A few people have emailed looking for more information on accommodations for the race. While there are no hotels or B&B’s in Virgin (where the race starts and finishes), here are a some vacation rentals which might be the way to go for runners that are travelling together in a group: (I’ll post links to sponsoring hotels later this week.)
These are in Virgin, where the race will begin/end:
These are near Springdale, which is at the main entrance to the park, but a 10-15 minute drive from the race start/finish.
Hurricane is 10-20 minutes from Virgin (depending on which side of town you’re on), but in the opposite direction from Springdale, closer to the freeway.
St. George is 30 minutes from the start/finish line:
I would definitely recommend staying in the Virgin to Springdale corridor if it is at all possible. The views, ambiance of the town, and services available will contribute to a better overall experience for most people.