Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Attention Utah Runners

For all you fellow Utah runners, I have an idea. Lets run the Mapleton Moonlight Half Marathon coming up Friday night, August 12th. We can get together before the race, hang out, eat some Twinkies, and then run the race.

I think this is going to be a really fun race for a few reasons:
1) It's at night!
2) The Perseids Meteor Shower is that night.
3) It sounds pretty casual, more like a fun run than a race. You run without a watch - the goal is to see who can finish as close to midnight as possible. You can start anytime you want around 9pm or 10pm. Awesome!
4) Awards for best costumes. (Hmmm, I may have to think about this one.)
5) Big finish line party.
6) Finishers medals for everyone.

This will be a unique challenge for picture taking. I'm excited!

Do you like to run in the dark?
I love it. Me and the head lamp have become close, personal friends over the years.


  1. I love running at night. LOVE IT! This is pretty close to my house. I'm very, very tempted. I'm going to get back to you on this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  2. Too far of a drive for me on such short notice, I am thinking of doing the Washington County Fair half instead that weekend. This race sounds cool though.

  3. Not sure I can justify another race this summer. I'm all for the getting together part though. And the Twinkies =)

  4. I've heard about this one. It looks super fun. I have to admit. I am a little spooked when running at night. I hope you run it. I'll be excited to see how it goes...and see the pictures, of course!!

  5. Even though I'm only next door (Colorado), it's just too far to drive. I would love to combine star-gazing and running. It sounds awesome. Have FUN!

  6. I saw that advertised once as a great half marathon to do...wish I were in UT I'd totally join you. Maybe I will virtually haha

  7. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! so i have been wanting to do this. like badly. but that would be 3 half marathons in 3 weeks. maybe i need to get control over myself?? maybe it doesnt count since its at midnight...bahaha. i will keep considering it. :)

  8. I really want to do this one too! Can I come and be your pacer so I don't have to pay? :):) We could get some wickedly awesome pictures.

  9. Erin and Betsy are in!!