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Editor’s Note, Adventure + Gear Expo, Salt Lake Marathon, Tour of Utah: Ultimate Challenge, Iron Will, Daybreak Triathlon

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Melissa McGibbon, Molly Newman CONTRIBUTORS Lora Erickson, Matt Hart, Connie Lewis, Brian O’Connor

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By Jenny Willden

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8 Feature Game of Groans: The Best Adventure Races in Utah 12 Gear Runnovative Race Wear: 25 Spring Essentials Running Shoe Guide 14 Spring By Brian O’Connor 17 Travel Destination Disney:


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The Case for Racing Out of State By Jenny Willden


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20 Training How Dangerous is Our Air?: Facts and Tips for Utah Athletes 24 Nutrition Best Pre-race Breakfasts for Any Event

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26 Health Runner Rx Kit: Traditional and Non-traditional Medicine/ Equipment for Athletes By Molly Newman

28 Trailsides Race-day Etiquette By Lora Erickson

30 Profile Walter Brown: Utah Running’s Comeback Kid By Connie Lewis

32 Calender A Year of Event and Race Listings VOLUME 32 ISSUE 2


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ON THE COVER Photo Credits: Cyclist: Photo courtesy of XTERRA. Male Runner: Photo courtesy of XTERRA. Swimmer: Photo courtesy of XTERRA. Female Runner: Photo by Lucid Images, courtesy of Freeze Your Cookies Off 5K. Runners: Photo courtesy of Moab Half Marathon.

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starting line FROM THE EDITOR I kicked off racing season earlier than ever at Disneyworld's Glass Slipper Challenge (a 10K and half marathon) in February and returned infected with fullon race fever. Since then I've been eagerly building my 2014 race list, and I'm betting you're ready to do the same. Let our Keeper be your guide! Now in its 15th year, the Keeper—Utah's most comprehensive race and event guide—is back and better than ever. The 2014 edition features stories on adventure racing (pg.8), pre-event fueling (pg.24), race-day etiquette (pg.28), and other pertinent topics for racers. The Keeper also includes listings for over 500 races in and around Utah to help you plan your racing year. Get the calendar online at if you prefer paperless. Like Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@osportsguidemag) to enter to win race entries throughout 2014. Here's to a happy, injury-free season! Jenny Willden Comments, feedback, or complaints? Email editor@sportsguidemag. com or send mail to 772 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.


Local women's activewear brand, Swoob, is teaming up with Momentum to host a late-night climbing party in conjunction with the first-ever Adventure + Gear Expo on Saturday, May 3, 2014! Celebrate the grand opening of Momentum Climbing Gym's new Millcreek location and win prizes from Utah companies, including: Swoob, Cotopaxi, and Jaybird. Party starts at 7:00 p.m. Giveaways at 9:00 p.m. with a DJ all night long.


Ride Bikes. Drink Beer. Do Good. That’s the motto of this fun themed bike ride around Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Ridiculous costumes are encouraged as you pedal from pub to pub, stopping for cold brews along the way. Add on VIP food tastings if you like, or just hang out after the ride and enjoy a bite from Utah’s food trucks. Benefits local non-profit organizations. Pint glass included with registration, which opens mid-March. Sign up early as this event sells out!


This new event is billed as an Outdoor Retailer™ Show for everyone. Held May 9-10, 2014 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, the Expo is sponsored by the Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation and is a marketplace where outdoor manufacturers and retailers can sell gear and educate consumers. Expedition outfitters, outdoor activity providers, and resorts will also be on hand to help you plan and book outdoor getaways. The show focuses on cycling, running, camping, climbing, backpacking, watersports, and skiing/snowboarding.


New Utah-based outdoor gear company, Cotopaxi, is launching their brand with a questival (quest/festival) on April 12, 2014 where three winning teams will receive an all-expenses paid humanitarian trip! The 24-hour competition consists of tasks and challenges where teams rack up points based on the difficulty and intensity of the challenge. The contest wraps up with a big after-party with live music, DJs, food vendors, and giveaways. Party location is yet to be announced.


Now in its 11th year, this big race day includes a 5K, half marathon, marathon, bike tour, and kids’ marathon on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pick up your race packet and new gear at the Quality of Life Expo on April 17-18 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. You can also listen to guest speakers, attend race clinics, and much more. Not racing but want to help? Tons of volunteers are needed to stage a race this massive. Email slcm@ for more information.

At Goldilocks all-women’s bike ride, you can choose just the right mileage with 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100mile courses available. The May 10, 2014 ride is noncompetitive and fully supported, making it a fun way to spend the day with your best girl friends. Plus, you can change distance anytime, including the day of. The gorgeous course begins in Daybreak, Utah and is a mix of suburban and rural riding with challenging climbs and exhilarating downhills. Registration includes a fully supported course, catered lunch, swag bag, chip timing, free event photography, and finisher’s necklaces.


To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Camp Williams, runners and cyclists have the rare opportunity to race on a military base that’s normally closed to the public on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Plus, your entry fee helps military families! There are race options for everyone, including: 25K mountain bike race, metric century (66 miles) and half metric century (33 miles) road bike races, and 5K, 10K, and half marathon runs. Everyone gets a finisher medal, and there are spectator activities like rock climbing walls, military vehicles, K-9 demonstrations, kids’ races, and live music.

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Triathletes love this race because it offers an open-water swim course without a long drive from the Salt Lake Valley. The swim is in Daybreak’s Oquirrh Lake, next is a bike ride to Kennecott and back, followed by a run on Daybreak’s trail system. Sprint and Olympic distances offered. Race held Saturday, June 6, 2014.





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Ever feel disadvantaged on race day with your jogging stroller? This run is for you! Bring your chariot and your kiddos to this 5K and 10K race on Saturday, June 21, 2014 that caters to stroller pushers and awards them prizes! Race held at Ponds Park in Kaysville.


Forget early morning racing and stay up late instead for this nighttime run that begins at the stroke of midnight and is lit by a full moon. Run a half marathon, 10K, or 5K on either Provo’s River Trail System (June 27) or on North Salt Lake’s Legacy Parkway Trail System (July 11) with glow sticks and receive a light-up medal when you finish the half! Bring a headlamp to help you see.

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The Classic is Utah’s oldest road race, and it’s held in the pre-dawn hours every July 24. Start your Pioneer Day day of right by running the marathon, half marathon, 10K, or 5K then stick around after to catch Utah’s biggest parade. The courses are beautiful, and you can’t beat running past the crowds amassed along the parade route! The 10K is Utah’s fastest and most competitive, and there's prize money on the line for Utah locals!


Expect to suffer a bit as you run, bike, run, bike through trees, water, sand, and mud at this lap course for a total of 6.2 miles of running and 20 miles of biking. Relay teams welcome. Race held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Ogden’s Fort Buenaventura. Two other races are offered as part of the weekend: a ladies Skirt in the Dirt 5K or 10K trail run (July 26) and the Nighttime Trail Run (July 25).


Pro cyclists travel from around the world to compete in the Tour de Utah, but even if you’re not a pro, you can get in on the action at the The Ultimate Challenge, one of North America’s most challenging, noncompetitive amateur cycling events. Race is Saturday, August 9, 2014 on the same day and course as Stage 6 of Tour de Utah, which features 10,000 feet of climbing. Three start options are offered that all end at Snowbird Ski Resort.

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Game of Groans The Best Adventure Races in Utah

By Melissa McGibbon If running a standard 26.2 marathon isn’t your jam, no worries, there are plenty of other races that will spike your adrenaline and challenge your will to survive. If you’re game, sign up for a finish line attempt at one of these adventure races and see what it’s like to experience the edge of your human potential.

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run: 100 Miles of Heaven and Hell

The Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run is one of the most prestigious ultras. Runners come to the Wasatch from all over the world to do this race because of its reputation for being both brutally difficult and stunningly beautiful. The pink sunrises that light up the backside of Mount Timpanogos are said to bring runners to tears. Of course, the waterworks could also be symptomatic of running for 24 hours straight and on sunrise number two by then—still, weeping with joy is not something many other races can boast. Each year 240–315 runners start this venture, but usually only 70% of these souls finish. The cumulative elevation gain is 26,453’. In case you were wondering, Mount Everest is 29,029’, so basically, it’s like almost running to the top of the tallest mountain in the world. That’s all. Awards are given to every official finisher (meaning you have to finish in 36 hours or less), but other awards are given for finishers in time constraints. For instance, those who finish within 24 hours are given the Royal Order of the Crimson Cheetah award and those who finish within 30 hours are given the Spirit of the Wind award. There’s not even a word to describe the racers who compete in

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the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning, but overachiever is a good start. These nutcakes run the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (June), Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run (July), Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run (August), and end it with the Wasatch 100 in September of the same summer. Not surprisingly only a handful of runners complete it every year.

Race begins: September 5–6 2014 | 5:00 a.m. | East Mountain Wilderness Park

Miles: 100 Elevation gain: 26,453’ Course entry fee: $225 Website:

AXS (Adventure Xtreme Series) Moab: A 50+ Mile Adventure in 6–12 Hours

The annual AXS begins with 18–20 miles of biking (road and mountain) through Moab’s famous and considerably technical trails, followed by 6–8 miles of moderate trail running and 300’ of rappelling in leg two, and then another 15–18 miles of moderate biking in leg three before finishing the race with 8–12 miles of flat-water kayaking in icy cold conditions on the Colorado River. Paddlers may not be able to feel their hands and feet for awhile after they finish, but they will have a sense of accomplishment to warm them up. Up to 300 total racers can enter solo or as a two-person or fourperson relay team. Tandem inflatable kayaks are provided for

two- and four-person teams. Solo racers must provide their own boats. All finishers receive a post-race medal. This race is not such a good choice for those with fear of heights. The rappel approach is spicy—it’s airy up there and you’ll have to traverse slick rock cliffs and navigate the course via cairns.

Race begins: April 5, 2014 | 7:30 a.m. | Location secret until eve of race | Moab

Miles: 50+ Elevation gain: 4,500’ Course entry fee: $175 (solo), $350 (2-person), $395 (4-person)


Ragnar Trail Zion 120 Mile Trail Running Relay: Run, Camp, Sleep? Repeat.

This Ragnar Trail Relay takes place in 8,000 acres of breathtaking terrain just outside of Zion National Park, Dixie National Forest, and Cedar Breaks. This race makes trail running and camping a team sport. While your team’s runner is on course, the rest of the team can hang out at the campsite or at the Ragnar Basecamp Village at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch, which features a restaurant, swimming pool, two hot tubs, and more. Regular teams of eight or ultra teams of four run relay style for 18–32 hours rotating through three loops of varying terrain during 24 legs of the trail race. Each team member runs three times during the race for an average of 15 miles each. Teams begin on Friday and run through the night to finish on Saturday. All Ragnarians receive participant medals and a shirt along with a swag bag full of various treats. Awards are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division, the fastest time on each loop, best team costume, best team name, best team campsite, and overall favorite team. Ragnar has done an impressive amount of work to make its trail series sustainable. The Village is solar powered, there’s recycling and composting everywhere, and even the Tikki torches burn with palm kernel oil. If Burning Man met trail running, it would happen at the Ragnar Trail Zion, but don’t let that deter you, the race is family friendly.

Race begins: April 25–26, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. | Ragnar Village at Zion Ponderosa Ranch

Miles: 120 Elevation gain: 2,166’ (regular) / 4,332’ (ultra) Course entry fee: $1,160 (8 runners), $700 (4 ultra runners) Website:

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Spartan Beast Race: A 180 minute, 12+ Mile, 25+ Obstacle Race Course from Hell. The organizers of the Spartan Race tour their pernicious event all over the world and claim it’s one of the toughest races on the planet. Teams can have unlimited members, but must have a minimum of four people. Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the finish line together. One thousand racers are unleashed in heats of 200 every 15 minutes and compete in an arena that tests resilience, strength, stamina, snap decision skills, and primal instinct. Competitor divisions include elite, confirmed, morning, afternoon, and late afternoon. No one is given clues as to what obstacles will be on the course or even a course map—they expect you to prepare for anything. Organizers just tell you to prepare for fire, mud, water, barbed wire, occasional live ammo on the Olympic Biathlon range, and they throw in diversionary tactics to catch participants off guard.

The Utah race takes place at Soldier Hollow in Midway and has one of the best settings for spectating as it was an official 2002 Winter Olympic venue. Spectators must sign a waiver, but can purchase tickets for $25 to see all of the action and participate in festivities such as Pull-Up Challenge, Slosh Pipe Challenge, Kaiser Challenge, and the Traverse Wall Challenge. Every finisher receives a medal and bragging rights. Point scores are based on your performance against the winner’s time in age group and overall measures. The top 20 males and females each receive a portion of the $40,000 cash awards, granting first place winners a $4,250 cash payout.

Race begins: June 28, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. | Soldier Hollow Miles: 12+ Course entry fee: $95-$185 (based on registration date) Website:

XTERRA USA Championship and Utah Long Distance Off-Road Triathlon: Not for Pansies

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XTERRA races are open to pro and amateur athletes, but the USA championship in Ogden is only open to those who have qualified at one of the 50 qualifying events across the US. Thankfully, any athlete or team can sign up to compete on the same course at the Utah Long Distance Off-Road Tri. This race is identical to the USA Championship course and begins with a 1500M open water swim at Pineview Reservoir followed by a 28K mountain bike ride through the Wheeler Creek Trail System and ends with a 10K trail run at Snowbasin Resort. At this race you’ll find no shortage of America’s fittest fitness fanatics.

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The top three finishers in each division are awarded medals and sponsor swag as well as a spot at the XTERRA World Championship in Maui on October 26, 2014, which features a toothsome $105,000 cash prize.

Race begins: September 20, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. | Port Ramp Marina, Ogden

Miles: 24.6 Elevation gain: 3,340’ Course entry fee: $95 Website: Ultrarunner, Steven Aderholt, has competed in four of these races and is the director of trails at Ragnar, so he knows a thing or three about adventure racing. He says, “It fulfills a desire for adventure. Whether the adventure leads to meeting new people, enjoying beautiful landscapes, sharing the experience with long-time friends, or overcoming extreme lows and greeting new highs with a smile—it’s all part of the thrill. If you allow yourself to push beyond your limits and explore new depths, you could easily find yourself watching the second sunrise during your first ultra and that’s a very powerful thing.”



If the only running you do is followed by the word errands, there are volunteer opportunities at all of these events. Perhaps being around so many world-class athletes will inspire you to get in the game.


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Runners are lucky. We require little more than the shoes on our feet to do our sport, though most of us find gear boasting moisturewicking, anti-chafing, and stay-visible properties a welcome addition to our race arsenals. A self-avowed running gear geek, I love testing the latest runnovations with our team, and these spring picks withstood the rigors of wear to rise to the top of the pack.




1 REI Fleet Packable Jacket

7 Icebreaker Aero Tank

2 Brooks Men’s PureProject 9” Woven Short

8 Helly Hansen Challenger Tights

3 Asics Gel Hyper Speed 6

9 New Balance 1080 V4

4 Nathan Firecatcher Race Vest

10 MRI Performance Nutrition Recover & Repair Supplement Clinically tested by top athletes, this nighttime supplement supports repartive sleep and reduces muscle catabolism and fatigue. When taken after long runs or weight-lifting sessions, I wake up feeling refreshed and noticeably less sore. $20

5 Brooks PureProject Top

Masquerading as your favorite cotton tee, this run-ready top is built for sweating. Features discreet front hip pocket and subtle reflective details. $60

11 Pearl Izumi Fly Short Nearly weightless and designed for speed, this 5" inseam short performs at your most demanding events. Features built-in Transfer dry brief with rear zippered pocket. $38

6 Julbo Dirt Sunglasses

12 REI Fleet Quarter-Zip Top

Don’t get caught in the rain! Windproof up to 40 mph and waterresistant, stow this jacket in a race bag when conditions look iffy. $60 Urban-inspired but built for the run, this above-knee boardshort style is made with a supportive inner brief liner and stay-dry fabric. $75 A racing flat for the rest of us. Elite runners love it, but the low price point and the seamless interior make it a favorite for any racer. Weighing just 5.7 ounces, the gel cushioning offers a surprising amount of protection. $85 Be your own support system wearing a race vest that fits like a second skin. Holds two 10-ounce flasks on front, a smartphone, and gels or chews. A rear pocket holds a 1.5L bladder if you need more water. $75

Wide lenses and curved frames keep road debris out of eyes while extra grippy nose and temple pads prevent them from falling off when running. $160

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Ultralight Merino wool regulates body temperature to cool you off in warm weather, and sweating is no longer a worry since Merino stays fresh through repeated wears. $50 Keep muscles in place with supportive tights designed for running. The bonded seams reduce abrasion for long-wearing comfort. $130 Known for delivering a plush ride to neutral runners, this redesigned trainer now features seamless bonded uppers, more cushioning, and an improved heel fit for high-mileage runs in a 10.2-ounce package. $140

Manage moisture in this UPF 50 polyester top with thumbholes to secure it from shifting while active. $50



13 New Balance Beacon Reflective Jacket Glow-in-the-dark technology on the sleeves and back of this supersoft jacket, coupled with 360-degree reflectivity, make you impossible to miss! Just place the jacket under a light for ten minutes to recharge. $175

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14 Moving Comfort Urban Gym Tight Break out from basic black with this full-length compression tight in stunning space-dye. Chafe-free fabric and an anti-muffin top waistband makes them long run-friendly. $65 23

15 Brooks Transcend Shoes

Plush cushioning and a wide platform packaged in a lightweight stability shoe is as close to running on a cloud as it gets. New Guide Rails replace medial posts to improve foot tracking without overcorrecting. $160

16 New Balance Boylston Short Cut with curved lines to flatter a woman’s shape, the Boylston’s wide waistband, hidden front pocket, and built-in brief make it a race favorite. $50 17 REI Fleet Tank Affordably priced and designed with flattering ruched side panels, this tank is a stellar race or training choice. UPF 50 fabric protects you from sunburn and flat seams prevent chafing. $27 18 Nathan SpeedDraw Plus Hydrate on-course with an insulated handheld that keeps water chilled without numbing your digits. Features adjustable strap and spacious front pocket. $25

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19 Brooks PureProject Short Sleeve Go from race to brunch without missing a beat. Don’t let the urban-style fool you, this buttery soft, relaxed-fit top can take on your toughest runs. $60 20 Brooks PureProject 3.5” Short Split front hems and stretch fabric make this short a go-to for speedsters. Five pockets (three in waistband, two on back pockets) comfortably stow snacks and credit cards. $75 21 Asics Gel-DS Racer 10 Revamped for the first time in years, this distance flat stabilizes and cushions neutral or over-pronating feet. At a mere 5.2 ounces, the seamless shoe lends itself to fast finishes. $110


22 Skirt Sports Cougar Skirt The inventors of the running skirt have innovated again with this sassy, pleated number.The new jersey fabric is super soft, but it’s every bit as moisture-wicking as previous models. Built-in pocketed shorts keep tunes and chews in reach. $62 23 Skirt Sports Arm Warmers Chilly spring race starts call for covering up, but toting a jacket gets tiresome. Begin a race with these moisture-wicking warmers, then push them down to your wrists when you heat up. $30



24 Nathan SonicGrip Handheld From photo ops to tracking splits, having your phone in the palm of your hand is, well...handy. Never worry about dropping it again! $35


25 Julbo Stony Sunglasses A bold aesthetic and quick tint-changing photochromic lenses make these a perfect racing partner. Plus, the frames are constructed to bend—not break—under pressure for worry-free runs. $170

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Spring Shoe Guide With spring running finally arriving, lacing up to take advantage of thawing temperatures opens up opportunities for longer distances, big races, and an end to winter’s treadmill routine. With these perks of the season in mind, shoe companies have put forth new-look designs and revisions of their best models. Our rundown of the best Spring 2014 shoes features newcomers and new versions of cornerstone models. Below are our picks for the crop of the season — a variety of minimalist, stability, and cushioned models that will help runners of all stripes make the most of their running this spring.


Zoom Structure 17

Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11 oz. | WoMen’S 9 oz. PriCe: $115 WWW.nikerunning.CoM

The latest Zoom Structure 17 provides subtle improvements over last year’s model, boasting Flywire technology in the arch which adapts to foot movement and provides a snug, supportive fit. A moderate stability shoe, the Structure 17 offers a smooth ride with a wedged midsole, adaptive crash pad for smooth foot transition, and a bright, reflective upper—a new aesthetic in many Nike models aimed at promoting low-light visibility. The Zoom Structure 17 provides slight alterations to its previous model throughout, casting an overall likable and familiar running experience.

Hoka One One conqueSt

Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11.8 oz. | WoMen’S 9.6 oz. PriCe: $170 WWW.hokaoneone.CoM

The Conquest is a hyper-cushioned shoe, eschewing the minimalist trend completely through a 29 millimeter heel stack height and ample cushioning throughout the midsole and forefoot. Boasting a rockered design, the Conquest is designed to keep feet secure and comfortable on uneven and technical surfaces. The Conquest’s upper is lightweight and breathable, keeping the shoe’s weight down despite the ample underfoot cushioning. This shoe is set to make waves this Spring, boosting Hoka One One’s profile in a market not accustomed to mega-cushioned running shoes.

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Mizuno wave paradox

Category: SuPPort Weight: Men’S 10.6 oz. | WoMen’S 9.6 oz. PriCe: $135 WWW.MizunouSa.CoM

The Mizuno Wave Paradox is an overpronator’s dream, featuring heavy-duty stability in a slim, lightweight frame. The Wave Paradox is 30% lighter than its predecessor, the AP+. As an “extra support” model, the Wave Paradox provides all the creature comforts stability runners expect from the brand, but does so within a lightweight frame with a comfortable upper. SPRING 2014


Brooks Asics


Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11.8 oz. | WoMen’S 8.9 oz. PriCe: $160 WWW.aSiCS.CoM

Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 10 oz. | WoMen’S 8.6 oz. PriCe: $120 WWW.SauCony.CoM

The Asics GEL-Kayano 20 maintains the support and cushioning that has made it a favorite trainer as it reaches its 20th anniversary. The most notable update is a new strategically positioned thin overlay on the upper from the midsole to forefront which enhances stability, feel and overall fit. The women’s version now includes a gender-specific higher midsole height and greater cushioning. The GEL-Kayano 20 continues to offer the stability and cushioning in a high mileage trainer while still delivering a comfortable ride.

The Guide 7 marks the latest iteration of Saucony’s award-winning guidance shoe. Boasting slight modifications from its previous incarnation, the Guide 7 now features PowerGrid upper—a first for the model—which boasts stronger and more resilient foam. Additionally, the latest Guide includes a redesigned midfoot shank, a broader forefoot platform, and more flexibility via deeper forefoot grooves. The Guide 7 weighs the same as its forbearer, leading to a shoe which is all about small improvements over radical redesigns.

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pureflow 3


Category: CuShioning Weight: Men’S 8.7 oz. | WoMen’S 7.3 oz. PriCe: $100 WWW.brookSrunning.CoM

The PureFlow 3 sports a fresh new look and the first full update of both the upper and sole unit since its first launch. The shoe is still the softest model in the collection, and remains true to the philosophies that make it a PureProject Shoe. This newest itineration has increased the IDEAL heel bevel providing a 360 degree point of contact. Repositioning of the Toeflex to include the first two toes, not just the big one, promises increased power through toe-off along with greater independence. Finally the Nav Band has changed materials from fabric to silicon, and has been integrated into the midsole on the medial side. These changes hope to bring about a more consistent conformable fit to the mid foot of the shoe.


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Under Armour Speedform

Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 8.5 oz. | WoMen’S 6.8 oz. PriCe: $110 SPRING 2014 WWW.neWbalanCe.CoM

Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 6 oz. | WoMen’S 5.2 oz. PriCe: $99 WWW.underarMour.CoM

The 890v4 is the heralded new version of the standard New Balance staple, providing a seamless upper, redesigned EVA and blown-rubber outsole, and an overall foot feel that mirrors the comfort and performance of its predecessors—all in a model which is an ounce lighter than ever. The REVlite midsole and no-sew upper create a performance-minded shoe with a slim profile and cushioning in all the right places.

The Speedform is a new shoe from Under Armour, a resurgent brand in the running shoe world. The shoe boasts a snug and contoured fit throughout the heel cup and midfoot while still providing ample toe room. With a 6mm drop and a moderately-cushioned platform throughout the midsole, this lightweight shoe is sure to make a splash this Spring for a brand looking to re-enter the market in a big way.


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Supernova Glide BooSt

Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 10.4 oz. | WoMen’S 8.8 oz. PriCe: $130 WWW.adidaS.CoM

Branching off the success of the Energy Boost, the Supernova Glide Boost is set to be the next shoe to make use of adidas’ new-look sole foam. This marks the first use of the innovative EVA compound foam within a midrange, neutral-profile shoe for the company. The result is a shoe with just enough spring in a lightweight package that is sure to entertain the neutral-shoe enthusiast.

Newton diStance elite

Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 7.2 oz. | WoMen’S 6.2 oz. PriCe: $155 WWW.neWtonrunning.CoM

The Newton Distance Elite is the company’s first lightweight shoe, pairing Newton’s characteristic forefoot lugs with a lighter, slimmer shoe. The lugs, along with the shoes’ midsole and upper, are slimmer than in other models. This provides a more gradual entry into the company’s unique design for runners looking to dip a toe in the water, or a lighter frame for those already familiar with Newton’s designs. Testers loved the lighter shoe and the smaller lugs, finding them to provide just the right amount of spring without getting in the way.

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Gorun Speed 2

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em road n1

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The Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N1 continues to please wear-testers with its low-profile design, responsive ride, and fluidity at footstrike. The E:Motion technology allows this model to be used by a variety of runners. Everyone from the elite athlete looking for a daily trainer to the Clydesdale SPRING 2014 runner needing marathon cushioning, this model can fit the bill across the board. While not as light as many shoes in today’s performance category, the PI Road N1 makes up for its more substantial weight by providing a simplistic outsole, extremely comfortable upper, and an inherent suppleness not found in many competitors.

The Skechers GOrun Speed 2 is an update to last year’s breakout racing shoe, packing many of the same features and foot-feel of the original. This year’s model, however, is lighter and feels slightly less cushioned in the forefoot with a more pronounced rockered heel. Sporting a lightweight upper and unique pod-based outsole, the GOrun Speed 2 is a solid reboot of a dependable racing shoe.

fluid 3 fulcrum

Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 9.6 oz. | WoMen’S 8.4 oz. PriCe: $125 WWW.karhu.CoM

The Karhu Fluid 3 Fulcrum is an efficient everyday shoe for neutral runners looking for a lightweight, responsive shoe with a touch of cushion. The sole unit features a slight lever in the midsole, encouraging a faster heel-to-toe transition for more efficient running. During testing, the Fluid 3 performed well in a variety of conditions and workouts, everything from long trail runs to track sessions and tempo runs on the road.



THE AUTHOR Brian O’Connor is the managing editor of (a leading running shoe review website) and an avid runner. When not looking for new trails and uncharted paths in the New York City area, he is responsible for coordinating the website’s reviews and content along with a staff of seasoned runners and writers.

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The Case for Racing Out of State

Photo Credit: Preston Mack, Walt Disney World


By Jenny Willden


's 3:00 a.m. on a February Sunday morning, and instead of peacefully sleeping like most Florida vacationers, I'm lacing my running shoes, pinning on my race number, and nervously chewing ClifShot Bloks before dashing to the shuttle bus. Don't mistake me, I'm not a morning person, but on race day...everything is different.

we took to the scenic course. Though sore from the prior day's 10K and feeling drenched by the 100% percent humidity, every mile was magical. We ran past swamp lands, down Disney's Main Street, through Cinderella's castle, and alongside Epcot's iconic ball before crossing the finish line together.

So what motivates reasonable adults like me to travel across the nation sans children to the country's most epic amusement park? One word: runcations. After catching racing fever in 2011, my Saturday mornings quickly filled with local 5Ks and half marathons, but it took Disneyworld's Half Marathon last January to initiate me into the cult of destination racing. From perfectly coordinated shuttles to costumed characters and bands staged throughout the courses, no one does it like Disney. After finishing the half I understood why so many sacrifice sleep, vacation time, and hardearned cash to travel for a race—and I couldn't wait to do it again.

The enthusiastic spectators, fellow costumed participants, and hundreds of volunteers at the finish made us feel part of Disney's vibrant racing community, and I still get teary-eyed thinking about Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy escorting the half marathon's three final finishers across the line. In a sport where personal achievement is everything, seeing these women reach their goal was an inspiration.

Yes, running 26.2 miles in a day still intimidates me, but this year I dipped my toe in the proverbial marathoning waters by signing up for Disneyworld's Inaugural Glass Slipper Challenge: a 10K race on Saturday followed by the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday for a total of 19.2 miles. It took little convincing to get my friend Kelly to come along, and we flew to Orlando on race weekend undertrained, but fully prepared with Sleeping Beauty and Snow White costumes—it was a princess race after all. At 5:00 a.m. on half marathon day, we joined 26,000 other racers at the starting line following a pre-race, emcee-led dance warm up. Shuttles arrive on-course about an hour before the run starts, so moving and grooving Top 40 tunes is an excellent way to pass the time and warm cold muscles. The bang of fireworks and a wave of the Fairy Godmother's magic wand signified our corral's start, and

If you have yet to pack your bags for a race getaway, read on for five reasons you should take a runcation, particularly to Disneyworld or Disneyland.

Photo Credit: Preston Mack, Walt Disney World

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1 Warm winter running conditions.

Goldilocks would approve of Florida’s winter racing climate where temperatures are not too cold, not too hot, but just right for half or full marathons. Bonus: if you’re fast enough you can finish the race before the sun’s up!

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Make every step of your escape great, from packing to the finish-line celebration, with these simple suggestions.

2 Racing and roller coasters.

The kid in me can’t get enough of thrill rides, so running in a theme park is a no brainer. Since the races begin early, you can hit the highlights of all four parks in a day, and high five other race finishers sporting their medals in ride lines. If you’re a parent, bring the kiddos along and pair your passion for racing with a family vacation. Don't skip the Animal Kingdom! This peaceful park is a favorite for grown ups and kids a like.

3 On-course entertainment and post-race awesomeness. Fireworks, pirates, kites, high school bands, villains, princesses, dancing, and’ll see it all at a Disney race. The constant entertainment makes running with music nearly unnecessary, and sign-toting spectators keep you motivated. After crossing the finish line volunteers pass out medals (three in all for Glass Slipper Challengers), wrap your aching body in ice, and hand you a box of tasty, healthy snacks you can eat while lounging in a beach chair. Plus, there are princess photo ops for the Disney obsessed.

4 Altitude advantage.

Looking to run your first half or full marathon? Wasatch runners live at about 4500' elevation, and if you race soon after arriving in Florida, the extra oxygen at sea level makes the distance seem easier.

5 Welcoming to every racer.

Are you a speed demon? Or a total newbie? Disney is for you. They motivate and support racers of every ability level, and you just need to finish the course averaging 16-minute miles (akin to a brisk walk for most) to complete it.

For more information on upcoming Disney race dates and pricing visit The Glass Slipper Challenge is over for this year, but will return next February. You can race sooner or closer to home signing up for Disneyland’s inaugural Avengers Half Marathon Weekend on November 14–16, 2014. Registration opens soon so don’t miss out!

Do’s 1 Follow a packing list. Forgetting your running shoes for a marathon = runner’s worst nightmare.

2 Fly in on Thursday for weekend races. You’ll have Friday open for expo shopping, packet pickup, and exploring.

3 Bring favorite training and racing foods along. Finding

them at a race expo or store in a new place can prove daunting.

4 Tote your phone. When you race with Disney and most other

big events, photographic opportunities are endless, but the pros can’t catch everything. Whether you want a shot in front of Cinderella's castle or one with the Gospel Choir at mile 12, bringing your phone or a tiny camera is the only way to guarantee you’ll capture it.

5 Get oriented early. Check out the course map, start line

info, and race shuttle schedules so you can wake up confident of where and when you need to be in place. There’s little worse than missing the race because you are lost or stuck in traffic.

Don’ts 1 The old adage is true: nothing new on race day. Did you

train with it? If not, don’t race with it. Wearing the limited edition Disney running shoes you purchased at the expo may seem like a good idea, but the odds of a blister-free finish are not in your favor.

2 Don’t skip sleep. It’s tempting to forgo shut-eye when you’re

visiting the Magic Kingdom, but even one night without rest can affect athletic performance, reducing your shot at netting a PR. Eat early and take time to unwind so the time change and early wake-up call won’t be such a shock to your system.

3 Don’t fly out the day of your big race. Race first, play after. You’ll want time to swim in the pool and relax before reconnecting with reality.

4 Don’t forget the Body Glide! Cover any areas where clothing

rubs with an anti-chafing cream or spray the morning of. For two-day events, be sure to wear a different bra, shorts, and socks for each race. They’ll rub differently so you’ll be less likely to have irritation in one spot. Unfortunately, I have scars from learning this the hard way.

5 Don't expect a PR. Destination races are an experience, and

it's worth adding a few minutes to your finish time to enjoy the spectacle and snap photos with Prince Charming, men in tuxes, and evil queens along the way. Jenny is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She loves adventure and is happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Llama racing and deal finding are her secret superpowers. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or on Google+.

Kelly and I celebrate with Minnie at the finish.

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n unborn baby’s lungs are full of amniotic fluid. Before we exit the womb, we’re incapable of breathing so mom delivers the requisite oxygen through the placenta, but once on the outside... we’re on our own. Our first breath fills our clean lungs with oxygen and—if you live in the Salt Lake Valley—microscopic particles of soot, exhaust, dust, aerosols, and other pollutants that cause inflammation, the precursor to disease.

"...people chronically exposed to pollutants are 20% more likely to die from lung cancer than those who breathe clean air—the same odds you face if you live with a smoker." Breathing this polluted air is highly correlated with an overall increased risk of death, and researchers in Canada found that people chronically exposed to pollutants are 20% more likely to die from lung cancer than those who breathe clean air—the same odds you face if you live with a smoker. Thankfully, your lungs have the capacity to filter an occasional dose of toxicity. But for Salt Lake Valley athletes, when is the air too polluted to exercise in?

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We live and play in atmospheric layer closest to Earth, called the troposphere. The two biggest concerns for our health are groundlevel ozone and particulate matter. Human activities, from vehicle exhaust to industrial emissions, contribute to both. Ground-level ozone occurs when warming temperatures and sunlight react with engine and fuel gases in the air. Ozone levels increase in cities when the air is still, the sun is bright, and the temperature is warm. Ozone is therefore worse in the summer because of the ripe conditions. So don’t be fooled into thinking bad air is only a winter danger! Particulate matter is a term used to describe the microscopic particles floating in the air. These particles normally can’t be seen with the human eye, but when there are a large number present we clearly see a dark blanket of smog—also known as a temperature inversion. Salt Lake City’s unique geographic layout lends itself to temperature inversions. The surrounding mountains create a bowl where the warmer air acts as a lid and traps the colder air—and its pollution—in the valley. At times this causes Salt Lake City’s pollution levels to exceed cities five times its population! On average, only 5% of our annual days exceed the EPA standard of 35 micrograms per cubic meter, but in 2012 the Wasatch Front saw 22 days when the air quality was considered dangerous to human health. A scary statistic for athletes who run, cycle, and spend time outdoors year-round. Continued on page 22

Continued from page 20 Observational and controlled human studies suggest air pollution adversely affects athletic performance because athletes take in 10–20% more oxygen than sedentary folks—exposing them to greater levels of pollutants. The size of these microscopic particles allows them to bypass some of our defense mechanisms, like our noses, allowing them to penetrate deep into the lungs where they create inflammation and oxidative stress (a harmful by-product of your cells producing energy). During exercise these particles can travel directly into the bloodstream, resulting in bronchoconstriction and reduced ventilatory flow, both of which negatively affect athletic performance. They can also contribute to conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thankfully, Salt Lake athletes can travel up-canyon above the inversion to leave the toxic environment behind, but if you must stay in the Valley, you’re faced with the difficult question of when to exercise and when to stay in. While there is no hard and fast rule for when to avoid exercising in bad air, check out the sidebar for tips to help you decide when to choose the dreadmill instead of venturing outdoors. 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 multisport athletes. Matt resides in Utah and practices what he preaches as a professional ultrarunner 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.

Exercising Tips for Outsmarting the Smog Check the Quality: It’s easy to find daily air quality for Salt Lake City at or You can also download the American Lung Association’s app for on-the-go readings. If it’s a red air day, skip the outdoor workout—spending the afternoon coughing or with a sore throat is not worth the runner’s high. Hit the Trails: Cars and trucks emit toxic particles, so getting off the road and onto the trails is a smart decision. The farther you are from the source of the pollution the better the air quality, so hit the singletrack or canyons. Cyclists should choose lightly traveled roads or parks, and head out in off-peak traffic hours. Get an Early Start: High ozone pollution levels require sunlight and heat, so get out early in the day before the ozone rises to harmful levels. Wear a Mask: If you must ride city roads on high-pollution days, consider wearing a mask. We like the Sportsta™ from Respro® because it’s proven to filter out exhaust emissions and submicron particulates while allowing you to breathe easily during intense runs or bike rides. Get one online at

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nutrition The Best Pre-Race Breakfasts

for Any Event By Coach Lora Erickson

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ueling correctly before a race makes all the difference in finishing strong or feeling depleted on the course. After coaching hundreds of athletes and racing for over 28 years, I’ve learned what foods work for before different races and what foods don’t. Although nutritional needs are very individual, here are some suggestions for your next event. Test these in training before using them in a race to be sure they work for you.

What to eat before a 5K, 10K, or Sprint Distance Triathlon Most runners do better with less in their stomachs during these shorter, faster races; especially if it’s an early morning event. I eat a very light breakfast of 125–250 calories of easily digested carbohydrates, like part of a flour tortilla, granola bar, or banana a few hours before the race start. I’m a 5’4”, 120–125 pound athlete, so if you’re larger you may need more calories, but still go light. A rule of thumb is .3–1 gram of carbohydrates per pound of body weight. Be careful not to consume too much or your body will shunt blood away from your muscles to your stomach to digest and slow your pace. Drink water or a watered-down electrolyte beverage with your breakfast, but don’t overdrink or you’ll have to use the bathroom excessively. Avoid anything high in fat or fiber or foods containing dairy, artificial sweeteners, or fructose, which can cause gastric upset. Usually very little food or water is needed during these shorter distance events, but be sure to go into the race well hydrated.

What to eat before a Half Marathon, Marathon, or Olympic Distance Triathlon For longer events, more fuel is needed during the event. Go into it with an easily digested carbohydrate product one or two hours beforehand like at a 5K or 10K. Fifteen minutes prior to the race start, eat a few additional chews, a bite or two of a peanut butter and honey sandwich, or part of a gel. Consume one gel packet or chews every 30–45 minutes during the race with electrolyte water. It’s best to be well hydrated at the

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cellular level beforehand for peak performance. (Read more about this on my website at Again, avoid high-fat or fiber foods.

What to eat before a Half Ironman or Ironman Triathlon Event Events longer than a standard marathon event require more pre-race noshing, including protein. Start your pre-race nutrition routine the day before by eating small amounts of highcarbohydrate, low-fiber foods throughout the day and sip on electrolyte water to make sure your muscles are saturated. On race day, consume 250–350 calories of an easily digested lowfiber carbohydrate rich foods (ratio: 1 gram protein to 4 grams of carbs) with some protein beginning four or five hours beforehand and continuing every hour on the hour until an hour or two before the race. Yes, you will have to set your alarm and get up extra early; it’s worth it. If you’re nervous it may be hard to eat, but it’s important to eat anyway. Keep it simple with a bagel, rice, peanut butter and honey sandwich, banana, small amount of salted nuts, pasta, toast, granola bar, sweet potato, juice, protein drink, or Ensure (a popular choice for Ironman athletes). Wash foods down with a little electrolyte water. Consume a gel or chews every 30–45 minutes during the race to stay fueled. Proper timing and cellular hydration during the event is key to avoid bonking. Learn more about race nutrition at my upcoming Endurance Nutrition Class. Dates, pricing, and more information can be found here: Coach Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach and nationally ranked triathlete with over 28 years of athletic experience. She loves working with beginners and offers a variety of health classes and private or team coached programs for all levels. Contact her at or visit for more information.

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Keep these essential remedies on hand to deal with racing season’s inevitable bumps, bruises, and minor injuries. By Molly Newman

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o matter how thorough your training program or how cautious your approach, there’s no such thing as a 100% injury-free sport. From simple overuse to more serious tumbles, there are many ways a race can go awry. Don’t let injury sideline you for longer than absolutely necessary. With these seven conventional and natural treatments on hand, you’ll be prepared to deal with just about anything racing throws your way.

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Find them: at any drugstore or big-box retailer These popular over-the-counter medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, bring pain and swelling under control rapidly and are generally safe for short-term relief. Be cautious of overuse, though: Long-term NSAID use is associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and sexual impotence. Read and follow label warnings to be sure you’re using these medications safely.

Also, don’t mistake acetaminophen (found in Tylenol) for an NSAID. It may ease pain but will do little to alleviate swelling. Worse, it can be very toxic to your liver, especially if you enjoy a post-workout beer or two. According to the FDA, accidental acetaminophen overdose is among the most common causes of liver failure in the U.S.

Epsom Salts

Find them: at a pharmacy or dollar store Just about everybody’s grandma had a box of this old-timey remedy stashed under her bathroom sink—and for good reason, it turns out. Epsom salts, more formally known as magnesium sulfate, are an all-natural remedy for complaints ranging from sore

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muscles to more serious twists and sprains. Fill a tub with hot water and add two cups of Epsom salt, stirring until dissolved. Or, if a race has left you footsore, treat your tired feet to a doublestrength Epsom salt soak (add a little peppermint oil for an extrarefreshing twist). The magnesium may help relieve cramping and tiredness and encourage quicker healing of damaged tissues.

Massage Kit

Find them: foam rollers at; essential oils at Massages, whether from a pro (or kind-hearted friend) or selfadministered, are unparalleled for relieving stiffness and soreness. For maximum benefit from self-massage, invest in a foam roller; at about $20, this tool is an inexpensive way to boost your massage’s effectiveness. Add this simple blend of essential oils to your massage routine. It’s a combination of ingredients with time-honored healing power, and it takes just a few minutes to stir together. Soothing Muscle Rub Makes 1 cup (8 ounces) In an 8-ounce bottle, combine 25 drops each Roman chamomile oil and lavender oil, 15 drops peppermint oil, and 8 drops clary sage oil. Fill container with carrier oil of your choice (try sweet almond or grapeseed), cover, and shake to combine.

Cold Gel Pack

Find them: at sporting goods stores,, or For sprains, strains, and swelling, there’s no better short-term treatment than icing the injury. Cold therapy relieves swelling effectively and relaxes tissues, stimulating the release of endorphins that fight pain and promote healing. A bag of frozen

peas may work for the occasional twinge, but if you have recurring problems with a particular joint, it’s worthwhile to invest in a cooling pack that fits the affected area properly. Dr. Cool’s are sized and cut to fit any area from wrists to knees to shoulders, and they provide supportive compression for increased healing. For a double dose of comfort, look for multi-purpose wraps that can be iced or warmed to provide relief for different injury types.

Arnica Ointment

Find it: at natural foods stores or Especially if racing takes you off the beaten path, falls are a frequent hazard. Fortunately, most tumbles result in nothing more serious than a bruise or two. Athletes and parents of active kids alike swear by the bruise-relieving power of Arnica montana cream or gel. Keep a tube of this herbal remedy on hand for quick, side effect-free relief. Look out for “homeopathic” preparations, though, which are statistically unlikely to contain a single molecule of arnica’s active ingredients.

Antiseptic Wash

Find it: at drugstores or discount stores Trail runners and mountain bikers are especially susceptible, but any outdoor athlete can fall victim to the dreaded road rash. Combine abraded skin with all-natural dirt and rocks, and you’ve got the perfect combination for a nasty infection. An antiseptic wash helps skin heal naturally and is really useful when the skin has been burned or rubbed away, rather than simply cut. Look for a no-sting variety (like Band-Aid Hurt-Free Antiseptic Wash) that contains a true antiseptic ingredient, rather than an antibiotic wash that may lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Witch Hazel Hydrosol

Find it: at natural foods stores or Humble witch hazel is a plant with a hundred healing uses. Dab it on to reduce swelling and bruising; spritz it on cuts and scrapes to fend off infection; or, if you’re racing or training in a remote area, carry it along in case you tangle with poison ivy or poison oak. Just a little smoothed over the skin helps tame the misery-making itch and redness. (If sweating during races makes your skin break out, you’ll also appreciate witch hazel’s noted anti-acne properties.) Look for “hydrosol,” rather than the “extract” typically sold in conventional pharmacies. Hydrosol is steam-extracted from the plant and contains its full range of botanical ingredients, but has no skin-drying alcohol or other ingredients added.

Call in the Pros

Though these techniques and remedies offer a great basis for selfcare, sometimes there’s no substitute for professional attention. Contact a healthcare professional if you experience any of the following: ● • Pain that worsens or doesn’t improve in 3 to 4 days ● • Cuts or scrapes that become infected (pus or streaks appear) ● • Swelling, bruising, or deformation over a bone ● • Pain recurring in the same area regularly ● • Joint that locks or seems unstable With your medicine cabinet stocked with these useful products, you’re ready to get out there, play hard, and recover quickly. Have a happy, healthy racing season!

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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trailsides Race-Day Etiquette By Coach Lora Erickson

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hether you’re new to racing or seasoned competitor, knowing what to do and not to do on race-day is key. As a race director, coach, and athlete I see races from many different perspectives. As I was once a beginner myself, I know it’s natural to feel a little out-of-place at your first race. Knowing what to expect will make your running and triathlon race experience more enjoyable. Here are some simple basic race etiquette rules to keep in mind:

Arrive at the Race Site Early

Give yourself plenty of time to park your car, pin your bib number on, place your timing chip, review the race route, warm-up/stretch, and visit the bathroom (which almost always has a line). Arrive at least 45 minutes before the race begins. Nothing is worse than anxiously rushing to the starting line or missing the start of a race.

Register & Pick-up Your Packet Early

Most race event companies have an option to register online or in person early as well as offer packet pick-up a day or two before the event. This helps alleviate race-day lines. Many running races offer race-day registration, but this is rare for triathlon events. The majority of triathlon events require pre-registration since the setup is more complicated and there are limits on race participant numbers. If possible it’s best to register early as this ensures you get a spot in the race; some races sell out. Race-Day Registration. Although pre-registration is highly recommended, you can often register on race day for running events. Be sure to give yourself extra time to fill out a registration form, pay, and stand in line to get your packet and timing chip.

Can’t Make it? Submit a Name Change

If you’re unable to compete in an event you signed up for and would like to give or sell your registration to someone else, many event companies allow this for a small fee. It may seem inconvenient, but to ensure accurate results it’s best to communicate with the event company and get the new name, age, and gender assigned. I have participated in a race in which a man

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ran with a girl’s bib number and won that division, which made all the race results inaccurate. Many racers were upset, and it was difficult to fix; so please submit changes before participating in the event.

Warm Up, Stretch & Wear Proper Shoes

Warm up about 20–30 minutes before the start of the race. Take 5–10 minutes and go on a light jog to warm up the muscles and include some dynamic stretching. It’s also important to wear good socks and athletic shoes. I’m always surprised by how many people forget their running shoes. Don’t make this mistake or you could get unwelcome blisters.

Pin On Your Number & Don’t Forget Your Timing Chip

Be sure to retrieve your bib number and safety pins from your packet to pin on to the FRONT of your shirt or shorts before the race, and don’t forget your timing chip. Many race timing companies have the timing device attached to the bib number (disposable). Other events require you to strap something on your shoe, wrist, or ankle that must be returned at the end of the event. Make sure you have the device on before you start or you may not be timed and will consequentially forfeit race results and prizes.

Dress In Layers & Shed Extra Clothes

Most experienced runners know it’s wise to dress in layers. Plan to dress for 10 degrees cooler as you will produce heat while racing. You don’t want to get too warm and end up carrying or discarding your clothes. You can always put them back on at the finish.

No Outside Aid

To make the event competition fair, no outside aid is allowed during a race. This includes running alongside a loved one or handing them extra nourishment; a water bottle, watch, or towel. This is not allowed unless it’s done by another participant, race official, or volunteer at an aid station. All athletes need to complete the event with no assistance. However, cheering, holding signs, and taking pictures is always fair play.

Line Up Properly & Be Aware of Your Surroundings

In the last few minutes before the race, line up at the starting line and take your place based on how fast you run. The fastest runners should line up closest to the starting line and slower runners, children, and walkers behind. It can be frustrating and dangerous for runners to weave around children and slower runners and can result in someone tripping. Before slowing to drink or eat at an aid station glance over your shoulder to be sure you’re not slowing down or stopping right in front of another athlete. Note: In a running race it is okay to discard your water cup on the ground.

Thank the Volunteers

Volunteers make races possible and without them there would be no race, so be sure and show your appreciation with a smile, friendly wave, or a thank you. You might even consider giving back to the racing community and volunteering for a race or two each year yourself. You can count on seeing me and my family volunteering at races throughout the year. Coach Lora Erickson is a USATF certified running coach and nationally ranked triathlete with over 28 years of athletic experience. To learn more contact her directly at Lora@blonderunner. com or visit to learn more about services, classes and health programs.

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I was depressed at first until a friend reminded me that just because they’re labeled as professional doctors doesn’t give them the right to decide my life for me. She told me to fight, and my attitude went from depressed to believing I would walk again. I found a therapist who used pool therapy to teach your body to walk again. For three months I did one hour of shock therapy on my legs from my hips down to my toes and one hour of pool walking at 4 feet deep with my arm over the shoulder of my therapist. My right leg came back within the first few weeks of these treatments. My left leg took a few months after that, but I started walking with a walker, then crutches, then one crutch, and finally on my own in April 2004. I hung in the harness with a pelvis cast around my waist that hooked up to a pulley as I would lay on the hospital bed. It raised my pelvis up 6–8” off the bed. I did this for four months all day and night and was only allowed to lower myself onto the bed for one hour a day.

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Walter Brown:

3. You defied their predictions. What drove you?

Utah Running’s Comeback Kid


By Connie Lewis

alter Brown is a runner who never quits. After a brutal accident 20 years ago, he was told he would never walk again. He battled back through pain and setbacks and today is a competitive racer.

1. Have you always been a runner?

No, I grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and wanted to be a baseball player when I was young. I moved to Salt Lake City in 1982 and started running when I was 11 years old when a man named Paul Cummings (winner of the 1984 Olympic Trials in the 10,000-meter run) wrote a simple 3-month training program for me. It started with 2 miles and built up. I ran my first race in January 1982 with the Salt Lake Track Club at their eight-week winter series race. From then on, I loved competing.

2. What happened in your 1993 accident? What were your injuries and the doctor’s prognosis?

On Christmas Eve 1993, I was driving onto the on-ramp in Sandy to I-215 when I hit black ice and slid into the guardrail. I got out of my car and went to lift the hood of my disabled vehicle when a drunk driver came off the road and hit my vehicle, pinning me to the guardrail. I broke my pelvis in 23 places, hemorrhaged both my knees, and blew 2 discs in my lower back. The doctors said I would never walk again. At best with pinning my hip I would get motion of one leg to come back, but not both. I had an option to skip surgery and hang in a contraction device that would try to heal the breaks in my pelvis naturally, but I was assured that either way my mobility wouldn’t return.

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4. What did your recovery process look like?

Recovery was slow, but the breaks in my body healed. Pool therapy and daily physical therapy helped a ton. I did this for a year and got to the point where I could walk and do everyday functions again, but my first attempt to run again didn’t come until 8 years later. I bought a mountain bike and used it from the time I was back to walking, but running still hurt too much.

5. What pushed you to start racing again?

In 2002 I watched my sister-in-law run the Top of Utah Marathon, and something in me knew I could do it! I tried running on and off after that into the fall and trained for my first race on July 4, 2003. It was a 15K run, and I took 20th overall with an average pace of 7 minutes. It was a far cry from my high school times, but I set goals after that to run my first marathon and am now on my 11th season of running strong!

6. What advice would you give to new runners or those looking to improve? My best advice is to get out and run 3–5 times a week. Start with low mileage and build slowly to get your body used to it. You’ll reach a point where it’s enjoyable and even therapeutic. Join a running club in your area and get motivated by others. If you don’t know of a group, ask your local running store for help.

7. Why do you run? What drives you and what do you get in return?

One of my mottos is: I Run Therefore I AM. This is me! It’s my life! My life has been molded around it from my youth on and it became stronger with a goal to simply walk again, to continually push my limits. I started a marathon pacing company called American Flyers Race Pacers that helps runners racing reach their goals. We run alongside them with specific time goals for the group to try and stick to. This has defined my racing, and I believe I would be burned out in my training if I didn’t have this in my life. I love watching others reach a goal they didn’t think they could accomplish until it happens. It inspires me to push harder.

8. What are some of your racing highlights?

My first marathon was Carlsbad Marathon, December 2003 with a time of 3:31. My fastest marathon was St. George Marathon, October 2010 with a 2:31. I’m currently 5th in the nation in age through USATF, and last year I won the Masters USATF for 40 and up in Utah. My fastest half marathon is 1:08 at the Mt. Nebo Half 2012.

Connie Lewis attended BYU and the U of U and has written for the past 33 years. An avid skier and jeeper, she thinks Utah is the ideal recreational destination for any sports enthusiast.

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SALT LAKE CHALLENGE Salt Lake City, UT. Part 5K race, part scavenger hunt, part urban exploration. Team costumes encouraged.

April 5

ADVENTURE XSTREAM ADVENTURE RACE Moab, UT. Mountain Bike, Kayak, Trek, Rappel, Spelunk, Riverboard, and Navigate. This is a mental and physical multi-sport endurance challenge.,

May 5–8

ROPES COURSE FACILITATOR TRAINING LEVEL 1 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. 40-hour training at CLAS Ropes Course. Learn about safety, procedures, initiative games, low course, high course, debriefing/ processing,behavior management, proper equipment care, rescue procedures, belay techniques, knots.

May 10

COUPLES RETREAT AT CLAS ROPES 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Designed for engaged, newlywed, and mature couples. Includes 4-hour ropes course experience, snacks, reflection time, lunch on cruise boat, and guest speaker.

June 5–8

GO PRO MOUNTAIN GAMES VAIL Vail, CO. Outdoor adventure athletes compete in eight sports and 23 disciplines, including: x-country, freeride, slopestyle and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint, extreme kayaking, bouldering, stand up paddle sprint, and running.

June 7

COUPLES RETREAT AT CLAS ROPES 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Designed for engaged, newlywed, and mature couples. Includes 4-hour ropes course experience, snacks, reflection time, lunch on cruise boat, and guest speaker.

June 7

THE DIRTY DASH Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. 5K mud run.

June 14


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Starvation State Park Marina, Duchesne, UT. Find us on Facebook for updates. 2-3 mile adventure ride. 435-733-0079,,

- CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. 10-hour course open to anyone, ages 12 and up, wanting to learn about climbing safety.

July 19

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July 26

May 3

UINTA MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RELAY Heber City, UT. One day, 150mile course. Teams of 1, 3, or 6 people. COUPLES RETREAT AT CLAS ROPES 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Designed for engaged, newlywed, and mature couples. Includes 4-hour ropes course experience, snacks, reflection time, lunch on cruise boat, and guest speaker.

August TBA

DEVIL DASH 5K Ogden, UT. 5K obstacle race.

August 2

VIGOR 5K TEAM OBSTACLE COURSE Bywater Park, 3300 East Banbury Rd., Salt Lake City, UT. Think Amazing Race meets Survivor meets Navy Seal Training. Four-person team obstacle course race.

August 16

WARRIOR DASH Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Copper Mountain, CO. World’s largest obstacle race series.

August 30

COUPLES RETREAT AT CLAS ROPES 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Designed for engaged, newlywed, and mature couples. Includes 4-hour ropes course experience, snacks, reflection time, lunch on cruise boat, and guest speaker.

September 27

COUPLES RETREAT AT CLAS ROPES 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Designed for engaged, newlywed, and mature couples. Includes 4-hour ropes course experience, snacks, reflection time, lunch on cruise boat, and guest speaker.

October 4–5

AXS MOAB FINALE Moab, UT. 100+ Miles, 24 Hours.



ROPES COURSE FACILITATOR TRAINING LEVEL 2 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. 40-hour training at CLAS Ropes Course. LATE-NIGHT CLIMBING AT MOMENTUM Local women's activewear brand, Swoob, is teaming up with Momentum to host a latenight climbing party in conjunction with the first-ever Adventure + Gear Expo. Celebrate the grand opening of Momentum Climbing Gym's new Millcreek location and win prizes from Utah companies, including: Swoob, Cotopaxi, and Jaybird. Party starts at 7:00 p.m. Giveaways at 9:00 p.m. with a DJ all night long.

May 10

LEARN SAFE CLIMBING SKILLS - CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. 10-hour course open to anyone, ages 12 and up, wanting to learn about climbing safety.

November 7–15

ROPES COURSE FACILITATOR TRAINING LEVEL 1 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. 40-hour training at CLAS Ropes Course.

April 5–6

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE - MOAB CAMP Moab, UT. Moab Family Skills and Riding Camp. Skills clinics and camps are a great way for riders of all levels to improve their skills, hang out with riders from other schools and have a great time riding bikes! Hosted by League staff, guest skills instructors, and top-notch League coaches, these camps/clinics are a great way to kick off the season. Registration is on a first-come, firstserve basis and space is limited.

April 19

SPORTS-AM EAST CANYON-ECHO ROAD RACE East Canyon, Henefer, UT. Road bike race.

April 26

FRONT RUNNER CENTURY Salt Lake City, UT. Metric century (62 miles) starting in downtown Salt Lake City and ending at Ogden’s historic railroad depot. Return to Salt Lake City via UTA’s Front Runner® train.

May 2–3

18 HOURS OF FRUITA Highline Lake State Park, Fruita, CO. Contact Event Marketing Group at, www.

May 6

January 5–8, 2015

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE - STUDENT & MOTHER CLINIC RMR Raceway, West Valley City, UT. 2-in-1 clinic hosted by Plan 7 Coaching and Utah Crit Series. Students can demo road bikes and learn road skills while moms learn or perfect their mountain biking.


May 10

OURAY ICE FESTIVAL Ouray, CO. Largest ice festival in North America.

monthly SALT LAKE BIKE PARTY Salt Lake City, UT. Monthly, casual, family-friendly bike rides in Salt Lake City.

DESERT RATS FAT TIRE RIDE Kokopelli Trail, Fruita, CO. Supported, non-timed mountain bike ride covers 50k out and back on the Kokopelli Trail. 303-2491112,

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May 10

CACTUS HUGGER Green Valley Raceway, St. George, UT. HELL OF THE NORTH Salt Lake City, UT. Road bike race. Online Registration closes on April 4.

THE GHOST RIDE CENTURY Stansbury High School in Stansbury Park, UT. 100-mile group ride. GOLDILOCKS UTAH South Jordan, UT. Fully-supported, women-only, crazy fun bike ride. Distances: 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 miles. Change your mileage at any time, even the day of the event.

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BICYCLE TOUR OF UTAH- 5 UTAH NATIONAL PARKS Zion National Park, UT. 7 Days, 442 Miles, 29,000’,,

May 14–July 12

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE - SKILL LEVEL SPECIFIC Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced rider clinics providing intensive training and individualized coaching you need to improve your technique and skills.

May 16–18

MECCA FALL MTB FESTIVAL Utah, Part of Utah Cyclocross Series. Find us on Facebook for more info.

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SPRING “BIKE THE SWELL” Castle Dale, UT. San Rafeal Swell, Mecca Mt. Bike Club, Mtn. Bike Festival.

May 17

CYCLE SALT LAKE CENTURY Salt Lake City, UT. Utah State Fairpark Non-competitive bike ride. Loops of 36, 67, and 100 miles on a route of mostly flat terrain. www.

May 24

SUNDANCE SHOWDOWN Sundance Resort, UT. Utah Downhill Series.

May 24–26

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC Durango, CO. A weekend of road bike races, group rides, and activities

in and around Durango.

May 28–June21

ROAD RESPECT TOUR Southern to Northern Utah. 30 Road Respect Riders travel Utah’s roads, demonstrating obedience to the law and proper car/bicycling etiquette. Public is invited to join Road Respect in rides listed here. May 28 - Ivins; May 29 - Gunlock Loop/Snow Canyon; May 30 - Bryce to Torrey; May 31 Moab; June 19 - Park City to Coalville; June 20 Morgan; June 21 - Logan.

May 31

EROCK SUNRISE TO SUNSET Greenland Open Space, CO. Front Range Relay Mountain Bike Race. The course is a fast 8.25-mile loop with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Rampart Range.

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June 1

THE 27TH ANNUAL SUBARU ELEPHANT ROCK RIDE Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock, CO. Family-friendly event with live music, food, and an expo showcasing the best in the outdoor industry. Rides offered: 100, 62, and 32-mile rides, a 27-mile fat tire ride, and an 8-mile family fun ride.

June 1

PORCUPINE HILL CLIMB Salt Lake City, UT. Begin at Porcupine Pub and Grille. Climb from mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon to finish at Brighton Resort.

June 1

AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE Lake Tahoe Horizon Casino, Lake Tahoe, NV. 72- and 100-mile distances around Lake Tahoe. Fully supported ride.


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USCS WASATCH BACK 50 Wasatch County, UT. 50 miles for all adult categories Beginner to Pro. Jr. 16-18 do mini endurance course (27 miles). Jr. 13-15 do 6-mile lower loop. Adult mini endurance course (27 miles) with these categories; Female 19-34, Female 35+, Male 19-34, Female 35+.


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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Lewiston, UT, Women’s-only bike ride. Distances:15, 35, 62, 80, and 100 miles. In Cache Valley, fundraiser for Women’s Cancer Research at the Huntman Cancer Institute. Penny Perkins, 801-474-2282, penperk@, Curt Griffin, 801-474-2282,,

June 7

USC SERIES RACE #2: WASATCH BACK 50 Midway, UT. 2nd race of USCS series. 50-mile endurance distance mountain bike race.

June 13–14

ROCKWELL RELAY: MOAB TO ST. GEORGE Moab to St. George, UT. You and 3 of your buddies and cycling, nonstop and covering 527 miles of majestic beauty.

June 14

UTAH TOUR DE CURE Brigham City, UT. Fully supported, non-competitive road bike rides with 1, 25, 60, 80, or 100mile routes.

June 14

ASPEN GRAN FONDO Aspen, CO. Join us for this inaugural gran fondo.

June 21

ARDURA RELAY Snowbasin, UT. Women-only cycling relay that begins at Snowbasin Ski Resort and ends 160 miles later in Midway. Register as a 2- or 4-person relay or ride the total course solo.

June 21

ROAD RESPECT TOUR Logan, UT. Members of the public are invited to join Road Respect for ride in Logan, Utah.

June 21

THREE KINGS CYCLING CHALLENGE Hatch Park, North Salt Lake City, UT. Winding through the steep hills of North Salt Lake, the Three Kings is part race, part hill climb, all challenge. Cyclists can do one, two, or all three kings; over $1,000 in prize money given to the fastest. threekings.

June 21

HUNTSMAN 140 Delta, UT. A non-competitive road cycling ride from Delta to Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.

June 21

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BEAR LAKE MONSTER CENTURY Montpelier, ID. 25, 50, 62, 72, or 100 miles of scenic road cycling.

June 27

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE - LEE MCCOMRACK 1-DAY CLINIC Trailside Park, Park City, UT. Registration limited to 16 students. Check website, date might change.

June 28

RATPOD Dillon, MT. Ride Around The Pioneers In One Day (RATPOD) is a one-day, 130-mile scenic bicycle ride to benefit Camp Make-A-Dream, a cost-free, medical camp in Western Montana.

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♦ cycling July 12–19

July 28–August 2

CRUSHER IN THE TUSHAR Eagle Point Resort, Beaver, UT. 80-mile endurance race.

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CAMP- A Durango, CO. For many student athletes, mountain biking is a new sport. Even experienced riders can learn something new at a NICA rider camp and clinic, which emphasizes proper skill, technique, and a healthy approach to riding and racing. We are arranging transportation from Salt Lake for Utahn’s who sign up.,

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 31

July 5

July 12

BIKE MS: HARMONS BEST DAM BIKE RIDE Cache County Fairgrounds, Logan, UT. Start at Cache County Fairgrounds and ride through beautiful Cache Valley. Two-day cycling fundraising event. 45-, 70- and 100-mile options. Additional rides offered on day 2. Event Manager: Sam Smith,, bikeutu., FIRE ROAD CEDAR CITY Cedar City, UT. Two-day expo plus dirt races of 25K, 60K, 100K with views of Kolob, Zion, Brian Head, and Cedar Breaks. MOUNTAIN BOUT Snowbird Resort, UT.

July 11

ANTELOPE BY MOONLIGHT BIKE RIDE Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake, UT. Noncompetitive night bike ride for all ages. 24 miles.

July 12

ZION GRAND FONDO Springdale, UT. 80-mile ride near Zion National Park.

July 12

CACHE VALLEY GRAN FONDO Logan, UT. 100- and 50-mile options take riders through wide-open roads, challenging hill climbs, and wellstocked support stations.

July 12

BASIN BASH Snowbasin Resort, UT. Intermountain Cup Race #10 (last of season), open to beginner through professional-level riders. RACER CENTURY Roy, UT. 103, 73, 50, and 34-mile routes. Fully supported bike rides.

July 19

WASATCH ENDURO CUP Canyons Resort, Park City, UT. European format. Course covering 17.2 miles of trails within Canyons’ network covering approximately 3,400 vertical feet ascending and descending.

THE GLMR CENTURY RIDE Spanish Fork, UT. Century ride through country roads spanning Utah and Juab Counties. We ride to honor a dear friend, father, grandfather and avid cyclist, Gary Ludlow. 801-830-6655,

July 23

WONDER WOMAN HILL CLIMB Lehi, UT. FREE fun ride up Traverse Mountain.

July 26

ROTARY RAW Logan, UT. The Rotary Pavilion in Willow Park West, 500 West 700 South. 26, 66, 96-mile road bike rides.

July 26–27

TREK DIRT SERIES Canyons Resort, Park City, UT.

FORT LEWIS COLLEGE CAMP - B Durango, CO. For many student athletes, mountain biking is a new sport. Even experienced riders can learn something new at a NICA rider camp and clinic, which emphasizes proper skill, technique, and a healthy approach to riding and racing. We are arranging transportation from Salt Lake for Utahn’s who sign up., WILDFLOWER TRAILFEST Snowbasin Ski Resort, UT. Women-only Mountain Biking Event. Register for the clinic and have the opportunity to learn better riding technique, or choose to race.

August 1–2

SAINTS TO SINNERS Salt Lake City, UT. Cycling relay. Over 500 miles of racing from the heavenly heights of Utah to the infernal heat of Las Vegas. Make the cycling trek in teams. Team with the fastest time to Sin City wins!

August 2

COLORADO CYCLIST COPPER TRIANGLE Copper Mountain Resort, Frisco, CO. 78-mile course with an elevation gain of almost 6,000 feet over three mountain passes. After-

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calendar party includes: first-class lunch, prize drawings, and a cycling expo throughout the afternoon.

August 2

TOUR DE PARK CITY Park City, UT. Multi-distance cycling events: 157-mile loop course and 100 or 50-mile gran fondo events. New women's race for 2014.

August 4–10

LARRY H. MILLER TOUR OF UTAH Brian Head, UT. Know as “America’s Toughest Stage Race TM” Stage 1: Cedar City to Cedar City. August 4; Stage 2: Panguitch to Torry. August 5; Stage 3: Lehi to Miller Motorsports. August 6;Stage 4: Ogden to Powder Mountain. August 7; Stage 5: Evanston, WY to Kamas, UT. August 8; Stage 6: Salt Lake City to Snowbird. August 9; Stage 7: Park City to Park City. August 10.

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HOODOO 500 St. George, UT. Ultramarathon bicycle relay and solo race. The route passes through or around three National Parks, three National Monuments, and several Utah State Parks. 500- and 300-mile courses.

August 30

PARK CITY POINT 2 POINT Park City, UT. Brutal long race in the trails around Park City. 435-649-6839,

August 28-September 4

LAGBRAU- LEGACY ANNUAL GREAT BICYCLE RIDE ACROSS UTAH Blanding, UT. Eight days of road cycling through national parks and scenic areas. Ends in Springdale near Zion National Park.

August 31–September 6

TOUR OF SOUTHERN UTAH St. George, UT. Seven days of road biking. 60-100 miles per day. Start in St. George, ride to Carmel Junction, Bryce National Park, Escalante, Torrey, Panguitch, Cedar City, and back to St. George.

MID-WEEK MTB RACE SERIES Snowbird Resort, UT. Mountain bike racing for all abilities with male and female classes: Pro, Expert, Sport, Beginner and Free Kids 12 & under. Just $15 a race for all other classes FREE kids race starts at 6:00 p.m. Adult divisions at 6:30 p.m.

September 5–October 25

August 9

LOTOJA CLASSIC Logan, UT to Jackson Hole, WY. LoToJa is a European-style one-day road classic that is unparalleled in distance and beauty. At 200-plus miles, LoToJa is the longest single-day, USACsanctioned bicycle race in the country.

TOUR OF UTAH ULTIMATE CHALLENGE Snowbasin Resort to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT. America’s toughest one-day cycling aventure. 112 grueling miles and 12,000+ feet of climbing. Three distances: 52, 82, and 112 miles. 30and 60-mile courses just for women.

August 15–16

BEAR PA CHALLENGE CHARITY CYCLING TOUR Garden City, UT. Two-day, 200-mile supported ride from Bear Lake to Park City. Limited to 50 riders.

August 16

WILDFLOWER PEDALFEST Kent Smith Park, Old Hwy Rd. & Highland Dr, Morgan, UT. Fully supported, womenonly bike ride nestled in the rural and scenic mountain valley of Morgan County. Courses for all ability levels. Includes catered lunch, raffle, live band.

August 23

SUMMIT CHALLENGE BIKE RIDE Park City, UT. 102-, 52-, or 18mile cycling event in support of the National Ability Center’s mission. www.

UTAH HIGH SCHOOL CYCLING LEAGUE - RACE SERIES Watch for Race Flyers and Course Maps to be posted this summer. Check website for more information

September 6

September 13

BICYCLE HILL CLIMB Snowbird Resort, UT. Bicycle Hill Climb followed by the Ultra Hill Climb. Grueling road bike climb up 10 miles and 3,500 feet! Ultra Hill Climb mountain bike race starts in Gad Valley and traverses up the mountain to the top of Hidden Peak. www.snowbird. com/events/bicycle-hill-climb/

September 13

DRAPER FALL CLASSIC 50 Draper, UT 4th race of USCS series. Endurance distance format.

September 20

BEAR LAKE MONSTER CROSS Montpelier, ID. 100-mile or 62-mile dirt road Gran Fondo and tour. With roughly 85 percent of the ride on dirt roads, you’ll experience the Bear Lake Valley of Idaho and Utah like few have before.

September 20

WONDER WOMAN CENTURY Payson, UT. 100-, 70-, and 30-mile

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women’s non-competitive, fully supported road cycling rides.

Arizona, Utah. 113 miles. Starts and finishes in Mesquite, NV.

September 20

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September 20

October 13–14

MOAB CENTURY TOUR Moab, UT. Supported 100-mile bike ride to benefit cancer survivorship programs.

SPORTS-AM CITY CREEK BIKE SPRINT City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT. For road and mountain bikes.

MOAB CENTURY TOUR Moab, UT. Route rises from the sculptured canyons of the mighty Colorado River into the La Sal Mountains, descending back into the red rock. Warm Up Ride Friday, Big Ride Day Saturday, Recovery Ride (with yoga) Sunday.

HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES MOUNTAIN BIKING St. George, UT. Mountain biking portion of Huntsman World Senior Games, for riders over age 50. Pre-registration required.

September 21

MOAB HO-DOWN MOUNTAIN BIKE AND FILM FESTIVAL Moab, UT. Bike riding, racing, partying, and bike movie watching.

SPORTS-AM WIDOW MAKER Snowbird, UT. Mountain bike hill climb.

September 21

October 23-26

November 1–2

TOUR DES SUDS Park City, UT. A 7-mile mountain bike climb from City Park to the top of Guardsman Pass with a 2,700 elevation gain. www/ events/tour-de-suds

25 HOURS OF FROG HOLLOW Hurricane, UT. Date subject to change! 25-hour endurance mountain biking race on trail near Gooseberry Mesa. Register at

September 26

November 8

RIDE TO LAVA Smithfield Forrester Acres Park, Smithfield, UT. 2-day, 162mile fully supported bike tour leaving Smithfield to Lava Hot Springs and back. Includes camping, lunches, dinner, breakfast, yoga.

September 27

UTAH TOUR DE DONUT American Fork, UT. 21-mile road bike race in three 7-mile laps with opportunity to eat donuts to reduce lap time. Unique event for all ages. Rod Martin,, 801-427-6400,

October 1-4

OUTERBIKE Moab, UT. Bicycle demo event on Moab's roads and trails.

October 1–5

OUTERBIKE Moab, UT. Join guided bike rides or clinics. Then stay to demo next year’s bikes on Moab’s roads and trails.

October 5–10

BICYCLE TOUR OF UTAH- ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS Moab, UT. 5 days, 350 miles, 18,000’ elevation gain, SAG vehicle supported. www.

October 11

PLANET ULTRA TRI-STATE GRAN FONDO Mesquite, NV. 3 States, NV-AZUT. 113 miles with 7,800’ of climbing. Ride starts/finishes in Mesquite, NV.

October 11


SPOKES FOR HOPE St. George, UT. Women’s bike ride with four distances offered. Fully supported. www.spingeeks. com/events/spokes-for-hope


COTOPAXI QUESTIVAL Location is yet to be announced. Cotopaxi is launching their brand with a questival (quest/festival). A 24-hour competition consists of tasks and challenges where teams rack up points based on the difficulty and intensity of the challenge. 3-winning teams will receive an all-expense paid humanitarian trip!

April 22

TEAM IN TRAINING-INFORMATION MEETING Intermountain Health Care Doty Education Center, Murray, UT. Info Meeting to find out about training for the Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half locally with our Team to help support blood cancer patients and research.

May 3

TEAM IN TRAINING TRIAL MILE Holladay Lions Recreation & Fitness Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Come to our Trial Mile at 9:00 a.m. to experience what it is like to train with Team In Training for the Big Cottonwood Marathon & Half.

May 9–10


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calendar Towne Expo Center, Sandy, UT. Utah’s largest consumer tradeshow for adventure and outdoor gear—bike, ski, climb, trail running, whitewater. Your favorite brands, amazing deals on gear, and giveaways. Includes speaker series, gear demos, adventure theater, and kids’ areas.

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MOVIES IN THE PARKS - FROZEN Mountview Park, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Join us to watch the movie “Frozen” under the stars! Event is FREE with opening entertainment starting at 7:00 p.m. and movie starting at dusk.

June 21

May 16

UTA BIKE BONANZA Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, UT. Racers, weekend riders, kids, families—come celebrate cycling! Bring your family and friends. Win bikes, bike accessories, helmets, t-shirts, and more!

SAVOR THE SUMMIT Park City, UT. Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party returns with the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s sixth annual Main Street dining event.


June 21-July 9

MILLCREEK VENTURE OUT Millcreek, UT. Friday night outdoor adventures and movies in Millcreek Township.

June 6–15

FAMILY FLICKS Snowbird, UT. Free, family-friendly movies outside on the Plaza Deck every Friday night. Movies start at dusk. events/family-flicks/

June 14–15

SNOWBIRD BREWFEST Snowbird, UT. Sample beer from around the state while enjoying live music, food, and vendors.

COOL AIR CONCERT SERIES Snowbird, UT. Saturdays at 6 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome. www.snowbird. com/events/cool-air-concert-series/

July 3-6

WONDERLUST FESTIVAL COLORADO Copper Mountain, CO. One-of-a-kind festival bringing together the amazing yoga teachers, top musical acts, DJs, renowned speakers, chefs, and winemakers to teach classes, perform, and speak.

July 9-13


and outdoor events throughout town.

July 11

MOVIES IN THE PARKS - MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Mill Hollow Park, 2900 E. Hollow Mill Dr. (6800 S.), Cottonwood Heights, UT. Join us to watch “Monsters University” under the stars! FREE with opening entertainment starting at 7:00 p.m. and movie starting at dusk.

July 23

BUTLERVILLE DAYS Butler Park, 7500 S. 2700 East, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Join us for this Butlerville Day event showing of “The Lego Movie.” Starts at dusk and is FREE! Bring food, family, and friends.

August 9

TOUR OF UTAH-QUEEN STAGE Snowbird Resort, UT. Come watch the best cyclists in the world compete on the Queen Stage. Just like the road to Alpe-d’Huez in the Tour de France, Little Cottonwood Canyon challenges competitors with close to 3,000 feet of elevation gain over 6.5 miles (9.2% average gradient). Deemed “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a week-long, professional stage race for the best cycling teams in the world. Free for spectators.

August 15

MOVIES IN THE PARKS DESPICABLE ME 2 Bywater Park, 3149 E. Banbury Rd (7420 S.), Cottonwood Heights, UT. Join us to watch “Despicable Me 2” under the stars! FREE with opening entertainment at 7:00 p.m. and the movie starting at dusk. Bring food, family, and friends!

August 16

UTAH BEER FESTIVAL Washington Square, Salt Lake City, UT.

September 1

ANTELOPE ISLAND STAMPEDE FESTIVAL Antelope Island, Syracuse, UT. Spend Labor Day weekend horseback riding, boating, biking, watching hot air balloons, and BMXing.

October 1–31

HALLOWEEN CRUISE AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Come and enjoy a themed adventure riverboat ride on the Provo. Over 100 hand-carved jack-olanterns. Roundtrip takes approx. 20 -25 minutes. Departures every 15-30 minutes.

Run Through the Lavender at Young Living’s Lavender Days! June 28–29, Races: Saturday, June 28 Young Living Lavender Farm, Mona, Utah Create lasting memories with your family at one of Utah’s favorite summertime traditions! Join us June 28 for an unforgettable 1K Family Fun Trot or 5K run through clean mountain air and blooming fields of lavender as you compete for cash prizes! After the race on Saturday and all day Sunday, you and your family can enjoy fun activities, including: • • • • •

Jousting tournament Old Western town shootout Distillery tours Lavender arts and crafts Booths featuring local businesses

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Fairy tea party Wagon and pony rides Concessions (at an additional cost) And much more!

Cost: 5K: $25; $35 if registering after June 1; 1K Family Fun Trot: $5

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October 11–12

PITCHIN’ PUNKINS FALL FESTIVAL Soldier Hollow Legacy Park, Midway, UT. Try your hand at punkin pitchin’, the punkin’ tower drop, the Plod-N-Pitch 5K fun run, punkin’ slingshots, corn cannons, kid’s punkin activities, and MUCH more! Whether you’re a pitcher or a watcher, you’re sure to have a good time!

November 11

FREE FEE DAYS AT NATIONAL PARKS Moab, UT. Fee Free Days at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Explore these beautiful parks without the entry fee on this fee-free day.

December 1–23

CHRISTMAS CRUISE AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. Come and enjoy a lighted Christmas riverboat ride on the Provo River. Holiday scenes along the shore. Christmas music, Santa visits.

February 5–7, 2015

RUN LIKE A GIRL RETREAT St. George, UT. Girfriend getaway with good runs, extra workouts, and talks from top speakers, athletes, and coaches on how to improve your game. Choose between the whole weekend or just running the race.


SANDY CITY - At 10600 South & 230 West in the northwest corner of the South Towne Mall property. For more information on upcoming events and to register, visit our website at or call 801-501-0850. SALT LAKE CITY - At the Salt Lake City REI store. REI SLC is located at 3285 East & 3300 South. For more information on upcoming events and to register, visit our website at or call 801-486-2100.


SPORTS-AM EMIGRATION 10 MILER Start at Mountain Dell, run down Emigration Canyon, finish at This Is The Place Heritage Park.

April 5

STRIDERS WINTER RACING CIRCUT: HALF MARATHON Ogden, UT. Held at Beehive Homes. Run the first half of Ogden Marathon Route.

April 5

QUEST OF THE PONY EXPRESS 5K RUN Fairfield, UT. Race begins at Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum, 18035 West 1540 North. Experience the life of a pony express rider.

April 5

CHAOS 5K Wheeler Farm, Murray, UT. Choose a 5K or kids’ 1-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the nonprofit Chaos Soccer Club.

April 12

MUIR WOODS MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 7 MILE Stinson Beach Park, Stinson Beach, CA. Waiting at the Stinson Beach start line will be the only time you spend at sea level during this challenging trail run.

April 12

CASCADIA TRAIL SERIES TIMP SHADOW 5K North Orem Bonneville Shoreline Trailhead, Orem, UT. Built for beginner or non-trail runner to expert. The courses are set up shorter and

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April 12

COPS AND ROBBERS 5K Roy Recreation Complex, Roy, UT. Come be chased by the Roy Police Department! Inmates escape begins at 8:00 with police pursuit beginning shortly after. event.aspx?id=25706


5K AND KIDS’ RUN 2375 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT. 5K and kids’ run. Proceeds donated to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Wounded Warriors Project, and HopeKids Utah. runningforrelief@,

April 12

WONDER WOMAN RUN Saratoga Springs UT. Starts and ends at Inlet Park Saratoga Springs UT.

April 12

WOMEN OF STEEL 5K RACE Gardner Village, West Jordan, UT. www.

April 16–August 27

WASATCH TRAIL RUN SERIES 5K AND 10K Wednesday Night Trail Run Race Series held at locations around the valley and at ski resorts. Runs April 16 thru Summer! Registration: 5:30-6:20 PM. Cost: $15. Find us on Facebook: Wasatch Trail Run Series,

April 18–20

DESERT RATS TRAILRUNNING FESTIVAL Kokopelli Trail, Fruita, CO. 5-Mile, half marathon, 50K, double marathon. Weekend includes: pasta dinner, Trail Marathon, 50K, and Double Marathon races on Saturday. Awards party, 5-mile, and half marathon races on Sunday.

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PINK SERIES UTAH COUNTY 5K & 10K Grove Creek Trailhead, Pleasant Grove, UT.

April 19

BUBBLE RUN St. George, UT. 5K run through colored bubbles and foam.

April 19

THE RED MOUNTAIN 50K, 30K, 1/2 MARATHON Ivins, UT. 50K: 12 “Trail Miles” Followed by 19 “pavement miles” 30K: road race. New all-trail half marathon this year.

April 19

BREATHE EASY 5/10K AND FAMILY FUN RUN St. George, UT. A beautiful and scenic spring run/walk above St. George. 5K, 10K, kids’ fun run.

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SALT LAKE CITY MARATHON Salt Lake City, UT. Marathon, half marathon, and Bike Tour all start at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah. Course skirts the base of the towering Wasatch Mountains, passes by cozy neighborhoods, and winds through Salt Lake’s legendary wide streets into the city center.

April 25

COLOR BLAST 5K AND MAGIC MILE RUN East Layton Elementary School, Layton, UT. 5K and 1-mile races through color blasting stations.

April 25–26 RAGNAR TRAIL

ZION Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Zion Park, UT. Take everything that makes Ragnar special, mix in incredibly scenic dirt trails, bonfires, s’mores, and camping with your team. Teams consist of 8 or 4 runners who will run a total of 120 miles from Friday to Saturday.

April 25–26

SALT FLATS 100 AND 50-MILE ENDURANCE RUNS Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway, Wendover, UT. 100-mile and 50-mile endurance runs starting and finishing on the Bonneville Salt Flats. 100-mile 7:00 a.m., April 25; 50-mile 5:00 a.m., April 26.

April 26

WALK MS SALT LAKE CITY 2014 Gateway Mall, 400 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT. 3-mile walk route through surrounding area. Cost: Free; fundraising strongly encouraged! Help make strides for a world free of multiple sclerosis at this family-friendly event. 800-Fight-MS (344-4867),

April 26

ELECTRO DASH 5K Utah Valley University, Provo, UT. The first lasers strike at 8:30pm when we turn the sky into a light show, the streets into a dance floor, and your city into the party venue of the year. Oh, and all the Electro tunes your ears can handle.

April 26

COOKIE CHASER 2K, 5K & 10K Main Street Park, Herriman, UT. Girl Scouts are known for great cookies - and we will be giving away lots of them. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts of Utah.

April 26

HOG JOG 5K/FUN RUN 1300 N. 3000 West, Clinton, UT. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research.

April 26

THE HERO DASH 5K RUN 55 North 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT. Bring your cape, costume, friends, and


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May 10

MOUNTAIN ALARM-GREEN ACRES 5K/1-MILE FUN RUN Green Acres Elementary, North Ogden, UT. Timed 5K and 1-mile fun run. Proceeds go to Green Acres PTA. THANKSGIVING POINT TULIP FESTIVAL HALF MARATHON Lehi, UT. Run through our magnificent property during the region’s only Tulip Festival. 5K and Kids '1-Mile Run also available.

May 2

RAD NEON RUN Mountain View Corridor Trail, West Jordan, UT. Nighttime 5K and 10K with glow-inthe-dark bling.

May 3

AMASA Moab, UT. Amasa features technical slickrock and some of the best scenes Moab has to offer. All runners will be impressed by the spectacular views of the Colorado River corridor, Behind the Rocks, and the majestic snowcapped La Sal Mountain range.

May 3

5K RUN FOR HEARING AND HEALTH FAIR Uintah Community Center, Vernal, UT.

May 3

N.O. LIMITS HALF MARATHON & 5K North Ogden, UT. Starts at North Ogden Park.

May 31

BROCK STRONG 5K Wheeler Historic Farm, Murray, UT. 5K run or walk. Raises awareness for organ donation.

May 3

SANDY 5K FIESTA Sandy, UT. Begins at Falcon Park: 9200 South 1700 East.

May 3

THE DINO HALF MARATHON Vernal, UT. Race begins 10 miles up Dry Fork Canyon.

May 10

FLY WITH THE FLOCK 5K RUN Ogden, UT. 5K run, 2.5K for kids. Pancake breakfast after race.

May 10

RACE FOR RED Provo, UT. 10K, 5K, 1-mile.

May 10

COLOR ME RAD 5K Ridge Top Complex, 317 S. Donlee Dr., St. George, UT. If you’re allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you’d probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at

THE GHOST RUN HALF MARATHON Stansbury High School, Stansbury Park, UT. Held in conjunction with The Ghost Ride Century. THE DODO DASH 5K Sugar House Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Kids races start at 9:30 a.m. Food Drive for the Utah Food Bank. www.flashdashseries. com,

May 10

RED ROCK RELAY MOAB Moab, UT. One-day, 63-mile, 6-person relay.

May 10

VIGOR BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT. Spring Half Marathon, 10K, 5K in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

May 10

KOMEN SALT LAKE CITY RACE FOR THE CURE Salt Lake City, UT. Library Square downtown. Utah’s biggest 5K and 1-mile walk/run.

May 10

HUFF TO BLUFF MARATHON Blanding, UT. Start at San Juan High School. Half and Full Marathon Courses.

May 17

WILD BOAR HALF MARATHON & 10K Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley, CA. Coastal ridge trail run. 10K and half marathon.

May 17

BIAU’S 20TH 5K RUN, WALK, AND ROLL Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. A run designed to benefit those with brain injuries. Those planing on rolling must be in a wheelchair or recumbent bike. Awards and medals will be handed out. Family fair in the park during and following race.

May 17

GRAND CANYON HALF MARATHON Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. Not inside the park. The road is all dirt, except the last mile. Depending on your definition, you may consider it a trail run.

May 17

OGDEN MARATHON - UTAH’S SPRING RUN OFF Ogden, UT. The Marathon’s beautiful course starts at an elevation of 5400’ . As you run the first half you will enjoy open roads, green fields, and a beautiful gushing river. At the halfway mark and start of the 1/2 Marathon, you’re at an elevation of 5000'.

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May 24

WOMAN OF STEEL 5K American Fork Fitness Center, 454 North Center St., American Fork , UT. All women’s race.

BOYS CHASE GIRLS RACE HALF MARATHON & 5K Snowbasin Resort, Huntsville, UT. Half marathon and 5K...because boys always need an excuse to chase girls, and girls always love to beat the boys! Girls start 20 minutes early. Every girl that beats all the boys gets additional special finisher medal.

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RUNNING WITH ED Park City, UT. This 38-mile, 10-leg relay race traverses spectacular Park City, and gets you home in time to have a playdate or a date night. Course offers everything from trail to pavement, challenging climbs to fast downhills, easy legs for beginners, and tough ones for experts.

May 24

TIMP TRAIL MARATHON & HALF Mount Timpanogos Park, Orem, UT. Marathon starts 6:00 AM; Half 8:00 AM.

May 17

RUN TO WALK Provo, UT. 5k and 1- Mile run/walk.

May 17

RUNNING WITH ANGELS Lehi, UT. Run or Walk at Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

May 23

MIDNIGHT 5K St. George, UT. A spectacular nighttime course at the former municipal airport.

May 17

WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 3- and 1-mile courses. Dogs allowed.

May 17

IRON WILL RACE Camp Williams, Bluffdale, UT. Help celebrate a 100year Anniversary of Camp Williams. 5K, 10K, and half marathon.

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June 7

June 7

LAGUNA HILLS MEMORIAL DAY HALF MARATHON, 10K, 5K, KIDS RUN Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA. Half marathon, 5K, 10K.

May 26

BEAR LAKE MONSTER RUNMEMORIAL DAY Laketown, UT. Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. This year’s course is different–much different. Instead of the 80/20 dirt/paved course in the past, we’re letting you tackled a 20/80 dirt/ paved course through Bear Lake’s Round Valley area near Laketown. halfmarathon/

May 31

ALPINE CLASSIC HALF & 5K Highland, UT. Gorgeous 5K and half marathon at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. Killer shirt, free photos, custom medals and trophies, and watermelon!

SKIRTSPORTS HALF MARATHON Louisville, CO. Women’s 5K and half marathon. Free skirt for finishers!

May 26

THE HIPPIE RUN Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. The Grooviest 5K on Earth. Put on your platform shoes, buckle up your bellbottoms and pick that fro to join us for this race.

2014 HERA HALF MARATHON - UTAH WOMEN GAMES Snowbasin Resort, UT. This all-female half kicks off the week-long Utah Women Games. Finishes at a park near Morgan, Utah. The Utah Women Games includes activities such as: Venus Volleyball, Greek Golf, MAAT Women Carry, Rhea Track and Field, and Aphrodite Swimming.

June 1

HEY KID RUN Spanish Fork, UT. 2-mile running event for kids and teens only. Ages 6-16 years old. 100-meter dash for kids younger than 6.

May 31

May 24

THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE Murray Park, Murray, UT. Fun run with inflatable obstacles. Benefits Humane Society of Utah.

May 24

UTAH’S GO GREY IN MAY 5K TO END BRAIN CANCER Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Run, walk, or roll at Liberty Park to help end brain cancer.

BEAT BEETHOVEN 5K Pleasant Grove Rec Center, Pleasant Grove, UT. Finish the 5K before Beethoven’s 5th Symphony ends (32 minutes).

May 31

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. Proceeds go to two organizations that support women and girls: Girls on the Run and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center.

May 26

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SPORTS-AM CRACK OF DAWN PAJAMA RUN 8K Millcreek, UT. Run down the canyon at this early morning race that starts one mile above Log Haven. Finishes at Olympus Hills Shopping Center.

June 7

VIGOR TRAIL RUNNING SERIES RACE #1 Solitude Mountain Resort, UT. 3-mile trail race.

June 7

RUN FOR REFUGEES Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 5K family fun run with free mango sticky rice afterward. jzurick@burmamission. org, runforrefugees.php

June 7

COUNTRY FEST 5K South Jordan, UT. 5K and 1-mile races followed by parade and carnival.

June 7

K2 5K RUN FOR THE LUV-OLU-TION West Valley Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley, UT. 5K run on Jordan River Parkway trail and kids’ run. Supports 7 different charities.

UTAH XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES PARK CITY Utah Olympic Park, Park City, Utah Kimball Junction, UT. The second race of the Utah XTERRA series. 5K, 10K, and half marathon routes are available.

June 7

May 31

UTAH HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION BLOOD RUN Salt Lake City, UT. Family-friendly 5K run and 1-mile walk at Wheeler Historic Farm. Proceeds go to the Utah Hemophilia Foundation to provide support programs for families with bleeding disorders.

GIRLS ON THE RUN UTAH Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Suport this non-profit or sign up as a running buddy for a girl.

SQUAW PEAK 50-MILE TRAIL RUN Vivian Park, South Fork/ Provo Canyon, Provo, UT. Ultra trail race.

June 7

dates, time and locations are subject to change

June 12

VIGOR TRAIL RUNNING SERIES RACE #2 Solitude Mountain Resort, UT. 3, 5, 8, and 11-mile trail races.

June 13–14

BEAR LAKE MARATHON Bear Lake, Idaho - Utah. We’ve got a Friday morning marathon on the Idaho side of the lake and then a Saturday morning marathon in Utah. Two states, two days, TWO MARATHONS (or half marathons) and all at one amazingly beautiful blue lake. www.

June 14

UTAH VALLEY MARATHON Provo, UT. Marathon, half marathon, 10K, kids '1K. One of country’s best Boston qualifiers.

June 14

DROP 13 HALF MARATHON - AT BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON Brighton Ski Resort, UT. Starts near Brighton Ski Resort and runs 13.1 miles down (3000 feet of elevation loss) into the Salt Lake City area. We plan on this being one of the fastest half marathons you ever do.

June 14

YELLOWSTONE HALF MARATHON West Yellowstone, MT. Majority of the race takes place on a dirt road and trail in Gallatin National Forest. This race is currently sold out.

June 14

TETON DAM MARATHON Teton Dam, Rexburg, ID. 5K/10K/Half/ Full Marathon, 208-372-2309,

June 14

17TH ANNUAL JUDGESRUN 5K FUN WALK & RUN Salt Lake City, UT. 5K fun run and walk. Starts at Highland High School. Finishes at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church. 100% of proceeds go to breast cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Dog and stroller-friendly.

June 14

16 CROSSINGS 20K TRAIL RUN Mack Park, Smithfield, UT. Trail race.

June 15–21

DESERT RATS STAGE RACE Grand Junction, CO. Run to Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli Trail. This is a grueling event will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet it is designed so that less experienced ultrarunners can train for and successfully complete the course.

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June 19

RENEGADE SUMMER 5 MILE TRAIL RUN Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA. Renegade Summer 5-mile trail run.

June 20–21

THE HOMM (HERRIMAN OQUIRRAH MOUNTAIN MARATHON) Herriman, UT. Trail Half (June 20th) Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, 1-mile kid fun run (June 21st).

June 21

AMERICAN FORK CANYON HALF MARATHON & 5K American Fork Canyon, UT. Join us for a half marathon down beautiful American Fork Canyon. Benefits cancer patients in our community.

June 21

SCENIC RIVER CLASSIC Snake River Landing, Idaho Falls, ID. 5K/10K/Half, 208-221-8970,

June 21

COLOR ME RAD 5K - SALT LAKE CITY Washington Square, Salt Lake City, UT. If you’re allergic to the metric system, corn starch, or unbridled joy, you’d probably be more comfortable watching Matlock than at the starting blocks of this colorfilled 5k.

June 21

PARK CITY MINI-TRAIL SERIES 5K Round Valley Trail System, Park City, UT. 5K trail race.,

June 21

MILLIE’S PRINCESS RUN Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 5K and 2K for kids. lisateran@mac. com,

June 21

WESTFEST 5K FAMILY RUN West Valley, UT. Starts at Centennial Park.

June 21

WAHSATCH STEEPLECHASE Salt Lake City, UT. Begin at Memory Grove. Rugged and varied course with a total vertical gain and loss of approximately 9,000'over 17-miles.

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June 27–28

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RAGNAR RELAY WASATCH BACK Logan to Park City, UT. 188-mile, 2-day overnight running relay.

June 28

UTAH XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES JORDANELLE Jordanelle State Park, UT. UT. Trail run series at the Jordanelle Reservior. 5K, 10K, half marathon.

June 28

TO BONE & BACK 40-MILE RELAY Idaho Falls, ID. 40-Miles 8x5 miles, Ultra Marathon, and 5-Mile Run. The majority of participants are runners in 8-person relay teams. For the truly adventurous, the 40-mile ultra marathon is available! For solo runners, the 5-mile run is available. 208-201-8413,

June 28

RUN THROUGH THE LAVENDER 5K AND 1K FAMILY TROT Mona, UT. Experience the vibrant hues and fragrant scent of the lavender fields as you participate in an invigorating 5K (7:00 AM) through Young Living’s scenic farm. Also 1K family race. Lavender Days after with family-friendly activities such as wagon rides, paddle boating, and lavender picking.

June 28

ASPEN BACKCOUNTRY MARATHON Aspen, CO. This full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails.

June 28

SPARTAN BEAST RACE Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. Obstacle course race.

June 28

LOGAN PEAK TRAIL RUN Logan, UT. Begins at Hyrum Gibbons Mt. Logan Park, 1400 E. 350 S. 28 miles. 10-hour cutoff.

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ELECTRIC RUN Lehi, UT. Nighttime 5K with lights, neon, and music followed by an afterparty.

THE CHARIOT RACE 5K/10K Kaysville, UT. The race that caters to stroller pushers.

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PROVO MIDNIGHT RUN - GLOW STICK HALF MARATHON Provo River Parkway Trail System, Provo, UT. Night glow stick run under full moon. Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K


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MURRAY FUN DAYS 5K AND 1K KIDS’ RACE Murray Park, Murray, UT. 801-264-2614, RIVERTON COUNTRY MILE Riverton, UT. 10K, 5K, and 1-mile run. In conjunction with Riverton Town Days.

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• 6/14/14 Teton Dam Marathon 5K/10K/Half/ Full Marathon, Rexburg, Idaho (208) 372-2309, • 6/21/14 Scenic River Classic 5K/10K/Half, Idaho Falls, Idaho 208-221-8970, • 6/28/14 To Bone and Back Relay 40 Miles 8x5miles, Idaho Falls, Idaho (208) 201-8413, • 7/4/14 FireKracker 5K, Idaho Falls, Idaho (208) 243-1045, • 7/9/14 Rush Triathlon, Rexburg, Idaho (208) 372-2309, • 7/12/14 Star Valley Half Marathon, Afton, Wyoming (775) 560-9151, • 7/19/14 Mad Marathon 5K/10K/Half, Idaho Falls, Idaho (208) 881-2028, • 8/23/14 Mesa Falls Marathon 5K/10K, Ashton, Idaho (208) 360-9507, • 8/30/13 Pocatello Marathon 5K/10K/Half/Full, Pocatello, Idaho (208) 681-3710, • 9/20/14 Fitone 5K/10K/Half, Boise, Idaho (208) 381-2243, • 11/27/14 Upper Valley Turkey Trot, 5K/1M, Rexburg, Idaho (208) 881-2028,

Bear Lake Endurance Series

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FIREKRACKER 5K Tautphaus Park, Idaho Falls, ID. 208-243-1045,

July 4 May 26 - Bear Lake Monster Half Marathon: With 1,200 feet

of vertical gain and descent this is a half marathon you’ll brag about finishing. 10K & 5K options, too,

June 13 & 14 - Bear Lake Marathon: Two

states, two days, two marathons, one lake. Run one, run both. 50-state marathon club special - Friday in Idaho, Saturday in Utah. Half Marathon, 10K or 5K, too!

June 21 - Bear Lake Monster Century: Road

cycling tour of the Bear Lake Valley - 120 miles, 100 miles, 75 miles or 50 miles. BBQ at the beach when you finish!

Sept. 1 - Bear Lake Monster Half Marathon: A repeat of our Memorial Day run, but with fall colors on Labor Day!

Sept. 20 - Bear Lake Monster Cross: Dirt road

cycling tour. Bring your cyclocross or mountain bike and enjoy Bear Lake in ways you never imagined. Fall colors, quiet mountain roads and miles of fun.


RUN IN THE PARKS South Coast Family YMCA, Laguna Niguel, CA. Run in the Parks, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run.

July 4

LIBERTY 5K Richfield City Park, Richfield, UT. 5K and Kids’ 1-mile.

July 5

MOAB’S ALPINE TO SLICKROCK 50 MILE Moab, UT. Alpine to Slickrock says it all, where else can you cross three mountain passes at or over 11,000 ft. and finish on beautiful slickrock terrain? The MAS 50 is an ultra that will leave even the most seasoned runner wishing he had trained harder!

July 10

RENEGADE SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES #2 Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA. Evening 5-mile trail run through beautiful Peters Canyon Wilderness Park.

July 11

2014 LEGACY MIDNIGHT RUN GLOW STICK HALF MARATHON Legacy Parkway Trail System, North Salt Lake, UT. A great glow in the dark Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K on the Legacy Parkway Trail System. This event gives free glow sticks for runners to aid them on their run.

July 11-13

HARDROCK HUNDRED ENDURANCE RUN Silverton, CO. An ultramarathon of 100.5 miles in length, plus 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet, at an average elevation of over 11,000 feet. The race is held on a loop course on 4WD roads, dirt trails, and cross country in Southern Colorado’s San Juan Range, USA.

July 12

STAR VALLEY HALF MARATHON Afton, WY. 775-560-9151,

July 12

SPORTS-AM CANYON TO CANYON Morgan County, UT. Starts and finishes at East Canyon Resorts.

July 12

CASCADIA TRAIL SERIES BATTLE @ BIG SPRINGS 8K Big Springs, South Fork Canyon, Provo Canyon, Provo, Ut. The Cascadia Trail Series is built for the beginner (or non) trail runner to expert. Please go like us on Facebook for pictures, results, contests, and updated info.

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PARK CITY MINI-TRAIL SERIES 10K Round Valley Trail System, Park City, UT. 5K trail race. rhielle@r-u-nevents. com,

July 12

STAR VALLEY HALF MARATHON Thayne, WY. Scenic memorial half.,

July 12

HOBBLER HALF MARATHON AND 5K Arts Park, Springville, UT. Half marathon, relay, and 5K. melissa@,

July 12

SKYLINE MOUNTAIN 50 Ogden, UT. 50-mile mountain run.

July 12

BRYCE CANYON HALF MARATHON & 5K Bryce Canyon City, UT. Run a 5K or half marathon through Bryce Canyon National Park! Starts in front of Ruby’s Inn.

July 12

FARMINGTON FESTIVAL DAYS 5K, 10K, HALF-MARATHON & FLAG ROCK Farmington, UT. Festival Days 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Flag Rock Run.

July 18

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 5K run. 21 years old and up only. Refreshments and dinner served after race.

July 18

MIDNIGHT GLOW RUN 10K Mulligans Golf & Games, South Jordan, UT. Nighttime run on Jordan River Trail. adultsports-running.asp

July 18

DASH AT DUSK Pleasant Grove Rec Center, Pleasant Grove, UT. 5K run.

July 18-19

PONDEROSA PINE RELAY 3RD ANNUAL Weiser City Soccer Field, Weiser, ID. This 200-mile, 36-leg overnight running relay event starts in Weiser Idaho and ends in Cascade Idaho. Teams of 6–12 runners.

July 19

SOGONAPMIT MARATHON American Fork Canyon, UT. Marathon.

July 19

UTAH XTERRA TRAIL RUN SERIES WOLF MOUNTAIN Wolf Mountain, Eden, UT. Trail run race routes of 5K and 10K available.

July 19


Center, Logan, UT. Great established fast course. Swim 500 meters at the Logan Aquatics Center, bike 12.5 miles heading west on a country road towards Mendon, then run 3.1 miles along a city park and river trail. Do the course twice for Olympic distance.

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July 19

HEBER VALLEY HALF MARATHON Heber Valley, UT. Run 13.1 miles with majestic Mount Timpanogos overlooking the course.

July 19

SPEEDGOAT 50K Snowbird Resort, UT. Toughest 50K in the U.S. 11,420 feet of climbing and takes place above 7,600 feet, with the majority above 9,200. Rocky, rooty, snowy, and steep.

July 19

DRAPER DAYS 5K Draper, UT. Family-friendly event.

July 19

CRANDALL CANYON MEMORIAL HALF, 10K, 5K Huntington, UT. Race on National Scenic Byway. info@, www.

July 19

SPECIAL OPS RACE Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT. Elite obstacle course race and mud run.

July 19

TIMPANOGOS HALF MARATHON American Fork Canyon, UT. Start at Tibble Fork Reservoir.

July 24

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS BUTLERVILLE DAYS 5K RUN/WALK Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT. 5K Run/Walk. Race starts and finishes at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center located at 7500 S. 2700 East. 801-943-3190, phansen@

July 24

PIONEER DAY RAFT AND RUN Provo Canyon, Provo, UT. Raft down the Provo River then run a 5K race.

HANDCART DAYS HALF MARATHON, 5K, 1K Bountiful, UT. Celebrate Pioneer Day running this half marathon, 5K, or Pioneer Pete’s 1K. HURT IN THE DIRT-NIGHTTIME TRAIL RUN Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, UT. 5K Fun Run! You will need a headlamp.

July 26

THE BLACK DIAMOND STORE HIDDEN PEAK HUSTLE 5K AND 10K Snowbird Resort, UT. A trail run designed as a fun community event. Both 5K and 10K options running on primarily single track have a starting elevation of 8,000’ and approximately 1,000’ of elevation gain/loss.

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July 26

SKIRT IN THE DIRT - WOMEN ONLY Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, UT. Women’s 5K off-road trail run.

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July 26

REDNECK MUD RUN Black Island Farms, Layton, UT. Obstacle course mud run and free kids’ run.

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July 26

MORGAN VALLEY MARATHON Morgan County Fairgrounds, Morgan, UT.

July 31

POTTER RUN 5K Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Whether you be a wizard or a muggle, this race is for you. The Family Fun 5K will satisfy your Post-Potter Depression.

August 2

RUN LIKE A GIRL MIDWAY 5K AND 10K Centennial Park, Midway, UT. All women are invited to compete in the 5K and 10K races! At the retreat we give you a weekend full of fun, excitement, motivation, and learning.


August 2


ROCKY MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON Estes Park, CO. This will be one of the most beautiful courses you will ever run.

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JUPITER PEAK STEEPLE CHASE Park City, UT. A 16-mile +/- trail running

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DESERET NEWS CLASSIC Salt Lake City, UT. Oldest road race in Utah! Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K routes all join the Days of 47 Parade route so you run past thousands of cheering Utahns.

GRAVITY HILL 5K Utah State Capitol (East Side), Salt Lake City, UT. Come support the charity One Hour for Life. Race starts on the East side of the Capitol and ends in beautiful Memory Grove. M.A.D. MARATHON Idaho Falls, ID. Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K/5K and Kids Run. 208-881-2028,


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August 7

KAT’CINA MOSA 100K MOUNTAIN RUN Springville, UT. A very challenging scenic loop course through the Wasatch Mountains above Provo.

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August 2

HIGHLAND 5K & 1-MILE FUN RUN Highland City, UT. www.highlandcity. org/index.aspx?NID=243

August 2

DASH FOR DONATION Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. 5K dash, 2K walk. Honor organ donors and support transplantation.,

August 2

DASH FOR DONATION Weber State University, Ogden, UT. 5K dash, 2K walk. Honor organ donors and support transplantation.,

ROY DAYS 5K RUN AND 2-MILE WALK Roy, UT. Part of Roy Days celebration. RENEGADE SUMMER TRAIL RUN SERIES #3 Cedar Grove Park, Tustin, CA. Evening 5-mile trail run through beautiful Peters Canyon Wilderness Park.

August 8

MIDNIGHT MOON RUN Sandy, UT. 5K, 1-mile races at midnight. sandy.

August 9

BEAVER OUTLAW HALF MARATHON AND 5K Beaver, UT. Scenic half and 5K courses. 435-421-1411, Find us on Facebook.

August 16

KISS ME DIRTY MUD RUN South Jordan, UT. Come lose yourself in a sea of mud, color, foam, and girl power. With this much filthy fun, you just might have to ask someone to “Kiss Me Dirty” when you finish! A portion of proceeds benefits gynecological cancer research.

August 16

RUBY MOUNTAIN RELAY Wells, NV. 184-mile team relay race starts in Lamoille Canyon & ends in Wells City Park. 6- or 12-runner teams.

2014 ESCAPE OGDEN Ogden, UT. 5K on the Ogden River Trail System. Runners are doused with water from water guns and Super Soakers as they try to escape Ogden in their striped prison race t-shirts.

August 9

August 16

August 8–9

TOWER ROCK RUN 10K, 5K & FUN FUN/WALK Manila, UT. Scenic, downhill coures. 435-784-3218 x134, aspx?NID=214

August 9

FAMOUS FRUIT WAY HALF MARATHON North Ogden, UT. Fun and prizes along route overlooking Willard Bay.

PARK CITY MARATHON AND HALF Park City, UT. events/pc-marathon

August 16

VIGOR TRAIL RUNNING SERIES RACE #3 Solitude Mountain Resort, UT. 3, 5, 8, and 11-mile trail races.

August 16

CEDAR EXPRESS 31-MILE RELAY Cedar City, UT. 31-Mile team relay.

August 16

SAPPER JOE TAIL RACE Bluffdale, UT. 15K, 30K, 50K trail races. All courses at Camp Williams.

August 16

SKYLINE MOUNTAIN MARATHON Liberty, UT. 26.2 miles, 4500’ of climbing, 1 punishing, unforgiving, and ridiculously beautiful marathon trail race.

August 16

RUN WITH THE HORSES HALF MARATHON AND 10K Green River, WY. Challenging courses in Wyoming’s high desert country. Finisher medals!

August 16

HOBBLE CREEK HALF MARATHON Mapleton, UT. Fast course with rolling hills.

August 22

SUPER HERO FUN RUN 2.5K South Jordan City Community Center, South Jordan, UT. 1.5-mile superhero costume race.

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MESA FALLS MARATHON Ashton, ID. 208-360-9507,

August 23

FISH LAKE RELAY Fish Lake to Richfield City Park, Richfield, UT. 64.1-mile point to point course through Fish Lake National Forest and Sevier County.

August 23

THE COLOR RUN 5K Washington Square/Library Square, Salt Lake City, UT. Wear white and get covered in color as you walk or run this 5K.

August 23

RUN ELEVATED HALF MARATHON Sandy, UT. Starts at Alta Ski Resort, runners will enjoy 13 miles down Little Cottwood Cannon, past Snowbird, and into Sandy City.

August 30

15TH ANNUAL POCATELLO MARATHON 5K/10K/Half/Full, 208681-3710,

August 30

CASCADIA TRAIL SERIES GRUESOME GRIZZLY 8K CanyonGlen Park, Provo, UT. Built for the beginner (or non) trail runner to expert. Courses get longer and harder throughout the year.

August 30

MAN VS. MUD RUN Cache Valley, UT. 5K obstacle mud run and kids’ races.

August 31

RUN DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON WITH TEAM IN TRAINING Teams forming now. Join the TEAM and receive weekly group training led by experienced, certified coaches. Train to walk or run a half or full marathon or cycle a century ride while helping raise money to cure leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. 801-2816618,

September TBA

FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL RUN Draper, UT. Timed 5K. Proceeds go to help police officer’s families killed in line of duty.

September TBA

SALT LAKE AIDS WALK Salt Lake City, UT. 2.5-mile fundraising walk. www.

September TBA

UINTAH HALF MARATHON Vernal, UT. 13.1-mile run down Dry Fork Canyon.

September 1

FUNKY 5K Park City, UT. Held in conjunction with Miner’s Day. funky5k.

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BEAR LAKE MONSTER RUN-LABOR DAY Laketown, UT. Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. New course! 20/80 dirt/ paved course through Bear Lake’s Round Valley area near Laketown.

September 5-6

WASATCH FRONT 100 MILE ENDURANCE RUN Francis Peak, East Mountain Wilderness Park to Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. Ultra trail race.

September 6

THE CLASSIC RACE 10K/5K Layton, UT. 5K, 10K, kids’ run.

September 6

COLOR ME AMAZING Wolf Mountain, Liberty, UT. Afternoon color 5K followed by concert.

September 6

September 13

BOOTS ‘N BONNETS 5K Pleasant Grove, UT.

September 13

BIG COTTONWOOD MARATHON & HALF Brighton to Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake City, UT. May be the fastest and most beautiful course you will ever run.

September 13

STRUT YOUR MUTT SALT LAKE CITY Liberty Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Bring your dog and walk to support Best Friends Animal Society.

September 13

September 13

MID MOUNTAIN MARATHON Park City, UT. A beautiful single-track trail which begins at just under 8,100' and peaks out at 8,400' as it traverses from Deer Valley Resort to PCMR before descending to the Canyons base area at 6,800'.

September 14

SUNDAY FUN DAY 5K Salt Lake City, UT. Family-friendly event. Benefits Ronald McDonald House.

September 20

CEDAR CITY HALF MARATHON Cedar City, UT. Downhill course through Cedar Canyon.

SOUTH JORDAN HALF MARATHON The Distict, South Jordan, UT. Scenic hill course. recreation/adultsports-running.asp

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September 20

SPANISH FORK HALF MARATHON AND 5K Spanish Fork, UT. Like us on Facebook.

TOP OF UTAH MARATHON Hyrum, UT. Starts at Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area and ends in Logan.

MURDOCK 17 Murdock Trail, Highland, UT. A beautiful 17-mile run along the Murdock Canal!

September 6

TWILIGHT DRAGON RELAY Carey/ Depot Park, McCall, ID. One-day 56-mile, 12-leg relay.

September 6

RIVALRY RELAY Salt Lake City, UT. Cougar and Ute fans show their support for their team in a 60-mile relay from Rice Eccles and Lavell Edwards stadium. Teams consist of 4 to 6 runners.

September 6

MT. NEBO HALF & FULL MARATHON Payson, UT. Starts in Payson Canyon and finishes at Legacy Park. Downhill course.

September 6

PORTER’S HALF MARATHON & 10K Draper, UT. Half Marathon Starts at 7:00 at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Sandy, UT 10k Starts at 7:15am, at Draper City Park (northeast corner).

September 12-13

RED ROCK RELAY-ZION Brian Head Ski Resort to Zion National Park. Teams of 12 run relay-style through 187 miles of southern Utah’s most stunning landscapes.

September 13

RUN THE BIG COTTONWOOD MARATHON WITH TEAM IN TRAINING Teams forming now. Join the TEAM and receive weekly group training led by experienced, certified coaches. Train to walk or run a full marathon while helping raise money to cure leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. 801-281-6618,

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September 20

FIRE STATION RUN Sandy, UT. Run with firefighters around Dimple Dell from one fire station to another.

September 20

GRIZZLY TRACKS 5K Dinosaur Park, Ogden, UT. 5K route along Ogden River Parkway. Enter Dinosaur Park for free on race day.

September 21–27

GRAN TO GRAND ULTRA Kanab, UT. Racers bused to start at North Rim of Grand Canyon, 6 stages, 7 days, selfsupported foot race, 170 miles.

September 26–27

THE BEAR 100-MILE ENDURANCE RACE Logan, UT. Race begins in Logan and ends at Bear Lake. 801563-3647,,

September 27

2014 LAYTON MARATHON - 5TH ANNUAL Antelope Island, Layton, UT. Starts on Antelope Island and runs 10 Miles across the island with views of the Great Salt Lake to the East.

September 27

SPORTS-AM HIDDEN PEAK Snowbird, UT. 6K run on Snowbird’s trails.

WHEELIN’ JAZZ 5K RUN, WALK, ROLL Veterans Memorial Park, West Jordan, UT. Wear your Utah Jazz gear! Supports wheelchair recreation therapy.

September 27

CHOSEN SALT LAKE HALF MARATHON Ron Wood Memorial Park, West Jordan, UT. Half marathon, 5K, kids’ fun run.

October TBA

WITCHES BREW HA HA Gardner Village, West Jordan, UT. 5K witchthemed run or walk on Jordan River Parkway. Medallion for participants.

October TBA

RUNNING SCARED 5K Herriman, UT. Halloween costume 5K and 10K. Kids 7 and under race free.

October 4

ST. GEORGE MARATHON St. George, UT. Registration opens April 1st.

October 4

ZOMBIE 5K & KIDS CANY RUN Draper, UT. Date: October TBA. Dress up in your Halloween best! Look out for creepy Zombies along the course! Halloween lights, glow sticks, hot chocolate, and more!

October 4–5

TIMP TRAIL 50K ELD RUN & HALF MARATHON Orem, UT. Start in Timpanogos Park. Challenging off-road races.

THE NORTH FACE ENDURANCE CHALLENGE Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT. 50-mile, 50K, marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and kids’ run. www.thenorthface. com/en_US/endurance-challenge

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September 27

HUNTSVILLE MARATHON Huntsville, UT. Full Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, and Children’s Fun Run. Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Last year’s races sold out!!

HUNTSMAN SENIOR GAMES 5K AND HALF MARATHON St. George, UT. For participants 50 and older.

October 10


SPY Riverton, UT. Non-competitive nighttime 5K and 1-mile eye spy course with prizes for kids.

October 11

NEWSPAPER ROCK 10K AND 26K Monticello, UT. 10K in Indian Creek Recreation Area. New 26K this year.,

October 11

ESCALANTE CANYONS MARATHON AND 10-MILER Boulder, UT. Scenic courses finishing in Escalante.

October 11

PLOD N’ PITCH 5K FUN RUN Soldier Hollow Legacy Park, Midway, UT. You and your partner pumpkin will run a timed 5K and if you manage to bring this partner back in undamaged, you’ll receive an official time... You will then be given the choice to pitch your partner pumpkin for additional time off your already blistering 5K race pace, or keep the time you have.

October 11

CASCADIA TRAIL SERIES TRAIL @ TRAIL 51 15K North Orem Bonneville Shoreline Trailhead, Orem, UT. Built for the beginner (or non) trail runner to expert. Like us on Facebook.

October 11

PINK SERIES UTAH HALF MARATHON & 5K Newpark Hotel, Park City, UT. Utah’s first ladies-only half marathon! 5K also offered.

October 11

RED ROCK RELAY-PARK CITY Park City, UT. One-day, 75-mile, 6-person relay.

October 12

MUFFINS AND MIMOSAS 5K Park City, UT. 21 and up.

October 12-13

24 HOURS OF BOULDER Boulder, CO. 24-hour team relay race.

October 17

PONY EXPRESS TRAIL 50 OR 100 Lookout Pass, Tooele County, UT. Run in the wild west on the historic Pony Express Trail in western Utah. 100- or 50-mile course. 100% dirt road and only has about 1,000 feet elevation gain.

October 18

LAKE POWELL HALF MARATHON Lake Powell, Page, AZ. Starts in Page and ends at Stateline Marina.

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October 18

FRARY PEAK HILL CLIMB 2014 Syracuse, UT. Check website for updates.

October 18

GREAT PUMPKIN RACE AND TRUNK-OR-TREAT South County Pool, Riverton, UT. Halloween-themed 5K and 10K. Registration includes swimming after and pumpkin picking.

October 18

AUTUMN RUSH 5K/10K Manila Creek Park, Pleasant Grove, UT. 5K and 10K runs.

October 18

CORNER CANYON ULTRA TRAIL RUN 50K/25K Andy Ballard Equestrian Park, Corner Canyon, Draper, UT. 50K and 25K trail runs.

October 19

THE OTHER HALF, 13.1-MILE RUN Moab, UT. Stunning redrock and mountain views accompany you along the Colorado River. Finisher medals, food, music and microbrews await you at the finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort.

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October 25

SAVE A SISTER 10K/5K & 1-MILE WALK St. George, UT. Supports Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

October 26

HALLOWEEN HALF MARATHON 5K, 10K & 1K KIDS’ RUN Salt Creek Beach Park, Dana Point, CA.

November 1

DONUT DASH 5K Run, eat donuts, run. Finish at Memory Grove. Salt Lake City, UT.

November 1

SNOW CANYON HALF MARATHON, 5K, TUFF KIDS Snow Canyon High School, St. George, UT.

November 1

PURPLE DASH 5K South Jordan, UT. 5K out-and-back course. Wear purple for epilepsy awareness.

November 1

TURKEY TROT 5K RACE AND 1-MILE RUN Lone Peak Park, Sandy, UT. Timed 5K race.

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DINO DASH 10K, 5K 2K FUN RUN The Market Place, Tustin, CA.

November 8

SPECTRUM ACADEMY TURKEY TROT Spectrum Academy, North Salt Lake, UT. 5K, 10K and 1-mile FUN Run supporting education of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Winners take home a Thanksgiving turkey!

November 8

MUSTACHE DACHE Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. 5K to support Movember and Men’s Health.

November 8

THANKSGIVING CRAZY COURSE FUN RUN Draper, UT. 3-mile Thanksgiving run on roads, grass, and dirt trails. Finisher medals for all. 1st place in each division gets a turkey!

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November 14–16

TRI STATES 50-MILE SPRINT RELAY RACE Veyo, UT. Teams of 5! Unlimited exchanges!

November 22

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2014 SANTA RUN - SALT LAKE CITY Gateway Mall, Salt Lake City, UT. Run in full Santa Suit! Milk and cookie stops to aid the Santa’s on their journey. Followed by Light Up the Night Ceremony. FREEZE YOUR COOKIES OFF 5K American Fork Rec Center, American Fork, UT. 5K followed by cookie buffet.,

TURKEY TROT 5K FUN RUN Richfield City Office, Richfield, UT. www. MESQUITE TRI STATES MARATHON Mesquite, NV. Run in UT, AZ, NV! Half Marathon and 5K. One-way course!

November 22

BUTCH CASSIDY 10K/5K Springdale, UT. Scenic course along Virgin River to Grafton ghost town. NAPA VALLEY HARVEST HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K™ Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA. Road race starts and finishes on the Calistoga High School track

November 8

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DISNEYLAND AVENGERS HALF MARATHON WEEKEND Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. Half, 5K, and kids’ races. On-course entertainment and finisher medals for all.

November 15

HOLIDAY HEROES 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUNRiverton, UT. Give to those in need during the holidays! Finishers

VALLEY OF FIRE HALF MARATHON, 10K & 5K Valley of Fire State Park, NV.

November 22

HOLIDAY TURKEY TROT Smithfield Recreation Center, Smithfield, UT. 10K, 5K, 1-mile runs.

November 23

TURKEY TRI & PUMPKIN PIE KIDS DUATHLON Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, San Dimas, CA. Races for adults and kids.

RUN MOAB Canyonlands Half Marathon March 21, 2015

Rated “one of the top 25 half marathons in the country” by Runner’s World Magazine.

Thelma & Louise Half Marathon June 7, 2014

Get your cowgirl on and make a run for it!

The Other Half October 19, 2014

Named as one of “14 fantastic destination 13.1 milers” by Runner’s World Magazine.

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS THANKSGIVING 5K RUN/WALK Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center, Cottonwood Heights, UT. Thanksgiving morning tradition. Race is limited to 2,000 so register early.801-943-3190,

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SPORTS-AM COLD TURKEY RUN Millcreek or Salt Lake City, UT. Thanksgiving Day run in Millcreek or City Creek Canyon.

November 27

UTAH FOOD BANK’S HUMAN RACE 5K, 10K Draper Factory Outlet Mall, 12101 S. State St., Draper, UT.

November 27

THANKSGIVING DAY 10K, 5K, 1K South Davis Recreation Center, 550 North 200 West, Bountiful, UT. 10K, 5K, 1K.

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TOQUERVILLE TRAILS TURKEY TROT Toquerville, UT. Thanksgiving morning races. 1.7 miles or 3.1 miles. Not a road race (think soft sand and rough rocks).

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TURKEY LEG 5K RUN/WALK AND KIDS’ 1K Heritage Park, Farmington, UT. Family 5K and 1K.

November 27

EARN YOUR TURKEY! Orem Fitness Center, Orem, UT. 4-mile run, 2-mile health walk, kids’ races. Lots of turkeys and pies given away! thanksgiving

November 27

PILGRIM 5K Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, UT. All racers are given historically inaccurate Pilgrim costumes to wear on a run through Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

November 29

2014 SANTA RUN - OGDEN Ogden, UT. All runners get a Santa Suit to run in. Milk and cookie stops (with water) on course. Followed by a Christmas Parade.

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December TBA

The Great Saltair, Magna, UT. Third in a 3-race series. The course is an out and back starting near the Saltair parking lot.

December 6


JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR ARTHRITIS Salt Lake City, UT. Holiday 5K run or walk. WINTER SUN 10K Moab, UT. A fast course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food at this 10K.


2014 SANTA RUN - PROVO The Shops at Riverwoods, Provo, UT. All runners get a Santa Suit to run in. Milk and cookie stops (with water) on course. Followed by a Christmas concert.

SKATENOW: SKATE LESSON CLASSES Skate lessons with Utahs’ only skate school with certified instructors. Lessons for Inline and Quad/Derby, all levels. Ongoing throughout spring-summerfall. ph/fax: 801-944-5516,,www.facebook. com/theSKATENOWshop,

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December 6

DEATH VALLEY TRAIL MARATHON & HALF MARATHON™ Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA. Scenic wilderness trail run.

December 13

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS 12K & 25K™ Angel Island State Park, Tiburon, CA. Hilly loop trail circumnavigating Angel Island.

December 31

BEAT THE NEW YEAR 5K Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, UT. Organized by Salt Lake City Track Club. Finish before midnight to receive an award.

January TBA 2015

DISNEYLAND TINKERBELL HALF MARATHON WEEKEND Disneyland, Anaheim, CA. Half, 10K, 5K, kids’ races. On-course entertainment and finisher medals for all.

January 31

WINTER RUNNING SERIES 5K The Great Saltair, Magna, UT. Organized by Salt Lake City Track Club and sponsored by New Balance Salt Lake, this is first in a 3-race series. The course is an out and back starting near the Saltair parking lot.

February 7

RUN LIKE A GIRL RETREAT 5K AND 1/2 MARATHON 2015 Town Square, St. George, UT. 5K and half marathon.

February 14

WINTER RUNNING SERIES 10K The Great Saltair, Magna, UT. Second in a 3-race series. The course is an out and back starting near the Saltair parking lot.

February 28

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. ph/fax: 801-944-5516,, www.facebook. com/theSKATENOWshop,


SALTAIR DUATHLON RACE ONE Magna, UT. Run-Bike-Run events on the closed course at the Great Saltair. Each event is a 5K Run, 18-Mile Bike and 5K Run.

April 5

SHAC TRIATHLON St. George, UT. Sprint/Relay/Kids Triathlon.

April 12

2014 LEGACY DUATHLON North Salt Lake, UT. Run-bike-run on Legacy Parkway Trail.

April 12

VINEYARD DUATHLON Vineyard Town Hall, 240 East Gammon Rd., Vineyard, UT. Runbike-run.

April 26

SALTAIR DUATHLON RACE TWO Magna, UT. Run-Bike-Run events on the closed course at the Great Saltair. Each event is a 5K Run, 18-mile Bike and 5K Run.

May 3

NAPA VALLEY VINTAGE TRIATHLON (HALF-IRON DISTANCE) Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA.


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NAPA VALLEY TRIATHLON (SPRINT DISTANCE) Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA.

May 10

SOUTH DAVIS SPLASH-N-SPRINT South Davis Recreation Center, 550 N. 200 W. Bountiful, UT. Sprint, relay, and novice divisions.

May 17

XTERRA RENEGADE OFF-ROAD TRI, OFF -ROAD DUATHLON Frank G. Bonelli Park, 120 Via Verde Park Road, San Dimas, CA. 1/2 mile swim, 15 mile (2-loop) bike, and 3 mile trail run is challenging enough for the seasoned triathlete yet short enough to entice novices.

May 17

WOMEN OF STEEL TRIATHLON American Fork Fitness Center, 454 North Center Street, American Fork, UT. Sprint and relay divisions.

♦ triathlon & multisports June 7

SHARK ATTACH TRIATHLON South Country Pool, Riverton, UT. Race is designed for the novice triathlete, but offers a great early season warm-up, brick session, or friendly competition between groups of experienced triathletes.

June 7

DINOTRI 2014 Vernal, UT. “One of Utah’s best events” Cycling Utah Magazine. Olympic, sprint, and kids’ races.

June 7

DAYBREAK TRIATHLON 2014 North Shore and Oquirrh Lake, South Jordan, UT. Sprint, Olympic, and Aqua-Velo divisions offered.

June 14

June 7

GREAT SALT LAKE OPEN WATER SWIM Great Salt Lake Marina, Salt Lake City, UT. Experience swimming in one of the most unique (and saltiest) bodies of water on the planet! 1-mile and 8-mile point-to-point swims with wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.

LUNATIC TRIATHLON Price, UT. Begins at 10:00 p.m. Find us on Facebook,

June 29

TRI BOULDER Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO. Sprint and Olympic distances.

July 7–10

MOUNTAIN SPORTS CAMP Snowbird Resort, UT. Ages 10-15. Enjoy the mountain playground while learning new skills in a variety of activities. Mountain bike, trail run, swim, hike, and climb with professional coaches. Participating youth will be coached in specific sports in morning and afternoon sessions, and have access to Snowbird’s many other summer activities during a lunch break.

Murray Fun Days 5K Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 8:00 am Sponsored by Murray Parks & Recreation

July 19

July 20

June 14

SAND HOLLOW TRI Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, UT. Sprint and Olympic Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K Run, Kids Tri, Youth Tri.

BEAR LAKE MONSTER SWIM Start at Bear Lake Marina and swim across the lake (about 7 miles) to Cisco Beach on the other side. Open to solo swimmers and two- to six-person relay teams.

June 14

May 31

May 31

July 19

ROCK CLIFF Jordanelle Reservoir, UT. Sprint and Olympic distances.

SALEM SPRING Salem, UT. Sprint triathlon. COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS TRI THE HEIGHTS SPRINT TRIATHLON Cottonwood Heights, UT. Sprint Triathlon: Swim 400 meters, bike 10.9 miles, and run 5k. Register in person at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center or on

XTERRA MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP Beaver Creek Resort, Avon, CO. Off-road race in the Rockies with $15,000 pro prize purse and amateur age-group prizes. Sprint Distance course offered for those not quite ready to leap into the full XTERRA event. Points are not awarded for this race.

OUTDOOR TRIATHLON AND HEALTH FAIR Herriman, UT. Sprint, relay, and kids’ divisions. Indoor pool swim, road bike, and run.

RIVER RAMPAGE TRIATHLON Green River State Park, 450 South Green River Blvd., Green River, UT. Sprint, Olympic, and relay divisions.

May 31

July 19

ALCATRAZ XXXIV ESCAPE FROM THE ROCK™ Alcatraz/Aquatic Park, San Francisco, CA. Swim from Alcatraz with a 7-mile run.

August 6

I CAN TRI Alta Canyon Sports Center, Sandy, UT. 400M swim, 9-mile bike, 5K run.

August 9

HERRIMAN BLACK RIDGE TRIATHLON Black Ridge Reservoir, Herriman, UT. Sprint distance.

August 9

DEER CREEK OPEN WATER MARATHON SWIM Deer Creek Reservoir, Wallsburg Bay, UT. Choose from 1-mile, 5K, 10K, or 10-mile distances.

August 16

RUSH TRIATHLON Rexburg, ID. Olympic and sprint distances. 208372-2309,

August 16

SNOWBIRD ADVENTURE RACE Snowbird, UT. Challenging adventure race combining biking, running, trekking, ropes skills, and navigation. Covers 25-50 miles in a 6-hour period.

July 26

August 16

HURT IN THE DIRT-OFF ROAD DUATHLON Fort Buenaventura, Ogden, UT. Run, Bike, Run, Bike. The course runs through trees, over obstacles, through water, sand, dirt, and mud.

RED HILLS TRIATHLON Richfield City Pool, Richfield, UT. Beginner: 225-meter swim (9 pool lengths), 5-mile bike, 1.25-mile run; Sprint: Quarter-mile swim (17 pool lengths), 12.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run.

August 1–3

August 16

MOUNTAIN SPORTS CAMP Snowbird Resort, UT. Enjoy the mountain playground while learning new skills in a variety of activities. Mountain bike, trail run, swim, hike, and climb with professional coaches. Participating youth will be coached in specific sports in morning and afternoon sessions, and have access to Snowbird’s many other summer activities during a lunch break.

August 23

THE UTAH HALF Utah Lake State Park, UT. Long course tri: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run triathlon.

August 24

August 2

LAYTON TRIATHON Layton, UT. Sprint, Mini Sprint, Olympic, Relay, and Kids Triathlon.

Murray Park Entrance Off of State Street. Kids race starts 9:00 am 1/2 mile. Race bibs can be picked up between 7:007:45 am on the day of the race at Constitutional Circle at west end of Murray Mark. Race bags can be picked up after the race. No day of Race Registrations!! No Bandits please!

TRIATHAMOM South County Pool, Riverton, UT. Sprint distance. Beginners encouraged, experts welcome.

LAKE TAHOE SHARKFEST® SWIM Lake Tahoe, CA. One-mile swim.


$20 Early Bird Registration by June 20 $25 June 21 to 30 $18 USTT&F Members by June 20 $10 Kids Race until June 30 Great food and prize drawing for all participants! Awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd each division. Prize drawing for all participants!

Register at Murray Parks and Recreation or USTAF LDS Road Racing Circuit online at Call for barcode and Top 3 open male and Female and top 3 masters pin number. Male and Female receive cash prizes. 1st place $100, 2nd place $75 and 3rd place $50. For more info, call 801 264-2614 or go to All racers receive a t-shirt. www.murray.utah.rec to download race form

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AQUA TRIATHLON Seven Peaks Water Park, 1330 East 300 North, Provo, UT. Sprint distance.

September 1

MURRAY YOUTH AND FAMILY TRIATHLON Murray Park, Murray, UT. USAT recommended Super Sprint distances for youth. Distances vary with age. Jo Garuccio, jo@, 801-566-9727,

September 1

SOUTH DAVIS LABOR DAY TRI South Davis Recreation Center 550 North 200 West, Bountiful, UT. Sprint, relay, novice divisions.

September 6

CAMP YUBA Yuba Reservoir, Yuba State Park, Levan, UT. Just a half hour south of Utah County. All campsites reserved for triathletes and their families.

September 6

HUGS FOR TUG WOMEN’S TRI FAITH OFF-ROAD TRI Jordanelle Reservoir and Deer Valley, UT. All women’s off-road triathlon, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Deer Valley Resort and the blue waters of Jordanelle Reservoir! Proceeds from this race benefit women and children across the globe.

♦ triathlon & multisports ♦ utah summer games September 12

2014 BEAR LAKE MAN TRIATHLON - LONG/HALF 70+ Bear Lake, UT. Half/Long 70+ course.

September 13

2014 BEAR LAKE BRAWL TRIATHLON - OLYMPIC/SPRINT Bear Lake, UT. Sprint and Olympic course.

September 13

KOKOPELLI TRIATHLON Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane, UT.

September 20–21

XTERRA UTAH Snowbasin Resort, Ogden, UT. The invite-only XTERRA off-road tri Nationals is Saturday, Sept. 20, along with full and half-distance XTERRA Utah races open to everyone. The XTERRA Trail Run Nationals half-marathon is Sunday, Sept. 21, accompanied by 5K and 10K trail runs.

September 28

RENEGADE M3 (MAGIC MOUNTAIN MAN) TRIATHLON Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA. Olympic/ International and Sprint distance events.

October 4

Natatorium, 560 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, UT.

TRI, GIRL, TRI™ - ALL WOMEN’S SPRINT TRIATHLON Putah Canyon Recreation Area, Napa, CA.

April 25–26 UTAH SUMMER AMES - SOCCER INDOOR SUU Multipurpose Building, 654 W. 300 South, Cedar City, UT.

October 11

2014 POWELL3 TRIATHLON CHALLENGE Lake Powell Resort, Wahweep Marina, Page, AZ. USAT Sprint and Olympic Distance in Wahweep Marina for Lake Powell.


- GOLF - ADULT Cedar Ridge Golf Course, 200 E. 900 North, Cedar City, UT.


October 18

TRICK OR TRI Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, St. George, UT. Sprint, Olympic, relay, kids’ divisions.

November 8

TELOS TURKEY TRI & 5K TURKEY TROT Orem Fitness Center, 665 W. Center St., Orem, UT. Splash distance.


GAMES - BASKETBALL - 9TH/JV/ VARSITY SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, UT. June 6–7 UTAH SUMMER GAMES -HORSESHOES Cedar City Horseshoe Park, 625 N. 150 East, Cedar City, UT.


GAMES - TRAPSHOOTING Cedar City Trap Club, Kitty Hawk Way, 1150 W. 1200 North, Cedar City, UT.



April 17–19 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - BOWLING Cedar Bowling Center, 421 E. Hwy 91, Cedar City, UT.

June 7 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - ARM WRESTLING SUU Sharwin Smith Theater, Cedar City, UT.


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EQUESTRIAN (ALL BREED AMATEUR SHOW) Cross Hollows Events Center, 11 N. Cross Hollow Drive, Cedar City, UT.


- IRON MAN MOTO TRAILS Three Peaks Recreation Area, West end of Midvalley Road, Enoch, UT.

June 11 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - EQUESTRIAN - BARRELS & POLES YOUTH Cross Hollows Event Center, Highway 56, Cedar City, UT.

June 11–14 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - PISTOL SHOOTING Iron County Shooting Range, Iron County, UT.

June 11–14 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - SOCCER YOUTH 29 Soccer Fields in Cedar City, Parowan, and Enoch, UT.

June 12–14 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - RACQUETBALL - SINGLES Sorenson PE Building, SUU, 560 W. University Blvd, Cedar City, UT.

June 12–14 UTAH SUMMER

♦ utah summer games ♦ watersports June 14 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - 5K/RUN Cedar Canyon Riverwalk/ Main Street Park, Cedar City, UT.

June 14 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - EQUESTRIAN - BARRELS & POLES ADULT Cross Hollows Event Center, Highway 56, Cedar City, UT.


- KARATE Canyon View High School, Main Gym, 166 W. 1925 North, Cedar City, UT.

June 16–18 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - BASKETBALL - 5TH THRU 8TH GRADE SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, UT.


- BASKETBALL SKILLS Cedar High School, 703 W. 600 South, Cedar City, UT.

June 18–21 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - RIFLE SHOOTING Iron County Shooting Range

June 12–14 UTAH SUMMER

June 19–21 UTAH SUMMER

- 10K Cedar Canyon Riverwalk/ Main Street Park, Cedar City, UT. June 13–14 UTAH SUMMER GAMES - GYMNASTICS - GIRLS SUU Centrum Arena, 109 S 800 W, Cedar City, UT.

GAMES - BASKETBALL - ADULT SUU Centrum Arena & other Gymnasiums located within Cedar City, UT.

June 19–21 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - RACQUETBALL DOUBLES Sorenson PE Building, SUU, 560 W. University Blvd, Cedar City, UT.

June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER

June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER


June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER

ICEBREAKER REGATTA Provo, UT. Sailors come join the Utah Sailing Association, for all day sail, beach party & how to get more speed clinic! Bring your catamaran, dinghy, or keelboat! Contact: Brett Bingham

GAMES - ARCHERY SUU Centrum Field, 49 S. 800 West, Cedar City, UT. Practice, June 27th.

GAMES - TABLE TENNIS Cedar Middle School Gym, 2215 W. Royal Hunt Dr., Cedar City, UT.

May 3

GAMES - TRACK & FIELD Eccles Coliseum, 99 S. 1100 West, Cedar City, UT.

May 9–10

June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER

MOONLIGHT CANOEING AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. A night on the river under the moonlight with wildlife spotting along the Provo River. After an evening of exploration, enjoy s’mores by the fire.

GAMES - ULTIMATE FRISBEE Canyon View High School, 166 W. 1925 North, Cedar City, UT.

June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER

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

May 23-26

MEMORIAL WEEKEND, SEASON OF SUN KICKOFF Bear Lake, UT. Join the Utah Sailing Association on the beautiful turquoise waters of Bear Lake. Sailing & Racing clinics will be held at Rendezvous Beach Contact: Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521,

- BASS FISHING Sand Hollow - 4405 W. 3600 South, Hurricane, UT.

June 19–21 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - BASEBALL Cedar Baseball Complex, Cedar High School, Canyon View High School, Bicentennial Softball Complex, Cedar City, UT.


June 28–29 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - SOCCER 3X3 Bicentennial Soccer Fields, 827 N. Iron Mission Pkwy, Cedar City, UT.


GAMES - SWIMMING SUU Natatorium, 560 West University Blvd., Cedar City, UT. GAMES - VOLLEYBALL - INDOOR ADULT Cedar High School, 703 W. 600 South; Canyon View High School Auxilary Gym, 166 W. 1925 North; SUU Sorenson PE Building, 560 W. University Blvd, Cedar City, UT. CO-ED, Thursday Women’s, Fri-Sat.

June 20–21 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - DANCE Canyon View High School, Auditorium, 166 W. 1925 North, Cedar City, UT. Solo, Duet & Trio Routines.


- EQUESTRIAN-REINING AND WORKING COW HORSE Cross Hollows Event Center, 11 North Cross Hollows Drive, Cedar City, UT.

June 7-8

USA SUMMER GAMES REGATTA Provo, UT. Hosted by the: Utah Sailing Association, in conjunction with the Utah Lake Festival. For more information & online registration Contact: Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521


- TAE KWON DO Canyon View High School, Main Gym, 166 W. 1925 North, Cedar City, UT.

June 26–28 UTAH SUMMER

June 13–14

GAMES - CYCLING Righthand Canyon, Lund Hwy, Desert Mound, Cedar City, UT.

MOONLIGHT CANOEING AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. A night on the river under the moonlight with wildlife spotting along the Provo River. After an evening of exploration, enjoy s’mores by the fire.

June 27–28 UTAH SUMMER

GAMES - FITTEST IN UT SUU Eccles Coliseum, 1078 W. 200 South, Cedar City, UT



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RED FLEET STATE PARK PADDLE FEST Red Fleet State Park, Vernal, UT. Bring your own paddle craft or try one of the many different types provided by vendors. 435-789-6614, stateparks.

July 3-6

Lake Yacht Club & the Utah Sailing Association on the pristine glacial waters of Fremont Lake, Wyoming Skippers meeting and registration at the Lakeside Lodge. Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521,

August 29–September 1

INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND M.O.A.B. Bear Lake, UT. Join the Utah Sailing Association at Bear Lake for the Gumball Rally regatta & dinner party at Rendezvous Beach. Catamaran, Dinghy Sailing & Racing clinics will be held Friday & Saturday Contact: Brett Bingham, 801815-2521,

LABOR DAY WEEKEND & LABEAU LE MANS GRAND PRIX 20 Bear Lake, UT. Sail with the Utah Sailing Association on the gorgeous turquoise waters of Bear Lake. Le Mans Grand Prix 20 at Rendezvous Beach. Skippers meeting and registration at the Willow #3 Pavilion. Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521,

July 11–12

September 5–6

August 8–9

October 27

MOONLIGHT CANOEING AT CLAS ROPES COURSE A night on the river under the moonlight with wildlife spotting along the Provo River. After an evening of exploration, enjoy s’mores by the fire.

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MOONLIGHT CANOEING AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. A night on the river under the moonlight with wildlife spotting along the Provo River. After an evening of exploration, enjoy s’mores by the fire.

MOONLIGHT CANOEING AT CLAS ROPES COURSE 3606 W. Center Street, Provo, UT. A night on the river under the moonlight with wildlife spotting along the Provo River. After an evening of exploration, enjoy s’mores by the fire. UTAH SAILING ASSOCIATION OKTOBERFEST Ogden, UT. Join the Utah Sailing Association for an Autumn sail & beach party at Pine View Reservoir Meet at the Port boat ramp. Brett Bingham, 801-815-2521,

August 9–10

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