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A look back, and sometimes forward, on the sport of racing

Utah Obstacle Races 

Obstacle races have been a part of competitive sports since the 1800s, with some forms of the sport dating back to the earliest Olympic Games. And UMC is “the” place to hold an Obstacle Race in Utah.


These sorts of events have become very popular in recent years, not only in North America but internationally. The recent trend of obstacle races seems to have originated with the Tough Guy competition in 1987. That started a trend that has grown incredibly since then. Approximately one million people registered to participate in obstacle races in the United States in 2011, and that number increased to 4.5 million in 2015, 5.6 million in 2016 and over 6 million in 2017.

Utah Obstacle Races

These types of events are very popular in Utah, where outdoor activity, fitness, and adventure play a large part in the lifestyles of the state’s residents. Utah Obstacle Races routinely draw large entries and provide a wonderful competitive challenge for those looking to test their mettle and expand their boundaries. Another benefit of Obstacle Races is the opportunity for groups of friends or co-workers to compete as teams to improve their camaraderie and communication.

Utah Obstacle Races at UMC

Utah Motorsports Campus is a perfect venue to host a Utah Obstacle Race. In recent years, we have hosted the Mud Run, the BattleFrog Endurance Race Series, the BlackLight Run and the Terrain Race, all of which were very well received and attended, with thousands of enthusiastic athletes descending on UMC to see how they stack up against the competition.

Our 511-acre campus provides a large variety of surfaces and terrain types that lend themselves to such competitions, including our paved racetrack and large parking lots, large expanses of dirt (that can be flooded for mud terrain), and a rock-crawling course. Our expert Event Planning staff has significant experience in organizing Utah Obstacle Races and would be happy to discuss organizing such an event with you.


For more information, visit this link to learn more about our outdoor events venue, or you can submit a Request for Proposal to our event-planning staff.



Utah Corporate Events Center

For a Utah corporate event, companies have more options than in some other places. Traditionally, golf outings have been the most popular venue for corporate events. But, let’s face it: golf is boring, right?

We know businesses have been doing corporate outings for clients and employees since the first company was started. The formula is pretty simple: a group activity that engages all participants and encourages teamwork, camaraderie, and fellowship, with appropriate meeting spaces and great food and beverages.

Utah Motorsports Campus can tailor a Utah corporate event for groups ranging in size from 10 to 10,000, with exciting interactive experiences, catering to meet any price point, a variety of meeting or hospitality spaces and unique custom touches that are only limited by your imagination.

Our state-of-the-art, 511-acre facility is conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, nestled in the picturesque Tooele Valley and framed by the Oquirrh and Stansbury mountain ranges. If you are hosting a meeting, conference, banquet or any kind of Utah corporate event, or if you want to treat your group to an exciting motorsports experience as either spectators or participants, our team of expert event planners can put together a package that will send your guests home with a smile on their face and memories they will cherish. And they will most definitely not be bored!


Group Karting Salt Lake City

Group Karting can be the cornerstone of a Utah corporate event your group will talk about for years to come. All group and corporate events use our go-karts with speeds up to 50 mph. It’s great for team-building, birthday and bachelor parties, family outings, building business relationships or rewarding employees. We have multiple group options to choose from to fit your specific needs. You never really know your friends or colleagues until you trade a little paint with them on the kart track!

Group Off-Roading

The UMC Kart Center has a fleet of Polaris Ace 570 ATVs that are available for group off-road experiences, which makes for a unique Utah corporate event. Your group will drive these thrilling machines on UMC’s Off Road Short Course, the same one used by the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

Group Simulation Races

One of the newest additions at UMC, and a perfect activity for a Utah corporate event is our bank of four state-of-the-art racing simulators at the UMC Kart Center. These are Sim Experience machines running full-motion iRacing software, with three 50-inch screens per unit. They are the most advanced public-access racing simulators in North America, and exactly the same units as those used by professional racing drivers for training. Let us pit your guests against each other for a thrilling virtual racing experience.

Meetings and Banquets

Utah Motorsports Campus has a variety of meeting spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes. From classrooms and hospitality suites to our Legends Hall banquet facility, we can provide the perfect backdrop to meet your requirements and help you accomplish your goals for a successful and memorable Utah corporate event. Full audio-visual support is available, as is WiFi and catering. Whether you’re hosting a meeting, a sales rally, a conference, a product launch or even a wedding, we’ve been there and done that. Let us combine our remarkable facility with our event-planning expertise to create the perfect meeting for your group.


At Utah Motorsports Campus, we know that first-class food service is the cornerstone of a successful Utah corporate event. Whether you are hosting a few or a few thousand, our professional food service team can prepare offerings as casual as hamburgers and hotdogs or as elegant as carved beef tenderloin served pre-plated with linens and china. Beer and full alcohol service are also available. Drive your next gathering into victory lane with Utah Motorsports Campus!

Group Ticket Options 

Treat your employees or clients to the ultimate in race weekend luxury, with tickets to some of the most exciting motorsports events in the Western United States. From high-flying, gravity-defying off-road racing to 200-mph road-racing sports cars and motorcycles, we can help you provide a Utah corporate event that your guests will never forget. 

Hospitality Suite and Chalet Rentals 

Treat your group to the best seats in the house at one or more of our major events. Closed-circuit TV, catering and other options available to customize your Utah corporate event.


For more information, you can submit a Request for Proposal to our event-planning staff.

Anyone can create a corporate event, but the best combine an exciting venue, fun activities, good food and memories to last a lifetime. The perfect corporate event is easy to create when you have all the proper ingredients. At Utah Motorsports Campus, we create them all the time. Let us work our magic for you!

Utah Off-Road Racing

There are few better places on Earth for off-road racing enthusiasts than Utah, and there are few better places in Utah for off-road racing enthusiasts than Utah Motorsport Campus!

If you’re into watching high-powered off-road racers or driving them, UMC is the place to be. We host the best off-road short-course racing series in the world, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, with classes ranging from kids’ buggies to 900-hp, fire-breathing, four-wheel-drive trucks on our Off Road Short Course. This year, they’ll be here over the weekend of August 25-26, so make your plans. This is one of our most popular events; one visit, and you’ll know why!

If you want to drive in off-road races in Utah, UMC is the home of the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series. This year they have a four-race schedule, with Rounds 1 and 2 on June 2-3, Round 3 on July 7 and Round 4 on August 18. For more info, visit the series’ website by clicking here. It’s perfect for beginners, so come on out and join in on the fun; the series would love to have you!

Utah Rock Crawling Course

UMC also has, as part of its 511-acre campus, a rock-crawling course onsite. This venue has been used for professional rock-crawling events in the past, and is available for rent to off-roaders seeking a challenge or as a place to test out off-road components. Info/reservations: Call 801-597-3103.

Utah Go Karting

If you have a group who is into off-roading, the UMC Kart Center has a fleet of Polaris Ace 570 UTVs that can be rented for corporate or group events. We will put your group on our Off Road Short Course for the off-road experience of a lifetime! Info/reservations: Call 801-597-3103.

No matter where your interests lie, if you’re a Utah off-road racing enthusiast, UMC has a way to put a smile on your face. Grab your fam and friends, and get out here! We’ll see you at the races!


Utah's Largest Go Karting Track

Do you like to go fast? Do you like to have fun? The outdoor go kart track at Utah Motorsports Campus is the best place in Utah to do both! Our professional track is HUGE with a challenging course that thousands of Utahns have already enjoyed for birthdays, corporate events, dates, races and more! Go-kart racing is the most affordable form of auto racing and is designed for the fun and enjoyment of individuals and entire families.

The Utah Go Kart Track offers a world-class racing facility with a paved pit area, racing clubhouse, numerous track configurations and a brand-new fleet of Righetti karts that are fast fun for everyone and feature a top speed of 40-50 miles per hour.  

There are some restrictions involved for our younger Utah Go Kart Track drivers. Drivers of our rental karts must be at least 8 years old and 52 inches tall. Also, any rental kart driver younger than 18 must have a signed parental waiver on file before driving. These are available here; it’s advisable to download and fill this form out before coming to the track. 

In addition to having the best Utah Go Kart Track, UMC also offers a bank of world-class racing simulators that are fun and educational for both individuals and groups. We also have a fleet of ATVs that are available to rent for group/corporate events on our Off-Road Course.

The Utah Kart Championship races also take place at UMC. This is Utah’s only sprint kart series! The season kicks off in March and runs through October with 13 championship rounds for kids from age 4 to 74. Since the track opened in 2006, many drivers have graduated from the Utah Kart Championship and have gone on to enjoy successful professional racing careers.

So, whether you want to take the first steps toward a professional racing career or you just want to have some fast, competitive fun with friends or a group at an outstanding facility, Utah Motorsports Campus invites you to satisfy your need for speed at the very best Outdoor Go-Kart Track!

 Ready to burn some rubber on Utah’s only Outdoor Kart Track? Click here to view our track calendar and to view pricing!