When it comes to sporting events in St. George Utah, one of the most attended takes place Saturday with the 38th running of the St. George Marathon.
This qualifying event for the Boston Marathon draws more than 7,500 runners and their supporters to town each year. The course takes runners from Central Utah, past Snow Canyon State Park (around mile 15+) and through the streets of St. George, crossing the finish line at Vernon Worthen Park.
Between 2,000 and 2,500 volunteers help conduct the race, doing everything from transporting runners to the starting line to caring for runners’ personal items and handing out water along the route. Some streets are closed the day of the event, such as state Route 18, parts of Diagonal Street, 300 West, Tabernacle Street, Main Street and 300 South.
For Road Closure info visit www.stgeorgemarathon.com.
A series of other events are built around the race, including the popular Altra Zero Drop Fitness Expo, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, and the “Mayor’s Walk,” a one-hour trip across town led by Mayor Jon Pike from Bluff Street Park at 700 N. Bluff St. to Vernon Worthen Park at 350 E. 300 South. The walk starts at 7 a.m. Participants must register and pay a $10 fee beforehand either at the expo or at Bluff Street Park starting at 6:30 a.m.
To learn more, go to www.stgeorgemarathon.com.
Source- The Spectrum News