Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.2
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.2
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3.8
The Utah Valley Marathon is arguably the fastest June Marathon in the country. Of all spring marathons this course offers the most unique and diverse scenery. Both the Utah Valley marathon and half marathon are USATF certified, and the marathon course is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The half marathon sells … MORE
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    djhelbert FIRST-TIMER '17

    The race starts early in the morning. Be prepared for cold weather because the start is higher in elevation than the finish. The course is mostly downhill with a few … MORE

    The race starts early in the morning. Be prepared for cold weather because the start is higher in elevation than the finish. The course is mostly downhill with a few moderate climbs. The medal was nice and they included a light jacket for their 10th anniversary. Aid stations every 2 miles a big plus.

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    4
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    4
    SCENERY
    5
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    3
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    My first FULL and not a disappointment. I wasn't truly ready as I had been sick and trained little due to an injury but I ran it any ways and … MORE

    My first FULL and not a disappointment. I wasn’t truly ready as I had been sick and trained little due to an injury but I ran it any ways and I am so glad I did. I FINISHED and that was all I expected of myself. Wasn’t pleased with the start due to where we had to wait but once we started it was great. Beautiful neighborhood and met a runner to keep pace with until mile 14. I am looking forward to running again.

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    3
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    5
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    5
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    5

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    Donnald69 FIRST-TIMER '15

    Run in Provo, Utah, which has to be one of the most scenic cities in America. It was gorgeous. This was a point to point course, and starts early enough … MORE

    Run in Provo, Utah, which has to be one of the most scenic cities in America. It was gorgeous. This was a point to point course, and starts early enough in the morning that it was freezing! Wish I had taken plenty of warm clothing, but instead huddled up to one of the many bonfires the organizers had set close to the start line. I had read that it was a downhill, fast course, but this turned out to be a detriment to me. Did not train for so much downhill. The course itself was beautiful!! The whole way!! For 21 miles you run through some of the most scenic hills that Provo has to offer. The final 4-5 miles is pretty flat, right through downtown, people watching, so you don’t dare walk ( I did ). The expo was very small, but the few that were there gave out a few freebies. Although I have learned my lesson about downhill courses, I would love to return to this city and enjoy its beauty.

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    5
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    3
    SCENERY
    5
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    4

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '15

    This was a point to point downhill course, so we had to catch a shuttle bus by 4:15 for a 6:00 a.m. start. I'm not sure why we had to … MORE

    This was a point to point downhill course, so we had to catch a shuttle bus by 4:15 for a 6:00 a.m. start. I’m not sure why we had to leave so early because we had to wait around for over an hour before the start. The organizers had set up campfires for the runners to warm up before the start, which was a nice idea, but the smoke was terrible. There weren’t very many spectators along the route, but the views of the Wasatch Mountains made up for it. The course started out with a steep downhill section and then flattened out for about the last 4-5 miles, which were through city streets in Provo. I thought the expo was very nice with Ryan Hall as one of the first speakers. If I had to do it over again, I’d still do it.

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    wonderjess FIRST-TIMER '15

    This race is advertised as fast and breathtaking. It is a net downhill of about 2000 ft, and the views are pretty. It's also pretty damn hot in Utah in … MORE

    This race is advertised as fast and breathtaking. It is a net downhill of about 2000 ft, and the views are pretty. It’s also pretty damn hot in Utah in June.

    As a destination race, they make this pretty easy. Provo, Utah is an adorable little town, and they are happy to have the runners of this race – I think now in it’s 8th year. We found great restaurants in town – although liquor laws can be tricky if you’re looking to drink. The race itself is somewhat small, but because of the course, it draws some fast runners.

    The expo is tiny, but sufficient. Ryan Hall was the keynote speaker. Race swag is okay. The race shirt is gender specific – the additional branded gear was all by greenlayer, and pretty thick material. They also give you a nice bag that can be used for bag drop.

    Logistics. This is a point to point race, so you get bussed up to the top of the course. The only downside is that you have to catch the bus at 3:45-4:15 for a 6 am start. And woooo, is it chilly at the top! All other race administration went well – the volunteers are super, the aid stations were plentiful (every 2 miles till 23 and then every mile) and well-stocked. We got icees at mile 23 too!

    As for the course, it’s pretty. I’m spoiled, I live in CA, run in Marin. This is a different kind of pretty. I think I like the first half better. The roads were more residential, we saw horses, goats, cows, farms, people sat out on their driveway and cheered us on. The second half still had the beautiful mountains, but you are literally running on the highway – it’s divided and one whole side is shut down for the race. Then you run into Provo. You can see the finish when you’re about a mile and a half away. Which is tough!

    Overall, not my worst race, not my favorite. I wouldn’t got back and run it again, but I enjoyed myself.

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    3
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    4
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    5
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    4

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