10K Skate
Salt Skate City

Participants will utilize a portion of the half marathon course, starting near 400 S and 900 E, and will skate through the downtown and Sugarhouse areas. The skate event is open to inline and quad skaters of recreational, fitness, advanced and pro race levels. The course is relatively flat and smooth with slight grade variation. Average skating speeds range from 10-20 mph with the pro racers reaching 25 mph in the finish sprint.

As an official event of the Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon weekend, our goal is to make the Salt Lake City Marathon 10K Skate an exciting experience for all participants. We encourage EVERYONE to review the skate rules below. Because our goal is to provide our participants with a quality experience, we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the event safely.

Course Map

Start Area Parking & Transportation

Participants, please arrive to the 10K Skate start area no later than 6:45 a.m. Packet pickup will close at 7:00 a.m.

Make getting to the start easy by using your free Trax pass! Park anywhere near finish line and use Trax pass to ride free to start area getting off at the 900 East stop. If you are planning to park near start area, please plan on getting into this area no later than 5:30 a.m. 900 E. will be closed to traffic starting at 5:30 a.m. and you will not be able to get into this area.

Use limited parking in the Bennion Elementary school lot or Office Max lot (SE corner spaces), accessed from 900 E. Enter the area from north, south or west from I-15, exit 600 south, then head east to 800 East. Enter the area from the east using the 700 East exit from I-80 and head north to general downtown area. Paid lots are in abundance in downtown Salt Lake, view our Parking & Directions page.

Meter parking downtown Salt Lake is free on Saturdays with a two hour maximum. Generally, neighborhood streets are free parking on your own. Open parking anywhere on streets adjacent to start area: 500 South, 800 South, 800 East and 1000 East.

10K Skate volunteers, please arrive at the start area no later than 5:45 a.m. Parking is available at Bennion Elementary school lot (429 S 800 E) or Office Max lot (SE corner spaces), accessed from 900 E.

On-Course Information

Water will be available at the event start and finish lines, with one water station mid-point on the course. Representatives from the event’s medical and communication team will be stationed along the course to observe participants and assist with any medical injuries or emergencies.

NOTE: Skateboards, roller skis and poles are prohibited from the 10K Skate.

Course markings
We have made an effort to mark potential course hazards (such as manhole covers, divots in pavement, pot holes, etc.) along the course in bright orange fluorescent paint. Please be aware that on race day there may be additional obstacles that could be potentially hazardous to skaters. Please skate within your ability and be aware of the course, potential autos pulling in/out of the course and changes in terrain.

Slow skaters and strollers
Slow skaters and those with strollers are asked to please skate to the right throughout the course as a courtesy to other skaters and runners who will be merging into the course. If you are still on the course and the police escort for the runners comes upon you, please move to the far right to allow the runners through. Continue along the right until you have reached the finish line chute. Please observe the time and be aware that runners could catch up to you on the course and remember that runners will have right-of-way over slower skaters one they overtake you on the course.

Please note: Children on the course in strollers must wear helmets.

Portable toilets
Portable toilets will be available at the start point and finish area. Please DO NOT relieve yourself on either private or public property along the course.

Gear Check

There will be a gear bag drop-off area near the start line and a bag pickup area near the finish line. Since the start and finish lines are located in two different areas, bags will be transported to the finish area so athletes can have their bags available after finishing. Place any items you want at the finish line in a bag, into the SKATENOW box and mark it clearly with you name and bib number.

Please DO NOT leave valuables in your bag, as we cannot be responsible for the contents of your bag. DO NOT leave your bag around the start or finish areas outside the official bag drop area. Bags left outside and unattended may be confiscated due to Homeland Security requirements.

Timing and Speed

The 10K Skate is a timed, competitive event, but you can also skate it for fun. There will be official times given to participants with a timing clock near the finish line to show elapsed time. Participants must finish the 10K (6.2 mile) course to receive a time, otherwise you will be noted as a DNF (did not finish).

Race Rules

The 10K Skate is pre-registration only, there will be no race-day registration. The race will start promptly at 7:25 a.m. and no skaters will be allowed to start after 7:25 a.m. You may register up until Friday, April 15 at the Quality of Life Expo or online. You may pickup your bib# at the start line and can pick up your event T-shirts after the race.

Helmets are mandatory and required to be worn if participating in this event. Limited “Loner Helmets” will be available through SKATENOW in the start area. If you chose not to wear a helmet, your bib number will be pulled and you will not be allowed on the course. Other protective gear (wrist, elbow and knee guards) are highly recommended. Wearing of headphones while participating is prohibited.

Be sure that your timing chip is on and your bib number is centered and visible on your chest during the race. Anyone without a bib number will be escorted off of the race course. Return your timing chip at the end of the race.

Packet Pickup: Quality of Life Expo

Friday, April 20, 2017 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Halls 2 + 3

Finish Line

Library Square at 200 E, between 400 S and 500 S

Skaters may encounter the last of the Bike Tour riders upon approaching finish line. The Bike Tour has a separate finish area, so please make sure that you stay to the right and enter into designated chute for skaters.

Register and Receive

Register for the 2018 Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon 10K Skate and receive the following:

  • A one-of-a-kind technical T-shirt branded Salt Lake City 10K Skate
  • Finisher medals
  • Gear check
  • Goody bag filled with gifts from our sponsors
  • Great food at finish line festival
  • Age group placement medals