raceinformation

Jordanelle 10K Jordanelle State Park,

Wasatch Half Marathon, 10K Soldier

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Brighton

August 8

August 15

UT. Starts at 8:15 AM. triutah.com/ events/jordanelle-10k

Hollow Pavilion, Midway UT. Welcome to the Inaugural TriUtah Wasatch half marathon and 10K. triutah.com/events/ wasatch-1-2-marathon-and-10k

August 8

Skyline 55K, Marathon, Half Marathon Eden, UT. 55K (5:00 AM),

Marathon (5:00 AM), Half (6:00 AM). runtheskyline.com

August 8

Tower Rock Run 10K/5K Manila, UT.

Held in the Sheep Creek Geological Loop under permit by the Ashley National Forest in Flaming Gorge, Daggett County, Utah. flaminggorgecountry.com/TowerRock-Run

August 8

Elephant Rock Trail Run Bountiful,

UT. 50K (5:30 AM) 26.8 miler (6:00 AM), 13.8 miler (6:15 AM)and 7 miler (6:30 AM). facebook.com/WasatchTrailRun

August 8

Aspen Backcountry Marathon Aspen, CO. 26.2 miles or 21K run almost exclusively on dirt trails. aspenbackcountrymarathon.com

August 8

Gift of Life Walk/Run VIRTUAL RACE yesutah.org

August 8

Rugged Maniac Denver, CO. The real

fun happens out on the playground—our 3-mile course packed with 20+ epic obstacles designed to both challenge and thrill Maniacs of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to marathoners. ruggedmaniac.com/events/denver

August 8

Mountain Madness Vernal, UT. This

is a fifty mile relay will run through the beautiful Ashley National Forest. Race begins at Iron Springs Campground and ends at Remember the Maine Park. uintahrecreation.org

August 12

Wasatch Trail Run Series: Alta Alta, UT. Wednesday Evening Trail Running Series. All Ages & Abilities. 2 Race Distances offered at every race. Short Course (3-5 miles), Long Course (7-9 miles). runontrails.com

August 13–15

RunBearLake Marathon Trifecta

Garden City, UT. 3 Races, 3 State, 3 Days. runbearlake.com

August 15

Mid Mountain Marathon VIRTUAL

August 15

Buffalo Run Adventures Harriman Park 25K, 50K Harriman State Park.

This is near Island Park,ID. About 30 minutes south of West Yellowstone. 50K begins at 7 AM, the 25K will begin at 9 AM; plus the 8.1 mile, begins at 9 AM. buffalorunadventures.com/harrimanpark-25k50k

August 15

averaging 3 miles. Teams will have 4 runners, each runner runs 2 sections. Each section varies from rolling, downhill, to climbing. It is up to the team to decide who runs the section! happytrailsrace.com

August 29

SoJo College Rivalry Runs South

Jordan, UT. 5K & 10K. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. sjc.utah.gov/event/sojo-college-rivalryrun-5k-10k-2019

August 29

Wings of Justice 5K Run Salt Lake City, UT. teamwingsofjustice.org

August 29

Mt. Nebo Marathon, Half & 5K

Payson Memorial Park, Payson, UT. This year marks the 10 year anniversary! runtasticevents.com/races/nebo-half

August 29

Porter’s Half Marathon, 10K

Draper, UT. Also 1-mile run: The 1-mile run is a single mile point to point race. runporters.com

September 1–30

Park City Trail Series 13.1 VIRTUAL RACE. All trail half marathon. pctrailseries.com

September 4–5

Last One Standing Ultra Race

St. George, UT. We promise this is no ordinary race. Bring your camping gear because you're going to need it! sgcity.org/sportsandrecreation/races/ lastonestanding

Resort to Rock 50K, 32K, & 10M

September 5

August 21–22

Brighton, UT. Redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous ski resort, you'll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. cirqueseries.com/brighton

Bogus Basin Ski Resort, ID. This race offers three distances: a 50K, a 32K, and a 10-miler. pulserunning.com/resort-torock-ultras

Dusk to Dawn Relay Race Bonneville Salt Flats, UT. Is not about beating a time, but distance. The course is a beautiful 2-mile loop on the fastest speedway on earth, in which your team (or yourself, if you’re crazy enough to run alone) will see how many miles you can run from dusk to dawn (8 hours, 56 minutes). The team who runs the most miles wins! dusktodawnrelay.com

August 22

Discrete Cirque Series: Snowbird

Snowbird, UT. cirqueseries.com/snowbird

August 28

Relay of Life of Pocatello Pocatello, ID. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. secure.acsevents.org/site/ SPageServer?pagename=relay

August 29

Discrete Cirque Series: A-Basin, CO Arapahoe Basin, CO. cirqueseries.com/a-basin

August 29

Relay for Life of Idaho Falls Idaho

Falls, ID. Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. relay.acsevents.org

August 29 RACE. mountaintrails.org/event-raceMarathon, Half, 10K, 5K & 51K. Running Corner Canyon Marathon & Relay mtf/mid-mountain-marathon/ along the fringe of the mysterious Area Wheadon Farm Park, Draper, UT. This 51, this stretch of highway (375) has an Relay has 8 sections total with each overwhelming number of reported UFO Keeper 2020 ¦¦¦ Calendar ¦¦¦ sportsguidemag.com ¦¦¦ 26«

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September 5

Pocatello Marathon Pocatello, ID. 5K/10K/Half/Full, pocatellomarathon.com

September 5

Boulder Rez Marathon, 3/4 Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K

Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO. This amazing run course will take you alongside the Boulder Reservoir, remaining mostly on dirt roads and trails. bbscrun.com/boulderrezmarathon

September 5

East Canyon Marathon Morgan, UT. This race is also a Boston Qualifier. runsignup.com/Race/Info/UT/Morgan/ EastCanyonMarathon

September 7

Labor Day Pun Run Olympic

Park, 2700 W. Parkside Dr. Lehi, UT. labordaypunrun.org

September 7

FORTitude 10K Boulder, CO. Annual Labor Day 10K Classic. fortitude10k. bolderboulder.com

September 11

Moonlight Half Marathon Mapleton, UT. To win this race you must cross the finish line closest to midnight without crossing it too early. moonlighthalf.com

September 11

Badcat Ultra Distance Triathlon and Relay Bullfrog, UT. A 390 mile

off-road triathlon across Utah. 40 miles of kayaking on Lake Powell, 250 miles of mountain biking north towards Provo, then 100 miles of running. Finishing


at the Camelot Resort in Fruitland, UT, with a private post-race gathering. Entrants will self-support with a crew. GPS tracking, emergency support, and pre/post race events provided by the organizers. Tandem and Relay teams are welcomed and encouraged. The course is almost entirely on low-traffic dirt roads. badcatultra.com

September 11–12

Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run Francis Peak, East Mountain Wilderness Park to Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. wasatch100.com


September 19

Mountain RATS Eagle, CO. Come

celebrate fall in the mountains with a trail running challenge! Racers can choose from a Half Marathon, Marathon, 50K, 5K and NEW this year 50K MTB. geminiadventures.com

September 19

Logan Marathon Logan, UT. Logan

to Mendon. An all new Start/Finish in downtown Logan with a huge Altra Runner's Festival, a 2-person Relay, 10K Trail Race, 5K Fun Run, and a Kids & Family Fun Miler. theloganmarathon.com

September 12

September 19

runsignup.com/Race/UT/Provo/ RocktheCanyon

Road and Highway 160 Junction, Las Vegas, NV. Marathon (5:00 PM), halfmarathon (6:30 PM) and 5K (6:45 PM). The course is very easy to follow and will be well marked. 7 hour time cut off calicoracing.com/events/devil-after-dark

Rock the Canyon 10K Provo, UT.

September 12

REVEL Big Cottonwood Marathon and Half Marathon Salt Lake City,

UT. Experience amazing views coming down this rocky mountain canyon sun rising and the fall colors. After exiting the canyon, this fast Boston-marathon qualifying course runs along the base of the mountain. runrevel.com/bcm

Devil Day and Night Lovell Canyon

September 19

Urban Trail Racing Series #12 Logan River Logan River, Logan, UT. Logan City Marathon 10K. logandowntown.org/ urban-trail-racing-series.html

September 12

September 20–26

City, UT. This 13.1-mile course is one of the nation's fastest as it winds through diverse geological formations. We have formally retired the 5K and have introduced the Coal Creek Trail Run (about 3 miles). raceroster.com/ events/2019/20162/cedar-city-halfmarathon-2019

269 miles in 6 stages over 7 days. Make no mistake, it’s tough. g2gultra.com

Cedar City Half Marathon Cedar

September 12

The Better Half Marathon Vernal, UT. You’re only half crazy to participate in 13.1 miles of scenic Dry Fork Canyon. This is a pleasant downhill course with aid stations every other mile. uintahrecreation.org

September 18–20

Zia Rides: Albuquerque Dirt Fiesta Albuquerque, NM. Combines the traditional 6- or 12-hour endurance bike races we love with a 5K, 10K, 20K, or 40K trail run. ziarides.com

September 19

Golden Leaf Half Marathon Aspen,

CO. This 13.1 mile half marathon traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors. goldenleafrace.com

September 19

Hurricane Mud Run Hurricane, UT.

We are Southern Utah's premier mud run. Our course will run approximately 5K with obstacles, mud, and lots of fun! hurricanemudrun.com

September 19

Huntsville Marathon Hunstville,

UT. Run a whole or half marathon, 10K,& 5K or Children’s fun run. The Huntsville marathon is a Boston Qualifier. huntsvilleutahmarathon.com

September 19

The Dirty Dash-Fall Soldier Hollow,

UT. This filthy 5K empowers couch potatoes and athletes alike to put on their running shoes. You don’t have to be tough to play dirty - it’s the mud run for everyone! Athletes and non-athletes, children and adults, tackle each muddrenched obstacle at their own pace and can avoid the trickier obstacles altogether. thedirtydash.com

Grand to Grand Ultra Arizona and Utah.

September 25–26

The Bear 100-Mile Endurance Race

Logan, UT. Race begins in Logan and ends at Bear Lake. Entrant cap stays at 300 runners then a wait list will be started. 435-563-3647, bear100.com

September 26

Discrete Cirque Series: Alta Alta,

UT. Trail race with 7.2 mile/12k course that includes 2,545 feet of climbing. cirqueseries.com/alta

September 26

Crimson Canyons Ultra 575 W. 400 N. Richfield Lion’s Park, Richfield, UT. There are three distances to choose from: a 13mile half-marathon, a 26-mile marathon, and a 50-mile. crimsoncanyons.com

September 26

Muck Fest Denver, CO. A high-octane

blast from start to finish. There’s mud so thick and obstacles so big and bold that your athleticism will be tested and leave you wanting more. Features 18 obstacles primed to make you fly and climb higher than you’ve ever gone before. secure.nationalmssociety.org

September 26

Urban Trail Racing Series #13 Bonneville Shoreline Trail Logan,

UT. Run the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. logandowntown.org/urban-trail-racingseries.html

September 26

Boulder Mountain Half Marathon and 5K Torrey, UT. bouldermtnhalf.org

September 26

Witch Run Witch Run - Half, 10K, 5K - Gardner Village Gardner Village,

West Jordan, UT. This Half, 10K, 5K run asks all runners to dress as a witch or son of a witch. For this race, we give runners Witches hats and start with a lighting of the Calderon Ceremony kicking off Witchfest at Gardner Village. witchrun.com

September 26

Jordan River Half Marathon

Jordan River Parkway, UT. Run along this beautiful river for 13.1 miles taking in all of the great views it has

to offer. Wetlands, parks, golf courses, ponds, bridges, this course has it all! happytrailsrace.com

September 26

Ogden Marathon & Half Ogden, UT. This race has gained local and national attention as one of the most scenic Boston Marathon qualifying courses. Races include: marathon, half, relay marathon, 5K, Granite Kids 1K, Mayor’s Walk and more. ogdenmarathon.com

September 26

Bear Lake Monster 50 Miler

Garden City, UT. 50-mile running race around Bear Lake. Solo or Relay. thebearlakemonster.com

September 30–October 3

Grand Circle Trailfest Kanab, UT. A 3-day celebration of trail running and the beautiful world around us. Run in the morning, 3 courses, Bryce Canyon (13-miles), Zion (12-miles) and Grand Canyon (12-miles). Explore all afternoon and enjoy the evenings. vacationraces. com/trailfest/grand-circle-trailfest/

October 3

St. George Marathon Other Events

included: Move It! I AM ABLE 1-mile and 200M, and Kids run 1-mile and 200M. Vernon Worthern Park (300 East 300 South). Also, the Mayor’s Walk. stgeorgemarathon.com

October 3

Crested Butte Ultra Crested Butte

Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, CO. 105K and 55K. Wait list until further notice. madmooseevents.com/crested-butte-ultra

October 9

Jordan River Marathon Salt Lake City, UT. Join us on the Jordan River Parkway Trail for a challenging 26.2 miles with a few rolling hills and a mildly overall downhill course. Starts at the UTA Frontrunner Station in Lehi on Garden Drive near Thanksgiving Point and finish at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in Salt Lake near the Jordan River Parkway Trail. jordanriverhalf.com

October 9–13

Moab 240 Endurance Race Moab, UT. 238+ mile footrace through desert, canyons, slick rock, two mountain ranges surrounded by Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. moab200.com

October 10

Cedar City Fire Zombie 5K and 1K Veteran’s Park, Cedar City, UT. A 5K

run teeming with Zombies infected with the living dead virus. You may sign up as a Human or a Zombie. runsignup.com/Race/UT/CedarCity/ cedarcityfirezombierun

October 10

Antelope Island Marathon Antelope

Island State Park, UT. After 7 years of the Layton Marathon, we were in need of changing the finish location due to all the new construction and homes being built in Layton City. After listening to our runners we decided to have more course on Antelope Island. All courses are 100% on Antelope Island now. laytonmarathon.com

October 10

Escalante Canyons Marathon and Half Marathon & 5K Boulder, UT. The race starts in Boulder, Utah, and finishes in Escalante. escalantecanyonsmarathon.com

October 10

Lake Powell Half Marathon Lake

Powell, Page, AZ. Starting in Page, course then heads north into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and finishes at the Stateline Boat Ramp within the park’s boundaries. vacationraces.com/halfmarathons/lake-powell

October 10

Dimple Dell Half Marathon Sandy, UT. Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. Dimple Dell Canyon is located in the heart of Sandy City. A rolling race with a few climbs and easyto-follow trails. happytrailsrace.com

October 10

Bear Trap Trail Races Settlement Canyon, Tooele, UT. 15; 7.5 and 4.5-miler. These courses will appeal to the beginning and intermediate trail runner, looking to experience some steep climbs and fast and furious downs, as well as to the more adventurous souls looking to bag some rugged peaks while they're at it! oquirrhtostansburytrailseries.com

October 11

Arches Half Marathon Moab, UT.

Half starts at 8:30 AM; 5-mile starts at 8:50 AM. Run your way down scenic highway 123 through towering red rock cliffs that mark the border to Arches National Park. madmooseevents.com/ archeshalfmarathon

October 16

Pony Express Trail 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Run West of Faust, UT.

Here's your chance to run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. ponyexpress100.org

October 17

Sage Burner Trail Race Hartman Rocks Recreation Area of Gunnison, CO. 50K, 28K (8:00 AM), 13K ( 8:30 AM) and 5K (9:00 AM). madmooseevents.com/ sage-burner-trail-race

October 17

Twilight Red Rock Half Marathon Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV. Half Marathon (5:45 PM), 10K (6:00 PM), 5K (6:05 PM). calicoracing.com/events/ twilight-redrock

October 17

Yuba 5K Dog Run Yuba State Park, Levan, UT. Participants and their furry friends can run or walk along the 3.1-mile course through the park, starting and ending in the Oasis Campground. Wellbehaved and currently vaccinated dogs are allowed, but must be leashed (and muzzled if necessary). active.com/levanut/running/distance-running-races/ yuba-5k-dog-run-2020

October 17–18

Tough Mudder - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV. 10 Miles, 25 obstacles. Red rocks + hot sun = a blazin' beast of a Muddin' experience. archive.toughmudder.com/ events/2020-las-vegas-classic

October 17–18

Rock N Roll Half Marathon Denver

Denver, CO. Saturday 5K (9:00 AM–11:00 AM), Half and 10K (Sun. 7:00 AM–2:00 PM). runrocknroll.com/Events/Denver/ The-Races/Half-Marathon

October 24

The Haunted Half, 5K, Kids Run - Salt Lake City Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake

City, UT. Dress up in your best non-chafing costume and get ready to run for your lives and treats of course. Run the Half Marathon, 5K, or Kids 1/2 Mile course that's fun for Monsters big and small. thehauntedhalf.com/races/salt-lake-city

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please check website of event for any updates of cancellations or postponed events.


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Death Valley Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Death Valley National Park,

Death Valley, CA. Hottest, Driest, Lowest Half Marathon! runplanetultra.com

October 24

Fremont Zombie Run 5K Sevier, UT.

Dodge Zombies as you run for your life through the State Park in this spooky and fun 5K run/walk. stateparks.utah. gov/parks/fremont-indian/events

October 25

Narrowleaf Lake Run Boyd Lake

State Park, CO. A 4, 7 or 10-mile race options. breakawayathleticevents.com/ narrowleaf-lake-run

October 26

St. George Zombie Walk St.

George, UT. The first ever Zombie Walk! Bring your own zombie outfit/ come dressed as a zombie. sgcity.org/ sportsandrecreation/races/zombiewalk

October 30


November 14

REVEL Big Bear Marathon & Half Big Bear, CA. runrevel.com/rbb

November 14

Sandy Turkey Trot 5K Lone Peak Park, 10140 South 700 East, Sandy, UT. sandy. utah.gov/departments/parks-andrecreation/recreation-division-new

November 14–15

Rock N Roll Marathon, Half, 10K and 5K Las Vegas, NV. Run the Strip

at Night. It is the only night the Las Vegas Strip is closed for a private event. runrocknroll.com/las-vegas

November 21

Dead Horse Ultra Gemini Bridges,

Moab, UT. 50-mile (6 AM), 50K (7 AM) and 30K (8 AM). madmooseevents.com

November 21

Smithfield Holiday Turkey Trot

Smithfield Rec. Center, Smithfield, UT. 5K/ 10K/1-mile. smithfieldrecreation.com/races

Riverton, UT. This event includes a 3-mile fun run (untimed) and 3/4 mile fun run (untimed). Bring a non-perishable food item to donate the Utah Food Bank. rungr8.com/free-5k/

November 7

SoJo Super Hero 5K and Kids’ Run

South Jordan, UT. This family fun run is a great opportunity to show off your superhero powers! Dress up the family and run, walk or jog this short 2.5K to the Finish Line where your family will enjoy the festivities at our End of Summer Bash. sjc.utah.gov//?s=Sojo+super+hero+5k

November 7

Rim Rock Run Colorado National

Monument, Fruita, CO. Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon & 12K. rimrockrun.grandjunctionsports.org

November 7

Joshua Tree Half Marathon Joshua

Tree National Park, CA. Celebrating our 25th anniversary! As the sun dips below the horizon, the party begins with a night race through the desert! vacationraces.com/half-marathons/ joshua-tree

November 7

Snow Canyon Half Marathon, 5K and Tuff Kids Run St. George, UT. Half Marathon (8:30 AM); 5LK (9:00) and Tuff Kids Run (11:00 AM). sgcity. org/sportsandrecreation/races/ snowcanyonhalf5kfunrunwalknroll

November 7

Recycled Run Fall Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run Equestrian Park, Henderson,

NV. bbscrun.com/fallrecycledrun

November 7–8

Moab Trail Half Marathon Moab, UT. Half, 5K, Fun Run, and Walk N'Roll. moabtrailmarathon.com 28«

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Jolliest 5K in Utah requiring all runners to run dressed as Santa Claus. All races include a full Santa Claus costume (Hat, Beard, Jacket, Pants, and Belt) to keep after the race. runsanta.com

January 16, 2021

St. George Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Run St. George, UT. Southern

June 19, 2021

Running with the Devil Half Marathon Lovell Canyon Road and

Highway 160 Junction, Las Vegas, NV. 2 Half Marathons, two 10Ks, and two 5Ks at this race! calicoracing.com/events/ running-with-the-devil

July 11, 2021

Hobbler Half Marathon Spring Acres Arts Park, Springville, UT. Half, relay, 5K. Hobble Creek Canyon to Springville City to finish. run13.com/races/hobbler

August 2–7, 2021

Transrockies Run Buena Vista, CO. 6 Days, 120 Miles and an Adventure of a Lifetime. Trail running stage race also known as Summer Camp for Big Kids! With a capacity of only 350 runners, the event sells out every year. transrockies-run.com

Skirt Sports 13er and 5K Louisville,

Sports-AM Cold Turkey Run Salt Lake

Moab’s Red Hot Moab, UT. 33K, 55K.

South Davis Thanksgiving Day Races Bountiful, UT. Turkey 10K, Family

Flash N’ Dash Mustache Bash 5K

Provo Santa Run Provo, UT. The

Park, Divide, CO. Marathon and 25K. madmooseevents.com

Arches Ultra Moab, UT. 9K,

The Haunted Half, 5K, Kids Run

November 2

December 12

Mueller Marathon Mueller State

5K, and Gobbler 1K. Located at 550 North 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010. southdavisraces.com

the beautiful Half Marathon, the 10K, the 5K, and the Kid's Run. thankful13.com

University Place Mall, Orem, UT. Dress up in your best non-chafing costume and get ready to run for your lives, and treats of course. Run the Half Marathon, 5K, or Kids 1/2 Mile course that's fun for Monsters big and small thehauntedhalf. com/races/provo

Oahu, HI. The crown jewel of the XTERRA Trail Run Series is the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship. A 21-kilometer half-marathon course is considered the world championship course, and it takes runners through some of the most diverse – and scenic – terrain on the planet. xterraplanet.com/event/trail-run-worlds

June 19, 2021

Teton Dam Marathon Rexburg, ID. An out-and-back race that takes runners on a commemorative tour of the site of the famous Teton Dam break. rexburgraces. com/teton_dam_marathon

Thankful 13 Half, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Run Lehi, UT. You can choose between

Federal Avenue, Logan, UT. Starts at 6:00 PM Participants, dressed as zombies (or perhaps zombie hunters). logandowntown.org/zombie-walk.html

October 31

XTERRA Trail Run World Championship-21/10/5K Trail Runs and Adventure Walk Kualoa Ranch,

Utah’s longest running half marathon, attracting up to 2,500 runners. In its 38th year, this spectacular race is on paved city trails that wind along the Virgin River and take you through the beautiful landscape of St. George. sgcity.org/sportsandrecreation/races/ stgeorgehalfmarathon

November 26

Zombie Walk Church Street and

December 6

November 26

January 30, 2021

November 1, 2021

half marathon, 50K and 50 mile. madmooseevents.com/arches-ultra

CO. Women’s 13.1-mile (13er), 10K, and 5K running events. skirtsports13er.com

November 26

February 13, 2021

City and Millcreek, UT. CITY CREEK 6K-Kids 1K starts at 8:30 AM. Starts at the Capitol and finish at Memory Grove. MILLCREEK 5K-Starts and finishes at Olympus Hills Shopping Center. sports-am.com/CityCreek-Cold-Turkey-Run.html

The Red Hot is located northwest of Moab, Utah just west of Arches National Park. madmooseevents.com/moab-red-hot

November 26

Race to Feed the Hungry Idaho Falls,

ID. Bring all your family and friends for a brisk walk, jog, or run in PERSONAL BEST Performance's Thanksgiving Day Race to Feed the Hungry. facebook.com/ events/331903217694143/

November 26

St. George Gobbler - Turkey Trot St.

George, UT. In addition to the Seegmiller Farm Harvest Days festival. Join us for a fun family run! This untimed walk/fun run helps to raise much needed food for Dixie Care and Share in St. George! stgeorgegobbler.com

November 28

Ogden Santa Run Ogden, UT. The

Jolliest 5K in Utah requiring all runners to run dressed as Santa Claus. All races include a full Santa Claus costume (Hat, Beard, Jacket, Pants, and Belt) to keep after the race. Kids 8 and under run for free with paid adult! runsanta.com

December 5

West Jordan Santa Run Gardner Village

West Jordan, UT. We have added a Half Marathon and 10K to this race that had already a great 5K. Run dressed as Santa Claus (Suit Included in Registration fee) with fun festive aid stations with milk and cookies water and Powerade. Volunteers dress as elves. runsignup.com/Race/Info/ UT/WestJordan/SantaRunGardnerVillage

December 5

ColderBolder Boulder, CO. This

holiday 5K is open to everyone. cb5k. bolderboulder.com




September 26, 2021

February 27, 2021

Zion Half Marathon Virgin, UT. This race has sold out for the last 6 years and we expect registration to fill up fast. Don't miss this chance to run in the desert and end in the lovely town of Springdale. vacationraces.com/halfmarathons/zion

February 28, 2021

Pueblo Marathon and Half Pueblo, CO. Marathon- 8:30 AM Half Marathon10 AM madmooseevents.com/pueblomarathon

April 17, 2021

Salt Lake City Marathon Salt Lake

City, UT. There is something for everyone - Full and Half Marathons, 5K, 10K, Bike Tour, 10K Skate and a 1k Kid’s Marathon! Beautiful? Yes. Challenging? Absolutely. saltlakecitymarathon.com

April 17, 2021

Serengeti Trail Races Bates Canyon

Trailhead, Erda, UT. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. These fun courses are an adaptation of the old Serengeti Trail Races courses. You'll spend less time in the Serengeti Trail System and more in the Oquirrh Wave Trail System. oquirrhtostansburytrailseries.com

May 1, 2021

Provo City Half Marathon Provo, UT. A fast, scenic course which begins at South Fork Park and finishes in downtown Provo. Half marathon, 5K, and kids’ race. run13.com/races/provo-city

June 12, 2021

Sawtooth Relay Stanley Elementary School, Stanley, ID. Idaho’s Most Famous Relay Race! Athletes typically start between midnight and 9 AM. sawtoothrelay.com



Payson Orchards Triathlon Payson, UT. trisignup.com/Race/UT/Payson/ PaysonOrchardsTriathlon

June 26

Uintah Kid’s Tri Vernal, UT. Ages 5-15 (any child that can swim 50 yards welcome) Beginning: 50 yard swim, 3-mile bike, 1/3 mile run. Intermediate: 150 yard swim, 3-mile bike, 1/3 mile run. uintahrecreation.org/index. asp?SEC=EF204154-E584-465C-9D77E1362C0FC4AD&Type=B_BASIC

June 27

Tooele Sprint Triathlon Tooele Aquatic Center Park, Tooele, UT. Starts at 7:00 AM will begin with a 5K run, followed by a 10 mile bike ride, and finish with a 400 yard swim. tooelecity.org/tooele-trikids-and-sprint-triathlon-2020

July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 Boulder Stroke & Stride Series

Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO. Series 2-Lap 1500 Meter swim in Boulder Reservoir, followed by a 5K run on the reservoir dam on 9 Thursday evenings throughout the summer. withoutlimits. co/stroke-stride-series

July 11

San Rafael Classic Triathlon

Huntington State Park, Huntington, UT. Sprint, Olympic, duathlon, aquathon, kids’ race. sanrafaelclassic.com

July 11

Echo Triathlon Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT. 8:00 AM. Sprint and Olympic open water road triathlons. triutah.com/events/echo-triathlon

July 11

Cache Valley Super Sprint Triathlon

Logan Aquatic Center, Logan, UT. cvsst.com

July 12

Boulder Peak Triathlon Boulder, CO. withoutlimits.co/boulder-peaktriathlon-duathlon



July 18

August 16

Collins, CO. Ladies-only race that promises to be beginner friendly and empowering. breakawayathleticevents. com/warrior-women-triathlon

The all women’s triathlon you’ve been waiting for! withoutlimits.co/outdoordivas-triathlon-august-18th

Warrior Women Triathlon Fort

July 18

Xterra Beaver Creek Championship and Sprint Beaver Creek Mountain, Avon, CO. The race will serve as a qualifier for the 2020 XTERRA World Championship. xterrabeavercreek.com

July 19

Tri Boulder Boulder, CO. Olympic

distance triathlon. bbsctri.com/triboulder

August 1

Ironman 70.3 Boulder Boulder, CO. SOLD OUT! ironman.com

August 1

XTERRA Indian Peaks Triathlon

Eldora Nordic Center, Nederland, CO. 9:15 AM- Classic XTERRA course: 1000M swim, 22K bike, 7K run. 9:45 AM. Sprint course: 500M swim, 12K bike, 5K run. 10:00AM. Paddleboard Tri: 1000M paddleboad, 12K bike, 5Krun. xterraplanet.com/indianpeaks

August 1

Outdoor Divas Triathlon Boulder, CO.

August 22

Valkyrie Multi-Sport Team Relay

3-9 teammates can participate. 7+ Legs Trail Run | Paddle | Road Run | Mountain Bike | Stand Up Paddle Boarding | Open Water Swim | Road Cycling. Jordanelle Reservoir | Deer Creek Reservoir | Wasatch County | Utah County | Uinta National Forest | American Fork Canyon | Heber | Midway | Highland | Cedar Hills | Pleasant Grove | Lehi | Thanksgiving Point. endurancesportssummit.com/ valykrie-relay

August 22–23

Lake Tahoe Triathlon Tahoma, CA. Sprint, Half, Olympic, Kids Distances. laketahoetri.com

August 23

XTERRA Wild Ride McCall, ID. Idaho's

original XTERRA event! Held at the stunning Ponderosa State Park near McCall. Features a 3/4 mile swim, 18.5-mile mountain bike, and 6.2-mile trail run. wildrockiesracing. com/triathlon/triathlon.php

Tri for the Cure - A Women’s Triathlon Cherry Creek State Park,

August 23

August 7

Boulder, CO. A local favorite due to its later start, and will sell out in early August at 1,200 athletes. With a Sprint, Olympic, Duathlon, and 5K/10K runs. bbsctri.com/ bouldersunset

Aurora, CO. Swim 750 M, Bike 20 K, Run 5K.triforthecure-denver.com

Lunatic Triathlon Helper, UT. Nighttime triathlon. Run, bike and swim under a full moon in breathtaking Carbon County. lunatictriathlon.com

August 8

Jordanelle Triathlon Jordanelle

Reservoir/Rock Cliff Recreation Area near Park City, UT. 8:00 AM. triutah.com/ events/jordanelle-triathlon

August 9

Steamboat Sprint Steamboat Springs, CO. Sprint, Olympic, Aquabike distances. withoutlimits.co/steamboat-triathlonaugust-11th

August 15

XTERRA Lake Tahoe Incline

Village, NV. Off-road triathlon. bigblueadventure.com/event/xterralake-tahoe

August 15

TriathaMom Women’s Triathlon

Riverton, UT. Fully supported, noncompetitive, women only triathlon. Make no mistake, this is a REAL triathlon, (300-meter swim, 12-mile bike ride, 5K run) complete with the REAL triathlon experience of chip timing, body marking, and intense feeling of accomplishment. gotriathamom.com

Boulder Sunset Boulder Reservoir,

September 6

away from Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park, Sand Hollow Reservoir is a turquoise oasis engulfed in the sandstone mountain ranges in which it is surrounded. This endurance festival features an Olympic and Sprint Triathlon, as well as a Duathlon, Kid’s Tri, and a 10K/ 5K.bbsctri.com/kokopelli

September 12–13

Desert’s Edge Triathlon Festival

Loma, CO. Two days of racing, a weekend of camping with other triathletes and their fans, and a fun end to the Colorado Tri Season. Weekend includes your choice of DIRT Tri, DIRT SUP, or DIRT Sprint Tri on Saturday, your choice of ROAD Olympic, ROAD SUP, or ROAD Sprint Tri on Sunday! itsyourrace.com/event. aspx?id=8482

September 19

Bear Lake Brawl Triathlon St. Charles, ID. To make the full and half the standard distances of Half: 1.2-mile Swim, 56Mile Bike, 13.1- Run and Full 2.4-Mile Swim, 112-Mile Bike, and 26.2-Mile Run. bearlakebrawl.com

September 20

Oktoberfest Sprint Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO. withoutlimits.com

September 27

Last Call Triathlon Loveland, CO.


October 3

Las Vegas Triathlon Las Vegas, NV. bbsctri.com/lasvegastri

Ironman Coeur D’Alene Coeur

October 5–17

September 7

UT. Multi-sports from Archery to Walking Tours. Check website for the different sports dates. seniorgames.net

d’Alene, ID. 2.4 Mile-Swim, 112 Mile-Bike, Run on the lakeshore. ironman.com/ im703-coeur-dalene

South Davis Labor Day Triathlon

Bountiful, UT. Novice, sprint, and relay distances offered. southdavisraces.com/ labor-day-triathlon

September 12

West Valley City Family Fitness Center Triathlon West Valley City,

UT. Includes three divisions: Standard, Novice, and Kids' Mini-Tri. For more information on this event you can contact Clint at 801-955-4015 or clint.burnham@ wvc-ut.gov, raceentry.com/west-valleycity-family-fitness-center-triathlon/ race-information

September 12

The Brineman Triathlon Antelope Island State Park, UT. triutah.com/ events/brineman-triathlon

September 12

Kokopelli Triathlon Minutes

Huntsman Senior Games St. George,

October 10

Huntsman World Senior Games Tri St. George, UT. seniorgames.net/eventcategory/triathlon

October 24

Pumpkinman Triathlon Wilbur Square, Boulder, CO. bbsctri.com/pumpkinmantri

October 24

Southern Utah Triathlon Quail

Creek State Park, St. George, UT. southernutahtriathlon.com/index.html


July 3, July 4, August 1, September 4, September 5

Moonlight Canoeing on the Lower Provo River Provo, UT. On or near

the full moon each month (weather depending), experience the Lower Provo River as it quietly settles in for the night. Join us for a magical time on the water under the moonlight! You can embark on your canoe adventure anytime between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM for an evening of relaxation, yummy food, and conversation. All youth 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Check website for updates or call 801-373-8897, clasropes.com/ moonlight-canoeing.html

October 1–31

Halloween Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course Provo, UT. Come and enjoy a

themed adventure riverboat ride What you can expect: Over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns; Cruise boat seating up to 40 people; Pirate Attack; Scary story told by the boat captain; Round trip taking approx. 20 - 25 minutes cruise. clasropes.com/halloween-cruise.html

November 30–December23

Christmas Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course Provo, UT. Come and enjoy

a lighted Christmas riverboat ride on the Provo River. What you can expect: Thousands of lights reflecting off the water; Cruise boat seating up to 40 people; Holiday scenes along the shore; Christmas music. Round trip taking approx. 20-25 minutes. Since the boats are uncover blankets and warm clothes are strongly encouraged. clasropes.com/ christmas-cruise.php

WINTERSPORTS February 5, 2021

Wasatch Yeti Bash Union Station, Ogden, UT. This event is a winter celebration that includes an interactive winter arts market, community bike ride, fat bike demos, yeti yoga, live entertainment, s'mores, beer garden, yeti sightings, beard competition and costumed fun for all ages. visitogden.com/yeti-bash

May 22, 2021

Sand Hollow Triathlon, Duathlon, and Run Sand Hollow, UT. Sprint and

Olympic Triathlons, Duathlon and Aquabike. Triathletes will swim in pristine waters, and then test their limits on the famous bike course as they climb The Beast. bbsctri.com

THANK YOU Thank you to our advertisers and everyone else who contributed to this year's keeper listings! We're especially grateful to the event directors who added their events online.


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With rider & community health our #1 priority, we offer a slightly different format this year to accommodate small rider groups, safer conditions, less gathering, and a few more options to ride with your friends, family, and clubs. Still the same sponsors, courses, support, meal options, and rider gifts, but structured to keep our riders and community safe. Simply schedule your start time anytime from Friday 5:30am until Saturday 9:30am, ride in pods of up to 40 people, and get your rider meal curb-side. Please visit our website to learn more, register, and schedule your start time.

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