Race Training Information
- Running Development Groups
This national training program was developed and produced by US Olympian Jeff Galloway, who has been involved with training programs in the US since 1978. The program is open to anyone who is interested in fulfilling a lifetime goal: to run a marathon, half marathon, 10K, or just get started. We welcome all levels, from beginners to Boston qualifiers. Pace groups are set up to ensure a comfortable and safe training pace for every ability.
Jeff's unique low-mileage run-walk program makes it possible for anyone to experience the feeling of completing their goal. If a marathon is your goal and you can currently run/walk three miles, we'll get you to the start line in six months. And if you're a more experienced runner, we'll help you safely increase your speed and distance to run at your highest potential. If you're a beginner, we'll show you how to get started with a safe fitness program and maintain your fitness level. The simplicity and wisdom of the program reflect Jeff's motto: Run Injury Free.
The key to the training is the Saturday long run, when you'll be running with the a group at a comfortable pace that is appropriate for you. You'll have a group leader to help guide you, keep you motivated, and be sure you're having fun. And it works! The Galloway Program boasts a 98% success rate in more than 40 cities across the nation. What's more important is that we'll be supporting each other, having a great time, and sharing what is a truly life-changing experience.
Come meet with us for a free test run. We meet every Saturday year-round at a location convenient for those living in both Salt Lake and Utah Counties.
Welcome to Salt Lake City FIT. We are a marathon, half-marathon and wellness training program devoted to getting you in the best shape of your life in a non-intimidating and fun environment. When you join, you receive day-by-day training schedules, weekly gatherings with your group for your long run or walk, informational seminars and a Salt Lake City FIT marathon Training t-shirt.
Ask anyone who has done it, there is nothing like finishing a marathon, even if you have never run a step. You'll be fit, happy, and mentally strong, and you can do it all in 26 to 28 weeks.
Whether you are a couch-potato, walker, casual jogger, or marathon veteran, this marathon training program is the most enjoyable, most inspiring, and most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life.
The Utah Grand Slam is a unique event for the veteran or newly certifiable marathon maniac. The Grand Slam consists of participating in five of the six Utah marathons designated; Salt Lake City Marathon, Ogden Marathon, Park City Marathon, Deseret News Marathon, Top of Utah Marathon (Logan), and the St. George Marathon. To compete for the overall men's and women's trophies, one must complete the Ogden Marathon through the St. George Marathon. To simply earn the respect, admiration, and/or disbelief of one's family and friends, one must complete five of the six above mentioned marathons. The trophies, medals, plaques and coveted t-shirts will be awarded in a much deserved ceremonial fashion in St. George after all Slammers have completed the marathon. For more information about how you too can, as a part-time unpaid occupation, run an insane number of miles, please click on our logo or visit wasatchrunningcenter.com, or call 877-786-8786 toll-free.
- Check out RunnerWorlds.com for up to date training tips.
- Easy to use Marathon Pace Calculators
- Nutrition for St. George Marathon
The St. George Marathon will have water, Gatorade and Clif Bars at the aid stations but don't head out for the race unprepared. You will receive a Fastpak of SHOT BLOKS from the Clif Bar folks in your goody bag. You may want bring them with you on the course.
Hydrating properly is absolutely essential to keeping you fluid throughout your many athletic endeavors; from trail to road to water. Proper hydration also inspires greater comfort and enjoyment along the way. There can be gain without the pain after all! Dehydration of even 2-3% can slow you down, and dehydration and sodium loss are also the number one cause of cramping, so you'll need to replace 16-24oz of fluid for every pound lost to help avoid this. Consuming consistent amounts of sodium every hour can help replace sodium losses in sweat. Simple investment - HUGE payoff!
SHOT BLOKS are best to consume15-30 minutes prior to activity, and then every 20-30 minutes during activity. Three (3) of those yummy BLOKS are considered one (1) serving, but it's really up to you how many you eat. They're conveniently portioned to provide personalized pop'ability! Electrolyte Chews help increase blood sugar levels and maintain even energy levels. Prolong performance - avoid the crash. Keep in mind that Bloks will affect your blood sugar levels more slowly than gel since they are semi-solid, so it's best to follow up with a swig of water. BLOK on and enjoy the St. George Marathon!
RUN OUT to enjoy a run with the St. George Running Club to promote training, encourage friendly competition, and increase the awareness of the running community by organizing, promoting, and having regular training sessions to improve the fitness and performances of residents of Southern Utah.