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4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k, 2022 ed.

4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k - Tusayan, Arizona, United States. 2022 edition.

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4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k

Information about 4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k, 2022 ed.

Running event name: 4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k

Date and Time: Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 08:00

City: Tusayan

Address: 450 AZ-64 Grand Canyon Village AZ 86023

c/o: IMAX

State: Arizona

Country: United States

Latitude and longitude: 35.974223 -112.126163

About the event:
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-lined cliffs, a cross-cross under historic railroad tracks, and possible wildlife sightings. Don't miss this chance to snag the celebrated race souvenirs then visit the glorious Grand Canyon.

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
Post-race snacks
Free beer after the race
Discounts to local tourist activities

While you’re vacationing at the Grand Canyon National Park, take advantage of all the discounts offered by our friends at the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce and enjoy your visit to America’s most awe-inspiring destination. 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

Do Good! This event raises funds for the Tusayan Chamber and Grand Canyon Food Pantry

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 (F) 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.

Pets Allowed: We love pets but they cannot be on the course during the event.

Want Training Advice? Contact RRCA-certified running coach Tia Accetta at tia@runtucson.net.

A few comments from 2021 participants:

I had an amazing first half marathon trail race experience! Thank you so much!
Best long sleeve tshirt i have got in a while
Thank you for making the medals coasters, they're on my coffee table.
Really appreciated the virtual option! I've done many this year and yours has been one of the best. Registration was clear & the medal and t-shirt arrived in the mail in a timely manner (actually they arrived on race day!).
Comments from past runners:
Absolutely fantastic experience. Everyone was so helpful and friendly...it was an amazing course and event. Well done. -- From 2021 post-race survey
It was a great experience for my first half marathon. The shirt and completion medal were great. All the people who organized and volunteered for the event were supportive and so friendly:) I had a great time!!!! --From 2021 post-race survey

Other notes:
This race takes place a few miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the most celebrated tourist locations in America.

What Else To Do:
After the race, you can relax on a sightseeing tour by vehicle, air, bicycle, or mule. Check out this link for possible tours: https://grandcanyoncvb.org/what-to-do/grand-canyon-tours. Our family (including grandma and two young children) will probably hike and/or run one of the trails at the South Rim after the race, on Sunday morning.

For an easy recovery run, you may enjoy the flatter Rim Trail alongside the edge of the South Rim. The Bright Angel Trail is well-regarded as a tourist-friendly trail, while the Kaibab Trail is more rugged and steep, with no water available. Please remember that all trails into the Canyon are arduous and potentially dangerous, so we recommend that you take all precaution when running in and near the Grand Canyon.
You can find more information on nearby Grand Canyon National Park options here https://grandcanyoncvb.org/national-park-area-info and here https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hiking-for-fitness.htm.

Where To Stay - Six Hotels/Motels in Tusayan -- tell them you are coming for the race and ask for their race discount
Red Feather Lodge - yep RP's legacy is still open an operated by the family. This remodeled family friendly option can offer all the comforts of home - enjoy a beautiful grand entrance, fully remodeled rooms, a workout room, and laundry. Our race crew is staying at the Red Feather Lodge,

Grand Canyon Holiday Inn Express and Suites with 30 beautiful suites.

The Grand Hotel is the only 3-diamond hotel in the region and one of the few area hotels with an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Check for safety protocols.

Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel beautiful rooms recently remodeled with a gorgeous atrium and an incredible mural as you enter the lobby. They also host a local favorite, The Wagon Wheel Saloon.

Best Western Premier Grand

Virtual Race? No

Trail? Yes

Cross country event? No

Multi-stage event? No

Initiatives for children and families: Family-friendly 5k

How to apply and entry fee:
Register at links at www.runtucson.net or directly at https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/GrandCanyonVillage/GrandCanyonTrailHalfMarathon

Half Marathon
$60 through 2021
$75 through May 31
$85 through August 31
$100 September 1 and after

$40 through August 31
$50 September 1 and after

Award Description:
Every participant receives free t-shirt, every finisher received medal. Prize money for top finishers, plus age-group awards.

The first male and female will each receive $250.
Second place will receive $150.
Third place will receive $50.

Course record bonuses of $200 will go to the man and woman who break the male and female course records.

In the Half-Marathon, we're offering a grab-bag of prizes for the top three male and female in 10-year age groups. NOTE: we'll call first-place winners up to choose their awards, then 2nd place, then 3rd place.

In the 5k Fun Run/Walk, first place man and woman overall receive a grab-bag prize, while first place in 10-year age groups will receive awards.

Please note that you must be at the 11:30 am awards ceremony to receive prizes -- age group awards will NOT be mailed.
Half Marathon Men's Record: 1:18:33, Jonathan Hiley, Tequisquiapan, Quetaro, Mexico, 2021

Half Marathon Women's Record: 1:15:51, Shannon Porter, Flagstaff, AZ 2021

5k Men's Record: 17:04, Jeffrey Smith, Grand Canyon Village, AZ, 2021

5k Women's Record: 24: 54 Tonya Kiesow, Williams, AZ, 2021

Dressing rooms:
No dressing rooms or showers available. Local hotels are within walking distance.

Aid stations:
Aid stations in the half marathon at approx 4,8, and 11.5 miles. Water, gels, sports drink.
Aid stations in the 5k at the 1.5 mile mark. Water, gels, sports drink.
Post-race snacks, free beer, discounts to local restaurants.

Website: www.runtucson.net

E-mail: randy@runtucson.net





Contact 1 (name, email, phone): Randy Accetta    randy@runtucson.net   

Contact 2 (name, email, phone): Tia Accetta    tia@runtucson.net   

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4th Annual Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon: 21k and 5k course map, 2022 ed.

# Length Race type Course map and gpx file Terrain type
Race 1 21.1 km
(13.1 mi)
Half marathon 21.1 km course map

3D video animation of the 21.1 km path
Mostly dirt
Race 2 5 km
(3.1 mi)
Non-competitive race Not available About 50% asphalt, 50% dirt

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