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Thanksgiving Day 5k Walk/Run

Thanksgiving Day Run for Fitness

Be part Utah’s Longest “Running” Thanksgiving Day Event! Feel guilt-free eating your holiday turkey plus the trimmings this Thanksgiving Day by joining Cottonwood Heights 5k Walk/Run. Male/Female: Age Division Awards 1st through 5th, Over-all Awards, 11 & Under, and trophies for the Fastest Residents in Cottonwood Heights.

THANKSGIVING DAY

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS THANKSGIVING DAY 5K
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER
7500 S 2700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 943-3190

5k Fitness Camp

Running/Walking Boot Camp for Health and Fitness

CHRC has put together a 4-week training program to help you get ready for your next 5k Walk/Run. This camp is for everyone regardless of previous experience or physical ability. Goal is to get you running so that you can enjoy the benefits of being in peak shape and to help you have fun while doing it. Camp includes running drills to make you faster and more efficient, stretch and strength training drills to make you stronger and less injury prone.

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER
7500 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
(801) 943-3190

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Utah Walking Paths Photo Journal

Our chief editor Scotty Reed on a fitness craze decided to walk his extra pounds away while photographing some of Utah’s best running, hiking, biking and walking trails. Come follow his journey!

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 7800 S to 6500 S - West Jordan, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 7800 S to 6500 S – West Jordan, Utah

Jordan River Parkway Trail - 4800 S to 3900 S - Taylorsville, UtahJordan River Parkway Trail – 4800 S to 3900 S – Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_115649Jordan River Parkway Trail – 5400 S to 4800 S – Taylorsville, Utah

20140117_121326Jordan River Parkway Trail – 6500 S to 5400 S – Murray, Utah

20140116_133606Temple Square & Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

*High Resolution photo’s may be downloaded and used for personal use providing credit is given with a link to UtahAgenda.com. Sorry no Hot-Linking permitted.

Wheeler Historic Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm Utah

Wheeler Historic Farm is a Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation facility, open to the public 365 days a year from dusk to dawn. There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds and nominal fees for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

A living working farm where guests can visit animals & milk a cow, take wagon rides or tour an Historic Pioneer Victorian home. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits.

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Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (385) 468-1755

Flat Iron Mesa Park

1700 East 8600 South
Sandy, UT 84093
(801) 568-2900

The largest developed park at 31.8 acres in the Sandy Parks System is also the most varied for terrain, taking its name from a hilly outcropping. The park is a full service park, providing 6 soccer fields, 2 baseball fields 1 volleyball court, 2 playgrounds, 4 tennis courts, and 2 outdoor lighted pavilions. The upper pavilion has a great view of the entire valley. For those who love to walk or jog, there are three different jogging trails, ranging from 1/3 to 1 mile in length.

In the Winter during the snow season Flat Iron Mesa Park provides one of the best Free Tubing Hill’s in Utah!

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SugarHouse Park

1400 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sugarhouse District, Snow Tubing, Sledding, Running, Walking, Gardens, PondSugar House Park, considered a “crown jewel” among regional parks in the Salt Lake Valley, comprises 110.5 acres of lush, rolling green space, located on the site of the old State Prison in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. It is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south. There are two entrances for vehicular traffic off of 2100 South, at 1400 East and 1500 East.
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Though known for its verdant vistas, which are enhanced by a large pond in the western part of the park, Sugar House Park also offers many options for those interested in more than just a lovely walk. Among the park’s features for public use are: seven pavilions for group gatherings (see Reservations for more information); regulation soccer and baseball fields, which serve as home fields for Highland High School; a large, cement basketball court donated by the Utah Jazz; two children’s play areas, with plastic play sets; a small amphitheater with seating for 220 people; seven volleyball courts (one at each terrace), and a sleigh-riding hill.

In addition, the park road, which winds around the park for a mile and three-eighths, has a 16-foot-wide inside lane which has proven popular among walkers, runners, bicyclists, and cross-country ski trainers.

Summer Activities

4th of July Fireworks
Sugar House Art & Street Festival

Winter Activities

In the winter the many hills provide a fun and free place for winter activities such as Snow-Tubing and Sledding.

Hours

The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer, and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the winter.

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Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, Utah

20140118_115359 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahToday I begin my walk at Germania Park, 5400 South Murray Pkwy Ave (about 1100 W).  It’s a sunny January Saturday, 37 degrees with snow still on the ground. I’m going to first cross the river to take a look at the leash free dog park then I’ll head north.

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Jordan River Parkway, Murray, UtahGoogle Earth Map of my walk, how cool is that!

20140118_115531 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBridge to cross the Jordan River to Millrace Park in Taylorsville

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20140118_115855 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOff-leash Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

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Leash-Free Dog Park, Millrace Park, Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_134756 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahKids playground at Millrace Park in Taylorsville, Utah

20140118_120133 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEquestrian Trail for riding horses at this section of Jordan River Parkway

20140118_121024 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRestrooms not open here in winter like they were at Winchester Park in Murray, Utah. Picnic pavilion, children playground and grass sports field here.

20140118_121343 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahLarge Sports Field with Wasatch Mountains in background

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20140118_122431 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTrail Runners enjoying the January Utah Sun

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20140118_122629 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMurray City plows the snow on the trail in winter. Can you believe it!

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20140118_123025 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOverlook Point to view the Marshlands

20140118_123147 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOutdoor Amphitheater for summer performances

20140118_123201 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJordan River Marshlands

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20140118_123327 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful frozen ponds in Marshlands

20140118_123452 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahEarly Utah Pioneers – Snarr Settlement

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20140118_124315 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBeautiful view of the Jordan River

20140118_124603 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahWalkway to protect the Marshlands

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20140118_125254 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahTurnaround point for the day.  4800 S Murray Taylorsville Rd. Just shy of 2 miles.

20140118_125845 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahOn my return headed south. Grab a few new light photo’s.

20140118_130112 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahMagical Trees! There’s something special about a leafless winter tree.

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Another one of those birdhouses in a wickedly awesome tree

20140118_133521 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahCreekside Petroglyph Mural to reduce graffiti. Neat idea!

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20140118_133942 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahRiver Reflection Time

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20140118_134314 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahBoat loading dock for floating the Jordan River

20140118_134407 Jordan River Parkway Trail – Germania Park, Murray, UtahJanuary Horse Riding Girl