Flat, fun, and easy-on-the-knees!

Flat, Fun, & New

After a successful run of 20 years of the Top of Utah Marathon, 2019 is the time to do something new with the marathon, and showcase another beautiful part of the “Top of Utah”. An all new Start/Finish in downtown Logan with the Altra Runner’s Festival, a 2-person Relay, 10K Trail Race, 5K Fun Run, and a Kids & Family Fun Miler are just the beginning of how in 2019 we are working hard to Earn Your Return.

2020 date and course coming SOON!

AdobeStock_206548488.jpeg
 

THANK you to ALL of our participants on Sept 21st! The weather cooperated and it was a day of milestones, fun, and inspirational examples in every distance!

RESULTS are posted for the Marathon, 2-Person Relay, 10K and 5K fun run. Thanks to SportStats Jim B. and team for your phenomenal talent and attention to detail in timing this event. See the link below for all 2019 results, or the buttons below for event results.

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104413

 
https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104413

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104413

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104415

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104415

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104414

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104414

 
Logan-City-MARATHON-LOGO_Horiz.png

A different course, with a combination of new and traditional bests of Top of Utah.

The Blacksmith Fork Canyon route has become a favorite for the Top of Utah Half Marathon; however, the full marathon made the last 10 miles difficult, and with other events copying the downhill-canyon format, we wanted to provide a different option, a new and exciting flat course.

As we considered features of the world’s greatest marathons, we discovered most offer level roads, mild slopes, and merciful downhills; such as, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and Berlin. Another feature of these great events are the backdrop of magnificent views and beautiful vistas. With this in mind, we decided to break-out of the downhill trend and create the a mostly flat and low-traffic option in one of the most beautiful valleys in the west.

Also, the Logan Downtown Alliance has long expressed an interest in hosting a world class running event that highlights downtown and other beautiful sections of our unique valley. Imagine a low-traffic race course that takes in the beauty of the Cache Valley. Run either the full marathon or split it with a partner and participate in our 2-person relay. Compete with yourself and others as you run 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.

Introducing the NEW Logan City Marathon; one of the flattest race courses anywhere. Held the same Top of Utah weekend, (September 21, 2019), this new race offers an open and quick route throughout the west-side of the Cache Valley. Don’t worry about catching a early-morning bus at 4:30am on a cold fall morning, all racing begins as the dawn breaks (7am).

Not ready for a full marathon, or perhaps looking to team up or train another person, at exactly 13.1 miles, Mendon City allows for a perfect transition site for a 2-Person Relay and a large support station for all marathoners. We have also created a 10K Trail Race, 5K Fun Run, and a Kids & Family Fun Miler so everyone can join in the fun. Start times are:

  • Full Marathon: 7:00 am

  • 2-Person Relay: 7:05 am

  • 10K Run: 7:10 am

  • 5K Fun Run: 7:15 am

  • 1-mile Family Fun Run for The Family Place: 7:20 am

Additionally, we want to CELEBRATE your accomplishments and make this day special - all runners will both start and finish on 100 North, and run along the Logan City Historic Center Street, and after your race is complete, we throw you a party, the Altra Runner’s Festival, on a closed-off city block in downtown Logan. Note: Due to late construction, Center Street will not be available in 2019, so we are simply moving the start finish one block north to 100 North. The city block will be closed for our event.

Many of the same Top of Utah features will remain; like calling runner names at the finish, big and bold finisher metals, photos on the course and at the finish line, as well as accurate timing and race results. And NEW for 2019, all registered runners will receive a brunch courtesy of Historic Center Street Restaurants, featuring a wide-selection of baked goods, fruit, eggs, drinks and other great eats to refuel after the race. We will also feature live music at the Start and Finish.

We believe this new start/finish and course will become a runner’s favorite, provide a much safer and comfortable running experience, and provide open road running in our beautiful valley, and let you sleep in a bit.

600 West and about 400 South Logan, Utah

600 West and about 400 South Logan, Utah

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104416

https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=104416

 

CONGRATULATIONS CACHE VALLEY RESIDENT, DAVID ISOM FOR SUCCESFULLY running his 100th MARATHON with us TODAY, Sept 21st!

Dave also runs to raise awareness for and to fundraise for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Dave and his family have made a website for the occasion.

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/ark-regional-services/dave-s-100th-marathon-485c97fe-4d8d-40cc-9a03-951e960f6280

IMG_7238.jpg
Screen Shot 2019-08-14 at 9.23.44 AM.png
Screen Shot 2019-08-14 at 9.33.35 AM.png
Elevation profile for full marathon

Elevation profile for full marathon

TOP-DOWN view of 100 North between Main Street & 100 West. Entire block will be closed for the Logan City Marathon

TOP-DOWN view of 100 North between Main Street & 100 West. Entire block will be closed for the Logan City Marathon

Logan, Utah 600 West Center Street - First Left turn and turn-around point for the Family Fun Run

Logan, Utah 600 West Center Street - First Left turn and turn-around point for the Family Fun Run

Logan River Golf Course (left-hand) on 600 West southbound

Logan River Golf Course (left-hand) on 600 West southbound

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 LOGAN, UTAH USA

Full Marathon, 2-Person Relay, 10K Trail Race, 5K Run, & Kids & Family Fun Run.

AdobeStock_42008573.jpeg

FLAT, FUN, AND EASY-ON-THE-KNEES!

Enjoy a super flat and fast course, wide-open and strait sections, with a party-like start & finish atmosphere to celebrate your awesome accomplishment.

Create another 20 years at the Top of Utah!

Leveraging the rich 20-year history of the Top of Utah, we celebrate past highlights and a new flat course, a fun and festive start/finish, and an intense focus on delivering a great runner experience for all participants.

GBP_4284+20180714+0641+Cache+Gran+Fondo.jpg

Saturday September 21, 2019. Downtown Logan, Utah

Logan-City-MARATHON-LOGO_Horiz.png
AdobeStock_171576173.jpeg
altra-logo1.jpg
static1.squarespace-1.png
rxbar-logo-dark.jpg
foundation-logo-blue.jpg
download.jpg
Mark Yang
CacheValleyMediaGroup.jpg
Logan+Rotary+Logo+%281%29.jpg
download-1.png
download.png
download-3.jpg
hospital-logos-14-1.jpg
static1.squarespace-2.png
SpringHill_-Logo.jpg
explore-logan-pantone-3115C-blue.jpg
static1.squarespace.png
THeSportsman.jpg
SignPro.jpg
download-2.png