Monday, July 24, 2023


7:00 AM


3.1 Miles



Bring the entire family along to join in on the festivities by participating in the Deseret News 5K. The run begins at 950 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City and finishes at Liberty Park where runners will be cheered on by over 100,000 spectators! This event will be chip timed so get your competitive spirit going and prepare to run! For those kids and families who would prefer to walk rather than run, we will be doing two start waves, the first for runners and the second for walkers. Everyone will be timed regardless of if you choose to run or walk and all finishers will receive medals!


Register for 2023$30
Price starting January 31$35
Price starting April 1$35
Price starting May 20$40
Price starting July 8$40
Price starting July 22$45

5K Route

Race Map

Start Time

7 a.m. - In accordance with the Salt Lake Police Department, the 5K course will close after four hours. After that, all runners will be directed toward the sidewalk and clean up at the finish line will begin.

Packet Pickup

This is the Place Heritage Park; 2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Saturday, July 22 from 10am to 8pm (Preferred); and Sunday, July 23 from 2pm to 6pm if you are unable to attend the expo on Saturday.

Online registration closes at 2pm on Sunday, July 23. *Registration will still be available in person at packet pick-up on July 22-23. 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.

*There is no race day packet pickup.


Participants will need to park or be dropped off at the starting line location at 950 E. South Temple. There is NO shuttle back to the starting line, so make arrangements with family and friends to pick you up from the finish line or you can walk back to your vehicle.

Awards and Divisions

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+.

5K Route

Race Map


We do not provide refunds. You can transfer to a different race distance on race day - July 22, 2023 (ie marathon to half marathon, half marathon to 10k, etc), but must contact us before July 20th. 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.

  • Marathon and half marathon: Hogle Zoo parking lot is the best place to watch them come out of the canyon.
  • Finish Line: For the finish line at Liberty Park, spectators can park along the side streets close to Liberty Park. We will have food and entertainment for spectators to enjoy with us at the finish line. We are working hard to turn the finish line into a great place for runners and family and friends to spend some time before the Parade or holiday celebrations.

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.

  • Marathon: Park in Rice Eccles stadium parking lot on the west end. No parking at starting line. Only access to start it by bus.
  • Half Marathon: Park in Rice Eccles stadium parking lot on the west end. No parking at starting line. Only access to start it by bus.
  • 10K: Park at Research Park
  • 5K: Use side streets near 950 East South Temple