No one’s afraid of snow at the 2011 Turkey Trot

Image: Getting ready for the start of the Turkey Trot.

The Smithfield Recreation 2011 Turkey Trot went off with a bang despite freezing temperatures and icy roads. When the storm hit the day before, the rec center decided to go ahead with the race, but expected many runners to not show up. It was just the opposite. All but 11 runners picked up their race packets, and they had many day-of-race registrations.

Registration underway for half marathon & 5K

Image: Not Yo’ Mama’s Half Marathon route.

The first ever Not Yo’ Mama’s Half Marathon and 5K starts at 6 a.m. on July 16. The half marathon course includes gorgeous views of Cache Valley, Smithfield’s East Bench, Birch Creek Golf Course, Mack Park and Smithfield Canyon. Sponsored by Smithfield Recreation and Runners North, the run will hopefully become an annual event. The cost is only $35 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K. Starting July 1 the cost rises to $50 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5K. So register now at

A crystal morning in Smithfield


A couple weeks ago, Chad Downs saw a beautiful, sunny winter day with frosted trees and crystal clear skies. He said he just had take some pictures. So he went to Heritage Park and shot these wonderful photographs. The Smithfield City website has been showcasing our former Mayor’s photographs on the home page and with his permission we are publishing them here for posterity.