Art Attack 1-mile run gives runners a taste of fine art culture with unique prizes

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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Whether you’re moving at a leisurely stroll or pounding the pavement at a clip of 6 minutes per mile, those who participate in the St. George Art Festival Art Attack 1-mile run have an opportunity rarely presented to those in a footrace. On Saturday, following the 8 a.m. Art Attack in downtown St. George, participants can win original pieces of art.

“We are excited to be hosting the first-ever race event at the St. George Art Festival,” said Aaron Metler, recreation manager of races and special events for the city of St. George. “This brings together art and running to athletes of all abilities. We will also award several pieces of artwork to participants, courtesy of the Southern Utah Art Guild.”

There are a variety of 1-mile run categories that participants can choose from: 

  • First responders.
  • Costumes.
  • Elite men (sub 5-minute mile). 
  • Elite women (sub 6-minute mile). 
  • Open (slower runners or walkers). 
  • Seniors (age 65 and over). 
  • Strollers. 
  • Kids (age 12 and under). 
  • All Abilities Fun Run, Walk N’ Roll. 
  • Bikestock (12 and under may ride bikes). 

The race begins at the splash pad at historic Town Square Park and moves to the north and quickly to the east on Tabernacle Street to the 400 East roundabout, before returning west to the starting line. This is a timed event, and a variety of prizes will be given out to the winners of each category. All finishers will receive a finisher medal and Art Attack socks. Sign up here.

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About St. George Races

St. George Races, a division within the Leisure Services Department of the city of St. George, hosts a variety of half marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, kids’ runs, triathlons, bike events, relays and other special events throughout the city of St. George and Washington County. St. George Races offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for area businesses and utilizes the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

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