Lake Powell Half Marathon
October 12th, 2019
Run to the lake with one of our most scenic courses, finishing right at Lake Powell in the gorgeous Glen Canyon National Recreation Area!
The Lake Powell Half Marathon begins at the John C. Page Park in the town of Page, AZ. The first 3 miles circles a portion of the town before getting onto the Page Rim Trail. This short trail section allows for stunning views of rock formations and glimpses of Lake Powell!
You'll then return to pavement before heading downhill toward the bridge that crosses over Glen Canyon Dam.
The course then heads north into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to finish at the Stateline Boat Ramp within the park's boundaries.
*Note: Due to the rough slick rock portions of this course, strollers are not allowed.
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.
Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record! The current course record holders are:
Male Overall: Rodell Williams 1:14:01 (2017)
Female Overall: Ayisha Mitchell 1:26:39 (2017)
Male Masters: Scott Martinez 1:31:50 (2015)
Female Masters: Valerie Ingersoll 1:36:28 (2018)
Ran this last year, great race!!!
Fun times & great course...Our very first VR
Always love Lake Powell, one of my favorite Vacation Races!!!
Awesome race!!! I couldn’t believe that I PR :) :) :) Knocked down 2:05 and finished in 2:02:19 :) :) :)
This was my 1st Half Marathon and I had a blast it was beautiful! Thanks for hosting a great race!
Woohoo! We’re coming back for more, with more next year. (Let us know when 2018 registration opens). LP planners/coordinators are awesome, thank you!
Wonderful Race. I was able to break my PR in 2017.
I love Vacation Races
Yes!!! I'm going [to Yosemite] in 2018 and I am super excited, but first Grand Canyon Half Marathon, Lake Powell Half marathon, Zion Half marathon... :) I love Vacation Races races...can you tell? ;)
Great and beautiful race.
Ran it the past two years. Love it! Waiting to sign up again, this time with my kiddos running it too!
I would love to do this one again.
I would love to do this race again
Early Bird Registration : Feb. 8 – Apr. 7 Regular : Apr. 8 – Aug. 11Late Registration: Aug. 12 – Oct. 11
*There is a limited number of entries to each race, and this event may sell out. If the event is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
Registration is Open!
Expect about 6 aid stations on the course beginning around mile 3. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly electrolyte drink, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more.
All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free HydraPouch when you register.
Don't Miss a Deadline
Sign-up for deadline reminders and to be automatically entered in periodic giveaways.
The expo will be held Friday, October 11th, at the John C. Page park. The expo will run from 1pm-6pm, with packet pick up available until 7pm.
Race Day Schedule, Parking & Shuttles
Race Day Schedule
5:00 AM – First prize raffle (every 5 minutes).
5:30 AM – Last call for race day bib pickup.
6:15 AM – Runners line up/ last call for gear check.
6:20 AM – National Anthem.
6:30 AM – RACE STARTS!
9:15 AM – Award Ceremony.
Parking & Shuttles
We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. There will be parking at the START LINE and the FINISH LINE. If you park at the start line there will be shuttles after the race taking you back to your car. If you park at the finish line before the race, there will be shuttles taking runners to the start line.
>Please read parking and shuttle details here.
TIME ZONE NOTE: The expo and majority of the race takes place in Arizona. However, the finish line is in Utah. These states are in two different time zones. All times listed for the event are based on Arizona time (PDT). We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.
Travel & Lodging
Las Vegas International Airport is about 4 hrs from Page, AZ. Arizona and Nevada are in different time zones, so please take this into account when planning your trip.
A quick scenic detour would be to drive through Zion National Park on Hwy 9 to Hwy 89, then south to Kanab and east to Page. (This would add about an hour of driving time.)
It is about 4 1/2 hours from Phoenix to Page, but the south rim of the Grand Canyon is next to this route, making it easy to plan a side trip.
Salt Lake City is 5 hrs and 45 min, but this route passes within 15 minutes of the entrances into both Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks along highway 89, making it convenient to detour and see these places.
There are lots of great options when considering where to stay when running this race. Page is full of hotels that are all within walking distance to the start line of the race. There are also great options inside the park. The NPS site has lots of camping info. Our favorite is camping right on the beach at Lone Rock. There are also campsites near the marina and the finish line!
>Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas is a hotel sponsor for the race.
Standard: $144.00+ / Marina View: $154.00+ / Lake View: $174.00+
Valid Dates: Oct 11, 2019 to Oct 13, 2019
Use the code MARATHON to receive the discounted rate.
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