Wahsatch Steeplechase

Race Date: 6/23/2018   6:00 AM
Registration Time:
Race Type Is: 18 Miles, Trail
Race Event Address: 449 E Capitol Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT, 84103, Salt Lake County
Race Event Location: Memory Grove Park
Event Features:
  • Digital Time Tracking (chip Timing)
  • Online event registration available
  • Online result reporting
Event Website Address: http://www.wahsatchsteeplechase.com
Register for Race Here: http://www.wahsatchsteeplechase.com/regi...
Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/12267808...
Contact Person: Butch Adams
Contact Phone Number:
Contact Email Address: BUTCHADAMS@ICLOUD.COM
Event Fee: Pre-Registration Fee:  $55

Description of Race Events

The Wahsatch Steeplechase was conceived by McKay Edwards in 1979.

There were originally three courses all starting in Memory Grove Park.

The 8 mile Twin Peaks Derby (Avenues Twin Peaks, site of the 2002 Olympic Rings)

The 15.5. mile Black Mountain Classic

The 26.2 mile Wahsatch Crest Marathon which climbed over Lookout Peak and descended to City Creek Pass and down City Creek Canyon back to Memory Grove.

Today the Wahsatch Steeplechase is a tough 17 mile course that winds up the Shoreline trail above the city, past Twin Peaks to the Limestone Crags of Black Mountain.

Descends the east ridge from the summit to Smugglers Gap. A mountain pass that was named because of a group of moonshiners that operated a still in City Creek Canyon during prohibition and smuggled moonshine to the military base at Fort Douglas. From there the course descends the single track Smuggles Gap trail to City Creek Canyon, down City Creek Canyon back to the start at Memory Grove.


Start time is 6:00 a.m.

There are no packets. Pick up your race number between 5:00 a.m. and 5:59 a.m., the morning of the race. T-shirts and prizes will be distributed following the race.


There are 4 aid stations supplied with water, an electrolyte (Gnarly) drink, snacks, and gels (Honey Stinger). You must carry a bottle or bladder during the race to refill at the aid stations. By carrying your own drinking container, we will minimize cup waste. There are long stretches with no shade; you will need to hydrate. I recommend that you carry your own preferred gels, electrolyte capsules, and any other supplements and food that keep you running.


Park on upper East Capitol Blvd., east of the State Capitol. You may also park in the public lot at the Capitol building. Walk east, down the stairs or trail, to Memory Grove Park.


There isn't any camping within walking distance of the start. The closest camping is the Salt Lake City KOA, 1400 West North Temple.


There are many hotels in the downtown area a short distance from Memory Grove Park. Google Hotels Near Utah State Capitol for a list.

Additional Race Information


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