Utah is known around the world for its majestic mountain rising from the Salt Lake valley. As a person drives up these local canyons, the mountains are breathing taking, but the runners and cyclist going up the canyons leaves a person au struck. There are two half marathons coming up. One the half marathons is at the end of this month of August and the next the beginning of September to challenge all half marathoners. The first is on Saturday August 31st up Emigration Canyon. You know the canyon that you have to go over to get to Park City. It is one long up hill canyon with only one short segment of maybe a mile long where it is kind of flat.
The second must do half marathon is the Big Cottonwood race. On Saturday September 14th it takes you up the very beautiful and fairly steep Big Cottonwood Canyon. Again it is mostly uphill with only a very few stretches that flatten out for half a mile or so.