Along the base of the Wasatch Mountains, with a panoramic view of the Salt Lake Valley, the Fight For Air Run course provides a challenge for runners of all skill levels. The 2011 Fight For Air Run marks the beginning of the American Lung Association's first annual half marathon, 10K, 5K and walk.
An estimated 1,000 people will lace up their running shoes and follow the course as they fight for air. Half-marathon participants will begin in Holladay, running along Wasatch Boulevard. Meandering through the Olympus Hills, they will be joined by the 10K runners and jog on the newly constructed section of Parley's Trail.
The 5K runners join the pack at Tanner Park and continue along quaint, residential streets into Sugar House Park. Music, food, entertainment and sponsors' booths await runners as they cross the finish line in the park. The Fight For Air Run is designed as a Saturday activity for the whole family, adding to the uniqueness of the event.
Elite athletes can compete in the USA Track and Field sanctioned races. Family members can run with them or circle Sugar House Park as part of the Fight For Air Walk. Everyone is invited to cheer along the course and join in for the end-of-race festivities.
- Race description provided by Lacey Holmes, American Lung Association in Utah
Weather & Climate
The weather in the Salt Lake Valley in June is ideal. Runners can expect temperatures to be in the low 60s at the beginning of the race, and as it warms up, temperatures may be in the high 70s. The sky should be clear and allow for a beautiful view of the valley.
$60 for the half marathon
$45 for the 10K
$35 for the 5K
$10 for the walk
To reserve your spot in the summer 2011 running of Salt Lake City's Fight for Air Run Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or Walk, register online at the event website.
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