The Red Rock Relay has been bringing
runners to Iron and Washington Counties for five years for the 187-mile relay
race in September. The signature 12-person Red Rock Relay race, which starts in
the high elevation resort town of Brian Head and ends near Zion National Park, was
just featured in Forbes Travel Magazine as one of the top five “Relay Races in
the Nation Worth Travelling For.” On March 9, 2013, Red Rock Relay will kick
off its inaugural Dixie race. This new event takes six-person teams on a 65-mile
route through St. George’s scenic backcountry.
Utah has been so good to Red Rock Relay and to our runners,” said Red Rock
Relay Owner/Operator Tim Collings. “When we decided to add another day race to
our schedule, Utah’s Dixie was the obvious choice.”
dawn-to-dusk format makes this new relay race doable for all levels of runners
and makes the Dixie race attractive to runners who have avoided the
up-all-night format of traditional relay races. The six members of each team alternate
running "legs" that average 5 miles each. Each member runs twice for
a total of about 10 miles. Many runners use this shorter relay race as a way to
work toward the Zion race in September. Organizers anticipate at least half of
the Dixie runners will return to run in the fall. Teams travel in decorated
team vans as they follow and support their runners. Onlookers are likely to see
a variety of costumes being worn.
closures will be in effect; however, drivers are cautioned to be aware and slow
down for runners on the road. There will be presence along the race course from
Washington County search and rescue, Utah Highway Patrol, sheriffs and other
local law enforcement agencies.
volunteer support is needed and very much appreciated. Volunteers will receive
a Red Rock Relay shirt and the opportunity to cheer on runners at this event.
information about the Red Rock Relay, visit www.redrockrelay.com. Individuals interested
volunteering should contact Kate Roberts at email@example.com.