Even if athletics aren’t you’re thing, these themed runs scheduled for this weekend in Utah County might be enough to get you revving your engines.
Quest of the Pony Express: This weekend, Camp Floyd is offering a Pony Express experience. Sign up to be a runner and experience the life of a pony express rider first hand. You’ll don your running shoes for a 5K that will send you packing all the way from Camp Floyd to St. Joseph, Missouri (hypothetically of course).
You’ll get your own mail bag with mail included, take a Pony Express oath, get your own (toy) horse and visit the man in charge of your financial future as a rider.
The run, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, is 5K total, or 3.1 miles, and begins and ends at the Camp Floyd Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum in Fairfield, a former Pony Express stop in real life. Though online registration has ended, you can call Camp Floyd about late entries, or just head to the park to watch the fun and check out the museum. For details on Camp Floyd, follow this link.
Tulip Festival Half Marathon: For the more ambitious runner, consider entry into Thanksgiving Point’s Tulip Festival Half Marathon. The individual half marathon is priced around $85-$90, with a 5K available for $45-$50 and a kids one mile run for $20-$25.
The race will begin and end at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, and will wind racers through the stunning scenery of Ashton Gardens while the tulips are in full bloom.
Packet pickup is set for Friday, with the half marathon beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday with the 5K at 8 a.m. and the kids run at 9:30 a.m. For more details, click here.