Author Jenny Willden

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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Best Utah Races to Kick Off the New Year

3 Utah New Year Races to Get You Motivated Stick to your fitness resolutions by ending the current year and kicking off the new year with these New Year’s Utah races. Choose from a midnight dash and New Year’s Day…

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Celebrate Winter at SHRED Fest in Salt Lake City

Milosport Presents SLC Shred Fest 4.0 November 8-9, 2019 Who knew that SHRED Fest is actually an acronym?  Standing for S-preading H-ome-grown R-ecreation E-ntertainment D-iversity, SHRED Fest is an outdoor ski and snowboarding-focused event is coming to Salt Lake City for the third year…

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Utah Ski Resort Opening Dates

When do Utah ski resorts open for 2019-20 season? Sure, it’s only October, but that isn’t too soon to talk about when Utah’s ski resorts are opening for the 2019-2020 season. These Utah ski resort opening dates are valid as…


Guide to Utah Turkey Trots & Thanksgiving Races

Did you know that Thanksgiving Day is the most popular day to race of the whole year? That’s right, Turkey Trots are growing across the nation with everyone from competitive runners to families joining in on pre-feast dashes. If you’re…

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Run for Beer: Ogden Pub Runners

Ogden Pub Runners Pair Libations with Fitness Photos by Heather Bird Photography Some things are better together: peas and carrots, peanut butter and jelly, chips and salsa, running and beer. Ok, that last combo may be lesser known, but its…

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Editor’s Note – Fall 2019

FROM THE EDITOR Fall is my favorite time of year in Utah. So much so that I got married in Midway this September! Unfortunately for my wedding date, the fall colors weren’t yet popping like in previous years. But good…

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5 Trails to Run This Summer

Pounding the pavement can be sizzling in the summer heat. Escape the asphalt for Utah’s trails where cooler temperatures and outdoor beauty await. With plenty of options just minutes from downtown, it’s easy to fit in a run before or…

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Pursuit Series & The Rise of Adult Summer Camps

Though summer sleepaway camp was decades ago for me, I can still smell the bug spray, taste the terrible hot chocolate-coffee combo we drank, and feel the icy chill of six a.m. polar bear plunges. From hiking and making boondoggle…

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Autumn Aloft Takes Off in Park City

If Park City’s brilliant fall colors and crisp temperatures aren’t enough of a reason to get you to escape Salt Lake City this fall, Autumn Aloft should be. Autumn Aloft is the Park City hot air balloon festival originally held…

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