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The Utah Valley Marathon (UVM) is an annual marathon foot-race in Northern Utah currently held on the second Saturday of June.The marathon course is USA Track & Field (USATF) certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. It is also part of the Utah Grand Slam. The race was started in 2008 by Hyrum Oaks and Jeremiah West. The inaugural marathon was held on April 12, 2008. In 2009, the race was moved to the second Saturday in June where it remains today. In 2008, there were 120 marathon runners. In 2009, the number of marathon runners grew to 748. Since 2009, the marathon has been part of the Utah Grand Slam.

The race is run mostly by volunteers. The Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation and Deseret International are the two charities. The Children with Cancer Christmas foundation has been part of the race since its inception in 2008. In 2010, Deseret International has been added as a second charitable recipient. Every year since its inception, the event has included a 5K. In 2010, a half-marathon race is being added. The 26 mile 385 yard course runs through Wasatch and Utah Counties. The race begins in Wallsburg, UT at an elevation of 5,963 feet (1,818 meters) and heads northwest through Wallsburg along Highway 222. At the intersection of U.S. Route 189, the course turns west and follows the Deer Creek Reservoir until U.S. Route 189 reaches Provo Canyon. The race continues southwest through Provo Canyon along the Provo River until the road merges with University Avenue (U.S. Route 189) in Orem. The race continues south along University Avenue through Orem and Provo until the finish line at the intersection of University Avenue and Center Street at an elevation of 4,504 feet (1,373 meters)

The 2010 Utah Valley Marathon accommodated 2,000 marathon runners. The marathon begins at 6:00 AM (MDT). 2010 was the first year that a non-Utah resident won either the men or women's marathon race. Prior to Hillary Kibet Cheruiyot (Kenya) winning the men's 2010 race and Claudia Camargo-Nero (A New York resident from Argentina) winning the women's 2010 race, only United States born, Utah residents had won the marathon race for either gender.

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