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Planning for Salt Lake City Marathon back on track

Planning for Salt Lake City Marathon back on track
Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-02-28 12:45:30-05

After months of uncertainty, planning for the Salt Lake City Marathon appears to be back on track.

U.S. Road Sports, the marathon's new owners, finalized the needed permits on Wednesday. The Salt Lake City Mayor's Office met with event coordinators and representatives for both the new and old owners of the marathon on Wednesday afternoon to discuss putting on the race.

Devine Racing, the marathon's previous owners, had filed permits in December, but the new owners still have a lot to get done before the marathon is approved.

U.S. Road Sports bought the marathon last week and are on an accelerated timeline to get everything ready by the scheduled marathon date in the end of April, but they say plans are going well so far.

"Provided we get the cooperation we need from the municipalities, we're going to get on a good race," said Peter Handy, managing partner for U.S. Road Sports.

There is still a lot to do, including securing vendors to provide race infrastructure, working on a new route that bypasses TRAX construction downtown and coordinating with local law enforcement.

The race is still scheduled for April 21. For more information about the Salt Lake City Marathon, visit www.saltlakecitymarathon.com.