ST. GEORGE — It’s time for the St. George Marathon once again. Marking its 38th year this weekend, many other events have grown up around the race like the Health & Fitness Expo and the Mayor’s Walk, the Move It Kids Fun run and I Am ABLE run which were added last year.
What follows is a quick guide to help Marathon-goers and others find the events taking place on Friday night, see the marathon course as well as identify which roads will be closed and when, and find spots best for cheering on the runners on Saturday. Information and graphics below are provided courtesy of the City of St. George.
Altra Health & Fitness Expo
The 38th annual Health & Fitness Expo will be held in conjunction with the St. George Marathon, offering goods, products and services to more than 20,000 visitors.
All marathon participants are required to pick up their packets during expo hours, according to information from the City of St. George. Identification is required when picking up marathon packets.
- When: Friday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: Dixie Center St. George (Convention Center), 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George
I am ABLE
Open to persons with disabilities of all ages. Each participant must be able to run, walk, roll, or be pushed the length of the event they sign up for. Each participant is required to have one person without disabilities to accompany them from the start of their event to the finish line. They will be allowed to sign up additional supporters, up to three people, for an additional $10 per person. Runners will finish at the actual St. George Marathon Finish Line and receive a T-shirt and finisher’s medallion! Special parking for “I Am Able” participants will be at the St. George Recreation Center, 285 South 400 East, St. George.
- When Friday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m.
- Where: Vernon Worthen Park, at 300 South, 400 East, St. George
- $10 per team of two, $10 for each additional person
Move It! Kids Run
This run is a fun way to get the kids involved in the marathon activities. Kids can run the 200-meter race or the 1-mile race. Runners will finish at the actual St. George Marathon finish line and receive a T-shirt and finisher’s medallion. This is a “Parent Free” event! If your child is under 5 years old and you would like them to run with someone, we will have “Move It!” mentors there for you to buddy your child with. Make sure and stay after the race for our “Move It!” dance party with our penguin for a chance to win prizes.
- When: Friday, Oct. 3 from 6-7 p.m.
- Where: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 South 400 East, St George
- Cost: $10 per person
Everyone is welcome to this all-you-can-eat pasta dinner. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
- When: Friday, Oct. 3, from 4-8 p.m. inside the Dixie Center.
- Where: Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George
- Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children
Volunteer Note: Bus-loading for aid station volunteers starts at 4 a.m., Saturday, at the Vernon Worthen Park,300 S 400 E, St George.
The one-hour Mayor’s walk begins at Bluff Street Park, 700 N. Bluff St., and follows Diagonal Street to Main Street to 300 South, ending at Vernon Worthen Park, 350 E. 300 S., in St. George.
Registration is open online, at any Washington County Branch of State Bank of Southern Utah, or at the Health & Fitness Expo held at the Dixie Center on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., or at the Exchange Club’s Mayors Walk Pavilion at Bluff Street Park on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. before the walk begins.
Entry Fee is $10. First 1,200 entrants receive a Mayor`s Walk T-shirt, walker number, walk with the Mayor, and a scone. Hats and visors are available for $10 each.
- When: Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7-8 a.m.
- Where: Begins at Bluff Street Park, 700 N. Bluff St., St. George
Road Closures – click to enlarge
Map of Road Closures – click to enlarge
Map of aid stations along the marathon course – click to enlarge
Aid station schedule and best locations to cheer on the runners – click to enlarge
St. George News reporter Natalie Barrett contributed to this article.
Visit the City of St. George’s St. George Marathon website
- Online registration for Mayor’s Walk, Kids Run and I Am Able
- St. George Marathon: The face behind the race
- I Am Able kids race, Mayors Walk, among Move It events
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