I was fortunate to run the Zion Half Marathon this year and it was absolutely awesome! The course was gradually uphill the entire time, but was so beautiful. I had not planned to run the race, but was asked two weeks before the race if I wanted to pay for a bib transfer with a woman that could no longer run it.
I didn't have much time to train, but I made sure I was super hydrated and fed well before the race. As a result, I felt fantastic the entire time and finished with my personal best 1:53! I would run that race again in a heartbeat. . . oh, and I was super surprised and thrilled to find out that I won 5th in my division! I just LOVE running!