If you're planning to run this year's Deseret News-KSL Marathon and want to train on the course, mile markers have been retouched or added along the 26.2-mile route, including the turnaround point in East Canyon.
And if you have not yet registered, race headquarters will be open Saturday to sign up runners in either the marathon or 10K.Marathon officials said each mile mark - from the starting line at Washington Park to the finish at Liberty Park - was either "touched up" or freshly painted if the mileage was changed as a result of road construction near the 2-mile mark.
The road changes were caused by work on the new Little Dell Reservoir. When completed, part of last year's route and junction will be under water. Because of the changes, the course was re-measured for TAC certification, race officials said.
The marathon's famous turnaround point is a quarter of a mile shorter than last year's. It is just past the historic monument in East Canyon and marked with three arrows across the road indicating a wide U-turn.
It is in this area where the slower runners get a look at the leaders as they begin the return to the junction and on to Little Mountain where the route then merges with the existing mile markers.
The changes do not affect the 10K route, which begins at the marathon's 20-mile mark in Research Park on the University of Utah campus. For the 10K, only the halfway mark (5K) was painted.
Meanwhile, would-be runners are reminded that deadline for regular registration is July 14 at $10 for the marathon and $8 for the 10K. Late registration will be accepted until July 21 at $15 and $12, respectively.
Registration will be accepted by mail or in person at the Deseret News Building, 30 East First South, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.