Lake Powell Half Marathon
12 October 2019
Runners who love desert and lake views that go on for miles will love the Lake Powell Half Marathon, which leads runners on a point-to-point course from Page, Arizona to the marina at the Arizona-Utah border.
Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRunThe course starts in Page, AZ at the city park. There is tons of parking near the start. We recommend parking at one of the high school parking lots. Additionally, there are a number of local hotels that are within walking distance. Easy.The course runs near the airport and through some residential neighborhoods for the first 3 miles, you get some great views when you get near the airport, but ultimately, it is still running in neighborhoods.Mile 3.5 is when things get awesome. There is a single(almost double) track trail that runs out along a mesa in Page called the “Rim Trail” and gives you really spectacular views of the lake. Any spectators with boats may want to head East of the Dam around Antelope Island to cheer on runners from the water.After about 2 miles on this trail, the course gets back on the road and drops down quickly to the highway about a half mile south from the bridge. You cross over the bridge(awesome) and after a small incline you turn onto Lake Shore Drive. So freaking pretty.You run along lake shore drive and turn towards the hotel once you get near the marina. At the hotel, you get onto a running path for the last mile of the race. With about a half mile left you can see the finish line and your fans can see you! We’ll finish at the end of the parking lot very close to the water.
The name of the game at the Lake Powell Half Marathon is “breathtaking views”, with a gradual downhill course along Lake Powell and within national park boundaries providing gorgeous views from downtown Page to the marina at the Arizona-Utah state border. Once runners have crossed the bridge, the entire second half of the course continues on Lake Shore Drive until reaching the finish line at the state border.
We will have plenty of parking to accommodate all of our runners. There will be parking at the START LINE and THE FINISH LINE. If you park at the start line there will be shuttles after the race taking you back to the start line (though there may be a wait). If you park at the finish line before the race, there will be shuttles taking runners to the start line.
The time limit for the half marathon is four hours, which means runners and walkers (who are welcome to participate) will need to maintain an 18-minute mile throughout the race. Race organizers note that runners should be aware of the time, as Arizona does not participate in Daylight Saving Time and mobile clocks have been known to get confused near the Utah border. The race begins at 6:30 AM sharp, Arizona time.