Utah > Gunnison Spring Runoff Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Gunnison, UT • Saturday, April 5, 2014 • Course Map
This small Utah city set in the valley between the mountains of the nearby Fishlake State Forest and Yuba State Park, just over two hours' drive south from Salt Lake City, is set for the Gunnison Spring Runoff in the early weeks of spring 2014, for a race that features a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K in addition to a one-mile fun run.
Runners will start and finish the out-and-back course for the race at Gunnison City Park, which lies along the northern edge of town near Main Street. From there, the course heads out on a clockwise loop around the outskirts of the city, starting off with a gradual uphill over the race's first couple of miles, which climb some 150 feet between the starting line and the second mile marker.
After runners pass the mile 2 marker, it's almost literally all downhill from there -- the rest of the race features a long and very gradual downhill slope over the next 10 miles, though there is an uphill stretch along 200 West Street, just as runners are nearing the finish line back at the park. While most of the course unfolds along highways and city streets, there's also a portion of the race -- between mile markers 11 and 12 -- that wind along the river south of the city.
For everyone who crosses the finish line -- and even for runners who don't -- they'll be free passes to the Gunnison City Swimming Pool, so you'll get to take a swim after the race to cool off.
Weather & Climate
Located in central Utah, just north of the Fishlake National Forest and about 125 miles south of Salt Lake City, Gunnison typically sees April temperatures that average between 66°F and 34°F, while rainfall totals average just under an inch for the month.
On the day of the race (April 5), the average high is 62°F and the average low is 29°F.
See the race route map for the Gunnison Spring Runoff Half Marathon
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To reserve your spot in the spring 2014 running of the Gunnison Spring Runoff Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, visit the event website.
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