July 24, 2018
Registration begins fall 2017

First run in 1970, the Deseret News Marathon is the oldest road race in Utah and the 4th oldest marathon west of the continental divide. The marathon follows the path the Utah pioneers traveled when they first entered the valley. This event is truly a part of Utah’s heritage!


For any race timing issues contact Aaron at theracetime@gmail.com

For finish line photos go to: http://xotio.com/index.php?do=photocart&viewGallery=1910#page=thumbs


Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
480 S. Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

July 21 and 22 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
July 23 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (no late registrations this day)

Online registration closes on July 20. *Late Registration will be available at packet pick-up on July 21 and 22. You may pick up packets for someone else if you bring a signed note authorizing you to do so. At packet pickup you will get your race bib with timing chip, shirt and goodie bag. For the Salt Lake location, you may park in the Marriott hotel parking lot, enter through the main entrance and proceed downstairs.

*Late registrants may have to be sent a race shirt after the race

There is no race day packet pickup.

  • Marathon


    The Deseret News marathon is the first of its kind in Utah and the only race that traces the path of the Mormon Pioneers into the valley on July 24, 1847. It's a beautiful and challenging Boston-qualifying course that finishes in front of the best crowd in the state.

    START TIME 5:30 a.m.
  • 1/2 Marathon


    The Deseret News half marathon is a USATF certified course that welcomes runners looking for a fast time. Runners will sail down Emigration Canyon along a downhill course that follows the historic pioneer trail and ends along the parade route.

    START TIME 6:00 a.m.
  • 10K


    Established in 1983, the 10K is the fastest and most competitive in the state of Utah. Its downhill course and incredible finish line support make it a race to remember. Round up some friends and take advantage of our team discount.

    START TIME 6:00 a.m.
  • 5K


    Now a timed race for all participants, our 5K is a great start to your Pioneer Day celebration. Whether you choose to run or walk, bring the entire family and feel the energy and excitement down the parade route.

    START TIME 7:00 a.m.

Elite runners should contact Isaac Wood (isaac_wood@byu.edu) to register.


To inquire about volunteering, contact Stephanie Powell (runningvolunteer@gmail.com).

Wasatch Running is offering volunteers a 50% discount off 361 brand running shoes, valid between April 1 and July 1, 2017.

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