Join us for The 34th Annual St. George Marathon in southern Utah on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010!

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Join us for The 34th Annual St. George Marathon in southern Utah on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010!

St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

Voted  People's Choice for " most organized event" - Runner's World January 2010

The 34th Annual St. George Marathon in southern Utah is on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010! Over 7,000 participants will be at the starting line at 6:45 a.m. (wheelchairs at 6:40) with dreams of winning or placing, or for some, just crossing over the finish line.

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 years, our family would wake at 5:00 a.m., make hot chocolate and meet the neighbors at Hiway 18 to welcome the first of the athletes and to high five the last of them, encouraging them to continue.

I especially loved how the wheelchair athletes lit their seats up, a blur of vibrant colors whizzing by in the dark! The last few years I helped the St. George Lions at the water / snack station in Veyo, Utah and felt lucky to be a part of a great community event.

If you'd like to help the participants in the race, print out the volunteer form at: http://www.stgeorgemarathon.com/ Volunteer time passing out packets, at the first aid stations or water staffing.

 St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

History of the St. George Marathon

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, Utah.

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

See you at the FINISH LINE!

St. George Marathon - Southern Utah

 

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Rita Fong
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Wanda, that's a lot of useful information for local who wants to participate the event.  I am sure it will be another successful marathon this year.  Great post!

Sep 28, 2010 03:48 AM #1
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Good reminder for the folks Wanda.  By the way is that you in the white hat near the end close to the mountains?

Sep 28, 2010 03:49 AM #2
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Looks like a lot of fun, 26 miles is not for me to run, only watch.

Sep 28, 2010 04:39 AM #3
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Wanda

That is the place for one; didn't they just have an Ironman there?

Sep 28, 2010 01:33 PM #4
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Rita, The community comes together to support these wonderful events that we have in southern Utah!

Al & Peggy, I voluteer for the less energy required stations, like the water station or the goo station! The last time I ran, it was because I came face-to-face with a coyote!

Kenneth, I'm a happy supporter of the racers and high five them as they pass by!

Tom, Yes, the Ironman was here in May and the Hunstman World Senior Games will be coming a few days after the St. George Marathon! FUN stuff!

Sep 28, 2010 01:46 PM #5
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Wanda, it is a great event!

Sep 28, 2010 06:25 PM #6
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Tony, It's one of southern Utah's premiere events!

Sep 29, 2010 01:44 AM #7
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Wanda,

I believe I am going to place this on my calendar for future years. We are planning on hiking the Grand Canyon in Oct. 2011 so not sure if it will work next year, but I want to do this event. Now I have to commit myself to running more regularly so I can do it.

Cal

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Wanda,

Sounds like a great event and love how you participate in it. :)

Steve

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Wanda,

Now featured on "Observances and Celebrations." Congratulations. :)

Steve

Oct 02, 2010 03:52 PM #10
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Cal, Athletes love this marathon because it is a quick course and also qualifies for the Boston Marathon. I wish you well and will be there to high-five you as you make your way from Central to Veyo!

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Thanks Steve! We have a wonderful spirit of service here in southern Utah and THANK YOU for the feature in "Observances and Celebrations" group. It is much appreciated!

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