Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5K

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November 2, 2024
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Run or walk a beautiful trail half-marathon or 5k in the sun-dappled trails and forest roads of the Kaibab National Forest, on the Coconino Plateau just south of the breathtaking Grand Canyon South Rim.  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. Don’t miss this chance to snag the celebrated race souvenirs, then visit the glorious Grand Canyon.

This course is a challenging but beautiful forested loop adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park, with tree-lined cliffs, a cross-cross under historic railroad tracks, and possible wildlife sightings.  Terrain includes dirt, sand, rock, gravel, and a paved stretch. 

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.

What you get:

* Souvenir race medal — finisher medal to the first 600 finishers in both the 5k and half marathon 
* Colorful long sleeve shirt to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim, with your choice of “women’s cut” and “unisex cut”

* Prize money to top female and male finishers, with age group awards for top female and male finishers in both the half-marathon and the 5k fun run/walk
* Post-race snacks & Tusayan Fire Department fundraising pancake breakfast
* Free beer after the race with discounted pours at the TFD Beer Farden

* Aid stations at 4, 8, and 12, with menstrual products at Mile 8

* 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.

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

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 post-race survey

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