Lake Powell Half Marathon

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!
  • Location: Page, AZ
  • Date: October 9, 2021
  • Terrain: Mostly paved, with some trail
  • Difficulty: Easy (1.5/5)

October 9, 2021

Page, AZ


Mostly Paved


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Race Info

Date: October 9, 2021

Start Time: 6:30 am (all divisions!)

John C. Page Park

Page, AZ

*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)

John C. Page Park

Page, AZ

The Course

Terrain: This is a paved course with 1.5 mile trail section and some slick rock.

Weather50° – 73°F

Strollers allowed? No

Disability Friendly? No

Dogs allowed? No

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.

Course Photos

Get a feel for the terrain and landscape that await you out on the course!


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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!)


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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.

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Lake Powell Half Details

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Course Details

Start: 6:30 am

John C. Page Park

All runners will have 4 hours to finish the entire race from the time they start their run. This is an 18.5 min mile - plenty of time for walkers! 

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.

2019 Lake Powell Half Marathon Course
2019 Lake Powell Elevation Profile

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.

Course Records
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)

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 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. 

Additional Details

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Race Expo & Bib Pickup

Bib Pickup

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!

Race Day Schedule 

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Schedule Breakdown

4:00 am – Finish line parking area opens
4:45 amAll 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 & Shuttles

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).

Drop Off 

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

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Start Line Parking

LP H 21 Finish Line Area 2

Finish Line Parking


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!

Zero Waste

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.

Person using hydrapouch to get water from a cooler

Stay hydrated on the go with a hydrapouch!


You can help us reduce trash by sorting disposable items into the appropriate container. 

You’ll notice three containers at our events:

  • Compostables: Organic goods like banana peels and most food items (without the wrapper please!)
  • Recyclables: Paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel, and glass. Please dump out any liquids into the compost bin BEFORE recycling the container.
  • Everything Else: Non-recyclable food wrappers like from used gel packets and styrofoam. Please dump out any food matter BEFORE throwing away the container.

Please avoid putting organic waste and compostable items in the wrong bin. It gets gross to sort through.

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


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 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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