Lake Powell Half Marathon
Lake Powell Half Marathon
October 12, 2024 | Page, Arizona
October 12, 2024 | page, arizona
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!
Expo & Bib Pickup
Travel to Page, AZ
Driving To Your Race
Expo Location & Start Line
John C. Page Park
477 Haul Rd
Page, AZ 86040
Stateline Boat Ramp or Wahweap Boat Rental
On the Utah-Arizona border
* NOTE: The exact location of the finish line depends on current water levels. All possible locations are within walking distance to the parking lots along Lakeshore Drive.
St. George Regional Airport (SGU) - 2.45hr drive
Regional and more costly option
McCarran International Airport (LAS) - 4hr drive
A major airport with good rental options
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) - 4.5hr drive
A major airport that passes by the south rim of the Grand Canyon
Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) - 5.75hr drive
A longer drive, but you'll pass right by Zion and Bryce Canyon if you're up for more adventure!
There will be designated parking lots available near the start line and the finish line location.
Shuttles will run throughout the morning to bring runners to and from their cars.
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
There are some great hotel options in the area, but we recommend Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas! They have extremely comfortable rooms right by the lake and excellent on-site dining options. As an extra bonus they’re within walking distance of the Lake Powell Half Marathon finish line!
***Please make sure to book the Wahweap location - Bullfrog is a few hours away***
Camping Options - Lone Rock
The nearest campground to our event is at Lone Rock. The cost is $12/night to camp, which does not include entry fees to the park. There are no marked sites at Lone Rock, you simple show up and find a place to park you car/RV and set up camp!
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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
We realize that the races in this series are out of the way for most runners, and it may be the only time that you visit these breathtaking areas. One of our biggest desires is that you walk away from this event having fully experienced what the region has to offer.
While in the area we encourage you to continue the adventure and spend time in the parks!
Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours provides quality guided tours, sightseeing tours and photographic tours, into slot canyons that are within the Antelope wash basin located on the outskirts of Page, Arizona. The slot canyons reside within the Navajo Nation reservation boundary. The Navajo nation has its own Tribal Park who maintains the slot canyons, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park.
Note: The Navajo Nation has opened many of it's tours to the public with strict safety protocols in place due to Covid-19. We recommend checking their site for tour information so you are prepared!
The canyon is located just east of Page, Arizona. It runs north, across Hwy 98, into Lake Powell. In order to enter the canyon you must book a tour through a Navajo tour group. There are Navajo park fees and tour fees as well. There are several options of tour agencies. Our contacts in Page recommended Antelope Canyon Tours. Most we’ve seen have varying rates with children 5 and under being free (some are 6 and under).
There is the Upper Canyon (the most commonly photographed) and the Lower Canyon. Each have their own tour. You should look into it and see which one is more interesting to you.
Rainbow Bridge is located north of Wahweap Bay. Proceed to the mouth of Forbidding Canyon (buoy 49) and travel about 2 miles to a sign that points the way left through a narrow passage. Be careful approaching the dock and go slow. Rainbow Bridge is a 1-2 mile hike from the water’s edge.
Rainbow Bridge can be accessed by private boat or rental. There are also boat tours that leave from The Lake Powell Resort. You may backpack to Rainbow Bridge across Navajo Nation lands; A permit from the Navajo Nation is required.
Horseshoe Bend is a breathtaking overlook at the Colorado River flowing from Lake Powell towards the Grand Canyon. It is a short drive outside of Page (just over 4 miles south) and just a 3/4 mile hike to the overlook! It is such a great thing to see. Seriously, if you come all the way to Lake Powell and don’t go see it, it would be a real waste.
Swim in the Lake
This one is simple. Jump in the lake. Just go for a swim! Go cool off! The water is still warm this time of year, so go enjoy it.
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Visit the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook for a scenic escape. Please use caution!
Note: You are responsible for your safety if you attempt to participate in any of these activities. Always check the weather before starting a hike, and speak with a park or forest ranger for updated information regarding trail conditions, closures, and permits.
Join us for the Lake Powell Half Marathon
Registration Opens: December 15, 2023 @ 8:00am MT
Want to Get Involved?
Sign up for a volunteer shift to support runners and earn a $50/$100 race credit!
We'll reach out to you before the race to choose your specific shift.
Still Have Questions?
Head over to the Frequently Asked Questions to see if we have an answer for you.
Make It a Charity Bib!
Charity bib athletes fundraise for local charity partners - or a charity of your choice!
Once you hit the fundraising goal your Half Marathon registration fee is waived.
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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
Map & Elevation
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.
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.
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!
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)
Paved downhill course with 1.5 miles of single track trail
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!)
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.
Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events.
New as of 2023, YOU choose whether the funds you raise support a WP community partner or an organization that matters to you!
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
Lake Powell Half Details
Come here to prepare for your race!
When you register, we ask you to indicate when you plan to pick up your bib. If your plans change, don’t worry about it. We only ask to help us plan in terms of numbers.
Option #1: Race Expo (recommended)
Race expos are held the Friday before the race. They typically run 5-7 hours, allowing you to get your bib at your convenience.
Option #2: Race Morning (not recommended)
We will have limited race morning packet pickup. We do not recommend waiting until the morning, but if it cannot be avoided - we understand.
Option #3: Shipped Before the Race
There is a cost of $30 if you want to have your bib and shirt mailed to you. We do this as a convenience for runners not wanting to drive to the area early. You can add a shipped bib to your registration until one month before the race by logging into RunSignup, clicking Manage Registration, and Add Ons.
Refunds: Once your package is shipped, you are officially checked in to the race and no longer qualify for our refund, deferment, or transfer options.
Bib pickup @ the race expo
Date: October 12, 2024
Location: John C. Page Park (Page, AZ)
Expo Hours: TBD morning 'til evening
Bib Pickup Hours: TBD
We’ll have our merchandise table set up, as well as vendors, music, and the info tent, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
This is a great opportunity to pick up your bib, check out the area, and meet fellow runners. We'll have a variety of swag from shirts and tanks to our favorite Hydro Flasks and everything in-between.
Bring Your Own Bag
In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste during our races, our expos are bagless events. We encourage you to BYOB (bring your own bag) to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up from the race expo!
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
- 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 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).
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
Finish Line Map
NOTE: The exact location of the finish line depends on current water levels. Parking lots will remain the same.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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