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The late Dennis Ohms, former Cedar City resident, highlights horseshoe Hall of Fame class to be inducted at banquet July 23 at the Dixie Convention Center

Date: July 24, 2017

In: Horseshoes, News

St. George, Utah (July 21, 2017) – Dennis Ohms, long the driving force for horseshoe pitching in Southern Utah and throughout the Rocky Mountain region, part of more than nine decades of family legacy in the sport, will be inducted along with three others into the National Horseshoe Pitching Association’s Hall of Fame July 23 at a banquet inside the Dixie Convention Center’s Garden Room.

 

“Aside from the respect, he was greatly beloved and was congenial and friendly with everyone,” Seth …

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IRONMAN 70.3 infuses estimated $6-7 million into St. George economy

Date: May 17, 2017

In: IRONMAN, News

St. George, Utah (May 15, 2017) – The weather forecast looked rough on May 6, but race morning brought calm skies, nice temperatures and a surge of enthusiastic athletes, volunteers and spectators for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship. The championship event energized the community and electrified the local economy. More than 12,000 visitors infused an estimated $6-7 million into the area, according to information gathered by the Washington County Office of Sports and Outdoor Recreation.

 

“It’s …

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Prepare to get dirty at 5th Annual Hurricane Mud Run

Date: May 10, 2017

In: News, Running

HURRICANE, Utah (May 10, 2017) – Those looking for a twist to their exercise regimen – and who don’t mind getting dirty – are in for a treat during the 5th annual Hurricane Mud Run on May 13. Open heats for the approximate 3-mile course begin at 8:45 a.m.

 

“We may have the finest mud hole in the known universe – the red clay mixes up well,” said Chris Mathisen, Race and Marketing Director for Red Dog Events, which puts on …

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Volunteers needed for IRONMAN 70.3 in St. George

Date: April 23, 2017

In: IRONMAN, News

St. George, Utah (April 22, 2017) – It could be as simple as pouring drinks into cups at an aid station or as challenging as helping yank a wetsuit off a harried athlete transitioning to the bike stage. Whatever the responsibility, whatever the service a person is willing to provide, local organizers of IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George seek volunteers for its event May 6.

“This event is run by the volunteers. Without them, there is not an …

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IRONMAN 70.3 in St. George set for May 6 – an experience that is anything but ordinary

Date: April 22, 2017

In: IRONMAN, News

St. George, Utah (April 21, 2017) – Maybe it’s the red rocks around the pristine waters of Sand Hollow State Park. Perhaps it’s the awe-inspiring views of Snow Canyon. Or it could be the spirit of the myriad volunteers who help make race day filled with incredible memories.

 

Whatever it is, the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Pro Championship St. George triathlon, which will celebrate its eighth race here in town, adds all those ingredients together to create an experience that is …

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Red Rock Cactus Hugger puts Southern Utah on display as hotbed for mountain biking

Date: April 22, 2017

In: Mountain Biking, News

HURRICANE, Utah (April 18, 2017) – Mixing inspiring scenery with a challenging – and new – course, the Red Rock Cactus Hugger welcomes hundreds of mountain bikers of all ages and abilities to the Hurricane Valley April 22 at 9 a.m.

 

“The event has nearly 30 different categories, which means it offers something for every type of mountain bike enthusiast,” said Joey Dye, Marketing Director for Red Rock Bicycle Company. “We have families with children as young as 3 participating.”

 

Dye said …

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Who will be fastest draw at Legends Four Corners Regional & Western Territorial Wild Bunch event?

Date: April 22, 2017

In: News, Shooting

HURRICANE, Utah (April 19, 2017) – Shooting skills, period costumes and Wild West showdowns will be in abundance April 24-29 at the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park in Hurricane during the 3rd annual Legends Four Corners Regional & Western Territorial Wild Bunch.

 

The event is hosted by the Dixie Desperados, a family oriented cowboy action shooting club headquartered in Washington County.

 

“We pair great facilities with a welcoming environment that combines to make this an unforgettable experience for those participating,” said Bill …

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Pickleball extravaganza set for world-class courts at Little Valley, April 20-22

Date: April 18, 2017

In: News, Pickleball

St. George, Utah (April 15, 2017) – For the second consecutive year The Fields at Little Valley recreational complex is the backdrop for the USA Pickleball Association West Regional Tournament, as the world-class venue is set to host the tournament April 20-22.

 

“The Fields at Little Valley pickleball complex is a state of the art facility – truly something special,” said Bob Klarich, Tournament Director and St. George resident. Klarich noted Little Valley is the only public outdoor complex in the …

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Speed, fun punctuate 6 hours in Frog Hollow mountain bike race

Date: April 13, 2017

In: Mountain Biking, News

Hurricane, Utah (April 12, 2017) – Known for its swift course and zany costumes, the 6 Hours in Frog Hollow mountain bike race is set for its eighth edition April 15 just outside Virgin.

 

“It is a family friendly race which serves as a wonderful introduction to endurance racing,” said Cimarron Chacon, Race Director and President of GRO Races. “We get a lot of first-time racers and master-class athletes looking to have fun racing as a team and dressing in costume. …

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Zion Ultra Trail Run tests runners’ endurance

Date: April 7, 2017

In: News, Running

Virgin, Utah (April 6, 2017) – When a marathon just isn’t long enough, races like the Zion Ultras can fill a need for those runners feeling, shall we say, underutilized? This year’s Ultra is set for April 7-8, starting in Virgin and consists of four distances: 100 miles, 100 kilometers, 50 kilometers or half marathon.

 

The 100-miler and 100K will be run on Friday, with the half marathon and 50K on Saturday. The 100-mile course includes a handful of steep climbs …

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