Starting Line | Fall 2017
Get stoked for ski season at a screening of Warren Miller’s 68th ski film. Catch the world premiere in Salt Lake City at Abravanel Hall on October 13–14 at 7:30 p.m., Orem at XanGO Grand Theatre at SCERA on October 17–19 at 7:30 p.m.; Park City at Eccles CPA on October 20-21 at 8:00 p.m.; Ogden at Peery’s Egyptian Theater from October 24–26 at 7:30 p.m.; Logan at Mount Logan Middle School on November 2–5 Everyone who attends receives $50 off the Mountain Collective Pass, $45 Solitude lift ticket, and FREE early- or late-season Steamboat ticket! Get your tickets at REI or online. Visit our Facebook page to enter to win a pair of tickets.
Visit Moab in the beautiful fall season for bike riding, racing, dirt jumping, partying, and bike movie watching from October 26–29. Advanced riders can compete Enduro Race and Dirt Jump Jam. Women’s and co-ed skills camps offered this year. Weekend festival pass is $30 and includes group rides, movie festival, costume party, and group shuttle to rides. Best deal for racers is the Racer’s Festival Pass for $75, which includes race entry, movie entry, and costume party. Jump Jam is FREE! Huge costume Party is October 28 at Moab Brewery.
Don your Halloween best at these costume-encouraged races in Salt Lake City on October 14 and Provo on October 28. Choose from half marathon, 5K, or kids’ run on scenic, fast courses. Salt Lake’s half begins in Emigration Canyon and finishes at Sugar House Park; 5K begins and ends at Sugar House Park. Provo’s half begins in the South Fork of Provo Canyon and ends at University Place; 5K begins and ends at University Place. Registration fee includes finisher medals, long-sleeve shirts, Halloween goodies, and gloves for half marathoners.
Don your best ugly sweater and bring your holiday spirit to this fun, affordable 5K in West Valley City on Saturday, November 18. Prizes up for grabs for the fastest age group finishers and the ugliest sweaters. Entry just $15!
Run the Las Vegas Strip at night during this big race weekend from November 11–12. Choose from the marathon, half marathon, half of the half, or 5K. Listen to bands along the course routes as you run past famous Vegas landmarks. Your entry also includes: post-race concert by the Goo Goo Dolls, spinning glowing medal, finisher jacket, nightly after-parties at Las Vegas’ best clubs, and a massive health and fitness expo.
Get your turkey burn on at Utah’s longest Thanksgiving Day event in Cottonwood Heights. This big race begins at 9:00 a.m. and prizes are awarded for age-group finishers in 1st–5th places. Get a coveted turkey medal if you beat the turkey to the finish. Race capped at 2,000 runners so sign up early.
Run, eat donuts, run more. That’s the idea behind this race from City Creek Canyon to Memory Grove on Saturday, November 11. You’re challenged to run the race and stop halfway to raise your blood sugar by eating as many donuts as you can stomach before running back down the canyon to the finish. Costumes of all kinds encouraged; bonus points for donut-themed costumes. Those who eat the most donuts or run the fastest win! This event supports the work of Preservation Utah to protect historic buildings from demolition and rehabilitate important sites. Stick around after the run for Memory Grove Discovery Day’s FREE activities for kids.
Choose your canyon at these Thanksgiving Day races (November 23) in City Creek or Millcreek Canyons. City Creek is a 6K that begins at the Capitol and finishes at Memory Grove while Millcreek is a 5K that starts and finishes at Olympus Hills Shopping Center. Both begin at 9:00 a.m. Kids’ 1K races held before the main events at 8:30 a.m. Followed by live music, balloon-making clown, and magic show.
Get a jolly start to the holidays at timed Santa 5K Runs in Provo, Ogden, and West Jordan. Impersonating Saint Nick is required to participate, and a full Santa suit (hat, beard, jacket, pants and belt) is included in your registration fee. Start with a Santa Warm Up before the run with milk and cookies aid stations along the course staffed by friendly elves. Provo’s race is November 17 before the Riverwoods Lighting Ceremony, Ogden’s is November 25 before Holiday Light Parade, and Gardner Village’s in West Jordan is held amidst holiday decor on December 2.
Celebrate the start of ski season at Utah screenings of Teton Gravity Research’s 2017 ski and snowboard movie, Rogue Elements, presented by REI. See it November 14 at Alta’s Our Lady of the Snows at 7:00 p.m. or December 8 at Logan’s Utah State’s Taggart Student Center Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Expect free swag and prize giveaways from local sponsors and national sponsors.