The Deseret News 10K is the fastest and most competitive 10K in Utah, featuring a gradual 600 feet total elevation drop. Runners will pass through the University of Utah's Research Park, descending into downtown Salt Lake City. The course ends along the Days of '47 Parade route where runners are greeted by 100,000 cheering Utahns!
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6 a.m. - In accordance with the Salt Lake Police Department, the 10K course will close after five hours. After that, all runners will be directed toward the sidewalk and clean up at the finish line will begin. The starting line is at 405 Chipeta Way, SLC 84108 (Just west of the Fort Douglas Cemetery).
This is the Place Heritage Park; 2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
July 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and July 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Online registration closes at 4pm on Friday, July 22. *Registration will still be available in person at packet pick-up on July 21 and 22. You may pick up packets for someone else if you bring a signed note or email authorizing you to do so. At packet pickup you will get your race bib with timing chip, shirt, and goodie bag.
*Late registrants may have to be sent a race shirt after the race. There is no race day packet pickup.
All 10K runners need to get to Research Park at the University of Utah on their own. There are numerous parking lots around the area to park in, however as there is only one main road in and out of the Research Park and over 1,000 10k runners, be sure to arrive early to account for traffic. After the race there will be shuttle buses at the finish line area lined up along 700 East between 800 South and 900 South to transport runners back to their vehicles at Research Park. Due to the state holiday, the parade and the race route closures and traffic, these shuttle buses will take some time to make their rounds so plan accordingly.
The three fastest men and women racers receive: 1st place- $1,000, 2nd place- $500 and 3rd place- $250. Only Utah residents are eligible for prize money. All finishers will receive custom finisher medals. Award medals will also be given to the top three in each age division.
The age divisions are: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+, Masters Division 40+.
We are bringing back the High School Team Competition with the 10k. Teams of 4 will race against each other scoring the top 3 finishers on each team in cross country style scoring. The top 3 teams (boys and girls) will receive trophies and custom champion hats provided by Wasatch Running. Email [email protected] to receive the special high school promo code and with any other questions.
Deseret News has one of the strongest road race fields in the state of Utah. If you are a "local elite" and would like to be considered for a comp entry, please [email protected]
We do not provide refunds. You can transfer to a different race distance on July 23, 2022 (ie marathon to half marathon, half marathon to 10k, etc), but must contact us before July 21st. If you move to a more expensive race you will need to pay the extra cost, no partial refunds will be given if you move to a lower race. You can also switch your registration to another runner prior to July 21st. A final option is to defer to a later year, but we need to be contacted by July 1 in order to defer. Please contact us at [email protected]
Quite cool in the mountains but when you hit the valley expect an immediate and significant increase in temperature. Can vary in the valley from 70 to 85 degrees depending on your pace.
There are portable toilets at the start and finish line and at every aid station. You might want to go before you come to try and avoid long lines at the starting line.