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Monday, April 15, 2013

Salt Lake Marathon Will Take Place Saturday, April 20

Our hearts go out to the people affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. To the people from all around the world who were running in the race. To the staff and volunteers, and to the spectators. We're all affected by these senseless tragedies, to a greater or lesser extent.

The Salt Lake Marathon will go forward as planned on Saturday, April 20, albeit with heightened security. We must all press forward...

The local event is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. We're proud of that affiliation.

The Salt Lake Marathon will bring crowds to Salt Lake City and will disrupt traffic in some areas. The Marathon provided this course description:

Runners of all ages and ability levels will enjoy crisp, cool running weather in April, in a setting that surrounds them with snow-capped peaks contrasting with spring blossoms, all along a flat and slightly downhill course. The Marathon, Half marathon, and Bike Tour all start at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village. The gentle course then skirts the base of the towering Wasatch Mountains, passes by cozy neighborhoods and elegant estates, and winds through Salt Lake’s legendary wide streets, finishing in beautiful Liberty Park! Shuttles will provide transportation from Liberty Park to TRAX after the race.

The Marathon website provides details about the race, and related events. The video below was provided by USEntertainmentGroup.


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