Bryce Canyon Half Marathon is always held on the 2nd Saturday in July.
BRYCE CANYON HALF MARATHON
July 10, 2021 – $3000 purse
The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon weekend has something for everyone. The half marathon course takes you through the iconic red rock that is abundant throughout Bryce Canyon Country. Catch a taste of the red rocks along Kodachrome Road on the 5k Walk/Run or get blasted with color in the Color Me Fun Run. Come and enjoy Bryce Canyon Country and be sure to bring your friends.
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 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 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 10, 2021
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.
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
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