Save Top of Utah!

Top of Utah Marathon
Finish line. The Mile 23 aid station crew ran the last three miles with Taylor, a little person, who was the last runner on the course. Talk about dedicated volunteers. They stayed 90 minutes past the time they had to just to make sure she had the support she needed.


Top of Utah Marathon used to be one of Utah’s premier marathons.  But with the onslaught of new races with steep downhill courses offering promises of fast finish times, TOU’s registration has dwindled dangerously low.  The future of the race is uncertain.  This year was my 9th running.  It’s the only Utah race I’ve run every year and if I had only one marathon to run each year, this is the one I’d choose.  And it’s an easy choice.  By opting for faster marathons, runners are missing out on some incredible experiences.  We’ve already seen the Park City Marathon disappear.  I hope that Top of Utah can figure out a way to continue next year and beyond.  Do yourself a favor and sign up for this fantastic event.  You may not PR, but I guarantee that you will have a finish you’ll be proud of.  Click on the link below to read this week’s Deseret News article about TOU.

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