SUNRISE and START LINE TEMPS

At 7:23 this morning we witnessed an exquisite Escalante sunrise, and I hope it will be like this at the marathon start line on Saturday.  High clouds, all the warm colors against a blue background, cool and energizing. Temperatures are likely to be cool for both...

WHETHER THE WEATHER

On this glorious Sunday in Escalante Canyons country, we’re hoping that those of you who will be joining us next weekend will be lucky enough to likewise enjoy the very best of fall here.  Each year we fret about whether the fall colors will be at their peak,...

RACE DEDICATION

I was reminded recently that this year’s race date, October 14, is also the birthdate of both my grandfather and his oldest child, Nora.  My mom (now 93) is the youngest of Granddad’s 14 children, and in talking with her, I saw how much it would mean...

10 DAYS AND COUNTING!

Dear runners, I’ve been meaning to post an anticipatory blog forever, but intentions that don’t translate into action are meaningless, right?  And those of you who’ve been training for this challenging event know better than anyone how important...

2-for-1 REGISTRATION FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST!

We’re happy to announce that for the next two weeks, until August 15th, you and a friend (or family member!) can register for either the marathon or half-marathon for the cost of a single registration. To take advantage of this promotion, apply the discount...