Medal design for the Lake Powell half marathon
Medal design for the Lake Powell half marathon

Lake Powell Half Marathon

Lake Powell Half Marathon

October 12, 2024  |  Page, Arizona

October 12, 2024  |  page, arizona

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With stunning views of Lake Powell, the Vermillion Cliffs and red rocks all around- this fun course features a super runnable trail that even the newest trail runner will enjoy!
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Race Day

Expo & Bib Pickup

Quick Info
  • Paved P2P course with trail section
  • 73° / 50° F
  • Page Airport (PGA) and more airports
  • No wheelchairs or strollers
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Set your clocks to Mountain Standard Time (UTC-)

This event is based out of Page, AZ and uses Mountain Standard Time or Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7). However, Page is near the border with Utah and your digital devices may jump in-between those two time zones as Utah observes daylight savings time and Arizona does not. We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.

Get to Know Your Half Marathon Course

  • Mixed terrain course
  • 1.5 Mile trail section
  • Elevation Gain: 611 ft
  • Max Elevation: 4,3861 ft

Map & Elevation

Course Description & Notes

The Lake Powell Course features some really spectacular views of the lake. Starting at the John C. Page Park in Page, AZ and ending nearby the Stateline boat ramp, this is one of the fastest courses in our race series. It is also the first race to feature a trail as part of the course.
 
The first 3 miles are on pavement which circles a portion of the town before getting onto the Page Rim Trail (approx. mile 3.75). This short trail section allows for stunning views of rock formations and glimpses of Lake Powell! There are areas on the trail portion with loose sand and some ups and downs on slick rock. Please be cautious. At about 5.75 miles in, runners will return to pavement before heading downhill toward the bridge that crosses over Glen Canyon Dam. The course then heads north into the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to finish near the Stateline boat ramp on Lakeshore Drive within the park's boundaries.

*Note: Due to the deep sand as well as rough slick rock sections of this course, strollers are not allowed.

Time limit
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.

Finish Line Location
The finish line will be located within the National Park boundaries. However, it's exact location is dependent on current water levels in Lake Powell. The final location will be communicated before the race date and will still be within walking distance of our event parking lots along Lakeshore Drive.

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Trail Section

This is a majority paved course. However, the 1.5 mile trail section is single track and includes some loose sand and slickrock. Be prepared for some added resistance during this section!

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Course Markings 

We will have a variety of course markings for this event. They include pink reflective ribbons and additional signage to keep you on track. (click the image to expand)

Course Difficulty

  • 30% Difficulty
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Factors:
Paved downhill course with 1.5 miles of single track trail


Training: 

We recommend training on pavement with extended downhill and uphill sections. Check out our FREE training guide for the Lake Powell Half.

Aid Stations (Bring your own cup!)

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All aid stations are cup-free so remember to bring your own hydration solution or request a FREE Nathan reusable cup when you register.

Expect 6 fully stocked aid stations on the course near mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. These aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

A medic will be stationed at the aid station near mile 7. 

Cups are not provided on course to help reduce waste.

Additional Details

GET INVOLVED

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Volunteer with Us!

Our amazing volunteers help runners at the race expo, finish line, merch tent, and beyond! Join us for a 3-4hr shift and earn a $50 or $100 credit towards a future race.

Pro-tip: Volunteer at the expo and run the next day OR ask a friend to volunteer and "gift" you the credit (or use it themselves!)

HOW TO PREPARE

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Know Your Guidelines

- Read your race details! Following event rules helps us to put on safe, sustainable events.

- We are a cup-free event! Please stick to reusable water bottles and avoid bringing disposable items to the race.

- Be courteous towards fellow runners on and off the course.

Join the Community

Vacation Races is honored to have a community of runners who actively support one another! We highly recommend joining one our Facebook groups to get input from other runners, share stories, and learn about the latest updates.

Lake Powell Half Details

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Race Expo & Bib Pickup

Bib Pickup Options

Choose your preference during registration:

  • Pickup at Race Expo: Recommended! Expos are always the Friday before the race.
  • Pickup on Race Morning: Please avoid. Typically available at the start line.
  • Shipped to your house: $30 fee applies. Available as an add-on in Runsignup until 2 months before the event. 

Race Expo Details

  • Recommended
  • When: Friday, October 11, 2024 
  • Expo Hours: 12:00-6:00pm (MST/PDT)
  • Where: John C. Page Park (Page, AZ)
  • Browse the Expo: Official merchandise like exclusive Hydro Flasks, vendor tents, and race info tent available! 
  • Make S'mores: Chill at the expo and roast marshmallows at our expo campfires from Solo Stove!
  • Bring Your Own Bag: We do not provide bags at the expo. Help us reduce waste and bring your own bag!
Race Day Schedule 
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Schedule Breakdown

The race starts at 6:30 am sharp! We do not start our races late so please get to the start line early. Runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is a 18 minute mile- plenty of time for walkers!

All event times are listed in PDT.

Friday - expo day

TBD (morning 'til evening) - Race expo & bib pickup opens

Saturday - race day!

4:00 am - Finish line parking lot opens

4:45 am

- Shuttles leave from finish line parking to the start line (don't be late!)

- Start line parking lot opens

- Start line bib pickup opens

5:45 am - All cars should be parked

6:15 am - Runners line up & last call for gear check

6:20 am - National Anthem

6:30 am - Lake Powell Half Marathon starts!

9:00 am - Shuttles begin return trips to the start line parking lots

9:15 am - Awards Ceremony (near the finish line)

Arrive early & get ready with us

We encourage runners to arrive early on race morning. Find a parking spot, grab some Summit Coffee or hot chocolate, and listen for updates from our race announcer (they're the one with the megaphone and early-bird energy)!

Set your clocks to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

This event is based out of Page, AZ and uses MST/PDT (UTC-7). However, Page is near the border with Utah and your digital devices may jump in-between those two time zones as Utah observes daylight savings time and Arizona does not. We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.

Parking & Shuttles

Parking and shuttles

Note: Parking lot and shuttle times are approximate based on our standard schedule. Check here the week of the race for final times and always plan to arrive at the start line with plenty of time to spare!

We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. Shuttles will be available for runners parked in the finish line (Pre-race to start line) and at the start line (Post-race from finish line). 

Start Line Parking

Near Page High School and John C Page Park
Lot Open: 4:45 - 6:00 am PDT
In the morning, runners can park in the parking lots (outlined in pink below) near the park and walk to the start line. If you are staying in town and within walking distance of the start we highly encourage you to walk to the start line. We recommend you arrive by 5:30 am. 
Shuttles (back from finish line)

Starting at 9:00 am, shuttles will take runners back to your car near the start line from the finish line. Shuttle trips take some time and you may be waiting for a shuttle for awhile! If you don’t want to wait, then you should park at the finish and take a shuttle in the morning.

Finish Line Parking

Along Lakeshore Drive near the Wahweap Boat Rentals
Lots Open: 4:00 am PDT
There are three event parking lots along Lakeshore Drive (outlines in pink below). Plug "Wahweap Boat Rental" into your GPS and it will take you to the general area of the finish line. Then follow the signs for event parking. Check the parking maps below for more area landmarks.
If you choose to park near the finish line, you must get there early in order to have time to ride the shuttle to the start line. We recommend being there at 4:00 am
Shuttles (to start line)

Shuttles leave at 4:45 am! This is the only departure time from the finish line lots, so arrive early and do not miss them.

Staying at the Lake Powell Resort? You should plan on driving (or walking) to the finish line shuttle pickup (which is only 1 mile away from the resort).

Drop Off 

Runners can be dropped off near the start line (Exact location marked in green arrows below). Please complete all drop-offs before 6:00 am, when the parking lot closes!

Start Line Map

Aerial map of parking lots near John C Page park in Page, Arizona

Finish Line Map

NOTE: The exact location of the finish line depends on current water levels. Parking lots will remain the same.

Aerial map of parking lots along Lakeshore Drive with access to the finish line
Spectators

We welcome spectators back to Lake Powell! Spectators may stand near the start and finish lines. They may also stand along Lakeshore Drive to cheer on their runners before the finish. Event parking lots are open to spectators and runners alike.

NOTE: The race finish line is within the National Park. Entrance fees may apply depending on where you drive.

We recommend downloading the RaceJoy app to track your runner's progress and send them cheers along the way! Once your runner has crossed the finish line, please exit the runner recovery area to avoid crowding. The beverages, supplies, and medical tent at the finish line are for runner use only - thank you!

Zero Waste

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 9. Keep in mind, the exact location of each aid station may vary from race to race. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more. 

All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free Nathan reusable cup when you register

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Race Results and Photos
Race Results

Visit RunSignup for current and past race results.

Runner times are available ~20 minutes after you finish the race. Keep in mind, the results are not official until all runners have crossed the finish line, and have been reviewed by the event director. Because our age group winners are based on chip time, it is possible to cross the finish line before someone else in your age group while still finishing with a slower time than them. 

Top Finisher but missed the awards ceremony? You can request to have your place medal shipped to you!

Got questions about your placement? please email timing@runsum.com.

Photos

Race photos are typically available for FREE via RunSignup the Friday following the week of the race. We will send out an email when they're posted to the album. Past races are available via the link

Share your experiences with us! 
Be sure to use #LPHalf in any photos you post from the race or your adventures exploring the park so we can share in the fun with you!

Race Merchandise

Exclusive Lake Powell Half Marathon merchandise will be available both at the race expo and near the finish line! When possible, we'll have race merch for sale in our online store after the race is over. Please allow time for us to add items online.

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