The New Year’s Day HAIR OF THE DOG Run/Walk

Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k Run/Walk

November 4, 2023

We’re sorry to say that we are unable to produce the 2022 edition of the New Year’s Day Hair of the Dog.   

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We’re super-excited about the November 4th Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k!  Run or walk a beautiful trail half-marathon or 5k in the wilds of the Kaibab National Forest, on the Coconino Plateau just south of the breathtaking Grand Canyon South Rim.

 Visit our RunSignup page for information on all race registration and updates for the 2023 event.

The race start/finish and festivities all take place in the heart of Tusayan, Arizona, just a few miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.  

Supported by the local community, the event takes place in partnership with the Town of Tusayan, the Tusayan Fire Department, the IMAX Visitor Center, the Kaibab National Forest, The Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor Center, and more.  

You also have the opportunity to support two non-profits and the vital services: the Tusayan Fire Department and the Grand Canyon Food Pantry.

All festivities take place in and around the IMAX Theater, with the address of 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023.

Absolutely fantastic experience. Everyone was so helpful and friendly…it was an amazing course and event. Well done.  — From 2021 post-race survey

This course is a challenging but beautiful forested run adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park, with tree-lined cliffs, a cross-cross under historic railroad tracks, and possible wildlife sightings.  Don’t miss this chance to snag the celebrated race souvenirs, then visit the glorious Grand Canyon.

It was a great experience for my first half marathon. The shirt and completion medal were great. All the people who organized and volunteered for the event were supportive and so friendly:) I had a great time!!!! –From 2021 post-race survey

We’ve ordered 500 shirts and medals, so until we hit that cap all runners and walkers receive:

  • Souvenir race medal 
  • Colorful long sleeve shirt to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim 
  • Post-race snacks 
  • Free beer after the race
  • Discounts to local tourist activities

While you’re vacationing at the Grand Canyon National Park, take advantage of all the discounts offered by our friends at the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and enjoy your visit to America’s most awe-inspiring destination.

The Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon is a joint partnership between the Town of Tusayan and Run Tucson, the premier local running company in Arizona.  Special thanks to the folks from the Kaibab National Forest for providing the permit for the event. 

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