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Question: “How does Utah Valley Marathon compare to St. George Marathon in terms of speed of finishers?”


Rocky Mountain Running and Triathlon Magazine had a great article in their January 2010 issue that compared several marathons in our region, including the St. George and the Utah Valley Marathon. It was titled, “Regional Marathon Comparison Guide”. If you check around you may still be able to find a copy, but below are some of the highlights. This data is based off of 2009 race results. Keep in mind that the 2010 Utah Valley Marathon course has been altered and is claiming to be faster than in previous years.

By Janae Richardson – Runner | High School Cross Country & Track Coach

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September 19, 2009 UtahRunning.com started a slogan contest to allow the community to help the UtahRunning.com team come up with the best slogan for the website.

Applicants were able to enter as many slogans as they wished. The one winner received a cash prize of $100. If you would like to watch the video explaining the slogan contest visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvxjvHI21Ok.

So you are probably wondering who won the contest, right? Well Dustin J. of Salt Lake City was the winner with 46% of the votes. The slogan to be used which you probably have seen through out the site is “Your Run Starts Here”.
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Utah Marathon

If you are considering running a Utah marathon then it is time to get down to some serious training. The name ‘Utah’ literally means ‘people of the mountains’.

There is nothing that can take the place of sheer hard work and determination that running a marathon requires. Of course having a Utah running buddy or group that supports you also helps. There is plenty of help online as well as offline that you can consider. If you are coming in from another state then your online group can provide key insight on Utah running races, the terrain, climate and much more.

If you are training for a Utah Marathon or Utah half marathons you can simply search for places you can run this week or weekend and get a good feel of your strengths and weaknesses. There are over a dozen Utah marathons that you can consider registering for and running. So essentially there is a Utah marathon for you to train for and participate in virtually every month of the year. Some of the popular Utah 5K and Utah marathons include the Nordic Track Top of Utah Marathon, Utah Valley Marathon, Salt Lake City Marathon and The Ultimatex Utah Edition.

The St. George Marathon was recently rated by Runner’s World as one of their four top choices for “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around.” Also this Utah Marathon was ranked as Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathon and Top 20 Marathons in the USA.

Canyons, valleys, deserts, plains and mountains; the state of Utah offers its residents and visitors a diverse terrain and land form. Utah running is a pleasure for every runner who loves being out on the road, close to nature. Depending on the Utah marathon that you choose you may find yourself running through plains, canyons and mountains. The Ogden Marathon, Desert News Marathon, Park City Marathon and St George Marathon, are considered to amongst jewels in the marathons the state has to offer.

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by on Jan.08, 2010, under Utah Marathon, Utah Running

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