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Will you take on the Old Main Hill Challenge?

Utah State University's Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Council is excited to present a fun new race to Logan's running community. Race up the stairs of USU's iconic Old Main Hill, and compete to see how many laps of the mile-long course you can complete in the allotted time. Winners will be given the title of Old Main Hill Champion!

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Council is a group of graduate students that are dedicated to advancing STEM interest among K-12 students, supporting the well-being of graduate students, and enhancing the educational experience at Utah State University. The fundraiser will help our organization with STEM outreach (such as participating in Science Unwrapped at USU) and other service opportunities.


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Race Information


Bib pickup is available starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration is open until 10:00 a.m.

The Old Main Hill Challenge begins at 9:00 a.m. Any lap completed between 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. will count towards runners' totals. Bib numbers may only be worn by one person. Individuals completing laps under another's bib number will be disqualified.

Entry Fees:

Students: $15
Community: $25

Racers receive: Race shirt, post race drinks and food, awards


USU parking terraces are free and open to the public on weekends. Additional parking can be found at the Visitor Parking Lot or along 700 E, at the bottom of Old Main Hill. For more information, visit the USU Parking Visitor Map.

Other Information:
  • Only registered runners on the course. No strollers, bikes, or dogs allowed. 
  • Walkers may participate. Any lap completed on two legs will be counted towards totals.

Shirt design
First 100 runners registered receive a shirt

Course Maps

The course for the Old Main Hill challenge starts at the center of USU's main quad, around the quad, up to the Life Sciences Building and Taggart Student Center, past our very own home at the Widstoe Hall, and down and up the iconic Old Main Hill, before returning to the quad.

Water will be available for runners at the top of Old Main Hill and at the Quad. 

Course map