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Things To Do in St George Marathon Weekend 2018
The St George Marathon has been running since 1977 and accommodates over 7,000 participants. This year marks 38 years since its inception and has been an event that people look forward to year after year. This weekend there are a few activities you can do with the whole family in addition to the Marathon.
I AM ABLE & Move IT! Kids Run
Friday, October 5, 2018 beginning at 6pm, at Vernon Worthen Park (300 E 300 S), is the I AM ABLE Race, Walk and Roll event for children with disabilities. Each participant must have at least one person with them that does not have disabilities that can help them with the race. Register Here
After the I AM ABLE race is the Move IT! Kids Run. The Move IT! Kids Run is a great opportunity for the rest of the kids to get involved with the fun of the Marathon excitement. This race is only for the kids though, so parents just get to spectate. There are Move IT! mentors that will be available to help the smallest runners make it to the end. Register Here
Both races feature a 200 meter and a 1 mile race. Following the races there will be a dance party, chances to win prizes, bounce houses, face painting, and much more!
32nd Annual Mayor’s Walk
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 6:45 am is the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Walk. This event is for the whole family! The Mayor’s Walk begins at Sand Town Park (700 N Bluff Street), and takes you down Diagonal Street to Main Street to 300 South, ending at the finish line at Vernon Worthen Park (300 E 300 S). Walkers must finish by 8:00 am to ensure an open course for the Marathon’s Wheelchair Division. More Info
Other things to do while you aren’t participating in, or watching the Marathon include:
HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.