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 SLC International Airport. Run through several unique canyons connected by remote sections of the Paiute ATV trail. Those traveling to the event can stay at any number of local hotels, or 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.
Race date is Saturday, September 28th, 2019.
Elevation gains & time limits
* Half Marathon 2515 feet / 767 meters (time limit 5.5 hours). Starts at 8:30AM. In 2019, it will be just under 14 miles, but will hit the entrance to Cathedral Canyon.
* NEW! 50km 4563 feet / 1390 meters (time limit 12 hours). Starts at 7AM
* 50 Mile Ultra 6685 feet / 2038 meters (time limit 16 hours). Starts at 6AM
More details on the "Course" page.
All distances race on the dry streambed of Dairy Canyon, a pretty cool 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.
Take a photo tour of the course.
Gary's Shoes provides 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.
Click for a description of the amazing canyons and trails covered in the run.
An annual 65 mile, 6-person relay race starting at Fishlake and ending in downtown Richfield.
2018 Race Photos.
The local Richfield Bottling Plant provides drinks for runners
2017 Marathon Course run-through
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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
2019 registration opens December 1st
Check back soon for an updated 2019 1/2 marathon GPS profile. It will be a tiny bit longer than this, in order to hit the picturesque entrance to Cathedral Canyon