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What Runners are saying…

“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
We are working on this course, which entails the cooperation of  the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  We have two course route options, one of which will be finalized by the end of April and displayed on this website.  Whichever option is chosen, the course will generally cover the last half of the marathon course, ending in Escalante and traversing an amazing landscape … -click here for more information