OUTDOOR TRAINING TRAILS
Training along the Wasatch Front is made enjoyable by breathtaking scenery, countless trails and routes that can satisfy any running preference. The 14-mile Provo River Parkway is just one of the many outdoor trails frequented by BYU’s cross country enthusiasts.
CLARENCE F. ROBISON TRACK
The nationally acclaimed Clarence F. Robison track is the home of the BYU men’s and women’s track teams. Coaches and athletes rate BYU’s outdoor track as one of the finest in the nation. Its compact design allows spectators to view both running and field competitions at the same venue. With the majestic backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, the Clarence F. Robison Track is a picturesque setting for all events.
On April 24, 2004, during the Robison Invitational, Mark Robison, current men’s head coach and son of former coach Clarence Robison, unveiled the track stadium’s new name in front of family, friends and former student-athletes. Prior to 1982, all track events, including the 1967 and 1975 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, were held at Cougar Stadium. When the football stadium was expanded in 1982, the current track stadium was constructed just south of the football stadium.
BYU hosted the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the track stadium in 1982 and 1989 along with numerous conference championship events. In 2006, the Clarence F. Robison Track hosted the MWC Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Regionals as well as several other regular season meets.
SMITH FIELDHOUSE INDOOR TRACK
The George Albert Smith Fieldhouse includes a four-lane, 322-meter indoor track. The five lap to the mile track was re-surfaced for the 2007 season with Mondo Super X. The Fieldhouse Annex includes competition venues for long and triple jump, pole vault, high jump, shot put and weight throw. Practice venues for javelin and discus are also available.
The indoor track is used for daily practice during the winter months and for the annual BYU Indoor Invitational. The track is open to the public during non-workout hours.