Registration / Info
Full Marathon Information:
Date/Time: Saturday, September 15, 2018. Race starts promptly at 6:55 a.m. for wheelchair athletes and at 7:00 a.m. for runners.
Fee: $95 for entries postmarked January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018. See fee schedule below for more information.
Racers Receive: Long sleeve t-shirt, finisher's medallion, bus transportation to start, pre and post drinks and fruit, and to run one of the most scenic marathons in the country.
You should receive an email confirming your registration within a week or two. Verify your registration through RaceEntry.
+ Aid Stations
You will find aid stations at the start, finish, and miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. Portapotties will be at the start, finish, and near each mile mark, with a portapotty at each mile in the canyon. All aid stations will have Gatorade (on the first tables), water (on the last tables), Vaseline, Band Aids, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper. In the second half of the course, all aid stations will have fruit. GU energy gel will be available at miles 9 and 19.
Medics from the Logan City Fire Department will ride the course on bicycles to help runners in need.
All finishers receive a moose medallion at the finish line. The awards ceremony will start around Noon on Saturday at Merlin Olsen Park. The top 5 male and female finishers in each of the following age group will receive moose trophies: 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.
Instead of competing in their age group, runners who qualify may choose to compete in one of the weight divisions: Filly (women over 145 lbs.) or Clydesdale (men over 200 lbs.).
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top (overall) male and female winners: $1,200 for 1st, $800 for 2nd, $600 for 3rd, $400 for 4th, and $225 for 5th
You must be present at the awards ceremony to win cash or trophies. No awards will be mailed or given to anyone other than the official winners.
+ Entry Fees
- $95 for entries postmarked January 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018
- $115 for entries postmarked August 1 to August 31, 2018
- $135 for entries postmarked on or after September 1, 2018.
Click here for Relay entry fees.
If this is your 10th time running the TOU Marathon, you can take a $10 discount off the fees listed above.
The last chance to register is on the day before the marathon at packet pick-up. There is no race-day registration.
Entry fees include a long-sleeve t-shirt, a finisher’s moose medallion, refreshments and other support services on the course, bus transportation to the start, and one of the most scenic marathons in the country.
+ Extra Services
When registering, you have the option to pay for these extra services:
- $5 to have the results mailed to you.
- $15/shirt to receive extra race shirts at packet pickup.
- $3/shirt to have extra shirts mailed to you.
+ Hotel Shuttles and Bus Service
A bus will be assigned to each of Logan’s main hotels and motels. At 5:00 a.m. each hotel’s bus will take runners to Merlin Olsen Park, where they will change buses for the ride to the start line. In the late morning, buses will return runners from the park to hotels. This hotel shuttle service is free.
Getting to the start line: All runners must ride one of the yellow school buses from Merlin Olsen Park to the start line, up Blacksmith Fork Canyon (the canyon will be closed to private vehicles). Buses depart from the south side of Merlin Olsen Park (on 100 South, between 200 and 300 East). The first bus leaves at 5:15 a.m. The last bus leaves at 5:45 a.m. sharp. Wheelchair athletes will receive a special pass to drive to start by private vehicle if desired.
Here are the hotels and motels that will have shuttles for the Top of Utah Marathon, in no particular order:
- Best Western Weston Inn 250 North Main, 435-752-5700
- Days Inn & Suites 447 North Main, 435-752-9141
- University Inn 870 East 700 North, 435-797-0017
- Hampton Inn 1665 North Main, 435-713-4567
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites 2235 North Main, 435-752-3444
- Best Western Baugh Motel 153 South Main, 435-752-5220
- Econolodge Inn & Suites 364 South Main, 435-753-5623
- La Quinta Inn & Suites 853 South Main, 435-752-0707
- Super 8 Motel 865 South Main, 435-753-8883
- Comfort Inn 2002 South 89/91, 435-787-2060
- Marriott SpringHill Suites 635 South Riverwoods Parkway, 435-750-5180
+ Packet Pickup
Race packets can be picked up 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Al's Sporting Goods, 1075 North Main Street in Logan. Packets can also be picked up on race day morning, 4:30-5:20 a.m. at Merlin Olsen Park.
You will need photo ID to pick up your race packet. You may only pick up your own race packet.
+ Registration Changes and Transfers
Through participant self management, you can edit your contact information (free), change your registration between the marathon, marathon relay, and 5K ($10 transfer fee applies), or sell your registration to another runner ($10 transfer fee applies. Registration changes must be made at least three weeks before race day.
There are no refunds.
+ Road Closure
Blacksmith Fork Canyon (the first 14 miles of the course) will be closed by police from 5:00 a.m. on Saturday until all runners have cleared the canyon. Spectators may begin viewing the race shortly after mile 14. From mile 17 to just past mile 18, where the race is on a major highway, one lane will be coned off for runners. No personal support vehicles, baby strollers, roller blades, bicycles, or motorcycles will be allowed on the course.
The first 100 spectators arriving at Merlin Olsen Park to watch the finishers will receive a free souvenir pin featuring the same design as the finisher medallion. The first opportunity for spectators to view the race is shortly after mile 14, where the course turns on to Hollow Road. Police will close the road from there to the start. To avoid traffic congestion, we don’t encourage spectators to try to watch from mile 14 to shortly before 24. The final 2-3 miles of the course are a short walk from the finish line and are spectator-friendly.
+ Split Times
Digital clocks will show split times at 10K, Half and Mile 20.
+ Start Line
The race begins at 6:55 a.m. for wheelchair athletes and 7:00 a.m. for runners. The start line is at Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The start area will have portapotties, an aid station, and a heated warming tent. Average temperatures at the start are 40 degrees, warming to 50-70 by the finish line—although anything can happen in September!
Warm-up Clothing: Your race packet includes a bag with your name and bib number on it. Put your warm-up clothing in this bag and toss it through a window of one of the two buses parked by the start line before the race begins. These buses will leave before the start, and your clothing bag will be waiting for you at the finish. You may also drop warm-up clothing at one of the aid stations. Look for it, arranged by aid station, at the finish.
+ Time Limit
You are welcome to complete the race at your own pace, but aid stations and police support will be withdrawn after 1:00 p.m. Official timing ends 6 hours after the race begins.
+ Vendor Expo
Besides packet pickup, Friday evening will feature a vendor expo with clothing and other running-related products and services.