Voted Best of Utah

The Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon is very proud to have been selected as the number one running event in all of Utah by the readers of Salt Lake City Weekly. Can't get much better than that. Check Out who else made top billing in the category of "Best in...

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Marathon Nutrition Do’s & Don’ts

The Salt Lake City Marathon is coming up on April 21. Now is the time to start training, but running is not the only aspect of getting fit for this fight to the finish line. Triathlon and running coach Lora Erikson and Jennifer Nelson, the Salt Lake City Marathon...

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Die Hard Runners Brave the Elements

A few dozen hearty souls braved single digit temperatures this morning to actually train for the Salt Lake City Marathon. They gathered at Sugarhouse Park with a dual purpose, to train for the marathon, but also to raise money for research at the Huntsman Cancer...

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Fitness Fix: Preventing Shin Splints

Three easy exercises to prevent shin splints. Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, is a painful inflammatory condition marked by nagging pain across the tibia — the large bone in the front of the lower leg (a.k.a. the shinbone). The pain is caused by...

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Strength In Numbers: The Importance Of Fitness Buddies

Workout partners can help you stay committed to fitness and have fun. Here’s what you need to know to form an active relationship that gets results. If there were a way to double your chances for fitness success, would you be interested? How about a technique to make...

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Summer Fueling: Eating for a Successful Race Season

I live in Arizona, where summer heat takes on a whole new meaning. But even when the temps approach scorching, triathletes continue to hit the pavement and the (bath-water warm) pool to crank out those workouts. The show must go on, and so must proper fueling. For...

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SLCM Named Signature Event Second Year in a Row

We are proud to announce that the city of Salt Lake has named the Salt Lake City Marathon one of its signature events for the second year in a row! Helping contribute to to Mayor Becker’s Livability Agenda, the Salt Lake City Marathon is believed to be consistent with...

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Training for a Hilly Race

Running on hills is an important part of training for any race. If your goal race is on a hilly course, specific training becomes very important. Hills pose a unique challenge, but can also benefit runners by activating different muscle groups than you use on flat...

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Training for Your Next PR

Running a PR (Personal Record) takes training, a well-constructed race plan and cooperation from unknown factors, such as the weather. Today we’ll focus on training and pacing strategies for success. SMARTER TRAINING If you want to run faster than you have in the...

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SLCM Named 2015 RRCA Championship Race

We are excited to announce the Salt Lake City Marathon has been named a 2015 Utah State Half Marathon Championship race by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) for the second year in a row. Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive...

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Stay Motivated During the Holidays

The busy holiday season is here, but you also have a race to train for. How can you stay motivated to squeeze in your training runs between big meals and seemingly endless shopping? Here are a few tips to help you fit it all in. Be Realistic Most runners don’t log...

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5 Tips For A Successful Marathon

  There is a definite learning curve in the marathon. Tips and tricks are passed on from coach to runner, from veterans to first-timers. A successful race is the result of managing many small tasks. By planning ahead, you can make your marathon experience a whole lot...

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How To Choose The Right Training Program

Summer is (finally) here, and it’s time to start training for your fall event. There are more options to help you prepare then ever before, from groups to one-on-one coaching. How do you know which one is right for you? Below is a description of each type of training...

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