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St. George offers 'flatten the curve run, walk or roll' event

Stay in shape and stay safe
Posted at 8:28 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 10:28:28-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Every year, St. George serves as a stunning backdrop for marathons, iron man competitions, bike races and more.

But due to the coronavirus outbreak, organizers have had to cancel some of those events.

However, starting Friday, you can join "St. George Races" in the virtual "Flatten the Curve Run, Walk or Roll."

Registration is $30 and participants get a medal and a face mask.

For each milestone completed, they will earn "stay safe" buttons.

Those taking part can track their miles and watch the rankings through the "flatten the curve" leader board.

City leaders say they created it as a fun way for people to connect while being active.

"We're trying to do anything we can to help people be able to stay active," said Mayor Jon Pike. "I think it's good for our mental and physical health to do that in these times, as much or more than any other time."

"We're also gonna offer prize packages for funny things that you send to us," said Michelle Graves, Deputy Director of Arts and Events for St. George. "So it's really not about how many miles you do, that's you personally against yourself or against others. We don't care about that. We just want you to have fun"

Mayor Pike said they've already had people from 42 states and two countries sign up.

The run, walk or roll lasts until May 31, and ten-percent of each entry fee will go to COVID-19 research.

One place you can start is on 900 South between 300 East and 700 East in Salt Lake City.

It's one of several stretches of roads the city has set up for residents to walk, run, bike, or start logging marathon miles.

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