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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ironman Race Will Bring Thousands To St. George Saturday

The annual Ironman 70.3 mega-race will be held on Saturday in St. George. It will bring thousands of people to the city and there will be some road closures along the route.

TheSpectrum.com has this article describing how the race will play out in the city. Below are excerpts. Below that we offer a video showing highlights from last year's action. See the Ironman website for complete details.

In order to accommodate the 2,500 amateur and 80 professional athletes competing Saturday as well as protect the thousands of volunteers and other participants, road closures throughout the route will be effective during the early portion of the day.

Traffic re-routes and delays are expected in Hurricane, Washington City, St. George and Ivins City.

Major streets in St. George, including portions of Red Hills Parkway, Snow Canyon Parkway, Bluff Street, as well as State Route 19 and State Route 9, are being impacted by the closures.

Residents and visitors who are looking to plan their travel on Saturday can contact the Ironman help line, said Marc Mortensen, St. George assistant to the city manager.

By calling 435-627-4766, travelers can get immediate information as to which areas of town are closed, delayed and advised alternate routes, Mortensen said.

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