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Friday, April 10, 2015

May Running Races in Utah!


  This was a long busy crazy week for me.  They have been lately to be honest.  I am really looking forward to this 2 week break between semesters.  Boy do I need it.

I am (mostly) thankful that training for these races falls right in my busy months.  I have the Salt Lake City half next weekend, and the Utah Valley marathon in June.  I have to say, putting these races on the books has been forcing me to run and has been a good stress reliever for those crazy days.   

If you are as stressed out as me (if that is possible?) and need some motivation to lace up your sneakers, I HIGHLY encourage you to sign up for a local race.  Having that race on the calendar always helps me run more consistently which is the end goal (not any silly races).

Below, I compiled a list of races here in Utah next month.   There are SO many that I just tried to pick a few for each weekend that sounded fun and include a range of run to more serious races.

Click Here to head on over to Running In The USA to see a list of races in your state! 

Work Hard.  Play Harder. 

May 2:  Amasa Trail Runs 15.5, 9.5, 6.5 miles (Moab)
             Chaos 5k (SLC)
             May the fourth be with you 5k (West Jordan)
             N.O. Limits Half Marathon (North Ogden)
             Provo City Half Marathon and 5k (Provo)
             River Rail Relay 50m Relay (West Jordan)

May 5:  Cinco de Mayo Summit 5k (Orem)

May 9:  Bonneville Shoreline Trail 5k (Centerville)
             Dino Half Marathon (Vernal)
             Fly with the flock 5k (2.5k kids) (Ogden)
             Goldilocks Salt Lake, 13.1, 10k, 5k (South Jordan)
             Haiti's Kanaval Run 10k, 5k kids run (SLC)
             Koman SLC Race For Thre Cure 5k (SLC)
            Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon half marathon 10k, 5k, (Cottonwood Heights)

May 16:  Festival of Roses 5k (Draper)
                Huff to Bluff Marathon and Half Marathon (Blanding)
                Hurricane Mud Run (Hurricane)
                Legacy River Run 10k and 6k (South Jordan)
                Ogden Marathon, 13.1 and 5k (Ogden)

May 22:  Midnight 5k (St George)

May 23:  5k Zombie Run (SLC)
                Alpine Classic Half and 5k (Alpine)
                Color Me Rad 5k (SLC)
                Scandinavian Festival Fun RUn  13.1 10k 5k (Ephraim)
                Thrillseeker Experience 5k Obstacle course (SLC)
May 25:   Go Grey in May to end brain cancer 5k (SLC)

May 30:   Boys Chase Girls Half Marathon and 5k (Huntsville)
                 Girls On The Run 5k (Sugarhouse)
                 Park City Wild Half Marathon 10k, 5k (Park City)
                 The Great Inflatable Race 5k (Murray)
                 Timp Trail Marathon and Half Marathon (Provo)


  1. Confession: I signed up for a race that I did not run last month. In my defense it was 15 degrees and I didn't wanna.
    Confession 2: I was wanting to run a half this weekend, and then I stopped training. So I'm not doing it. But I am still planning for the May 31st half. Clearly it will be another slow one.

    1. A. I adore your honesty
      B. 15 degrees is not meant for running- never mind paying and racing on it- Good decision

      And you have plenty of time for that May 31 half!

  2. One way to get back into being motivated to run is sign up for a race! My favorite one is coming up! Called Elevate 5k in Orem, UT! You should come run it with me! :)

    1. Tedi! I will be in CT April 30 to May 12 so I wont be here for that! But I would love to run a race together- what else is on your running agenda? Lets plan something!

    2. The only other race that I've signed up for is the Huntsville Marathon in September. I haven't found any other ones to run yet. I will let you know when I do! :)

  3. I'm running the SLC half next weekend too! What pace are you planning to run?

    If you are looking for a race in August, I recommend the Park City half. It was my first half last summer and I had a great time!


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