Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.
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Cost: $30 per person. All proceeds will go directly to Aoife Cooke to help her pay for her Olympic journey, and also for her next year of training to participate in the World Championships in the fall of 2022.
Course route: north on Angel from Pioneer Park, east on Smith, south on Sunset, east on Broken B Lane, south on Preakness, west on Western (ha!), south on Kentucky Derby Way, west on Foal Lane, north on Thoroughbred Drive, west on Western drive, and north on Angel back to Pioneer Park.
First image below is a mapping of the 5K course, which begins and ends in Pioneer Park (shown as a dirt field here), along with the elevation profile. Second image contains a link with a flyover video of the course.
As parking is limited at Pioneer Park, please park next door at Jefferson Academy - we have permission to use their large parking lot, which is just a short walk from our starting line.
Course flyover video
Jared is a native of Davis County. He excelled on the track team at Davis High and went on to create an impressive collegiate running record at BYU.
Jared was the runner-up at the 2014 U.S. Marathon championships. At the 2015 USATF 25 km Championships, Ward finished first. At the 2015 USATF 20 km Championships, Ward finished first as well. Ward is also the 2015 U.S. Marathon champion. These three victories helped him secure the USATF Running Circuit title for 2015.
On February 13, 2016, Ward finished third, behind Galen Rupp and Meb Keflezighi, at the US Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles, California, to secure a place on the 2016 US Olympic Team, finishing in 2:13:00 on a warm day.
On August 21, 2016 Ward finished 6th, with Galen Rupp in 3rd and Meb Keflezighi in 33rd, at the Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, running a personal best time of 2:11:30 with the temperature in the 70s on a drizzly, humid morning.
We are honored to have Jared run this race in his home town of Kaysville in support of Aoife's Olympic journey! Thank you, Jared.
We are very grateful to the following sponsors who have been so generous to support this event! We will raffle off the shoe gift cards and the griddle just before the race starts - don't be late!
Post-run treats are being provided by Bowman's Market in Kaysville, Utah.
5 ea. $50 gift cards (for new running shoe purchases) have been donated by Wasatch Running Center, located in Centerville and Sandy.
Blackstone Products, world leader in outdoor griddles, has donated a 36" griddle, worth $400.