Bryce Canyon Half Marathon - 2017

PO Box 156
Tropic, UT 84776

Running > Half Marathon, 5k

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Event Description

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon is for all levels of runners.

Enjoy breathtaking views of Bryce Canyon Utah while running. We also have a 5K and a Color Me Fun Race for the entire family.

The Half Marathon and the 5K are both on Saturday July 8, 2017. The Color Me Fun Race and all Registrations are Friday July 7, 2017

Event details and schedule

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

$3,000 in cash prizes will be divided between the top 5 overall male and female runners.


The Half Marathon starts at Ruby's Inn on Hwy 63, Bryce (elev. 7,652 ft.). The course heads north, then turns east onto National Scenic Byway 12. The route descends through Bryce Canyon National Park, through the town of Tropic, and ends in Cannonville (elev. 5,800ft.)


The Half Marathon Race starts at 6:00 am – Saturday July 8, 2017. Runners must finish by 9:00am.

Pricing Schedule

The sooner you register, the more money you save.

Time Frame                    Bib Cost

Dec 15 to Feb 15              $40

Feb 16 to Mar 15              $45

Mar 15 to Jun 30               $50

Jul 1 to Jul 9                     $60


Bib Numbers Issued Friday July 7, 2017


Included with Your Registration

  • Finisher's Medal awarded at the finish line in the runner’s corral at Cannonville Park.

              Starts at 6:00 AM, Finish by 9:00 AM. Those who cannot finish by 9:00 can board the shuttle so that Highway 12 can open both lanes of traffic. (Move to runner information section)

  • Runner’s shirt specifically designed new each year with the lastest fabric
  • Runner’s Corral is stocked with fruit, bagels, water, and chocolate milk                               
  • Disposable timer on the runner’s bib, timed thru Strideracing
  • 8 Water Stations located thru the Half Marathon course, 1 water station for the 5k
  • Porta-Potty Access at most water stations, and other spots along the raceway. Porta-Potty stations at the finish line

                               Shuttle Buses running from Panguitch, Tropic and Escalante. See Shuttle Schedule Info.


Available Separately


  • Saturday Morning BreakfastPancake Breakfast at the Cannonville Park $5, sponsored by the Bryce Lions Club.
  • Friday Night Spaghetti Dinner at the Cannonville Park sponsored by the Scenic Byway 12 Committee.

$8 for age 13 and older & $5 for age 12 and under.

Includes Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Dinner Roll, Salad, and Lemonade.

***Gluten free options not available***

The Schedule

All times are in Mountain Daylight Time. All events take place at the finish line. (Unless noted otherwise)

Friday, July 7, 2017

  • 12:00pm- 10:00pm: Packet Pickup at the Grand Staircase National Monument Visitors Center located at 10 Center St, Cannonville, Utah 84718
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Runner's Spaghetti Dinner - FINISH LINE AREA (Cannonville)
  • 6:00 pm The Bryce Canyon Color Me Fun Run starts in Cannonville, UT.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

  • 6:00am The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon starts on Highway 63 near Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City.
  • 6:30am The 5K Run / Walk starts at the Northeast corner of the Cannonville Park.
  • 8:00am Awards Ceremony begins
  • There will be shuttle busses available at the finish line to assist in returning to Panguitch, Ruby’s Inn, Tropic, and Escalante

Packet Pickup

During the registration process, you purchased tickets instead of bib numbers. You can see your tickets by logging in to the registration area again. Feel free to change details on the tickets. Editing will remain open until Thursday July 6, 2017

If you are not able to make it to packet pickup in person, please notify us at with your name and the name of the designated packet recipient.

Course Information

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon starts near the intersection of Scenic Byway 12 and Highway 63 the road into Bryce Canyon National Park. The course is relatively flat for about two miles (3.21869 kilometers...), then goes downhill for the remaining 11.109375 miles. with the exception of two or three slight inclines.

Half Marathon Water Stations

  • Starting Line water and Gatorade available
  • Station #1- Under the Dump @ mile 2.3
  • Station #2- Mossy Cave @ mile 4.5
  • Station #3- Harmon’s Bus Stop @ mile 6.1
  • Station #4- Pizza Place @ mile 8.4 (in Tropic)
  • Station #5- Mecham Dugway @ mile 9.7
  • Station #6- Dell's Driveway @ mile 10.9
  • Station #7- County Road Shed @ mile 11.9
  • Station #8- Fletcher Driveway @ mile 12.5
  • Finish Line in the Runner’s corral - fruit, bagels, water, Gatorade, chocolate milk and ice cream available!

5K Water Station

  • There will be one water station for the 5K at the half-way point.
  • Participate in supporting our volunteers! Vote for your favorite water station at the finish line! The water station with the most votes is eligible for a prize!

Half Marathon Bus Schedule

Buses will be leaving from the following places going to the Half Marathon Start Line on Highway 63. Shuttles are for runners only.


  • 4:30 a.m. Shuttle leaves from the Prospector Inn in Escalante
  • 5:00 a.m. Shuttle leaves from Zions Bank parking lot in Panguitch
  • 5:00 a.m. Shuttle leaves Cannonville Park
  • 5:00 a.m. Shuttle leaves from State Bank of Southern Utah in Tropic

There will be several shuttles at the finish line after the race to return runners back to these pickup locations.

Shuttles back to Panguitch and Escalante will leave when the shuttle is full around 9:00 a.m.

5K Bus Schedule

  • Morning shuttle schedule leaves from the Half Marathom starting line to the 5K starting line in Cannonville.

                      5:45 a.m. Shuttle leaves from the Half Marathon starting line

                      6:00 a.m. Shuttle leaves from the State Bank of Southern Utah in Tropic

There will be several shuttles after the race to take runners back to these pickup locations.

Shuttles back to Panguitch and Escalante will leave when the shuttle is full around 9:00 a.m.

The Finish Line

The Runners Corral

  • There will be plenty of bagel, water, fruit, chocolate milk and ice cream at the finish line.
  • Music at the Finish Line

Frequently Asked Questions

Are strollers allowed on the Half Marathon course? No. Due to Highway restrictions and for the safety of the runners we are not able to allow strollers on the Half Marathon course. They are welcome on the 5k and Color Me Fun Run courses.

How many water stations so you have, are they the same distance from each other? We have 8 water stations for the Half Marathon and 1 station for the 5k. Please see the Water Station Section for more detail information.

Can I be reimbursed for or defer my registration? Unfortunately we are not able to reimburse the registration price but we are able to defer your registration for 1 year. Please email us at with detailed information.

I would like to advertise with your race, who do I contact? Please email us at for more information.

My age didn’t show up in the results, or I ran under someone else's number because they had to drop out at the last minute, can it be changed to my name? On Friday night at packet pickup or Saturday please notify event staff of the change and we will try to accommodate these changes.

Are shirts available to purchase? At the finish line, previous years shirts are available for purchase at discounted rates. The current year runner’s shirt will be available at full price.

I would like a different shirt size what do I do? On Saturday, runners shirts may be exchanged for a different size, if available. Please alert staff at the T-shirt sales tent.

Where are the results posted? following the race, and our website - Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Where are the pictures posted? On our website - Bryce Canyon Half Marathon. When are they available? Within 24 hours after events.

Can I send someone else to pick up my packet? Yes! Please email us at with details about the designated packet recipient.

How many runners do you have? Approximately 1500



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