Utah's Fastest Runner to be Crowned at New Race Held in Riverton

Utah's FastestRIVERTON, UTAH – The fastest runner in Utah will be crowned in Riverton on Friday, June 21. A new one-mile race, dubbed “Utah’s Fastest,” will bring together runners from throughout the state to compete for the fastest runner title. The race, sponsored by Riverton City, is the first of its kind in Utah that has the goal of determining Utah’s fastest runner.

“Utah’s Fastest is truly a premier one-mile race,” said Riverton City Manager Konrad Hildebrandt. “We’re proud to host a race like this in Riverton that will bring together the best runners from Utah to compete.”

Those vying for the title of Utah’s fastest runner will be placed in an elite division, where the top male and female finishers will receive $3,500 in prize money. The first-place man and women will each receive $1,000, second-place finishers will receive $500, and third-place finishers will receive $250. The elite division is reserved for competitive runners, both men and women, who want to compete against the best in the state. All elite runners that finish in the top 25 places, in both men and women heats, will receive a complimentary invitation to the 2020 Utah’s Fastest race.

An open division will be held for recreational runners who want to participate. Age division medals will be awarded to top finishers in that division. The open division is the ideal setting for those wanting to best a personal record, race friends or family, or see how they measure up against others.

Utah's Fastest - Premier 1-Mile Race

“A one-mile race is the perfect race to determine the fastest runner in Utah,” said Hildebrandt. “The mile allows sprinters to move up and distance runners to move down, allowing runners to meet at a true intersection of competitive might.”

Utah’s Fastest will be held at Riverton City Park at 1452 W 12800 S in Riverton. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register during general registration, where the cost is $40 for the elite division and $25 for the open division. General registration continues through April 30. Costs go up during late registration, which goes from May 1 to June 21. To register, or for more information, visit utahsfastest.com

Media Contact:
Casey Saxton, Public Information Officer
(801) 208-3189

Race Contact:
Ben Dayley, Recreation Coordinator
(801) 208-3121