Lake Powell Half Marathon

Lake Powell Half Marathon

October 14, 2023  |  Page, Arizona

October 14, 2023  |  page, arizona

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With stunning views of Lake Powell, the Vermillion Cliffs and red rocks all around- this fun course features a super runnable trail that even the newest trail runner will enjoy!

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Race Day

NOTE: The exact location of the finish line depends on current water levels. All possible locations are within walking distance to the parking lots along Lakeshore Drive.

Expo & Bib Pickup

Quick Info
  • Paved point-to-point course with trail section
  • 73° / 50° F
  • Shuttles to/from the race
  • Page Airport (PGA) and more airports
  • No wheelchairs or strollers
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Set your clocks to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

This event is based out of Page, AZ and uses MST/PDT (UTC-7). However, Page is near the border with Utah and your digital devices may jump in-between those two time zones as Utah observes daylight savings time and Arizona does not. We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.

Get to Know Your Half Marathon Course

  • Mixed terrain point-to-ponit
  • 1.5 Mile trail section
  • Elevation Gain: 553 ft
  • Max Elevation: 4,378 ft

Maps & Elevation

Avenza Map & GPX 

We plan to mark the course thoroughly. That being said, we recommend downloading the free Avenza app (available for iOS, and Android devices) before the event. There you can find our uploaded maps that work without cell coverage.

- Offline map data coming soon -

Course Description & Notes

The Lake Powell Course features some really spectacular views of the lake. Starting at the John C. Page Park in Page, AZ and ending nearby the Stateline boat ramp, this is one of the fastest courses in our race series. It is also the first race to feature a trail as part of the course.
 
The first 3 miles are on pavement which circles a portion of the town before getting onto the Page Rim Trail (approx. mile 3.75). This short trail section allows for stunning views of rock formations and glimpses of Lake Powell! There are areas on the trail portion with loose sand and some ups and downs on slick rock. Please be cautious. At about 5.75 miles in, runners will 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 near the Stateline boat ramp on Lakeshore Drive within the park's boundaries.

*Note: Due to the deep sand as well as rough slick rock sections 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.

Finish Line Location
The finish line will be located within the National Park boundaries. However, it's exact location is dependent on current water levels in Lake Powell. The final location will be communicated before the race date and will still be within walking distance of our event parking lots along Lakeshore Drive in 

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Trail Section

This is a majority paved course. However, the 1.5 mile trail section is single track and includes some loose sand and slickrock. Be prepared for some added resistance during this section!

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Course Markings 

We will have a variety of course markings for this event. They include pink reflective ribbons and additional signage to keep you on track. (click the image to expand)

Course Difficulty

  • 30% Difficulty
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Factors:
Paved downhill course with 1.5 miles of single track trail


Training: 

We recommend training on pavement with a steady downhill. Check out our FREE training guide for the Lake Powell Half from Active at Altitude.

Relive Course Preview

Aid Stations (Bring your own cup!)

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All aid stations are cup-free so remember to bring your own hydration solution or request a FREE Nathan reusable cup when you register.

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course near mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12 (Exact locations vary). A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 9. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

Cups are not provided on course to help reduce waste.

Additional Details

GET INVOLVED

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Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events.

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New this year, YOU choose whether the funds you raise support a WP community partner or an organization that matters to you!

Volunteer with Us!

Our amazing volunteers help runners at the race expo, finish line, merch tent, and beyond! Join us for a 3-4hr shift and earn a $50 or $100 credit towards a future race.

Pro-tip: Volunteer at the expo and run the next day OR ask a friend to volunteer and "gift" you the credit (or use it themselves!)

HOW TO PREPARE

Know Your Guidelines

- Read your race details! Following event rules helps us to put on safe, sustainable events.

- We are a cup-free event! Please stick to reusable water bottles and avoid bringing disposable items to the race.

- Be courteous towards fellow runners on and off the course.

Join the Community

Vacation Races is honored to have a community of runners who actively support one another! We highly recommend joining one our Facebook groups to get input from other runners, share stories, and learn about the latest updates.

Lake Powell Half Details

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Race Expo & Bib Pickup

Bib Pickup

When you register, we ask you to indicate when you plan to pick up your bib. If your plans change, don’t worry about it. We only ask to help us plan in terms of numbers.

Option #1: Race Expo (recommended)
Race expos are held the Friday before the race. They typically run 5-7 hours, allowing you to get your bib at your convenience. 

Option #2: Race Morning (not recommended)
We will have limited race morning packet pickup. We do not recommend waiting until the morning, but if it cannot be avoided - we understand.

Option #3: Shipped Before the Race
There is a cost of $30 if you want to have your bib and shirt mailed to you. We do this as a convenience for runners not wanting to drive to the area early. You can add a shipped bib to your registration until one month before the race by logging into RunSignup, clicking Manage Registration, and Add Ons.

Refunds: Once your package is shipped, you are officially checked in to the race and no longer qualify for our refund, deferment, or transfer options.

Bib pickup @ the race expo

Date: October 13, 2023

Location: John C. Page Park (Page, AZ)

Expo Hours: TBD morning 'til evening
Bib Pickup Hours: TBD

We’ll have our merchandise table set up, as well as vendors, music, and the info tent, so be sure to stop by and say hi!


This is a great opportunity to pick up your bib, check out the area, and meet fellow runners. We'll have a variety of swag from shirts and tanks to our favorite Hydro Flasks and everything in-between.

Bring Your Own Bag
In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste during our races, our expos are bagless events. We encourage you to BYOB (bring your own bag) to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up from the race expo!

A crowd of people visiting the race merchandise tent on a sunny, grassy lawn at the Lake Powell race expo
Race Day Schedule 
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Schedule Breakdown

The race starts at 6:30 am sharp! We do not start our races late so please get to the start line early. Runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is a 18 minute mile- plenty of time for walkers!

All event times are listed in PDT.

Friday - expo day

TBD (morning 'til evening) - Race expo & bib pickup opens

Saturday - race day!

4:00 am - Finish line parking lot opens

4:45 am

- Shuttles leave from finish line parking to the start line (don't be late!)

- Start line parking lot opens

- Start line bib pickup opens

5:45 am - All cars should be parked

6:15 am - Runners line up & last call for gear check

6:20 am - National Anthem

6:30 am - Lake Powell Half Marathon starts!

9:00 am - Shuttles begin return trips to the start line parking lots

9:15 am - Awards Ceremony (near the finish line)

Arrive early & get ready with us

We encourage runners to arrive early on race morning. Find a parking spot, grab some Summit Coffee or hot chocolate, and listen for updates from our race announcer (they're the one with the megaphone and early-bird energy)!

Set your clocks to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

This event is based out of Page, AZ and uses MST/PDT (UTC-7). However, Page is near the border with Utah and your digital devices may jump in-between those two time zones as Utah observes daylight savings time and Arizona does not. We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.

Parking & Shuttles

Parking and shuttles

Note: Parking lot and shuttle times are approximate based on the 2022 schedule. Check here the week of the race for final times and always plan to arrive at the start line with plenty of time to spare!

We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. Shuttles will be available for runners parked in the finish line (Pre-race to start line) and at the start line (Post-race from finish line). 

Start Line Parking

Near Page High School and John C Page Park
Lot Open: 4:45 - 6:00 am PDT
In the morning, runners can park in the parking lots (outlined in pink below) near the park and walk to the start line. If you are staying in town and within walking distance of the start we highly encourage you to walk to the start line. We recommend you arrive by 5:30 am. 
Shuttles (back from finish line)

Starting at 9:00 am, shuttles will take runners back to your car near the start line from the finish line. Shuttle trips take some time and you may be waiting for a shuttle for awhile! If you don’t want to wait, then you should park at the finish and take a shuttle in the morning.

Finish Line Parking

Along Lakeshore Drive near the Wahweap Boat Rentals
Lots Open: 4:00 am PDT
There are three event parking lots along Lakeshore Drive (outlines in pink below). Plug "Wahweap Boat Rental" into your GPS and it will take you to the general area of the finish line. Then follow the signs for event parking. Check the parking maps below for more area landmarks.
If you choose to park near the finish line, you must get there early in order to have time to ride the shuttle to the start line. We recommend being there at 4:00 am. 
Shuttles (to start line)

Shuttles leave at 4:45 am! This is the only departure time from the finish line lots, so arrive early and do not miss them.

Staying at the Lake Powell Resort? You should plan on driving (or walking) to the finish line shuttle pickup (which is only 1 mile away from the resort).

Drop Off 

Runners can be dropped off near the start line (Exact location marked in green arrows below). Please complete all drop-offs before 6:00 am, when the parking lot closes!

Start Line Parking

Aerial map of parking lots near John C Page park in Page, Arizona

Finish Line Parking

NOTE: the exact location of the finish line depends on current water levels. Parking lots will remain the same.

Aerial map of parking lots along Lakeshore Drive with access to the finish line
Spectators

We welcome spectators back to Lake Powell! Spectators may stand near the start and finish lines. They may also stand along Lakeshore Drive to cheer on their runners before the finish. Event parking lots are open to spectators and runners alike.

NOTE: The race finish line is within the National Park. Entrance fees may apply depending on where you drive.

We recommend downloading the RaceJoy app to track your runner's progress and send them cheers along the way! Once your runner has crossed the finish line, please exit the runner recovery area to avoid crowding. The beverages, supplies, and medical tent at the finish line are for runner use only - thank you!

Zero Waste

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 9. Keep in mind, the exact location of each aid station may vary from race to race. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, 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 Nathan reusable cup when you register

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Race Results and Photos
Race Results

Visit RunSignup for current and past race results.

Runner times are available ~20 minutes after you finish the race. Keep in mind, the results are not official until all runners have crossed the finish line, and have been reviewed by the event director. Because our age group winners are based on chip time, it is possible to cross the finish line before someone else in your age group while still finishing with a slower time than them. 

Top Finisher but missed the awards ceremony? You can request to have your place medal shipped to you!

Got questions about your placement? please email timing@runsum.com.

Photos

Race photos are typically available for FREE via RunSignup the Friday following the week of the race. We will send out an email when they're posted to the album. Past races are available via the link

Share your experiences with us! 
Be sure to use #LPHalf in any photos you post from the race or your adventures exploring the park so we can share in the fun with you!

Race Merchandise

Exclusive Lake Powell Half Marathon merchandise will be available both at the race expo and near the finish line! When possible, we'll have race merch for sale in our online store after the race is over. Please allow time for us to add items online.

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