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The 2014 NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon will be held on Saturday September 20th, 2014
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This course is fast
The course starts at Hardware Ranch Elk Refuge, and travels down Blacksmith Fork Canyon and on into downtown Logan. The course drops approximately 1045 ft. over the 26 miles but is only a 1% to 2% grade and won't beat up your legs. It is a perfect downhill running course. You are sure to set a PR on this course.
This course is scenic
Fourteen miles of the course is in Blacksmith Fork Canyon and follows the Blacksmith Fork River into Cache Valley. Run past river banks, marshes, limestone outcroppings and through the cool canyon vistas. Moose, elk, deer, and many other species of wildlife make the Canyon their home. The fall leaves will be at their most spectacular! The color in Blacksmith Fork Canyon rivals the East Coast ~ the red maples and yellow aspens set against the dark green junipers! After leaving Blacksmith Fork canyon, the course runs nine miles through Cache Valley, which is flanked on the east side by the Bear River Range of the Wasatch Mountains and on the west side by the Wellsville Mountains. The height of the Wellsvilles in relation to the narrow width of their base makes them the steepest mountains in the world.
Course is USAT&F certified
The organizers have had the course certified by the USA Track and Field Association (USAT&F). This means people running this course can qualify for the Boston Marathon.