Legendary Butch Cassidy race marks 30 years as fundraiser in Springdale

November 9, 2016
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SPRINGDALE, Utah – + Video – Notorious American bank robber and outlaw of the old west, Butch Cassidy, is still making headlines after more than 127 years. The 30th annual Butch Cassidy 10K/5K race is still attracting runners and others to Springdale.

The Butch Cassidy marathon on November 12, follows a scenic course along the Virgin River from Springdale to the historic ghost town of Grafton. That’s where a portion of the 1969 movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was filmed. This year’s race is already booked with 450 registered runners. However those wanting to cheer them on can join in the fun.

Pre-race events include a free showing of the 1969 version of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford on Friday nigth.

The races start Saturday morning around 8:45, but spectators wanting to catch the finish line must take a bus to Grafton. For more information contact the SpringdaleTown.com.

Proceeds from the race are donated to local area non-profits.