St. George Marathon
Accolades for the St. George Marathon just keep pouring in. Chosen as a "Marathon to Build a Vacation Around" and one of the "10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons" by Runner's World, this race is just can't be beat! Winding through gorgeous southwest Utah, the St. George Marathon is a much anticipated competition for top-form runners.
Organization: St. George Marathon
Date: 10/04/2014 update info
Time: 7:00:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
Event Cost: $90
Venue: Downtown St. George in St. George,UT
Rated by Runner's World as one of the four "Marathons to Build a Vacation Around" in the World. Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner`s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon. A fun race indeed--and scenic.
- The 26 mile, 385 yard marathon begins in Pine Valley, near Central, Utah
- An early October event
- Race categories include Overall, Master, Wheelchair, Hand-cycling, Silver Shoe, and Corporate Challenge
Overview: Because the event is held in October, runners will enjoy mild temperature that range from 38-44 degrees (F) in the morning to 65-85 at the race's finish. Racers vie for awards in multiple categories such as Overall, Master, Wheelchair, Hand-cycling, Silver Shoe, and Corporate Challenge. There is a cap of 6800 participants, so early registration is recommended. All runners must be able to complete the marathon is less than six hours.
When: An early October event
Where: WPine Valley to St George
Fees: Entry fees may vary. Free to watch
Details: The 26 mile, 385 yard marathon begins in Pine Valley, near Central, Utah. The race stretches along SR-18 through Veyo, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, and Snow Canyon State Park, and finishes at Worthern Park in downtown St. George. The altitude shifts from 5243 to 2678 feet.
The St. George Marathon is sanctioned by USA Track and Field and is considered on of the top 20 marathons nationwide.