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 6:00 pm

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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Mar 27    
6:00 pm
3x 1.5 miles @ MP with 2 in rest
Liberty Park
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park Hoping the track will be clear
Apr 3    
6:00 pm
6-8x 800's with 400 recovery
SHP/Highland High School
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Apr 10    
6:00 pm
1mile x 1200 x 800 x 400 x 800 x 1200 x 1 mile
SHP/Highland High School
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track, mixed speed
Apr 17    
6:00 pm
4x800's @ MP with 30 sec rest, 4x200s'x 200 jog
SHP/Highland High School
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Apr 24    
6:00 pm
3-4sets(400, 200 jog, 2x200)
SHP/Highland High School
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
May 1    
6:00 pm
Avenues Hill Repeats
Popperton Park
zig zag up and through the Avenues hills

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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Mar 29    
6:30 am
BST Z-Trail
4594 Thousand Oaks Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84124, USA
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Apr 5    
6:30 am
BST to North Salt Lake Towers
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Hollie 6.6 miles out and back
Apr 12    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Karie 6 mile loop on BST
Apr 19    
6:30 am
City Creek BST Run
Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd or Ranger Station Parking lot.
Host: Hollie Big climb up going East on BST 6 miles out and back
Apr 26    
6:30 am
Dry Creek BST Out & Back Run
Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back

Saturday Fun Run

Start your weekend with a morning run! 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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Mar 24    
8:00 am
Wasatch Running Center
Winter Series Make-up Run! 8946 S. State St., Sandy. Route: south on path next to TRAX
Host: Hollie. Shop atWasatch Running store after run.
Mar 31    
8:00 am
Draper Park
~12500 S 1300 E, loop on Porter Rockwell & Draper Canal trails
Host: John. Bake 360 725 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020
Apr 7    
8:00 am
Publik Coffee
975 S West Temple (approach via Main & Fayette). Route: west on 900 S to Jordan River, then out & back on bike path.
Host: Paul. Publik Coffee, 975 S West Temple
Apr 14    
8:00 am
Tanner Park
Heritage Way & 2700 East. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1836228293
Host: Meryl. Higher Ground, 2005 E 3300 S
Apr 21    
no run
Salt Lake City Marathon saltlakecitymarathon.com
Apr 28    
8:00 am
May 5    
8:00 am
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Hollie. Publik Coffee, 3rd Ave & G St

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.