2020 Zion Half Marathon

February 29, 2020
Springdale, UT
February can't come soon enough!
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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 6 years and we expect it to fill up! Don't miss your chance to run in the desert.


Friday, February 28, 2020
Zion Canyon Village
Springdale, UT

Opens: noon
Closes: 6pm (bib pickup until 7pm)

Race Details

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Starts: 7:00 am in Virgin, UT
Ends: 11:00 am in Springdale, UT

Weather: 33° – 60°F
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 – Dec. 1, 2019
Late: $165 Dec. 2 – Race Expo

Refund Policy
Sign up with NO RISK – Your registration is refundable or transferable Learn More

Got a question? 

#1 In My Opinion for Half Marathons

I would like to compliment you and express my gratitude for such amazing races. In 2017, I ran the inaugural Joshua Tree. In 2018, I ran Yosemite, and this year, I ran Zion. Every race has been a truly remarkable experience. You are well organized and have such great communication to the participants. I know there were challenges due to inclement weather at Zion, but the manner in which you communicated was impressive. I also was there when there was the shuttle situation at Yosemite, and you were also very quick to communicate and acknowledge the problem.

I love your medals. I love your courses, and I love they way you operate. I also love that you give free race photos. What a treat. Moreover, the fact that you recognize the military’s service to the country and provide a discount is so appreciative. Not that many do that. In fact, I can’t think of another race that does that. It means a lot. My father was a 21 year Army Vietnam Veteran, and my husband is a 21-year Navy Veteran. Thank you so much for doing that.

I also have to say that my son was scheduled to run Yosemite in 2018, but he had to bow out, and I think I was a day past the refund due date, and you were so kind to still honor the refund.

I just want you to know that your races have quickly become a favorite of mine. I am at 67 half marathons, and I don’t think any race(s) could compete with the Vacation Races. I want to do all. I don’t know how I can fit it all in, and it may take quite some time, but I will try.

Thank you again for everything. I just really wanted you to know how much I enjoy and appreciate Vacation Races. Keep up the absolute amazing job!!! You are #1 in my opinion for half marathons. No one can compete.

Elizabeth Fellows Wade

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 3–July 7, 2019
Regular: $145 July 8–Dec. 1, 2019
Late: $165 Dec. 2–Race Expo

Countdown to race Day:


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

Experience Zion by road and by trail & see the wonders of this beautiful area!

There's a lot to see at Zion National Park and we want to help you see as much as possible. 

Register for and complete the 2020 Zion Half Marathon AND any distance in the 2020 Zion Ultras & Trail Half Marathon event and you'll earn a special, double-sided coin!

Event Dates
Zion Half (road race): February 29, 2020
Zion Ultras (trail races): April 18-19, 2020

Free Training

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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