Temple to Temple 5K, photo provided by Provo South Stake
Time to celebrate your religious heritage, or your brother’s, or your neighbor's; at least, you have work off.
It's time to make plans for Pioneer Day.
A quick Google search will tell you Utah County has no shortage of Pioneer Day activities. But popularity doesn't always equal quality, so here are four less-likely-to-be-on-your-calendar Pioneer Day events to check out south of Salt Lake.
Temple to Temple 5K: First off, this race is free, which doesn’t happen all too often. Shirts are $6, and all runners must register. Walk, jog or run your little pioneer heart out starting at the Provo Temple and ending at the construction site of the Provo City Center Temple. Over 3,000 people have already registered.
Lehi Foam: Splish, splash, foam. Everywhere. From 1– 3 p.m. at the Lehi Sports Park (2000 W. 700 North), the fire department will be spraying just about everyone with watery foam. FYI: This event isn’t annual; the last foam day was in 2009. Come early for entertainment and shopping, or stay late for possibly my favorite part, free watermelon.
Outdoor Quilt Show: As a part of Spanish Fork’s Fiesta Days, quilters from anywhere can display their work at the Jones-Huges Pioneer Park. First place wins $75, and second place earns $50. The show runs from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., so stop by when you have a spare minute.
Cedar Fort Chuck Wagon Breakfast: In case your only knowledge of chuck wagons comes from the game Oregon Trail, these are the covered wagons where pioneers kept food and cooking utensils. Dutch oven breakfasts are a favorite, but who knows what you will find. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children 5 and under. 6–9 a.m., at the town park. A parade will follow.