RACE INFORMATION

 

Registration has reached capacity for 2021 and has been closed.

Date: Saturday, April 17th 2021 at 7:00 AMA6508904

Start: Highland Park, Washington, UT

End: Bloomington Park, St. George, UT

Brief Description: The Southern Utah Half Marathon is a beautiful route starting at Highland Park in Washington,UT offering amazing views of the sun rising over Zions National Park in the distance. The race will proceed quickly downhill through City of Washington to the scenic Virgin River Trail.  This paved trail offers a gradual decline grade for the remaining 9 miles of the race.

Starting Line: The starting line will be at the top of Highland Pkwy, about 200 yards above the homes on Crown King Ave.  There will also be porta potties and pre-race refreshments upon request, staged in the parking area on the North end of the park.

Race participants will be bused from the finish line at Bloomington Park, St. George to the starting line at Highland Park, Washington . Bus drop off and turn around will take place where Highland Pkwy meets Crown King Ave right next to the lower parking area at Highland Park. Please note that everyone on the bus must have some kind of face covering on during the bus ride. We will be providing masks for those that do no have one as you are line up to get on the bus.

Race Start & Pacers: For this years event we will be having a rolling/ open start for 15 minutes from 7:00am – 7:15am to help maintain a social distance.

American Flyers Race Pacers (Pace Time & Start Time)

7:00 am – Start (Elite, No Pacer), 7:00:30 am – Start (1:40 Pacer), 7:01 am – Start (1:50 Pacer), 7:01:30 – Start (2:00 Pacer), 7:02 am – Start (2:10 Pacer), 7:02:30 am – Start (2:20 Pacer), 7:03 am – Start (2:30 Pacer)

We just ask that you be mindful of what your pace is and what group you start in-front of. 

FINISH LINE: The race will finish at the Bloomington Park in St. George.  As runners come across the Man of War bridge they will take an immediate left onto the walkway.  As you come into the finish line volunteers will hand you your medal and refreshments.  Please remember to keep your distance as you rest on the grass from your event.

Awards Ceremony:  We will hold a Facebook Live Event to recognize all of the participants that have won their race category. The Live Awards Ceremony will be held at 2PM MST and the awards for each category will be mailed out the following Monday.    Link to the Southern Utah Half Marathon Facebook Page.

AID STATIONS:  Aid stations at miles: 2.25,  4,  6,  8.5,  10.5,  11.75.  Each aid station will provide the runners with water and Gatorade.  Aid Stations 6 & 10.5 will also offer GU. Aid Stations 4, 6 and 10.5 will also have porta potties.   As you come into the aid stations please do your best to keep moving and maintain a social distance.  All volunteers will be wearing face masks and gloves.

PARKING:  Parking will be available at the Bloomington Park and Bloomington Elementary School. No Parking on Man of War rd.

TRANSPORTATION to Start:  Buses will leave to take runners from Bloomington Park between 5:45 am and 6:15am to take you to the start line at Highland Park in Washington.  Please note that everyone on the bus must have some kind of face covering on during the bus ride. We will be providing masks for those that do no have one as you are lining up to get on the bus.

If you are not interested in riding the bus to the start, you are welcome to have someone else drop you off at the starting line (Map to starting line at Highland Park). Just make sure you are dropped off by 6:30 am and avoid the buses. If you arrive after 6:30 am you will not be able to get into the neighborhood and will need to walk/run up from Telegraph Dr. which is about a mile to the start.  There will be NO PARKING in the neighborhood or along Highland Dr. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All participants receive a tri-blend poly/cotton/rayon tech shirt

Buses will provide transportation from Finish Line, Bloomington Park to the starting line

Finisher medals will be given to those who complete the course in less than 4:00 hours

Awards to the top 3 in each age division in the half marathon

Top 5 men and women awards and gift cards to the St. George Running Center.

Check out the Southern Utah Half Marathon Course Map

Categories:

Age: 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over

Weight: Clydesdale (Men over 200 pounds) and Athena (Women over 150 pounds)