Range 2 River Relay

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DATE

May 14, 2016 at 3 PM

 

ABOUT

A team race to explore the conditions of our hydrology in the Salt Lake Valley from pristine headwaters to buried creeks and channelized canal to meandering river.

Teams will consist of a biker, boater, and runner. Participants will race from the Wasatch Mountains to the Jordan River, exploring the current conditions in which these urban waters exist, range to river. Participants will follow the path of City Creek via bikes donated by GREENbike, continuing as the creek gets buried underground and ending at the creek’s confluence with the Jordan River, the historic Utah State Fairpark property. Participants will then boat the Jordan River northward with canoes donated by Splore, following the river from a channelized canal to a meandering, healthy river. The Jordan River Parkway, a 45-mile nearly-continuous paved trail, will be utilized for the final stretch of the race, running past native cottonwoods and willows, as well as invasive Russian olive and Scotch thistle. Prizes from Cotopaxi will be awarded!

This relay will end at the capstone event for the annual Jordan River-corridor wide Get Into The River festival, GITR @ NIGHT held at the Utah State Fairpark. Activities here include a free concert with the Hollering Pines and Holy Water Buffalo, canoe rides, food carts, and many other fun family-friendly happenings.

 

COURSE

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– Bike: 3.6 miles; starting at City Creek Canyon Trailhead ending at Fairpark

– Boat: 3.3 miles; starting at Fairpark ending at 1800 N Take-Out

– Run: 3.4 miles; starting 1800 N Take-Out ending at Fairpark

 

PARTNERS

2016 CONSERVATION DAY

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On Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm , nearly 600 volunteers from local businesses will participate in the 3rd Annual Get Into the River – Conservation Day. We are grateful for all the sponsoring businesses and individuals that make the Get Into The River Festival possible.

New this year, four volunteer opportunities are available for members of the public. These include both trailside and canoe-based service projects. Sign up below to join the effort to conserve, protect, restore and celebrate the Jordan River corridor!  Canoes and equipment will be provided!
 

Join the Effort!

 

TRAILSIDE: JORDAN PARK

1040 South 900 West, Salt Lake City

Sign Up Here

 

TRAILSIDE: REDWOOD TRAILHEAD PARK

1000 West 2320 South, West Valley City

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IN-RIVER: 1700 SOUTH TO 300 SOUTH

300 South 1200 West, Salt Lake City

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IN-RIVER: 4500 SOUTH TO 2300 SOUTH

2320 South 1070 West, West Valley City

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