Tuesday, March 24, 2015

5K and Fun Runs in Utah

Utah Fun Runs

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 contact@enjoyutah.org. Check back often, as we will be adding runs as we hear about them. This list is guaranteed to grow! Thanks!

552395_247738132009555_1764143703_n 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.
392264_310325955654530_707950771_n[8] Midnight 5k
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!
10846210_777338812334869_1238393487609451377_n[3] 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.
Capture[24] 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.
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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.
575145_274033552687244_636422399_n[10] 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
Saturday May 30, 2015 – Salt Lake City

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!

THAT Half[15] T.H.A.T. Half
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
Saturday May 30, 2015 – Tooele

We promise you that you will enjoy the beautiful, narrow and meandering Middle Canyon and the remarkable vistas on the Anaconda (Smelter) Road. From this run, you will have a wondrous view of the Great Salt Lake.


Jordan River Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
Saturday May 30, 2015 – Salt Lake City

This primarily flat 26.2 mile course from Salt Lake City to Draper (or Murray to Draper for the Half marathon) follows the Jordan River Parkway with minimal elevation gain or descent. A few overpasses, a couple of underpasses and a handful of bridges present the biggest challenges aside from the mileage itself.

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Father's Day SUPERDAD 5K
June 1-30, 2015

Father’s Day SUPERDAD 5K is being run for all of the Dads out there in honor of Father’s Day.  Participants dedicate their run to their father, or someone that has been a father figure to them in their life.  Every participant will receive TWO MEDALS – one for you and one to give to your Dad.

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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.

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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 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
Saturday June 13, 2015 – Salt Lake City

AWARDS, raffles and A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!   Pet-friendly, Stroller-friendly, Free Event T-Shirt.   100% of the proceeds are donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation for breast-cancer research.

Capture[35] 16 Crossings Trail Run
Saturday June 13, 2015 -  Smithfield
GetPhoto[4] 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.
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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.
Capture[45] 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
Saturday June 27, 2015 – Midway

Join former contestants from The Biggest Loser and wind through an off-road challenge designed by Spartan Race! This is the perfect opportunity to get off the couch and discover the world of trail running/walking!

10734214_763528227048407_6597670579144662246_n[9] Bubble RunClick 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.
Hobbler12Logowhite1_thumb[8] 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[9] 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
443ea39a-b026-4bcf-8eb9-5f9b06f98a14 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!
10514539_554686614637121_2169906059689846981_n[5] 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).
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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
August 1 – 31, 2015

Join us on our first E.T. themed virtual race: PHONE HOME 5K! We are running in honor of Linda Hodges (read her story on the link) and part of the proceeds from this race will be donated to help Linda and her family make her HOME wheel-chair accessible, while another portion will be donated to the American Diabetes Associates (ADA).

potterrun_zps56773cb4[13] Potter 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.
10881591_712246995555388_5817868700933317171_n[5] 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.
cropped-HarvestDayswebsite1_thumb[6] Midvale Rotary 5k (The Harvest Days run)
August 16, 2014 – Midvale

Join the Midvale Rotary Club in the annual 5K Run and Walk.
560562_548431281877588_2086696697_n[3] The Color RunClick 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.
10368409_10152259489749480_1892509061800763089_n[4] NF Walk
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
Saturday September 5, 2015 – Ogden

Join us at Ogden Botanical Gardens and MTC Learning Park in Ogden, Utah for the Volition America Half Marathon & 5K. This new half marathon series is the first of it's kind to honor America through running and is steeped with patriotic distinction.

ml[9] 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.
1622123_722818581085229_1260038302_n[3] 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!
Untitled[30] 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.
10380584_793684323983509_3381927420658940238_o[5] Superhero Run
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
Saturday September 26, 2015 – Park City

Entry fees range from $30 to $50 for 5K, from $40 to $65 for 10K, from $65 to $100 for half marathon, from $150 to $210 for marathon relay, from $75 to $110 for marathon, from $80 to $115 for 50K and from $90 to $125 for 50 Mile.

Untitled[16] 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!
Untitled[39] 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.
392264_310325955654530_707950771_n[18] 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!
Capture[63] Holiday Turkey Trot
Saturday November 21, 2015 – Smithfield

10K – 6.2 miles 5K – 3.1 miles 1 mile
417056_325890297468274_1353317793_n[5] Santa Run
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.
Event_12510x150[8] Beat The New Year 5k
Thursday December 31, 2015 – Salt Lake City


Upcoming runs
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.

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