Grand Circle Trailfest

Sep. 30 โ€“ Oct. 3, 2020

Kanab, UT

What is Trailfest?

Trailfest is a 3-day festival celebrating music, food, nature & trail running.

Run.

Each morning, you'll run a gorgeous timed race on one of the world's most uniquely beautiful trail courses.

You'll earn a finisher award for each daily race and compete for an overall placement award!

Explore.

After the race, spend the day exploring the parks, hiking local trails, and discovering the local sights and sounds.

Absorb nature.

Relax.

After a day on the trails, sit back, relax, and enjoy deserved rest, delicious food, expert presenters and motivational speakers, live bands, bonfires, a trail running film festival, yoga clinics, gear demonstrations, and more!

3 Epic Courses

Day 1

Bryce Canyon (13 mi.)

Nowhere is the force of erosion more tangible than at Bryce Canyon.

Its wilderness of phantom-like rock spires attracts nearly 2 million visitors every year.

You'll see all the beauty but avoid the crowds as you run on remote trails through the magical hoodoos unique to the Paunsaugunt Plateau.

Day 2

Zion (13 mi.)

The towering sandstone walls and deep slot canyons of Zion National Park are unique to anywhere else on earth and attract 3 million visitors a year.

You'll run remote trails along the edge of a mesa, offering you commanding views of the majestic sandstone towers that make Zion famous.

Day 3

Horseshoe Bend (11 mi.)

The grand finale! 

This course runs through the incredible Waterholes slot canyon and then along the beautiful Horseshoe Bend where the Colorado River pours out of Lake Powell then continues on to carve the Grand Canyon! 

This course may be the most scenic and unique of the three.

Spend time after each day's race exploring the National Park!

Race Packages & Pricing

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41
Days
02
Hours
03
Minutes
34
Seconds

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early$775 December 6 โ€“ March 15
Regular: 
$900 March 16 โ€“ June 21
Late: 
$1,000 June 22 โ€“ September 30

*There is a limited number of entries to each race, and this event will most likely sell out. If the event is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.

Itinerary

This is a tentative schedule and will be filled with more clinics and entertainment as we get closer to the 2020 event!
Itinerary & entertainment are yet to be finalized but expect live music, native cultural presentations, historical presentations, movie screenings, & more!

Wednesday

12:00โ€“8:00 pm- Runner check-in

5:00 pm - Dinner buffet & beer garden opens

5:30 pm - Welcome/ Event overview

6:00 pm - Bryce Canyon Fun Facts Moment

6:15 pm - Bryce Canyon Course Overview

8:00 pm - Dinner ends

10:00 pm - Quiet hours begin

10:30 pm - Fires out

Thursday

5:00 am - Grab-and-go breakfast begins

5:30 am - Shuttles begin loading at Festival HQ

5:45 am - Shuttles depart for Bryce Canyon race

7:00 am - Runners who drive themselves should be at parking area

7:30 am - Bryce Canyon race starts (rolling waves)

11:15 am - First shuttle returns (as they are filled)

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2:00 pm - Vendor booths and massage tents open

3:00 pm - Yoga starts

4:00 pm - Speaker (TBA)

5:00 pm Dinner buffet & beer garden opens

6:30 pm - Bryce Canyon Awards

6:45 pm - Zion Course Overview

8:00 pm - Dinner ends & massage tents close

8:30 pm - Beer garden closes

10:00 pm - Quiet hours begin

10:30 pm - Fires out

Friday

5:00 am - Grab-and-go breakfast begins

5:30 am - Shuttles begin loading at Festival HQ

5:45 am - Shuttles depart for Zion race

7:00 am - Runners who drive themselves should be at parking area

7:30 am - Zion race starts (rolling waves)

11:15 am - First shuttle returns (as they are filled)

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2:00 pm - Vendor booths and massage tents open

3:00 pm - Yoga starts

4:00 pm - Speaker (TBA)

5:00 pm Dinner buffet & beer garden opens

6:00 pm - Navajo Sunset Ceremony

6:30 pm - Zion Awards

6:45 pm - Horseshoe Bend Course Overview

8:00 pm - Dinner ends & massage tents close

8:30 pm - Beer garden closes

10:00 pm - Quiet hours begin

10:30 pm - Fires out

Saturday

5:00 am - Grab-and-go breakfast begins

5:30 am - Shuttles begin loading at Festival HQ

5:45 am - Shuttles depart for Horseshoe Bend race

7:00 am - Runners who drive themselves should be at parking area

7:30 am - Horseshoe Bend race starts
(rolling waves)

11:15 am - First shuttle returns (as they are filled)

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2:00 pm - Vendor booths and massage tents open

3:00 pm - Yoga starts & Early Dinner & beer garden opens

5:00 pm - Horseshoe Bend Awards/Overall Awards

6:00 pm - Yoga ends

8:00 pm - Dinner ends & massage tents close

8:30 pm - Beer garden closes

10:00 pm - Quiet hours begin

11:00 pm - Fires out

Note: The Horseshoe Bend race is in Arizona, but all times listed are based on Utah time (MDT)

Sunday

12:00 pm - Checkout

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Get a heads-up about new events, price jumps, etc. PLUS you're entered in a monthly prize drawing for race entries, VR swag, running gear, and more!

Absolutely amazing!

Trailfest was absolutely amazing! Very well organized and so much fun! Thank you everyone who helped put this event together!

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Staci Geiselman
Trailfest Participant

Unexpected Laughing Fits

Pack up extra Humor...you're going to fall into some great unexpected laughing fits with a few hundreds of the newest members of your trail family

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Christina Vincent
Trailfest Participant

Really enjoyed it. It was all I thought it would be and more. Organized very well by Dehn and Colleen who is wonderful on speaking each day. She is what makes the races enjoyable with her up beat radio experience and enthusiasm. Some help could be on the food service. There was more then one time food wasn't ready or enough. The helpers were excellent on helping. As runners this is important and emotions can be high when dealing with food. Amazing courses and Zion was my favorite. Thank you for a wonderful time. I will continue to join as long as Colleen is there to run it as she did.

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Julie Payn
Grand Trail Fest Runner

Best adventure ever!

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Margaret Metzger
Trailfest Participant

Excellent event!

It was an excellent event! Thanks, Trailfest!

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Fawn Viator Hernandez
Trailfest Participant

The cost is expensive but with what you are getting for the cost I completely understand the price.

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Elliot M.
Grand Circle Trailfest Participant

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