Zion Half Marathon

Saturday, April 1, 2017 • Virgin, UT • Course Map

Runners get the chance to follow a route with awe-inspiring scenery through southwestern Utah’s canyon country at the Zion Half Marathon, which makes its 3rd annual running along a point-to-point route between the tiny towns of Virgin and Springdale, just outside St. George.

The race is set to start at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. The course will run along N Fork Country road for 5 miles before switching onto a dirt road. At mile 7, runners cross highway 7, heading west towards the park. For the final few miles, participants will be on the trail following the main road and finish at the east entrance of Zion.

The race is open to both individual runners and teams of up to 5 runners each, and organizers plan to limit the number of entrants to a total of 1,500. The scheduled starting time for the race is 7:30 AM, and runners will have 4 hours to finish the race, which is open to both runners and walkers — provided they can finish within 4 hours. Last years running in 2016 saw over 2,250 runners cross the finish line.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Utah’s southwest corner, about 28 miles northeast of St. George and roughly 290 miles south of Salt Lake City, Virgin typically sees cool to mild weather in April, a month that has seen temperatures fall to as low as 15 degrees (in 1955) and rise as high as 89 degrees (in 2007).

On race day (April 1), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 57ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Zion Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM

Course Time Limit

4 hours


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Registration for the 2017 Zion Half Marathon is sold out. Charity bibs are still available as of 10/1/16.

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