Utah Race Course Revealed | Sports Destination Management

Utah Race Course Revealed

Aug 15, 2023

The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series presented by Utah Sports Commission Half Marathon course has been revealed. Making its debut on August 18-19, 2023, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Salt Lake City presented by Utah Sports Commission will be a truly unique experience. Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views and infused with a culture that’s West of Conventional, Salt Lake City is the perfect destination to elevate your next half marathon or 5K running experience. From the snowcapped peaks surrounding the Valley and a vibrant downtown culture, to the unforgettable on-course entertainment and a Finish Line Festival in the heart of the city, there’s no doubt that participants walk away with the ultimate runner’s high. With a distance for everyone, runners and walkers alike can register by visiting, www.runrocknroll.com/salt-lake-city.

“I am thrilled to be part of one of the most exciting events ever to hit Salt Lake City!”, said Scott Kerr, Rock ’n’ Roll Salt Lake City Race Director. “We designed our course to start and finish in the heart and soul of the city and to capture our vibrant downtown area. Salt Lake’s abundantly wide streets are perfect to accommodate our anticipated 10,000+ participants. Heart pumping entertainment of all types will flood the course, at every mile. Crowds of enthusiastic spectators will align the course to cheer participants on and supply them with that extra boost of energy to cross the finish line.”  Kerr stated, “No matter if you run, walk, wheel, volunteer or cheer – your involvement will make you a winner!”

The half marathon course offers runners a blend of Salt Lake City’s urban excitement and scenic mountain views. The 13.1-mile route starts and finishes at downtown’s Library Square Plaza, across from historical landmark City-County Building. The course takes runners through local neighborhoods and along the base of the towering Wasatch Mountains, before returning into the city center. The route passes iconic landmarks such as Utah’s State Capital, the mouth of City Creek Canyon and Memory Grove, the campus of University of Utah and site of the ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the unique 23-foot-tall, rainbow-colored humpback whale. A final loop around popular Liberty Park will cap off the run and bring runners to the finish line at Liberty Square. The event is a perfect opportunity to get a running tour of Salt Lake City as the route passes by iconic landmarks. To view all the Rock ‘n’ Roll Salt Lake City presented by Utah Sports Commission course details and maps, visit www.runrocknroll.com/salt-lake-city-courses.

All 2023 events in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series will serve as part of a year-long celebration of 25 Years Running for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series as the original Rock ‘n’ Roll race took place in San Diego in 1998. Since then, the Series has grown to be the biggest running series in the world and the journey of the last 25 years will be celebrated all the way. Special activations and experiences will be offered on-site in Salt Lake City to reflect on the past and get excited for the future.

To learn more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Salt Lake City presented by Utah Sports Commission, please visit www.runrocknroll.com/salt-lake-city. Media inquiries may be directed to press@runrocknroll.com.   

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