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Ready for one of our fastest courses in our half marathon series? This is Lake Powell, and you're going to love the red rocks and warm Arizona sun! Marvel at the abundance of red rock and steep banks along the Colorado River. If it's warm, you just may be tempted to take a dip in Lake Powell's cool, refreshing waters.
As you plan your race weekend activities, we want to send you off to Arizona with the Lake Powell Half Marathon Race Guide. It covers everything you need to know for race weekend: from bib pick-up, to race-day parking, to hikes you can complete afterward. You can read the Race Guide and also listen to an audio version of it on our podcast. Together, the print and audio version provide a comprehensive overview of what you need to know for race weekend.
When you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
- Page 2: Full Event Schedule
- Pages 2-3: Bib Pick-up
- Pages 4-5: Course Information
- Page 6: Race day parking, shuttles, & drop-offs
Toward the end of the guide, we share how you can participate in the Explorer Club to get suggestions on what to see and do while you're in the area. When you complete the Explorer Club challenge you earn a special badge (in addition to your race medal) for completing it! Learn more here.
Glen Canyon is part of the immense system of canyons carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. In 1963, the Lake Powell reservoir was created by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam, flooding much of Glen Canyon and its cathedrals beneath water hundreds of feet in depth. “A land of beauty and glory” it was inhabited by in 500AD by the Anasazi and Fremont tribes. There is evidence for Navajo, Paiute, and Hopi use of the area prior to the Spanish arrival in 1540.
Periods of government expeditions, Indian wars, Mormon settlement, gold mining, mineral exploration, and finally, recreational use displaced the native inhabitants. Today, the Navajo Nation remains close by - bordering the area and managing Navajo Nation Tribal Parks.
On race day, you may notice some people with different markings on their bib. If you look at the special indication area of the bib, you may see our Wander Project logo (a small teal circle in the top right corner), they are running as part of our Charity Bib Program.
Charity Bib athletes fundraise for their race registration. They have the option of fundraising for one of our official partners, or they can fundraise for a cause of their choice. It's a great way to add a little extra "oomph" to your running journey and it helps a wide variety of deserving causes.
To learn more about how to run with a Charity Bib or to support some of our existing athletes, visit this page!
- For 22% of you, this is your first half marathon.
- 54% of you said that this will be your first visit to Lake Powell.
- We have runners joining us from 45 states and 5 countries.