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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Feb 18    
6:00 pm
Ladder 5x4x3x2x1 one min jog recovery throughout
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
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
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)
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Mar 24    
6:00 pm
3 sets (800, 200 float, 400, 200 easy)
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)
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
Warm up and warm down 1 lap around park
Apr 21    
6:00 pm
Track Games - taking the track less seriously
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! 

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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
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!

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Feb 20    
6:30 am
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.

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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