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2017 ESCALANTE CANYONS MARATHON and HALF-MARATHON SET FOR OCTOBER 14! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
“This is the most
brutal — beautiful! — marathon you’ll ever run.” – Rich Webb, past marathon participant and 2016 10-miler participant
“I loved the small community of runners who gathered in a sparsely populated area to run one of the most beautiful roads in the country!”
-Heather Parke Zamora, 2014 participant
“This race was breathtaking — the views and inclines, whew! The volunteers were entirely too kind. Every runner was awesome.”
-Kelsey Lynett, 2014 Participant
MARATHON COURSE – USA Track & field certified
Come and experience races like no others. The Escalante Canyons Marathon and Half-Marathon offer wildly scenic vistas across a landscape of unmatched ruggedness, a course with dramatic topography, pristine air, and a profound sense of serenity. The full marathon course has been certified by the USATF and is a Boston Marathon qualifying event.
The marathon follows Utah’s All-American Scenic Highway 12, which has been called one of the the world’s most beautiful roadways. The race starts in Boulder, Utah, and finishes in Escalante. You will experience canyons lined with majestic sandstone cliffs, the famous Hog’s Back ridge, and the spectacular Calf Creek Canyons. After crossing the Escalante River, you’ll climb through rich red rocks that lead to unique limestone slickrock hills and washes … -click here for more information
The half-marathon follosw the last half of the marathon course You will find the first three miles of the course to be a challenging uphill run through some of the most amazing slickrock vistas in Escalante Canyons, followed by a long downhill stretch to the finish line through sagebrush rangelands bounded by a background of cliffs (the “staircase” of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument) … -click here for more information