Butch Cassidy fun run 26 years in the making

Butch Cassidy fun run 26 years in the making

SPRINGDALE– The town of Springdale welcomes the Butch Cassidy Race for its 26th year of success on Saturday, November 5.

The Butch Cassidy Race involves a 5K or 10K fun run that all ages are invited to participate in. The entry fee for 10 years and younger is $10 and anyone older than 10 years can participate for $25. The entry fee includes a T-shirt, bandana and goody bag.

“It is more than just a race it is a whole community event,” said Race Committee Member Thomas Dansie.

Participants of the 5K will be shuttled from the Driftwood Lodge in Springdale to the Rockville bridge where the race begins at 8:45 a.m. The 10K portion of the race begins at 9 a.m.at the Driftwood Lodge. The combined race course ends in Grafton, which is an old ghost town approximately six miles from Springdale.

Free tours of Grafton, live music and entertainment will be given at the conclusion of the race. All spectators must park in Springdale and be shuttled to Grafton to watch the racers cross the finish line. The last shuttle to Grafton leaves at 8 a.m. and returning shuttles rides are provided.

The Butch Cassidy Race has a history for being one of the most scenic courses to travel in Southern Utah.

“We have had people that [race] once and get hooked and do it every year,” Dansie said. “We have people from Tennessee who come because they love it so much. It is an extremely scenic course that of course adds to the uniqueness.”

Registration and more information about the race can be found at townofspringdale.com. Also only 400 racers can participate; therefore register today.

“I am [racing] it with my step dad,” St. George Resident Chelsey Roberts said. “Everyone should definitely sign up. It’s a beautiful run.”

For more information, including parking and changes made this year, visit http://www.springdaletown.com/butch_cassidy.html.

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