32nd Annual St. George Marathon Coming on October 3rd, 2009 to St. George, Utah!

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St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

The 32nd Annual St. George Marathon is just a little over a week away! On October 3rd, 2009, approximately 7,200 participants will be at the starting line at 6:45 a.m. (wheelchairs at 6:40) with eager energy and dreams of winning or placing, or for some, just crossing over the finish line.

St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

The first St. George Marathon was held in November 1977 by a man named Sherm Miller who worked for the Parks & Recreation Department of St. George City. A marathon runner himself who participated in the Deseret News Marathon in Salt Lake City came up with the idea of hosting a marathon in St. George. The starting line is in Central, Utah and the finish line is at Vernon Worthen Park in St. George.

He had 58 participants that year and 38 finished (57 runners and one wheelchair racer) 38 people finished the Marathon. The next year brought 378 people stood at the starting line of the St. George Marathon. The cap on the St. George Marathon is 7,200 and last year was a record year for applicants. Over 10,000 people applied to participate in the race. The race is now ranked the 15th largest Marathon in the nation, hosted by one of the smallest marathon cities of 100,000 population.

The Marathon course is 26.2 miles of amazing red cliff buttes and white rock formations with high desert scenery and natural landscape. And a lot of the race leads down hill!

For more detailed Course Info:

http://www.stgeorgemarathon.com/race/courseinfo.php

For a list of Sponsors:

http://www.stgeorgemarathon.com/sponsors/

For Past Winner results:

http://www.doitsports.com/results

For Press Releases and News:

http://www.stgeorgemarathon.com/events/press.php

I'll be there to cheer each and every one of you as you pass and see you at the FINISH LINE!

St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

 

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Wanda

Looks like an outstanding event.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 23, 2009 12:13 PM #1
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That is one regret I have in my running career is never having run a marathon. At the time I was in shape to run a marathon, my parents needed to sign the waiver and they wouldn't do it. They didn't want me competing in a race that was that long because they were afraid of what it would do to my body. I quite just as I turned 18 and never did run that marathon. I would like to do it one day, but I know my time would never be where it would have been as if I had run it when I was 17.

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Wanda, I get exhausted just thinking about a marathon.  I hope you have great weather and a fabulous event.

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Lou. It is amazing to see the mass of runners run down one side of a hill and then up. It looks as if the ground is actually moving! It's exciting to be there! I have been participating since 1999!

Todd, If it's a dream of yours, then do it despite the outcome. Your family and friends will cheer you on!

Gabe, That is why I am an active participant on the sidelines. I give the runners great respect for taking on such an event!

Sep 24, 2009 03:19 AM #4
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Wanda - great pictures!  I plan on being there this year myself...maybe we could have a sideline party?  LOL  Congrats and kudos to all the marathoners!

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The only thing I can see myself doing for 26.2 miles is sleeping while someone else drives the car -- LOL.

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Ericka, That sounds great! I'll see you there!

Jim, Ha-ha! I am not much of a runner so I volunteer every year to help with refereshments for the runners.

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