A beautiful gem in Southern Utah Sep 19, 2019 | Half Marathon Overall Rating: CheriRichardson FIRST-TIMER '19 Follow Where on earth is Hurricane, Utah? Think Zion National Park and you’ll be close. Very close. And the red rocks and stunning formations of Zion bleed into the Hurricane cliffs … MORE Where on earth is Hurricane, Utah? Think Zion National Park and you’ll be close. Very close. And the red rocks and stunning formations of Zion bleed into the Hurricane cliffs – the setting of this beautiful race. The race is hosted by Hurricane City (pronounced hurr-i-cun, a tribute to the British Mormon pioneers who settled the area). As such, it has the feel of a small town and much smaller crowds. The course starts at the Sand Hollow Golf Course, known for its beautiful contrast of desert and pristine greens. We ran the first three miles on the cart paths – by far the most challenging section of the course. Those cart paths are steep! Both uphill and downhill. From there, the course crosses the street into Sand Hollow State Park, where the runners make their way around the azure lake before detouring onto city streets and back to the golf course. This course features all the surfaces – concrete golf cart paths, city streets, and well-maintained dirt roads. After the golf course the hills are more gradual – up and down until the gradual uphill back to the finish. So, if you’re thinking of visiting Zion, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon – you get the idea – and you happen to be nearby during the second week of September, come join us for the Hurricane Half. You won’t regret it. DIFFICULTY 4 PRODUCTION 4 SCENERY 4 SWAG 3 Please login to reply to this review.