2019 Zion Half Marathon

February 23, 2019  |  Springdale, UT

We're really excited to announce that we're returning to the ORIGINAL COURSE this year! 

Plus, we've got an all new medal design AND 2019 is the Centennial Anniversary of Zion National Park! It's a big year! Come celebrate with a beautiful half marathon through the stunning southern Utah desert.

Quick Info

Race Details

Date: February 23, 2019
Location: Virgin to Springdale, UT
Start Time: 7:00am –11:00 am
Weather: 33 – 60°F

Course Type: Point-to-point
Stroller friendly? Yes
Disability friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No

February 22, 2019
Cable Mountain Lodge

Bib & Packet Pickup
Expo pickup recommended. Other options.

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early: $115 May 18 – Jul 1
Regular:  $145 Jul. 2 – Nov. 18
Late: $165 Nov. 19 – 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).

Travel & Other Info

Fly Into
St. George (SGU) - 40 min.
Cedar City (CDC) - 45 min.
McCarran (LAS) - 2.5 hrs.
Salt Lake (SLC) - 5 hrs.

Driving Directions: Coming Soon

La Verkin
St. George

The Course

Great news... we're back to our original Springdale course in 2019! It begins in Virgin, UT and runs on Hwy 9 through small, but unique towns before getting on a paved path parallel to the road and finishing in Springdale, the gateway to the south entrance of Zion National Park. We'll post more detailed information very soon. For now, suffice it to say that this is our most popular course and we've trying to get back to it for a few years. 

Traveling to Zion

Where to Stay

We recommend staying in Springdale, Virgin, La Verkin, or Hurricane UT. There is no official Vacation Races campground, but there are campgrounds in the area, or dispersed camping options on BLM land nearby.

More detailed lodging recommendations >

Where to Fly

If you're flying here you'll want to check for flights into:

  • St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS) 
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)

Driving to the Race

We'll post a Google Maps link as race day approaches.


We are pleased to share a FREE half marathon training program customized for this course to help you prepare. We've teamed up with Active at Altitude as the Official Training Partner to offer 2 levels of training: 

  • Beginner program (16 weeks)
  • Intermediate program (12 weeks)

These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. 

Race Day

We'll post more details about race day including information about parking, shuttles, etc. as we get closer to the race.

The tentative schedule for race day will be:

  • 6:15 am - Last call for bib pickup
  • 6:45 am - Runners line up at starting line
  • 6:50 am - National Anthem
  • 7:00 am - Race Starts.
  • 9:45 am - Awards ceremony

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!

Club Hikes & Trifecta

Package Pricing

Countdown to Launch


Favorite Race

This wasn't my best race -- not by a long shot. But it was my favorite.

Zion Half Marathon Runner

Zion Half Marathon

February 23rd, 2019

  • Zion Half Marathon Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)
  • Finisher Medal

Early Registration: $115 May 18 – July 1
Regular Registration:  $145 July 2 – Nov. 18
Late Registration: $165 Nov. 19 – Race Expo

Discounts available for teams, volunteers, and military.

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