The 29th annual Deseret News/Granite Furniture marathon is scheduled for Friday, July 24. The marathon is a world-class event drawing runners from around the globe. The breath-taking 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 noncompetitive 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 (South Building, suite 4900) 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.