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Cytiva Top of Utah Half Marathon

September 16

The Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon in Logan Utah is one of the Beehive State’s oldest and continuous running marathons, celebrating its 25th Year!  In 2019, the new Logan City course was introduced to replace the Blacksmith Fork Canyon course.  The Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon doesn’t require participants to be transported to a distant starting line by bus; rather it allows runners to arrive and park near the start/finish line in Historic Downtown Logan.

We are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our athletes, staff, and spectators.  As always, we are dedicated to promoting active lifestyles in a healthy and safe environment.  In 2022, if we need to comply with specific public health and safety guidelines, we will make the necessary adjustments so we can proceed with a Gun Start for our race for elite athletes, runners, and pacers.


The Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon is the USA Track & Field Utah Marathon Championship Race for 2023.   With over $5500 in prize money to the Top 3 Open male and female and Top 3 Masters (40 and over) male and female.  We award the top 3 Age Category winners in 18 divisions (see age divisions on the registration site).

RACE HEADQUARTERS: Andersons Seed & Garden, located at 69 West Center Street, Logan. Open on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 12pm to 6pm and on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 6am to 2pm.

PACKET PICK-UP: Runners may arrive at Race Headquarters on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 12pm to 6pm. Runners will be treated to pre-race goodies and premiums complimentary of our race sponsors. Runners who need to arrive Saturday, September 16, can collect their packet inside Race Headquarters between 6am to 7am. Every runner packet will include BIB number with timing chip, pins, and official race shirt.

RUNNER CHECK-IN: All bib numbers must be picked up at the following times and locations: Friday, September 15, 12pm to 6pm at Race Headquarters (Andersons Seed & Garden, 69 West Center Street, Logan) or Saturday, September 16, 6am to 7am, at Race Headquarters.

BIB NUMBERS: Timing of the Marathon, 20K, 10K, and 5K will be done by Runnercard Mobile App. The Runnercard timing system uses a RFID tag that stays mounted on the runners bib, requiring no additional application by the athlete. Runner Bibs must be pinned to runners outer clothing and visible on the front to receive an official finishing position/ time. Bib numbers are NON-transferable.

RULES OF COMPETITION: The Cytiva Top of Utah Marathon, 20K, 10K, and 5K are conducted under USATF rules and regulations. Please, no personal support vehicles on the course. Runners accepting aid from personal support may be disqualified. Only authorized bicycle users are not allowed on the course. And Non-registered participant pacing is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

START TIMES: Marathon will start at 7:10am, 20K will start at 7:30am, 10K will start at 7:50am, and 5K will start at 8:10am MST.  At 5 minutes to the start of each race, runners will begin to queue in the running chute.

TIMING: Gun Start regular timing will be used unless otherwise prohibited due to public health and safety guidelines. All awards will be determined by using RFID tag time. If we are required to physically distances runners, we will provide additional instructions.

AGE CATEGORIES: We will award prize money to the Top 3 Open male and female and Top 3 Masters (40 and over) male and female and we will award the overall top 3 female and male in each of the 18 age categories (see registration site for age divisions.

MARATHON AID STATIONS: We provide runners 13 aid stations in addition to the aid at the start and finish.  Pure Culligan Water will be available at all 13 aid stations. At 9 aid stations (miles 3, 8, 12, 17, 22, 23, 25) in addition to Culligan Water, we will have Gnarly Hydrate (7g carb), Gatorade (36g carb), Clif Shot (25g carb with and without caffeine), G2G Protein Bars, fresh bananas, Blue Steel Anti-Chafe Cream, Vaseline, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, wet-ones, facial tissue, paper towels, and portable restrooms.

20K AID STATIONS: We provide 7 aid stations and at mile 3, 5, and 9 we provide full array of hydration, nutrition, and support items.

10K and 5K AID STATIONS: We provide 2 aid stations to 10K runners and 1 aid station to 5K runners.

GEAR STORAGE: We provide a gear storage at Race Headquarters from 6:00am to 11am.

MARATHON CLOTHING DROP: We provide a clothing drop at mile 3, 8, 12, 17 and 22. Clothing will be returned to the Race Headquarters at 11am. Clothing can be mailed upon request for a fee ($15.00) for 1 week after the race.

20K CLOTHING DROP: We provide a clothing drop at mile 3 and 9. Clothing will be returned to the Race Headquarters at 12pm. Clothing can be mailed upon request for a fee ($15.00) for 1 week after the race.

CUT OFF TIME: We will provide a 6-hour 20 minute time limit for the marathon (1:30pm MST). Please exercise care in your participation. Our Clean-Up Team will follow the last marathon runner and ensure support is provided to runner finishing on or before 1:30pm.

RACE RESULTS: Individual results will be available immediately. Results will also be posted on our web site the day of the race.

RACE MEDALS: All runners will receive a 2023 FINISHERS medal at the finish.

AWARDS CEREMONIES: We will begin awarding the female and male age category and overall winners of the 5K on the Center Street Award Stage at 9:10am.  We will award the age category and overall winners of the 10K, 20K, and marathon at 11:10am.  If you are a Top 3 Open male and female and Top 3 Masters (40 and over) male and female, you will be contacted to appear at the stage. If you are the winner in your age category, please stay close by as we recognize you on the Center Street Award Stage and take photos.

SPECTATORS: There are plenty of viewing areas for all races except along 600 South between 1900 West and 5400 West. The best spectator location is on Center Street between Main Street and 500 West.

PARKING: Plenty of free parking near Race Headquarters and the Start/Finish Line.

RESTROOMS: We will have portable restrooms at the Start/Finish line and at three other locations on the marathon, 20K, and 10K  courses.

VIP CARDS: Each runner will receive a VIP CARD that will provide free items at one location near the Start/Finish line.  Great Harvest Bread sandwiches, Bloom Fruit Bowls and Smoothies, Prodigy Brewing, and Stacked Pancakes will provide awesome post-race refuel options.

SECURITY: Logan City Police Department and Cache County Sheriffs Office have reviewed the event with staff to ensure the highest levels of safety and security. Our objectives are to protect our participating runners, to ensure the safety of our volunteers, to protect each spectator/friends and family members of our participants and to protect and inform the members of our community. Runners, please be aware that there will be mild local area commuters on several roadways, but the east and west bound traffic between 1900 West and 5400 West on the 600 South roadway will be closed and Cache County Sheriff Deputies will monitor vehicular use of this roadway by non-authorized vehicles.


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