Zion Half Marathon

February 29, 2020
Springdale, UT
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Run the beautiful road to Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful steady climb towards the mouth of main 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 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.

Quick Info


Expo

Friday, February 28, 2020
Zion Canyon Village in front of Cable Mountain Lodge - Springdale, UT

Bib & Packet Pickup
Expo pickup recommended.
Other options.

Race Details

Date: February 29, 2020
Location: Springdale, UT
Weather: 33° – 60°F

Start Time: 7:00am
Course Type: Point-to-point 
Stroller friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early: $120 May 3 – Jul. 7, 2019
Regular: $145 Jul. 8 – Nov. 17, 2019
Late: $165 Nov. 18 – Race Expo

Refund Policy
Refunds available during Early Registration (no fee) and Regular Registration ($10 fee). 

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer available during all registration periods ($20 fee).

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.

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

Race Overview

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. 

Expand to view Course Map and Elevation Profile

Travel Overview

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

Flying
If you're flying in, look for flights into St. George Regional Airport (SGU), McCarran International Airport (LAS), Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), or Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC). 

Lodging
We recommend staying in Springdale, UT but La Verkin, or Hurricane has lots of options as well. Other good sources for planning your stay include the A to Zion website, and the NPS website

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

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course beginning around mile 3. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly electrolyte drink, 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

Free Training

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