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Late Winter 2020 – Starting Line

STRIDERS WINTER RACE CIRCUIT

Train for the Salt Lake or Ogden Marathons this winter with the GOAL Foundation’s Ogden Winter Race Circuit. Circuit includes four races with distances building throughout the season. Race one or all of them! 10 Miler (March 21), Half Marathon (April 4), and an untimed, training-oriented 30K (April 25). Professional timing at 10K, 10 Miler, and Half Marathon events. Recovery products available at all finish lines.


SUBARU WINTERFEST

Head to Snowbird Ski Resort from March 6–8 for a day of skiing paired with Subaru’s mountain lifestyle tour. Expect live music, Subaru swag, ski and snowboard gear demos, giveaways, s’mores, free La Colombe coffee, and much more. Free admission. Subaru owners get VIP parking and special gifts.


THE DRIFT

Held March 13–15 in Pinedale, WY. Racers may ski, bike, or run on the snow-covered groomed trail. For 2020, there’s a 13-mile half-marathon and a 28-mile marathon on Saturday and a 100-mile ultramarathon on Friday (the highest-elevation winter ultramarathon in the United States). Races are self-supported, and while there are checkpoints with supplies, racers should not depend on them.


2020 USA CLIMBING: SPORT & SPEED OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

See The Front climbing gym’s newest location and watch pros compete from March 13–14 at 4140 South Main Street, Millcreek. Over 100 top competitive climbers will be ascending the new walls. Everyone is invited to cheer them on as new National Champions in Sport and Speed are crowned.


ICE BREAKER SPRINT TRIATHLON

Kick off Utah’s triathlon season with this indoor-outdoor race through beautiful American Fork on Saturday, March 28. The race starts with a 300-meter indoor pool swim at the AF Rec Center followed by an outdoor 12-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. Bring the littles for a kids’ race following main event with a 100-meter pool swim, 3.1-mile bike ride, and 1-mile run. Race followed by goodies and hydration drinks for racers.


PINK PARK CITY

Color the mountain pink at this ski event supporting research at Huntsman Cancer Institute on Saturday, March 28 at Park City Mountain’s Canyons Village. Wear your favorite pink ski gear and join in on pink parties, a parade down Doc’s Run, and a costume contest. Join in on the Checkpoint Challenge and visit different on-mountain locations for deck parties, giveaways, and more. Register as a team or individual. Lift ticket not included.


WASATCH MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Returning March 30–April 6 for its sixth year in a row, this mountain film fest highlights incredible outdoor films from athletes and adventurers around the globe. Hosted at the Clubhouse (850 East South Temple) by the nonprofit Wasatch Mountain Arts, each film is paired with introductions and presentations from leaders, explorers, and athletes. Screening days includes matinee and evening showings; passes available for individual film blocks or the entire festival.


COTOPAXI QUESTIVAL

Round up a team of 2–6 people for this 24-hour adventure race around northern Utah on April 10. During the 24 hours, teams complete challenges from a list of more than 200. Explore unknown areas of the city and venture to Park City, the Bonneville Salt Flats, and beyond.Once the 24 hours ends, grab your finisher medal and hang with other teams at the afterparty.


SALT LAKE CITY MARATHON

This race isn’t just for marathoners. Choose your distance: Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kid’s K, 26.2-mile bike tour, and 10K skate. Quality of Life Expo held Friday, April 17 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. All races held Saturday, April 18. Stay after the finish for a beer garden, vendors, giveaways, and more.


ANDSHE’SDOPETOO SPRING RENDEZVOUS

Grab your gal friends or fly solo at this annual women’s event in Moab, Utah from May 1–3. General admission includes camping site, shuttle transportation to Canyonlands National Park hikes, climbing/rappelling, trail running, at camp workshops, yoga, creative corner, Friday & Saturday evening festivities, dance party, unlimited hot showers, fresh potable water, dinner on Friday and Saturday, and sponsored raffle ticket. Add on all meals if you don’t want to cook at camp.


FITCON UTAH

Fitness fanatics can compete, workout, and win at this expo/competition May 1–2 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Expect fitness competitions such as weight lifting, boxing, crossfit, parkour, axe throwing, and arm wrestling along with live fitness classes, seminars, healthy food court, exhibitors, and keynote speeches from national and local fitness professionals.

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