Half Marathon In Bryce Canyon
Do you or anyone you know want a good run? Then give this race a thought, the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon! If you are into competing in marathons or even just an avid runner, why not do it in one of the worlds most beautiful settings, Bryce Canyon? This half marathon could just give you more great reason to head to Bryce Canyon this year to see the park!
This great half marathon takes place July 12, 2014, and is in the prime time of year to be in the Bryce Canyon area. With all of the great summer weather, the things to explore see and do, why not add this to the list this summer? If the incentive of the marathon, or the beauty of this area is not enough, maybe the $3,000.00 in cash and prizes will bring you here. The cash and prizes will be awarded and divided up between the top 5 male and female runners of the event. To register, please follow this link: Register
Where Does The Bryce Canyon Marathon Start?
It starts at the Famous Ruby’s Inn, just off Highway 63 (Utah), in Bryce at 6: 00 am MST… This course starts at Ruby’s Inn and continues North to the main highway, where runners will take a right turn (heading East) onto Highway 12. As runners follow Hwy 12 east they will enter into Bryce Canyon while descending down into the town of Tropic Utah. All along the route people will see the diversities of this world famous geological wonder. On the route, runners will be able to see some of the most famous and scenic parts of Bryce just off the Mosey Caves trailhead. Keep in mind those who run it will be running through the route where tourists come from all around the world to see these same views.
Once runners have made it through the drop 1,800 feet into the valley floor below, they will see many rolling farms and valleys heading into Tropic, Utah. Once in Tropic they will continue on Hwy 12 until they get to Cannonville, Utah. The Bryce Canyon Marathon starts at 7,652 feet of elevation and descends 1,852 feet in elevation to 5,800 ft. in Cannonville. With average daytime July temperatures at 78 degrees, you could not ask for more ideal temps.
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Alternatives to the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon
If you are not interested in the Bryce Canyon Half Marathon, there is also a 5k run/walk and a Color Me Fun Run. These two options are a lighter, but a fun way to get out and have a great time in the Bryce Canyon area. The 5k run or walk is a good option for those who want to compete for cash and prizes and are looking for a shorter distance route.
Color Me Fun Run is on July 11th 2014 and it starts at 6:00 pm. This is a very easy walk, roll, push strollers, or run on only a 1 mile route. This race is based around supporting the Bryce Canyon Music Camp and all precedes benefit local musicians. Please remember that this is a fun event, and you will be blasted by colors from the bystanders. If you would like to participate but not enter, you can still throw the color on friends and family as they pass by for just $5.00.
For more information on the Bryce Canyon Marathon, the 5K Run and Walk, and the Color Me Fun Run click here: BCHM