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 (note the new time for fall)

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 21    
6:00 am
4-5 x 5 minutes hard effort, 3 min jog
City Creek Canyon
Meet at Capital, we will run to canyon for warm up
Aug 28    
6:00 am
3X1 MILE, 400 jog recovery
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Sep 4    
6:00 pm
Long:1 mile x 800 x 400 x 400 x 800 x 1mile Short: 200 x 400 x 600 x 800 x 600 x 400 x 200
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Sep 11    
6:00 pm
Speed: 6-8x 800's at 5k/10k pace with 400 jog Endurance: 6-8 800's @GP with 45 sec rest
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Sep 18    
6:00 pm
Speed: 8-12 Alt 400's 1 @ 5k pace 1 @ tempo Endurance: 3-5x miles with 90 sec rest @ GP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Sep 25    
6:00 pm
2-4 x park laps (1.4 miles) @ GP 2min rest
Liberty Park
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park Meet at water fountain, SE corner of the park
Oct 2    
6:00 pm
Speed: 4x800 with 400 jog 4x400 200 jog Endurance: 4-6x800 with 30 sec rest 4x400 200 jog
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Oct 9    
6:00 pm
Fall special, Mile repeats in the Canyon
City Creek Canyon
Meet at parking by Capitol. Warm up to canyon.
2 up, 2 down
Oct 16    
6:00 pm
16-24 200's Feel the Burn!
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
3-5 sets 4x200 with 200 jog, 400 jog between sets
Oct 23    
6:00 pm
6-8x1K with 200 jog
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park, then hop on track
Oct 30    
6:00 pm
Halloween Special TBD

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 16    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Hollie 6 mile loop
Aug 23    
6:30 am
Pipeline Trail Run
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Cassidy 6 miles out and back
Aug 30    
6:30 am
Little Cottonwood Trail
Temple Quarry Trailhead at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon on North Little Cottonwood Canyon Road
Host: Lawrence 6 miles out and back
Sep 6    
6:30 am
BST to North Salt Lake Towers
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Karie 6.6 miles out and back
Sep 13    
6:30 am
Sandy BST Run
Hidden Valley Park, 11700 south Wasatch Park, Sandy
Host: John 6 miles out and back
Sep 20    
6:30 am
BST Z trail\n
Thousand Oaks Trailhead(4594 Thousand Oaks Cir)
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Sep 27    
6:30 am
Dry Creek
Popperton Park @ intersection of 11th Ave and Virginia
Host: Sandy and Christopher 6 miles out and back
Oct 4    
6:30 am
City Creek
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Cassidy 6 miles out and back

Saturday Fun Run 8:00 am (note the new time for fall)

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.)  Occasionally we take a break from casual runs so runners can participate in popular races.

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Aug 18    
7:00 am
Jordan River Parkway
Riverside Dr., south of 5400 S (lot w/pavillion, goo.gl/maps/prwz7PK8fqx). Out and back on bike path. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2101022464
Host: Lawrence. Great Harvest Bread, 6357 S Redwood Rd, Murray
Aug 25    
7:00 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. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102648680
Host: Greta. Publik Coffee, 975 S West Temple
Sep 1    
7:00 am
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Mark P. Publik Coffee, 3rd Ave & G St
Sep 8    
8:00 am
Sunnyside Park
1735 E Sunnyside Ave. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458963631
Host: Christopher. Corner Bakery, 610 S. Foothill Dr
Sep 15    
8:00 am
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: Meryl. 3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay
Sep 22    
8:00 am
Draper Park to Corner Canyon
12500 S 1300 E, Porter Rockwell & Draper Canal trails and Practice for Olaf's Corner Canyon Ultra on trails (www.ccutr.org). Rockwell trail: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102665195 or www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102666902
Host: John R. Post-run coffee at Corner Bakery, 264 E 12300 S, Draper
Sep 29    
8:00 am
Wasatch Running Center
8946 S. State St., Sandy. Route: south on path next to TRAX. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102660107
Host: Neil C. Shop at Wasatch Running store after run.
Oct 6    
8:00 am
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd. just east of Hogle Zoo. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
Host: Sandy. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill
Oct 13    
6:00 am
Support Olaf: Corner Canyon Ultra Trail Run
25k (7:00 am) and 50k (6:00 am) trail race proceeds help support Olaf Questereit: www.ccutr.org
Oct 20    
8:00 am
Tanner Park
West parking lot, Heritage Way & 2700 East. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1836228293
Host: Greta. Post-run coffee @ Higher Ground, 2005 E 3300 S
Oct 27    
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: Christopher. Post-run coffee @ Coffee & Cocoa, 6556 S 3000 E (Zions Bank plaza)
Nov 3    
8:00 am
State Capitol
East Capitol Blvd., diagonal parking NE of building; 11th Ave to Primary Children's Hospital. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102656999
Host: Meryl. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 502 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Nov 10    
9:00 am
Wasatch Hollow Park
Host: Neil. Post-run coffee @ Red Moose, 1693 S 900 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.

Note: July 1, breakfast after the run hosted by Gene and Jerry.  Run will be at Highland High School as usual.  Directions to breakfast at end of run.

South route 5 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102641012

South route 4 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102642992

South route 3 miles: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102643895

North route 5 miles (run occasionally): http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102646160