Northern Utah Trail Series (NUTS) www.northernutahtrailseries.com - The next NUTS race in the series is the 2nd annual FULLY NUTS TRAIL ½ MARATHON on July 16th. Check the website for details. Registration forms are at Striders or online at www.ultrasignup.com
The NUTS Wolf Mountain 10K & 5K has been rescheduled for September 17th. Details are on the NUTS website above.
Bountiful Handcart Days Half-Marathon & 5K - July 23rd, 6:30am at the South Davis Recreation Center. Free chuckwagon breakfast for all registered runners. Entry forms are at STRIDERS and the SDRC - 550N 200 W., Bountiful, UT. You can also register online at www.active.com COUPON CODE: STRIDER1 save $5 off registration
Deseret News Marathon, 10K & 5K - July 25th; Pioneer Day! www.desnews.com/run
Come make your mark in the Inaugural Morgan Valley Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K on Saturday July 30th 2011! This is the one you've been waiting for! Located in the mountains just 20 miles out of Ogden up Weber Canyon (I-84).
The course loops through the beautiful Morgan Valley; beginning and ending at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. MVM has everything you want in a race: beautiful scenery, a gentle (not too hilly) course, happy- helpful volunteers, great prizes and the most awesome schwag bag ever! Not to mention the cool finishers medal and tech shirt!
For those who have not yet registered for the Morgan Valley Marathon- the prices have gone up! But never fear, because you are loyal customers and friends to STRIDERS you can enter the code MORGAN2011 as you register and you will get the discounted fee! www.morganmarathon.com
If you're still in the mood for trail running later in the day on August 6th, there's a Charity Carnival and 10K & 5K trail runs at Black Island Farms in Syracuse (3178 S 3000 W). They're trying to raise $20,000 for Dennie Denhalter who is a home bound, paraplegic Syracuse resident who needs a special needs van with a lift so he can get to his cancer treatments. Right now he has to have an ambulance transport him every time. Event time is 3pm - 9pm. Details at www.dollars4dennie.blogspot.com
18 Hours of OGDEN - August 13th. Trail relay; one location, one loop, 6 runners. Check it out - www.r-scape.com
Hurt In the Dirt - August 20th. Check it out at www.goalfoundation.com
Skyline Mountain Marathon & ½ Marathon - August 20th. This is a dream course for mountain runners; 200 runner limit both races combined. Run up to Ben Lomond, run down to North Ogden divide then run up to Lewis Peak hen run down to Ogden Valley into Eden - bring an extra set of legs and a spare stomach. http://skylinemarathon.com/
The Huntsville ½ Marathon & 5K is scheduled Labor Day weekend; Saturday, September 3rd. This race is well over 30 years old and one of the oldest road races in Utah. It's also one of the most scenic. If you got into the St. George marathon, this is a great tune-up race. The Huntsville race is also a fundraiser for the Weber State Track alliance. So, let's get all the runners, joggers and walkers who bleed purple up to Huntsville this Labor Day weekend. Look for registration to open this month at STRIDERS.
OV50 - October 22nd. Registration is available at STRIDERS. Race is limited to 50 runners. Finishers receive a tech shirt and belt buckle. Chili and baked potatoes at the finish line. Old Snowbasin road is a mess so it looks like we're going to use the course from 2006 - http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=65654
For a full list of Utah running events, be sure to visit www.utahrunning.com