The St. George Marathon is recruiting volunteers to help with its 43rd race, set for Oct. 5. Most years the St. George Marathon utilizes approximately 1,500 volunteers who help in a variety of ways before, during and after the race.

“St. George is known around the world for our enthusiastic volunteers,” said Michelle Graves, Deputy Director of Arts and Events. “Our runners love the volunteers — every year they heap tons of praise on them.”

Among the many ways to volunteer include: stuffing runner bags leading up to the marathon, serving the pasta dinner, helping at the expo Friday night, manning aid stations, trash pickup, licensed masseuses to work on runners after they finish and strong individuals to catch exhausted runners.

Specific volunteer opportunities can be found at All who volunteer will receive a T-shirt.

“One of the neat things is you do not need a particular skill set to volunteer — there are ways to help for everybody, young and old,” Graves said. “The satisfaction you feel when you volunteer is incredible. The camaraderie with the athletes and the other volunteers makes it so worth it.”

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About St. George Marathon

Rated by Runner's World as one of the four “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around” in the World and included in Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA, the 43rd edition of the St. George Marathon is set for Oct. 5. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2,600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthen Park. The St. George Marathon is a point-to-point race which is USA Track & Field Certified & Sanctioned. Runner’s World listed the St. George Marathon as the fastest fall marathon.

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