Run Vigor in 2021! This mostly downhill course will take you through the early-morning stillness and beauty of Big Cottonwood Canyon, past giant rocks and running water. This is the perfect race to run your fastest 5k...it's also a great race for the whole family!
Note: There is no race day registration. Registration will be open online till 6:00pm on 5/7/2021. You may also register on site at the packet pick up location on 5/7/2021 from 11:00am-8:00pm.
Race Date: 5/8/2021
Start Time: 6:30 AM
Race Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Ledgemere Picnic Area will be the staging area for the Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon 5K.
Buses will transport runners from Old Mill One Building to the Ledgemere Picnic Area where there will be portable restrooms. Starting elevation is about 5300. The first two miles of the 5K offer varying grades to the mouth of the canyon. Once out of the canyon, runners will follow cones (through parking lot) and will be directed down a ramp. The path will lead runners under Wasatch Blvd and continue to hug the Big Cottonwood Creek for about 3/4 mile. While crossing at Big Cottonwood Canyon Road take note of the Historic Old Mill on your right. The remaining course is relatively flat as it continues along the Big Cottonwood Creek to the finish line at Old Mill One Building. Runners will be descending 591 feet total, with a finishing elevation of approximately 4700 feet. At the finish line runners will be greeted with a finisher medal, and be able to enjoy food, music, and massage. Invite the whole family along for the fun!
"The Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon 5k is likely the fastest 5k in the state of Utah! It's a beautiful course with gentle, rolling downhill and is fun to run!"
Parking will be at Old Mill One parking structure.
6322 South 3000 East
Cottonwood Heights, UT
Directions: Take I-215 to 6200 South exit. (East bound) Take your first two rights and you are there! There will be directional signs and volunteers to indicate where to park.
Transport to Start Line:
Buses will pick up participants at 5:45 AM at the Old Mill One Building and transport them to the starting line. Please arrive early as all runners MUST ride the buses. There is no parking or drop off areas at the start line. If you miss the buses you will NOT be able to drive to the start line.
The Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon events will be chip timed by RunSum. Your time will start as you cross the starting line and stop as you cross the finish line. Results should be available online under "Results" within a few hours after the event.
|3/15/21 thru 4/30/21||$50.00|
|5/1/21 thru 5/7/21||$60.00|
*Price does not include online registration fee or taxes.
Note: There is no race day registration. Registration will be open online till 6:00pm on 5/7/2021. You may also register on site at the packet pick up location on 5/7/2021 from 11:00am- 8:00pm. All those who register prior to 6:00pm on 5/7/2021 MUST pick up there race packets at the pickup location. (NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP)
Pickup Date and Time:
Friday, May 8th from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Packet pickup location is Wasatch Running Center, address is listed below. Runners may have a friend/family member pick up their packet if they are not able to attend. There will be no race day packet pick-up!!
Below is a link providing additional directions to the Wasatch Running Center
We will be giving placement medals to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place overall male and female winners this year, but will not be awarding age group medals.
Post Race Refreshments & Food
Gender Specific Technical T-Shirt
Enhance your Utah Vigor Race experience by staying at Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood. Well-appointed rooms deliver everything from plush Hyatt Grand Beds to state-of-the art media and work centers. Guest-friendly hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, Stay Fit fitness center, 24/7 Gallery Menu, heated Outdoor Pool and Hot Tub, and free Wi-Fi.
To make reservations simply call our Hyatt reservation team at 1-800-993-4751 or book online at Group Rate for Vigor Utah. Discounted room rates will be available until April 18, 2020.
We look forward to having you as our guest!
Our hotel is within walking distance to the start line bus pick-up location and the race finish line.
Stay at Solitude Mountain Resort the night before your race!! It's not just about the number of rooms or beds; it's where you wake up in the morning. At Solitude you'll wake up with the mountain right outside your window. That's what we mean when we say, "Refined by Nature." Whether you're looking for a first-class hotel experience or the space to spread out with friends and family in a three-bedroom condominium, Solitude has the right accommodations for you.
The race will look a little different this year due to COVID…
In the case that any city or entity revokes Run Vigor’s 2021 permits (for any reason) all registrations will be rolled over to 2022.
THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON (ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS)(EVEN IF THE PERMITS ARE REVOKED)
Transfers to another runner for 2021 Run Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon and deferrals to 2022 Run Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon races are allowed up until April 15, 2021. (N0 EXCEPTIONS)
We are excited to get our runners back in this beautiful canyon…See you all soon!
Strollers, baby joggers, bikes, skates, scooters, vehicles and animals are not allowed.
We strongly recommend that, if you choose to listen to a portable music player at our events you keep the volume low and/or wear only 1 earbud. This is a safety issue you need to be able to hear the runners around you and any safety or medical vehicles that are trying to move along the course.
Spectators can cheer loved one on anywhere along the last two miles of the course...from the Park and Ride at the bottom of Big Cottonwood Canyon along the bike path and along Big Cottonwood Canyon Road to the finish line. Spectators can park at Old Mill One Parking structure at the finish line. (6322 South 3000 East Cottonwood Heights, UT- High Rise Covered Parking Structure.)
The race will go on regardless of weather conditions.
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