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 Urban Trail Race, 5K Fun Run, and a Kids & Family Fun Miler.
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 the "Flattest Run in the West" with most of the course grade at or near 0. We will keep the same traditional Top of Utah weekend, but leave the Blacksmith Fork Canyon downhill run for the Top of Utah Half Marathon. The new city route will provides an open and fast path through the west-side of the Logan and 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 dawn breaks and the sun crests the Cone of the Wellsville Range (~7am). 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 Altra Runner’s Festival hosted by our presenting sponsor, Altra Running.