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Join us on 02/15/2021

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Sun Marathon Race Description

Starting in Veyo, Utah and finishing in Santa Clara, Utah near St. George. This race is primarily downhill along the Gunlock Road (not the STG Marathon route). This passes Gunlock Reservoir and follows a stream. Views are of red rock landscapes and beautiful Southern Utah. 





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    Sun Marathon Where & When

  • Location: Santa Clara, UT 84765
  • Race Date: 2020/02/15 07:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Full Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10K
    • 5K

Sun Marathon Reviews

3.4 - 9 reviews

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Most Helpful Review
2.5/5
Course: 1.5/5
Organization: 2.5/5
Didn't meet expectations

Wow, my friend and I were so excited for this inaugural race and were very disappointed. The first part of the course was nice, but there were no cones to block the runners from traffic and no signs to inform drivers to be aware of runners. It was dangerous, we were constantly having to move onto the gravel on the side of the road to avoid being hit by angry drivers! There was absolutely no support of anyone patrolling the course during the race making sure racers were ok.

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3.0/5
Course: 3.5/5
Organization: 0.5/5
2018 Race Review
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Beautiful course, poor organization

I realize it was the first running of the race but they had very poor organization. We were freezing at the start for an hour! They promised propane heaters but we only had little wood fires that we had to rotate people around. The course was truly beautiful and I still think I would come back and race, but probably not for several years so the kinks can get worked out first.

2.5/5
Course: 1.5/5
Organization: 2.5/5
2018 Race Review
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Didn't meet expectations

Wow, my friend and I were so excited for this inaugural race and were very disappointed. The first part of the course was nice, but there were no cones to block the runners from traffic and no signs to inform drivers to be aware of runners. It was dangerous, we were constantly having to move onto the gravel on the side of the road to avoid being hit by angry drivers! There was absolutely no support of anyone patrolling the course during the race making sure racers were ok.

4.5/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Sun full

Beautiful course with plenty of achievable challenges (hills) along the way. The only thing I would LOVE to see is a BIGGER medal. That's what I think a lot of runners like:) A BIG SUN or something similar would be great!!

4.5/5
Course: 4.5/5
Organization: 4.5/5
2018 Race Review
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Sun Marathon

Gorgeous scenery. Loved the course except the section along the main highway. Enough traffic that you needed to run to the left of the white line and the pavement there had lots of raised cracks. Small race was great. Great finish location. And the weather could not have been better for relaxing and watching others finish. One more portacan at start would have been helpful.

2.5/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 1.5/5
2018 Race Review
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Beautiful Race but things lacking...

Beautiful run and the weather was perfect. It was a great way to escape the cold up north and come down to run in the warmer weather. Things that were lacking. I wish the swag was a little bit better to start. More portadumps were needed at the start and more heat to keep warm. During the race wish there was more support. Got yelled at by 2 cars and some cars don't slow down, but not a big deal. I'm one of the suckers that likes a big medal and would like to see a more creative/bigger design.

5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Awesomeness!

I loved this marathon as my absolute first. I highly recommend it. It was perfect weather!!

3.5/5
Course: 3.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Beautiful Course

It is a beautiful course and well organized. Unfortunately it rained a little bit and was very cloudy. Between mile 17 and 23 you have to run alongside a street with more traffic, but it is doable. A large numbers of aid stations which is very good to take only small amounts of refreshment is very positiv.

3.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Nice course; some improvements recommended

A beautiful course for the first 17 miles but heavy traffic on Hwy 91 with narrow riveted shoulder. Starting at 7AM in the dark was awkward and having only 4 porta potties for 112 runners piling off the buses was too few. There was ample water and porta cans enroute

2.0/5
Course: 3.0/5
Organization: 1.0/5
2019 Race Review
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Nice people and we will not be doing again

First year running this event. Have done a number of full, half, 10K and 5K events. We ran the 10K which started at 10am. Just as the 10K started the first full marathon runners were finishing. So 10K runners were at the ‘start’ waiting to go and marathon runners were ‘finishing’ on the same timing belt. Chaotic and a bit dangerous. And I think it took away some thunder from the marathon runners. At the start we were told to move to the right of runners coming in as we were going out. This wa

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Santa Clara, UT Weather

Sun Marathon weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of February 15th, Santa Clara, UT can expect temperatures between 49℉ and 62℉ with humidity around 76% and precipitation of 0.08".
    Last year the weather condition was Overcast.
  • Santa Clara, UT current weather
  • Clear 75.1℉ Clear

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