Run Utah Valley Half with MB this summer!

I love a good adventure and a destination race is the perfect excuse to get out and explore! When I received the invite to run Utah, specifically the Utah Valley Half Marathon I don’t think I could say YES fast enough!


From the race website:
This Utah Valley Half Marathon has a fast paced scenic course that begins in Provo Canyon and features much of Utah County’s diverse scenery. This spring Half Marathon sends runners along the US 189 highway, and runners will experience the majestic mountains of Utah. Half Marathon runners will enjoy one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country. Of all the Utah Half Marathons this may be the only one that has zero turns on the race course.  The half marathon race course has spectacular views of the beautiful Utah Valley, and historic down town Provo. Half Marathon runners will finish in front of the Historic Provo Tabernacle.

Did I mention that this is race is completely downhill?  Now that is an entirely new challenge!  The average temperature in Utah for June is between 53 degrees and 83 degrees.  With a 6:00am race start we should still be in the 50-60 range for most of the race.  Perfect!

Couple other interesting facts to share with you:
The Utah Valley Marathon was named a TOP 10 race in America by Runner’s World Magazine in 2014
They are giving out a nice race jacket instead of a shirt in 2017 due to this being the 10 year anniversary
It is  a super fast downhill course, BQ
Utah Valley has very large race medals

You can also run a full marathon or 10K distance.  The race promoters are  working on a blogger/runner tent location where we can organize a formal meet up!  This way if I happen to miss you at the start line we can all meet in a central place after the race and meet in person!  So what are you waiting for?  Mark your calendar for June 10th and join me and many others for a destination run that surely will not disappoint!

Be sure to check out the Utah Valley Marathon website for all the details and to register.  Use code MB15 for 15% off any distance!

Will I see you in Utah?  Do you have a destination run planned this year?  

Make sure you stop by and show a little running love to our link up hostesses: Marcia, Erika and Patty!

30 Responses so far.

  1. Marcia says:

    You know I’ll be there! It’s gonna be a fun one!
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    • MB says:

      I am so excited you found this race and invited me along! I fear the last month of those training runs are going to be super hot for me but Utah! It will be amazing!

  2. Wow looks like this is becoming a popular race this race! Looks like a great venue
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  3. What a great race! A race jacket too– score! If my summer wasn’t already so travel packed (it’s insane already!) I would totally train to do this with you. Great excuse to go to Utah.
    There is a race here called Downhill at Dawn and it is an elevation loss… even though parts are rolling hills. It’s amazing! FAST!
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    • MB says:

      We need to plan to meet at a race! I am super excited about this run- so of my training runs are going to get super hot but……..Utah will be amazing!

  4. Juanita says:

    My family always want to join in a marathon. We had cosidered which marathon we should take part in until I read your post.What a coincidence!
    Hope to see you there
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  5. This looks great, I’m still riding the fence of whether I’ll be coming!
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  6. Karen says:

    Oh how I wish I could run with you all!! It is going to be so preeeettty 🙂

  7. FOMO to the max….but, I will have a nice little blogger extravaganza happening a week later in Duluth at Grandma’s Marathon.
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  8. Jenn says:

    I have such FOMO!!!! EEK!

    I have a few destination races planned for the year, but I could certainly always use one more.
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  9. I wish I could come! But since i’m running Grandmas the week after–idk, 2 marathons in 2 weeks? Could be kinda crazy…
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  10. MCM Mama says:

    I’m having FOMO all over the place about all the races people are doing in June, even though I have my own fun planned. I just want to do all the everythings.
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  11. I like that they are offering race jackets instead of tech shirts. I also got asked to run this. And even though the race itself is free, I’m sure lodging and flights will be very expensive. I am going to think about it a bit more.
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  12. Teresa says:

    This is going to be so beautiful and so much fun! Eeeek!
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  13. OMG that looks amazing! I just might need to add this race to the bucket list as I continue my quest for 50 states!
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  14. that race sounds interesting. I’ve not planned anything for this summer yet. Maybe I’ll register for this race. Hope see you there
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  15. Annmarie says:

    I SO wish I could run it! Looks like an amazing course!
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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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