1. Ranked Top 10 U.S. Marathon for 2014!
Runner’s World Magazine named the Utah Valley Marathon a Top 10 Marathon to run for 2014. View the Article »
2. It’s Super Fast
Many runners set their personal best time on this route. The route offers a nice gentle descent that will aid your speed, but not beat up your legs. We celebrate personal best times in our finish area with a PR Bell that you can ring.
3. Spectacular Scenery
The majority of the route is on US 189 Scenic Byway. Runners love the waterfalls, Deer Creek Reservoir, and Provo River along the course.
4. Extremely Organized
Utah Valley Marathon is known for being extremely organized. This day is all about you and we make sure of that!
5. Boston Qualifier Rewards Program
Qualifiers for the current Boston Marathon receive discounts, and if you qualify for it on our course, you get a Boston Qualifier shirt. Learn more
6. The BIGGEST Race Medals
Everyone says it: we have BIG medals. They are well-designed, large race medals that are – to say the least – impressive.
7. Custom T-Shirts
The custom designed performance race shirts are always a hit.
8. FREE Kids 1k Race!
We have an entirely FREE kids 1K race, so bring the family!
9. Perfect June Weather
We start the race at 6:00 A.M. and the race enjoys very comfortable running conditions. The start is about 48 degrees and we have fire pits to keep you warm. Towards your finish, the temperature gets into the 60’s.
10. Utah Attractions
There are endless things you can do while in Utah. After the race, consider some time to do the following: the Grand Canyon, five major national parks, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, kiyaking, canoeing, hiking, water sports, Family Search Center, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Lagoon Theme Park, Seven Peaks Waterpark, Utah Olympic Park, Alpine Coaster, iFLY Utah Indoor Skydiving, Max Zipline, Provo Beach Resort, Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Dinosaur Museum of Ancient Life, and much more