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Zion Half Marathon

Run the beautiful Wire Mesa overlooking Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful trail run overlooking the vibrant cliffs of Zion Canyon. Chase the sunrise over West Temple and the Watchman. This race has sold out for the last 7 years and we expect it to fill up! Don't miss your chance to run this race on the unique course along Wire Mesa.

  • LocationApple Vally, Utah
  • Date: February 27, 2021
  • Terrain: Dirt Road & Trail
  • Difficulty: Moderate

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Apple Valley, UT(map)
6pm (bib pickup until 7pm)

Race Details

Starts: 7:00 am in Apple Valley, UT
Ends: 11:00 am in Apple Valley, UT

Typical Weather: 32–64℉
Course Type: Point-to-point 
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early Price: $120 starts May 29, 2020
Regular Price: $145 starts August 17, 2020
Late Price: $165 starts December 7, 2020

Refund Policy
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Zion Half Marathon Runner

Experience the Race

Run the beautiful Wire Mesa overlooking Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful trail run above the mouth of main Zion Canyon. 

This race has sold out for the last 7 years and we expect registration to fill up fast. Don't miss this chance to run in the desert and run the course on Wire Mesa for this year only.

Runners will park right at the start line, run the race, then have a short 2 mile shuttle back from the finish line to their vehicles. 

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 in Apple Valley, Utah.

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 to be closest to the park, but La Verkin or Hurricane have lots of options as well and will be more convenient for race morning.

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

Registration Periods

Early: $120 May 29–August 16, 2020
Regular: $145 August 17–December 6, 2020
Late: $165 December 7–Race Expo

*You can withdraw for a refund during Early Registration (no fee) and Regular Registration ($10 fee). Refunds are not available during Late Registration.

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

Race Deferment & Credit

You can manage your deferred credit by logging in to RunSignup, clicking Deferrals, and Complete Deferment. From there you can transfer into another race.

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 12. A medic will be stationed at the aid station at or near mile 7. 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 HydraPouch when you register. 

Additional Details

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