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Utah > Bear Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Garden City, UT  •  Saturday, June 14, 2014  •  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 2014 to the 7th 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 cool to mild weather in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 24 degrees (in 1962) and as high as 96 degrees (in 1988).

June Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 42°F Low: 41°F Rain: 1.05 in.
High: 74°F High: 74°F Snow: N/A

Course Map

See the race route map for the Bear Lake Half Marathon


$48 for the half marathon, if registered before January 12, 2014
$54 after Jan. 12
$59 two weeks before the race
$64 on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the late spring/early summer 2014 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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