Make sure the batteries are still good in your head lamp because we are only two weeks away from the Zion at Night Half Marathon. Eek! How many shooting stars do you think you'll see?
Please know that because this is an overnight event, we are not hosting a normal, in-person race expo. We are however, hosting a Virtual Expo on our main Facebook page on Monday, September 20 at 12:00 pm MT. At this time, we will be going "LIVE" on Facebook, so you can catch our race director (Anna) and race announcer (Colleen) along with some of our sponsors for some special giveaways and offers!
Without further ado, we want to share the 2021 Zion at Night Half Marathon Race Guide with you. It covers everything you need to know for the event including bib pick-up, parking, aid stations, and more. Again, because this is a smaller overnight event, you can get your bib 30 minutes before your start time, which you chose when you registered.
When you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
- Page 2: Full Event Schedule
- Page 2: Event Parking
- Pages 2-3: Bib Pick-up
- Pages 4-5: Course Information
Toward the end of the guide, we share how you can participate in the Explorer Club to get suggestions on what to see and do while you're in the area. When you complete the Explorer Club challenge you earn a special badge (in addition to your race medal) for completing it! Learn more here.
What is a Loogoon?
In the Zion National Park area, archeologists have found evidence of Native Americans from the Archaic culture, from Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) and Fremont cultures, and most recently from Southern Paiute culture.
The Paiute called this place Mukuntuweap. Mukkuntuweap is believed to mean “straight canyon” or “straight river,” though there is also record that the Paiute more frequently referred to the canyon as “Loogoon” which means “quiver of arrows.” Today a hike to Zion Canyon Overlook may give you a glimpse of this “straight canyon” that inspired the name.