Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon named official USA Track and Field -Utah Marathon Championship Race – Cache Valley Daily

A file photo of a relay team approaches the finish line of the Top of Utah Marathon in Logan, Utah on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This marks the 20th year of the Top of Utah races. The route stretches from Blacksmith Fork Canyon to the finish line at Merlin Olsen Park. (Megan Nielsen)

LOGAN—Hundreds of runners and their supporters will be in downtown Logan for the Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon this Saturday, September 17. Final registration closes at 7 a.m. and racing begins at 7:10 a.m. The Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon named the official USA Track and Field – Utah Marathon Championship Race this year.

Runner approaches the finish line of the Top of Utah Marathon in Logan, Utah on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This marks the 20th year of Top of Utah races. The route stretches from Blacksmith Fork Canyon to the finish line at Merlin Olsen Park. (Megan Nielsen)

Race organizers were excited about the new designation and are preparing to welcome a record number of participants.

Packets can be picked up at the race headquarters, Anderson’s Seed & Garden, at 69 West Center Street on Logan’s historic Center Street between noon and 6 p.m. Friday, September 16 and race day from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. .

Support and hydration stations staffed by volunteers will be present along the route with single-serving hydration and nutrition packets. Restrooms will be sanitized after each use and medical assistance will be provided by trained staff at Logan Regional Hospital.

This race is an Official RCW Utah Champion Division of United States of America Athletics.

The Top of Utah Marathon moved in 2019 from the start at Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Hardware Ranch to Merlin Olsen Park Finish, to the new start and finish in downtown Logan. The new downtown Logan location also features a 20K, 10K Trail Race and The Family Place 5K Charity Run.

The marathon is a USA Track and Field certified course and is Utah’s flattest marathon. Riders enjoy little to no traffic and the level of racing is close to zero.

Medal presentation at the 2019 Top of Utah Half Marathon

The course offers an open and fast route through the west side of the beautiful Cache Valley starting at Center Street in downtown Logan and passing through College Ward, Young Ward and Mendon before returning to Center Street in downtown Logan. Logan.

With 18 age-split categories and more than $4,700 in prize money available for the top finishers, officials are hoping to attract some of the best racers in the state.

The Logan Downtown Alliance, owner of the Top of Utah Marathon, tries to create experiences in downtown Logan for guests, visitors, spectators and athletes.





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