Zion Ultra Marathons and Half

Saturday, Apr 21, 2018 at 6:00am

Flying Monkey Trail

A challenging, scenic run through the southern Utah desert adjacent to Zion National Park. 4 distances are offered- a Half Marathon, 50k, 100k, and a 100 miler. the half marathon and 50k on Saturday. The 100 mile course includes 4 steep climbs onto mesas that offer incredible views of the varied geological features of the area.

Schedule:

5am - Last minute check ins
6am - 50k race begins.
7am - Half Marathon begins

Course:

50K- This route begins by heading straight towards and then up onto Gooseberry Mesa, then does the 12 mile loop on top. After dropping back off the mesa, the trail heads west to the Virgin Dam aid station and then to the finish.

Half Marathon- This rugged and scenic route climbs over 1,500ft up onto Smith Mesa via the Flying Monkey trail, then does a six mile loop on top of the mesa, hitting the aid station twice before coming back down to the finish line.

Awards:

The belt buckles (awarded for the 100 miler finishers only) are each hand crafted using organic materials gathered on the course and preserved in resin.  A variety of locally and custom made awards will be provided to the finishers of the other distances..  Each of our awards is unique- you can choose the one that speaks to you.  Special awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for each distance as well.

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