We love a good run, and it makes it more fun doing it with friends at an organized event, especially one with a theme.
Below is a list of runs coming up in Utah. Because most runners will travel anywhere in the state for a good run, we have not organized it by county, but by date. (Thanks to Alyssa Craig…some of these came from her post about running. Make sure to check it out for tips!)
We would like this list to be an ongoing list, so if you know of one we have missed, please leave us a comment or email us at email@example.com. Check back often, as we will be adding runs as we hear about them. This list is guaranteed to grow! Thanks!
|Wasatch Trail Run Series|
April 8 – August 26, 2015
The Wasatch Front has some of the most beautiful trails for running. Join others who love to enjoy nature while getting a good workout.
Friday May 22, 2015 – St George
A spectacular course at the former municipal airport. Participants will get to race down the airport runway with fantastic views of the entire town. This event is a can't miss race with lots of rocking tunes, amazing glowing giveaways, and glow awards!
|Color Me Rad|
Saturday May 23, 2015 – Utah State Fairpark
Color Me Rad is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colors, otherwise known as Holi. The festive colors used are a sign of winter’s end and spring’s new beginnings. Or in the case of RAD; the color represents the end of lame runs and the beginning of fun runs.
|5k Run Dead|
Saturday May 23, 2015 – Salt Lake City
5KRunDead zombie runs will exceed your expectations for fun! 100% of proceeds benefit scientific research on cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
|Race For Grief|
Monday May 25, 2015 – Bountiful
This annual event is held to honor the memory of our loved ones and offers a 10K, 5K run & 2 mile walk. Come join us on Memorial Day.
|The Great Inflatable Race|
Saturday May 30, 2015 - Murray
It's the wackiest, craziest, and bounciest obstacle fun run to hit the nation! The concept of this unique fun run are the giant inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course that bounce, bump, and slide you all over the place!
Healthy STEM 5K and STEM Fair 2015
This 5K event is for students, parents, and educators to engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community. The event combines a 5K with a Healthy STEM fair, where participants learn about educational STEM opportunities and organizations in the Utah community. It's a great way to kick off an active and engaging summer for K-12 students!
Saturday May 30, 2015 - Eureka
Join Tintic High Athletic Teams (T.H.A.T) for their 1st ever Half-Marathon, 10k, or 5k race starting and finishing at Tintic High School. Proceeds from the race will benefit high school athletic teams.
Oquirrh Mountain Half Marathon/5K
Jordan River Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
Father's Day SUPERDAD 5K
|South Valley Fun Run |
Saturday June 6, 2015 – Draper
Whole Foods Market South Valley is turning 1 year old! To celebrate our birthday, we're partnering up with our neighbors Salt Lake Running Co to bring you a Fun Run - with FREE breakfast for runners. Space is limited and an RSVP is required, but open to everyone from 'runners' in strollers on up to joggers, walkers, racers, and casual amblers. Runners will leave in 5 minute waves and when you get done, enjoy breakfast on the patio followed by a store-wide taste fair and events throughout the day.
|Run 4 Recovery|
Saturday June 6, 2015 – Bountiful
100% of your entry fee and/or donation goes to South Davis Recovery. The Backstreet Club supports people and families in recovery from various addictions. We save the lives of alcoholics and addicts, and help families stay together. We provide a safe facility where community members can attend 12-step meetings and sober activities. Many people need our support and have nowhere else to go.
|Utah Valley Marathon and kids’ 1k|
Saturday June 13, 2015 – Provo
Come run this June marathon in the beauty of Utah Valley. Rolling farm land, Deer Creek Reservoir, cascading waterfalls, the Provo River will offer a scenic running adventure.
Judges Run 5K Fun Run/Walk
|16 Crossings Trail Run|
Saturday June 13, 2015 - Smithfield
|The Outlaw 5k|
Saturday June 20, 2015 - Herriman
This is a very fun 5K that is mostly run on the paved trail system through Herriman. Runners will enjoy the variety that this course offers. There is some uphill and downhill while winding through the paved trails.
|Utah Midnight Run|
Friday June 26, 2015 – Provo
The Provo Midnight Run is a Half Marathon that starts at the Best Western Plus Provo River Inn and runs out and back on the Provo River Trail System 13.1 miles for the Half Marathon. 10K and 5K options are available as well. The course is fairly flat with some rolling hills.
|Run Through The Lavender Fun Run|
Saturday June 27, 2015 – Young Living Farms in Mona
This June breathe in the fresh aroma of lavender as you race on a scenic course through our 200 fragrant, blossoming acres of brilliant purple and help us kick off our Lavender Day celebration!
The Biggest Loser Run/Walk Salt Lake City Off-Road Challenge
|Bubble Run – Click here to join our Enjoy Utah team!|
Saturday July 11, 2015 – Utah State Fairgrounds
If you’ve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN™ is like running through Willy Wonkas’ factory.
|Hobbler Half Marathon and 5k|
Saturday July 11, 2015 – Springville
This USATF Certified Half Marathon course begins up Hobble Creek Canyon and ends in the city of Springville. Come find out why this has become one of the fastest growing races in Utah.
|Draper Days 1k and 5k |
Saturday July 18, 2015 – Draper
Draper Days 1k and 5k Races take place starting at 7 am on July 18, 2015
|Deseret News Classic|
Friday July 24, 2015 – Liberty Park in Salt Lake City
First run in 1970, the Deseret News Marathon is the oldest road race in Utah and the fourth oldest marathon west of the continental divide. The marathon follows the path that the Utah pioneers traveled when they first entered the valley. The event is truly a part of Utah's heritage and history!
|Pioneer Day Raft and Run|
Friday July 24, 2015 - Canyon Glen Park, Provo
Supporting single mothers who dream of earning their college degree to improve their quality of life. The Pioneer Day Raft and Run is a one-of-kind race that combines five miles of race rafting with a 5K run (or walk).
|Handcart Days Half Marathon, 5k and 1k|
Friday July 24, 2015 – Bountiful
This event is a hoot and a holler! Bring the whole family, pick an event (half marathon, 5k or 1k), and run with Pioneer Pete! Afterwards all registered participants can receive a free breakfast courtesy of the Bountiful Exchange Club. Then head to the park for fun and games! Celebrate Bountiful's heritage!
ET PHONE HOME 5K - Linda's Run
Saturday August 1, 2015 – West Jordan
Wizards and Muggles are invited out for a 5K Fun Run to remember. The Third Annual Potter Run! Proceeds will benefit HopeKids Utah.
|Escape Ogden Water War Run|
Friday August 15, 2015 – Ogden
Starting at 10:00AM in the heat of the day of August a jail break will occur. Hundreds of runners dressed in prison garb will hear a siren and be hosed by coppers (volunteers) with hoses, super soakers and more. Along the course you will have coppers (volunteers) jump out of bushes and hose you down.
|Midvale Rotary 5k (The Harvest Days run)|
August 16, 2014 – Midvale
Join the Midvale Rotary Club in the annual 5K Run and Walk.
|The Color Run – Click here for DISCOUNT!|
Saturday August 22, 2015 – Salt Lake City
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
Saturday August 29, 2015 – Sugarhouse
Join the Children's Tumor Foundation at Sugarhouse Park for the fifth annual Salt Lake City NF Walk
Volition America Half Marathon and 5k
|Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon|
Saturday September 12, 2015 – Big Cottonwood Canyon
The half marathon will begin approximately 10 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon at Spruces Campground, and the full marathon will begin approximately 15 miles up the canyon at Brighton Ski Resort.
|The Dirty Dash|
Saturday September 19, 2015 – Soldier Hollow
The Dirty Dash is a mud run obstacle course where a military boot camp meets your inner five-year-old’s fantasy and subsequently converts boy to man and then man to swine. All you’ll need is a complete lack of shame to wallow in pits of mud and a smile to show through at the end!
|Top of Utah Run|
Saturday September 19, 2015 – Logan
This 5K course starts at the southeast corner of Merlin Olsen Park and will follow the last 2.5 miles of the NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon course. It will pass by the Historical Tabernacle and Downtown areas before passing below the century old LDS Temple.
Saturday September 26, 2015 – Location TBD
The superhero run was started as way to encourage people to awaken their inner superhero and take action for a worthy cause. At Specialty Hospital of Utah, as for so many families and individuals in our communities, the worthy cause is bravely facing chronic illnesses and medical conditions.
Discover The North Face Endurance Challenge Utah
|Witches Brew HaHa|
Saturday October 2, 2015 – Gardner Village
Wear your Witchy best and bring the family in costume to kick-off the Halloween Season at Gardner Village! Run with the world famous Gardner Village Witches! PLUS, you’ll enjoy hot cider, hot cocoa, treats for the kids and a halloween fun run like no other in Utah!
|Heber Valley Wild|
Saturday October 17, 2015 – Heber
This is a trail race at Wasatch Mountain State Park. There is a distance for everyone 5k / 10k / Half Marathon.
|Snow Canyon Half and 5k|
Saturday November 7, 2015 – St George
This Half Marathon is a beautiful route through the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park. 5K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and run on the surrounding trails that finish on the High School track. Move It!
|Holiday Turkey Trot|
Saturday November 21, 2015 – Smithfield
10K – 6.2 miles 5K – 3.1 miles 1 mile
Saturday November 21, 2015 – Salt Lake
Saturday November 28, 2015 – Ogden
Saturday December 5, 2015 – Provo
This timed fun run is the best way to start the Holiday Season. ALL RUNNERS MUST DRESS UP AS SANTA CLAUS!!! . Along your 5K course you will have Santa's Helpers(Volunteers) dressed with green shirts and hats handing out Milk & Cookies to aid the runners.
|Beat The New Year 5k|
Thursday December 31, 2015 – Salt Lake City
Runs to look forward to next year or in the distant future. Dates undetermined. Check back later for them to be added to the list.
- Pioneer First Encampment Hike (July)
- Night of The Running Dead (usually October)
- Utah Human Race (usually November)
- A Run To Remember
- Jingle Bell Run (usually December)
- Chili Open (usually in January)
- Wild Good Chase (usually in February)
- Chasing Cupid (usually February)
- Race To Reduce Bullying (usually in March)
- Riverton 5k and Half Marathon (usually in March)
- Blacklight Run (usually in March)