Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon

May 09, 2015

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City Weekly Best Off Award

Vigor Utah is proud to invite you to the 4th Annual Big Cottonwood Canyon Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K race. This mostly downhill course is perfect for the rookie half marathoner and a great way for the experienced runner to achieve a new PR. The half marathon course is USATF sanctioned.

Come experience the race that City Weekly voted Best Of Utah!

Half Marathon

Race Date: 5/9/2015
Start Time: 6:00 AM
Race Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Course Map



Course Description

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 courtesy of Silver Bean 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 to7½ %. Once out of the canyon, runners will follow cones (through parking lot) and will be directed down 20 stairs. 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!

Notes:

  • Average Temperatures in the canyon for May are low’s 38-42 F
  • We will collect drop bags at the start line, with bag pick up at the finish. You will need your bib to pick up your drop bag.
  • Aid stations are approximately at miles 2, 5, 7, 10, and 12 all stations will have water, EFS, and port-a-potties at most.
  • Medical staff will be stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • The course will be marked and volunteers will be throughout the course directing you. Police will also be present at all major intersections, however please watch for traffic and obey all traffic laws while running along roadways.


Race Location

Parking:
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.


Fees

Register By Cost

7/1/2014

ONE DAY ONLY SPECIAL

$50.00
11/15/2014 $60.00
12/15/2014
$65.00
1/15/2015
$70.00
4/15/2015
$75.00
5/1/2015
$80.00
5/6/2015
$85.00
Packet Pick Up
$90.00

Note:

There is no race day registration.


Timing

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.


Aid and Nutrition

  • Water, hot chocolate, coffee, and indoor building with flush-able toilets are available at the start. Sponsor giveaways available at start while you wait! (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Aid Stations will have water, EFS, and most will have port-a-potties.
    • Half Marathon stations will be at miles 2, 5, 7, 10, and 12
    • 10K stations will be at 3 and 5
    • 5K station will be at mile 2 and port-a-potties will be available at mile 1
  • PROBAR will provide 600 Bolt Chews at mile 7 (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Medical staff is stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • Runners Corral at finish line will offer fruit, water, Creamies, Winder Farms chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee, and Jimmy Johns sandwiches. Vendors booths will be available at finish line.

10K

Race Date: 5/9/2015
Start Time: 6:30 AM
Race Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Course Map



Course Description

Mill B South (S-turn) will be the staging area for the Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon 10K.

Buses will transport runners from Old Mill One Building to Mill B South where there will be portable restrooms. Starting elevation is 6,250 feet. Runners will enjoy a gradual descent for about one mile, increasing to 7 ½ % grades for another mile. Followed by two miles of 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 20 stairs. 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 1,592 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!

Notes:

  • Average Temperatures in the canyon for May are low’s 38-42 F
  • We will collect drop bags at the start line, with bag pick up at the finish. You will need your bib to pick up your drop bag.
  • Aid stations are approximately at miles 3 and 5, all stations will have water, EFS, and port-a-potties at most.
  • Medical staff will be stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • The course will be marked and volunteers will be throughout the course directing you. Police will also be present at all major intersections, however please watch for traffic and obey all traffic laws while running along roadways.


Race Location

Parking:
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 5:30 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.


Fees

Register By Cost
11/15/2014 $40.00
12/15/14 $45.00
1/15/15 $50.00
4/15/15 $55.00
5/1/2015
$60.00
5/6/2015
$65.00
Packet Pick Up
$70.00

Note:

There is no race day registration.


Timing

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.


Aid and Nutrition

  • Water, hot chocolate, coffee, and indoor building with flush-able toilets are available at the start. Sponsor giveaways available at start while you wait! (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Aid Stations will have water, EFS, and most will have port-a-potties.
    • Half Marathon stations will be at miles 2, 5, 7, 10, and 12
    • 10K stations will be at 3 and 5
    • 5K station will be at mile 2 and port-a-potties will be available at mile 1
  • PROBAR will provide 600 Bolt Chews at mile 7 (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Medical staff is stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • Runners Corral at finish line will offer fruit, water, Creamies, Winder Farms chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee, and Jimmy Johns sandwiches. Vendors booths will be available at finish line.

5K

Race Date: 5/9/2015
Start Time: 6:30 AM
Race Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Course Map



Course Description

Dogwood Campsite will be the staging area for the Vigor Big Cottonwood Canyon 5K.

Buses will transport runners from Old Mill One Building to the Dogwood Campsite where there will be portable restrooms. Starting elevation is 5,223. 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 20 stairs. 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!

Notes:

  • Average Temperatures in the canyon for May are low’s 38-42 F
  • Aid stations are approximately at mile 2 station will have water and EFS. A port-a-potties will be avialable at mile 1.
  • Medical staff will be stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • The course will be marked and volunteers will be throughout the course directing you. Police will also be present at all major intersections, however please watch for traffic and obey all traffic laws while running along roadways.

Altra Shoes


"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!"

Altra Founder
Golden Harper


Race Location

Parking:
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.


Fees

Register By Cost
11/15/2014
$30.00
12/15/2014 $35.00
1/15/2015 $40.00
4/15/2015 $45.00
5/1/2015
$50.00
5/6/2015
$55.00
Packet Pick Up $60.00

Note:

There is no race day registration.


Timing

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.


Aid and Nutrition

  • Water, hot chocolate, coffee, and indoor building with flush-able toilets are available at the start. Sponsor giveaways available at start while you wait! (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Aid Stations will have water, EFS, and most will have port-a-potties.
    • Half Marathon stations will be at miles 2, 5, 7, 10, and 12
    • 10K stations will be at 3 and 5
    • 5K station will be at mile 2 and port-a-potties will be available at mile 1
  • PROBAR will provide 600 Bolt Chews at mile 7 (HALF MARATHON ONLY)
  • Medical staff is stationed along the course and at the finish line.
  • Runners Corral at finish line will offer fruit, water, Creamies, Winder Farms chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee, and Jimmy Johns sandwiches. Vendors booths will be available at finish line.

Race Packet Pick-up

Pickup Date and Time:
Friday, May 8th from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Details:
Packet pickup location is Wasatch Powder House, 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!! To get to the Powder House take I-215 to 6200 South exit. (East bound) Pass through light, look for Vigor Banner (on right) take the next right turn (APPROXIMATELY 300 YARDS).

Address:

Wasatch Powder House
3138 East 6200 South
Holladay, UT 84121


Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Cottonwood

Address:
3090 East 6200 South
Holladay, UT 84121
P: (800) 993-4751
W: http://cottonwood.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
Description:

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. We are also within walking distance to the Vigor Utah race packet pick-up location, start line bus pick-up location , and the race finish line. On the day of the race we will be offering a grab and go breakfast at 4 am for all runners.

To make reservations simply call the phone number listed above or book online at http://www.cottonwood.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-VIGO

We look forward to having you as our guest!


Cost:

Solitude Mountain Resort

Address:
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd
Solitude, UT 84121
P: (801) 536-5722
W: http://www.skisolitude.com/lodging/
C: Deanna Stevenson
Description:

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.


Cost:

Awards

Everyone will receive finisher medals, and the top three winners, male and female in each age division, will also receive placement medals.


Perks

Gear Bag Drop
Gender Specific Technical T-Shirt
Post Race Refreshments & Food
Race Shuttle
Unique Finisher Medal


Will a professional photographer be taking pictures?

Professional photos will be available.

Where do I park the day of the event?

Parking will be at Old Mill One parking structure. (6322 South 3000 East Cottonwood Heights, UT) 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.

What is the time limit for the course?

There is a time limit of 3 hours (13 min/mile pace). Runners still on course after 9 am are required to catch a ride in the sweep vehicle.

What about gear bags?

There will be gear bags provided at the Packet Pickup (for the half marathon and 10K) for transport of clothing from race start. Official bag transport vehicles at the start will deliver runners’ bags to the finish for pickup after the race. Please do not place valuables in your gear bag. Vigor Half Marathon is not responsible for lost items.

What items are not allowed on the course?

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.

What places are open for spectators?

There is only one place open to spectators, the finish. Spectators must park at Old Mill One Parking structure. (6322 South 3000 East Cottonwood Heights, UT- High Rise Covered Parking Structure.)

What if it rains?

The race will go on regardless of weather conditions.

Can I volunteer?

YES!!!! Email us at hello@vigorutah.com. But, if you think it would be more fun to run the race.. feel free to register!

What is EFS

Electrolyte Fueling System courtesy 1st Endurance

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

We love our volunteers, without whom our races would not be possible.

Volunteer this year and get half off the same event next year.