Run or walk a beautiful trail half-marathon or 5k in the wilds of the Kaibab National Forest, just south of the breathtaking Grand Canyon South Rim.
This course is a challenging, but incredible, forested run, adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park, with tree-line cliffs, a cross-cross under historic railroad tracks, and possible wildlife sightings.
All runners and walkers receive:
Souvenir race medal, the traditional coaster, custom created by Ashworth Awards
Colorful long sleeve shirt to commemorate your iconic journey through the trails near the South Rim
Free beer after the race
Discounts to local tourist activities
The Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon is a joint partnership between the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Run Tucson, the premier local running company in Arizona.
Bring the Kids! Children and strollers are allowed in the 5k.
Trail Half-Marathon Terrain: half mile start on sidewalk, then 11.5 miles of challenging dirt, including rugged rocky sections, soft dirt, and hard-packed dirt forest roads, with a rolling final mile on the paved Arizona Trail path
5k Terrain: mostly paved Arizona Trail, with about one mile on hard-pack dirt forest road
Difficulty: the half marathon course is challenging for many, with hills and rugged terrain. Top runners finish about 10 minutes slower than road races.
Weather: most likely in the 30's and 40's early morning, with daytime highs hitting 60's - 70's . . . but you never know what early November will bring at 7,000 feet.
Chair Athletes: The 5k would be challenging for chair athletes, while the half-marathon is a rugged course not suitable for chair athletes.