Beat the New Year 5K benefiting Making Strides

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December 31, 2017 # 40

A popular New Year’s Eve tradition, our 39th Annual Beat the New Year 5k really is all about fun. Ring in the New Year like never before! Have a fitness goal for 2017? Why wait until January 1? Kick off the new goal at a party with all your running friends. Want to help build community in 2017? Your participation helps us provide free running shoes, shirts, running-related instruction, and coaching to Making Strides ( a 5-week program hosted in partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake).

New this year, we will have two start times because we want everyone to finish before midnight. We will have an early start at 11:15pm for those who think they will need more than 30 minutes to finish the distance. We will still have the 11:30pm start time for all others.  

We know it is cold, but plan on staying outside when you finish and cheer on all the finishers as we count down to 2017. We plan to have a fun finish area outside (stay tuned for more details). We will crown Mr. and Ms. 2017, and award the costumes outside just after midnight.

So come out for some "Puttin’ on the Ritz" to celebrate the New Year, your fitness goals, or just plain cheer. Grab your winter gear, your best costume, all your friends and family and come run in 2017! Our kids program will greatly benefit from your participation. Let’s make this a new, New Year’s tradition!

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 2 or more participants and get a refund of up to $10.00. 

You will have have the option to share your registration via, Facebook, Twitter, or Email.  You will be given a special referral link. For every two people that register with you link, you will be refunded $5.  Total max refund allowed is $10.

Parking and Packet Pickup

Parking is at Highland High School just east of Sugar House Park. Please be aware there is No Parking in Sugar House Park.

Packet Pickup is inside the Highland High School commons area from 10:00pm to 11:00pm on day of race. Please enter through the main entrance located on the east side, near the flagpole. Runners will walk from the school to the starting line.

Course Info

The course is 2 clockwise loops entirely within Sugar House Park, starting at the Northeast corner of the road and including the spur section north of the pond.

Pets / Strollers
Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the running course.
Strollers are allowed but we ask that you start at the back of the pack.  Be mindful that road conditions could include snow and ice. 


Discounts for Club Members
Salt Lake City Track Club members are eligible for a discount on the entry fee.  If you are not a member and wish to join, please follow the prompts during registration.

• Adult Registration (SLCTC Members) $25.00 (non-SLCTC Members) $30.00  
• Adult Day of Race Registration (SLCTC Members) $30.00 (non-SLCTC Members) $35.00
• Youth 16 and Under Registration (SLCTC Members) $15.00 (non-SLCTC Members) $20.00
• Youth 16 and Under Day of Race Registration (SLCTC Members) $20.00 (non-SLCTC Members) $25.00


MR. AND MS. 2017 (Fastest Runner)
Best New Year-themed Costume (Male and Female)
Coldest Costume (Please keep in mind we could have extreme cold temps and ice/snow; have fun but be wise)
Finishing award to all registered runners (with bibs) who finish before midnight.
This race is an all-ages event – select costumes appropriately.

A pre-race raffle will start at 10:15 pm, running continuously until 11:00pm. Must be present to win.

Salt Lake City

Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]



Beat the New Year 5K

December 31, 2017 (Sunday) - 23:30
5 kilometers

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