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:
September only: Start Time 6:30 AM 

October-May: Start Time 6:00 PM
June-August: Start Time 6:00 AM

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. 

We typically warm up with a lap around Sugar House Park and then head down to the track for the workout. In the winter the track is covered in snow and ice so the workouts are conducted in the park. We are a prompt group, so if you don’t want to miss us, please be on time. 

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 often posted on Facebook for the change. 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 13    
6:00 am
4-6 x marathon miles , one min rest
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Aug 20    
6:00 am
3-4 x liberty laps , 2 min rest
Liberty Park
Aug 20    
6:00 am
3-4 x liberty laps , 2 min rest
Liberty Park: Southeast corner near water fountains
Aug 27    
6:00 am
3x (1mile marathon pace, 1 mile sec faster) 400 recovery
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Sep 3    
6:30 am
2x (mile (MP),1 min rest, 800 (hour pace), 200 jog ,400 (5k/10k pace), 200 jog)
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Sep 10    
6:30 am
6-8 x 800's with 400 recovery same time (fast 5k/10k effort, full recovery, Yasso 800s)
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Sep 17    
6:30 am
8-10 x 400's with 400 recovery (fast pace, fast turnover, good form, full recovery)
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Sep 24    
6:30 am
1 mile Fast, 400 recovery 4x200's, 200 recovery, 1 mile marathon pace
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Oct 1    
6:00 pm
Hills and Fall colors (more details of workout to come)
City Creek Canyon
Meet at parking by Capitol. Warm up to canyon
Oct 8    
6:00 pm
Ladder: 800x600x400x200x400x600x800, 200 recoveries
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Oct 15    
6:00 pm
2 sets (1 mile, 2x800) recovery and speed will differ depending on your focus
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Oct 22    
6:00 pm
Ladder: 200x400x600x800x600x400x200, 200 recoveries
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Oct 29    
6:00 pm
3x4 Liberty Laps - or variation (4 mins tempo, 1 min hard effort, 1 min easy) for 3 miles
Liberty Park SE corner
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Nov 5    
6:00 pm
Alternating 4x400's 3-4 sets (typically no rest but I will allow short rest between sets.
SHP/Highland High Track
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park (we will stay on track as long as weather permits, workout will be adjusted if track is icy)


1st Wednesday Fun Run—New in 2019!

Join the SLC Track Club for a fun run on the first Wednesdays of the month. We meet at a brewery, run about six miles before hanging out at the brewery.

Join for just the run, just the beers, or (preferably 😉) both! 

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Sep 4    
7:00 pm
Craft by Proper
1053 E 2100 S
Join for a casual few miles around Sugarhouse or skip the run & just join us after!
Oct 2    
6:00 pm
Jack's Mountain
1830 Lakeline Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
For October's fun run we'll be participating in Ragnar's Triple Peak Challenge - all in the name of charity! Register here with promo code "BLUE" to join our team & log your elevation: bit.ly/32qpcnQ 
Oct 30    
6:00 pm
Halloween Run
TBD
We're moving November's Fun Run up 1 week so we can celebrate Halloween! Come dressed up & we'll make a few stops on our run.... Locations to be announced shortly.

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.

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 15    
6:30 am
Dry Creek
Popperton Park @ intersection of 11th Ave and Virginia
Host: Hollie 6 miles out and back
Aug 22    
6:30 am
BST Zoo
Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Host: Cassidy 6 miles
Aug 29    
6:30 am
Big Water to Dog Lake
Top of Millcreek canyon, Lower Parking lot goo.gl/maps/ro2JTjkaQohumJVt6
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
see upcoming FB post for carpooling to Trailhead
Sep 5    
6:30 am
Hilltop BST
Parking lot at Hilltop/Morris Reservoir/Top of I trailhead for BST (on 18th Ave just east of the Greater Aves. LDS Ward)
Host: Cassidy 6 miles out and back
Sep 12    
6:30 am
City Creek
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Sep 19    
6:30 am
Pipeline
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Sep 26    
6:30 am
Dry Creek
Popperton Park @ intersection of 11th Ave and Virginia
Host: Sandy 6 miles out and back
Oct 3    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Cassidy M 6 mile loop
Oct 10    
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 miles out and back
Oct 17    
6:30 am
Hilltop BST
Parking lot at Hilltop/Morris Reservoir/Top of I trailhead for BST (on 18th Ave just east of the Greater Aves. LDS Ward)
Host: Cassidy H 6 miles out and back
Oct 24    
6:30 am
City Creek
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Hollie 6 miles out and back
Oct 31    
6:30 am
BST Zoo
Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Host: Cassidy M 6 miles out and back
Nov 7    
6:30 am
Pipeline
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back

Saturday Fun Run

9:00 a.m. until Daylight Savings Time starts in the spring, then
8:00 a.m. until Memorial Day, then
7:00 a.m. until Labor Day, then
8:00 a.m. until Daylight Savings Time ends in the fall, then
9:00 a.m. until Daylight Savings Time starts in the spring, etc.

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 10    
7:00 am
Wasatch Hollow Park
Host: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ Red Moose, 1693 S 900 E
Aug 17    
7:00 am
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: Greta. Post-run coffee @ 3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay
Aug 24    
7:00 am
Draper Park
~12500 S 1300 E, loop on Porter Rockwell & Draper Canal trails. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102665195 or www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102666902
Host: Christopher. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery, 264 E 12300 S, Draper
Aug 31    
7:00 am
Wasatch Running Center
8946 S. State St., Sandy. Route: south on path next to TRAX. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102660107
Host: Neil. Shop at Wasatch Running store after run.
Sep 7    
8:00 am
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Sandy. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 3rd Ave & G St
Sep 14    
7:00 am
Park City Rail Trail Run (7:00 am start)
Start Location: Prospector Park 2500 Wyatt Earp Way, Park City, UT 84060, or closer to End Location: 21 mi. Coalville Trail Head

Host: Karie. Please RSVP and see more details at www.facebook.com/events/464237814367791/
or email Karie at kunderj@gmail.com
Post-run refreshments at Coalville Trail Head: 40°55'15.0"N 111°24'09.7"W
Sep 21    
8:00 am
Jordan River Parkway
Winchester Park, 1200 W Winchester St (6400 S). Exit I-15 at 5300 S. or 7200 S. and take 700 W to Winchester St. Out and back course on bike path. North route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2415300322 South route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2415311488
Host: Christopher. Post-run coffee @ Great Harvest Bread, 6357 S Redwood Rd, Murray
Sep 28    
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. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102648680
Host: Greta. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 975 S West Temple, approach from Main and Lafayette
Oct 5    
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 12    
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. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102648680
Host: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 975 S West Temple, approach from Main and Lafayette
Oct 19    
8:00 am
Tanner Park
West parking lot, Heritage Way & 2700 East. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1836228293
Host: Lawrence. Post-run coffee @ Higher Ground, 2005 E 3300 S
Oct 26    
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)
Nov 2    
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

Sunday Fun Run 8:00 am

A popular 3-5 mile run from Highland High School, 2100 S 1700 E (north lot, by the school sign), followed by breakfast.

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

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Aug 11    
8:00 pm
Park City (Laurie's Breakfast)
Meet at Highland High as usual, then carpool to Park City
For drivers: Take Exit 141 Jeremy Ranch, Pinebrook Exit, go straight at first stop sign, then right at next two stop signs and turn into parking lot. Laurie will be there.