Race Day


There is limited parking next to the start line, and overflow parking at the IMAX Theater (450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023). All the hotels in Tusayan are a short walk from the start line. We will have enough parking to accommodate all of our runners, but if you are staying in the town of Tusayan, please plan on walking to the start line to avoid unnecessary congestion and traffic. It is just a short walk from the overflow parking and drop-off area to the start line.


All runner drop-offs must go to the overflow parking. If you are dropping off a runner you can drop them off in the overflow parking by the IMAX theater. Any vehicles that try to enter the start line parking to drop-off a runner will be turned away.


Because the course is mostly off the main road, it isn’t a very spectator friendly course. Spectators are welcome at the starting line and the finish line. The fire road the course will be on will not technically be closed, but please do not drive on it. Any cars on the course will cause a lot of dust in the air and will be a hazard to our runners.

Spectators are encouraged to be at the finish line to cheer on all our runners. Parking will be available at the start line and at the IMAX Theater parking lot. We should have enough parking to accommodate everyone, but if you are staying in Tusayan then please plan on walking to the finish line; it’s a short walk from any of the hotels in town.

Race Day Schedule

5:00 AM – open starting line parking.
5:05 AM – first prize raffle (one every five minutes).
6:00 AM – last call for race day bib pickup.
6:30 AM – all cars should be parked.
6:45 AM – runners line up.
6:50 AM – mountain biker leaves.
6:55 AM – National Anthem.
7:00 AM – race starts!
9:45 AM – awards ceremony.
11:00 AM – finish cutoff. All runners must be off the course.