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UtahRunning.com Slogan Contest

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 Running Races

Running is of the most focused physical activities that you could ever take on. It not only challenges your body but also your mind and your will. The ability to concentrate and find a rhythm in putting one step in front of the other is what running is all about. While to some runners Utah running races are about winning, to others they are about the accomplishment of finishing the race. If you are a runner, then Utah is the place you should be headed for the Utah running races.

The state attracts all kinds of runners, from professionals to people who are running a Utah 5K or a Utah marathon for the first time. With its diverse land forms the Utah land is a great challenge to run on. Also the fact that many of the cities in the state offer running routes help professionals and amateurs train for the many Utah running races held here. Utah running includes marathons, half marathons and family races. This makes it possible for virtually anyone who is interested in running to train and participate in Utah running races. Whether you live in Utah or are visiting you are sure to find a Utah marathon or Utah half marathons on at some part of the state, all through the year.

Some of these marathons require you to register much in advance. So do check for the details in order to avoid any disappointment. Utah running races offer a diverse terrain and it is best to train accordingly. Running is a sport that helps build confidence in one self and adds to the self concept one develops. It is a great way to bring discipline and order into one’s life and is recommended for all age groups. And the best place to go running is Utah, the state that goes all out to support runners.

Typically Utah running races will have the competitors broken up into divisions which will be male and female, and then also various age groups. Utah running races tend to be a wide variety of different lengths; therefore, they require a different array of athleticism. The good news is that you can get out and participate in Utah running races even if you are a beginner.

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Corbin Talley – Utah Running Expert

Corbin Talley              Elite Athlete: Marathoner/Ultra Marathoner

High School Track and Cross Country Coach

Corbin currently teaches English at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) and has coached Track and Cross Country there for the past 7 years.  He has a Bachelors Degree in English Teaching from Weber State and a Masters Degree in Health, P.E. and Recreation from Utah State University.  He is also a USATF Level 1 certified Coach.

Career Highlights:

Boys Track & Field State Champions – 2008, 2009

Girls Track & Field State Champions – 2004, 2005, 2006

Boys Cross Country State Champions – 2007

Girls Cross Country State Champions – 2007, 2008

Girls Cross Country Team finished 9th at Nike Nationals in 2007

Coached 13 Region Championship Teams

NFHS Utah Boys Track Coach of the Year – 2009

NFHS Utah Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year – 2007

Corbin’s running career has been very successful.  He excelled in high school, college, and continues to run competitively today.  He has competed in events ranging from 5Ks to marathons, and has also competed in several ultra marathons.

Athletic Accomplishments:

PRs:  mile – 4:06; 3,000m – 8:17; 5,000m – 14:15; 10,000m – 30:17

3 Time All-Conference Cross Country at Weber State

3 Time All-Conference Track & Field at Weber State

NCAA Qualifier in the Steeplechase in 2002 (8:47 pr)

Utah Road Racing Circuit Champion – 2003, 2005

Marathon PR – 2:21.31 (St. George 2003)

Finished 49th in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

1st Place – Sedona Marathon (2006); Course Record

Finished 12 marathons and 5 ultra marathons (goal of 100 marathons in lifetime)

Completed the 2009 Wasatch 100

Course Record Holder – Gerald Anderson Memorial 5k

Corbin Talley grew up in Riverton, UT where he attended Bingham High School.  After high school, he attended Weber State University where he competed in Track and Cross Country.  While at Weber State, Corbin met and married Stefanie who also ran on the WSU Track and Cross Country teams.  They currently reside in Layton, UT with their two kids – Ashlyn and Samantha.

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by on Jan.01, 2010, under Utah Running Experts

Janae Richardson – Utah Running Expert

Janae Richardson     

Runner, USATF Certified Coach, Co-founder of UtahRunning.com 

Janae Richardson is a homemaker, runner, coach, and co-founder of UtahRunning.com.  She graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors Degree in History Teaching and PE/Coaching.  Janae is a Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach and is pursuing a masters degree in Exercise Science at Utah State University.  She currently coaches cross country at Davis High School (Kaysville, UT) and offers private coaching to runners of all levels.

Career Highlights:

Teaching:

3 years experience teaching U.S. History (2005-2008)

4 years experience teaching Physical Education (2005-2009)

Coaching:

Sand Ridge Junior High Basketball and Track and Field Coach (2005-2008)

Roy High JV Basketball Coach (2006-2009)

Davis High School Cross Country Coach (2007-present)

9th at Nike Team Nationals Davis High School Girls Cross Country 2007

State Champions Davis High School Girls Cross Country Team 2007, 2008

2nd Place at State Davis High School Girls Cross Country Team 2009

Other:

2 years experience managing a specialty running shoe store

Janae competed in cross country and track at Weber State University.  Since college, she has completed three marathons (Top of Utah, St. George, and Chicago), several half-marathons, and many local 5Ks and 10Ks.  A healthy lifestyle and running have become a permanent part of Janae’s life and she enjoys sharing her passion for running with others.

Athletic Accomplishments:

Mile:  5:15

2 Mile:  11:14

Steeplechase:  10:49

5K:  17:01

10K:  35:30 (Weber State Top Ten List)

Half Marathon:  1:21:50 Salt Lake Half 2010

Marathon: 2:59:53 St. George Marathon 2006

Janae grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho where she graduated from Hillcrest High School.  She met her husband, Ken, while competing at WSU.  They currently reside in Ogden, Utah with their daughter and son.

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by on Jan.01, 2010, under Utah Running Experts


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