Keeper 2020 – Starting Line
Coronavirus TP 10K
While we’re staying socially distant, get your run on at this all-virtual race from Herriman City. Remember the run on toilet paper with a Coronavirus TP dri-fit style race shirt. You have from June 6–June 27 to record your race time and can complete it all in one day, or a little bit at a time over the full 3 weeks. First 250 participants also receive a race medal, race decal sticker, and an interchangeable face mask/cooling headband. All items will be shipped to your front door.
Spartan Trail, Beast, and Ultra
Skip the crazy challenges and become a Spartan on the trails of (TBD), August 29 at this zero-obstacle race 10K. This craggy mountain course requires a challenging trek with epic views that you must finish fast for the chance to win the largest prize purse in trail running. Or challenge yourself with a tough obstacle-filled 5K Sprint, 21K Beast, or 50K Ultra race. Start and finish at Snowbasin Resort. $20 Festival Pass required for all spectators.
Park City Trail Series
Park City Trail Series races will now be virtual. Post a time on the original course, or race on your favorite trail. Races: 5K (June 1–30); 10K (July 1–31); 10–Mile (August 1–31); Half Marathon (September 1–30). Sign up for the whole series or just one race. Virtual racers receive shopping vouchers for Salt Lake Running Company. All participants receive a finisher medal for each distance, custom pint glass, Park City Trail series neck gator, and a canister of Nuun Endurance.
SOJO College Rivalry Run
Whether you root for the Cougars or the Utes, show your love for your favorite college team at this rivalry run in South Jordan. Choose from 5K or 10K distances and race on Saturday, August 29 at East Riverfront Park. Top three finishers in men’s and women’s divisions take home prizes and entry includes race shirt and finisher’s medal.
This premier fitness expo returns to Salt Lake City in 2020 for its annual convention August 21–22 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Expect multiple celebrity guests, world class competitions, fitness classes, and expo booths aplenty. Event hours: Friday 2:00–10:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Outdoors and Proud 5K
Utah Pride Fest has been rescheduled to September due to COVID-19, and the event’s 5K race is now Saturday, September 26 at the Jordan Park & Peace Gardens (1060 South 900 West) in Salt Lake City. Attend March and Rally, 5K, and Festival Opening Ceremony on Saturday and watch the Pride Parade downtown on Sunday.
Bear Lake Marathon
The Caribbean blue waters of Bear Lake are calling for this rescheduled race weekend August 13–15 at the Water’s Edge Resort. Come complete three races in three states in three days (all with minimal travel between races) and check off three states at once. Schedule: Idaho full and half marathon (August 13), Wyoming full and half marathon (August 14), Utah full, half, and 5K (August 15). If you’re already signed up and prefer to defer to June 2021, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive a code good for next year’s race registration fee.
Bonneville Shoreline Trail Race
Race a 10K along Salt Lake’s iconic Bonneville Shoreline Trail on Saturday, September 12 and receive a medal, race pint glass, and your results posted and ranked online. Prizes for top three men and women plus raffle prizes from Nathan Sports. Race begins at the Shoreline Trail access post at 919 Hilltop Road in Salt Lake City. Note that the event is waste free. While water will be provided at the start and finish line, it’s best to bring your own running vest or water bottle to stay hydrated on course.
Fall is prime time for Moab riding, and this festival (October 2–4) is the best way to wrap up biking season. Ride Moab’s red rock trails while testing the latest and greatest bike technology with a full demo pass, which includes shuttled rides to the best trails, lunches, gear, and parties. Or bring your bike and get a pass that includes shuttled rides, meals, and parties but no bike demos. Want to skip the riding and just socialize? There’s a pass for that too.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City
By Greg Witt
With international trips largely on hold, you may be looking for close-to-home summer fun. Instead of hiking all the same trails, find new favorites in this guide to popular hikes and hidden gems within 60 miles of Salt Lake City. Updated in 2019, this guide showcases pioneer history trails, the peaks of the Cottonwood Canyons, and more. Each hike description includes information on the distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more so you can plan your day outdoors. $15