Explore wild red rock canyons and trails in an unforgettable trail running event. The race is located just a 2 hour 35 minute drive South of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Run through several unique canyons connected by remote sections of the Paiute ATV trail. There are three distances to choose from: a 13 mile half-marathon, a 26 mile marathon, and a 50 mile ultramarathon. The evening before the race, there will be pre-race pasta feasting during packet pickup at the Days Inn (partner hotel) in Richfield. Those traveling to the event can also stay at an available field for free camping. Racers will receive a long-sleeve tek shirts and awesome finisher medals . Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each distance division.
Course summary: the half-marathon runs a loop in the "Red Hills" West of Richfield. The Marathon distance does most of this loop, plus extends up higher on the mountains to double the distance. The ultramarathon will do a 24 mile loop around Table Mountain, and then completes the marathon course. More details on the "Course" page.
With a date changes to the Utah Deer Hunt in 2018 on the Phavant Mountain Range, the race weekend in 2018 has been moved up a couple weeks to avoid the same weekend. There will be a staggered start to the marathon and half-marathon distances to avoid congestion as runners enter a slot canyon and climb a ladder at 2 miles into the run. This is why you will see multiple options for these distances as you register on ultrasignup.com. The marathon will start at 7:00 AM (so no need for headlamps) & 7:10 AM. The half marathon will start at 7:30/7:40/ 7:50 and if needed 8:00 AM. The ultramarathon starts at 6:00 AM, and head or hand lamps are recommended the first hour, and required if going to be on the course after 7:00 PM.
Because of awesome slots canyons at the beginning of the race, space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot for this unique race.
Take a photo tour of the course.
Gary's Shoes is providing gift certificates to the male and female winners of each distance
CJF helps create good sustainable jobs for disadvantaged young adults in Cambodia through several programs. To support the good work they do, 10% of race profits will be donated to this 501c3 non-profit.
Hammer will be providing endurance products for all participating athletes.
Partner hotel in Richfield, just 5 blocks from the start/finish.
2018 Registration now open
Click for a description of the amazing canyons and trails covered in the run.
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An annual 65 mile, 6-person relay race starting at Fishlake and ending in downtown Richfield.
2017 Marathon Course run-through
5 minute video of the 2016 preview running
Note, the race now runs along the rim of Cottonwood Canyon (your ankles will thank you), rather than in the stream at the end of this video.
The spectacular lands of the Fishlake National Forest and their permission makes this race possible