This race is one of the most beautiful runs in all of Utah. It starts south of the beautiful Yankee Meadow Reservoir. The reservoir parking lot is the staging area and once underway, the race continues down "First Left Hand" road for approximately 7.5 miles to Scenic Byway 143. The race continues north for the next 3 miles along 143 to Parowan before winding around a few local roads and ending up at the Iron County Fair Building.
The distance and time of this Half Marathon is a perfect high altitude trainer for those preparing for full marathons held a few months later including the Top of Utah and St. George Marathons. This is a very fast downhill course dropping approximately 2300 feet in altitude. RACE AMENITIES Fully staffed aid stations including water, sports drinks, energy bars and fruit will be located at mile 3, 6, 9, and 11. Portable restrooms will also be located at these same stations as well as at the starting line at Yankee Meadow Reservoir. This event also offers automatic race timing, finish line expo including live music, food and drink, and a variety of race and non-race themed products. Your registration also includes an event dry fit running shirt. RACE WEATHER The weather is mild this time of year with starting line temperatures averaging in the low 50’s and midday highs in Parowan in the upper 70’s. There is a small chance of rain this time of year, especially around the starting line in the mountains of Southern Utah. TRANSPORTATION Shuttles will take participants to the start, the last shuttle will leave the Iron County Fairgrounds at 8:00 am. No private vehicles will be allowed to travel to the race starting location. REGISTRATION To reserve your spot in the 2011 running of the Parowan City Half Marathon you can fill out and send in the attached entry form or register online at Active.com. Entry forms should be sent to: Parowan City Half Marathon PO Box 576 Parowan, Utah 84761 Make checks payable to Parowan City Half Marathon.