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Race day has passed, but the memories will last!

Thanks for traveling from near and far to join us in Zion.
We hope you'll run with us again soon!

Check out your Virtual Expo!

Even though we can't hold a full blown expo at the race this week, our sponsors and vendors still want to be a part of your race!

Join us for the FB live virtual expo!

Monday Feb 22 | 11 AM MST

Open your virtual swag bag for discounts from our race vendors!

Bib Pickup

Drive-thru bib pickup will take place in
Apple Valley, UT
(map) and will go from 12pm-7pm on Friday, February 26th.

Race Guide
The race guide contains the answers to almost any question you may have for the event. Please read it!

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Race Details

Starts: 7:00 am in Apple Valley, UT
Ends: 11:00 am in Apple Valley, UT

Typical Weather: 32–64℉
Course Type: Point-to-point 
Stroller friendly? No
Dogs allowed? No

Registration Periods & Pricing

Early Price: $120 starts May 29, 2020
Regular Price: $145 starts August 17, 2020
Late Price: $165 starts December 7, 2020

Refund Policy
Refunds available during:
•Early Registration: Yes (no fee)
•Regular Registration: Yes ($10 fee).
•Late Registration: No
*Refunds not available due to weather

Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer any time through the race expo ($20 fee). Full policy details.

Want to use a deferred credit? 
Login to RunSignup, click Deferrals, Complete Deferments

Truly a Once In a Lifetime Experience

We wanted to take a quick moment to congratulate you on such a wonderful first race of the year. I know it was not without its challenges, but those just made it all the more memorable experience! Our team has been talking about how this was truly a once in a lifetime experience and regardless of the bitter cold and travel challenges, it was more than worth it seeing Zion in a magnificent blanket of snow! VR 2019 Zion will go down as one of our all time favorite races. My only question is... can you make it snow like that every year? :)

Just a quick update on how VR is impacting our mission at Make A Wish SC... we had 48 runners Run Wild for Wishes in VR events in 2018 and so far have 30 and climbing signed to run in 2019. We’ve raised over $75,000 and climbing since our VR teams inception. That has allowed us to grant an additional 10 plus wishes. That’s 10 children and their families that have been brought joy, hope and encouragement in a very difficult time in their lives. We again can’t thank you enough for being part of our mission and part of our family! We are doing something so wonderful while experiencing some wonderful wishes of our own. Your amazing races in amazing locations and providing the generous in-kind bibs are making this possible. THANK YOU!

Michelle Rice

Experience the Race

Run the beautiful Wire Mesa overlooking Zion. This course is a challenging but incredibly beautiful trail run above the mouth of main Zion Canyon. 

This race has sold out for the last 7 years and we expect registration to fill up fast. Don't miss this chance to run in the desert and run the course on Wire Mesa for this year only.

Runners will park right at the start line, run the race, then have a short 2 mile shuttle back from the finish line to their vehicles. 

Course Map & Elevation Profile

Explore the Park

After the race, discover the park!

Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.

Video courtesy of Amazing Places on Our Planet

Travel Overview

The race expo and finish line will be held in Apple Valley, Utah.

Flying in? Look for flights into: 

  • St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
  • McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC). 

We recommend staying in Springdale, UT to be closest to the park, but La Verkin or Hurricane have lots of options as well and will be more convenient for race morning.

Other good sources for planning your stay include the A to Zion website, and the NPS website

Registration Periods

Stay tuned for our 2022 Zion Half Marathon!

*You can withdraw for a refund during Early Registration (no fee) and Regular Registration ($10 fee). Refunds are not available during Late Registration.

Charity Bibs

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Want to run for a great cause? 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. We primarily fund three project areas including: preservation and conservation of public lands; education around local ecology and stewardship; and the promotion of health and well-being. Learn more about Charity Bibs here!

Race Deferment & Credit

You can manage your deferred credit by logging in to RunSignup, clicking Deferrals, and Complete Deferment. From there you can transfer into another race.

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, and 12. A medic will be stationed at the aid station at or near mile 6. We will have oranges and bananas at mile 10. 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. 

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Training Photo

Free Custom Training Program for this Race!

No matter your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance. We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all skill levels.
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