Finish Strong during SLC Marathon Weekend


Ready? Set? Run! It’s Marathon time again, and Mayor Jackie Biskupski has officially proclaimed April 20-21, 2018 as “Salt Lake City Marathon Weekend.”

“This weekend, thousands of runners, cyclists, and skaters from around the world will be welcomed to our beautiful Capital City,” said Mayor Biskupski. “Thank you to all the volunteers, to the bands who will be keeping the racers energized, and of course to our amazing SLCPD and SLCFire officials who will keep everyone safe!”

Now in its 15th year, the Salt Lake City Marathon has established itself as a world-renowned event. Drawing thousands of athletes from across the country and over a dozen nations, the marathon provides all with the opportunity to race, enjoy festivities, and experience our beautiful Capitol City.

A schedule of events and times can be found at:

A list of street closures can be found at:


WHEREAS, over 7,000 athletes from 49 states and 15 countries will participate in the 2018 Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon; and

WHEREAS, the Salt Lake City Marathon provides athletes of all ages and abilities a unique opportunity to experience the energy of Salt Lake City through the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10-K Race, 5-K Race, 10-K Skate, Kids K, and Bike Tour; and

WHEREAS, Salt Lake City, with abundant recreation opportunities, has a long history of supporting and promoting physical fitness and healthy living; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of local volunteers will support the athletes, and public safety teams led by the Salt Lake City Police and Fire Departments will keep all participants and spectators safe; and

WHEREAS, many athletes will use this opportunity to raise funds for the Huntsman Hometown Heroes program, which has provided over $6 million dollars for cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute since 2003; and

WHEREAS, in it’s 15th year, the Salt Lake City Marathon has established itself as a premier event in the Capital City.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Jacqueline M. Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, do hereby proclaim April 20-21, 2018 as:

Salt Lake City Marathon Weekend

AND encourage all residents to join the fun by cheering on spectators, participating in the races, or attending the post-race festivities.

Dated April 19, 2018


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