Because kids “RUN” this farm, here’s a reminder that our June, 2020 Farm Camp Registration will be open February 1st (Mark your calendars and be sure to sign up early for best selection).
Washington City Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Run
Saturday, February 1, 2020 • Washington, UT • Official Race Website Course Map
The southern Utah region known as “Color Country” is the setting for the annual late winter running of Washington’s Washington City Half Marathon & 5K (formerly Dogtown Half Marathon until 2019), which unfolds along paved roads and dirt trails through an area known for both its brilliant blue skies and the red rock formations made famous in photos of its national parks, as well as its mild winter climate.
Designed as a fundraiser for Washington’s Homeless Animal Rescue Team as well as its public safety department, the race’s proceeds will be used to provide shelter to homeless dogs, cats and other animals in the local area, and will be used to help the local police department purchase a dog for use in police work.
The course for the 13.1-mile half marathon race follows a point-to-point route that starts along Foothills Canyon Drive in the neighborhood known as Coral Canyon, a roughly 2,600-acre planned community that’s home to a golf course, a number of parks and outdoor green spaces, churches, restaurants, retail and office space in addition to its residential communities.
Runners remain on Coral Canyon Boulevard until they pass the mile 2 marker, where they turn left for a very brief stretch along Telegraph Street and then turn right onto Landfill Road.
The stretch along Landfill lasts for roughly half a mile before turning runners out onto the trails that take them into the Hell’s Canyon area, which they’ll remain on for about the next three and a half miles.
The stretch along the trails is mostly downhill for the first two miles until runners reach the mile 5 marker, where the trail then rises uphill again.
Once runners pass the mile 6 marker, it’s back onto the paved roads once again, as the race route heads onto Washington Dam Road and runners begin the second half of the race, turning left two miles later onto Washington Fields Road.
The route follows a few more turns as runners make their way along the final few miles, with some rolling hills but overall a downhill slope in toward the finish line next to the Staheli Family Farm in the area of the city known as Washington Fields.
2020 Ralph’s Kids Fun Run
Sign up your kids for Grandpa Ralph’s Fun Run on the farm! An easy fun course for any child 12 years and younger. This run will be put on by Washington City’s Youth Council and will take place in the Field at Staheli Family Farm behind the barn. The kids will receive a Certificate of Completion and race shirt (shirt sizes come in Youth S, M and L only). Parents are free to run with their child and don’t need to sign up. Ralph’s Kids Fun Run will take place at 10am. Afterwards, the kids are free to play at Staheli Family Farmland. Kids races is 400 meters in distance about .25 of a mile.
Staheli Family Farm Camp June 2020: REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 1st @ StaheliFamilyFarm.com
Hats Off to the Farmers, by Walterrean SalleyA national treasure
The farmer is,
Bearing the legacy
That is (hers) his.
Churning the soil
Of our Motherland.
A role that few
Dare envy so,
Or think it to be
The way to go.
Hats off to the farmers—
Then and now.
Hats off to the farmers
And their plow.