Utah > Bear Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Garden City, UT • Saturday, June 8, 2013 • Course Map
Nestled in the heart of the mountains in northeasternmost Utah not far from the Great Salt Lake, the town of Garden City plays host in 2013 to the 6th annual running of the Bear Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K race, which follows a point-to-point course around the lake from which the race gets its name.
This small tourist town is most often remembered for its large turquoise blue lake, and people from all over the world visit Bear Lake during the short summer to enjoy biking, running, fishing and all types of water recreation.
The course for the half-marathon, which starts on the lake's southeastern shore and finishes in Garden City near Bear Lake State Park, loops around some of the most scenic parts of the mountainside and turquoise lake. To get participants to the starting line, a bus will take all runners from the park in the center of Garden City, departing at 6:45 AM.
The elevation for this mostly flat course is about 5,966 feet above sea level, and the course stays pretty level throughout most of the race. Seeing the morning sunrise on the Lake is one of the truly spectacular events that you have to see in order to appreciate.
A limited run that's not for runners who enjoy running in large crowds and in great cities, the Bear Lake Half Marathon is for the scenic runner who enjoys the tranquility and beauty of running near mountains and alongside lakes. The packet pickup and dinner will be Friday night at the City Park in Garden City. Packets can also be picked up on the day of the race.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the shore of Bear Lake in Utah's northern corner, just over 120 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Garden City typically sees June temperatures that average between 42°F and 74°F, while rainfall totals average just over 1 inch for the month.
On the day of the race (June 8), the average low is 40°F and the average high is 71°F.
View the race route map for the Bear Lake Half Marathon
See race website
To reserve your spot in the late spring/early summer 2013 running of Garden City's Bear Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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