The Zion Half Marathon is the first in our National Park Half Marathon Series. Our goal is to provide an incredible experience near the most beautiful places in the world. We hope our runners take full advantage of being near these national treasures and spend a few extra days touring the park and enjoying this amazing country.
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*Until we get final approval from UDOT, the course is subject to change
The course will start in Virgin just of highway 9 on Camino Del Rio. The course then turns North and follows highway 9 through Rockville. Once in Springdale the route shifts onto the bike path that follows the highway for about 2 miles. After the bike path, the course gets back onto the highway and the race ends at the driveway of the Giant Screen Theatre at the entrance to Zion.
You can see the elevation map below. It kind of looks scary, but pay attention to the real elevation gain, it is very gradual. It is about 2 feet gain for every 100 yards. Downhill courses are for wimps.
While we could not get approval to run inside the park boundaries, we still think this course will be one of the most beautiful courses you will ever experience.
Start & Finish time
The race will start at 7:00am. Runners will have 3.5 hours to finish. Walkers are welcome as long as they can complete the course within the 3.5 hour limit. We will need all the runners to be off the road by 10:30am. There is sidewalk for the last 3 miles so slower runners or walkers will be allowed to finish, but need to get to mile 10 by 10:30am.
Medals & Awards
Awards will be given to the top 5 Male and Female runners overall as well as the Masters 40+ group. Additionally, the top 5 in each of the following age groups will also receive an award.
11 and younger
75 and older
There will be finisher medals for everyone who finishes the race.
We are finalizing the designs for both the awards and finisher medals. We will post them once they are complete.
Every runner will receive a high quality long-sleeve technical t-shirt. There will be additional t-shirts and merchandise at the race for purchase.
Race Day Transportation
We have limited shuttles before the race to take you from the finish line to the starting line. Expect LOTS of traffic, and plan to get there at least 30-45 mins before the race starts. We have a huge warming tent at the starting line and will be doing giveaways starting at 5:30am to encourage runners to come early. For most runners, the best option will be to drive and park at the starting line and take the shuttle after the race back to their car.
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