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ECM RACE UPDATES Please check the Race Info page for full race information! RACE DAY FORECAST: Sunny and breezy with lows around 40ᵒ F and highs around 70ᵒ F. Sunrise is at 7:30, with a full moon on race day! RACE PACKET PICKUP FOR MARATHONERS AND HALF MARATHONERS:...

Food

As noted before, this year’s ECM races are being run in conjunction with a new event,  Escalante Heritage Days.  Because of this, the pre-race dinner will be more along the lines of typical southern Utah fare than the traditional pasta dinner. That said, I...

ESCALANTE CANYONS WEATHER FORECAST

Today we're in the middle of a cool, rainy spell in the Escalante Canyons, and the clouds are hanging low over the Boulder Mountains and the Grand Staircase cliffs.  This is welcome, because we've had such a dry year here.  But importantly for next...

UPDATE ON PACKET PICKUP AND PRE-RACE DINNER

A week out, I know from personal experience that this is when you want to firmly confirm the details on packet pickup and race logistics.  I’ve updated the Race Info page, but to focus on packet pickup ... This year, you can pick up your race packets – which will...

ESCALANTE HERITAGE DAYS

We are honored to report that this year we’re holding the Escalante Canyons Marathon races in concert with the inaugural Escalante Heritage Days.  What this means for our runners and families and friends is that the pre-race dinner and registration will be...

FALLING FORWARD

With October 13 and the Escalante Canyons races approaching, we join our runners in anticipation of a wonderful event.  Forging ahead, though, I want to share an experience we had in the aftermath of last year’s Escalante Canyons Marathon.  As always, race...

SUNRISE and START LINE TEMPS

At 7:23 this morning we witnessed an exquisite Escalante sunrise, and I hope it will be like this at the marathon start line on Saturday.  High clouds, all the warm colors against a blue background, cool and energizing. Temperatures are likely to be cool for both...

WHETHER THE WEATHER

On this glorious Sunday in Escalante Canyons country, we’re hoping that those of you who will be joining us next weekend will be lucky enough to likewise enjoy the very best of fall here.  Each year we fret about whether the fall colors will be at their peak,...

RACE DEDICATION

I was reminded recently that this year's race date, October 14, is also the birthdate of both my grandfather and his oldest child, Nora.  My mom (now 93) is the youngest of Granddad's 14 children, and in talking with her, I saw how much it would mean to highlight...

10 DAYS AND COUNTING!

Dear runners, I've been meaning to post an anticipatory blog forever, but intentions that don't translate into action are meaningless, right?  And those of you who've been training for this challenging event know better than anyone how important it is to make...

2-for-1 REGISTRATION FIRST TWO WEEKS OF AUGUST!

We're happy to announce that for the next two weeks, until August 15th, you and a friend (or family member!) can register for either the marathon or half-marathon for the cost of a single registration. To take advantage of this promotion, apply the discount...

WELCOME TO THE 2017 ECM!

As we prepare to update the website for this year, we want to welcome everyone to the sixth annual running of the Escalante Canyons Marathon, scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017. We also want to announce the inaugural run of the Escalante Canyons...