2020 Zion Ultra Marathons & Trail Half Marathon

100 mile / 100K / 50K / Trail Half Marathon
April 18-19, 2020

Quick Info

Race Details

Date: April 18-19, 20​20
Location: Virgin, UT
Start Time: Depends on Event
Weather: 43–74°F

Course Type: Loop (Details)
Terrain: Trail
Stroller friendly? No
Disability friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

April 17, 12-7pm at the Virgin City Park

Bib & Packet Pickup
Expo pickup recommended.
Other options.


Registration Periods
Early - Jul. 5–Aug. 25, 2019
Regular - Aug. 26–Jan 12, 2020
Late - Jan. 13–Race Expo

For pricing info see pricing table >

Refund Policy
Refunds available during:
*Early Registration: yes (no fee)
*Regular Registration: yes ($10 fee). *Late Registration: NO 
*Refunds not available due to weather

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer any time through the race expo ($20 fee). Full policy details.

Travel & Other Info

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

Driving Directions
The expo, start line, and finish line will be located at the Virgin City Park at the corner of 100 West and Main St. in Virgin, UT. 

La Verkin
St. George

Course Descriptions & Maps

The Zion Ultras & trail half marathon offers a challenging, scenic run through the Southern Utah desert, adjacent to Zion National Park. We offer four distances- a half marathon, 50K, 100K, and a 100-miler. All event distances will start on Saturday April 18th, 2020. 

  • Half Marathon (Trail)
  • 50K
  • 100K
  • 100 Miler

100 Miler

This course starts out running east along SR-9 to Camino Del Rio. At Camino Del Rio we will turn south and head toward Gooseberry Mesa. About 4 miles in you will hit the first big climb of the race. The Climb up to Goosebump Aid is a scramble up a 1,500 ft ascent on steep and rocky terrain. After reaching the top of the hill, you will come to your first Aid Station (mile 5.2). You will then continue on to the Grafton Aid Station. This section is a double track dirt road, and a good opportunity to pick up the pace after climbing up onto the mesa.

After coming to Grafton Aid Station (mile 11.4) you will continue on double track to Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 13.3). This is a fun, technical singletrack loop which runs counterclockwise around the mesa offering amazing vistas of Zion National Park. The loop is roughly 7 miles before returning to Wire Mesa Aid Station (mile 20.8). 

Runners will head back to Grafton Aid Station (mile 22.7). You will then run counter-clockwise along Grafton Mesa. This loop has some nice non-official single track. There are a lot of intersecting trails along this section. The course will be marked heavily with pink ribbons to make sure the course is clear. After running about 5 miles on Grafton Mesa, you will come back to the Grafton Aid Station (mile 28.2). 

Runners will head back along the double track to Goosebump Aid Station (mile 34.4). You will then run counter-clockwise along the Gooseberry Mesa Trail. Gooseberry Mesa is a world class trail. It’s one of the best technical trails anywhere with rolling slickrock, twisty single track, and vistas to die for. The trail will be marked with pink ribbons. Note that sections of this trail may also have markings of white dots painted on the slickrock. These white dots are markings for mountain bikers. Even though some of our course coincides with the mountain biking trails DO NOT FOLLOW THE WHITE DOTS. Our course will veer on and off the mountain biking trails- just make sure to follow the pink ribbons. There will be an aid station set up around 8 miles into the Gooseberry loop (mile 42). From this aid station back to Goosebump Aid (mile 45.7) you will experience mostly slickrock.

From Goosebump Aid you will drop down off the mesa. This is the same steep/rocky trail you used to climb up on the mesa. You will follow some double track out to the Virgin Desert Aid Station (mile 53.8). You will then run a clockwise loop through the desert. This is a great trail when you just want to go fast and easy. It has it all; great views, easy climbing, and a fast flowy downhill. 

The next aid station overlooks the Virgin Dam (mile 62.5). From here you will continue on the single track to Sheep Bridge Rd. We will have a water station set up there before heading up toward Smith Mesa Aid Station. 

Runners will cross under the highway through a drainage culvert. Next is a steep climb up Mesa Road onto Smith Mesa and the aid station (mile 70.7). Runners will do a loop at the top and descend from Smith Mesa via the Flying Monkey Trail before heading east towards the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 79.9). After this aid station, runners will encounter a small stream crossing. If you cross it in the right place, your feet should stay dry...or you might welcome the water relief at this point. You will climb one more hill on single track until you hit the dirt road.

Runners will head up the dirt road 4 miles to the top of another mesa where the Guacamole Trail begins. Guacamole Aid (mile 85.7) is near the beginning of the 7.5 mile loop that you’ll pass through on your way out and back before heading back down the road. You will then climb back up the steep single track back towards the Virgin BMX Aid Station (mile 98.3).

From this aid station, the course heads west on dirt single track until connecting onto some paved roads. You will only be on this section of pavement before jumping off onto another single track trail that will take you west tying into the last section of pavement that will bring you back down to SR-9. Please cross the highway with extreme caution. The finish line is at the Virgin City Park about a block south of the highway crossing. 

2020 Zion Ultras 100 Map

2020 Zion Ultras 100 Elevation

The 2019 Zion Ultras 100 miler is a 2020 Western States Qualifier! Learn more.

Avenza Offline Course Maps

Now you can use our maps offline with a gps-enabled device!

We plan to mark the course with such rigor that you should not need your own map to help you find your way. However, we have experienced blown down signs and vandalism in the past. We recommend downloading the free Avenza app (available for iOS, and Android devices) before the event. There you can find our uploaded maps that work without cell coverage.

Here's how:
1. Download the free app "AVENZA MAPS" to your smart-phone or tablet while your device is online. It’s compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows devices.
2. Open the app > Tap "Store" (Shopping Cart Icon) > Tap "Find Maps" > Search for the specific distance you would like to download. Type your search exactly as it appears below:
     Zion 100 Mile Ultra Run
     Zion 100km Ultra Run
     Zion 50km Ultra Run
     Zion Half Marathon Trail Run
3. Tap on the label on the map > tap "install" and the map will begin to download.
4. The map is now ready to use “offline”. Simply open the app, click on the Map and your GPS location will appear on the map.

Tap below to directly download your race distance map!

Great Event

Thanks for putting on such a great event! Also a huge shout out to all the volunteers, and the folks cheering us crazy people on!

Katrina Morrow
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Had an amazing time

We had an amazing time. Thank you!

Deb Hamberlin
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Hardest 50k I've done.

Justin Pollert
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

Yup...DO IT!!! Best race experience I've ever had.

Barb Wilkins
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

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

There is a lot to see at Zion National Park and we want to help you see as much of it 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

Packages & Pricing

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Registration Periods

Early: Jul. 5–Aug. 25, 2019
Regular: Aug. 26–Jan. 12, 2020
Late: Jan. 13–Race Expo

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

Note: There is no Wait List!
Sign up for the race you want to run as soon as possible. When a race distance sells out, there is no waiting list should someone drop out. Once sold out, a race entry may be obtained through a bib transfer from another runner selling their spot. Be sure to familiarize yourself with our bib transfer policy before buying/selling a bib.

Race Details

Ultra Marathon Aid Stations

At our ultra marathons the aid stations play a critical role in getting you across the finish line. Before mile 26, we have a more basic set of foods available at each aid station including things like:

  • Water
  • GoGnarly electrolyte drink
  • Fresh-cut fruit
  • Soda
  • A variety of both salty and sweet items

After mile 26, the aid stations will also have real food that may include:

  • Boiled potatoes
  • Tortillas w/ Nutella
  • PB&J
  • Turkey sandwiches
  • Dill pickles
  • Chips
  • Candies

All aid stations are stocked with self serve aid stations supplies such as anti-chafing agent, and sunscreen. In addition, we will have a limited supply of gels, salt caps, and electrolyte caps.

If any item is of critical importance to your ability to finish, please consider putting it in your drop bag. While we want to do our best to help each runner finish the race, food selection is often a guess as to what each runner will want or need, and we occasionally guess wrong. For example, if you always need a Coca Cola soda at mile 80, do not count on the aid station to provide this; you should put it in your drop bag.

At our busiest aid stations we try and staff a medical volunteer to help with larger issues. See your race guide for more details. 

All aid stations have composting toilets.
Ultra Marathon Aid Station

Race Weekend Schedule

Click here for directions to the expo location (start/finish line) parking area.


12-7pm- All race distances check in at the expo. Bib pickup will be held at the Virgin City Park. (Corner of 100 W and Main Street in Virgin, UT).
5pm- Race Overview & RD Q&A at the expo
8pm- 100M/100K/50K drop-bag deadline


4am- Last minute bib pickup opens
5am- 100 mile race begins
6am- 100K race begins
7am- 50K race begins
8am- ​Trail Half Marathon begins
12pm- ​Trail Half Marathon finish line cutoff
6pm- ​​50K finish line cutoff


4:30am- 100K finish line cutoff
5pm- 100 mile finish line cutoff

Pre/Post Race Meal

For the race meal, you’ll have the choice of food vendors at the finish line/expo area. You must present your meal ticket to redeem your meal, which will be available during the expo on Friday, from 10am–9pm on Saturday, and from 10am-6pm on Sunday. Crew and spectators can also purchase food at the finish line.

Time Requirements

All who cross the finish line will receive a finisher award regardless of finish time. However, if you finish past the minimum pace time, you will be disqualified from the race and receive a DNF.

During the race, any runner may drop down to a short distance to receive the shorter distance’s finisher award. Doing so will disqualify the runner from the original distance and will be listed as a DNF at the original distance.

We publish a minimum pace time as a reference for the minimum pace you must maintain to finish before receiving a DNF. The Race Officials have the right to remove anyone from the race for any reason.

“Grim Reaper” check points are certain times cutoffs in the race that you must pass before the posted time or you will be required to drop out of the race. Non-Compliance with the Race Officials instructions will result in a DNF and may result in a ban from future events at our discretion. There are 4 Grim Reapers times for the 100 mile distance, and 2 Grim Reapers times for the 50 mile distance. 

Overall awards will be scored based on gun time. Both gun time and chip times will be published.

Minimum Pace and Cutoff Times

100 mile, Overall cutoff - 36 hours
100K, Overall cutoff - 22.5 hours
50K, Overall cutoff - 11 hours
Half Marathon cutoff - 4 hours

The link above is a guideline to help you gauge how you are doing in the race. Beating these times will help you avoid a DNF. If you find yourself consistently behind these minimums, your chances of finishing before the official close of the race will be small, but you will be allowed to continue as long as race officials believe you are in good health. Finishing after the minimum pace time at the finish will result in a DNF.

Don't Fear the Reaper: On the aid station cutoff sheet, there is a column for Grim Reaper times. Where applicable-specific Grim Reaper locations on this course. These are checkpoints that if missed, even by 1 second, will result in immediate disqualification from the race. There is no negotiation or exceptions under any circumstances.

A race official will be on site to ensure all runners are past this checkpoint before the Grim Reaper shows up. Runners must exit the aid station before the posted Grim Reaper times in order to beat the reaper.

Aid Station Info

The 100 miler has 16 fully stocked aid stations & 3 water-only stations
The 100K has 11 aid stations & 2 water-only station
The 50K has 4 aid stations & 1 water-only station
The Half Marathon has 3 aid stations. The first aid at mile 3.7 will only have water and honey stinger gels, and the last aid station at mile 11.6 will be a water-only station.

Food & Supplies

Here is a tentative list of items available at the aid stations:

  • water
  • Go Gnarly electrolyte drink
  • fresh cut fruit
  • soda
  • a variety of both salty and sweet items
  • Starting at Grafton Aid Station (2nd Pass) and later, the aid stations will also have real food that may include:
    • boiled potatoes
    • tortillas w/ Nutella
    • PB&J
    • turkey sandwiches
    • dill pickles
    • chips
    • a variety of candies
    • anti-chafing agent
    • sunscreen
    • first aid supplies
  • We will have a limited supply of:
    • gels
    • salt caps
    • electrolyte caps
  • Composting toilets

Hours: Aid stations will close according to the posted minimum pace times.

Drop Bags

For any ultramarathon distance you may use drop bags. You can leave a drop bag at designated aid stations.
Please observe the following rules: 

  • All bags must be labeled with name, bib # (in large print), aid station, and race distance. Optional, but a good idea if your label comes off, is a card inside with the same information and contact information. Please label your bags the day before the race on your own or at check in.
  • All drop bags must be left in designated drop off location (near the start line and expo) by 8pm the night before the race.
  • No valuables or fragile items in your drop bags. We are not responsible for any lost/stolen items.
  • Watch the weather forecast. If there is any chance of rain, place your items in zip lock bags inside of your drop bag.
  • Minimum size: Gallon size freezer zip lock. No grocery store plastic bags or garbage bags.
  • Maximum size: Shoe box size for single pass and daytime aid stations. Small duffel or small carry on for multiple pass aid stations.

Half Marathon runners should not use drop bags. Please speak with a race official if this will create a problem for you.

Getting Your Drop Bag Back

Generally all bags come back about 90 minutes after the aid station fully closes (all distances that pass through it). There will be a "Return to Finish Line" area at all aid stations that allow drop bags. This is an area where you can place your drop bag after you no longer need it from that particular location and we will try to get it back early if possible. You must place the bag in this area. Crew or volunteers are not allowed to sort through them in order to reduce the risk of a drop bag inadvertently being returned to the start line.

If you do not want to stick around, we can mail your drop bags to you after the race for $10 per bag.

Pacers & Crew

Pacers must register with the race on Friday or Saturday morning before the race starts. Pacers must have their PACER bib visible at all times. Failure to comply with these rules will result in disqualification of the runner being paced.

For the 100 miler and 100K, pacers can join on the return pass off of Smithsonian Butte Road (or any crew-accessible aid station after). There is a parking area just south of this junction where crew and pacers may park. There will not be an aid station at this location, but runners will go by this junction twice. Pacers may join on their runner's 2nd pass of this junction as they come up the hill from Grafton A.S. and turn west to head back toward Goosebump A.S.

Click Here for driving directions to the Smithsonian Butte Pacer/Crew Access Point

Click Here for driving directions to Virgin Desert Aid Station

Click Here for driving directions to Virgin BMX Aid Station

There are no shuttle services for this event. Pacers and crew will need to plan and figure out their own needs for transportation or retrieving their vehicles. 

Note: You are responsible for the actions of your crew and pacers. If their behavior is deemed inappropriate by race staff, you will be disqualified. Please let them know this and only choose crew members that will treat our volunteers and staff with respect while you are out on the course.

Due to the remote location of this race, we do not provide runner tracking. We do have satellite phones and/or radios at the aid stations so that we can account for runners on the course and keep communication lines open among our staff members, but we do not have the ability to communicate runner whereabouts to your loved ones during the event. If you would like to let friends and family know your status on the course, you have a couple of options. 1) You can text them from the areas of the course with cell service (there are many points on the course where reception is good enough to get a text out, but it can be difficult to get a phone call out. If you're worried about your cell phone battery, you can turn it off after sending a text, leave it in airplane mode, or carry a small battery backup device. 2) Use a tracking app such as Endomondo which will automatically update your whereabouts when you come into a reception area. (These apps tend to drain your cell phone battery and the use of a battery backup device will be necessary if you plan on leaving it on for the duration of the event).  

Race Rules & Guidelines

Course Marking
For course marking all distances/courses will be marked with pink flags and ribbons. Any tricky junctions will be marked well with signs and flour arrows. A piece of highly reflective tape is attached to each trail marker that may be encountered at night.

Checking in at aid stations
It is the responsibility of the runner to check in at each aid station (coming in only, no need to check out of the aid station). Seek out the aid station worker wearing the fluorescent orange vest and give them your bib number. Failure to check in at an aid station can result in disqualification. If you drop out of the race YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR BIB TO THE NEAREST AID STATION CAPTAIN. If you fail to do this, you will be responsible for all related search party costs.

Timing Checkpoints
Depending on which distance you are running, you will find checkpoints at the following aid stations: Goosebump, Wire Mesa, Virgin Desert, Smith Mesa, and Guacamole Aid Stations. We will have a short corral that all runners MUST pass through upon arrival at the aid station on each pass. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race. 

Any runner dropping out of the race MUST hand their bib over to the aid station captain where they are dropping. Failure to do so will result in a 2 year suspension from all Vacation Races events.

At each aid station there will be a tent with self serve medical items like bandaids, salt tabs, etc. We will have trained medical personnel at the finish line as well as at Goosebump, Virgin Desert, and Virgin BMX Aid Stations. If you find yourself in an emergency, call 911. You will be personally responsible for any costs associated with medical dispatch. If the problems are not urgent, please contact race personnel. We are equipped to respond quickly to problems on course that are not life threateningly urgent.

Due to the remote area of where the races run, this is not a very spectator-friendly event. The course and trails purposely get runners out into desert solitude while offering fantastic views of Zion. There are only a few spots to watch and cheer on runners. Virgin Desert A.S. and Virgin BMX Aid Station are both good places. Please be courteous and cautious while driving to these locations as runners may be on the same road that leads to the aid stations. Also, check with HQ before trying to access these locations if precipitation occurs. Of course, the finish line is one of the best places to cheer on the finishers. There is also food available for purchase at the finish line. 

Finish Line

We hope that you will join us at the finish line for as long as you’d like to welcome home the other finishers. One of our goals this year is to create a welcoming environment for you to hang out with old and new friends. To make this possible, we will have the following amenities present at the finish line to keep you comfortable- shade, seating, drinks, food vendors, and recovery area.

Awards & Swag

The belt buckles (awarded for the 100 miler finishers only) are each hand crafted using organic materials gathered on the course and preserved in resin. A variety of locally made or unique custom made awards or finisher medals will be provided to the finishers of the other distances. Special awards will be given to the **top 3 overall male and female finishers for each distance as well.

**At our ultras we base the overall winning times off gun time, not chip time. Here's why: we offer a larger, more unique overall winner prize and if we waited to for all chip times to make sure we have the fastest we wouldn't be able to give out any of the awards and would have to ship them. These awards don't ship well, and we want to be able to give them out in person at the race - it's funner that way. If you are interested in competing for a top award you will need to line up at the front at the starting line so your chip time and the gun time are the same. 

Zero Waste Event


All Vacation Races events are zero waste, with the goal of sending no trash produced at the event to the landfill. We've created a system that recycles/reuses everything, but it requires your help to make it work. Please place trash in the appropriate containers. Littering on the course will result in disqualification.


We also use Great Outdoors Composting Portable Toilets which conserve water, eliminates the use of harmful chemicals, and create a nutrient rich soil amenity. It is the best pooping experience you will ever have. To learn more or to have them at your event visit GreatOutdoorsToilets.com or ask the race officials for more information.


We encourage all runners to carry their own form of hydration. Whether it be a cup, handheld, waist pack, or running pack- it’s up to each runner’s preference. We do not provide disposable cups at aid stations or anywhere at the event. However, we will have reusable mugs at aid stations that are washed after use. There will be water and recovery drink at the finish line, but no cups. Please use your own methods to fill up at the finish line. We will have some limited compostable cups, but these are unnecessary if your bring your own cups.

Packing List

Whether this race will be your first ultra marathon, your first trail race, or your first time running in this area of the country- we recommend coming prepared. We've created a packing list to help you think through what you may need for your race, so you can minimize stress and feel prepared. 

Travel and Lodging

Getting Here

The start/finish and expo will be located at the Virgin City Park at the corner of 100 W and Main Street in Virgin, UT.

Event parking will be in the empty lot kiddie corner from the park, and in the city streets near the park. Do not park along the street on 100 W and Main Street adjacent to the park. Parking along the street where the green dotted line notes on the map is okay. Please observe posted parking signs. Anyone blocking a residential driveway will be ticketed and towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. 

The St. George airport is about 45 min from Virgin. Las Vegas International Airport is about 2 hours and 15 minutes from Virgin.

Lodging / Camping

Virgin is located right between Hurricane and Springdale, about a 15 min. drive to either of them. We highly recommend staying in Springdale if you can- hotel prices are higher than Hurricane or St. George, but the proximity to the park and the ambiance of the town are worth it.  

Follow this link for more lodging options around Springdale. (Links to lodging in the Hurricane and St. George areas are also available through this same website.

We've partnered with Booking.com to search for the best hotel options in the area. Check them out below!


Things to See and Do

We realize that the races in this series are out of the way for most runners, and it may be the only time that you visit these breathtaking areas. One of our biggest desires at Ultra Adventures is that you walk away from this event having fully experienced what the region has to offer. Even a 100 mile course can only capture a portion of these unique areas. We want you to get into and explore the heart of the national park, walk through that remote slot canyon, see that incredible overlook that is not part of the course.

Most often, these spectacular areas are protected as part of a national park, monument, or wilderness area where races are not permitted as part of the management plan. These are often the areas most frequented by tourists, but are nevertheless places that we feel you must see while you’re visiting. It's our hope that through a more in-depth exploration of the area, you'll become more connected to the local landscape, thus creating more stakeholders in its preservation.

We would love to see your pics and even share them on our social media platforms! If you're okay with this, email them to us or use the hashtag #ultraadventuresbucketlist for a chance to be featured.

The Zion Bucket List

  1. Angels Landing: This popular hike offers spectacular views of the main canyon from 1,500ft above the valley floor. (Click here for trail description.) If you have any energy left and you are looking for more miles after making it to the overlook, we would encourage you to continue up the amazing West Rim trail, which you will be using to access the Angel’s Landing spur trail.
  2. The Narrows/Riverside Walk: This is a “must see” while you are here if the spring runoff is in your favor. Your feet will get wet on this one, and other than the approach on the paved river trail, there will not be much running involved. (Click here for a trail description of the Narrows.) ***April runoff can make it difficult to get very far up into the narrows. If that's the case, you can substitute this hike with an exploration of Hidden Canyon. Click here for Hidden Canyon trail description.
  3. Observation Point: This trail will take you to an overlook that peers down into the main canyon from the top of the cliffs 2,100ft above the valley floor. Click here for trail description.

Other Options

These other amazing options can replace any of the above trifecta legs but are not required due to price and/or distance:

  • Taylor Creek: This would be an easy and beautiful warm up run that you can check off if you're coming from the north on I-15. It's a stunning and scenic 2.5 miles in (5 miles round trip) w little elevation gain. It is less than 5 minutes from I-15 to the trailhead via the Kolob Canyons entrance to Zion National Park. (It has always amazed me how little use the trails in this area of the park get when they are so close to the freeway. They are tucked away and well hidden from view from I-15 although very accessible.)
  • Kolob Arch: This trail can substitute any of the 3 legs of the Trifecta that you’ve done before if you’d like to try something new. There are two ways to access the arch, both are beautiful and about the same distance (about 7 miles each way). You can take either the Hop Valley trail or LaVerkin Creek trail.
  • Parunaweap: An out and back down to the river via the Checkerboard Mesa Escape Route requires some route finding skills (I probably put in an extra mile when I did it). This canyon is pristine and seldom seen and well worth the effort.
  • Eagle Crags: This is one of the BLM trails located in the Mt. Canaan wilderness area adjacent to the park that is every bit as scenic as trails located within the park boundaries. Beautiful views into Lower Parunaweap Canyon from the overlook.
  • Water Canyon–Squirrel Canyon : If you’ve seen it all in Zion or want to get into the rarely visited outreaches of the backcountry, this 11 mile loop is one of my favorites of all time.
  • Trans Zion (Zion Traverse): Anyone crazy enough to do this epic route within a week from race day would not need to do any of the other Trifecta legs. 30% off your next event if you have the legs to pull it off. Take a pic in Hop Valley, one from the top of the West Rim trail and one from the top of the East Rim.
  • The Subway: If you're one of the lucky ones to obtain one of the 80 daily issued permits to hike the Left Fork of North Creek, don’t pass up the opportunity.
  • Pine Creek: You’ll need a wetsuit, rappelling gear, and a permit for this one but oh man is it amazing.

Note: You are responsible for your safety if you attempt to participate in any of these activities. Always check the weather before starting a hike, and speak with a park or forest ranger for updated information regarding trail conditions, closures, and permits.

Past Races

Photos & Videos

Great event!

I just wanted to extend a THANK YOU on behalf of myself and my 2 friends (who I dragged along to run the 50 miler) for putting on a great event! Please pass this message along to as many of the squad / volunteers possible for making the race so well run.

Dude in the official race shirt crop top
Grand Canyon Ultra Runner

I did it and looooooved it!!!!

Debbie Simms
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

This land has my heart. I can't wait to return...

Christina Vincent
Antelope Canyon Ultras Runner

I was recently featured on the Boldly Went podcast sharing the story of running my first 100-miler at Bryce (mine is the second story). I look forward to returning to Bryce for a do-over, but I also wouldn't change my first experience for anything. Thanks!

Ellen Bayer
Bryce Ultras 100 Participant

Tough but breathtaking

I ran Bryce as my first 50k last year. Ultra adventures races are tough but breathtaking.

Nidhi Shah
Bryce Canyon Ultras Runner

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Questions and Comments

  • eduardo jose paiva borba says:

    Are there required items for 100km race, like ?

  • eduardo+jose+paiva+borba says:

    HI, to pickup Bib will be necessary to show any kind of document besides passaport ? thank you.

  • Chris says:

    Are pacers allowed for the 50k?

  • Trudy says:

    I signed up to volunteer but haven’t heard anything yet. I would love to volunteer.

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Trudy – Hang tight just a little longer, we’re working on the volunteer spots now.

      • Trudy says:

        Thanks Kaelee. My husband is on the medical team at the Virgin aid station on Saturday from 7-3. We are only going to have one car so if we could volunteer at the same aid station and at the same time, that would be helpful.

  • Maggie says:

    Hi, How can I volunteer? I would love to help mark or tag the course before hand the race day. I will be there a week before..

  • Lucia Chacon says:

    Can you post a map I can download to Avenza?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Lucia – The maps have already been uploaded to the Avenza map. Search Zion Ultra in the app.

  • Dustin McQuay says:

    For the 100k, if my life pacer starts at Dalton Wash, but is unable to complete the 25 miles to Desert aid station, is there a reasonable option for them to end earlier?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Dustin – Your pacer will need to be able to get to an aid station. They could go Dalton to Grafton or Grafton to Virgin Desert.

  • Dustin McQuay says:

    Do drop bags move from aid station to aid station? Or do I have to provide a drop bag per station that I want and each bag will only be available at that one station?

    • Kaelee Clifford says:

      Hi Dustin – Drop bags will not be moved to different aid stations. You will need to have a drop back for each aid station and they will need to be labeled.

  • Dustin McQuay says:

    I created a spreadsheet that predicts my arrival time at each aid station. There is a column to enter actual arrival times which causes all predictions to be automatically updated. I thought others might find it useful. It is for 100k only, but someone with Google Sheets know how should be able to update it for other distances. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KbqIH-9WTls7l9s0c1wla2chNYWapXu2-5sBGcr4laQ/edit?usp=sharing

  • Morgan says:

    What is the total elevation change with the 100k?

  • Francien says:

    How can I volunteer? My husband will be running the 50k and I want to help out while he is running!

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