Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon Coming to CH

Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon Coming to CH
Posted on 08/29/2017
Cottonwood Heights is proud to welcome the 6th annual Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon to our city.  This is the fifth year that Cottonwood Heights has hosted this popular event that draws participants from around the country as well as locally.  

This prestigious race is one of the qualifying events for the Boston Marathon, considered one of the world’s premiere races.

The Revel Big Cottonwood Canyon Marathon and Half Marathon will start early in the morning on Saturday, Sept. 9. We invite all to come out to support the runners and cheer them on to the finish line. 

Traffic along Fort Union Boulevard will be restricted from the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, all the way to Union Park Avenue. Some traffic will be allowed east and west along Fort Union Boulevard, but no traffic or pedestrians will be allowed to cross north and south along the race route until it is finished. 

Traffic along Wasatch Boulevard will be restricted between Fort Union Boulevard and 4500 South during the race. See map for race route details.

If you have plans that don’t include participation in the race, either as a runner or a spectator, please plan your travel accordingly.

The race begins at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon (at Guardsman Pass for the full marathon and the Spruces Campground for the half marathon) at 6:45 a.m. 

All runners should complete the course by 1:30 p.m.  The Cottonwood Heights Police Department will open parts of Fort Union Boulevard as the race winds down. The intersection of Wasatch and Fort Union should be open by approximately 11 a.m. with other intersections opening as the race proceeds west down Fort Union Blvd.
  
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 Here are suggested detour routes for travelers on both sides of Fort Union: For those on the north side, the best route is to take I-215 to Union Park. For those on the south side, Creek Road or 9400 South may be the best option to reach 1300 East. 

The city appreciates your patience as we host several thousand runners to Cottonwood Heights. 

More race information will be available through our Facebook and Twitter channels. You can also find more information at www.runrevel.com/bcm

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Black Section:
Fort Union Blvd. between Wasatch Blvd. and 1300 East will be closed to all traffic crossing northbound or southbound from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. All vehicles will be directed west to Union Park Ave. in order to cross Fort Union Blvd. Vehicles accessing Fort Union Blvd. from the south may travel east or west on Fort Union Blvd. but may not cross it. Vehicles accessing Fort Union Blvd. from the north may only travel west on Fort Union Blvd. and may not cross it.

Blue Section: Wasatch Blvd. will be closed to through traffic between 6200 South and 4500 South from 8 a.m. until noon. Access to this area will be limited to Old Mill Golf Course and the adjoining neighborhoods. Any vehicles entering or exiting must follow a police escort during this time and should expect delays.

Orange Section: Big Cottonwood Canyon Road will be partially closed from 6:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Vehicles entering or exiting the canyon must wait behind a police escort to continue, and should expect delays.

Light Orange Section: Guardsman Pass Road is inaccessible between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

NORTH OF FORT UNION:
There will only be one westbound lane open on the north side of Fort Union Blvd. Use I-215 westbound to Union Park Ave. in order to bypass the closure across Fort Union Blvd. No vehicles will be able to cross Fort Union Blvd. between Wasatch Blvd. and Union Park Ave.

SOUTH OF FORT UNION:
The south side of Fort Union Blvd. will still be open for westbound and eastbound traffic, with limited lanes. Use Fort Union Blvd. or Creek Road westbound to Union Park Ave. in order to cross Fort Union Blvd. No vehicles will be able to cross Fort Union Blvd. between Wasatch Blvd and Union Park Ave.