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Zion Half Marathon

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.

  • LocationSpringdale, Utah
  • Date: February 27, 2021
  • Terrain: Road
  • Difficulty: Moderate

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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 August 17, 2020
Late Price: $165 starts November 16, 2020

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Rocky mountain and Joshua Tree were the two hardest races I've done, but they were completely worth it! Grand Canyon has so far been my favorite! Beautiful course, spirited people, and amazing staff. Not to mention the race shirts always have great designs! My goal is to complete all NP half marathons. I will be doing Zion, Yosemite, and hopefully Lake Powell next year 2018! Thank you Vaction Races for the fun times and everlasting memories.

Shayna Buffalow
Rocky Mountain, Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree 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–August 16, 2020
Regular: $145 August 17–November 15, 2020
Late: $165 November 16–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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