Ready for one of our fastest courses in our half marathon series? This is Lake Powell, and you're going to love the red rocks and warm Arizona sun!
To get you off on the right foot, we want to share the 2021 Lake Powell 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. You'll want to get your bib at our Race Expo on Friday, October 8, the day before the race. Here, we can help answer any lingering questions you may have.
When you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
- Page 2: Full Event Schedule
- Pages 2-3: Bib Pick-up
- Pages 4-5: Course Information
- Page 6 - Race day parking, shuttles, & drop-offs
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.
Glen Canyon is part of the immense system of canyons carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. In 1963, the Lake Powell reservoir was created by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, flooding much of Glen Canyon and its cathedrals beneath water hundreds of feet in depth. “A land of beauty and glory” it was inhabited by in 500AD by the Anasazi and Fremont tribes. There is evidence for Navajo, Paiute, and Hopi use of the area prior to the Spanish arrival in 1540.
Periods of government expeditions, Indian wars, Mormon settlement, gold mining, mineral exploration, and finally, recreational use displaced the native inhabitants. Today, the Navajo Nation
remains close by - bordering the area and managing Navajo Nation Tribal Parks.