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New Paavo route to avoid U.S. 51, much of 77


May 30, 2019


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HURLEY — Local runners got their first look at the new route for the Paavo Nurmi Marathon Wednesday at an informational meeting at the Iron County courthouse.

Organizers said the 51st running of the annual Iron County race was a logical time to implement the course change, which will have the marathoners run from Hurley to Whitecap Mountain Resort in Upson and back to complete the necessary 26.2 miles.

The primary motivation for the change in course was safety — both for runners and volunteers manning the various aid stations along the rout...

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