Top 2019 Female 1/2 marathon finisher
Spenser rocking the 50 miler win in 2018 with 9hrs22min.
Partner hotel in Richfield, just 5 blocks from the start/finish.
Update 1-Oct-2019: Congrats to all 2019 racers! It was an epic day. We missed the moisture of two nearby storms, but the storms created strong winds the entire day. Tremendous effort and performance by so many. Photos and times will be posted this week.
Explore wild red rock canyons and primal trails in this unforgettable run. There is a new 50km distance this year, that runs through 5 different canyons, and along the rim of an amazing 6th! The other distances run in and around these same canyons.
The race is located in Richfield, Utah, just a 2 hour 35 minute drive South of the SLC International Airport. Participants 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.
Race date is Saturday, September 28th, 2019.
Elevation gains & time limits
* Half Marathon 2576 feet / 785 meters (time limit 6 hours). Starts at 8:30. In 2019, it will be just under 14 miles, but will hit the entrance to Cathedral Canyon.
* NEW! 50km 4725 feet / 1440 meters (time limit 12 hours). Starts at 7AM
* 50 Mile Ultra 6552 feet / 1997 meters (time limit 16 hours). Starts at 6AM This is a modified route from previous years. See the overview maps below, or the "Course" page for more details.
All distances race on the dry streambed of Dairy Canyon, a very unique narrow slot-like canyon. This canyon has several boulders and one ladder. The ultras hit this after their first 20+ mile loop, while the the half-marathon hits this at just 2 miles into the run. The half-marathon will have small staggered starting waves to avoid congestion at the ladder.
The brand new Pahvant Trail System just completed it's first summer of construction of mountain bike trails. So in 2019 there are a couple amazing new single-track mountain bike sections that parallel the previous years course routing. So expect to hit a couple of great new single track trail sections.
Hammer will be providing endurance products for all participating athletes.
2017 Cathedral Canyon Loop (marathon) run-through
Start of a Half Marathon wave in 2018
Gary's Shoes provides gift certificates to the male and female winners of each distance
5 minute video of the 2016 preview run
An annual 65 mile, 6-person relay race starting at Fishlake and ending in downtown Richfield.
The local Richfield Bottling Plant provides drinks for runners
The 1/2 marathon will be 14 km in 2019 (instead of the standard 13.1) in order to hit picturesque entrance to Cathedral Canyon.
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.
The 50 Mile Course for 2019. This is a modified course from previous years, with several new sections.
NEW! 2019 50KM course
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The spectacular lands of the Fishlake National Forest and their permission makes this race possible
Assorted 2018 Race Photos (above)
Click here for 2018 Racer Photos (in Facebook)