St. George Marathon: A Boston Marathon Qualifier!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

St. George Marathon: A Boston Marathon Qualifier!

 

We are looking forward to watching the St. George Marathon on Highway 18 at 500 North in Veyo before the break of day tomorrow! We will be holding up signs and cheering for each and every athlete that passes through. 

 

 

In 1977, 42 athletes were at the starting line in the inaugural St. George Marathon, 38 runners finished. Who knew it would go on to be a Boston Marathon qualifier? What an amazing way to experience southern Utah!

 

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We cheer on every runner until the last one passes by!

 

On Saturday, October 1st, 2022, more than 7,000 athletes will come together to compete in the 40th Annual St. George Marathon! Fun Facts about The St. George Marathon...

  • Ranked in the Top 20 Marathons in the USA
  • 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
  • USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned
  • Athletes start at 5240 feet, ending at 2680 feet in elevation, now that's fast!

 

Thank you athletes, each and every one of you for accomplishing your goals through hard work, diligence and consistent methods. The 26.2 mile race starts at Central, moves through Veyo, then on to Dammeron & Diamond Valley, Winchester ending at St. George Townsquare. 

 

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A little motivation for the runners! LOL

 

I love to see all the colorful hand-made signs and posters, made by friends and family members, wishing for the best, cheering the runners on as they make their way down Hiway 18. See you all at the Finish Line!

 

...Stay tuned for the Hunstman World Senior Games to start on Monday, October 3rd, 2022 when the Games will begin!

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Comments (10)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Wanda.  From 42 to over 7,000.  That is very special with lots of behind the scenes work year round.  Kudos to all.  M

Sep 30, 2022 01:58 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We show up in the dark to watch the lighted wheelchairs race by first, the sound they make when passing is awe-inspiring, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho!

Sep 30, 2022 03:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wanda- I love that you are out there cheering on each runner!!!!  I'm not a marathoner but I'll bet it's inspiring to them. Hope you get photos from this year. And...have to love the last sign. 

Sep 30, 2022 06:20 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I have always been a happy cheerleader to be on the sidelines, Kathy Streib! You would be amazed how many athletes  will stop to take a picture with my husband and that sign. LOL!

Sep 30, 2022 06:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Wanda,

How fun!! So good to see all the funny signs by friends and neighbors. Good for you for cheering them on from the sidelines! I like Kathy loved the last sign!!

Sep 30, 2022 07:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wanda funny you should post this before I became a Realtor, my office overlooked the finish line of the Boston Marathon.... and since I was an Operations Manager for a Security Company we used to augment John Hancock's in-house security and providing security for the Marathon Route....

Sep 30, 2022 10:53 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wanda - who knew but it is great to qualify.  I had a dentist that ran the New York Marathon every year.

Oct 01, 2022 03:03 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It has been a yearly tradition unless we are working that day, Dorie Dillard Austin TX. The grand babies have a lot fun drinking hot chocolate and high fiving the athletes!

Oct 04, 2022 07:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

How exciting to get such a view of all the participants, Endre Barath, Jr.. The momentous surge of the all the athletes is awe inspiring!

Oct 04, 2022 07:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

This is one of many large venues in southern Utah that gets everyone outside to cheer these amazing athletes on as they run or roll by, Grant Schneider. What a FUN atmosphere!

Oct 04, 2022 07:25 AM