I ran the Deseret News/Granite Furniture Marathon only once, but it was one of my most enjoyable marathons ever. Salt Lake City needs to keep this tradition alive, even if the date has to be changed. I realized the day I ran it that most spectators were there for the parade and could have cared less about the runners, but that should not bring this great tradition to an end.
I grew up with this as one of my goal races. I think it would be sad to lose it.
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