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Editor’s Note, Color Me Rad, The Naked Foot 5K, Rockwell Relay, 5K Foam Fest, Cahoots Duo Challenge, The Bookshelf





A Reason for Racing: Run, Walk or Ride for a Cause by Molly Newman

12 proFile Two for the Road: Discovering Intertwining

Passions in Family & Sport by Sean Zimmerman-Wall

14 gear Performance Cycling and Running Finds by Jenny Willden 18 training Racing Tactics & Strategies for the 10K & Half by Roy Stevenson 22 health The Four-minute Workout You Should Be Doing by Matt Hart 24 nutrition

Fuel for the Finish: Pre-race Nutrition to Boost Performance by Kary Woodruff

26 quiz What Kind of Racer are You? by Melissa McGibbon 27 travel Out-of-Town Race Checklist by Jenny Willden 29 calendar A Year’s Worth of Events Listings 29 29 29 33




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1. Pink Series Half Marathon. Photo by Utah Valley University. 2. Canyonlands Half Marathon. Photo by Action Sports Images. 3. Tour of Utah. Photo courtesy of Tour of Utah. 4. XTErrA Ogden. Photo courtesy of 5. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sewell. 6. Ogden Marathon, Photo courtesy of Team in Training. 7. Dirty Dash. Photo by ryan Swan. 8. Visa Freestyle World Cup, Photo by James Tucker. 9. XTErrA Ogden. Photo courtesy of

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MAnAgIng EDITOR Jenny Willden CIRCULATIOn MAnAgER OFFICE ADMInISTRATOR Cynthia Bell Snow COnTRIBUTORS Jon Cracroft, Matt Hart, Melissa Mcgibbon, Molly newman, Roy Stevenson, Kary Woodruff, Sean Zimmerman-Wall ART DIRECTOR/PRODUCTIOn MAnAgER Jackie Medina gRAPHIC DESIgn Ken Magleby, Erin Tripp, Patrick Witmer REgIOnAL ADVERTISIng SALES 801-467-9419 Paula Bell, Karen Malan, Paul nicholas, Don nothdorft OFFICE ASSISTAnT/DISTRIBUTIOn MAnAgER Jessica Snow Distribution Inquiries Call Jessica 801-467-9419 ADMInISTRATIVE ASSISTAnT Chloe Herrman DISTRIBUTIOn Rick Springer, Paige Silva, Jenny Willden

Find us on Many of the activities covered in the Outdoor Sports Guide are action sports carrying significant risk of personal injury or death. Outdoor Sports Guide, including its writers, photographers and other staff and management, does not recommend that anyone participate in these sports unless they are supremely expert, knowledgeable about the risks and willing to personally assume all responsibility associated with those risks. Also, the views herein are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the magazine’s management or ownership. Outdoor Sports Guide welcomes story, art and photo contributions. We will consider, but assume no responsibility for, unsolicited proposals, manuscripts, art and photographs; all such material must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope or it will not be returned. MILLS PUBLISHING, INC. retains reprint rights, including affiliated internet site reprints, but contributors retain all other rights for resale, republication, etc. Outdoor Sports Guide is not responsible for unsolicited contributions, lost or damaged photo material. Send contributions to Outdoor Sports Guide, c/o Mills Publishing, Inc., 772 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, 801.467.9419; email editor@ For advertising information please call 801.467.9419 or email Published by: Mills Publishing, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2012 by Mills Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

ASSOCIATES IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY J. Douglas Burrows, MD Dennis H. Gordon, MD Peter R. Silvero, MD David M. Witter, MD 801-964-3925 West Valley City CENTER OF ORTHOPEDIC AND REHABILITATION EXCELLENCE Charles L. Beck, MD Les Harris, MD Armen Khachatryan, MD James G. Macintyre, MD, MPE R. Brian Mackey, MD S. Charles Marshall, MD Andrea J. Matich, MD Wade Sessions, MD 801-568-3480 West Jordan COMPREHENSIVE ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE Andrew D. Cooper, MD David J. Howe, MD Leslie Rassner, MD 801-533-2002 Salt Lake City | Sandy DAVIS ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE Matthew H. Lyman, DO B. Thomas Watson, MD 801-773-3900 Layton


ENDURANCE ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE Mark D. Scholl, MD 801-424-5042 Salt Lake City | Sandy OVAL SPORTS MEDICINE Russ Toronto, MD 801-912-8210 Utah Olympic Oval (Kearns) SALT LAKE REGIONAL REGENERATIVE AND SPORTS MEDICINE Joseph J. Albano, MD 801-424-5067 Salt Lake City

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For competitive athletes, racing is serious business. The months leading up to a race require lengthy training sessions that leave you with blistered feet and sore muscles. On race day you run yourself to exhaustion, all in hope of getting a PR when you cross the finish line. For some of us, this experience is enjoyable, or at least gratifying. But racing doesn’t always have to be about finishing first. A new breed of races are popping up in Utah, and nationwide, that focus on fun. This year you should add one (at least one) of these lighthearted events to your race calendar. My silly race for 2012 was the 35th Annual McGuire’s 5K Prediction Run held in Pensacola, Florida. Hailed as the nation’s largest prediction run with 15,000 racers, no watches or timing devices are allowed, and whoever finishes closest to their predicted time wins! A wild after party with live music, an Irish sing-along, free drinks, and unique costumes made it worth the travel. To help you find an entertaining race to try, our Starting Line features bizarre, ridiculous, and fun local races. Plus, this Keeper gets you ready with Utah’s most comprehensive event calendar, racing tactics (pg.18), pre-race nutrition strategies (pg.24), and a quiz on what kind of racer you are (pg.26). Happy racing!

Jenny Willden Comments, feedback, or complaints? Email editor@sportsguidemag. com or send mail to 772 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

color Me rad

Brighten your life at this new, springtime 5K at Utah Valley University in Orem on Saturday, April 28, 2012. You begin this race with a snow white t-shirt, then you’ll be doused in a rainbow of colors as you run kilometer after kilometer to cross the finish line in tie-dyed beauty. Your face, shirt, and body will be covered in pinks, purples, blues, and greens! The best part? The tossed color is simply non-toxic, non-rash-inducing colored corn starch. Invite a group of friends to maximize your fun potential.

the naked Foot 5k

Bring a pair of shoes to donate to Soles4Souls charity, then run this race barefoot! Shoewearing runners are also welcome. The race takes place on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Salt Lake and includes free events for the whole family like a kids’ 1K race, foot painting, foot massages, shoe kicking contest, live music, and more. There will also be a healthy living expo and clinics before the event on how to run like you’re barefoot with well-known runners and authors. Find Naked Foot 5K on Facebook for venue information and a chance to win great prizes.

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rockwell relay ladies paMperFest challenge

Relax and ride with your girlfriends on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at this cycling relay from Snowbasin Ski Resort to Soldier Hollow. Get pampered along the way with soothing massages, mini manicures, a chocolate fountain, and even shopping at the relay exchange points. Plus, you’ll get a cute shirt, finisher’s ring, and window decal. Teams can be two or four ladies, and you’ll travel a total of 161 miles. Choose to ride in Race or Tour categories. Cost is $90 per person for 4-person teams and $100 per person for 2-person teams.

5k FoaM Fest

Get dirty (or clean) at this wild obstacle course/mud run race at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden on August 3–4, 2012. Pick your own start time and charge through a course filled with foam, inflatable obstacles, colossal walls, mud pits, cargo net climbs, body washer, moon walk, slip-n-slides, and water obstacles.

cahoots duo challenge

Combine wits, strength, strategy, and stamina with a teammate to negotiate two dozen unique obstacles and challenges at this obstacle course in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 11, 2012. You’ll carry, push, pull, and roll one another over and through perils and hazards like swinging on the Siamese Trapeze, building bridges, and scaling 10’ walls. You’ll have to rely on your teammate and work together if you want to finish. Schedule your start from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. No venue was posted at press time, but check the website for updates.

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Smart Marathon Training: Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged By Jeff Horowitz Train smarter, not harder, with the help of this book by certified running and triathlon coach, Jeff Horowitz. Jeff’s unique approach helps you avoid burnout by reducing training to three essential runs per week combined with low-impact cross-training like cycling. This book also guides you in 75 exercises to strengthen key running muscles to prevent injury and boost fitness. Plus, the included training plans for half and full marathons will help guide you to your best finish yet! $18.95

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Calling all ladies! Grab your bestie and head to Moab for a new women’s half marathon on Saturday, May 12, 2012. The race was conceived in the spirit of Thelma & Louise, the 1991 film about two friends who find themselves on the run and end up in the desert. The downhill course descends from Canyonlands National Park (near where the movie’s final scenes were shot) on a scenic highway with stunning views of canyons, rock formations, mountains, and Arches National Park. Runners will be supporting two great organizations by participating in this race: Girls On The Run and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center in Moab.

devil dash

Embark on a devilish adventure at this 5K in Ogden on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Racers ascend the Purgatory course and conquer the 7 Deadly Sins-themed obstacles before entering the pearly gates and the Beer Garden of Eden where live music, food and drinks await. Obstacles include: cargo net climbing, running through the river, mud pit crawling, darting through fire, and more. Costumes encouraged! Call 970-812-3274 for more info.

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Ok, this race isn’t lighthearted. It’s an intense competition, but it certainly is unique! Start conditioning your heart now and get ready to challenge yourself by running as fast as you can up and down the stairs in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake on August 4, 2012. One lap is is 3,500 stairs, twice is 7,000, and three times is an insane 10,500 stairs! How far can you go? You won’t know until you try. Waves start at 7:00 a.m. Register together if you want to run at the same time. All participants get a tech tee.


Come one, come all to a mud/obstacle race that’s fun for everyone on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Throttle 215 MX Park (2800 N. Rose Park Lane, Salt Lake City). You’ll slide, crawl, swing, run, and jump your way through challenging obstacles, and get really dirty in the process, on this multi-loop course. Run three laps to complete this 5K on your own, or enlist two friends to create a relay team where each of you completes one lap. The course design allows spectators to watch every minute of the action while cheering on their loved ones. Whether you’re a spectator or racer, stay after for Runner Carnival. You’ll see pro motocrossers hit jumps as you play on the slip-n-slide, run in a hamster wheel, get swag, and enjoy live music.

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A Reason for Racing:

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CAuse By Molly newman


s racing season gets into full swing, runners, cyclists, and walkers are filling out registration forms and eagerly looking forward to their next big event. But for thousands of athletes, participating in a race means more than just building their athletic resumes: it’s also a chance to help contribute to a worthwhile cause. From neighborhood schools to national health campaigns, there’s a walk, run, or ride for just about any big or small nonprofit organization you can imagine. Want to make your next race day about more than just a faster time? Check out these tips for finding an event near you, preparing for the big day, or even launching your own fundraising event. Why Race for a Cause? For some would-be marathoners, triathletes, or extreme hikers, the choice is clear: They may know someone who’s experienced a particular illness, or they may be survivors themselves. For others, the benefits may go beyond the good feeling of helping to raise money for a worthy organization. Many races sponsored by nonprofits are especially friendly to newcomers. (And some nonprofits even offer race-specific training; check with organizers for details.) They tend to offer a more communal, less cut-throat competitive experience. These events are also often team-friendly, encouraging groups of friends, family members, or co-workers to enter together. Committing to a nonprofit-sponsored race can also boost your training motivation. Whether you’re training with other racers for the same event or just adding more

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miles to your own workout schedule, knowing that an organization is counting on you (and your dollars) can help you keep going even when you’re tired and sore. Build Your Skills: Team in Training Learn More: Many nonprofit organizations sponsor annual athletic events as part of their fundraising efforts. But the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training goes a step beyond. TNT offers intensive, year-round coaching designed to help athletes prepare for some of the biggest races around. And, for participants who meet training and fundraising requirements, TNT picks up the tab to send them to races in locales as far-flung as San Francisco, Paris, and Dublin. “Team in Training is the world’s first and largest nonprofit training program,” says campaign manager Stacie Kulp.

“We focus on building confidence and setting doable goals, as well as making our participants feel like part of a team. Most participants are first-time endurance athletes, and we help them discover what their bodies are capable of doing.” Over a span of four to five months, TNT participants work with certified coaches to get ready for their chosen events. Training includes specific weekly and monthly goals, as well as group practices to build confidence and skill. Special clinics throughout the season offer information on nutrition, gear, injury prevention, and strategies for successful fundraising. Honored Patients—athletes who have undergone treatment for blood cancers— are a vital part of the program, providing inspiration and motivation to their teammates. “One of our participants is a woman who received a bone marrow transplant,” Kulp

Find a LocaL Race In additional to the races mentioned in this article, here are a few more charitable options to consider.

Photo credit: Jenny Grothe

June 2 Fight for Air Run/Walk (benefits American Lung Association) Sugar House Park, SLC With low fundraising commitments and a convenient location, this run/walk is a great place to start your racing season.

says. “She’d never been a runner before, but during her recovery she was inspired to train for a marathon. In just two months, she’s raised over $7,000 on her own for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

“Team in Training is the world’s first and largest nonprofit training program.” In TNT’s 24 years, more than 500,000 athletes have participated in its training programs, and they’ve collectively raised more than $1.2 billion for blood cancer research and services. Though the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is a nationwide nonprofit, TNT’s fundraising has a local impact as well. LLS currently supports the work of four researchers at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Center. “This research is making a measurable difference,” Kulp says. “Survival rates for all kinds of blood cancers are up substantially from where they were even 15 years ago—especially among children.”

Something Completely Different: MakeA-Wish Foundation’s Urban Challenge June 9, Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City Learn More: Blasting through boot camp-style drills. Busting your brain cells on trivia quizzes. Getting your picture taken with John Stockton and Karl Malone (or at least their statues at EnergySolutions Arena). Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah’s Urban Challenge puts a whole new spin on the idea of athletic fundraisers. Marking its second year in 2012, the Urban Challenge pits pairs of competitors against each other in an “Amazing Race”inspired event. Teams solve puzzles, match wits, and test their strength, speed, and endurance in a series of physical and mental contests. Starting at downtown Salt Lake City’s Gallivan Center, a series of scavenger hunt clues sends racers through Salt Lake’s streets, restaurants, and public spaces in search of the next challenge. “Instead of a traditional race, teams are scored on a combination of three different factors,” says Jessica Linville, special events coordinator at Make-A-Wish. “They earn Strength Points by completing

June 23–24 Harmons Best Dam Bike Race (benefits MS Society) Logan Utah’s largest fundraising cycling race attracts more than 3000 riders each year. JuLy 14 Cache Gran Fondo (benefits Logan Hospital Foundation) Cache Valley Italian for “big ride,” this 130-mile ride and festival is open to riders of all abilities. august 25 Summit Challenge 100 (benefits National Ability Center) Park City Choose a 15-, 20-, or 100-mile cycling loop through the gorgeous scenery of the Wasatch Back. septembeR 22 Heart Walk Utah (benefits American Heart Association) Sugar House Park, SLC This noncompetitive 5K run/walk unites more than 1 million participants in 300 US cities annually.

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different challenges, Hope Points for their fundraising efforts, and Joy Points for helping us spread the word about Urban Challenge through social media—and by wearing uniforms or costumes on race day.”

Jenny Grothe and son, Dakota.

At the end of the day, competitors are exhausted, dirty, and happy: 100% of last year’s teams plan to return for this year’s event. And one lucky pair goes home with tickets for a vacation for four in gorgeous Akumel, Mexico. BYOR: Build Your Own Race Whether you’re the parent of a child in elementary school or the president of your local literary association, you probably have a deserving cause that’s near and dear to your heart. To help your organization raise the funds it needs, consider going beyond the bake sale and setting up your own race or other athletic event. Local mom and fitness professional Jenny Grothe did just that for her son Dakota’s elementary school in 2011. “Our school’s moms and dads were so tired of forking out money for cookies, chocolates, wrapping paper, and magazines all year long. We wanted an event that would bring families out for a fun afternoon, get them exercising, build excitement, and raise money for a very worthwhile cause: our kids.” Together with a committee of nine other parents, Grothe coordinated the Manila Mini Marathon. This 2.62-mile

run/walk provided a perfect challenge for kids (and parents) of varying fitness levels. Individual racers and families collected donations, and race organizers also reached out to local businesses for support. Sponsors received promotional benefits ranging from their names on logos on the back of the race T-shirt to their banners displayed along the race course. “We had 30 to 50 sponsors at different levels, which helped a lot,” Grothe says. Families and local businesses also donated snacks and water for participants, cones and other race equipment, and even a huge clock to display racers’ finish times. In total, the Manila Mini Marathon raised over $10,000 for the school—double what its organizers had forecast. “Though it wasn’t a serious ‘race’ for me, it was one of my favorite runs to date,” Grothe says. “A lot of work went into planning it, and I was able to run it with Dakota. Those are memories I’ll never forget.” Molly Newman lives in Portland, Oregon, where she hikes, walks, and runs whenever it isn’t raining—and often when it is. A contributor to Outdoor Sports Guide since 2009, she also hosts regular trivia nights and homeschools her two sons.

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Discovering Intertwining Passions in Family and Sport


By Sean Zimmerman-Wall

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tahns enjoy the luxury of having a premier training ground for nearly any sport they choose. The state’s diverse landscape offers a multitude of opportunities for honing one’s craft, and the number of fellow participants is immense. For Laura Howat and Barry Makarewicz, the joy of competing at a high level is supplemented by the fact that they get to do it with their significant other. This power couple has spent many years together in Utah developing their relationship and delivering amazing performances in their respective sports. Now in their 50s, they continued to top podiums and pass along their love and knowledge of athletics to their children and the community. Stemming from a background as a competitive cyclist, Howat has a passion for the road. “I was motivated by cycling because it was the one sport where I could keep up with my older brother,” said Howat. Her initial move to Utah in the early ’80s was the result of a desire to live and compete in the mountains. The beginnings of her career involved constant training, amateur racing, and overall devotion to the sport. In 1988, she landed a spot in the Tour Feminin, a female version of the Tour de France. A respectable finish gave her increased credibility and further invigorated her competitive drive. Although Howat was focused on racing, she did find time to pursue a relationship with a young and upcoming triathlete named Barry. Makarewicz got his start as a runner and quickly moved into the realm of triathlons. In 1983, he found himself at the Hawaii Ironman testing his might against battering waves and blistering heat. “I like to diversify,” said Makarewicz, referring to his preference to compete in multiple disciplines.

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When he first met Howat, he was intrigued by her athletic prowess and the two soon fell in love and were married in 1984.While Makarewicz followed a career as a paramedic in Salt Lake City, Howat completed her graduate degree at the University of Utah. During the 1990s, they started a family and their competitive natures were pulled in new directions. Howat became a dedicated mother and spent the majority of her time raising the young masters of the house, Nathan and Riley. Although her days were filled with different challenges, she still found time to get out on her bike, albeit more of a relaxing exercise than pure training. Makarewicz’s career allowed him to continue his training, and he began to diverge into the realm of Nordic skiing, a sport that would prove to have a profound grasp on him in the future. Flash forward to 2011. The kids are in their teens and the persevering parents are still making headlines. Howat placed first at the 2011 USA Cycling World Criterium Championship, her second world title in less than a decade. Her previous win was in the same event during the 2004 competition. Makarewicz has also stood atop numerous podiums and is a Masters Nordic ski champion in his age group. It’s amazing to see what both have achieved while maintaining full-time jobs and raising a wonderful family. In addition to their accolades on the racecourse, Makarewicz and Howat are also published authors. Triumph, Tragedy, and Tedium: Stories of a Salt Lake City Paramedic/Firefighter, the Sugar House Years was published in 2010 and shares the miraculous life experiences and compelling calls of one of Salt Lake City’s finest. “Laura was the driving force. I have been on the job for 22 years and been on thousands of calls. She convinced me that it would be worth sharing these interesting stories,” said Makarewicz. The project was very involved and kept the couple busy compiling and editing for over three years. The final product is a great insight into a world few people know. Finding their niches as parents, athletes, and authors, these two keep discovering new ways to enhance their place in the community. Howat is on the board of the Ski Utah-Marketstar Cycling Team and helps women cyclists nurture their talents both on and off the road. “I want to teach specific skills and help them set targets and goals in cycling,” said Howat. Makarewicz has spent the past 10 years working with The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) and assists with tasks that keep locals interested in the sport. He also volunteers as a coach for his son’s cross-country team at West High School. Keep an eye out for these two as the coming season starts up. They both agree that Utah has a fine selection of races to choose from, and you will not be disappointed if you sign up. And just in case you were wondering, Barry makes a mean enchilada. Ask him for the recipe sometime, if you can catch him. Sean understands the value of a cold beer after an epic day of adventuring, as well as good friends to share the experience with. When not ski patrolling at the Bird, you can find him on the golf course enjoying the game with his grandfather.

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ZERO DROP™ It’s simply a better way to run. Because Altra Zero Drop™ shoes don’t have an elevated heel, they allow runners to improve efficiency and run with better form. Running with improved technique reduces initial impact and reduces the likelihood of injury.


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The LaTesT Performance cycLing & running Wear By Jenny Willden


etire your worn-out duds and spring for new race- and training-wear this season. Our staff did the dirty work for you by testing the latest cycling and running pieces, then picking our favorites to feature here. Find them at local cycling and running shops or online.

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1. IBex INDIe CHASe CYCLING JeRSeY Constructed of high-quality Merino, this casual mid-weight jersey is ideal for spring rides. With rear pockets for storage. $120 2. ReI HeADWIND JACkeT Ride through blustery weather unscathed in this jacket with windproof front and sleeves. Breathable with plenty of pockets, the softshell design moves with you for an enjoyable ride. $99

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3. JULBO DUST GLASSeS Keep your vision clear in these snug-fitting, outdoor racing shades. The gripping nose and temples prevent slippage, and they fit nder a helmet. Venting prevents fogging on tough hill climbs. $160



4. CANNONDALe IQ300 18 FUNCTION COMPUTeR Ditch your bulky smartphone and ride with this sleek, powerful cycling computer. A pressure-sensitive touchscreen makes it glove-friendly, and it offers accurate readings on your speed, distance, temperature, and calorie consumption. $65 5. FOx RIVeR AxT ADVeNTURe SOCkS A ribbed top and compression zones keep these socks from sliding in cycling shoes. Side venting sections means no sweaty feet. $12


6. ZOOT ULTRA JeRSeY Luxurious Italian fabric makes this jersey a moisture-wicking machine! Spacious rear pockets let you carry gear and GU while a silcone gripper secures them from start to finish. $100 7. ZOOT ULTRA BIB Anatomic patterning provides a stellar fit while a multi-density foam pad supports on long rides. Made with long-wearing Italian fabric. $150


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8. PeARL IZUMI SUN SLeeVeS Nope, these aren’t arm warmers, they’re arm air conditioning. The anatomic sleeves provide UPF 40 protection to exposed arms while cooling on contact. $20


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9. NOVARRA CONVeRSION JACkeT Jacket or vest? You choose with this quick-changing, multifunctional piece. Wind resistant to 50 mph and coated in DWR to let you fight stormy skies without seeking shelter. With a stowable head for full coverage. $80


10. IBex eCHO SPRINT LONG-SLeeVe TOP On cooler days, opt for this wicking, long-sleeve Merino zippered top that favors simplicity over complicated design. $110


11. ICeBReAkeR VIVA JeRSeY High style meets the road in this short-sleeve Merino jersey, a great price for hot summer rides. Functional back pockets offer quick accessibility to gels and music. A half zipper lets you vent. $130 12. FITS ACTIVe LIGHT SOCkS Get all-star performance and the perfect blend of cushioning and cooling with these wool cycling standouts. $16



13. PeARL IZUMI eLITe ROAD SHOe Perform your best in the high-quality, yet affordable, Elites. Made with a one-piece upper and carbon power plate for lightweight stiffness with a well-fitting anatomic buckle. Compatible with SPD and Look pedal systems. $180



14. NOVARRA MeZZO ROAD SHORTS Conquer your next century without saddle sores! The women’s-specific, Gelspot chamois contours to your curves and compression hem cuffs keep shorts from riding up without elastic or silcon. $60


15. CANNONDALe TeRAMO HeLMeT Protect your head in this revolutionary helmet that’s so light, you may forget you’re wearing it. The dual-density EPS foam construction reduces weight without compromising safety, and 23 vents eliminate overheating. $110


16. HeLLY HANSeN PACe SINGLeT Be it cycling or running, this multipurpose top performs beautifully in any active pursuit. Innovative fabric pulls heat and sweat from skin to keep you dry and cool. There’s no built-in bra so pair it with your favorite. $40 17. HeLLY HANSeN HH DRY ½ ZIP BIke SHIRT Helly’s first long-sleeve bike shirt! Warm up in it or ride all day; a dry, cool experience is guaranteed. Rear pocket space let you stash snacks, tools, and tunes. Reflective decals keep you safe on night rides. $110 18. SMARTWOOL eWeTOPIA kNICkeR On chilly mornings, take to the street in these mid-calf cycling knickers. The SmartWool-lined chamois wicks moisture and multi-thickness padding cushions without bulk. $165


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1. COLUMBIA FLYIN’ DRY SHeLL Don’t let rain spoil your run! Just sport this uberbreathable, waterproof shell to keep you dry without getting clammy. $250 2. BROO BROOkS ReV SLeeVeLeSS II When the weather heats up, this moisture-transfer mesh shirt goes the distance. Now with updated styling, a semi-fitted design, and retroflectivity on all sides. $32


3. He HeADSWeATS SUPeR DUTY RACe HAT Stop sweat from blinding you mid-race. This hat features a moistureabsorbing COOLMAX® terry sweatband and provides UV sun protection in a nearly weightless package. $22


4. IICeBReAkeR TRACeR SHORTS With a quick dry time and great airflow, these stink-free Merino shorts dominate synthetic pairs. On race-day the fitted liner and flatlock seams provide continuous comfort. $70

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5. BROO BROOkS UNISex T7 RACING SHOe A favorite of many top Brooks’ athletes, these are one of the lightest, fastest racing flats around. But this minimalist shoe is designed for speed, not support, so use caution if racing longer than 13 miles. $85 6. P PATAGONIA GAMUT SHIRT Superior breathability and dryness is yours with this polyester/mesh blend shirt. There’s little stitching and tag-free construction to prevent rubbing, and Gladiodor® control means your friends will willingly give you a ride home after your race. $49


7. P PATAGONIA ATAGONIA STRIDeR SHORT If the thought of running with wet fabric clinging to your thighs makes you ill, try the Strider. Weightless quick-dry fabric lets you to run in any temperature without feeling sticky. $39 8. Ne NeWTON GRAVITY NeUTRAL TRAINING SHOe This brand’s cult following and unique design, which is famed for its impact reduction and increased energy return, makes Newton a wellknown running shoe newcomer. The large lugs underfoot take getting used to, but they gave testers increased forefoot cushioning and bounce in their step. $175



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11. MOVING COMFORT 4” COMPReSSION SHORT Partnered with a running dress or on their own, non-chafing fabric and flat seam construction let you go long distances without discomfort. $30 12. MOVING COMFORT JUBRALee BRA Relentlessly biomechanically tested before its release, this bra’s support is impossible to beat. Our size 32DD tester ran in it with no bouncing or movement at all. Jubralee is a must-have for hard-charging, active ladies with larger cup sizes. $54


13. FITS ULTRA LIGHT ACTIVe SOCkS If you like zero cushioning, this sock's for you. Ultralight and cool in hot weather, the deep heel pocket keeps them in place. $15

14. NeW BALANCe 890V2 TRAINING SHOeS Updated for 2012, this neutral favorite now has an 8mm heel drop instead of 12mm, but cushioning remains the same. The new full contact outsole allows heel and forefoot strikers to solidly connect with the ground, while a redesign makes them even lighter. $110


15. COLUMBIA SOLAR POLAR TOP Say no to sunburns and overheating. This techy top solves summer running issues by protecting you with UPF 50 fabric, and using your sweat to cool on contact with the innovative Omni-Freeze ICE® treatment. It activates with moisture to provide a cooling sensation. $60


16. ICeBReAkeR RUNNING SOCkS A taller length offers ankle support and the left and right foot-specific designs ensure a proper fit. Merino keeps them dry and smelling fresh on even your longest runs. $20


17. BROOkS PUReFLOW SHOeS Free your feet with lightweight shoes that balance a minimalist feel with cushioned support. A flexible sole and lower heel drop helps you run efficiently and the Nav Band locks in a secure fit. $90 18. LUCY LONG DISTANCe RUN SHORT The space-dye detail adds a trendy look to these summer shorts with built-in brief. Features a rear waistband key pocket and reflectivity for nighttime runs. $45

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19. NeWTON RUNNING MOTUS TRAINeR Runners needing extra support can get it while enjoying natural running in this fast, flexible shoe. Offers medial posting to offset pronation. $175 Jenny is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a selfproclaimed gear and grammar nut. She loves adventure and is most free when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains.




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ou’re waiting behind the start line, your legs twitching nervously, just wanting to get going. Bang! The gun goes off. Will you cross the finish line elated that you’ve run your best time and wrung everything out of yourself? Or will it be another race where you grimly hang on to the bitter end, lunging across the finish line, exhausted, wondering why your time was much slower than your best? Most semi-serious and recreational runners experience the second scenario because they just line up, trot off when the gun goes, wait for the race to unfold, and then run their race without a plan. This is a recipe for mediocre performances, and often leads to disaster. Let’s look at the three standard racing tactics and strategies used by semi-serious runners and middle of packers to find the best one. 1. Positive splits. Race out as fast as you can and hang on as long as you can. This tactic is not recommended. Read on to find out why this should be avoided.

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2. Negative splits. Start slowly, gradually speed up then come through with a roar in the last mile or two.

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foR The 10K and half MaRaThon By Roy sTevenson

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3. even-Paced Racing. Run at a steady, even pace the entire distance, so your two halves of the race are nearly identical. This has some great advantages and is how most runners get their best times. Perhaps a better way to explain it is “even effort”, meaning that your effort is distributed evenly along the course. Hence when you come to hills, you will still slow down, but your effort is maintained. ReSeARCH ON PACING STRATeGIeS What does exercise science show about these strategies? One study looked at blood lactates of well-conditioned runners during exhaustive treadmill runs over 1245 meters. Their blood lactate accumulation and oxygen requirements were significantly lower in the slow-to-fast trials. The evenpaced runners were next, and the fast-to-slow lactate accumulation and oxygen consumption were highest. Another study examined heart rate response to these pacing patterns during a one-mile run. It found the slow-fast pattern required less energy than the other race patterns. BeNeFITS OF STeADY PACe OR NeGATIVe SPLIT RACeS A slow early pace conserves greater stores of glycogen, whereas fast early pace depletes glycogen supplies at a horrendous rate−a critical concern in any race over 5K. The rapid glycogen burn results in a large increase in lactic acid−translating into a much slower pace. Jeff Galloway, in his book Galloway’s Book on Running, claims that for every second you run too fast in the first 3 miles, you’ll run as much as 10 seconds slower per mile at the end in a 10K. In an extended event like the half marathon, the slowdown will be more dramatic than this. Thus, a moderate early (even) pace or negative split race minimizes the threat of glycogen depletion and reduces your chances of premature exhaustion−your energy is economically burnt during the entire race. To keep pace, laminate a pacing chart and hang it under your race numbers where you can refer to it easily.

BASe YOUR RACe PLAN ON YOUR DeSIReD RACe PACe Numerous factors come into play when planning your race strategy. It’s all about setting the right pace to get you to the finish in your fastest time with little energy left. Your pace must be set according to your fitness, the topography of the course, and ambient weather conditions. An example or two best illustrates the interplay between these factors. If it’s a hilly 10K course, 80ºF, 80% humidity, with a 5 mileper-hour headwind, and you’re not well conditioned, clearly you would need to set a conservative pace only a notch above your standard training pace for this distance. On the other hand, if you’ve just finished a three-month conditioning phase, the course is flat, with a near perfect temperature of 50ºF and low humidity; your pace should be near maximal. Regardless of the weather conditions, your early pace must be slower than your desired race pace, at least for the first mile. HeAT AND HUMIDITY According to research, runners start to slow down past 55ºF, and start suffering at 65ºF. When humidity is thrown into this mix, the slow down is even more dramatic. Going out too fast in extreme heat and/or humidity can even cause heat injury. Therefore in high heat and humidity, the prudent runner starts off at a pace he can maintain, perhaps as much as 30 seconds per mile slower than normal. Galloway recommends slowing your goal pace by 3–5% in 60ºF to 70ºF; 7–12% in 70 to 80ºF temperatures; and by 20% above 80ºF.

The STArT Are you guilty of flying off at a suicidal pace in the first mile or two of a 10K because you were so excited? The longer the distance the more energy conservation and muscle recovery come in to play. Spend it early and you’ll be miserable in the end. With competition our adrenal glands dump large amounts of stress hormones like adrenaline into our bloodstream, causing us to start far too quickly. So hold yourself back and start very slowly up to 30 seconds slower than your desired race pace. Don’t worry about losing time this way you’ll make it up when it counts later in the race. Most runners have found, by accident, that their best races have been when they hold back in the first half (sometimes to the extent of near tedium) and then pick it up in the second half. Start with runners of your ability, not faster. If it’s a large race, avoid weaving in and out of the runners. Settle into your desired goal pace somewhere around the first mile. Keep things under control until you’re past the first 2 miles in the 10K and 5 miles in the half marathon. Take it easy in the beginning and you’ll enjoy the finish a lot more, and surprisingly, will probably be faster.

The MiddLe Approaching the middle of the race you should still be running within your capabilities. Now gradually start picking up your tempo. Do not pick your pace up in a short fast burst−it should be done over a half-mile or more. Speed up almost imperceptibly. Continued on next page

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ALTeRING YOUR STRATeGY MIDRACe Most of the time you should attempt to stay with your pacing plan, but occasionally the weather or how you are feeling will merit altering your pace. Do so without regret. DRAFTING Evidence strongly supports the tactic of drafting behind other runners. Research shows the energy required to overcome air resistance increases exponentially with running velocity and headwind. One study found that running into a 10 mileper-hour headwind adds 8% to energy costs. But by drafting behind another runner you reduce wind resistance by 90%, and decrease your energy expenditure by 7%, so it’s almost like you’re running without a headwind. Shelter about one meter behind other runners going into a headwind. Conversely, when the wind is behind you, come out wide from the pack, set your sails, and pick up your pace. Running with a group can help tremendously. Sharing the goal and motivating each other reduces your perceived effort. Just make sure the pack is running at your pace.

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CUTTING CORNeRS Accurate courses are measured over the shortest possible route open to the runners. So make sure you cut the corners−this is not cheating. Running down the center of the road adds 1–2 seconds to your finish time and extends the distance you run. THe LAST THIRD OF THe RACe No matter how well you pace yourself, you’ll be feeling discomfort by this stage. Concentrate on relaxing and holding your form. Focus on maintaining your pace, breathing, temperature, and rhythm, and adjust pace up or down as you feel. 1:32 PM Toward the end, runners tend to slump forward, causing their stride to shorten, slowing their pace. A good core strengthening program eliminates this slump. In the second half of the race, focus on trying to catch the people in front of you. INAL SPRINT THe FINAL The practice of sprinting the final few hundred meters should be used with caution, if at all. You’ve just thrashed yourself over 10 kilometers or 13.1 miles, and your body is screaming out to stop. Perhaps getting your heart rate up to maximum, accumulating excess lactate, and the other stressors that zap your tired body here might not be worth those few seconds you’ve shaved off your time.

The FiNiSh LiNe mara These then, are basic strategies used in most 10K and half marathon races. Evaluate your personal racing tactics and try something new in your next race to improve your time and race experience. Roy Stevenson has a master’s degree in exercise physiology and coaching from Ohio University. He teaches exercise science at Seattle University in Washington and has coached hundreds of serious and recreational runners and triathletes in the Seattle area. As a freelance writer, Roy has over 200 articles on running, triathlons, sports, fitness and health published in over fifty regional, national and international magazines around the world. To view more of Roy Stevenson’s running articles go to

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hat if I promised you a better workout in half the time of your daily one-hour run or bike? How about a better workout in just four minutes? I should probably feign embarrassment for sounding like an infomercial, but I won’t. Because now I have your attention, and you need this workout. Allow me to introduce you to Dr. Izumi Tabata from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan and one of my favorite workouts, Tabata Sprints. What are Tabata Sprints? Tabata sprints are what’s called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The general idea behind a HIIT workout is they use high intensity efforts to get results in less time than traditional steady state training. Done correctly—they are extremely hard and extremely effective. The Tabata version comes from the research done by Dr. Tabata. His salient study ( pubmed/8897392?dopt=Abstract) compared the effects of moderate intensity aerobic endurance training (70% of VO2 max) and high intensity intermittent training (anaerobic sprints) on VO2 max and anaerobic capacity. Both groups used stationary bikes and trained once a day, five days a week for a period of six weeks (four to six weeks is the generally accepted time frame to see fitness adaptations) Group A: One hour at 70% VO2 max. 5 hours of work per week.

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Group B: Eight rounds of 20 second all out sprints followed by 10 second recoveries. 20 minutes of work per week. What they found was the moderate intensity aerobic Group A had an increase in VO2 max of about 10%, but had no effect on anaerobic capacity. The anaerobic intensity Group B improved their VO2 max by about 14% while anaerobic capacity improved by 28%. You read that correctly—this workout can benefit both aerobic endurance athletes and anaerobic sprinters. Almost any protocol can produce marked improvement in beginners. So it’s important to note that the researchers used individuals who were already considered “fit”. The nature of our lives today is that most of us are trying to cram as much as we can into each day. This makes a fourminute training commitment sound a whole lot better than one hour. I always add a 10-minute warm-up to the workout, making it 14 minutes, or 24 minutes with an equal cool-down. This is still just two hours at most per week, less than half the time it would take to train as Group A did, for inferior fitness results. Tabatas also scale very well, since an “all out” or “hard” effort is relative to each individual. A beginner’s hard pace could be three minutes per mile slower than a pro runner, but that’s unimportant here. What is important is the effort of your intervals, your perceived exertion. However, because of the requisite visit to the pain cave, if you’re new to training you might want to

temper the workout. After warming up, try two intervals of 20 second all out sprints followed by 10 seconds of very easy recovery effort. In subsequent workouts add more intervals until you are at the study standard of eight. The Tabata sprints protocol is one of the most versatile tools in an athlete’s toolbox. Dr. Tabata’s research used stationary bikes, but it can be easily applied to almost any exercise modality. The most obvious uses are running, cycling, and swimming, but it can also be applied to bodyweight strength exercises; squats, pushups, burpees, jumping jacks, etc. Keep in mind that these exercises will change the focus of the workout to muscular endurance. What’s great about these type of Tabata workouts is they can be done anywhere: park, gym, beach, hotel room. No more excuses. To recruit more muscle and increase the metabolic demand of the workout, try doing two bodyweight exercises. Mixing up the exercises allows you to also avoid the slow fatigue degradation of intensity caused by doing one exercise over and over again. This will make the workout less monotonous and more fun. Bodyweight Tabata Examples: Two Exercises Split One round is 20 seconds hard, then 10 seconds recovery. Repeat 8 times. You can alternate exercises between two or do four rounds of one, followed by the other. Squats - 4 rounds Burpees - 4 rounds Lunges - 4 rounds Crunches - 4 rounds Multiple Exercise Circuit Do one round, each exercise for 20 seconds hard, then 10 seconds recovery. Jump lunges, pushups, crunches, burpees, side plank dips, reverse crunch, supermans, mountain climbers. Matt Hart owns and operates Coaching Endurance LLC, through which he’s helped hundreds of athletes reach a wide range of fitness and endurance goals. Initially USA Cycling Certified as a coach, Matt now works mostly with runners and multi-sport athletes. Matt resides in Utah and practices what he preaches as a professional ultrarunner and ski mountaineer for Mountain Hardwear and Montrail. For more information on Matt, follow him on Twitter @TheMattHart. To read more of Matt’s work pick up Trail Runner Magazine, where he writes the “Ask the Coach” column each issue.

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t’s the day of your big race. You went to bed early, woke up early, stretched, and double knotted your running shoes. After weeks (or even months) of training, you're ready. You’ve done everything you can to ensure an optimal performance during the race. Or did you? Pre-race nutrition is often overlooked by athletes, but eating right before a race can boost your ability to perform well. Let’s look closer. People often ask, “Does it really matter what I eat the night before?” Absolutely. Your pre-race meal can ensure your body has optimal energy stores to get through the race. Specifically, you’re looking for a meal rich in carbohydrates. Think of your muscles as having little gas tanks inside them. You wouldn’t drive your car without fuel, so don’t ask your body to work on empty either. Our bodies use both carbohydrates and fat as energy sources during endurance events. We have an almost endless supply of energy from fat, but carbohydrates are stored in limited amounts. Eating a meal rich in carbohydrates ensures you fill those gas tanks. Carb-rich Meals versus Carbo-loading However, there’s a difference between eating a carb-rich meal and carbo-loading. Most people don’t need to carbo-load—this is more for athletes participating in exhaustive exercise for more than 90 minutes and has a specific protocol. A carbohydrate meal, on the other hand, has a significant carbohydrate content, along with moderate amounts of protein and healthy fats. The proverbial pasta meal the night before can accomplish this, but there are plenty of other options as well. Carbohydrates are found in all grains, in fruits and starchy vegetables, and in milk and yogurt (or soy milk for those who are lactose intolerant). Vegetarians could choose a tofu and vegetable stir-fry over brown rice with a glass of milk; quinoa pilaf and fresh fruit; or a whole wheat tortilla with beans, corn, rice, and vegetables with a glass of orange juice—the possibilities are endless. If you prefer animal protein, try a 4-ounce grilled chicken breast with roasted butternut squash. Then have some yogurt and berries as a small snack before bed. What to Eat on Race Day On race day you want to make sure those gas tanks are topped off, as you have used some carbohydrates overnight. Two to four hours before your race, eat a carb-rich breakfast, like oatmeal, cereal, toast with almond butter, fruit, yogurt, or whole grain waffles/pancakes. Yes, this means waking up earlier than an hour before the race, but it’s worth the effort.

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If it doesn’t bother your stomach, have a high-carb snack right before the race. Try a banana, granola bar, sport bar, (just read the label and make sure it has carbohydrates in it), or half a peanut butter and banana sandwich. A little bit of protein or fat is okay, but too much and you may find your stomach trying to interrupt your race in a few hours! Your nutrition during the race can present with logistical challenges, but nothing that preparation and practice can’t overcome. First and foremost, do not try something new on race day. This is worth repeating. Do not try something new on race day! Practice what you’ll eat and drink during the race while training. Use your training not only to work your body, but to nail down your nutrition strategy as well. If your event will be longer than 60 minutes of high-intensity exercise, or more than 90 minutes of steady-state exercise, plan on getting some carbohydrates in during the race. Athletes that don’t account for this are all too familiar with the experience of ‘hitting the wall’. This happens when your carbohydrate stores are depleted. How much do you need to prevent this? Think 30–60 grams each hour. Use food labels to understand how to do this. You can get your carbohydrates from whole foods, like fruit, or from sport nutrition products, like gels, chews, bars, or sports drinks. Additional Tips Look ahead to see what products the race will be offering. If you’ll be using the race-supported aid stations, use those products in training. For those who say they can’t tolerate food or drink during exercise, you can actually train the body to take in nutrients, it just takes practice and time. Also, try different products. If one sports gel doesn’t sit well with you, get another brand, they usually have different formulas and types of carbohydrates. The bottom line: your nutrition is just as crucial to your performance as your physical training. Why spend weeks or months training to then be limited on race day by a lack of fuel? With some forethought and preparation, you can dial in your nutrition and maximize your performance. Kary Woodruff is a Dietitian in the Sport Science Department at TOSH. She loves playing outside, whether it be backcountry/telemark skiing, mountain and road biking, running, or hiking, but her favorite activity is playing with her 6-month-old daughter and husband. Kary has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Master’s degrees in Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition from the University of Utah.



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quiz What Kind of Racer are You? By Melissa McGibbon


hen it comes to racing, everyone’s style is different. For some it’s about proving themselves, for others it’s just about having fun and being fit—and then there’s a special group who just seem to enjoy suffering. Take this quiz to find out what kind of racer you are! 1. After you’ve registered for a race you: a. Design your training plan and raceday goals. b. Look up last year’s winning times. c. Begin composing emails to make donation requests. d. Plan your race day costume and invite teammates. e. Rummage through your closet to locate your finest spandex. 2. Your primary motivation for entering your last race was: a. To train for the next one. b. The opportunity to run over hot coals barefoot. c. You wanted to contribute to a worthy cause. d. Well, any excuse to wear body paint really. e. The free t-shirt.

4. When the race is over you expect: a. To podium. b. To have achieved a PR. c. To feel awesome. d. High-fives all around. e. Someone to help me cross the finish line. 5. A common race-day injury for you is: a. Bloody feet. b. Mud in the eye. c. Bruised ego. d. Tripping on your cape. e. Financial strain. 6. If the race-day weather forecast turns ugly, your thoughts are: a. I’ll wear a hat. b. Ooh, goody. I love mud. c. I can’t back out—it’s for the kids/ cause/trees/Baby Jesus. d. I hope our team hairdo holds up. e. That couch is lookin’ pretty comfy.

3. The best part of the race is: a. Racing. Duh! b. The medals. They’re the best kind of bling. c. Posting pictures and updates on Facebook. d. The good-looking racers, of course. e. The water stations and snacks—mmm GU.



Fueled by the desire for amelioration, your aim is to contribute, to perform, to succeed, and to fight the bigger battle. You like the energy and the like-mindedness of healthy competition for a good cause. Your fierce determination is contagious and no matter the results, you always compete with all your might. Recommended Races:

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You like kicking your own ass and are a little sick in the head. The idea of losing consciousness by mile 93 doesn’t deter you; c’mon that’s what endurance racing is all about. Marathons are for pansies. For you, it’s do or die. Recommended Races: Iron Man Spartan Race Speedgoat 50K Wasatch 100 Lotoja

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You enjoy the shenanigans just as much as the competition and though you may not necessarily be in it to win it, you’re pretty sure you’re having the most fun. Prizes for best race attire and best team name easily persuade you. You have been known to recruit teammates who happen to own 16-seater vans, and yes, there is a drawer in your wardrobe reserved for competition Speedos and special accessories.







Races that push your limits and provide obstacles intrigue you. You like working your tail off—the good kind of pain. You are often overheard saying, “It builds character.” You aim to get stronger and be faster—you have the moves like Jagger—and sometimes you run to and from work just because it’s a Tuesday. Adventure racing is your cup of tea, and you like it spicy. Recommended Races:

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You seem to enjoy many aspects of racing, just not actually competing. If you enjoyed the pre-race carb-loading, mid-race electrolyte replenishment, post-race photo ops, and didn’t happen to pay attention to your time as you crossed the finish line, perhaps you should consider what an awesome volunteer you would be. See recommended races for types A–D for volunteering opportunities.

Melissa is always in search of adventure and truly enjoys arranging words together for others to enjoy. Traveling is part of her soul—skiing, climbing, biking, surfing, diving, and practicing yoga are a few of her favorite things.

travel Out-of-Town Race Checklist By Jenny Willden

Heading out of town for your next run? Be it a 5K or half marathon, don’t end up at the startling line without your trusty running shoes. Use this race checklist to pack confidently so your biggest race-day worry is getting across the finish line. CLOTHING: ❏ Running hat or visor ❏ Running shorts ❏ Singlet or running top ❏ Supportive sports bra ❏ Running shoes ❏ Running socks ❏ Running tights or pants ❏ Running gloves ❏ Sweats for cool morning starts ❏ Arm warmers ❏ Lightweight shell or running jacket ❏ Post-race change of clothes and shoes TOOLS AND ACCeSSORIeS: ❏ Sunglasses ❏ Sunscreen ❏ Ponytail holder ❏ Handheld water bottle or hydration belt ❏ BodyGlide or other anti-chafing cream ❏ Watch/heart rate monitor ❏ iPod with charger and headphones ❏ Camera ❏ RoadID ❏ Race and hotel confirmations FUeL: ❏ GU, Clif Shot Blocks, Honey Stingers Chews, or Jelly Belly Sport Beans ❏ Protein bars for recovery ❏ Instant coffee or energy drinks (Try Zipfizz!) ❏ Sports drinks AS NeeDeD: ❏ Shoe insoles or orthotics ❏ Knee brace or other support devices ❏ Foam roller for after race ❏ Safety pins for race number ❏ Vitamins ❏ Band-Aids ❏ Ibuprofen ❏ Start line drop bag FINAL TIPS: Keep changing weather in mind and pack for anything. Also, avoid using new items on race day. Try everything beforehand, including food, to prevent problems mid-race. Last, wear your race outfit on a long training run to assure it doesn’t chafe or rub.

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urbAn chAllenge utAh»9:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Utah’s toughest, wackiest competitors will take to the streets of Salt Lake City, navigating their way to different landmarks and local businesses, where they will complete tasks that challenge the body, mind, and senses. Participants can run, bike, or use public transportation to get from one challenge to the next.

June 9

orienteeringkAysville»10:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Kaysville Mountain Park, 1500 E. 650 North, Fruit Heights, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

June 23

orienteering-sAndy 7:00 p.m. Sandy Hidden Valley Park, 2800 E. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

July 14

orienteering-snow bAsin»10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Ogden, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

august 18

orienteeringbrighton»11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Brighton Ski Area, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-5720500,

september 15

orienteering-sAlt lAke city»3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. City Creek Park, Northhills Drive, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

october 1–31

hAlloween cruise»6:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Come enjoy an adventure riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. 3606 W. Center, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897. Our Halloween Cruise Hotline number is 801-373-1897.

october 13

orienteering-drAper FAll»3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Draper Jordan Parkway, 12300 S. 1000 W., Draper, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,


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december 1–22

christmAs cruise»6:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Provo, UT. Come enjoy a lighted riverboat ride along the lower Provo River. Bring blankets and wear plenty of warm clothes. The ride is a round trip experience that takes approximately 25 minutes. Closed Sundays.

cliMBing april 7–12

leArn sAFe climbing skills»8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. If you are wanting to learn the basics of climbing join us for a fun informative 10-hour class. You will learn about equipment, standards, knots, elements of climbing, belaying, anchors, rappelling, and emergency procedures. This class fills the BSA Climbing Instructor requirements. No previous experience needed. We provide all equipment needed just bring a lunch! 801-373-8897,

June 22–23

herA women’s cAncer FoundAtion 6th AnnuAl climb4liFe»Boulder, CO. Realizing Climb4Life would raise awareness of ovarian cancer in women who are healthy and active, Patrick saw greater potential: it enable women to be introduced to the sport of climbing, and its physical and mental benefits.

september 14–16

herA women’s cAncer FoundAtion 11th AnnuAl climb4liFe utAh»Salt Lake City, UT. Realizing Climb4Life would raise awareness of ovarian cancer in women who are healthy and active, Patrick saw greater potential: it would enable women to be introduced to the sport of climbing, and its physical and mental benefits.

cycling april 7

red rock bicycle’s cActus hugger»Wasatch County, UT. Race # 2 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

april 14–15

tour oF the depot stAge rAce»3 event Stage Race in and around Tooele, UT. Time Trial, Road Race and Circuit Race. The premier Spring Stage Race of the Mountain West!

april 21

eAst cAnyon-echo roAd rAce»10:00 a.m. The course starts on Main street on HWY 65. The course goes West to East Canyon Resorts, turn around and back to Henefer and continue to Echo Canyon until reaching the I-80 off ramp, turn around go past Henefer and finish at the top of Hogs Back (Summit-Morgan County line) 60 miles. 801-583-6281,

april 26–29

17th AnnuAl FruitA FAt tire FestivAl» Festival in Downtown Fruita, CO.

april 28

Front runner century ride»8:00 a.m. A one-of-a-kind Utah cycling event. Starting in downtown Salt Lake City and ending at Ogden’s historic railroad depot, the Front Runner Century offers distances of 62 (spring) and 100 miles (summer) with a unique return to Salt Lake City via UTA’s Frontrunner Train. Join us for one of Utah’s best spring cycling adventures with a trip through scenic Davis and Weber counties.

are you up for the challenge?

saturday, june 9, 2012

october 27

orienteering-sAndy FAll»3:00 p.m–6:00 p.m. Sandy Hidden Valley, 2800 East Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

an event to benefit Utah children facing life-threatening medical conditions


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spokes For hope»8:00 a.m. Southern Utah’s Women–Only Century Ride. Various mile options: 30, 50, 70, 94 miles. The ride goes through and around the Red Rock country of St. George, Utah. All proceeds go to help the Dove Center, a domestic violence shelter for women and children.

May 4–5

8th AnnuAl 18 hrs oF FruitA»Highline Lake State Park, Loma, CO. Solo, 2-8 person teams. Register early, last year sold out weeks before the race.

May 5

rAcer cycle service’s 18th AnnuAl showdown At 5-mile pAss»Lehi, UT. Race # 3 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

May 5

ghost town century» 8:00 a.m. Deseret Peak Complex 2930 West Hwy 112 Tooele, UT.

May 5

moon shAdows in moAb»Moab, UT.

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mAd dog cycle’s 8th AnnuAl sundAnce spin»Sundance, UT. Race #4 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

May 12 “Hill Climb Fund Raiser to Conquer Cancer”


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May 13–18

bicycle tour oF utAh - Arches And cAnyonlAnds»5 Days, 350 Miles, 18,000’ Elevation Gain. Moab, UT.

May 18–20

sAn rAFAel swell spring mt. bike FestivAl»Group rides in the San Rafael area.

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goldilocks women only bike ride»Herriman, UT. A fully supported, non-competitive, women only, charity cycling event. The ride begins in Herriman, Utah and is a great mix of urban and rural riding as you travel through the Daybreak community, Lehi farmland, Thanksgiving Point, and Camp Williams. Various miles: 20, 40, 60, 80 & 100 miles.

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cole sport/slim & knobby’s 10th AnnuAl hAmmerFest»Solider Hollow, UT. Race #5 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

May 19

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May 19

cycle sAlt lAke century 2012»Salt Lake City, UT. 7:30 a.m. Your choice of 36, 67 and 100 mile routes.

May 19–20

Aspen cycling FestivAl-ride For the pAss & Aspen criterium null»Aspen, CO. 10- mile Aspen Criterium will challenge even the toughest and most skilled bike racers. Don’t miss out on the Annual Ride for the Pass, a 10-mile road race up Independence Pass.

May 26

sugAr house pArk crit»8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sugar House Park 2100 S 1300 E SLC, UT. This up and down course has been a racer favorite for years. Bring the entire family and enjoy some of Utah’s best crit racing in one of Salt Lake’s most beautiful parks. Sponsored by Cyclesmith.,

May 26

sun crest hill climb roAd bike rAce»8:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m. Draper Equestrian Center, Draper, UT.

May 28

revolution’s 7th AnnuAl stAn crAne memoriAl Xc»Draper, UT. Race # 6 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

June 2–17

brA~su bike ride Across scenic utAh»An incredible road expedition that will introduce you to 4 states (Nevada, Utah, Arizona, & Colorado); 7 National Parks(Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Glen Canyon, Mesa Verde, Arches, & Canyonlands); 4 National Monuments (Grand Staircase – Escalante, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, & Hovenweep); 2 National Forests (Dixie & Manti-La Sal) and 3 nations(Navajo Nation, Ute Nation, & United States of America) where you will view some of the most scenic, remote, awe inspiring, and magnificent country in the world. This tour is limited to 25 riders.

June 8–9

rockwell relAy: moAb to st. george»Take 3 of your buddies and cycle, non-stop, from Moab to St. George. One teammate in the saddle at all times. 516 miles of majestic beauty invokes a sense of awe. It will test your mind, body, and soul.

June 9

21st AnnuAl pedAlFest»Deer Valley, UT. This is the Utah State Championship XC race supported by the Utah Cycling Association and this is a USA Cycling National Qualifying event. This race is NOT part of the Intermountain Cup Series. This race is sponsored by Cole Sport, Jan’s Mountain Outfitters and White Pine Touring.

June 9

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calendar »cycling» ride»Orem, UT. The official ride of Orem SummerFest. Utah Lake to top of Squaw Peak, South Fork and Alpine Loop 65 miles, 4,000+ climbing, well supported. Proceeds benefit Habitat For Humanity of Utah County. events/tour-de-habitat.html

June 30

high uintAs grAn Fondo»An 80-mile Gran Fondo starting in Kamas UT. The ride goes up over the scenic Mirror Lake Highway and down in to colorful Evanston, WY.,

June 30

June 16

June 16

the three kings»7:30 a.m. A unique cycling event that highlights the steep hills of North Salt Lake. Three of the hardest climbs in the city we have named after the three biblical kings: Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. threekings.

June 23–24

bike ms utAh: hArmons best dAm bike ride»Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, UT and the beautiful Cache Valley.

June 23–30

brA~nu bike Across northern utAh»Join us on this incredible road adventure that crosses the northern stretches of Utah and ends in Vernal, Utah. Limited to 25 riders.

June 30

wimmer’s Xc rAce @ sherwood»Logan, UT. Race #7

of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

beAr lAke monster century bike ride»Montpelier, ID. Fully supported 100 mile ride from Montpelier, Idaho, to the beautiful Bear Lake and back. 50-mile option as well. r2r mt nebo century chAllenge»Springville, UT.

July 7

binghAm cyclery’s 25th AnnuAl mountAin bout»Snowbird, UT. Race # 8 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

July 7

porcupine hillclimb»7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Starting at Porcupine Pub & Grille (3690 Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT) at the Mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon climbing up to the finish at Brighton Ski Resort. Licensed Racers 8:30 a.m. STAGGERED START.

July 7

Fire roAd cycling»7:00 a.m. Cedar City, UT. Varied routes and distances from 12–62 miles.

July 14

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calendar »cycling Fondo»130-mile Gran Fondo (Italian for ‘Big Ride’) bicycle event in Cache Valley, UT.

mountains in North America... the Wellsville Mountains!,, www.

4th AnnuAl gAry ludlow memoriAl ride (glmr)»143 W. 900 N. Payson, UT. A 62.5mile.

millcreek bicycle’s 16th AnnuAl chris AllAire memoriAl»Solitude, UT. Race #9 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

July 14 July 14

rAcer century»7:00 a.m. Roy High School, 2150 W. 4800 S. Roy, UT.

July 21

chAlk creek roAd rAce utAh stAte mAster And Jr chAmpionship»7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Coalville, UT.

July 21

rotAry rAw»Utah’s newest and most scenic recreational bicycle event featuring a fun 25-mile family/friend ride along the valley floor to the mouth of Sardine Canyon, and a challenging 72-mile ride starting and ending in Logan but riding around the base of the steepest

July 28

august 4

kuhl clothing’s 3rd AnnuAl bAsin bAsh Xc»Snowbasin, UT. Race #10 of the Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Racing Series.

august 7–12

lArry h. miller tour oF utAh»America’s Toughest Stage Race. Stage 1-August 7, Ogden; Stage 2-August 8, Miller Motorsports Park; Stage 3-August 9, Ogden to Salt Lake City; Stage 4-August 10, Utah County to Salt Lake City; Stage 5-August 11, “The Queen Stage” Kimball Junction to Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort; Stage 6-August 12, Park City.

august 11

tour oF utAh ultimAte chAllenge»America’s toughest one-day cycling adventure. NEW for 2012: Choose from 3 ride experiences; 3 ride distances.,

august 18

wildFlower pedAlFest»Join us in Utah’s Premier Cycling Event for Women! Morgan County, UT. This ride begins and ends at Kent Smith Park in Mountain Green, Utah. Mountain Green is 35 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and 15 miles east of Ogden off Interstate 84. Four courses to choose from: 20, 35, 50 and 75 miles. www.

chAllenge»The National Ability Center Summit Challenge will be held in Park City, UT. 15, 50, 100-mile options.

august 25

bulldog grAnd tour»1125 North University Ave. Provo, UT. Find us on Facebook for more info.

august 30– september 8

lAgbrAu-legAcy AnnuAl bike ride Across utAh»Ride from Moab to Cedar City. 10-day, 7-day and 3-day options. Les Titus,,

august 24–26

september 1–3

august 25

september 2–8

hoodoo 500»The most epic and challenging ultracycling race. St. George, thru Hurricane, Colorado City, Kanab, Carmel Junction, Bryce, Tropic, Escalante, Boulder, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George, UT. nAc summit

grub Fest»The epicenter of cycling over Labor Day weekend will hence forth be Cedar City and Iron County, Utah. It is GRUB Fest‘s goal to have cyclist outnumber the residents and to have more bikes than cars on the roads. tour oF southern utAh»Ride 60 to 100 miles per day, from point to point in breathtaking Southern Utah. Starting in St. George, we ride to Carmel Junction (via Zion National Park), Bryce Canyon National Park, Escalante, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City and back to St. George. Cycling doesn’t get any better than this! Each route is a challenging adventure with awe-inspiring scenery. Over 500 miles with about 30,000 feet of climbing! www.

september 8

lotoJA clAssic»LOTOJA is a European-style one-day road classic that is unparalleled in distance and beauty. At 206 miles, LOTOJA is the longest singleday USCF-sanctioned bicycle race in the country. LOTOJA participants come from all over the U.S. to test their physical and mental stamina on a course that climbs and descends three mountain passes in the first 110 miles. The race starts in Logan, Utah and finishes in the shadows of the Teton Mountain Range at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

september 15

widow mAker 15th AnnuAl»10:00 a.m. Snowbird, UT. Starts in Snowbird’s Gad Valley, a five mile 3,000 vertical foot climb to the top of tram. This race is for Mountain Bike only. 801-583-6281,

september 15

wonder womAn century ride»7:30 a.m. Payson, UT. Come experience Southern Utah County as you cycle through the beautiful rolling countryside. Choose to conquer the 30-mile, 70- mile or 100-mile event.

september 21– 23

moAb century tour»Moab, UT. skinnytireevents. com

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september 22

heber vAlley century» 8:00 a.m. South Field Park 1000 West 100 South, Heber City, UT.

september 22

15th AnnuAl west yellowstone-old FAithFul cycle tour»West Yellowstone, MT. Registration will open June 1, 2012.

september 23–28

bicycle tour oF utAh - Arches And cAnyonlAnds 2 »5 Days, 350 Miles, 18,000’ Elevation Gain. On this bicycle tour we use Moab, Utah as our basecamp. Each day we’ll ride a different route into the national parks and red rock country that surround the Moab area. We cycle through Arches National Park, a fairyland of stone arches and rock monliths. And we’ll also bike into Canyonlands National Park, including the less visited Needles district.

september 28–30

sAn rAFAel swell FAll mt. bike FestivAl»Group rides in the San Rafael area.

october 10

ride in the clouds» Cloudcroft, NM. Ladies only ride. This ride will offer 3 distances including a full century ride. The two shorter routes will have very little traffic and the 100 miler will only have about the last 20 miles with any significant traffic and that is still very light. Proceeds benefit a women’s shelter called COPE, Center Of Protective Environment located in Alamogordo, NM.

october 13

wish100 2nd AnnuAl»St. George, UT. Ladies! Come ride for wishes amongst the beautiful red rock scenery of Washington County at Wish100! Four course lengths will be offered – 10, 30, 60, and 100 miles, allowing everyone from the experienced cyclist, to the novice, to have an amazing time. Registration opens in spring of 2012 – space is limited.

october 13

city creek bike sprint»Salt Lake City, UT. 10:00 a.m. Starts at the mouth of City Creek Canyon and finishes at Rotary Park. This is great way to end the biking season before winter hits. For Mountain


calendar »cycling and Road Bikes. Limited parking at the canyon, please park at the State Capitol. 801-583-6281,

october 13

6 hours in Frog hollow»Hurricane, UT. A spectacular race course set in the red rock deserts of Southwest Utah. The 6-Hours of Frog Hollow is part of the Frog Hollow endurance series and is a great introduction to endurance racing or a fun way to train for the 25 Hours in Frog Hollow race (Nov 3-4). This year’s costume theme is “animals”.

october 14–16

hurricAne mountAin bike FestivAl»Hurricane, UT. Ride with us on some of the most stunning trails in the world with Zion National Park.

Messy biker, messy wings!

november 3–4

25 hours in Frog hollow» Hurricane, UT. Home of the longest 1-day race-ever! Mountain Bike Endurance series.

december 31– January 1, 2013

new yeAr revolution» What better way to celebrate than on your bike! In sunny and warm Goodyear AZ, an out and back and a loop. Full century - 100 miles; Metric century - 65 miles; Half century - 55 miles. 801-677-0134,

3971 Wasatch Boulevard 801-274-WING / 801-274-9464

March 2, 2013

the Zion country, eArly spring century 2013»Zion, UT. Register early. Bob Kinney,,

FilMs, Festivals, clinics and events

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april 10

westminster lAcrosse File Name: Wing Coop vs. utAh»6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Women’s lacrosse intercollegiate game vs. U. of Utah. www. Publication: Outdoor Sports Guide - Keeper issue Designer: Jackie

april 13

Proof #: FINAL westminster lAcrosse vs. utAh stAte»6:00 p.m.–8:00 Other Notes: added frame - for your records p.m. Women’s lacrosse intercollegiate game vs. Utah State. Dimensions (inches)

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calendar »films, festivals, clinics & events april 13–14

chrc spring ice skAting show»Watch our own local skaters glide to music on ice at the Cottonwood Heights Rec Center’s annual Spring Ice Skating Show. Tickets available at the door. For more info on this exciting event call 801.943.3190 ext. 162 or ext. 106.

april 21

westminster lAcrosse rmwll chAmpionships»1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League Championship hosted by Westminster College. For tournament details, teams, tickets and venue information visit

april 24

orienteering clinic» 7:00 p.m. 230 W. 10600 S., Sandy, UT. Contact Suellen Riffkin, 801-572-0500,

april 27–29

betterride mountAin bike skills cAmpmoAb»9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Want to have more fun on the trails, be more efficient and mountain bike with more confidence? Just like any other sport, to ride with skill you need proper technique. BetterRide’s team of professional coaches is dedicated to teaching riders of all levels the skills to ride in balance, in control & have more fun on their bikes! Location provided upon registration.

June 13–16

chAt invitAtionAl swim meet»Cottonwood Heights Rec Center, UT. Teams from all over the region come to swim competitively and to have a great time each year with their swimmer friends. To beoome a sponsor or for more info, contact Lyse’ at 801-943-3190

June 15

Free movie in the pArk»7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Starting at 7:00 PM we will have inflatable rides followed by an entertainment show at 8:00 p.m.. Then once it becomes dark we will be showing the Disney film Cars 2. Bring your children, friends, parents, and grandparents. 801-943-3190,

June 16–17

betterride mountAin bike skills mini-cAmppArk city»9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Want to have more fun on the trails, be more efficient and mountain bike with more confidence? Just like any other sport, to ride with skill you need proper technique. BetterRide’s team of professional coaches is dedicated to teaching riders of all levels the skills to ride in balance, in control & have more fun on their bikes! Location provided upon registration.

June 23

sAvor the summit»4:00 p.m.– 10:00 p.m. This is Park City’s longest dinner party, offering diners at The Grande Table a unique celebration of fabulous food, drink and

live music while seated in the middle of Main Street. Park Citys best restaurants will showcase their culinary talents in an open air community celebration kicking off the summer season. To learn more visit

July 13

Free movie in the pArk»7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Mill Hollow Park, 2900 East Mill Hollow Dr., Cottonwood Heights, UT. We will be showing the movie Happy Feet 2. Inflatable rides begin at 7:00 p.m., Entertainment at 8:00 p.m. & we will be showing the movie at dark. Parking is very limited at Mill Hollow so please plan accordingly.

august 10

Free movie in the pArk»6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Our last Free movie in the park event for the summer. We will be showing the Disney movie Tangled at the newly designed park. Come play on the new playground and enjoy the splash pad. Entertainment will be at 8:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at dark. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors.

october 26

Free monster mAsh kids hAlloween pArty on ice»4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Cottonwood Heights Rec Center, UT. Bring your “little monsters” ages 0-12. Free ice skating, free haunted hallway, free treat bags, and free games. A great early alternative for celebrating Halloween

in costume without the danger of trick-or-treating in neighborhoods. Sponsored by CHRC and The City of Cottonwood Heights. For more info, call Rachel at 801.943.3190 x. 162,

november 22

thAnksgiving dAy 5k run/wAlk At chrc»Cottonwood Heights, UT. Early registers will receive a $5 discount on price. To become a sponsor for $500 and get your business name on the back of our runners and volunteers tech shirts, call Patti at 801.943.3190 x. 106 or Lara at x. 109. For more information, call 801.943.3190 x. 0 in October 2012,

december 17

holidAy eXtrAvAgAnZA ice skAting show»See our own local skaters glide on ice in costume. Cottonwood Heights Rec Center, UT. It will become an annual tradition your family will never forget! Tickets are $2 at the door. For more info or to sponsor the event, call Rachel at 801.943.3190 ext. 162 or visit our website in Dec. at

december 21

Free skAte with sAntA At chrc»Cottonwood Heights, UT. Bring your kids ages 0-12. 2-4pm at Cottonwood Heights Rec Center in Utah. Skate for free and catch up with Santa for a candycane treat. Enjoy holiday music and the wintery air on our





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walks, runs 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, marathons

april 2–May 24

trAnswAlk2012»9:00 a.m. A World Record Attempt by walking from LA City to NYC Hall in less than 53 days. It is the 40th anniversary of this record being set by an Englishman in 1972.

april 7

sAlt lAke 10-miler 8:30 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. The run starts at Little Dell Recreation area, the course goes up and over Little Mountain down Emigration Canyon and finishes at This Is The Heritage Monument. Bring a can of food to the race to support The ROAD HOME. 801-583-6281,

april 14

inAugurAl rAcing with pAssion 5k»Salt Lake City, UT. 7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. This 5K race follows the train route through the beautiful grounds of “This is the Place Hertiage Park.” Events include: 5K Run/ Walk, Kids Fun Run. Awards in each age division and door prizes.

april 14

gunnison vAlley spring run oFF»Gunnison, UT. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 1K (Mothers w/stroller and children). Shannon Jensen,, 435-528-3797,

april 15

XterrA lAke lAs vegAs trAil runs»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Just 17 miles from the bustle and bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, XTERRA is bringing off-road adventure to Lake Las Vegas, NV. Will also be hosting a trio of runs throughout the fun and challenging terrain outside Lake Las Vegas. Whether you tackle the grueling 21K event or choose the shorter 10K fun run or 5K, there is a race for everyone, so don’t miss your chance to join in the fun. 877-XTERRA-1,

april 21

love your lunch lAdies 5k & kids 1k»9:30 a.m. Wasatch High School, Heber, UT. Melissa Milam, 615-440-0949,,

april 21

red mountAin 50k, 30k»6:00 a.m. Ivins, UT. Please note that this is a rigorous race and runners should prepare themselves accordingly with training and proper gear. We highly recommend that you have run marathons or ultra marathons previously prior to entering the run.

april 21

sAlt lAke city mArAthon, hAlF, 5k, bike tour»Half Marathon, 5K, Wheelchair and Hand Cycle, Kid’s Marathon. Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah to the Gateway Plaza, Salt Lake City, UT.

april 21

gib wAllAce memoriAl 10k trAil run»9:00 a.m. Mt. Ogden Park, Ogden, UT.

april 22

nApA vAlley silverAdo hAlF mArAthon & 5k»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Calistoga, CA.

april 27–28

sAlt FlAts 100-mile endurAnce run»7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Starts at the Bonneville Speedway, and runs the speedway for 12 miles where it turns and joins the dirt roads and 4x4 trails on Floating Island, Silver Island, Crater Island, and parts of Nevada before returning to the beginning of the Speedway for the finish.

Incredible Endurance Events in Scenic Southern Utah! For additional information and registration go to www. or find our events on

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april 28

thAnksgiving point hAlF mArAthon»7:00 a.m. Lehi, UT. Benefit the Museum of Natural Curiosity and youth educational programs. Begins at the Thanksgiving Point water tower and travel throughout Lehi, with a stretch running along the Jordan River Parkway. The Kids Fun Run will be at Thanksgiving Point and include Farm Country.

april 28

cookie chAser 5k/2k»8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Riverton, UT. This fundraising event is being organized to generate support and raise awareness for Girls Scouts of Utah. Girl Scouts are known for great cookies - and we will be giving away lots of Girl Scout Cookies. Enjoy post race cookies, fruit, water and sports drinks.

april 28

the pink 5k»9:15 a.m. Old Main Street, Pleasant Grove, UT. Women’s race.

april 28

color me rAd 5k»Orem, UT. You begin this race with a snow white t-shirt. you’ll be doused in a rainbow of colors as you run kilometer after kilometer to cross the finish line in tie-dyed beauty. Your face, shirt and body will be covered in pinks, purples, blues and greens! The best part? The tossed color is simply non-toxic, non-rash-inducing colored corn starch. Invite a group of friends to this event and maximize your fun potential.

april 28

tAlkwAlk 5k»10:00 a.m. Wheeler Farm 6321 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT.

april 29

kids 4 kids 5k, 10k run/wAlk»10:00 a.m. L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles) Benefiting the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF).

May 5

5k FiestA!»9:00 a.m. 9200 South 1700 East, Sandy, UT.

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2012 kiwAnis 5k»9:00 a.m. Gardner Village, 7800 South 100 West, West Jordan, UT.

May 12

May 12

river rAil relAy»7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The River Rail Relay starts at Gardner Village in West Jordan and runs 50 miles to Roy for 4 or 2 runners along the Jordan River Trail System, the Legacy Trail System and the newly completed Rail to Trail System. 99% paved and a Hydration Belt is included in your registration cost.

May 12

May 19

deAk’s run For hope 5k»8:00 a.m. Snow Horse Elementary, Kaysville, UT. Jenny Howe, 801-589-6457,,

May 12

thelmA & louise hAlF mArAthon»Moab, UT. It’ll be a wild ride--run with your best friend, your mom, your daughter or new friends through the intense, gorgeous landscape of the outlaw heroines’ journey. Main beneficiaries will be Girls On The Run, a program to develop confidence and positive self-image in pre-teen girls through running; and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center in Moab, providing services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 435-259-4525,

May 12

grAnd vAlley mArAthon, hAlF, 10k And 5k»Palisade, CO. 6:30 a.m., Marathon; 7:00 a.m., Half Marathon; 7:30 a.m., 10K; 7:45 a.m., 5K.

May 12

2012 komen sAlt lAke city rAce For the cure 5k»NEW race location! Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! RacefortheCure/SLC_SaltLakeCityAffiliate?fr_ id=2479&pg=entry

red rock relAymoAb»Six person teams will gather in the heart of Moab and take off on a 70-mile running adventure into the heart of Red Rock Country. Teams will follow the Colorado River, climb into the La Sal Mountain range, and sprint to the

Zions bAnk ogden mArAthon»7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Ogden, UT. Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, 5k, KidsK. The Ogden Marathon is SOLD OUT, there are still opportunities to get in through our Love For Locals Program! Register early for 2013 Ogden Marathon. ogden-marathon

May 19

beAr lAke monster relAy»6 Runners. 100 Miles. 1 Day. Bear Lake, UT.

May 19

running with ed»Park City’s Relay Race. A scenic 41-mile relay race that has quickly become a favorite in this resort town. 5-person teams start and end at the Newpark Field House, and will wind through byways and award-winning trails that range from easy to a killer leg up to the Utah Olympic Park. Costumes encouraged, awesome exchanges, and a great swag bag and after-party! Register through April 19 at

May 19

huFF to bluFF mArAthon»6:00 a.m. San Juan High School, 311 North 100 East Blanding, UT. Ryan Heck,,

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run to wAlk»8:00 a.m. 1675 N. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT. Joe Hill, 801-228-1935,

May 19

girls on the run 5k 9:00 a.m. Sugarhouse Park, Big Pavillion, Salt Lake City, UT. First 100 people who register will automatically get entered into our Raffle to win a new treadmill.

May 19

running For those who wAit 5k»8:30 a.m. Germania Park, Murray, UT. This race is open to everyone of any age. Families are encouraged to participate together. All money raised will be used to help find permanent adoptive homes for children waiting in foster care.

May 19

the herrimAn oqurrih mountAin mArAthon»Herriman, UT. 5 Amazing Races, Full, Half, Trail-Half, 5K, Oquirrhman Challenge (40.5 miles). The race starts at the top of the Oquirrh Mountains with a beautiful run down Butterfield canyon, the course then finds the Herriman City running paths and finishes in a blazing celebration at Butterfield Park.

May 19

18th AnnuAl brAin inJury AssociAtion oF utAh 5k run wAlk & roll»8:00 a.m. Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Making A Difference One Step At A Time

May 19

running with Angels 5k run/wAlk»8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Lehi, UT. 801-3577600,

May 20

kAiser permAnente pAsAdenA mArAthon/ hAlF mArAthon/10k, 5k»6:30 a.m. Pasadena, CA.,

May 26

timp trAil mArAthon & hAlF mArAthon»6:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Half: 8:00 a.m. Timpanogos Park, Provo, UT.

May 26

drAper chAllenge trAil run 4,7,10 or 15 miles»8:30 a.m. Draper, UT. Scenic 4, 7, 10 or 15-miles Trail Run in Beautiful Corner Canyon on groomed shady trails. Proceeds going to the Corner Canyon Improvements Fund. Choose your distance, each course will be well marked with water stations and at the finish treats and prizes.

May 26

pepsi reFresh community Action 5k»9:00 a.m. Community Action Services and Food Bank, 815 S. Freedom Blvd., Provo, UT.

May 26

live welle 5k run/ wAlk And kids Fun run»7:30 a.m. 1250 South 2200 East Springville, UT. 5K Run 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run 8:45 a.m.

May 26

memoriAl 10k/5k»8:00 a.m. Orem City Center Park, 400 E. Center Street, Orem, UT.

May 26

the nAked Foot 5k»9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Cottonwood Park, Salt Lake City, UT. This isn’t just your typical 5K. We have partnered with the charity Soles4Souls and encourage runners to bring a pair of shoes to donate and challenge them to run barefoot (although completely optional)!

May 28

memoriAl hAlF mArAthon, 5k & kids mile»6:45 a.m. Syracuse Jensen Nature Park, Syracuse, UT. All races will start & end at Jensen Park on Bluff Rd.

June 2

herA women’s cAncer FoundAtion run like A girl 8k»9:00 a.m. Durango, CO. A women’s only 4-mile run, jog or walk to raise money and gain exposure for the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation.

June 2

the crAck oF dAwn 8k»6:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Starts 1 mile above Log Haven (Mill Creek Canyon) finish at Olympus Hills Shopping Center. Bring a can of food to the race, to support The ROAD HOME. 801-583-6281,

June 2

Fully nuts hAlF mArAthon»7:00 a.m. Mt. Ogden Park, Ogden, UT.

June 8–9

AnnuAl beAr lAke mArAthon»6:00 a.m. This marathon was specifically designed for the 50 State club marathoners that have requested to run in two different states, during the same weekend, while they are staying in the Bear Lake area. Garden City Park, 350 South Bear Lake Blvd. Bear Lake Idaho Marathon will start on Friday, June 8, at 6:00 a.m. This course starts in Garden City Park in Utah. The race will finish at the Idaho State Park on the East side of the Lake.

June 9

bloodrun 5k»7:00 a.m. Wheeler Farm, Murray, UT.

June 9

Judgesrun 5k Fun run/wAlk»8:00 a.m. Highland High School, Salt Lake City, UT.

June 9

3rd AnnuAl stop trAFFic 5k/10k»8:00 a.m. Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Join us as we continue to raise awareness and funds for victims of modern day slavery!

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top oF Zion relAy»Highway 24, 12, 89, 14, Mammoth Creek Rd Navajo Lake Rd, N. Fork Rd, Zion Ponderosa Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. A relay race consisting of 6 “ultra” team members or 12 team members taking turns running the distance of approximately 200 miles. Ellen Mueller 801-809-3230, ellen@,

utAh doggie dAsh»8:00 a.m. 6351 S. 900 E. Salt Lake City, UT. A fun event for the whole family including your dog-family. There will be a 1.2-mile race, 5k race for humans and dogs. Racers are encouraged to dress up their dogs and match the dog costumes. We will have FREE obstacle courses, prizes, and fun. 801-3606246,,

kiss me dirty rAce series - ogden, ut»9:00 a.m. Everyone from the pretty princesses to the filthiest of female slop jocks is bound to enjoy the down right dirty goodness that Kiss Me Dirty obstacle courses offer. These are all women only events with fundraising efforts benefiting gynecological cancer research. www.kissmedirty. com

June 16

June 21

renegAde summer trAil run series #1 (5 mile trAil run)»5:00 p.m. Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA. Trail Run Start 6:45 p.m. Kids Obstacle Course

June 23

AmericAn Fork cAnyon hAlF-mArAthon And 5k»6:00 a.m. Holly Hardy, 801-855-3510,,

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June 23

Cedar Breaks national Monument W Dixie national Forest

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new hArmony Fire mud run»7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. New Harmon, UT. Is a cross country running race run as a five-person team or individual. Throughout the mud run course there will be military-style obstacles to negotiate, including barrier walls, culvert pipes, tires, and of course Mud pits. Three courses 10K, 5K mud run course and a 1K under 13 youth mud run.

June 23

wAhsAtch steeplechAse»6:00 a.m. A rugged and varied course with a total vertical gain and loss of approximately 9,000 feet over 17 miles. Starting in Memory Grove Park in the heart of the city, the course promptly climbs to the 8000’ summit of Black mountain.butchadams@,

June 23

the kid custer 25k & bighorn 10k trAil run»8:30 a.m. Snowbasin, Ogden, UT. 801475-4002,

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the custer cup corporAte chAllenge 25k trAil run»8:30 a.m. Snowbasin, Ogden, UT. Each group must have 4 runners to participate. Each member of the team will be running the 25K (No 10K race). 801-4754002,

June 29

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utAh vAlley mArAthon, hAlF & 10k»6:00 a.m. Start: E. Main Canyon Rd., Wallsburg, UT, southeast of Deer Creek Reservoir. End: Provo Tabernacle Park, UT. A beautiful race course that begins in Wallsburg, Utah, running into Provo Canyon and features much of Utah County’s diverse scenery.

ogden midnight run 5k/10k»Ogden, UT. Flashing Balloon Markers, Runner Glow Sticks, LED Ice Cubes, LED Course Stakes Included! On the Ogden River Parkway Trail System. Plus the 10K Course will run through the Ogden Dinosaur Park., 801-335-4940, www.

June 30

June 30

rAce For inFAnt & pregnAncy loss - 10 k run & 2 mile wAlk»7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. West Bountiful Park (550 West Pages Lane) Bountiful, UT. Dry-wick shirts and goodie bags will be provided for pre-registered participants., www.

June 30

beAr lAke 5k run/ wAlk For cAncer»Garden City, UT. Run it! Walk it! Skate it! Roll it! Bike it! Bring the Family & Come Enjoy it! Proceeds will go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. www.

June 30

lehi roundup 5k/10k»7:00 a.m. Lehi Legacy Center, 123 North Center Street, Lehi, UT. Join us as part of the Lehi City Celebration. discover/roundup

June 30

wAsAtch bAck mArAthon, hAlF And relAy»6:00 a.m. Start and finish at the historic Midway Town Square in the center of Midway, Utah. The course is almost 80% on dirt roads and trails! It includes a challenging climb up to the mountain range west of Midway, a gentle downhill all the way to Deer Creek Reservoir and back to Midway.

June 30

wolF mountAin 10k/5k trAil run»9:00 a.m. Liberty, UT.

June 30

logAn peAk trAil run»6:00 a.m. Hyrum Gibbons Mt. Logan Park, 1400 E. 350 S. Logan, UT. www.

July 4

murrAy Fun dAys 5k & kids 1k rAce»8:00 a.m. Murray Park on State Street, Murray, UT. 801-264-2614,

July 4

sAndy clAssic 4th oF July 5k And 10k»7:00 a.m. Sandy, UT.

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Antelope by moonlight»10:00 p.m. Antelope Island Marina, in the Middle of the Great Salt Lake. Annual family friendly, non-competitve bike ride. 22-mile route goes from Marina to the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and back.

July 7

hobbler hAlF mArAthon»6:30 a.m. Arts Park – 700 S. 1300 E. Springville, UT.

July 12

renegAde summer trAil run series #2 (5 mile trAil run)»5:00 p.m. Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens 6:15 p.m. Trail run start 6:45 p.m. Kids Obstacle Course. Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA.

July 13

eAgle mountAin glow in the dArk hAlF mArAthon, 5k»11:00 p.m. Rockwell High School, 3435 Stonebridge Lane, Eagle Mountain, UT. Kids Fun Run - 9:30 p.m.,

July 13–14

tour de run»Salt Lake City, UT. A multi-stage running race featuring three legs in Salt Lake City, Utah. Great for runners of all ages and abilities; so grab your team, sign up, and join us this summer to kick off one of the most unique races in the country! The race will begin with the first stage on the evening of July 13, 2012. Stages 2 and 3 will be run in the morning and early afternoon of Saturday the 14th.

July 14

vigor 5k summer obstAcle course»7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Bywater Park - 3300 East Banbury Road (7420 South) SLC, UT. Think Amazing Race meets Survivor meets Minute to Win It. We call it Vigor. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll encounter: plunging into a pool, swinging, climbing, chopping, balancing, push up-ing, crawling, blindfolding, sliding, and memorizing. Oh, and did we mention you will get muddy and wet?

July 14

cAnyon to cAnyon hAlF mArAthon & 10k» 7:00 a.m. East Canyon Resorts (out & back course), Salt Lake City, UT. It starts at East Canyon Resorts on the pavement for one mile until reaching the Jeremy Ranch dirt road. 801-583-6281,

July 14

FArmington FestivAl dAys 5k, 10k, hAlF mArAthon, FlAg rock run»6:00 a.m. Farmington Elementary, 50 W 200 South, Farmington, UT. www. festivaldays

July 14

run through the lAvender hAlF mArAthon And 5k» Experience one of Utah’s most scenic runs at the Young Living Lavender Farm in Mona, UT.

July 15

XterrA beAver creek trAil runs»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. XTERRA returns to Beaver Creek / Avon, CO for the 2012 XTERRA Mountain Championship and now operated by TEAM Unlimited. XTERRA Mountain Championship events include a fulllength XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 10/21km trail runs. 877-983-7721,

July 21

grAvity hill 5k»8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. This is an out-and-back course that starts on East Capitol Blvd and follows Bonneville Blvd (Gravity Hill) on the main road to the turn around which is located close to 11th Avenue and follows the same course to Gravity Hill and finishes near the Capitol. This will be a fast and fun course. You are, indeed, going downhill even though your brain gives you the impression that you’re going uphill.

July 21

pioneer dAy clAssic 5k & 10k»7:30 a.m. Timpview High School, 3570 North 650 East, Provo, UT.

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Friends oF AnimAls utAh 5-k9 Fun run»8:00 a.m. Willow Creek Park, Old Ranch Road and Split Rail Lane Park City, UT. Register at,

July 21

the nAked Foot 5k + bAre liFe eXpo»7:30 a.m. Clement Park, Littleton, CO. This isn’t just your typical 5K. We have partnered with the charity Soles4Souls and encourage runners to bring a pair of shoes to donate and challenge them to run barefoot (although completely optional)!

July 24

deseret news mArAthon/10k/5k»5:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Research Park, EnergySolutions Arena. 10K, 6:00 a.m./5K 7:00 a.m.

July 28

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timpAnogos hAlF mArAthon»6:00 a.m. Starts in American Fork Canyon. This course is ideal as you will experience a gradual decline of 1,800 feet from start to finish with trees gracefully covering the road. Like us on Facebook.

July 28

spring view FArms 5k run/wAlk»8:00 a.m. In Memory of Phillip Marshall Gates. The course goes along the beautiful south end of the Jordan River Park Way on paved trails, where you have the company of the Jordan River and you just might see some wild life as you travel the 5K course. 801-583-6281,

July 28

morgAn vAlley mArAthon/hAlF & 5k»5:25 a.m. Morgan County Fairgrounds, 750 E. Como Springs Rd., Morgan, UT. Wheelchair athletes 5:30 a.m., Half 6:30 a.m., 5K 7:00 a.m.

July 28

speedgoAt 50k»6:30 a.m. Snowbird, UT. This race consists of 11,420’ of total climbing. The race is all above 7600’, wth the majority above 9200’. This the most technical race east and west of Snowbird Ski Resort. Rocky, rooty, snowy, very steep hills, even steeper descent, all over nasty, rocky terrain.

July 28

utAh’s toughest 10k»7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Soldier Hollow, UT. This is no downhill sissy run, this is the toughest 10K in Utah. If you love a challenge and want to get off the pavement, into the mountains and on the dirt, this is the race for you.

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skirt chAser 5k denver»Denver, CO. A Skirt Chaser. Literally. Women start first, while men wait in anticipation for three LONG minutes. Once the men FINALLY start the chase is really on! What happens next is just over 3 miles of anticipation: Will the gals be caught? Will the guys get the thrill of not only the chase but also the win?

august 3

renegAde summer trAil run series #3 (5 mile trAil run)»5:00 p.m. Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA. Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens 6:15 p.m. Trail Run Start 6:45 p.m. Kids Obstacle Course Start BBQ, Raffle & Music to follow.

august 3

midnight moon run 5k»12:00 p.m. 9565 S. Highland Dr., Sandy, UT. recreation-division/races.html

august 3

moonlight hAlF mArAthon»11:00 p.m. 800 W. 1700 S. Mapleton, UT. Instead of running in the heat of mid-morning, ever wanted to run a half marathon race in the middle of the night, under a full moon? Run in the thick of summer, but at night. The thing that makes this race unique is that you can start whenever you would like. The goal is to be the first to finish after midnight. However, you are not allowed to use any timing devices.

august 3–4

legAcy midnight run glow stick night hAlF mArAthon»10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. North Salt Lake to Farmington, UT. This course includes glow sticks and has three distances Half 13.1 Miles, 10K and 5K.

august 3–4

ruby mountAin relAy»Begins in beautiful Lamoille Canyon located in Elko County, NV and stretches a 184-mile loop around the world famous Ruby Mountains before it ends in Wells, NV. From beginners to ultra marathoners, this race is for everyone.,,

august 4

vigor stAir chAllenge»7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Rice Eccles Stadium, 451 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT. Vigor Stair Challenge: 3,500 steps … Now we’re talking! Vigor Stair Challenge II: 7,000 steps … How many steps are there to Mt. Everest? Vigor Stair Challenge III: 10,500 steps … The moon?

august 4

devil dAsh utAh - 5k obstAcle rAce 9:00 a.m.–6:00 a.m. Ogden, UT. Devil Dash is an adventurous 5K obstacle course taking racers through 14 deadly sin themed obstacles prior to reaching the Beer Garden of Eden! Mud, Blood, Beer & Cheer.

august 4

20th AnnuAl Jupiter peAk steeplechAse»8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Park City, UT. An endurance race for the trail warrior. This event is a long time Park City tradition, a 16-mile +/- trail running loop on challenging single track trail with 3,000 ft. of elevation gain. This event is also part of the “Triple Trail Challenge” a 3-stage race that includes the Jupiter Peak Steeplechase, Park City Full or Half Marathon and Mid-Mountain Marathon.

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pArowAn city hAlF mArAthon yAnkee meAdow run»8:00 a.m. Parowan, UT. This race is one of the most beautiful runs in all of Utah. 435-477-3331, parowancityvc@, parowan-12-marathon-2011.html

august 4

bAirgutsmAn run»6:00 a.m. LDS Church on Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, UT. This is a mountain run; off the map, off the grid and you gotta be off your rocker. 11 miles total, give or take a mile or two if you get lost.

august 9-11

run like A girl retreAt-midwAy»Starts Thursday at 4:00 p.m.; ends Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Zermatt, Midway, UT. Envision a weekend away with your friends. You’ll relax a little, rejuvenate to get ready for your race, and finally put what you learned to the test with a race!

august 11

run like A girl 5k And 10k-midwAy»5K - 7:15 a.m.; 10K 7:00 a.m. Zermatt, Midway, UT. All women are invited to compete in the 5K and 10K races! It’s a tough course, but once you’ve conquered Memorial Hill you’ve proven that you Run Like A Girl! Run Hard!

august 11

hAlF roAd hAlF trAil 8k»8:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. The race begins at the mouth of the canyon, we go up half the distance on the road, we then quickly connect on the trail, and begin bushwhacking our way down the City Creek Canyon Jungle, until reaching our final destination. MACHETE NOT REQUIRED!! 801-583-6281,

august 11

cAhoots sAlt lAke»9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Find a friend and combine wits, strength, strategy, and stamina to negotiate a barrage of nearly two dozen unique obstacles and challenges. You’ll carry, push, pull, and roll one another over and through a variety of perils and hazards.

august 18

8th AnnuAl dAvis county wAlks 5k wAlk/run & kids mud rAce»7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Legacy Events Center, 151 South 1100 West, Farmington, UT. Includes moisture wicking t-shirt, prizes, and refreshments for 5K participants.

august 18

Angel islAnd 12k & 25k»8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. San Francisco, CA. You’ll fall in love with San Francisco all over again as you follow this hilly loop trail circumnavigating Angel Island.

august 18

skyline mountAin mArAthon And hAlF mArAthon»The Marathon starts at North Fork Park, in Liberty, UT. The Half Marathon, or Half +1 as we like to call it because it is 14.1 miles, will start at the top of the North Ogden

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august 18

beAver outlAw run hAlF mArAthon/5k»600 N. 900 E. Beaver, UT. A beautiful run following the North Creek Loop, running through juniper trees and looking up at the scenic Tushar Mountains, finishing back at the park.

august 18

pArk city mArAthon»6:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Park City. UT. 6:30 a.m. start for the Full Marathon / 6:45 for the Half. The course is a unique, scenic alpine loop through Park City on both paved and dirt trails. The course starts at Newpark Plaza at Kimball Junction.

august 25

kiss me dirty rAce series - sAlt lAke city, ut»8:30 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Everyone from the pretty princesses to the filthiest of female slop jocks is bound to enjoy the down right dirty goodness that Kiss Me Dirty obstacle courses offer. These are all women-only events with fundraising efforts benefiting gynecological cancer research.

august 25

utAh runner girls hAlF mArAthon & 5k»7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Alpine, UT. Ladies First! This race is designed specifically with all you runner girls in mind. Everything from the finisher necklace bling to the treats along the course. This all women’s race will benefit and give donations to Autism awareness through a local Autistic foundation.,

august 25

Fish lAke relAy»The Fish Lake Relay begins at an elevation of almost 9,000 feet at Central Utah’s beautiful Fish Lake. The route is 60 miles, climbing and dipping through some of the most beautiful mountain areas in Utah. The relay ends at Richfield’s City Park on Main Street with a party of music, food, and fun for all.

august 25

cedAr eXpress 31mile relAy Ace»

august 25

rivAlry relAy»Salt Lake City, UT. 1 Day, 6 Friends, 60-Miles. A unique opportunity for all Cougar and Ute fans to show their support for their team in a friendly running competition. Sixty miles of picturesque landscape separate the start and finish line near Rice Eccles and Lavell Edwards stadium, and you get to run it! info@,

august 25

southeAst township dAys 10k & 10-miler»Dimple Dell Gully, Sandy, UT. 801-597-9811, trailmix10k@,

august 25

skirt in the dirt trAil run»Ogden, UT. Women only. www.

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hurt in the dirt nighttime 10k»9:00 p.m. Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, UT.

august 26

Aspen bAckcountry mArAthon»Aspen, CO. 26.2 miles almost exclusively on dirt trails and finishing in the heart of downtown Aspen.

september 1

beAr lAke monster hAlF mArAthon, 10k, 5k»8:00 a.m. 13.1-Mile trail run into foothills above Bear Lake. 10K and 5K options available. Half Marathon has 1,200 feet of vertical gain.

september 1

sAlt lAke hAlF mArAthon & relAy»7:00 a.m. Little Dell Bridge to The Marriott University Park Hotel. Run the pristine Wasatch landscape amid the beauty of towering mountains, rolling hills, bursts of wild flowers on a friendly winding canyon road that gently descends to the Salt Lake Valley, and continues to show it’s beauty with the majestic Oquirrh Mountains across the plains. 801-583-6281, w w w . t e amint raining. o rg o rc al l80 1 . 2 81 . 6 6 1 8

september 3

prestige utAh hAlF mArAthon»Salt Lake City, UT. Prestige Qualifier’s Half Marathon 8:00 a.m., Prestige Charity Half Marathon 8:10 a.m., Handcycle: 7:50 a.m.

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wAsAtch 100»5:00 a.m. East Mountain Wilderness Park, Layton, UT. Stretches from Layton, Utah to The Homestead in Midway, Utah and covers some of the most beautiful scenery the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. There is a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 26,882 feet, as well as a cumulative loss of approximately 26,131 feet throughout the course.

september 7–8

red rock relAy-Zion»Starts at Brian Head Ski Resort, end at Zion National Park. The 187-mile Two-Day Adventure.

september 8

beAr lAke outdoor heritAge dAys 5k»5K Walk/Run during Bear Lake’s Outdoor Heritage Days.

september 8

hAlF iron 70.3 rAce»Garden City, UT. 801- 335-4940,,

september 8

FAll rAcing with pAssion 5k»7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. This course has steady up and down hills and follows the train route through “This is the Place Heritage Park.”

september 8

spAnish Fork hAlF mArAthon & 5k»7:00 a.m. Spanish Fork, UT. 5K starts at 8:00 a.m.

september 8

mid mountAin mArAthon»8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Park City, UT. A stunningly single-track trail begins at just under 8100 ft. and peaks out at 8400 ft. as it traverses Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort and The Colony before descending to the Canyons base area at 6800 ft.

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september 8

ogden vAlley AmAZing rAise hAlF mArAthon, 10k, 5k»7:00 a.m. Wolf Mountain, Huntsville, UT.

september 15

nordictrAck top oF utAh mArAthon»Logan, UT. This is a majestic and fast marathon course that runs down Blacksmith Fork Canyon and through small towns into Logan. Finish at Merlin Olsen Park. There is a 5k also. www.


calendar »running september 15

hidden peAk chAllenge 6k»10:00 a.m. Snowbird, UT. An exhilarating run that begins at the Snowbird Plaza and finishes on top of Hidden Peak where we have food, drinks, music, awards, beautiful scenery, a free ride down the tram, and most important LOTS FUN. 4 miles and 3000 vertical foot climb. 801-583-6281, www.

september 15

m.A.d. 10k, 5k And kids run»9:00 a.m. Vernal, UT. Making a difference. One step at a time.

september 15

rAcing cAne 10k/5k/1k»8:00 a.m. Mountain View High School – 645 W. Center Street, Orem, UT.

september 15

moAb’s Alpine to slickrock 50»Moab, UT.,

september 15

sAve your skin 10k rAce & 2-mile AwAreness wAlk»Bountiful, UT.

september 15

cedAr city hAlF»Cedar City, UT.

september 22

golden leAF hAlF mArAthon»Aspen, CO. Caution! This is a backcountry race course and contains many obstacles including embedded rock, loose rocks and dirt, roots, water, and more.

september 22

m.A.d. 5k night run»8:00 p.m. Logan Golf & Country Club, Logan, UT. This is a night run and every runner must have a reflector vest and running light when they check in for their packet or they will not be given their number to run.

september 22

uintAh hAlF mArAthon» 7:00 a.m. Vernal, UT.

september 22

utAh’s strut your mutt 2012 dog pAck»10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Your donation will help CFPU continue to take care of and find homes for homeless animals in our community. tabid/95/default.aspx

october 6

2012 XterrA trAil running nAtionAl chAmpionship»9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, UT. Will be held one day after the XTERRA USA Championship offroad triathlon to create the ultimate XTERRA racing weekend. The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals will host the championship half marathon along with 5K and 10K fun runs. No qualification is necessary. 877-XTERRA-1,

oc wAlk to remember»8:15 a.m. Tustin, CA.

september 23

september 28–29

the beAr 100 endurAnce run»Begins at the mouth of Logan Dry Canyon, Logan, Utah to Fish Haven, Idaho.

september 29

lAyton mArAthon 26.2, 13.1, 10k, 5k»6:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Starts on Antelope Island, then finishes in Layton City. This course is also the only course in Utah to qualify runners for the Olympics and a World Record in Guinness. It is also a Boston Qualifier.

september 29

wild stAmpede 5 k run For wildliFe And kids dAsh»8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, UT. The Kids Dash is approximately 1K. 801-583-6281,,

september 29

big sur trAil mArAthon, hAlF mArAthon & 5 mile»9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur, CA.

september 29

womAn oF steel relAy run»7:00 a.m. Heber Valley, Heber City & Midway, UT. This is a single-day women’s only running relay! Each team consists of 3-6 people, you choose your team. Each team member will run three to six~3-mile legs (depending on the size of the team) in leap-frog fashion..

endurAnce trAil run series 50k»9:00 a.m. Jordanelle State Park, Park City, UT. 13.2-mile Trail race/5K trail race.,

october 6 october 6

st. george mArAthon»

october 6

operAtion 6 hAlF, 10k & 5k»7:00 a.m. Butterfield Park Way, Herriman, UT. 801-608-7855, admin@,

october 6

dAm hAlF mArAthon»Heber City, UT. Not running St. George? Starts on Deer Creek Dam at the top of Provo Canyon and follows the trail along the north side of the lake (the first 8 miles are on a great trail), then through quaint Midway and finishing at the Wasatch County Events Center.

october 6–7

yellowstone-teton edurAnce rAce»100-mile and 50-mile road races that traverse from Yellowstone National Park along the beautiful Scenic By-way to the door step of the Teton National Park. New RELAY DIVISION this year!

october 7

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Murray Park West Entrance 8:00 am

$20 Early Registration until May 31. $25 Registration from June 1-27 $18 If a USAT&F member by May 31 $10 Kids Race 9:00 am 1/2 mile (must be registered by June 27) No day of race registrations Race Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 27, 2012 There will be no late or day of registrations taken.

Division: 11 & under, 12-14, 15-18, 19 -24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 4044, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 6064, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 8084, Clydesdale

the pink hAlF mArAthon & 5k»9:00 a.m. Women’s race. Newpark Towne Center, Park City, UT.

october 19

pony eXpress trAil 50»Faust, UT. 50-mile run. Here’s your chance to run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. The course is VERY remote and a support crew is required to provide support along the way. The course is 100% dirt road and only has about 3,000 feet elevation gain/ loss.

october 19–20

pony eXpress trAil 100»Faust, UT. 100-mile run. Here’s your chance to run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. The course is VERY remote and a support crew is required to provide support along the way. The course is 100% dirt road and only has about 3,000 feet elevation gain/loss.

october 20

soJo mArAthon, hAlF, 5k & kids rAce»Marathon 7:30 a.m., Half 8:00 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., Kids 10:30 a.m. Copperton Park in historic Copperton, UT.

october 21

the other hAlF»Moab, UT. 435-259-4525, otherhalf

october 27

october 13

highlAnds hAlloween hustle 5k Fun run»Cedar Highlands Subdivision, East of Cedar City near the “C” on the side of the mountain, top of High Cedar Highlands Drive aka Greens Lake Rd Cedar City, UT. Wear a costume, wear a hat, bring your, dog or your cat.

october 13

sAlem witches 5k run»Salem Hills High School, Salem, UT.,

7th AnnuAl rAce For the rescues 5k, 10k & kids run»7:00 a.m. Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. timp triAl elk run 50k And hAlF mArAthon»6:00 a.m.; 8:00 a.m. Timpanogos Park, Provo, UT. renegAde m3 (mAgic mountAin mAn) 5k, 10k & kids run»9:00 a.m. start for both 5K and 10K (NEW TIME). 11:00 a.m. Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA.

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october 13

october 27 october 27

provo hAlloween mArAthon, hAlF & kids run»Provo, UT. The most exciting HALLOWEEN run in the WORLD! It's the second largest half marathon in Utah, bringing thousands of insane runners to a 13.1–mile Halloween party!

Awards includes 1st, 2nd and 3rd awards to the top 3 finishers in each age division in both male and Female.

Utah’s Premier 5K Race on July 4th

USTAF LDR Road Racing Circuit Race Top 3 Open Male and Female and Top 3 Masters Male & Female (40 & Over) receive Cash prizes. 1st place $100, 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50

Kids Race 4-6 year olds, 7-9 Year Olds

Download a registration form from our website at and mail to 296 East Murray Park Avenue, Murray UT 84107 or at the Murray Parks and Recreation Office in Murray.

Murray Parks and Recreation 801 264-2614

Register online at You will need a barcode and pin number to register online. If you haven’t participated in our programs before, just call us at 801 264-2614 to get your numbers.


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calendar »running Amazing START location on the famous Alpine Loop above Sundance Resort! Prizes for BEST COSTUMES!

november 3

wicked mAZe runner 5k & kids rAce»10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Utah’s First Corn Maze Race! Join us at Punkinaze in Ogden for a fun fall run. Be a maze runner as you run through the Punkinaze and all the obstacles that may come along. Registration fee includes long sleeve t-shirt and refreshments for 5K participants. Punkinaze Corn Maze 1900 W. 2550 S., West Haven, (Ogden) Preregistration by Midnight on Friday, October 26th.

november 3

stinson beAch mArAthon, 25k & 7 mile - 22nd AnnuAl»9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Stinson Beach, CA.

november 3

turkey trot 5k»10140 S. 700 E., Sandy, UT.

november 4

dinosAur dAsh 5k, 10k, 1-mile Fun run/wAlk & 50k bike tour»7:00 a.m. The Market Place, Tustin, CA. Bike Tour: 7:00 am 10K: 7:15 a.m. 5K: 8:30 a.m. 1K: 9:30 a.m.

november 9–10

rAgnAr relAy lAs vegAs»7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Las Vegas, NV.

november 11

k9k pet cAncer AwAreness wAlk»9:00 a.m. Catalina Landing LB, Long Beach, CA.

november 17

mesquite “tri-stAtes” mArAthon»Mesquite, NV. The only marathon in the U.S. where you can run in three states, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, while enjoying the sunrise and the incredible scenery in the high desert as you run mostly downhill to Mesquite, a city both beautiful and unique. Two-state Half and 5K options!

november 18

vAlley oF Fire mArAthon, hAlF, 10k, 5k»7:00 a.m. Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV. NEW FOR 2012: MARATHON RELAY. Two runners per team! One runs the first half, the other runs the second half! Half 7:30 a.m., 10K & 5K 7:45 a.m.

november 22

city creek cold turkey 6k run»9:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Starts at the Capitol, up City Creek Canyon, and finish at Memory Grove. 801-583-6281,

november 22

millcreek cold turkey 5k run»9:00 a.m. Salt Lake City, UT. Starts at Olympus Hills Shopping Center SLC, UT. 801-583-6281,

november 22

thAnksgiving dAy 5k»9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT.

november 23

utAh sAntA run - west vAlley»8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. West Valley, UT. Each race is a great holiday experience and is followed by the city's holiday parade. All of them is that all runners dress as Santa Claus on this fun 5K. The course is a fun layout with music overhead and Santa Aid Stations loaded with Milk and Cookies assisted by volunteers dressed as Elves.

november 24

utAh sAntA run ogden»4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Ogden, UT. All of them is that all runners dress as Santa Claus on this fun 5K. The course is a fun layout with music overhead and Santa Aid Stations loaded with Milk and Cookies assisted by volunteers that dress as Elves.

december 1

utAh sAntA run provo»4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Provo, UT. All runners dress as Santa Claus on this fun 5K. The

course is a fun layout with music overhead and Santa Aid Stations loaded with Milk and Cookies assisted by volunteers that dress as Elves.

december 1

winter sun 10k»Moab, UT.

december 1

deAth vAlley trAil mArAthon & hAlF mArAthon - 24th AnnuAl»8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA. The desert is beautiful this time of year with mild temperatures; lows at night between 30 and 40 degrees and highs during the day from the low60s to mid-70s.

december 8

mAke room For sAntA 5k, 10k & 1/2 mile kids run»7:45 a.m. Hicks Canyon Elementery School, Irvin, CA.


april 29–october 1

skAtenow: skAte lesson clAsses»Skate lessons with Utahs’ only skate school with certified instructors. Lessons for Inline and Quad/ Derby, all levels. Ongoing throughout springsummer-fall. info@skatenow. net, ph/fax: 801-944-5516

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calendar »running»triathlon May 1–october 1

skAtenow: monthly Fun rolls, group skAte»Visit web page for details, dates, times & places. Distances and Locations vary, skating greater Salt Lake Valley, Park City, and Provo paved trail systems. Helmets required. See SKATENOW web site or Facebook for updates. www., ph:/fax: 801-944-5516

June 29–July 8

inline skAte tour»Couer d ‘Alene, ID. Covering the scenic 74 miles of the Couer d ‘Alene rail trail in Northern Idaho, skating over 3-5 days, averaging 20-50 miles per day. Group skate atmosphere. Cyclists welcome. Event dates are open/flexible, skaters can skate as far or as much as they wish. Participants skate at own risk. Skate tour is self-pay event. info@skatenow. net, ph:/fax: 801-944-5516

triathlon & Multisport april 14

telos timp triAthlon & 5k»8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Orem Fitness Center, Orem, UT.

april 14

legAcy duAthlon»9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. A Run – Blke – Run on the Legacy Parkway Trail System. This flat, straight course is an out and back course with views of the wasatch mountains on the East and Bountiful Lake on the West. The Long Course includes views of the Jordan River.

april 14

XterrA west chAmpionship»8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. XTERRA returns to Lake Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2012 XTERRA West

Championship. Located just 17 miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip. Events include a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 5/10/21K runs. 877-751-8880,

april 14

Fourth street clinic sprint triAthlon & 5k run»6:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Salt Lake City, UT.

april 21

rAge triAthlons presented by sAFelite AutoglAss»7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Lake Mead National Recreation Area Boulder Beach, Boulder, City, NV.

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calendar »triathlon and multisport May 5

nApA vAlley vintAge triAthlon (hAlF-iron distAnce)»8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Chaparral Cove, Napa, CA.

May 5

2012 ironmAn st. george»7:00 a.m. St. George, UT. The swim will be held at Sand Hollow Reservoir and the bike and run course offers spectacular views of downtown St. George, Snow Canyon and Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

May 5

rio JordAn triAthlon» 8:00 a.m. 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City, UT.

May 6

AthletA iron girl lAke lAs vegAs women’s triAthlon»Loews Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV.

May 6

nApA vAlley sprint triAthlon»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Chaparral Cove, Napa, CA.

May 12

south dAvis splAsh-nsprint tri»Bountiful, UT. Wasatch Front’s favorite tri season opener. Perfect for newcomers and seasoned triathletes alike. USAT membership is NOT required. Sprint = 375 yard

swim – 12 mile bike – 3.35 mile run. Super Sprint = 150 yard swim – 2.4 mile bike – 1.5 mile run. Relay = Split the sprint between 2 or 3 people.

May 19

sg triAthlons»7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, UT. www.

May 28

greAt bAsin youth And Junior tri teAm meeting»Great Basin Youth and Junior Tri Team Triathlon workouts for youth and junior triathletes. Must be a member of USA Triathlon.,

June 2

cAche vAlley super sprint triAthlon»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Logan, UT. A 500-Meter Swim, 12.5-Mile Bike, and 3.1-Mile Run across the west side of Logan and starts in the Logan Aquatic Center.

June 2

boulder sunrise tri / du / run»7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO. events/boulder-sunrise/

June 2

sAlem spring triAthlon»Knoll Park, Salem, UT.

June 8–9

moAb triAthlon FestivAl»7:00 a.m. Ken’s Lake, Moab, UT. You will find something for everyone at this two-day triathlon festival. XTERRA Moab (a National XPS Points Series event) is back (Sport and Full distances), as well as the Moab Road Triathlon (sprint/Olympic), the XTERRA Moab Trail Run and a Kids Triathlon! The amazing run course leading to Faux Falls and back is definitely one to remember.

June 9

outside in Aspen triAthlon»7:30 a.m. Aspen Recreation Center, 861 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO. Sandy Doebler, AspenSpecialEvents@,

June 9

dAybreAk triAthlon» South Jordan, UT. The swim takes place in Oquirrh Lake at Daybreak and offers a fast swim-to-bike transition. The bike course starts in Daybreak and goes past the Kennecott Copper mine and back. The run will take place inside of Daybreak on the fantastic trail systems that circles the lake. This race sells out fast!! Daybreak.html

June 9

indiAn bAy Adventure rAce»9:00 a.m. Starvation State Park Marina, Duchsene, UT. 435-733-0079 Liz,

801-389-0267 Wade, Indian-Bay-Adventure-Race/105938356176237

June 10

denver triAthlon» Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO.

June 12–13

greAt bAsin youth And Junior tri clinic»,

June 16

shArk AttAck triAthlon And kids triAthlon»8:00 a.m. South County Pool, 12765 S. 1125 West, Riverton, UT.

June 23

provo triAthlon»7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. Provo, UT. Olympic, Sprint and Kids Start Location: Utah Lake State Park. Provo Tri is a premier local event put on by triathlon professional. We offer a family-friendly event that the whole family can enjoy.

June 23

dinotri»7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Red Fleet State Park, Vernal, UT.

June 23

rock cliFF triAthlon» Jordanelle Reservoir, Rock Cliff, Park City, UT.

“One of Utah’s Best Events” Cycling Utah

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calendar »triathlon June 24

breAth oF liFe venturA triAthlon (olympic & sprint)»7:00 a.m. Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA. www.

June 29–30

the point Adventure rAce»10:00 p.m. West Jordan, UT. A multisport endurance event using mountain bikes, running/trekking, paddling, and navigation using a map and compass to attain check points. A multicity race using urban paved trails and wilderness trails to travel a course covering approximately 40-100 miles in a 4-24 hour period. 801-243-1791,,

June 30

mountAin tropic triAthlons»7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Bear Lake State Park - Rendezvous Beach, Garden City, UT.

June 30»

utAh spArtAn beAst rAce»9:00 a.m. Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. The course is a 13+ mile battlefield of insane mud running with 20+ obstacles to test your physical strength and mental endurance. www.

July 7

Fit kids triAthlon»Utah’s only...KIDS ONLY Triathlon!! Butterfield Park, Herriman, UT.

July 14

XterrA mountAin chAmpionship»8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. XTERRA returns to Beaver Creek / Avon, CO. Events include a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 10/21K trail runs. 877-751-8880,

July 14

Adventure rAce For AFricA»7:30 a.m. Utah Lake State Park (and surrounding areas). A canoe/bike/run designed for all ages/fitness levels. Teams consist of either 2 or 3 people that must stay together throughout each leg of the race.

July 14

runnercross»Throttle 215 MX Park, 2800 North Rose Park Lane, Salt Lake City, UT. 15K Relay, Individual 5K, Team 5K, Individual Ultra 15K, Little Mudder. Come one, come all to a mud/obstacle race that’s fun for everyone!

Run 3.1 or less if smaller distance around Layton City Park and residential area.

July 28

scoField triAthlons»7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Scofield State Park - Mountain View Campground, Scofield, UT.

august 3–4

5k FoAm Fest»Fort Buenaventura Park, Ogden, UT. A one-of-a kind event. The newest and craziest race to hit the nation! We make it a fun and exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. We pack the race with obstacles of all sorts.

august 4

triutAh ultimAte relAy»6:00 a.m. Pineview Reservoir, Huntsville, UT. A single-day triathlon relay covering over 126.5 miles of Northern Utah’s best water, roads, and trails! The event will proceed in triathlon fashion of swimming, biking, and running four times to connect Pineview Reservoir, East Canyon Reservoir, Echo Reservoir, Jordanelle Reservoir, and culminate near Wasatch Mountain State Park for finish line activities in Midway, UT! Teams will consist of either 3 – 6 athletes and as many spectators as you can fit into 2 vehicles.

august 6–9

snowbird multi-sport mountAin cAmp»8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Snowbird, UT. Multi-sport camp for 10-15 year olds. For more info, go to,

august 11

pArk city triAthlons» 7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Jordanelle State Park, Park City, UT.

august 11

herrimAn blAck ridge triAthlon»Black Ridge Reservoir, Herriman, UT.

august 18

hurt in the dirt»9:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m. Ogden, UT.

august 18

triAthAmom» Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, 5624 S. Cougar Ln. (4800 W.) Kearns, UT. A fully supported, non-competitive, women only triathlon. Make no mistake, this is a REAL triathlon, (300-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run).

august 22

stAnsbury triAthlon»8:00 a.m. Stansbury Park Lake, Tooele, UT.,

Free FAmily prep clinic-murrAy youth And FAmily triAthlon»Prep for Labor Day Event. Meet at Murray Park at 6 p.m. Clinic is free, but please go to

hillmAn triAthlon» Recapture Reservoir, Blanding, UT. 801-243-3559,,

beAr lAke brAwl triAthlon»Spr/Oly 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Garden City, UT.

July 21 July 21 July 28

lAyton triAthlon»8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Layton, UT. This event has four distances Sprint, Mini Sprint, Relay Sprint, and Kids Triathlon. Swim 600 Yards, Bike 11 Miles, and

august 25 august 25

women rock triAthlon» 7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Rockport State Park, Peoa, UT.

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beAr lAke brAwl triAthlon»South end of Bear Lake, UT. 801-335-4940,

august 25

vikingmAn»7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Burley, Hayden, ID. Half and Olympic distance triathlon, Olylmpic duathlon. Aquathon and teams too!

august 25

august 31– september 1

september 3

mAn vs mud» The American West Heritage Center, Wellsville, UT. Prepare yourself for what has been voted as Utah’s best mud run! This 5K course is pack full with over 28 amazingly fun obstacles. Be sure to bring your friends because this is going to be a blast!! Costumes heavily encouraged. 435-213-4227, admin@manvsmud. com,

september 1

AlcAtrAZ “escApe From the rock” duAthlon»7:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Alcatraz/Acuatic Park, San Francisco, CA.

boulder sunset tri / du / run»1:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO. events/boulder-sunset/

august 25

the utAh hAlF triAthlon»The Flattest & Fastest Half in the West! Utah County, Provo City, and Utah State Park are pleased to present the UTAH HALF... a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1mile run.

august 25

hurt in the dirt oFFroAd duAthlon»Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, UT. Bike and run. www.

september 1

south dAvis lAbor dAy triAthlon»Bountiful, UT. 7:00 a.m. Sprint, Kids’, Super Sprint, Relay 3 person distances available. Scott McDonald, scott@, 801-298-6220,

september 3

murrAy youth And FAmily triAthlon»8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Murray Park, Murray, UT.

september 8

beAr lAke brAwl triAthlon – hAlF iron 70.3»7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Garden City, UT.

september 8

lunAtic triAthlon»5:00 a.m. Starts at the Price City Desert Wave Pool and Washington Park located at 240 East 500 North Price, UT. Get caught up in the lunacy as you compete in a 5K run, 9-mile bike ride, and 300-yard swim under the nearly full moon. 435-636-3702,,

2012 “i cAn tri” triAthlon»Sandy, UT. Is for all ages and abilites and family friendly. Youth and Relay Teams are also welcome. Space is limited to 300 participants, so register early. 100-M Swim/9-mile bike/3.1-mile run. parks-and-recreation/special-events/triathlon.html

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september 8

AquA triAthlon – provo, utAh»7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Provo, UT.

cAmp yubA triAthlon» 8:15 a.m. Yuba, UT.

september 9

september 1

triAthlon»8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Mercer Island, Seattle, WA.!

september 15

kokopelli triAthlons» 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Sand Hollow State Park, Hurrican, UT.

september 22

XterrA utAh oFF-roAd triAthlon»9:20 a.m.–2:00 a.m. XTERRA offers races for trail runners, as well as the XTERRA Utah short and long course off-road triathlons. We offer XTERRA Utah in two distances. The full distance race is 1500M swim / 28K mountain bike / 10K trail run. The sport distance is a 750M swim / 19K mountain bike / 5K trail run race held in conjunction with the USA Championship event. No qualification is necessary for either the long or short XTERRA Utah courses. 877-751-8880,

september 23-29

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calendar »triathlon tri, girl, tri - All women’s sprint triAthlon»9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Chaparral Cove, Napa, CA.

october 13

powell3 triAthlon chAllenge»8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Wahweep Marina, Lake Powell, AZ. This course has a beautiful layout and terrain. Sandstone layout and a great bike overlook this sprint and olympic course is extremely fun and beautiful.

october 13–14

tough mudder, utAh» Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT. Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile, 25 obstacles designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

october 14

renegAde m3 (mAgic mountAin mAn) triAthlon»7:00 a.m. Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA.

october 20

pumpkinmAn triAthlons»7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Lake Mead National Recreation Area - Boulder Beach, Boulder City, NV.

november 10

telos turkey triAthlon & 5k»8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Orem Fitness Center, Orem, UT.

november 24

renegAde turkey trot & turkey tri/5k, 10k & kids turkey trot»8:00 a.m. Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA.

november 25

June 8–9

June 8–9

soFtbAllslowpitch»Fields at the Hills, 2090 W Royal Hunte Dr, Cedar City.

June 9

Arm wrestling»10:00 a.m. SUU Sorenson PE Building Room 101, 560 W University Blvd., Cedary City, UT.

June 9

equestriAn (All breed AmAteur show)»Cross Hollows Events Center, 11 N Cross Hollow Drive, Cedar City.

June 9

kArAte»Canyon View High School, Main Gym, 166 W 1925 N, Cedar City.

June 9


Fencing»Cedar High School Main Gym, 703 W 600 S, Cedar City.

June 7–9

picklebAll»Hurricane Championship Pickleball Courts, 57 S 200 W, Hurricane, Utah.

June 8

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June 11–14

wrestling cAmp»SUU Multipurpose Building, 654 W 300 S, Cedar City, UT.

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June 13–16

rAcquetbAll»Sorenson PE Building, SUU, 560 W University Blvd, Cedar IME May 2011.indd City, UT.

June 13–16

soccer-youth»29 Soccer Fields in Cedar City, Parowan, and Enoch.

June 14–16

swimming»SUU Natatorium, 560 West University Blvd., Cedar City UT.

June 15

bAsketbAll 3X3»Main Street Park (on the street), Cedar City, Utah.

June 7–9

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moto trAils»Three Peaks Recreation Area, West end of Midvalley Road, Enoch, UT.

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wAter polo»SUU Natatorium, 560 W University Blvd., Cedar City, UT.

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June 8–9

5k run/wAlk»7:00 a.m. Cedar Canyon, Main Street Park (200 N Main), Cedar City, UT.

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bowling»June 13th. Cedar Bowling Center, 421 E Hwy 91 (north main street-over the north interchange), Cedar City, UT.

renegAde turkey tri (sprint triAthlon) & pumpkin pie kids du»8:00 a.m. Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA.

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event)»Cross Hollows Events Center, 11 N Cross Hollow Dr., Cedar City.

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June 15–16 June 15–16

gymnAstics (girls)»SUU Centrum Arena, 109 S 800 W, Cedar City.

June 15–16

tAble tennis»Cedar Middle School Gym, 2215 W. Royal Hunt Dr., Cedar City, UT.

June 15–16

volleybAll-indoor Adult»Cedar High School, 703 W 600 S.; Canyon View High School Auxilary Gym, 166 W 1925 N.; SUU Sorenson PE Building 560 W University Blvd., Cedar City, UT.

June 15–16

weightliFting»Cedar Middle School Commons Area, 2215 W. Royal Hunt Dr., (Exit 57 on I-15) Cedar City, UT.

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June 21–23

wrestling tournAment»SUU Multipurpose Building, 654 W 300 S, Cedar City, UT.

bAsketbAll Adult»SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, Utah.

10k run»7:00 a.m. Cedar Canyon, Main Street Park (200 N Main), Cedar City, UT.

riFle shooting»Iron County Shooting Range.

June 16 June 16

tAe kwon do»Canyon View High School, Main Gym, 166 W 1925 N, Cedar City, UT.

June 16

triAthlon (usg tri)»Gunlock State Park / Snow Canyon High School; The swim and T-1 area will be at the Gunlock Reservoir. The T-2 and finish area will be at the Snow Canyon High School track in St. George.

June 21–23 June 21–23

tennis»SUU Tennis Courts, 925 W 200 S, Cedar City, UT.

June 22–23

horsehoes»Cedar City Horseshoe Park, 625 N 150 E, Cedar City.

June 22–23

soccer 3X3»Bicentennial Soccer Fields, 827 N Iron Mission Pkwy, Cedar City, UT.

June 20–23

June 22–23

June 21

June 22–23

pistol shooting»Iron County Shooting Range. bAsketbAll skillsAdult»8:00 p.m. Cedar High School, 703 W 600 S., Cedar City, UT.

June 21–23

bAsebAll»Cedar Baseball Complex, Cedar High School, Canyon View High School, Bicentennial Softball, Complex.

trApshooting»Cedar City Trap Club, Kitty Hawk Way, 1150 W 1200 N, Cedar City, UT. ultimAte Frisbee»Canyon View High School and Canyon View Middle School, 1925 N 100 W, Cedar City, UT.

June 22–23

sAiling-cAtAmArAn & dinghy»

June 23–23

horse)»Cross Hollows Events Center, 11 N Cross Hollow Drive, Cedar City.

June 23

power liFting»SUU JD & Alice C Harris Center, 1078 W 200 S., Cedar City, UT.

June 23–23

sAiling-windsurFer & kiteboArd»

June 28

bAsketbAll skillsyouth»8:00 p.m. Cedar High School, 703 W 600 S., Cedar City, UT.

June 28–30

bAsketbAll youth»SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, Utah.

June 28–30

cycling»Righthand Canyon, Lund Hwy, Desert Mound.

June 28–30

soFtbAll-girl’s FAstpitch»Fields at the Hills, 2090 W Royale Hunte Dr, Cedar City; Bicentennial Park, 600 W 1045 N, Cedar City; SUU Diamond, 800 W and University Blvd, Cedar City.

June 29–30

trAck & Field»Eccles Coliseum, 99 S 1100 W, Cedar City, UT.

equestriAn (reining And working cow

June 30

bAss Fishing»This will be a night tournament. Sand Hollow - 4405 W 3600 S., (Hurricane area).

June 30–1

Archery»SUU Centrum Field (49 S 800 W), Cedar City, UT.

watersports april 28

icebreAker regAttA»Sailors join the fun, for a shake down sail & boat tune up with the Utah Sailing Association! Contact: Brett Bingham 801815-2521,

May 19

beAr river Fest»9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Bear River Whitewater Park. Kayak, Stand-up Paddle Board & Canoe Races, Demos and more.

May 25–sept. 3

outdoor pools open For summer At cottonwood heights rec.»The outdoor pools at Cottonwood Heights Rec Center (CHRC) will re-open for summer open plunge Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 2012 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. Check out our three-tier diving boards and pool, 0-depth water playground, Olympic size pool, and our new open-air party cabanas. Water aerobics classes, swim lessons, and water polo are also

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calendar »watersports»wintersports offered in the outdoor pools during the summer at CHRC. For more info, call 801.943.3190 ext. 0.

May 25–28

memoriAl weekend, seAson oF sun kickoFF»Join the Utah Sailing Association on the beautiful waters of Bear Lake! Sailing and racing clinics will be held on Rendezvous Beach. Contact: Brett Bingham 801815-2521,

June 2

utAh summer gAmes keelboAt regAttA»Host Club: Utah Sailing Associaiton. For more information & online registration www., Contact: Brett Bingham 801-815-2521,

June 9

greAt sAlt lAke open wAter swim»Join us for a swim in one of the most unique bodies of water in the world! Choose from two point-to-point swims: Antelope Island to Black Rock Beach (8.12 miles) and Great Salt Lake Marina to Black Rock Beach (1 mile).

7th for the “Gumball Rally” & dinner party at Rendezvous Beach. Sailing and racing clinics will be held Saturday and Sunday, in preparation for the Little America’s Cup. Contact: Brett Bingham 801-815-2521,

July 15

lAke tAhoe shArkFest®»9:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Lake Tahoe, CA.

July 28

AlcAtrAZ shArkFest®»8:50 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Alcatraz/Aquati Park, San Franciso, CA. PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

august 11

deer creek open wAter mArAthon swim»7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Deer Creek, UT.

august 11

greAt sAlt lAke open wAter mArAthon»7:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Utah’s premier exclusive open water swim race! Register one of two events: 1 mile or the historical 8 mile swim See event website for details!

golden gAte shArkFest®»8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. San Francisco Bay, Sausalito, CA. PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

utAh summer gAmes sAiling regAttAs»Catamaran, Dingy, Windsurfer, Kite Board, Stand Up Paddleboard. Hosted by the Utah Sailing Association, Sailors of all ages and abilities are invited to sail, surf, kite or Stand UP Paddle in the Summer Games Regattas! For more information & online registration www., Contact: Brett Bingham 801-815-2521,

little AmericA’s cup regAttA»Sail with the Fremont Lake Yacht Club & the Utah Sailing Association on the pristine glacial waters of Fremont Lake, Wyoming. Skippers meeting and registration 10:00 am at the Lakeside Lodge. 3 races Saturday, followed by Dinner party, 2 races Sunday, followed by awards. Contact Jason Essington 307-367-4819 or Brett Bingham 801815-2521,

June 9

June 23–24

July 5–8

independence weekend m.o.A.b.»Join the Utah Sailing Association at Bear Lake, July

august 11–12

august 31–sept. 3

lAbor dAy weekend & lAbeAu le mAns grAnd priX 20»Sail with

the Utah Sailing Association on the gorgeous turquoise waters of Bear Lake! September 1st Labeau Le Mans Grand Prix 20 at Rendezvous Beach. Skippers meeting and registration 10:00am at the Willow #3 Pavilion, Brett Bingham 801-815-2521,

october 6

oktoberFest»Join the Utah Sailing Association for an Autumn sail & beach party at Pine View Reservoir! Meet at the Port boat ramp 12:30 pm weather permitting. For more information contact: Brett Bingham 801815-2521,

october 14

sAn diego shArkFest®»9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. San Diego to Coronado, Coronado, CA. PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.

winter sports april 14»

snowshoe in the wAsAtch mountAins»9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Come join Splore for a fun day in Utah’s winter wonderland. Learn skills, have fun and meet new folks.Splore is the not-forprofit organization that brings together people of varying abilities for adventures that empower them to connect with and experience Utah’s great outdoors. Call Eric at 801-484-4128 or email for more information.

will be blowing out their remaining stock of 2011/12 Skis. Cloud 9 Toys is the US importer for this exclusive hand made European Ski. All skis will be sold from $270-$330 depending on the model. Next year’s (same ski) are also on sale for $1050-$1250. Save a bundle while this years still in stock.

october 26»

monster mAsh on ice»2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Monster mash is an event for children. We have ice skating, games, and haunted hallway. Participants and parents are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween outfits.

december 21»

skAte with sAntA»2:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m. Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Bring your child to this annual event to ice skate with Santa.

January 11–13, 2013

AltA ski to live 2013» Come improve your skiing/snowboarding through mindset training. Come deepen the escape or freedom found in snow sports. Ski to Live is for skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers intermediate to pro ability levels, men and women, ages 12 and up, who want to experience who they are as athletes, and as human beings, in a powerful, super fun weekend event. Ski to Live offers unique on-hill coaching focused on the mindset and wisdom side of our sports, and evening gathering to solidify the experience.

april 14–21

heli skiing AlAskA»For Expert Skiers and Snowboarders. Note, best to sign up early to ensure a spot. This one always sells out.

april 14-May 1»

whitedot Freeride snow ski yeAr end blow out sAle»12:00 a.m.– 4:00 a.m. Kite Shop at Point of the Mountain, Draper, UT. Whitedot Freeride USA Snow Skis


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