10 Utah Race Events For September 2017
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete who has been pounding the pavement in preparation for one of Utah’s many race events, or you’re training toward your next goal; Kubex can help you get there.
While many head back to school, it’s time to get your body back to the gym. After all, if Kubex is your classroom, adding a race or two can be the field trip. And to get you started, here are 10 events, just to name a few, scattered throughout Utah in the month of September. To visit the event site, just click the event name!
Saturday, Sept. 2 in Park City. This is a true adventure style race, meaning the trail is open to all. Racers will have to navigate the trail themselves. Sorry, no hand holding on this one. This 75 mile ride, with about 12,000 feet of climbing, is the ultimate assessment of fitness, endurance and mental stamina. Racers will never be on the same trail twice, thanks to Park City’s abundance of single track trails. This race attracts some of the strongest( and craziest) mountain bikers from around the country.
The olympic and sprint distance will be held on Saturday Sept. 9 in Bear Lake. The Bear Lake Brawl also offers a half IRONMAN and full IRONMAN on Saturday Sept. 16. Racers will swim in the turquoise waters of Bear Lake and then bike around the lake on paved roads. The triathlon begins and finishes at the Bear Lake Hot Springs. On your way out don’t forget to grab a famous raspberry shake. After all, you’ll have earned it.
Saturday, Sept. 9 in Eden. This mountain bike adventure features 45 miles of various terrain including single track, double track and dirt road. Riders love this course for its natural flow and food and aid station support. Experience some of the best Northern Utah trails including the highest mountain overlooking the Ogden area; Ben Lomond Peak.
Saturday, Sept. 9 in Hurricane. Make fitness a family affair! Kokopelli offers distances suitable for all levels and ages as it hosts an olympic, sprint, duathlon, kids tri and a 10k or 5k. Start your swim at Sand Hollow Reservoir, then ride and run through the red rock and sands that make Southern Utah so unique. With Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon just minutes away it’s a great excuse to make a weekend of it. So why not book a little family vacay? Coral Springs Resort offers the perfect combination of relaxation and recreation.
Saturday, Sept. 9 in Huntington. Explore Little Grand Canyon in Eastern Utah as you pace through towering red rocks, spot dinosaur footprints and gaze upon one of the largest Native American Pictograph Panels. If scenery inspires you and running in large crowds annoys you, this is your race. As a bonus, this marathon is also certified as a Boston Qualifier.
Saturday, Sept. 9 in Logan. Ride from Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming in just one day. Yes, you heard that right. This 200 plus mile road bike race is the longest one-day bicycle race in the country. Talk about a test in fitness! A race this grueling comes with options. You can choose to race it, ride it, or even get a relay team together. Lifelong bragging rights will be awarded to each finisher.
Saturday, Sept. 9 in Salt Lake City. Run down the spectacular scenery of Big Cottonwood Canyon into the foothills of Salt Lake City. Runners love this race for its speedy descent and PR potential. This is the race to run if you are gunning for that Boston qualifying time. And you better believe it’s a Boston Qualifier event!
Saturday, Sept. 16 in Logan. This run begins at Hardware Ranch within the gorgeous Wasatch Mountains, winds down Blacksmith Fork Canyon, continues into Cache Valley and finishes at the historic Merlin Olsen Park. Fall foliage down the canyon and back country roads make this marathon a true Cache Valley experience; plus it’s a Boston Qualifier.
Saturday, Sept. 16 in Highland. Fitness and donuts aren’t often found together but then again, tales of two forbidden loves always make the best stories. Cyclists make three laps consisting of seven miles, at the end of each lap riders have the chance to eat a donut or two in order to reduce their final time. PRO TIP: If you’re aiming for a podium finish you better eat a couple of donuts. Now, where else are you going to hear that kind of advice?
Saturday Sept. 16 in Ogden. Snowbasin Resort will, once again, host The Xterra Pan Am Championship Olympic Distance off-road triathlon (open to all) as well as an off-road sprint triathlon. If you’re best on your feet register for the trail run only portion; options include 21k, 10k and 5k. If you’re ready to take your swimming, riding and running to the mountains this is your chance.
As for Kubex and getting your fitness into competition shape, there is no better time to enroll with 50% off your membership fee in the month of September.
Racers, good luck out there!