Congratulations to everyone who participated in the inaugural Utah Marathon! Together we've all built a stellar new addition to the Utah race calendar!
Thousands of runners, cyclists and spectators descended on Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 13, to make the first-ever Utah Marathon and Fittest State Festival a roaring success! Participants sweated and smiled through five events, all while being cheered by hundreds of costumed onlookers who lined the race routes to watch the 26.2-mile marathon, a 13.1 half-marathon, a family-oriented, costumes-encouraged “Crazy Legs 5K,” a one-kilometer “Kids K,” and a bicycle tour of the marathon route. Live bands entertained all day at Fit Stock, located at the races’ start and finish line in Library Square, and plenty of people turned out at the Utah Marathon Expo and a pre-race “Carbs & Comedy” pasta party.
The Utah Marathon and Fittest State Festival couldn’t have been a success — or even left the starting gate — without the support of its sponsors, virtually all of whom are based right here in Utah. Starting with the Utah Sports Commission, sponsors and partners included: Albion Fit, City Creek, Creamies, EPIC, Humana, ICON, JayBird, Earbuds, Jupiter Bowl, KathySmith.com, Ken Garff, KUTV, Lululemon, MediaOne, Mount Olympus, Mountain Trails, N3L/Opics, National Ability Center, Orriant, Park Silly Market, Ragnar Relay, Rubios, Running Laughs, SAG Belts, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Running Co., Simmons Media: X96, Mix 107.9, 101.5, U92, Rewind 100.7, SirsiDynix, Ski Utah, Sports Guide, UDOH, Utah Educational Network, Utah Family Magazine, Utah Grizzlies, Utah Olympic Legacy, Winder Farms and YWSA.