Long distance trail runners who have been training all summer will see their efforts pay off on September 8 in Park City, when they compete in the Mid Mountain Marathon presented by SCARPA. As avid runners, mountain-lovers and makers of trail running shoes, SCARPA is psyched to sign on as the title sponsor of the Mid Mountain Marathon in conjunction with the Mountain Trails Foundation and Snyderville Basin Recreation.
The race starts at Deer Valley Resort at 8,100 feet. After leaving the resort, the race will enter the Mid Mountain Trail singletrack system that winds through Park City Mountain Resort and The Colony, and ends 26.2 miles later at the Canyons Resort at 6,800’. While there are no major climbs on the Mid Mountain Trail course, the high point is at 8,400’ and several 400-500 foot climbs add difficulty.
Winding through aspen groves, fir forests, ridgelines and open meadows the singletrack system is maintained and preserved by the Mountain Trails Foundation, a non-profit based in Park City. Backdropped by changing fall colors, mountain peaks and valleys, the Mid Mountain Marathon course offers spectacular views.
The race begins at 8am and will finish by 2pm when the awards ceremony is held. Awards are given to the top competitors in the men’s and women’s categories. Although for many the Mid Mountain Marathon is about adventure and camaraderie, the competition is tough; the course record is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
SCARPA will have a tent at the finish area at the Canyons Resort with Sparks available to demo and prizes to give away.