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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.
As the first settlement of southern Utah (settled January 13, 1851), Parowan is affectionately called the “Mother Town of Southern Utah. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that take visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time.
Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for visitors to see.
Parowan also is the gateway from Interstate 15 to some of the most spectacular scenic attractions, state and national parks, Utah’s Patchwork Parkway Historic Byway 143, and varied natural geological formations.
The Town of Parowan invites you to tour through our website and enjoy our hometown hospitality. Here, you’ll find information on community services and events, scenic attractions, history, businesses and recreational activities our area has to offer.