Run Vigor in 2020! 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 for the rookie half marathoner and a great race for the experienced runner to achieve a new PR. But more importantly, this race will help you reconnect with why you started running in the first place. The half marathon course is USATF sanctioned.
Race Date: 5/9/2020
Start Time: 6:00 AM
Race Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon
The beautiful Solitude Mountain Resort is the race day staging area for the Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon 13.1. (Half Marathon). Runners will enjoy waiting inside the ski school, (with 20 indoor restrooms) as they sip their choice of hot chocolate or coffee. From the staging area runners will take a short warm up walk to the start line at the Silver Fork Lodge and Restaurant. For the next 11 miles runners will experience the beauty and majesty of this amazing V-shaped canyon... from its many impressive rock forms to the sound of the raging Big Cottonwood Creek. Elevation for this course will start at 7700 feet and end at 4700 feet. Runners will get the chance to embrace a few flat spots and grades up to 7.5%. 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. 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!
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 4:30 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.
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*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 5/8/2020. You may also register on site at the packet pick up location on 5/8/2020 from 11:00am- 8:00pm. All those who register prior to 6:00pm on 5/8/2020 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
Everyone will receive finisher medals, and the top three winners, male and female in each age division, will also receive placement medals.
Post Race Refreshments & Food
Gender Specific Technical T-Shirt
Unique Finisher Medal
Gear Bag Drop
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, 2019. See flyer for additional information.
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.
Nestled beneath the majestic peaks of the Wasatch Mountain range, Residence Inn Salt Lake City Cottonwood offers premier extended-stay accommodations. While just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), we boast a breathtaking location between beautiful mountain ranges and Downtown Salt Lake City. From hiking in the summer to skiing at the nearby Cottonwood Canyon ski resorts in the winter, there is never a shortage of things to do by our hotel. During downtime, relax at our outdoor heated pool, or work out at our fitness center. Throughout your long getaway, take advantage of our modern lobby with comfortable spaces to work or relax, a 24-hour business center and quick snacks and drinks at The Market. Inside your refreshing Cottonwood Heights suite, access spacious living and sleeping areas, curl up in front of the fireplace or make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Business travelers will enjoy our large, well-lit desks and free high-speed Wi-Fi access.
Book online using the following link Group Rate for Vigor Utah, or call Residence Inn at (888) 825-3164 and ask for the Vigor Utah room block. Please remind your group to make their reservations before the cutoff date of Friday, April 12, 2019.
Our hotel is within walking distance to the race 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.
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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