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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Dec 19
6:00 pm    
2 set (3min x 2min x 1min) same recovery time
Sugar House Park
Dec 26
6:00 pm    
Break for Holidays
Jan 2
6:00 pm    
Break for Holidays

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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Dec 21
6:30 am    
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot of Natural History Museum on Wakara Way
6 mile loop
Dec 28
6:30 am    
Hilltop BST Run
Parking lot at Hilltop/Morris Reservoir (on 18th ave just east of the Greater Aves LDS Ward)
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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Dec 23
9:00 am    
Storm Mountain Park
1000 E 11400 S, Sandy. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458290053
Host: Paul. Post-run coffee @ Einstein, 1297 E Draper Pkwy
Dec 30
9:00 am    
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd. just east of Hogle Zoo. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
Host: Paul. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill
Jan 6
9:00 am    
Draper Park
~12500 S 1300 E, loop on Porter Rockwell & Draper Canal trails
Host: John. Post-run coffee @ Bruges Waffles & Frites, 541 E 12300 S, Draper
Jan 13
9:00 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
Jan 20
9:00 am    
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Hollie. Post-run coffee @ Publik, 3rd Ave. & G St.
Jan 27
no run
Winter Series 5k @ Saltair

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 in December

Breakfast after each run, hosted by a Track Club member.  Details at the runs.

December 17, 8:00 am
Meet at:  3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay.

3 Cups Route

December 24, 8:00 am
Meet at:  Highland High School, 2100 South 1700 East, north lot by school sign, as usual.