Deseret News Marathon, Half, 10k, and 5k

 
Race Date: 7/24/2018   5:30 AM
Registration Time: No "day of race" registration
Race Type Is: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
Race Event Address: 600 E 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105, Salt Lake County
Race Event Location: Liberty Park
Event Features:
  • Digital Time Tracking (chip Timing)
  • Online event registration available
  • Online result reporting
  • Prizes, T-shirts, Awards, Food, Other Events
Event Website Address: https://www.deseretnews.com/marathon
Register for Race Here: https://register.growtix.com/e/deseret_n...
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Event Fee: Pre-Registration Fee:  $70

Description of Race Events

First run in 1970, the Deseret News Marathon is the oldest road race in Utah and the 4th oldest marathon west of the continental divide. The marathon follows the path the Utah pioneers traveled when they first entered the valley. This event is truly a part of Utah’s heritage!

Marathon Start 5:30 AM
Half Marathon Start 6 AM
10K Start 6 AM
5K Start 7 AM

PACKET PICKUP
Salt Lake City Marriott University Park 480 S. Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108

July 21 and 23 (No Sunday Pickup) - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*Late registrants may have to be sent a race shirt after the race

There is no race day packet pickup.

TRANSPORTATION
Marathon Buses will pick up runners from Rice-Eccles Stadium promptly from 3:30 am – 3:45 am to shuttle runners to the start line location. These buses will be lined up along the west side of the stadium. It is your responsibility to arrive early enough to park and be seated on a bus in time to ride to the top of Big Mountain. Do not plan on driving to the top. The marathon starts at 5:30 a.m. After the race there will be shuttle buses at the finish line area lined up along 700 East of Liberty Park to transport runners back to their vehicles at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Due to the state holiday, the parade and the race route closures and traffic, these shuttle buses will take some time to make their rounds so plan accordingly.

For the Half Marathon Buses will pick up runners from Rice-Eccles Stadium from 4:15 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. to transport runners to the start line location. The buses will be lined up along the west side of Rice-Eccles stadium. Do not plan on driving to the start line as Emigration Canyon will be closed! After the race there will be shuttle buses at the finish line area lined up along 700 East of Liberty Park to transport runners back to their vehicles at Rice-Eccles stadium. Due to the state holiday, the parade and the race route closures and traffic, these shuttle buses will take some time to make their rounds so plan accordingly.

All 10K runners need to get to Research Park at the University of Utah on their own. There are numerous parking lots around the area to park in, however as there is only one main road in and out of the Research Park and over 1,000 10k runners, be sure to arrive early to account for traffic. After the race, there will be shuttle buses lined up along 700 East of Liberty Park to transport runners back to their cars at Research Park. Due to the state holiday, the parade and the race route closures and traffic, these shuttle buses will take some time to make their rounds so plan accordingly.

For 5K Participants, They will need to park or be dropped off at the start line location by Wasatch Elementary School. There will be shuttle buses at the finish line area lined up along 700 East of Liberty Park to transport runners back to their vehicles at Wasatch Elementary. Due to the state holiday, the parade and the race route closures and traffic, these shuttle buses will take some time to make their rounds so plan accordingly.


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