40th Annual Beat the New Year 5K


A New Year’s Eve tradition going on 40 years strong!

Join us for the best and oldest New Year’s Eve running party in Salt Lake City. 40 years of celebrating the New Year running in freezing cold temperatures! We may be crazy, but we know how to have fun, and that is what the Beat the New Year 5K is all about. Race the clock to the finish and start 2018 with a runner’s high! Gather your friends and family, put on your party hats, costumes, and warm winter gear to ring in the New Year like never before.

Registration includes:

  • 40th anniversary Beat the New Year zip t-hoodie.
  • Beat the New Year finisher award.
  • Pre-race raffle.
  • Post-race hot chocolate and refreshment.
  • Free photographs.

*Jackets are ordered based on registrations received by 12/15/2017. Therefore, availability is not guaranteed for registrations after this date and will be on a first come first served basis at packet pickup.

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Highland High School  &  Sugar House Park
2100 S. 1700 E.
Salt Lake City, UT US 84106


The course is 2 loops entirely within Sugar House Park, starting at the Northeast corner of the road and including the spur section north of the pond. This year it will run counter-clockwise.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the running course.
Strollers are allowed but we ask that you start at the back of the pack.
Be mindful that road conditions could include snow and ice.



Parking is at Highland High School (2100 S. and 1700 E.) just east of Sugar House Park.  Please be aware there is NO parking in Sugar House Park.


40th Anniversary long sleeve technical zip t-hoodie is included for all pre-registered runners.  Shirts for day of registrants will be available while supplies last, exact sizes not guaranteed.


  • Mr. and Ms. 2018 – Fast Male and Female Runner
  • Best New Year-themed Costume (Male and Female)
  • Coldest Costume – please keep in mind we could have extreme cold temps and ice/snow; have fun but be wise.
  • Commemorative finisher award to all registered runners

This race is an all-ages event – select costumes appropriately.


*Early Registration* September 15 – October 15, 2017
  Member     Non-member
   $25.00            $25.00

*Main Registration* – October 16 – December 15, 2017
  Member     Non-member
   $25.00           $30.00

*Late Registration* – December 16 – December 30, 2017
  Member     Non-member
   $30.00           $35.00

*Day of Race Registration* – December 31, 2017
  Member     Non-member
   $35.00           $40.00

Families are encouraged!
Kids 12 and under are free with paying adult.*
Please add them to registration. 

*does not include race shirt

Additional Information

If you have any further questions about this race please contact us at btny@slctrackclub.org

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