We're returning to the west side of the park this year with a new course on Smith Mesa Rd! This new course is just north of Virgin, UT off Kolob Terrace Rd., and offers AMAZING views into the west side of the park!
New year, new course! Due to continued construction on SR-9, we will be running the Zion Half Marathon on Smith Mesa in 2018. The course is going to be a gorgeous run on the West side of the park.
While you run, you’ll get amazing panoramic views of Zion. Though not technically "trail" the course is all dirt road, and will be cutting through a private ranch. (Please note, the course is subject to change.)
The start and finish will be at the same location (no shuttles!) and the race expo will be held in either Virgin or Springdale. Click here to see course details.
For specifics of what we're doing to minimize the risks and consequences of bad weather, please review the course details.
We recommend camping near the race either at the official Vacation Races campground (4x4 required), or on BLM land nearby. If camping isn't your thing, there are some hotels located about an hour away in:
If you're flying here you'll want to check for flights into:
There's no street address for the starting point, but you can tap this link on your phone to open it in your GPS app.
The starting line, finish line, and Vacation Races Campground are all at the same location on Smith Mesa Rd. Bib pickup will be held off the mountain in either Virgin or Springdale. There will be plenty of free parking for everyone at each location. (There won't be any shuttles from surrounding towns, so plan to drive.) There isn't a physical address to the start and finish, but you can get directions here.
The tentative schedule for race day will be:
When you finish the race, you'll grab a snack box, take some pictures, hang out and make friends for a while, and then we encourage you to go explore Zion National Park!
Zion Half Marathon
April 28th, 2018
Save $25 until February 3rd
Feb 2nd, 2018 at Midnight
Running is better when you bring your friends along. The more the merrier! Plus, you save $10 off each registration when you sign up as a team. Details »
As a thank you to our men and women in uniform we will be offering a $75 entry into race, no matter what the date (as long as the race is not full). Details »
After the final price jump we will place our race shirt and medal order. You'll still be guaranteed a shirt but not a specific size. There will be a shirt exchange available at the finish line on race day.