On May 21, all those who seek a challenge will find one during the inaugural Huff to Bluff Marathon.
“We present it as a small town marathon with big race accommodations,” said Ryan Heck, co-race director with Stephen Hiatt.
The event merges physical endurance with beautiful scenery as runners take on a 26.2 mile course that stretches from Blanding to Bluff.
Racers start at San Juan High School, then work their way along Highway 191 through White Mesa before finishing at Bluff Elementary School.
The marathon will last from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday with an awards ceremony to be held at noon, where high quality awards will be presented.
At least 120 runners from 15 states have registered for the event. The course is USA Track and Field-certified and a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Spectators from all around are invited to come and lend their cheers and support to the athletes.
For those who aren’t ready to run for fun, volunteers are welcome at the course’s 15 aid stations to assist the runners with water, towels, and anything else they may need.
A large number of businesses and organizations have stepped forward to sponsor the event and make its first year a sensation.
As race day approaches, any would-be runner should get in shape and show their stuff to overcome the Huff to Bluff! Visit www.hufftobluffmarathon.com for registry and volunteer information, as well as info on the course.