|Utah > The Trails River Run Half Marathon, 5K
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Runners follow a hilly, rugged course that hugs Utah's winding Santa
Clara River at the annual late summer running of The Trails River Run
Half Marathon, 5K & 20-Mile race, which follows a
point-to-point route from the town of Gunlock to the northwest of Ivins
all the way down past the reservoir that goes by the same name, to
Unity Park in the town of Ivins, which lies just a
short drive northwest of St. George.
The final race in a three-race series of events organized by the St.
George Running Center -- which also includes June's Speedster 10K
& 5K and the Pine Valley 10K & 5K in August -- the
Trails River Run features gorgeous views of the arid desert landscape
of southwestern Utah throughout the entire race route. Runners can
expect to encounter numerous rolling hills along the course, especially
the steep downhill stretch in the race's early going around the Gunlock
Reservoir, and the steep hills both down into and up out of the canyon
near the Shivwits reservation in the second half of the race.
After making their way past the Shivwits reservation, runners continue
on along Old Highway 91, which includes some rolling hills and one
final climb before the field turns onto 400 South, which begins the
final -- and flat! -- stretch homeward toward the finish line at Unity
Park. Just over 190 runners crossed the finish line in all three races
combined in 2008, with 77 of those runners completing the half marathon.
Weather & Climate
Located in the southwesternmost corner of Utah, just miles from nearby
Snow Mountain State Park and the city of St. George, the small town of
Ivins typically experiences very hot and dry weather conditions in the
summer months, when temperatures regularly top 100 degrees. In
September, the town's average monthly temperatures range between
93°F and 60°F, while rainfall totals average just over
half an inch for the month.
$25 for the half marathon
$15 for the 5K
$30 for the 20-mile run
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2009 running of Utah's The
Trails River Run Half Marathon, 5K or 20-Miler, print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.
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