This course is great, but it does not offer any canyon views. It’s run right on the border of the national park, in the Kaibab National Forest immediately west of Tusayan, AZ. From the starting line, you can drive approximately 5 minutes to the edge of the canyon.
This is our first trail run in our national park series! We suggest wearing trail shoes if you have them, but there’s no need to go out and get new shoes for the course. Several of our staff ran the course in road shoes without issues.
The course begins at the new parking lot at the north end of Tusayan, AZ right outside the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Course Map & Elevation Profile
This is a Cup-free Race
Like all of our courses, the Grand Canyon Half Marathon course is Cup Free!
While we will have plenty of water and electrolyte drink on course, we do not have cups on course. Learn more about this policy.