Zion Half Marathon & True Grit in St. George UT

Zion Half Marathon near St. George UT

It’s that time of year again for the Zion Half Marathon near St. George UT. This is the time of year when things around Southern Utah really start to get active outdoors once again. The Zion Half Marathon takes place this weekend near St. George UT. It is an extremely popular event, especially for avid runners. And, people travel from all around to join in on the marathon fun. This year, the Zion Half Marathon will take place in Springdale, which is a short 40 miles east of St. George UT. There will also be the True Grit Epic Mountain Bike Race for those who love to ride. Therefore, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, come on out and join in the fun. The outdoors are calling your name.

Zion Half Marathon & True Grit Epic Mountain Bike Race Information:

The Zion Half Marathon – This all day event is centered around the most beautiful, breathtaking national parks in Southern Utah. This is the 4th annual Zion Half Marathon and a very popular event in the Southern Utah region. There will be over 2,400 runners participating in the half marathon this Saturday, March 12, 2016.

No worries for the residents along the route, the event coordinators have taken care to ensure there will be little delays. However, they are already expressing that extra travel time should be taken into account. It’s the wonderful residents of communities in Southern Utah that make events like this possible each year. And, that’s why St. George and surrounding communities are such a popular place to live, work and play for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to retire.

The majestic national parks and amazing scenery also make this area a popular place for outdoor events nearly year-round. It helps to promote health, well-being, natural beauty and wonderful memories for generations to come.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Location: Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84738
  • Website thezionhalf.com

True Grit Epic Mountain Bike Race – This race is not for the weary. It’s a tough race for mountain bikers. The first 20 miles is over very rocky and steep terrain, which requires skill and total body strength for handling a mountain bike in these conditions. It’s not a course for beginners. This race and course is most popular with riders of a hard tail 29er. Full suspension is the only thing that will get you through the Zen and Barren Cacti trails a bit easier; however, the harder trails are the Stucki Springs and Poppy trails. There are no swapping bikes so choose wisely before the race begins.

Nutrition will be provided the day of the race at aid stations based on sponsorship for the year. There will be a variety of real food and supplements. However, there may not be what you are used to, so you may want to bring your own nutritional supplements just in case.

There will be a post-race meal for participants. This is also provided by the sponsors. Post-race meals usually include both meat and vegetarian options. They start at 2:00 pm and end shortly after the last rider comes in.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Time: 6: 30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Location: 2603 Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara, UT 847654
  • Admission: $80 and up
  • Website: truegritepic.com

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