Fri September 20, 2013
Record breaking year expected for Top of Utah Marathon
1200 runners will take to Cache Valley streets Saturday for the Top of Utah Marathon. The race, which is in its 15th year, will start at Hardware Ranch in Blacksmith Fork Canyon and end at Merlin Olsen Park in downtown Logan.
Despite changes made to the course due to construction, Race Director Todd Hugie thinks this is a record breaking year for speed.
“This year we’ve got a really fast men’s group and got a pretty fast women’s group. We’re expecting some records to be broken. It’s probably—in our 15th year—it’s probably the fastest field we’ve had,” Hugie said.
Race organizers expect the fastest of the women’s group to finish in 2 hours and 40 minutes and the winners of the men’s group to finish in less than 2 hours and 20 minutes.
The marathon is set to begin at 6:50 a.m. for wheelchair racers and 7 a.m. for runners.
Hugie said the best places to watch the race from are on Main Street in Logan between Center Street and 100 North, and at the finish line.