The 29th Deseret News/ Granite Furniture marathon is scheduled for Friday, July 24. The marathon is a world-class event drawing runners from around the world. The breathtaking course follows the route of the first pioneers along the famous Mormon Trail as they came out of Emigration Canyon and into the Salt Lake Valley.

There is also a competitive 10K run and a non-competitive 5K walk/run. Registration forms are available from the Deseret News office, Granite Furniture stores and the Salt Lake County Recreation office, 2001 S. State, S-4900 or at (www.desnews. com/run/). For more information call 468-2560.

The Deseret News will begin a series of training tips on this page to help runners prepare for this Utah holiday classic.