On Monday, September 5th, the Park City Rotary Club will host a day-long celebration of our town’s mining heritage. This is the town’s 119th annual Miner’s Day event! Last year over 17,000 people came out to take part in an incredible mix of activities.
2015 Miner’s Day, courtesy of Park City TV
The day begins early in City Park with a pancake breakfast and the Funky 5K run. From there we move up to Main Street where you can witness the Running of the Balls. Thousands of numbered golf balls will be released into the street. With the help of gravity, the balls race down Main Street into a chute. The first balls there will win prizes for their sponsors, including season passes at ski resorts, vacation stays in local hotels, and more. Come out and sponsor some balls. All the money goes to local non-profits and you could be a winner.
Immediately following the Running of the Balls, the Miner’s Day Parade will start down Main Street and Park Ave. Companies, non-profits and individuals can register floats until noon, September 3rd. Click here for the parade application. The parade ends in City Park where there will be a barbeque lunch, beverages, games for the kids and live music.
The Mucking and Drilling competition is a demonstration of the gritty, challenging work the miners did. In the City Park parking lot, you can watch competitors from around the mountain west tackle the machinery and techniques used by the early mining industry. It’s unlike anything you’ve seen.
The last event of the day is the Skateboard Bowl Jam. Watch athletes, both amateur and professional, fly through the bowls of the skateboard park getting huge air and doing tricks that amaze.
Schedule of Events
|7:30 a.m||Breakfast||City Park|
|8:00 a.m.||Funky 5K Run||City Park|
|10:45 a.m.||World Famous Running of the Balls||Main Street|
|11 a.m||Miner’s Day Parade||Main Street|
|11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Live Music||City Park stage|
|Noon – 3 p.m.||Bar-B-Que lunch||City Park|
|12:30 – 1 p.m.||Kids Races||City Park stage|
|1:15 – 5 p.m.||Live Music||City Park stage|
|2:00 – 3:30 p.m.||Mucking & Drilling Competition||Skateboard Park parking lot|
|3:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Skateboard Bowl Jam||Skateboard Park|