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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Aug 22
6:30 am    
3-4 Mile repeats with 1 min rest
Highland High School
will have alternate workout for those not marathon training
Aug 29
6:30 am    
3-4 1.5 miles with 2 min rest
Liberty Park
last morning workout, back to pm 9/5
Sep 5
6:00 pm    
Long: 2x2 miles with 2 min rest, 4x400 with 200 jog. Short: 2x(4x400) with 1 min rest, 800 jog between sets
Highland High School
back to pm workouts, warm up around park
Sep 12
6:00 pm    
Long: 1 mile + 800 + 400 + 400 + 800 + 1 mile. Short: 200 + 400 + 600 + 800 + 600 + 400 + 200
Highland High School
Sep 19
6:00 pm    
3x10 min with 5 min easy run recovery
City Creek Canyon
Meet at parking East of Capitol, warm up to the canyon
Sep 26
6:00 pm    
Long: 4-6 mile repeats with 1 min rest. Short: 2x800, 400 jog 4x400 200 jog
Highland High School
Oct 3
6:00 pm    
2 sets (800x400x400)
Highland High School
Oct 10
6:00 pm    
6-8 x 400 with 200 jog
Highland High School
Oct 17
6:00 pm    
Long:Mile, 4x400, mile. Short: 800 + 4x400 + 800
Highland High School
Oct 24
6:00 pm    
Hill pushes, 4x5 min with 3 min jog
City Creek Canyon
get off the track and enjoy some fall colors
Oct 31
6:00 pm    
TRICK OR TREAT NO TRACK
Nov 7
6:00 pm    
30s x 30s until you can't repeat.
Highland High School
Time Change, it will be dark.


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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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    
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
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.
Sep 28
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.
Oct 5
6:30 am    
Dry Creek BST Out & Back Run
Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Hosts: Mark/Karie. 6 miles out and back
Oct 12
6:30 am    
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on Wakara Way (new start location for this run)
Host: Karie/Mark. 6 mile loop on BST
Oct 19
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/Karie. 6 miles out and back
Oct 26
6:30 am    
BST Z-trail
Follow link for parking and location: goo.gl/578kGC
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back. Traverses west face of Olympus
Nov 2
6:30 am    
City Creek Trail Run
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Mark/Karie. 6 miles out and back Trail that parallels the City Creek paved road
Nov 9
6:30 am    
Little Cottonwood Trail
Temple Quarry Trailhead at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon on North Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
Host: John

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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Aug 19
7:00 am    
Storm Mountain Park
1000 E 11400 S, Sandy. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458290053
Host: TBD. Post-run coffee @ Bake 360, 12300 S 700 E, Draper
Aug 26
7:00 am    
Wasatch Hollow Park
Hosts: Hollie, Linda, Sandy. Post-run coffee @ Red Moose, 1693 S 900 E
Sep 2
7:00 am    
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: Neil.
Sep 9
8:00 am    
State Capitol
East Capitol Blvd., diagonal parking NE of building. Out & back run up City Creek Canyon.
**NEW START TIME** Host: Hollie. Post-run coffee @ Cafe on 1st, 1st Ave & I St.
Sep 16
8:00 am    
Jordan River Parkway
Riverside Dr., south of 5400 S (lot w/pavillion, goo.gl/maps/prwz7PK8fqx). Out and back on bike path.
Host: Paul. Post-run coffee @ Great Harvest Bread, 6357 S Redwood Rd, Murray
Sep 23
8:00 am    
Sunnyside Park
1735 E Sunnyside Ave. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458963631
Host: Neil. Post-run coffee @ Bagel Project, corner 800 S 500 E
Sep 30
8:00 am    
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Temple Quarry trailhead (across from canyon park-n-ride): goo.gl/maps/r2UpV8VQqe32. Out and back on trail.
Host: Lawrence.  Post-run coffee @ Coffee & Cocoa, 6556 S 3000 E (Zions Bank plaza)
Oct 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.
Oct 14
8:00 am    
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Karie, Mark. Post-run coffee @ Publik, 3rd Ave. & G St.
Oct 21
8:00 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
Oct 28
8:00 am    
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: Hollie.
Nov 4
9:00 am    
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd, just east of zoo. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
**NEW START TIME** Host: Meryl. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill
Nov 11
9:00 am    
Tanner Park
Heritage Way & 2700 East. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1836228293
Host: Sandy. Post-run coffee @ Blue Star, 2795 S 2300 E

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.