Lake Powell Half Marathon

October 12th, 2019  |  Page, AZ

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 Course

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.

Time limit
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.

Course Records
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)

This was my 1st Half Marathon and I had a blast it was beautiful! Thanks for hosting a great race!

It was amazing!! Thanks!

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!

Rocky mountain and Joshua Tree were the two hardest races I've done, but they were completely worth it! Grand Canyon has so far been my favorite! Beautiful course, spirited people, and amazing staff. Not to mention the race shirts always have great designs! My goal is to complete all NP half marathons. I will be doing Zion, Yosemite, and hopefully Lake Powell next year 2018! Thank you Vaction Races for the fun times and everlasting memories.

Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!

Wonderful Race. I was able to break my PR in 2017.

This race is awesome.

Ran this last year, great race!!!

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? ;)

Awesome race - thank you!!!

Great and beautiful race.

Fun times & great course...Our very first VR

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Registration Periods

Early Bird Registration: Feb. 8 – Mar. 17
Regular: Mar. 18 – Aug. 11
Late 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.

Half Marathon Aid Stations

At our road half marathons our aid stations typically start at mile 3 and are every other mile after that with a bonus aid station around mile 12. They are not always right at the mile marker so check your race guide to find out where they will be exactly. Our 5K races typically have a single aid station midway through the race. 

You can find toilets, water, Go Gnarly electrolyte drink and Honey Stinger gels at every aid station. Usually around mile 7 and 11 we'll have cut fruit and bananas. 

At every aid station we'll have basic first aid supplies, and we normally station our EMT's near mile 7. 

Our road half marathons and 5Ks are cup-free. That means we will not have disposable cups available for you to use. When you register you will have the option to receive a free hydrapouch with your registration or you can use you own hydration system. 

Free Training

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. 
We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels. Check it out ≫

Don't Miss a Deadline

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Bib & Packet Pickup

Bib Pickup Β» You have 3 options for picking up your bib:

1. Pickup at the expo (recommended) ID required
2. Pickup at the start line ID required
3. Mailed 2 weeks before the race ($20)

Bring Your Own Bag Β» In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste we encourage you to bring your own bag to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up at the race exp.

Race Shirts Β» If you're unhappy with the fit of your race shirt, or couldn't order the size you wanted we'll host a shirt exchange at the finish line on race day. Note that sizes and quantities will be limited.

Race Weekend

Race Expo

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 β€“ National Anthem.
6:30 AM β€“ 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.

Travel & Lodging

Getting Here
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. They are offering a special rate for guests running the Lake Powell Half Marathon!
Use: MARATHON in the promo section

Rates: Traditional: $129.00+ / Marina View: $139.00+ / Lake View: $159.00+ 
Valid Dates: Oct 18, 2018 to Oct 23, 2018
Black-out Dates: Based on promotional availability

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Learn more about our race sponsors and their special offers!