Looking to race at Zion in 2020?
We have 2 chances for you to run in this beautiful area before the end of the year:

Zion Half Marathon

February 27, 2021
Springdale, Utah

Registration is now open

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Race Raves voted best half marathon in the state of Utah.

Run the beautiful road to Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful steady climb towards the mouth of Zion Canyon. Chase the sunrise over The Watchman and come run below the vibrant cliffs of Zion. This race has sold out for the last 7 years and we expect it to fill up! Don't miss your chance to run in the desert.


Zion Canyon Village (map)
–6pm (bib pickup until 7pm)

Race Details

Starts: 7:00 am in Virgin, UT
Ends: 11:00 am in Springdale, UT

Typical Weather: 33–60℉
Course Type: Point-to-point 
Stroller friendly? Yes 
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early Price: $120 starts May 29, 2020
Regular Price: $145 starts 
Late Price: $165 starts 

Refund Policy
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Got a question? 

Ran this in 2017 and 2018. Very well ran, thank you. Aid stations were very good! Grafton mesa marking was much better this year. I have mixed feelings on the cemetery decent and climb missing, that detail likely helped my overall time but was looking forward to that challenge. Although during the race I was like thank God I'm hanging a left here and not a right down that switch back. Found myself questioning the direction of the path several times, however I expected that and am OK with that. I did not catch the name of the person that did most of the talking at the pre run meeting and did the MC at the finish line this year. Maybe I caught he was the race director. Any way, I was impressed with him. Great character and professionalism with genuine concern for the runners. Such a good race. Next year I will do another VR event.

Jeff Lewman
Zion Ultras 100 Mile Runner

Experience the Race

Run the beautiful road to Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful steady climb towards the mouth of main Zion Canyon. 

This race has sold out for the last 6 years and we expect registration to fill up fast. Don't miss this chance to run in the desert and end in the lovely town of Springdale.

Runners will be shuttled to the start from various locations in Springdale, as well as from La Verkin. Parking near the finish is limited for runners and spectators. 

Course Map & Elevation Profile

Explore the Park

After the race, discover the park!

Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.

Video courtesy of Amazing Places on Our Planet

Travel Overview

The race expo and finish line will be held outdoors in front of Cable Mountain Lodge in Springdale, UT.

Flying in? Look for flights into: 

  • St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC). 

We recommend staying in Springdale, UT but La Verkin or Hurricane have lots of options as well.

Other good sources for planning your stay include the A to Zion website, and the NPS website

Registration Periods

Early: $120 May 29–July 12, 2020
Regular: $145 July 13–Dec. 6, 2020
Late: $165 Dec. 7–Race Expo

*Entries are very limited and will likely sell out. Once sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.

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