2014 NorticTrack Top of Utah Marathon (FULL MARATHON)
Merlin Olsen Park, 200 East Center, Logan Utah
Saturday, Sep 20 2014, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
200 East Center Street, Logan , UT 84321
Terms & Conditions
In consideration of the acceptance of my entry in the Top of Utah Marathon, I, the undersigned participant and, if less than 18 years of age, my parent or guardian, intending to be legally bound, do hereby for ourselves, and heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, forever waive, release and discharge any and all rights, claims and actions for damages that we or any of us may have, or that may hereafter accrue to us or any of us, against any and all persons, organizations, and entities associated with the event, including but not limited to Cache Sun ‘n’ Snow Runners, Cache Chamber of Commerce, any and all sponsors of the event, the cities of Hyrum, Logan, Millville, Nibley, Providence, River Heights, Cache County, the State of Utah, USA Track and Field, volunteers, and individual race organizers, arising out of or in connections with my entry in, travel to, participation in, and returning from the Top of Utah Marathon. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event and that I understand that traffic control will end at 1:00pm. I also give my permission for the free use of my name and/or pictures in broadcasts, telecasts, newspapers, poster, advertising, etc. I understand that the entry fees are non refundable.
Acceptance Letter: Once you are registered we will mail out a confirmation letter within two weeks.
Refunds and Transfers: We are keeping registration open for an extra 3 weeks this year to give runners every possible chance to register.
Location: The marathon starts up at Hardware Ranch, which is located in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Located North of Salt Lake City about 80 miles and about 23 miles from Logan, Utah, home of Utah State University, Hardware Ranch WMA is managed for wildlife, wildlife habitat, and wildlife enthusiasts. During the winter we run a feeding and outreach program that helps to limit the migration of Rocky Mountain elk into Cache Valley, where they impact local farm and ranch hay crops. It also provides us a unique opportunity to interact with the public. Hardware Ranch WMA is open to all kinds of public access including; hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. The main meadow complex where we conduct the winter program is the only area closed to the public. This area is used for hay production during the summer and designated as a game rest area throughout the year.
Date: September 20, 2014.
Time: Race starts promptly at 6:55 AM for wheelchair athletes and at 7:00 AM for runners.
$85 for entries postmarked November 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014.
$105 for entries postmarked August 2nd to September 1st.
$125 for entries postmarked September 2nd to September 19th.
No race-day registration. .
If this is your 10th time running TOU you get a $10 discount.
$75 for 10th time running, postmarked November 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014.
$95 for 10th time running, postmarked August 2nd to September 1st.
$115 for 10th time running, postmarked September 2nd to September 19th.
No race-day registration. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS.
$15 for extra T-Shirts, $18 if you want the shirt mailed.
$10 for pasta dinner prepaid. $6 for children 12 and under prepaid. Ages 3 and under free. $2 extra if paying at the door.
$5 if you want results mailed to your home.
Pasta Loading: This will be held at the Marriott, SpringHill, Elements Restaurant (Apx. 600 S. Main, in Logan), where the packet pickup and vendor expo are also held. You can sign up during registration or anytime after you have registered. Dinners can be purchased at the door as long as there is space.
Entertainment: We expect to have live music
Packet Pickup and Vendor Expo: Packets can be picked up between 5:00pm and 9:00pm on Friday (the evening before the marathon) at the Marriott, SpringHill Elements Restaurant (Apx. 600 S. Main, in Logan). Packets can also be picked up on Saturday morning, between 4:30am and 5:20am at Merlin Olsen Park, where the buses take runners to the start of the race.
Mailed Race Results
Marathon Homepage: http://www.topofutahmarathon.com
Time Limit: We allow runners 6 hours of support to complete the marathon. After 6 hours the aid stations and police support are pulled from the course but runners are welcome to continue on their own.
Weather: This time of year has perfect running weather in Utah. The temperatures at start will be on an average 40 degrees, quickly warming up to between 50 and 70 degrees by the finish line. However, Utah September storms can bring snow at high elevations (like the 2000 marathon) so be prepared for whatever the weather brings. Generally the weather is nice this time of year.
Road Closure: The organizers have been working with UDOT (Utah Division of Transportation), the Highway Patrol, and the Forest Service on road closure. The canyon will be completely closed down from 5:00am on Saturday until all runners have cleared the canyon Spectators may begin viewing the race at mile 14. Once out of the canyon, one to two lanes will be closed down for the runners.
Split Times: We will have digital clocks for split times at mile 6, 13 and 20.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will be at the start, finish, at miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Port-a-potties will be available at the start, finish, and at each mile, with two port-a-potties at each mile marker in the canyon. All aid stations will also have gatorade (on the first tables), water (on the last tables), vaseline, band-aides, feminine hygiene products and toilet paper. In the second half of the course, all aid stations will have fruit and some will have GU energy gel at two aid stations yet to be determined. We provide medical First Responders a few yards before every aid station and the Logan Fire Department Bike Medics will ride the course on bicycles, helping runners in need.
Bus Transportation: All runners must take bus transportation (yellow school buses) to starting line. No vehicles will be allowed up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Buses start leaving at 5:15 am and the last bus leaves at 5:45 am sharp. Buses load at Merlin Olsen Park, 300 East Center Street, Logan.
Vehicles: No personal support vehicles, baby strollers, roller blades, bicycles, motorcycles will be allowed on the course.
Runners Receive: Long sleeve t-shirt, finisher's medallion, bus transportation to start, pre and post drinks and fruit, and you get to run one of the most scenic marathons in the country.
Awards: The awards ceremony will start around 1:15pm on Saturday, in the park by the finish line, and will feature the following awards:.
Moose medallions for everyone who finishes.
Moose trophies to top finishers in each age group.
$1500 to top overall male, female winners.
$1000 for second and $750 for third $500 for fourth and $250 for fifth overall winners.
$500 for overall master division winners.
$250 for overall male and female wheelchair and $50 for Hand Cycle winners.
$50 for each age-group winner.
**ALL THOSE WINNING MONEY AND TROPHIES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE MONEY. NO MONEY OR TROPHIES WILL BE MAILED OR GIVEN TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE OFFICIAL WINNERS.
Age/Weight Groups: Men and women, for following categories
ll and younger
75 and older
Clydesdale and Filly Division
If you qualify for the clydesdale or filly weight division you may choose to compete in that devision instead of your age group division.
women over 145lbs.
men over 200 lbs
Awards 5 deep in each age group and in the clydesdale and filly divisions.
Sports Drink: Gatorade is the official sports drink for the NordicTrack Top of Utah Marathon for the 2012 year.
CONTACT: Todd.Hugie@usu.edu Todd Hugie