A 6K started by the Capitol
Several races were held in Salt Lake City on Thanksgiving day. While many people were busy cooking their turkey and making preparations for a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends, some runners were out in the fresh air. They were participating in various races in the Salt Lake Valley.
There was a City Creek Cold Turkey 6K race which began at 9 am on Thanksgiving morning. There was also a Baby Stroller Division race at City Creek.
The one way street which begins at the top at 11th Avenue was closed to traffic while the racers were on the street.
Those driving to participate in the City Creek Cold Turkey Race were told to park in the area east of the State Capitol on East Capitol Boulevard and in that surrounding area. They would then start the race just above the Capitol on Bonneville Boulevard.
Runners gathered just east of the Capitol to start the race. There was an area on the road which had been washed away and is in the process of being repaired. The runners went around that area as there were no cars allowed there during the race.
The group of runners ran 3/4 of a mile and then entered City Creek Canyon. They ran up the canyon and turned around at a designated sign. They then ran back down the canyon through the lower road and finished the race at Memory Grove.
A Kids 1K Fun Run was held at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving day at City Creek. The kids started at the beginning of Bonneville Boulevard. They ran down the hill to a 1/2K designated spot, turned around, and ran back up the street to finish where they had started.
There was also a race which started in Millcreek and finished at the Olympus Hills Shopping Center as well as several other races throughout the Salt Lake Valley for Thanksgiving day.
There were awards, food, massages, and live music. People got out to enjoy the great outdoors on Thanksgiving morning before going home to eat a big dinner. The weather cooperated, and it was a beautiful day.