5 Canyons Bike Challenge, Ultramarathon and 5K


5 Canyons Bike Challenge – September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 AM
5 Canyons is one of the most daunting cycling challenges in the country, ascending more than 14,000 feet over 116 miles through all five of Salt Lake City’s beautiful riding canyons, comprising three HC climbs and two Category 2 climbs—in one day! Nicknamed Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, the ride has more vert than almost every other ride in America, showing that no mountain is too high to keep us from protecting children.  It also shows that people can overcome any challenge.  Those who complete the challenge will not only have earned some serious bragging rights, but they will have done some good in the world.  (All proceeds benefit four awesome local charities working to put an end to child abuse.)  If you think you have what it takes, rally your friends and come join us in September!

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5 Canyons Ultramarathon – September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 AM

5 Canyons Ultramarathon is one of Utah’s most beautiful ultras.  The run begins at Elbow Fork in Millcreek Canyon and then proceeds up and over Lamb’s Canyon Pass and down Lamb’s Canyon Trail through Lamb’s Canyon into Parley’s Canyon. It continues from Parley’s Canyon along the Great Western Trail to Big Mountain in East Canyon, and then on to the true top of City Creek Canyons.  From there, we work our way down the little known yet gorgeous Meadow Trail to Rotary Park at what most people consider to be the top of City Creek Canyon and then the rest of the way down the canyon, finishing at the Utah Capitol building. The run includes more than 6,000 feet of vert over 55 kilometers (34 miles)!

5 Canyons 5K – September 25, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
Not in the mood to run 50K? How about 5K? While waiting for a friend or loved one to cross the finish line at the Capitol, why not join the fight? The 5 Canyons 5K starts at the Capitol, wraps along Bonneville Blvd. (at the base of City Creek Canyon) to the Children’s Justice Center on 11th Ave., and then comes back again to finish at the Capitol.  There’s no sense in letting everyone else enjoy all the fun.


In addition to your registration fee, please consider including your family and friends in the fight by asking them to donate a penny for each foot of elevation you climb during the ride. ALL proceeds from the event (and merchandise sales) go to help four incredible organizations making a real difference in our community: Prevent Child Abuse Utah, Friends of the Salt Lake County Children’s Justice Center, “and Justice for all,” and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.


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