Race Day

RACE DAY: April 1, 2017


Race Day Parking & Shuttles

Pre-Race: All race parking will be at Zion Mountain Ranch. We will have shuttles going from there to the start line for runners before the race from 4:35-6:15 am. The parking lot opens at 4:00 am. We cannot stress enough the importance of arriving early to the parking lot. The last shuttles will leave for the start line at 6:15 am. DO NOT BE LATE.

The parking lot only has one entrance leading to it from Utah Highway 9 in Mt. Carmel, UT. Remember that if you are driving from Springdale or Kanab, etc. you will be one of thousands of runners trying to arrive race morning. Plan on an additional 30-40 minutes travel time on race morning, and expect traffic.

Drop-off: Runner drop-off is located at Zion Mountain Ranch. Do not drop off runners at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch as this will cause congestion at the start and could delay the race. If you are dropping off a runner at Zion Mountain Ranch, you must remain in your car and immediately leave after your runner is dropped off. If you’re planning to park and wait for a shuttle to the finish line, then please park and then let your runner out. Any stopping at the ranch entrance will only cause more delays. Please note that spectator shuttles to the finish line will start at 7:15 am.

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Post-Race: Once the race is started, we’ll have shuttles going from parking to the finish line for spectators. Shuttles will continue running back and forth from the finish line to parking until the race is over.

For those staying at Zion Ponderosa, we’ll also have shuttles going from the finish line back to the resort. Please note, this shuttle is only for those staying at Zion Ponderosa. There is no event parking or drop off at Zion Ponderosa.

There will not be shuttles taking runners from Springdale to the race start or finish. If you plan to stay in Springdale, expect about an hour drive race morning and provide your own transportation.

Schedule Breakdown

4:00 AM – Parking at Zion Mountain Ranch opens!
4:30 AM – Race-day bib pickup opens.
4:35 AM – Begin loading start line shuttles/First prize raffle.
6:00 AM – Parking at Zion Mountain Ranch closes.
6:15 AM – Last shuttle leaves for start line.
6:45 AM – runners line up/last call for gear check.
6:55 AM – National Anthem!
7:00 AM – race starts!
9:45 AM – awards ceremony starts.