One of Utah’s Most Beautiful Runs!
The Parowan City Half Marathon – Yankee Meadow Run
The race starts on the south side of the beautiful Yankee Meadow Reservoir in the Yankee Meadow Reservoir Recreation Area. The race will always be held on the first Saturday in August. 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 road to Brian Head). The race continues north for the next 3 miles along 143 in to Parowan. Once in Parowan, the race winds around a few local roads before 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.