The annual event is currently in turmoil.
There’s a race going on in Utah right now–a struggle by organizers of the Salt Lake City Marathon to pull of the 26.2-mile event this year.
The annual event is currently between owners. The longtime organizer of the event, Chris Devine of Devine Sports, will not be putting on the event. Apparently, U.S. Road Sports is interested in buying the right to host the race.
This ownership gap casts doubt on the race’s future for the current year.
A spokesman for the mayor, Art Raymond, has had “encouraging” talks with U.S. Road Sports representatives. Still, Raymond is not confident that the group can have all required permits by the race’s originally planned date, April 21.
“We’re hoping this can be a new beginning and it appears there will be a Salt Lake City Marathon again, but when that occurs is still up in the air,” said Raymond. “There is hope for this year, but we are right up against a deadline to do all the things necessary and the date may have to be pushed a bit. But we’re cautiously optimistic the event can have a rebirth and get back on track. We love having the marathon in Salt Lake City.”
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