The eighth annual Newspaper Rock 10K race, set for October 11, will feature a few new twists this year. In addition to the eighth year of the spectacular 6.2-mile race, the race will also feature an optional 26K trail run.
The 10K race begins at 10 a.m. (9:30 for walkers) and will wind its way through spectacular Indian Creek Canyon in the height of the fall colors.
The course begins at Newspaper Rock and finishes, 6.2 breathtaking miles later, near the Dugout Ranch at the mouth of the canyon.
The trail run begins at 8 a.m. at Foy Lake and will follow Shay Ridge road to Indian Creek. From there, racers run nearly six miles on a single-track trail to Newspaper Rock and then follow the 10K race course to the finish line.
The race fee is $35 for the 10K race and $70 for the 26K trail run. The first 15 trail rin entries receive a free training shirt.
There are awards in a host of racing categories, giving the fastest, and even many of the slowest, a chance to win an award.
The San Juan Record in-house designer, Andrea Montgomery, is working on a great design for the shirts and awards that will be the envy of your running friends.
The course is ideal for a 10K race, with a gentle downward slope and constantly turning road in front of the racers. The fall colors of the cottonwood trees should be stunning.
The race is focused on local runners and walkers who can culminate a summer of beautiful weather with a breathtaking race.
The race is not possible without the assistance of a large group of sponsors, including the title sponsor San Juan Record and major sponsors Utah Navajo Health Systems and Blue Mountain Hospital.
Other sponsors include San Juan Pharmacy in Monticello, High Altitude Communications, Canyonlands Lodging, All-Star Tumbling, Inn at the Canyons, Schafer’s Auto, Maverik and PJs.
Partners include the City of Monticello, San Juan County Visitor Services and a large number of other groups and volunteers.
Register for the races at newspaperrock10K.com.
If you have questions, visit the San Juan Record website at sjrnews.com, call 435-587-2277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.