Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Races

Holiday Races

Burn off some of the holiday calories you are consuming by entering a fun run this season. Utah Running Guide is giving away entries to several of these races!

Turkey Trot November 17, 2012: The City of St. George is putting on this fun 1-mile walk and 5K at the historic Seegmiller Farm, 2450 S. 3000 E. in St. George, UT. Cost: $5 + 3 cans of food per participant. All donations benefit the Dixie Care and Share. Register at the event.

Jive Turkey Half Marathon November 17, 2012: Wear your bellbottoms and hiphuggers to this funky underground race. Cost $20! Register at: and follow the Underground Runner on Facebook

Toquerville Trail Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning November 22, 2012: Chose a short 1.7 miles or a 3 mile tough trail run. Register at Classic Sports, 984 W. State, Hurricane, UT. Cost $15 or $10 w/o t-shirt. More info at:

Santa Stampede 5K December 1, 2012: Beat Santa Claus to the finish line in this festive 5K. Held in Hurricane, UT starting at the Hurricane Valley Community Center, 63 S. 100 W.Cost $15. Registration information found at Santa Stampede 5K.

Winterfest 5K December 1, 2012: Enjoy Winterfest in La Verkin, UT with a fun 5K and a FREE Frosty Fun Run. Cost: $10. More info here and register at

Run Run Reindeer 10K, 5K, 1Mile Fun December 1, 2012: Run in beautiful Ivins, UT and support Toys for Tots. Race Santa to the finish line. Cost $10-$35 with toy donation. Registration and details at

Expedition Relay December 1, 2012: This is a 50-mile team relay around St. George, UT. Cost $200/team of 5, $150/ team of 2, $100 solo. Register at the St. George Rec Center or at
My team's metal 2011

St. George Jingle Bell Run/Walk December 8, 2012: Run for Arthritis. Includes a 1K children's walk with elves. Starts at Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 E. St. George, UT. Cost $25. Register at

The Dirty Dozen December 12, 2012 at Noon: 12 mile trail run in Hurricane, UT. Cost $12. More info on Facebook Events or contact Cherie Santiago.

Baker's Half Marathon December 15, 2012: Combine 13.1 miles with mandatory aide stations full of doughnuts! on Facebook
My friend Amber (in pink) and I running the Baker's Dozen 2011

Mayan End of Days Run December 22, 2012: This is an underground 12.21 mile run in honor of the predicted end of days. Cost $20! Follow the Underground Runner on Facebook and learn more about this run.
Mayan End of Days Run



  1. Great list! Thanks for posting this! I've added the ones we didn't already have listed to Utah Running Guide's Race Calendar.
    You and your readers will be interested to know that on our Utah Running Guide Facebook Page, we're currently having a giveaway for FREE entries to several of these races!

  2. I don't know where you found all these! Now which one's to race??? What are you doing? I'm doing Toquerville for sure.