Weekly Runs

Club runs are noncompetitive and are open to members, guests, and runners of all levels of experience and ability. Nonmembers are welcome but are asked to join the club and sign a liability waiver if they participate on a regular basis. There is no fee for the runs, and no facilities are provided. For more information, contact the club at board@slctrackclub.org.


Tuesday Speedwork 6:30 am (for Summer)

Speed workouts sessions are held at the Highland High School (1700 E 2100 S) track. We meet at the Garden Center parking lot at the NE corner of Sugar House Park  at 1602 E  2100 S, just before the Highland High School fence line. 

For the summer morning sessions we will warm up on the track, to expedite time for those that need to get to work. Those that would like more miles can do a longer cool down in the park after the workout.

In Winter, when the track is covered in snow, we run on the road in Sugar House park, meeting at the same location.

On occasion we break from regularity and have a workout at a different location. It is always posted on our calendar and a reminder is posted on Facebook for the upcoming workout. All are welcome and encouraged to come. The workout posted is a guideline, but it can always be adapted to meet your needs. If you are wanting to build some speed this is the run for you.

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Jul 4
4th of July, run a 5K, enjoy the holiday!
Jul 11
6:30 am    
2 sets (2x400, 800)
Highland High School
speed and even sets
Jul 18
6:30 am    
200 + 400 + 600 + 800 + 600 + 400 + 200m
Highland High School
ladder workout
Jul 25
6:30 am    
2x800 4x400 2x800
Highland High School
speed and even sets
Aug 1
6:30 am    
6x800's with 400 recovery
Highland High School
speed and even sets


Thursday Morning Trail Runs

Satisfy your inner mountain goat!

This trail run will take place every Thursday morning at 6:30 am starting from various trailheads around the University/Avenues area. We are a dog-friendly group, so if Fido needs to get his miles in as well feel free to bring him along. You’ll notice below that the even days say “Off-leash dog run.” Those are off-leash dog free-for-all days. On odd days please either leave Fido at home, put Fido on a leash, or start 5 minutes before the rest of the group. (We’re trying this out as a way to keep everyone happy and safe on the trail.)

Keep in mind that weather impacts trail conditions and there may be mornings where we decide to run on the road. The appropriate gear can also make your sunrise trail run much more enjoyable:

  • Good pair of trail running shoes
  • Headlamp to light your path
  • Yaktrax for snowy/icy trail conditions

We look forward to seeing you on the Salt Lake City Back Track!

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Jun 29
6:30 am    
BST Zoo Run
Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Hosts: Mark, John. 6 miles out and back.
Jul 6
6:30 am    
Little Cottonwood Trail
Temple Quarry Trailhead at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon on North Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
Host: John. 6.5 miles out and back. Watershed: No dogs allowed.
Jul 13
6:30 am    
Heughs Canyon Waterfall via Olympus Trail
Mt. Olympus trailhead, 5789 Wasatch Blvd, Holladay
Host: Karie. 6.25 miles out and back
Jul 20
6:30 am    
Dry Creek BST Out & Back Run
Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Hosts: Karie, Mark. 6 miles out and back up Dry Creek on BST and back.
Jul 27
6:30 am    
Millcreek Canyon Terraces/Elbow/Pipeline loop.
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Karie /Mark. 6ish miles up on Terraces/Elbow down on Pipeline
Aug 3
6:30 am    
Sandy BST Run
Hidden Valley Park 2860 Wasatch Blvd Sandy, Utah
Host: John/Karie. 6 miles out and back Across Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge. Dogs ok on leash
Aug 10
6:30 am    
City Creek BST Run
Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd. (If no room here park at the Ranger Station parking lot.)
Host: Mark. Up BST from City Creek with a nice climb; 6 miles out and back.
Aug 17
6:00 am    
Upper Millcreek Lower Big Water to Dog Lake
Meet at small parking lot just North of Millcreek Canyon Road (3800S) on Wasatch Blvd. (the one with recycling container).
Hosts: Karie, Mark. 6 miles out and back up Dry Creek on BST and back. Note special start time, 6:30 at trailhead if you want to drive on your own.
Aug 24
6:30 am    
BST/Red Butte Sucker Run
Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Host: John/Mark. Head south on BST up and around Red Butte Gardens and back; about a 6 mile loop.
Aug 31
6:30 am    
BST to North Salt Lake Towers
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Mark. 6.6 miles out and back
Sep 7
6:30 am    
BST Zoo Run
Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Hosts: Mark, Karie. 6 miles out and back.
Sep 14
6:30 am    
City Creek Trail Run
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Hosts: Mark, John. Trail that parallels the City Creek paved road; 6 miles out and back.
Sep 21
6:30 am    
Hilltop BST Run
Parking lot at Hilltop / Morris Reservoir (on 18th Ave just east of the Greater Aves. LDS Ward)
Host: Mark. 6 miles out and back.

Saturday Fun Run

Beginning in November, Saturday morning runs will start at 9:00 am. The core distance is usually about 6 miles; attendees often arrive early for extra mileage. Runners are invited to linger for post-run beverages, food, and socializing. For dates with a member-hosted post-run breakfast, the breakfast location will be announced at the run. (The host will provide a main dish; please bring a beverage or breakfast item to share.)

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Jul 1
7:00 am    
Einstein Bros' Bagels
**NEW START TIME** Host: Linda.
Jul 8
7:00 am    
Jordan River Rotary Park
973 W 12300 S, Draper. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1627747126
**Post-run breakfast (and pickleball!) hosted by John** Try to bring a dish or beverage to share.
Jul 15
7:00 am    
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd, east of zoo. Route:  mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
Host: TBD. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill
Jul 22
7:00 am    
Publik Coffee
975 S West Temple. Route: west on 900 S to Jordan River, then out & back on bike path.
Host: Paul.

Sunday Fun Run 8:00 am

A popular 5 mile run from Highland High School, 2100 S 1700 E (north lot, by the school sign), often followed by breakfast.

Special Sunday runs

Breakfast Run, Sunday, June 4, 8:00 am
We’ll meet at the east parking lot of Skyline High School. Post-run breakfast will be hosted by Gene and Jerrie Hofeling. Please bring a breakfast item to share.