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Lake Powell Half Marathon
October 9, 2021
Date: October 9, 2021
Start Time: 6:30 am (all divisions!)
*The expo and start line parking are both located here. Finish line parking will have shuttles to the start at 4:45am sharp!)
Expo & Bib Pickup
Date: October 8, 2021
Expo Time: 12 - 6 pm (bibs available until 7pm)
Terrain: This is a paved course with 1.5 mile trail section and some slick rock.
Weather: 50° – 73°F
Strollers allowed? No
Disability Friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No
Travel to Page, AZ
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!
The exact address for our race expo and race start line (parking available):
699 S Navajo Dr, Page, AZ 86040
There is no exact address for the finish line lot, but you can find it along Lake Shore Drive near the Stateline boat ramp and Wahweap beach. Look for the a large parking lot and follow signs for the event.
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
We’re happy to have Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas hosting us again! 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! Rooms are limited, so book today!
***Please make sure to book the Wahweap location - Bullfrog is a few hours away***
Special Rate- use the promo code MARATHON
Traditional Guest Rooms: $172++, Lake View Guest Rooms: $202++ per room, per night.
Valid for dates booked from October 6th-11th, 2021.
*Promo code valid until 9/29/21 or until rooms sold out - whichever comes first.
Camping Options - Lone Rock
The nearest campground is at Lone Rock. The cost is $10/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.
Additional Hotel Options
We've partnered with Booking.com to search for the best hotel options in the area.
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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!
We are determining the best way to have runners participate in this club - please stay tuned for more info!
If you've run any of our National Park half marathons before, you may be familiar with our "club hikes" and "trifecta" programs. The "Explorer Club" series is our new iteration of this idea! We want you to have as broad or as deep of an experience of our National Parks and their surrounding areas as possible. We have created a scavenger hunt made up of all kinds of adventures and experiences you can have here at Lake Powell.
The challenge consists of activities that fit into 6 categories: History, Hiking, Explore, Food/Dining, Education, and Stewardship.
Each activity is worth points towards a Lake Powell Explorer badge! They are worth a different number of points based on difficulty and you can choose which to tackle based on your interests. Whether you have an afternoon or a week at the park, you should be able to plan an amazing itinerary with these suggestions!
Ready to join the Explorer Club? Here's how!
Download the Spark Challenges app
- Sign up in the app and join the correct Explorer Club for your park. The club should be available online 1 week before the race.
- Search the listed activities and total up 1500 points within 7 days of this race.
- Submit 1500 points worth of activities and you'll automatically become an official Explorer Club member! We'll send you an official badge in the mail.
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.
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TIME ZONE NOTE: Bib pickup and the race takes place in Page, Arizona. However, this city is very close to the border of Utah and your phone may hop back and forth between the two different time zones. All times listed for the event are based on Arizona time (PDT). We recommend manually setting the time on your cell phones, vehicle clocks, etc. to maintain the correct time throughout the event.
Get a feel for the terrain and landscape that await you out on the course!
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.
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
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Course Description and Maps
The Lake Powell Course features some really spectacular views of the lake. Starting at the John C. Page Park in Page, AZ and ending at 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 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.
Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record!
Male Overall: Teo-Sean White 1:12:12 (2019)
Female Overall: Allison Baca 1:25:02 (2019)
Male Masters: James Holt 1:18:37 (2016)
Female Masters: Valerie Ingersoll 1:36:28 (2018)
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 7. 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 HydraPouch when you register.
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 8, 2021
Location: John C. Page Park (Page, AZ)
Expo Hours: 12:00-6:00pm
Bib Pickup Hours: 12:00-7:00pm
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.
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!
4:00 am – Finish line parking area opens
4:45 am – All shuttles depart for start line (do not miss them!)
Start line parking opens
Bib pickup opens
5:45 am – Last call for bib pickup
6:00 am – Parking lots close! Please be parked well before this time to avoid traffic jams
6:15 am – Runners line up & last call for gear check
6:20 am – National Anthem
6:30 am – RACE STARTS! All runners at the start line for a rolling start
9:00 am – Shuttles begin return trips to the start line parking lots
9:15 am – Awards ceremonies
Last minute bib pickup, gear check, toilets, hot chocolate and coffee will be at the start line. Please maintain 6 ft. of distance with others around you as you get ready to start your race.
Parking and shuttles
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 (John C Page Park)
Lot Open: 4:45 - 6:00 am
In the morning, runners can park in the parking lots (outlined in pink) 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)
After the race 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 (Stateline Marina)
Lots Open: 4:00 - 6:00 am
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, 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 6:00am, when the parking lot closes!
We expect to welcome spectators back to Lake Powell this year! Spectators may stand near the start and finish lines. They may also stand along Lake Shore Drive to cheer on their runners before the finish!
NOTE: 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!
As nature lovers, we are committed to keeping our events sustainable and managing negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to send less than one bag of actual “trash” to the landfill after each event. We have managed to meet this goal at events with over 3,000 participants!
Here's how you can help us:
Single-use plastic is a huge source of waste at any public event. We have reduced that impact by making our events "cup-free".
What does that mean for you?
Coolers of Water and Gnarly Hydrate (electrolyte drink) are available at all aid stations, but cups will not be provided on course or at the finish line. In order to stay hydrated, we ask you to bring one of the following:
1. Reusable water bottle
2. Hydrapouch - These light-weight cups clip onto your clothes. You can order one for free when you register OR purchase one at the expo ($10).
3. Hydration pack - These are refillable backpacks meant for running that allow you to access fluid via a built-in straw.
ZERO WASTE CONTAINERS
You can help us reduce trash by sorting disposable items into the appropriate container.
You’ll notice three containers at our events:
Please avoid putting organic waste and compostable items in the wrong bin. It gets gross to sort through.
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 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.