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Signature Events

From globally recognized events that draw worldwide attention, such as IRONMAN, to community-built events that are a part of our history, Greater Zion is home to a wide range of premier happenings. Our 2,400 square miles of diverse terrain offers memorable backdrops, and a community that is known for their resiliency and tenacity make the perfect hosts. Here the unimaginable is realizable. Our signature events provide proof of our expertise in hosting quality events year after year, and showcase the breadth of possibilities.

2021 IRONMAN World Championship


For the first time since its inception in 1978, the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship moves outside of Hawaii to be contested on May 7 in St. George. (The 2022 championship will return to Kona in October.) This privilege is afforded to a 140.6-mile course across terrain and conditions that demand the ultimate level of commitment and determination. When the full-distance triathlon was last held in 2012 in this Land of Endurance, it was dubbed one of the toughest IRONMAN courses in the world. Expecting 4,000 triathletes, the competition is bound to be epic.

2021 and 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship


Following a successful 2021 event, Greater Zion will welcome the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in October. From over 100 countries, nearly 7,000 athletes will accept their invitation to compete on a course two billion years in the making. Athletes embark on a 1.2-mile swim in a desert oasis, cycle 56.1 miles beneath towering rock faces, and a 13.1-mile run takes them through ancient lava fields before finishing on the infamous red carpet in downtown St. George in front of thousands of spectators. With this event, St. George will play host to three World Championship events over a 13-month period and will have hosted more IRONMAN championships than any other host community in the world.

St. George Marathon

Top Annual Marathon Runs Through Greater Zion for 44 Years

Beginning in 1977, the St. George Marathon has grown to become one of the top 20 largest marathons in the United States. Starting in the crisp, mountain air of Pine Valley, more than 7,000 runners descend toward St. George while passing through a variety of scenery, including the picturesque white, pink and red sandstone in Snow Canyon State Park. Runner’s World Magazine has included the St. George Marathon on their lists of 10 Most Scenic Marathons, Fastest Marathons and the top 20 Marathons in the US; calling it one of four “marathons to build a vacation around.

Trail Hero

Off-Roading Made Accessible for Everyone

In the couple short years, Trail Hero has become the go-to event for every type of 4X4 adventure. Sand Hollow State Park and the Hurricane Valley not only offers a beautiful backdrop, but offers a trail for any off-roading enthusiasts and their machine. On trails Trail Hero deems “Mild to Wild,” the four-day event features rides on 82 trails for stop jeeps, buggies and UTVs. And embedded in the event is a golf tournament, after-ride activities as well as the Hero for a Day Program, giving trail experiences to veterans and those with special needs.

4×4 Jamboree

Crawling Rocks and Exploring Trails in Greater Zion

Top-notch rock crawling plus the eye-popping views of Zion National Park and the Pine Valley Mountains make the Winter 4×4 Jamboree a can’t-miss event for trail riding aficionados. Held annually at Sand Hollow State Park, this off-roading event offers something for all skill levels with 2-rated to 10-rated trails. With Desert RATS President and Event Chairman Jeff Bieber stating, “There’s nowhere else in the world where you can find this kind of scenery and this variety of trails so close to town,” attendees will quickly realize that the energy that permeates the mountain during this high-adrenaline event is truly unmatched.

Huntsman World Senior Games

World Multi-Sports Competition has called Greater Zion Home for 37 Years

Since beginning in 1987, the Huntsman World Senior Games has become the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes age 50 and better. Featuring over 10,000 participants from across the globe annually, their 35 sports are contested in a variety of venues across Greater Zion over a two-week period. The Games are known for fostering peace among nations through friendly competition and are praised for promoting health in older adults. With help from over 2,500 volunteers, including medical and nursing students to sporting directors and entertainers, the Huntsman World Senior Games is truly made possible by the community.

Red Bull Rampage 

Marking 20 Years of Premier, Big-Mountain Freeriding

Broadcast across the world, the Red Bull Rampage showcases some of the biggest and baddest tricks, lines, and moments in freeriding history, featuring 15 of the world’s best riders in our rugged desert landscape of Southern Utah. Since its inaugural event in 2001, Red Bull Rampage participants create their own lines down, using nearly 80-foot drops, backflips over canyons and slower creeps over rocky territory, all to wow the judges and spectators. It’s as extreme as our landscapes.