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Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon Participant Details

November 4th is the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon, produced by Run Tucson in partnership with the Town of Tusayan, the Kaibab National Forest, and the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce.  Discounts to Grand Squire, Starbucks, Red Feather Inn, Big E Steakhouse, the IMAX and more.  Post-race results at www.roadrunnerracetiming.com

All race details for half marathon participants can be found here

All race details for the 5k Run/Walk participants can be found here.


Friday, November 3, 2023

5:00 – 6:30 pm Packet Pickup and Last-Minute Registration at IMAX Theater in Tusayan (official address: 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023).

Our team of volunteers will be on hand in the west side lobby to help you pick up your race materials, including commemorative race number, pins, and souvenir race shirt. For the 30 or so of you who have pre-ordered other items, we’ll also have your National Park Pass or souvenir hat.

Bib numbers will be in last name alphabetical order. Registrants before October 18th will have their name printed on the number like in the example farther below.

YES: we’ll have a few souvenirs for sale: extra shirts from recent years, running gloves, etc

YES: you can pick up for your friends and family; this is a small race, so no ID needed

YES: we have unisex and women’s sizing in the t-shirt

YES: all shirts are first-come, first-served in terms of sizing

NO: you cannot pick up your finisher’s medal before finishing the race – you gotta’ do the race on Saturday!

YES: It will likely be crowded, so please be patient and kind to the race volunteers and IMAX staff.

5:00 – 7:00 pm All-You-Can-Eat Pasta Dinner at IMAX, $15

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:00-8:30 am: Packet Pickup and Race Check-in at IMAX Theater, Bathrooms open

7:30 am: 5th Annual Fundraising Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Tusayan Fire Department. $8 for adults and $5 for children.

8:00 am: Half Marathon Start opens, with ongoing trickle start until 8:30 am

  • If you plan to take more than 3 hours, please start early

8:30 am: Half Marathon Prize Money Start — start line closes at 8:30.

  • No dogs on the course. We recommend that you do not run with headphones.
  • All age-group awards are chip timed, but all prize money is gun-timed at the 8:30 am start, so all prize money recipients must start at 8:30 am.


8:45 am: 5k Fun Run/Walk Starts: The 5k course has a paved section that is chair-capable, but the dirt road portion will be difficult to navigate for chair athletes.

9:00 am: Ongoing: post-race snacks courtesy of TMC and Skratch Labs, and Clif Bars at finish line and beer garden at IMAX.

11:30 am: Half Marathon and 5k Awards at Finish Line

NOTE: All half marathoners need to be through mile 11.5 by 11:30 am.

*Course closure times are tentative depending on weather and safety conditions.

* Remember to start early if you’re worried about the deadlines

1:00 pm: Timing at finish line closes, beer garden begins to break down, closing of event site

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