"No doubt a brain and shoes are essential for marathon sucess, although if it comes down to a choice, pick the shoes. More people finish marathons with no brains than with no shoes." - Don Kardong

The 2015 NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon will be held on Saturday September 19th, 2015
days hours minutes seconds until TOU 2015


Race Information

For the 2014 marathon we are allowing 2500 runners. Registration starts on November 1st, 2013. You can register three different ways. First you can send us a self addressed stamped envelope and we will send you a registration form. Second you can register online. Third you can print our a registration form from our web site and mail it in. All entries mailed in must not be post marked before March 1st to be accepted.

Acceptance Letter

Once you are registered you should receive an acceptance letter within a week or two.

Refunds and Transfers

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS. We are keeping registration open for an extra 3 weeks this year to give runners every possible chance to register.

Location

The marathon starts up at Hardware Ranch, which is located in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Located North of Salt Lake City about 80 miles and about 23 miles from Logan, Utah, home of Utah State University, Hardware Ranch WMA is managed for wildlife, wildlife habitat, and wildlife enthusiasts. During the winter we run a feeding and outreach program that helps to limit the migration of Rocky Mountain elk into Cache Valley, where they impact local farm and ranch hay crops. It also provides us a unique opportunity to interact with the public. Hardware Ranch WMA is open to all kinds of public access including; hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. The main meadow complex where we conduct the winter program is the only area closed to the public. This area is used for hay production during the summer and designated as a game rest area throughout the year.

Date

September 20, 2014.

Time

Race starts promptly at 6:55am for wheelchair athletes and at 7:00 for runners.

Fee Schedule

  • $85 for entries postmarked November 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014.
  • $105 for entries postmarked August 2, 2014 to September 1, 2014.
  • $125 for entries postmarked September 2, 2014 to September 19, 2014.
  • No race-day registration.

  • If this is your 10th time running TOU you get a $10 discount.
  • $75 for 10th time running, postmarked November 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014.
  • $95 for 10th time running, postmarked August 2, 2014 to September 1, 2014.
  • $115 for 10th time running, postmarked September 2, 2014 to September 19, 2014.
  • No race-day registration. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS.
  • $15 for extra T-Shirts, $18 if you want the shirt mailed.
  • $10 for pasta dinner prepaid. $6 for children 12 and under prepaid. Ages 3 and under free. $2 extra if paying at the door.
  • $5 if you want results mailed to your home.

Pasta Loading

This will be held at the Marriott, SpringHill, Elements Restaurant (Apx. 600 S. Main, in Logan), where the packet pickup and vendor expo are also held. You can sign up during registration or anytime after you have registered. Dinners can be purchased at the door as long as there is space.

Entertainment

We expect to have live music

Packet Pickup and Vendor Expo

Packets can be picked up between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday (the evening before the marathon) at the Marriott, SpringHill Elements Restaurant (Apx. 600 S. Main, in Logan). Packets can also be picked up on Saturday morning, between 4:30am and 5:20am at Merlin Olsen Park, where the buses take runners to the start of the race.

Mailed Race Results

When you register you can choose to have the race results mailed to your home address. There is a $5.00 fee.

Extra T-Shirts

Extra T-Shirts. When you register you get one t-shirt with your registration. If you want extra t-shirts they are available for $15 or $18 if you want the shirt mailed.

Marathon Homepage

http://www.topofutahmarathon.com

Time Limit

We allow runners 6 hours of support to complete the marathon. After 6 hours the aid stations and police support are pulled from the course but runners are welcome to continue on their own.

Weather

This time of year has perfect running weather in Utah. The temperatures at start will be on an average 40 degrees, quickly warming up to between 50 and 70 degrees by the finish line. However, Utah September storms can bring snow at high elevations (like the 2000 marathon) so be prepared for whatever the weather brings. Generally the weather is nice this time of year.

Road Closure

The organizers have been working with UDOT (Utah Division of Transportation), the Highway Patrol, and the Forest Service on road closure. The canyon will be completely closed down from 5:00am on Saturday until all runners have cleared the canyon Spectators may begin viewing the race at mile 14. Once out of the canyon, one to two lanes will be closed down for the runners.

Split Times

We will have digital clocks for split times at mile 6, 13 and 20.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be at the start, finish, at miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Port-a-potties will be available at the start, finish, and at each mile, with two port-a-potties at each mile marker in the canyon. All aid stations will also have gatorade (on the first tables), water (on the last tables), vaseline, band-aides, feminine hygiene products and toilet paper. In the second half of the course, all aid stations will have fruit and some will have GU energy gel at two aid stations yet to be determined. We provide medical First Responders a few yards before every aid station and the Logan Fire Department Bike Medics will ride the course on bicycles, helping runners in need.

Bus Transportation

All runners must take bus transportation (yellow school buses) to starting line. No vehicles will be allowed up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Buses start leaving at 5:15 am and the last bus leaves at 5:45 am sharp. Buses load at Merlin Olsen Park, 300 East Center Street, Logan.

Vehicles

No personal support vehicles, baby strollers, roller blades, bicycles, motorcycles will be allowed on the course.

Runners Receive

Long sleeve t-shirt, finisher's medallion, bus transportation to start, pre and post drinks and fruit, and you get to run one of the most scenic marathons in the country.

Awards

The awards ceremony will start around 1:15pm on Saturday, in the park by the finish line, and will feature the following awards:.

Moose medallions for everyone who finishes.

Moose trophies to top finishers in each age group.
  • $1500 to top overall male, female winners.
  • $1000 for second and $750 for third $500 for fourth and $250 for fifth overall winners.
  • $500 for overall master division winners.
  • $250 for overall male and female wheelchair and $50 for Hand Cycle winners.
  • $50 for each age-group winner.
**ALL THOSE WINNING MONEY AND TROPHIES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE AWARDS. NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED OR GIVEN TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL WINNERS.

Age/Weight Groups

Men and women, for following categories
  • ll and younger
  • 12-14
  • 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
Clydesdale and Filly Division
If you qualify for the clydesdale or filly weight division you may choose to compete in that devision instead of your age group division.
  • women over 145lbs.
  • men over 200 lbs
Awards 5 deep in each age group and in the clydesdale and filly divisions.

Sports Drink

Gatorade is the official sports drink for the NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon for the 2014 year.


**Sponsored by the Cache Sun 'n Snow Runners

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