Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020

Time: 6:45 AM



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 staged in the parking area on the North end of the park.


Race participants will be bused from the finish line at Bloomington Park to the starting line at Highland Park. 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.  (SEE MAP #2)


Race Course:

0 mi – Head south on Highland Pkwy toward Telegraph St.

0.83 mi – Turn right onto E Telegraph St and across intersection

1.32 mi – Head southwest on E Telegraph St toward Washington Pkwy (against traffic, 1st lane closed)

2.99 mi – Turn left onto S 300 E

4.04 mi – Turn left onto the Virgin River Bike Path and go under Virgin River Bridge

4.06 mi – Head south on Bike Path

5.32 mi – Turn left onto N 3050 E / Riverside Drive   (against traffic, 1st lane closed)

5.45 mi – Continue down E Riverside Dr

5.85 mi – Turn left onto S Waterfront Dr

6.03 mi – Turn left on Virgin River Trail

6.05 mi – Head southeast on Bike Path

10.43 mi – Slight left over Santa Clara River Bridge at Confluence Park, St. George

12.73 mi – Head south on Bike Path toward Man of War Rd

12.74 mi – Turn left onto Man of War Rd, take sidewalk across Man of War bridge

13.10 mi – Take Left at proceed around back of Ball fields to finish line on theg.

(SEE MAP #1)



The race will finish at the Bloomington Park in St. George.  As runners come across the Man of War bridge the will take an immediate left onto the dirt, run around the outside of the ball fields and will end on the grass next to the ball fields. There will be an aid station and runner finish area next to the finish line with refreshments.  There will also be a small stage with sound system east of the pavilion. We will also be providing porta potties for the runners. (SEE FINISH LINE MAP #9)


Lane Closures


Washington, UT – We are interested in having  the 1st lane of N. bound traffic on Telegraph from Highland Pkwy, to 300 E, to Sullivan Soccer Park. (SEE MAP # 3, 4, 5)


St. George, UT – We are interested in having the 1st lane of N. bound traffic on Riverside Dr. from where the Virgin River Trail ends at 3050 E to Waterfront Dr. (SEE MAP # 6, 7)


Aid stations at miles: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12,  13.1


Each aid station will provide the runners with water and Gatorade.  Aid Stations 6 & 10 will also offer GU. Aid Stations 3, 6 and 10 will also have porta potties.



Parking will be available at the Bloomington Park and Bloomington Elementary School.  Also there is parking available on the shoulder of Man O War Rd, Sugar Leo and Three Bars Rd. (See Map # 10)


Buses will leave from Bloomington Park between 4am and 5am to take you to the start line at Highland Park in Washington. All runners must ride the buses to the start line. (See Map #9)

Additional Information

All participants receive a tech shirt

Music will be played throughout the course

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 hours

Awards to the top 5 in each age division in the half marathon

Top 5 men and women receive prize money

This Utah Half Marathon is USATF sanctioned & certified

Check out the Southern Utah Half Marathon Course Map


All half marathon finishers will receive prizes.


Age 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)



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