Top of Utah Marathon
With the success of the Top of Utah Half Marathon, 2019 is the perfect time to do something new with the 26.2 mile marathon, and showcase another beautiful part of our great state of Utah. We are also adding an exciting Downtown Logan start and finish, a new 2-person marathon-relay, and a new 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Kids & Family Fun Run. Please let us host you in 2019, and we will Earn Your Return.
We invite you to celebrate the beauty of the Logan, Utah area by running through historic districts, past golf courses, along river trails, on wide-open country roads, through wetland areas, and all in the shadow of the beautiful Wellsville Mountain Range. Runners will gather, start and finish on a newly remodeled city block, which Logan City will completely closing down on Center Street from 100 West to Main Street, so you can safely arrive, run, mingle and eat afterwards, and return to your cars safely.
Our new course is one of the flattest in the west, (only 100 ft of elevation across the entire 26.2 miles). We will keep the same traditional Top of Utah weekend, but leave the beautiful Blacksmith Fork downhill run for the Top of Utah Half. The new city route will provides an open and fast path through the west-side of the Logan & Cache Valley. At the half-way point (13.1 miles), the Mendon City Park will allow for a perfect transition site for our NEW 2-person relay hand-off (see COURSE MAP).
All runners start and finish on a strait-forward 6-block stretch down Historic Center Street, and complete their event on the newly remodeled city block in downtown Logan. For this event, you won’t have to get up at 4:30 am to catch a bus, nor bundle-up like a mummy, so get some more sleep and join us as the sun crests the tip of the Wellsville Range, around 7:00am. While we are going to throw a lot of new cool stuff at you, many of the same Top of Utah features will remain like Logan celebrity announcer Rod Flueger, frequent hydro stations, big and bold finisher metals, photos on the course and finish line, as well as accurate timing and reliable race results.
NEW for 2019, all registered runners will receive a brunch courtesy of Historic Center Street restaurants, featuring a wide-selection of baked goods, waffles and pancakes, crepes, eggs, drinks and other items to refuel after the race. We will also feature music throughout the course and at the start and finish lines. We also think you will be BLOWN AWAY by a new Runner’s Expo hosted by longtime-sponsor Altra Running.