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Boston Qualification Guarantee or your money back! GUARANTEE AVAILABLE TO RUNNERS WHO: (1) Never ran Boston, and (2) Ran within 10 minutes or less of qualifying on a previous race within the last two years. One of the most pristine marathons that Utah has to offer, this course starts in … MORE
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    rewarnes REPEAT RUNNER '19

    My home is located about mile 20 of this race. I love it so much every year. These mountains are glorious in the fall and you’re not going to find … MORE

    My home is located about mile 20 of this race. I love it so much every year. These mountains are glorious in the fall and you’re not going to find a better distraction from the pavement pounding. I would give this race every accolades I could give it.

    As a comparison… This was copied from another race review page. I didn’t have permission to copy but he says what I feel people may need to hear without my super biased native local opinion. The expo has changed. Still small but I think it’s improved and I like their meals and shorts more and more each year.

    Michael Clemons’s thoughts:
    As a runner from Kentucky, I was concerned about this race going in because of the high start elevation (nearly 9,000 ft) and the downhill drop (drops almost 4,000 ft). I trained through humidity, did downhill repeats, and added daily squats to my training. Let me tell you–none of that helped. The course kicked my butt, and three days later I can barely walk.

    PROS:
    – Amazing views. Seriously, awesome. You can’t beat the race views.
    – Small enough race that you’re not jam-packed but big enough that you have others to run with.
    – Easy navigation on race morning. Parking and bussing to the start line from the park by the finish line was very simple.
    – Good water stops and race support. Every 2ish miles they had water and Gatorade, and the later ones had Gu and snacks. People were also friendly at the stops.
    – Even though the road wasn’t closed, I never felt unsafe.
    – Quick post-race results printout available, and the awards were cool too.

    CONS:
    – The downhill is great for running fast, but also a leg crusher. If you’re prepared for it and used to running downhill, it’s not a con. But my prep still didn’t get me ready for this intensity (you know it’s bad when the overall winners are even hobbling up to get their awards).
    – Would’ve loved a post-race beer. But alas, it’s Utah.
    – The T-shirt wasn’t anything special.
    – The “expo” was weak. You picked up your packet at a Gold’s Gym in Ogden. They had some race merch for sale, and some vendors. But the vendors looked so lonely–I don’t think the race was big enough to warrant vendors at PPU.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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