Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k

Nov 2nd

  • Hours8am - 1pm
  • Admission$0-$100
  • Time10:17 AM to 10:18 AM
It's time to hit the trail for the 2024 edition Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon and 5k! Get ready to run or stroll through the stunning Kaibab National Forest, nestled on the Coconino Plateau just a hop, skip, and jump away from the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon South Rim.

The race kicks off in Tusayan, Arizona, where you'll find the start/finish line and all the post-race festivities. The course is within the recently designated Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument.

Get set for a thrilling and challenging course that'll take you on a wild ride under a canopy of trees, past tree-lined cliffs, and under historic railroad tracks. Who knows, you might even be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife!

Once you've crossed the finish line, grab your coveted souvenir medal, relax at the beer garden, and check out the local art show. After you've recover, head a few miles up the road to check out the scenery at the Grand Canyon. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience nature's majesty at its finest!

Supported by the local community, the event takes place in partnership with the Town of Tusayan, the Tusayan Fire Department, the IMAX Visitor Center, the Kaibab National Forest, The Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor Center, and more.

Your donations help support the vital services provided by the two local non-profits: the Tusayan Fire Department and the Grand Canyon Food Pantry.

The event is staged at the IMAX Visitor Center, 450 AZ-64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, about 3 hours from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and 4 hours from Las Vegas.

Check out these sweet event treats:

Snazzy race medal for the first 500 finishers in the 5k and half marathon
Free Children's 5k
A colorful long sleeve shirt to commemorate your epic journey across the trails near the South Rim
Post-event artisan show, with jewelry, art and more from Tribal artisans and other locals
Tasty post-race snacks to refuel your engine
Free beer to celebrate your triumph, with discounted pours supporting the Tusayan Fire Department
Discounts to nearby tourist activities, because you deserve to keep the fun going! 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.
  • Location Start/Finish at the IMAX Grand Canyon Visitor Center
  • 469 AZ-64
  • Tusayan, Arizona 86023


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From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.