Several years ago, when I first started my quest to run a race in every state, we went to Utah on vacation. I had not yet decided I needed to run half marathons in each state, so I ran a lovely 10K in Provo, UT. I’ve been kicking myself ever since – I still need to get out there to run a half marathon.
Enter the Utah Valley Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K. Located in the beautiful Provo Canyon, it has a reputation for being scenic and fast.
When I was offered the opportunity to run the race, I was super excited: new state, beautiful race, slightly downhill course, and an awesome jacket as the premium because it is their 10 year anniversary.
Add in plentiful aid stations (seriously at 2,4,6,8,10,11,12) with water and sports drink (plus oranges and Clif Shot gels at some stations) and you have the recipe for an awesome race. I even have a close friend who has run it and says it’s amazing. So, obviously, I jumped right on the opportunity.
Or not. I will just be getting back from a vacation with Beer Geek and my kids will still be in school, so packing my bags to head out is not an option. Darn responsibilities!
But! You get to benefit! I’m going to give one of my lucky readers a free entry. That’s right, you get to run the race I REALLY want to be at. (And I’ve heard rumors of various other bloggers heading out there.)
Want to run the Utah Vally Marathon (or one of the shorter distances?) Simply leave a comment below and then enter my rafflecopter. Heard enough to want to go even if you don’t win? Use code mcm15 to get 15% off any distance! (This is an affiliate code.)
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12 thoughts on “Bucket List Race: Utah Valley Marathon”
Sounds like a great time! Wish you were able to go, but I will happily run for you! 🙂
If only I didn’t already have plans that weekend! Looks amazing and I may just have to add it to my bucket list as I’m still looking for my Utah race!
I’ve wanted to do this one, so thanks for sharing! I would love to win! ?
This is timely! I have a friend who plans to qualify for Boston at the marathon and has been trying to convince me to run the half and cheer her at the finish!
This sounds like a fun one for sure!!
This sounds like such a fun run!!
I am moving to Utah in March and would love to try this race! I’d probably opt for the 10k.
I love a great downhill course. I’d choose the half marathon!
Oh my goodness this sounds like such an amazing race! Utah is beautfiul and it would be so fun to race there!
I started running about a year ago and I have gained up the courage, and stupidity, to attempt a full marathon. Your post has got me ramped up for this race! Thanks for the opportunity to run my first full marathon!
This looks too beautiful to pass up! I’m shooting for a free entry!
I so want to do this race! I’m trying to figure it all out but I’m throwing in my hat! Crossing my fingers