Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon
Saturday, November 7, 2020.
WE’RE ON! We’ve received approval for a limited-field, socially-distanced in-person event from the Kaibab National Forest, the town of Tusayan, and the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce! Click here for the most recent email to all race participants.
- public health expectations and safety protocols for athletes, spectators, volunteers, and event staff
- details on all the souvenir goodies you’ll get
- advice on doing the half-marathon and 5k course, the terrain, and possible weather;
- suggestions for lodging and activities;
- and all event updates.
We’re planning a capped field of 200 in the Half Marathon and 60 in the 5k, with staggered start times, limited finish-line activities, and a mostly self-supported course, with plenty of room for participants to run or walk their race in a safe environment. Pricing has been capped with no new price increases after August 1, 2020.
You can also do the VIRTUAL CANYON, with all race goodies mailed directly to you in November!
We’ve already ordered 300 souvenir coaster medals and 300 Grand Canyon running buffs, so medals and buffs are guaranteed to the first 300 registrants!
All participants will receive a colorful long-sleeve hoodie race shirt.
Join us on Saturday November 7th for the Second Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon in the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, just south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Souvenir race medallion, beautiful long-sleeve hoodie, race goodies, and more to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim. Walk or run a half-marathon, 5k, or the family mile — then visit the America’s greatest attraction, the Grand Canyon.
The 13.1 mile trail loops through the beautiful forest and high desert of the Kaibab National Forest, while the 5k is an out-and-back, partially on a paved multi-use path through the forest and partially on a forest service road. The courses do not descend into the Grand Canyon, but all race participants can purchase a National Park Service pass and from the race site easily enter into the Grand Canyon National Park.
We will use this race page, email, and social media channels to provide updated information. For questions, contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon is a joint partnership between the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Run Tucson, the premier local running company in Arizona.