Weekly Runs

Dear Track Club Members and Friends,

Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak and requests by government agencies to limit group activities, the Salt Lake City Track Club is suspending all hosted run activities until further notice.  This includes the training runs this Saturday for the SLC Marathon, and we have decided it would be unsafe to set out water stops in the event one of us might be ill.

All runs are cancelled.  Route maps will remain on our website, but no organized runs will be held, and the Track Club will have no involvement in or responsibility for any organized runs.

An announcement about the Winter Series Make-up Run will be sent in the next few days to participants.  We anticipate that there will be a way for runners to do something on their own to finish the series and then contact us for a medal. Stay tuned for that, if it applies to you.

We regret the need to take these steps but are hopeful that the crisis will pass before long and we can run together again.  We want to be safe, and we also want to be sure we are helping to contain the spread of the disease ourselves. 

If you have questions, please send them to board@slctrackclub.org and use “Cancelled Runs” in the Subject line.

Thank you, and please stay safe.

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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Nov 19    
6:00 pm
3 min mp, 2 mins tempo, 1 min easy, 1 min hard, 1 min easy, repeat for two laps
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Nov 19    
6:00 pm
4X3mins =rest 4x2min = rest 6x30secs=rest
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Nov 26    
6:00 pm
Ladder: 4min x 3mins x 2mins x 1min x 2min x 3min x 4 mins 1 min recoveries
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Nov 26    
6:00 pm
Ladder: 4min x 3mins x 2mins x 1min x 2min x 3min x 4 mins 1 min recoveries
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Dec 3    
6:00 pm
8-10 1 minx1min
Liberty Park
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Dec 10    
6:00 pm
Ladder: 1min x 2min x 3min x 3min x 2min x 1min same time recoveries
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Dec 17    
6:00 pm
Hills for the Holidays. (hill repeats in the park )
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Dec 24    
No workout for holiday
Dec 31    
No workout for holiday See you in 2020!
Jan 7    
6:00 pm
8 x 2 min @ 5k effort 2 min jog recovery
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 7    
6:00 pm
8 x 2 min @ 5k effort 2 min jog recovery
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 14    
6:00 pm
6 x 3 min @ 5k effort 2 min jog recovery
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 14    
6:00 pm
6 x 3 min @ 5k effort 2 min jog recovery
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 21    
6:00 pm
2-3 sets of 4x200 with 200 recovery+a little extra after each set
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 21    
6:00 pm
2-3 sets of 4x200 with 200 recovery+a little extra after each set
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Jan 28    
6:00 pm
6x 600's 400 @ 5k pace 200 a little faster (may adjust this for time if easier for people)
Liberty Park
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Feb 4    
6:00 pm
8-10 1min x 1 min
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Feb 11    
6:00 pm
10 sets 200 flat, jog back + hill. Will explain further at workout
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Feb 18    
6:00 pm
Ladder 5x4x3x2x1 one min jog recovery throughout
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Feb 25    
6:00 pm
3x10min @ tempo pace(what you can hold for an hour) 3 min recovery
Liberty Park
Mar 3    
6:00 pm
6-10 x 400's with 200 jog recovery
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Mar 10    
6:00 pm
1200,float 200, fast 200, rest, 800, float 200 fast 200, rest, 400, float 200 fast 200, rest, 200, 200 float, 200 fast
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Mar 17    
6:00 pm
6-8x800's @ goal HM/marathon pace, 30 sec rest (Short Distance, this is good to work on your endurance)
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Mar 24    
6:00 pm
3 sets (800, 200 float, 400, 200 easy)
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Mar 31    
6:00 pm
Hill Ladder Uphill 5minx4x3x2x1 Ladder Downhill 1x2x3x4x5 or until we are back at guard station (1 min rests, 3 min jog before start of downhill set)
City Creek
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Apr 7    
6:00 pm
3-4 x miles @ goal HM/Marathon pace , 1 min rest Last one I take your watch away. (Short Distance runners I may have an alternative)
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Apr 14    
6:00 pm
3 x 1200 (800, 400 quicker) 400 recovery , 3 x 600 (400, 200 quicker) 200 recover
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Apr 21    
6:00 pm
Track Games - taking the track less seriously
SHP
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Apr 28    
6:00 pm
2-3 Liberty Laps @ goal HM/Marathon pace
Liberty Park


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! 

Wednesday Runs Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Dec 4    
6:00 pm
December Fun Run
Poplar Street Pub: 242 S 200 W
Let's run by the Temple lights! (then up Memory Grove before looping back to Poplar)
Dec 18    
6:00 pm
Bonus December Fun Run
Craft by Proper, 1053 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
Let's hope for cleaner air & we'll run by Christmas Street in Sugarhouse this time!
Jan 1    
6:00 pm
January Fun Run
Bewilder Brewing Co, 445 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
Join us on New Years Day for a fun run at Bewilder Brewing!
Feb 5    
6:00 pm
February Fun Run
Beer Bar, 161 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
Join us for a fun run up memory grove/city creek!
Mar 4    
6:00 pm
March Fun Run
Desert Edge Brewery, 273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102, USA
Meet at Trolley Square - on the 700E side entrance (S of Whole Foods).We'll run around Liberty Park before reconvening at Desert Edge!
Apr 1    
6:00 pm
April (Fools!) Fun Run
TBD
Location TBD - but we'll take advantage of the new hour of evening sunlight!

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!

Thursday Runs Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Nov 21    
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
Nov 21    
6:30 am
\nCity Creek
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Nov 28    
Happy Thanksgiving! Join others at a local turkey trot!
Nov 28    
Happy Thanksgiving! Join others at a local turkey trot!
Dec 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: Christopher 6 miles out and back
Dec 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: Christopher 6 miles out and back
Dec 12    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Cassidy M 6 miles out and back
Dec 12    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Cassidy M 6 miles out and back
Dec 19    
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: Hollie 6 miles out and back
Dec 19    
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: Hollie 6 miles out and back
Dec 26    
Happy Holidays! Enjoy sleeping in today.
Dec 26    
Happy Holidays! Enjoy sleeping in today.
Jan 2    
6:30 am
Pipeline
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Christopher 6 miles out and back
Jan 9    
6:30 am
BST Zoo
Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Jan 16    
6:30 am
City Creek
Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Host: Sandy 6 miles out and back
Jan 23    
6:30 am
Dry Creek
Popperton Park @ intersection of 11th Ave and Virginia
Host: Cassidy M 6 miles out and back
Jan 30    
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
Feb 6    
6:30 am
Mueller Park to Elephant Rock
900 Mueller Park Rd, Bountiful, UT 84010
Host: Charlie 6 miles out and back
Feb 13    
6:30 am
\nPipeline
Burch Hollow Trailhead in Mill Creek Canyon (about 4.25 miles up the canyon on the left)
Host: Karie 6 miles out and back
Feb 20    
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
Feb 27    
6:30 am
Red Butte Loop
Parking lot at Natural History Museum on 301 Wakara Way
Host: Sandy 6 miles out and back
Mar 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: Hollie 6 miles out and back
Mar 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
Mar 19    
6:30 am
Dry Creek
Popperton Park @ intersection of 11th Ave and Virginia
Host: Sandy 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.

Saturday Runs Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Nov 16    
9:00 am
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ 3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay
Nov 23    
9:00 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: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery, 264 E 12300 S, Draper
Nov 30    
9:00 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.
Dec 7    
9:00 am
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Cassidy M. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 3rd Ave & G St
Dec 14    
9:00 am
Sunnyside Park
1735 E Sunnyside Ave. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458963631
Host: Sandy. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery, 610 S. Foothill Dr
Dec 21    
9:00 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: Meryl. Post-run coffee @ Great Harvest Bread, 6357 S Redwood Rd, Murray
Dec 28    
9:00 am
No Hosted Run, moved to Jan 18, Hosted Breakfast Run
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: None, but Draper Park a good place to run. Suggestion: post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery, 264 E 12300 S, Draper
Jan 4    
9:00 am
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd. just east of Hogle Zoo. Route:ξhttp://mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
Host: Cassidy M. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill and Wakara Way
Jan 11    
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. www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2102648680
Host: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 975 S West Temple, approach from Main and Lafayette
Jan 18    
9:00 am
Draper Park with Hosted Breakfast
~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: John R., hosting breakfast at his house afterwards, too. Please bring something to share. Instructions to his house will be given at run.
Jan 25    
9:00 am
Winter Series 5k Race!
Winter Series 5k slctrackclub.org/winter/
Feb 1    
9:00 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: TBD. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 502 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Feb 8    
9:00 am
Winter Series 10k Race!
Winter Series 10k slctrackclub.org/winter/
Feb 15    
9:00 am
3 Cups Coffee
4670 S 2300 E, Holladay. Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/966005245
Host: TBD. Post-run coffee @ 3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay
Feb 22    
9:00 am
Winter Series 15k Race!
Winter Series 15k slctrackclub.org/winter/
Feb 29    
9:00 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.
Mar 7    
9:00 am
Popperton Park
11th Ave. & Virginia (in Avenues). Route: mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1458997282
Host: Mark P. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 3rd Ave & G St
Mar 14    
8:00 am
SLC Marathon Training Run Liberty Park
Rice Terrace Pavillion, northeast corner of park, options: 9 mi lower part of 1/2 Marathon course www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2404632964) or 17-18 mi lower part of Marathon course (www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2404307242)
Host: Greta
Mar 21    
8:00 am
Winter Series Make-up Run
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.
Mar 28    
8:00 am
Knudsen's Corner
Old Mill Village, 6500 S 3000 E. Route: Given out at run
Host: Lawrence. Post-run coffee @ Coffee and Cocoa, 6556 S Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd #100, Cottonwood Heights (Old Mill Village)
Apr 4    
8:00 am
Rotary Glen Park
Sunnyside Blvd. just east of Hogle Zoo. Route:ξhttp://mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1450108609
Host: Laurie. Post-run coffee @ Corner Bakery on Foothill
Apr 11    
8:00 am
Tanner Park
West parking lot, Heritage Way & 2700 East. Route: www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1836228293
Host: Cassidy. Post-run coffee @ Higher Ground, 2005 E 3300 S
Apr 18    
7:00 am
Race: Salt Lake City Marathon
Join fellow runners in the races: saltlakecitymarathon.com
Apr 25    
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:æTBD.æPost-run coffee @ Coffee & Cocoa, 6556 S 3000 E (Zions Bank plaza)
May 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: TBD. Post-run coffee @ Publik Coffee, 502 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
May 9    
8:00 am
Wasatch Hollow Park
Host: TBD. Post-run coffee @ Red Moose, 1693 S 900 E

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

Special Sunday Runs Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Dec 1    
8:00 am
Skyline High Run and Breakfast at Jerrie and Gene's
Meet in parking lot on east side of Skyline High School, 3251 E 3760 S, Salt Lake. Run in neighborhood around Skyline.
Breakfast with Jerrie and Gene after run. Bring pot luck breakfast item to share, if possible. Directions to J and G's house will be given at run.
Dec 8    
8:00 am
Park City Run and Breakfast at Laurie B's
Park in lot by Park City Bread and Bagel - Pinebrook, 3126 Quarry Rd, Park City. Run on path along Kilby Rd.
Breakfast at Laurie B's house after run. Bring pot luck breakfast item to share, if possible. Directions to Laurie's house will be given at run.
Dec 15    
8:00 am
3 Cups Coffee Run and Breakfast at Wendy's
Park at 3 Cups Coffee, 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay. Run in neighborhood.
Breakfast at Wendy's house after run. Bring pot luck breakfast item to share, if possible. Directions to Wendy's house will be given at run.
Dec 22    
8:00 am
Highland High Run and Breakfast at Neil C's House
Meet at Highland High School, 2166 S 1700 E, at sign on north side, as usual.
Breakfast at Neil's house after run. After run, prepare to pick items at grocery store for Neil to buy for breakfast. Breakfast cooked by all of us at Neil's house. Fun and mayhem! Directions to Neil's house will be given at run.
Dec 29    
8:00 am
West Jordan Run and Breakfast at Taryn's
Park at Shadow Mountain Park, 5000 W 7360 S, West Jordan, UT. Run in neighborhood.
Breakfast at Taryn's house after run. Bring pot luck breakfast item to share, if possible. Directions to Taryn's house will be given at run.