Saturday, November 2, 2024 • Grand Canyon Village, AZ
The Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k is entering its 6th year and is a looping course that takes locals and visitors alike through the beautiful landscape of Kaibab National Forest.
Near the spectacle that is the rim of the Grand Canyon, the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful courses in the United States, located within the wilds of Kaibab National Forest along the Coconino Plateau.
From tree-lined cliffs and historical railroad tracks to incredible wildlife sightings and views of the glorious Grand Canyon itself, this race event will be one that you’ll remember for quite some time.
Challenging and hilly. Starting on the sidewalk near the Grand Canyon Visiting Center, this race quickly takes runners through a nearly 11.5-mile stretch along Fire Road of dirt trails comprising rugged rocks, soft dirt, and some challenging forest roads, finishing on a rolling paved mile on the Arizona Trail path.
Challenging in and of itself, this race course also only provides three aid stations throughout at miles 4, 8, and 11.5. Event hosts recommend all participants come prepared to be self-sufficient, carrying anything they require to remain safe and fueled up.
As for celebrations, many who complete the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon rave about the participant t-shirt and finisher’s medal, for it’s more of a cherished souvenir than an awarded accomplishment to most.
Oh, and be sure to stop into the Beer Garden afterwards!
Race Weather & Climate
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, is nestled on the southern rim of the iconic Grand Canyon. The nearest major city is Flagstaff, approximately 80 miles to the south, providing access to this breathtaking natural wonder and the surrounding national park.
Early November in Grand Canyon Village offers cool autumn weather. Daytime temperatures average around 52°F (11°C), with chilly nighttime lows around 26°F (-3°C). The area typically sees minimal precipitation as it transitions toward winter.
On race day (November 2), the average low is 28ºF and the average high is 50ºF.
Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5k Race Results
Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5k Course Map
See the race route map for the Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5k course map here.
- The half marathon start time is 8:00 AM.
- The 5k Walk/Run start time is 8:45 AM.
- Course closure times are tentative depending on weather and safety conditions.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon & 5k, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $100.00 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $40.00 fee for the 5k Walk/Run.