Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Salt Lake City presented by Utah Sports Commission
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series confirmed that Salt Lake City, Utah will become the new destination for the series. As part of the announcement, the Utah Athletic Commission is also on board as the presenting partner of the event.
After exploratory conversations with Salt Lake Sports over the years to host an event in Salt Lake City, the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Salt Lake City Running Series presented by the Utah Sports Commission is scheduled to take place from August 17-19, 2023. The event will include a half marathon, 5K and KiDS ROCK run.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is a premier running series that brings fun to running through music, entertainment and community immersion. The Salt Lake City Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, presented by the Utah Athletic Commission, will provide runners and walkers with an elevated event experience surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views.
“We are thrilled to expand our Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series by adding beautiful Salt Lake City to the calendar of events for 2023,” said Elizabeth O’Brien, North America General Manager of IRONMAN Group, Owner from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series.
“We are extremely grateful to Sports Salt Lake for their instrumental partnership in bringing this event to fruition. We are also thrilled to welcome the Utah Athletic Commission as a presenting partner for this event, extending our relationship with IRONMAN events held in the Greater Zion area.
“Utah’s track record as an outdoor destination, in addition to accolades such as the 2002 Winter Olympics, has made the capital city of Salt Lake City the next bucket list location for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running series.”
As the capital and most populous city in the state of Utah, Salt Lake City has become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Runners will admire the snow-capped peaks that surround the valley and the vibrant culture of downtown, with entertainment along the course and a Finish Line festival in the heart of the city.
“I’m thrilled the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is coming to Salt Lake County,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson.
“Runners around the world will be able to enjoy a course that showcases the best of Salt Lake County, county residents will be able to experience a great event, and the economic impact is estimated at US$4 million in the first year alone. .”
Since 2002, the Utah Athletic Commission has partnered or funded more than 900 events statewide with a calendar filled year-round with amateur, professional and Olympic events, which has led Utah to be known as the “sports state”. .
Utah has attracted some of the biggest and most prestigious events in the world, especially in endurance and action sports. These include: Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert, Red Bull Rampage, Monster Energy Supercross, as well as IRONMAN group events such as the 2021 and 2022 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship, all featured by Utah Sports Commission.
“For nearly 20 years, we’ve worked with the IRONMAN Group to help make Utah and Southwest Utah a premier destination for triathlons and other endurance events,” said Jeff. Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Athletic Commission.
“Having a major event like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series take place in Salt Lake City will reinforce what is already a vibrant running and endurance sports culture that exists in our state. We are thrilled to partner with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series and welcome runners from around the world to Utah in 2023.”