Weekly Runs

Club runs are noncompetitive and are open to members, guests, and runners of all levels of experience and ability. Nonmembers are welcome but are asked to join the club and sign a liability waiver if they participate on a regular basis. There is no fee for the runs, and no facilities are provided. For more information, contact the club at board@slctrackclub.org.

Monday Speedwork 5:30 pm*

Speed workouts sessions are held at the Highland High School (1700 E 2100 S) track. There is currently no entry from the Sugarhouse Park side, so the best entry will be via the lane leading from 2100 S between the Rose Garden and the tennis courts.

When the track is covered in snow, we run on the road in Sugarhouse park (meet at the Garden Center parking lot at the northeast corner of the park; the best way to get there is from 21st south after the main entrance, right before the Highland High School fenceline).

Click the thumbnail below for a full schedule (PDF).


* Workouts will start at 9am on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Thursday Morning Trail Runs

Satisfy your inner mountain goat!

This trail run will take place every Thursday morning at 6:30 am starting from various trailheads around the University/Avenues area. We are a dog-friendly group, so if Fido needs to get his miles in as well feel free to bring him along. You’ll notice below that the even days say “Off-leash day”. Those are off-leash dog free-for-all days. On odd days please either leave Fido at home, put Fido on a leash, or start 5 minutes before the rest of the group. (We’re trying this out as a way to keep everyone happy and safe on the trail.)

Keep in mind that weather impacts trail conditions and there may be mornings where we decide to run on the road. The appropriate gear can also make your sunrise trail run much more enjoyable:

  • Good pair of trail running shoes
  • Headlamp to light your path
  • Yaktrax for snowy/icy trail conditions

We look forward to seeing you on the Salt Lake City Back Track!

Date @ Time Trail Meet-up location
Jan 7 @ 6:30am Restricted dog run Dry Creek BST Loop Run (up Dry Creek on BST to Terrace Hills Trailhead then road back along Terrace Hills Dr. and 11th Ave.); about a 6 mile loop Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Jan 14 @ 6:30am Off-leash dog run BST Zoo Run; 6 miles out and back Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Jan 21 @ 6:30am Restricted dog run City Creek BST Run (up BST from City Creek with a nice climb); 6 miles out and back Parking lot at gate/Ranger Station for City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Jan 28 @ 6:30am Off-leash dog run Dry Creek BST Out & Back Run (6 miles out and back up Dry Creek on BST and back) Popperton Park (@ intersection of 11th Ave. and Virginia)
Feb 4 @ 6:30am Off-leash dog run Hilltop BST Run; 6 miles out and back Parking lot at Hilltop/Morris Reservoir/Top of I trailhead for BST (on 18th Ave just east of the Greater Aves. LDS Ward)
Feb 11 @ 6:30am Restricted dog run Ensign BST Run (up to Ensign Overlook following City Creek/BST); about 5 miles out and back, but it’s a climb! Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.
Feb 18 @ 6:30am Off-leash dog run BST Zoo Run; 6 miles out and back Parking lot at BST trailhead directly across from the Hogle Zoo on Sunnyside Ave.
Feb 25 @ 6:30am Restricted dog run City Creek Trail Run (trail that parallels the City Creek paved road); 6 miles out and back Ranger Station/Parking lot at mouth of City Creek Canyon off of Bonneville Blvd.

Saturday Fun Run

Saturday morning runs in fall and winter will start at 9:00 am, The core distance is usually about 6 miles; attendees often arrive early for extra mileage. Bold dates indicate a member will host breakfast after the run (breakfast location will be announced at the run). The host will provide a main dish; please bring a beverage or breakfast item to share.

Date Location Details
Jan 2 Jordan River Parkway ~1000 W 5400 S, lot east of river
Jan 9 Liberty Park 600 E 1300 S, halfway along east-side park road
Jan 16 Popperton Park 11th Ave. & Virginia, in Avenues
Jan 23 Sunnyside Park 1735 E Sunnyside Ave.
Jan 30 no run Winter Series 5k
Feb 6 Draper Park ~12500 S 1300 E, road/trail options
Feb 13 no run Winter Series 10k
Feb 20 3 Cups Coffee 4670 S 2300 E, Holladay
Feb 27 no run Winter Series 15k
Mar 7 State Capitol East Capitol Blvd., diagonal parking NE of building

Sunday Fun Run 8:00 am

A popular 5 mile run from Highland High School, 2100 S 1700 E (north lot, by the school sign).