Escalante Canyons Marathon

Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k Fun Run

Race Day: October 12, 2019

Cash Prizes

Marathon

$2100 purse — $600 each for overall male and female winners, $300 for each 2nd place winner, and $150 for each 3rd place winner

Half-Marathon

$500 purse — $125 each for overall male and female winners, $75 for each 2nd place winner, and $50 for each 3rd place winner

Race Day: October 12, 2019

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.

Marathon

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 …

Half-Marathon

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) …

What Runners Are Saying

“This is the most brutal  — beautiful! — marathon you’ll ever run.”

~Rich Webb, past  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