BRYCE CANYON HALF MARATHON

 
 
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Race Description

The Half Marathon starts at Ruby's Inn on Hwy 63, Bryce (elev. 7,652 ft.). The course heads north, then turns east onto National Scenic Byway 12. The route descends through Bryce Canyon National Park, through the town of Tropic, and ends in Cannonville (elev. 5,800ft.)

The point-to-point course is a flat and downhill run, with a net elevation loss of 1800 ft. The race begins at 6:00 AM at Ruby’s Inn on Highway 63, in Bryce, Utah. The course heads north briefly, then turns east onto National Scenic Byway 12, where runners are treated to spectacular views of the sunrise as it lights up the pink cliffs and red walls of the canyon ahead. For the next four miles, the route descends through Bryce Canyon National Park, offering beautiful vistas of the unique sandstone pinnacles and spires that rise from the bottom of the canyon. After mile five, the course leaves the park and the downhill becomes more gradual as the route rolls through pastures and ranches, crossing the Tropic Ditch and descending into the town of Tropic. From there, the course continues eastward along the Paria River and toward the finish in Cannonville, at an elevation of 5,800 feet. Brilliant red and white rock formations frame the finish line, creating a memorable end to the race.

RACE DATE - Saturday, July 13, 2019
START TIME - 6:00 am
STARTING LOCATION - Highway 63 near Ruby’s Inn

Runners must finish by 9:00 am.  Shuttles will be available to pick up runners.

Half-Marathon: $3,000 purse

Top 5 places will receive trophies and the following cash prizes for each overall male and female winner.

$500 - 1st place
$400 - 2nd place
$300 - 3rd place
$200 - 4th place
$100 - 5th place

Top 3 winners in each age category male and female get a place medal.
Finisher's Medal awarded at the finish line in the runner’s corral at the Cannonville Town Park.

BIB FEES

December 15th to January 31st - $40
February 1st to February 28th - $45
March 1st to May 31st - $50
June 1st to June 30th - $55
July 1st to July 13th - $65

Bib Numbers Issued Friday, July 12, 2019

Included with Your Registration

All registered participants will receive a Bryce Canyon Half Marathon runner’s shirt
Fruit, bagels, water, and chocolate milk at Runner’s Corral (finish line)
Disposable timer on the runner’s bib, timed thru RunSum.com
Shuttle Buses provided in Panguitch, Tropic and Escalante to and from the race. For runners only. See Shuttle Schedule information below.

Half Marathon Aid Stations

8 Aid Stations are located along the Half Marathon course. Porta-Potty access at most aid stations and other spots along the raceway and at the finish line. Water and Gatorade are provided at the starting line and aid stations.

Station #1- Under the Dump @ mile 2.3
Station #2- Mossy Cave @ mile 4.5
Station #3- Harmon’s Bus Stop @ mile 6.1
Station #4- Pizza Place @ mile 8.4 (in Tropic)
Station #5- Mecham Dugway @ mile 9.7
Station #6- Dale's Driveway @ mile 10.9
Station #7- County Road Shed @ mile 11.9
Station #8- Fletcher Driveway @ mile 12.5
Finish Line in the Runner’s corral -  fruit, bagels, water, chocolate milk and ice cream available!

Report emergencies at any of the aid stations or at the first aid center at the Cannonville town park.

First Aid & Emergency Services

Garfield Memorial Hospital
Garfield County Sheriff's Department
Garfield County Volunteer EMT's
Utah Highway Patrol

 

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5K Walk/Run

 
 

race description

The 5K Walk or Run is for those that want to share the experience but not have to run or walk quite so far. The starting line is at the Cannonville Town Park and takes you south along Kodachrome Road. Enjoy early morning views of the beautiful red rocks and the famous Promise Rock in the valley to the east. The run/walk takes you 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) south to a water station and then back to the the finish line at the same town park.

RACE DATE - Saturday, July 13, 2019
START TIME - 6:30 am
STARTING LOCATION - Cannonville Town Park

Runners must finish by 9:00 am.  Shuttles will be available to pick up runners.

5k walk/run prizes

Top 3 in each age category male and female will receive a place medal.
Finisher's Medal awarded at the finish line in the runner’s corral at the Cannonville Town Park.

BIB FEES

December 15th to January 31st - $20
February 1st to February 28th - $25
March 1st to June 30th - $30
July 1st to July 13th - $35

Bib numbers Issued Saturday morning just prior to the race.

Included with Your Registration

All registered participants will receive a Bryce Canyon Half Marathon runner’s shirt
Fruit, bagels, water, and chocolate milk at Runner’s Corral (finish line)
Disposable timer on the runner’s bib, timed thru RunSum.com
Shuttle Buses provided in Panguitch, Tropic and Escalante to and from the race. For runners only. See Shuttle Schedule information below.

5k walk/run Aid Station

There will be one aid station for the 5K at the half-way point. Porta-Potty access will be at the town park.

 
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Schedules & Event Information

 
 

schedule of events

Friday, July 12th
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Registration & Packet Pickup
6:00 pm - Spaghetti Dinner at the Cannonville Town Park
6:30 pm - Color Me Fun Race (starting line Cannonville Town Park)

Saturday, July 13th
4:30 am Shuttle Departures
-Escalante (Prospector Inn)
5:00 am Shuttle Departures
-Panguitch (Zions Bank)
-Cannonville (Town Park)
-Tropic (State Bank of Southern Utah)

6:00 am - Half Marathon begins
6:30 am - 5k Walk/Run begins
7:00 am - Pancake Breakfast at Cannonville Town Park
8:30 am - Awards Ceremony begins
9:00 am - Roads Open to regular traffic

Registration

Registration and packet pickup will be at the Grand Staircase National Monument Visitors Center located at 10 Center St, Cannonville, Utah (north of the Cannonville Town Park).

During the registration process, you purchased tickets instead of bib numbers. You can see your tickets by logging onto Active.com. You can edit and change your registrations until Thursday July 11, 2019. If you are not able to make it to packet pickup in person, please contact us using the contact form to notify us. Be sure to include the name of the designated packet recipient in your message.

bryce canyon color run

The Bryce Canyon Color Run is organized and sponsored by the Bryce Valley Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit foundation which promotes music and the arts in Garfield County. This Color Run takes place the night before the half marathon during the spaghetti dinner and packet pickup for the Half Marathon & 5K. This race is fun for the whole family. Get blasted with color and enjoy the crazy and colorful excitement as a runner or help throw the color. The race starts at the Cannonville Town Park and winds right through town itself and back to the finish line. All proceeds from the Bryce Canyon Color Run will go to the Foundation, whose primary event is the Bryce Canyon Music Camp, a weeklong music workshop (violin, viola, and cello) that brings world-class clinicians to the rural Utah. Click here to learn more about Bryce Canyon Music Camp.

Click here to register for the Bryce Canyon Color Run

RACE DATE - Friday, July 12, 2019
START TIME - 6:30 pm
STARTING LOCATION - Cannonville Town Park
DISTANCE - Approximately 1 mile

awards information

Finisher's Medal awarded at the finish line in the runner’s corral at Cannonville Park. All other awards will be given at the awards ceremony which begins at 8:30 am Saturday morning.

shuttle information

Shuttle Buses will be available in Panguitch, Tropic and Escalante. Shuttles are for runners only. Shuttles to take runners back to Panguitch, Ruby’s Inn, Tropic, and Escalante will leave when the shuttle is full around 9:00 am.

MARATHON SHUTTLE SCHEDULE (to starting line - Highway 63 near Ruby’s Inn)

4:30 am Shuttle Departures
-Escalante (Prospector Inn)
5:00 am Shuttle Departures
-Panguitch (Zions Bank)
-Cannonville (Town Park)
-Tropic (State Bank of Southern Utah)

5K SHUTTLE SCHEDULE (to starting line - Cannonville Town Park)

5:45 am Shuttle Departure
-Half Marathon starting line (Highway 63 near Ruby’s Inn)
6:00 am Shuttle Depature
-Tropic (State Bank of Southern Utah)

Friday dinner & saturday breakfast

Friday night Spaghetti Dinner will be 6:00 pm at the Cannonville Town Park - $8 for Adults / $5 for Children, proceeds benefit the Mustang Booster Club.
Saturday morning Pancake Breakfast will be at 7:00 am at the Cannonville Park - $5 per person, sponsored by the Bryce Lions Club.

Support our volunteers

Help us recognize our wonderful volunteers! Vote for your favorite aid station at the finish line! The aid station with the most votes is eligible for a prize!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are strollers allowed on the Half Marathon course? No. Due to Highway restrictions and for the safety of the runners we are not able to allow strollers on the Half Marathon course. They are welcome on the 5k and Color Me Fun Run courses.

How many aid stations do you have and are they the same distance from each other? We have 8 aid stations for the Half Marathon and 1 station for the 5k. Please see the Aid Station section for each race for locations and distances. Aid Station locations are marked on the course map.

Can I be reimbursed for or defer my registration? Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse the registration price but we are able to defer your registration for 1 year. Please contact us using the contact form with detailed information.

I would like to advertise with your race, who do I contact? Please contact us using the contact form for more information.

My age didn’t show up in the results, or I ran under someone else's number because they had to drop out at the last minute, can it be changed to my name? On Friday night at packet pickup or Saturday please notify event staff of the change and we will try to accommodate these changes.

Are shirts available to purchase? At the finish line previous years shirts are available for purchase at discounted rates. The current year runner’s shirt will be available at full price.

I would like a different shirt size what do I do? On Saturday runners shirts may be exchanged for a different size, if available. Please alert staff at the T-shirt sales tent.

Where are the results posted? RunSum.com and hear on our website.

Where are the pictures posted? Event pictures will be posted on our Gallery page when available.

Can I send someone else to pick up my packet? Yes! Please contact us using the contact form with details about the designated packet recipient.

How many runners do you have? Approx. 1500

For all other questions, please contact us using the contact form.

Sponsors

A special thanks is given to all of our Sponsors and Volunteers who are the reason we are able to make the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon happen. We are would like to recognize our sponsors and key partners.

Partners

Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon City
Panguitch City
Cannonville Town
Tropic Town

Platinum Sponsors

Garfield County Office of Tourism
Shuttle Service Company for our Half Marathon
Best Western Ruby's Inn
Grand Staircase Inn - Cannonville
Bryce Canyon County
Cedar City Coca Cola
South Central Communications
Lodge at Bryce Canyon
State Bank of Southern Utah
Select Health
Utah Dept of Transportation
Utah Highway Patrol
Garfield County Sheriff
Garfield Memorial Hospital
Garfield County Ambulance
Tropic Volunteer Fire Department
Garfield County Search & Rescue

Gold Sponsors

Bryce Canyon Natural History Association
Bryce Canyon Pines
Bryce Canyon Real Estate
Bryce Canyon Subway
Bryce Country Cabins - Tropic
Bryce Valley Builders
Bryce Valley Inn - Tropic
Bryce Valley KOA - Cannonville
Clarke's Country Market & Restaurant - Tropic
Garfield Ready Mix
Garkane Energy
Locker Room
McDonald Transit
Stone Canyon Inn - Tropic

Silver Sponsors

JCI Billing
Jones Paint & Glass
Blue Pine Motel
Bryce Canyon Coffee Co
Bryce Canyon Inn & Pizza Place
Bryce Canyon Trading Post
Bryce Lions Club
Bryce Trails Bed & Breakfast
Joe's Main Street Market
Bybee's Steppingstone Motel
Royal Express Auto
Buffalo Sage Bed & Breakfast
Shed Inc
Flying M Restaurant
UPS
Bulberry Inn Bed & Breakfast
Red Rock Eye Clinic
Intermountain Healthcare
Canyon Trail Rides
Orton Farm Center
Magleby Mortuary
Bryce Canyon Villas
Yardley Insurance
Leland's Chevron
Panguitch Drug
Foster's Family Restaurant

Thank you to all our sponsors!


 
 
 

Race Results 

 
 

Results are provided by RumSum.com. Click below for results

2019 Race Results