Red Rock Relay introduces new 65-mile Dixie day race

ST. GEORGE – On March 9, Red Rock Relay will hold its first Dixie race, a 65-mile trip through St. George’s scenic backcountry.

Each September, Red Rock Relay draws hordes of runners to Washington and Iron counties to compete in their 187-mile Zion race, which was recently featured in Forbes Travel Magazine as one of the top five “Relay Races in the Nation Worth Traveling For.”

“Southern Utah has been so good to Red Rock Relay and our runners,” said Tim Collings, owner and operator of Red Rock Relay. “When we decided to add another day race to our schedule, Dixie was the obvious choice.”

Beginning at 5 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m., the dawn-to-dusk format makes this new relay race doable for all levels of runners, especially those who dislike the up-all-night format of traditional relay races. Teams are made up of six members, who each run two five-mile legs. It will serve as training for many participants; organizers anticipate that at least half of the Dixie runners will return in the fall for the Zion race.

Local volunteer support is needed and very much appreciated. Volunteers will receive a Red Rock Relay shirt and the opportunity to cheer on runners. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Kate Roberts at kate@redrockrelay.com.

For runners, information on registration, course maps and more can be found on Red Rock Relay’s website.

Submitted by: Red Rock Relay

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