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Run it Kanab

Running Events in and around Kanab

Welcome to Run it Kanab!

Find out about all of the running events in and around Kanab.

Surrounded by stunning natural wonders, it's easy to see why Kanab has become a mecca of marathons and running recreation. Boasting the tagline, "Magically Unspoiled," Kanab residents--and millions of visitors from around the world--agree it's easy to fall in love with the scenery and authentic western charm. 

See below for upcoming races and events. Then come see Kanab's Magcially unspoled landscape for yourself:


Current and Upcoming Running Events



Grab a running partner and run on the red rock rim on the Hog Canyon Trail System above Kanab. Each person will complete two loops, running a total of 13.8 miles each. Runners are encouraged to set up tents and canopies at the Kanab Baseball Complex to use as a rest area between stages. 

WHEN: April 1st, 2016

COST: $90/ team: Fee includes a T-shirt, a medal, S'more party, dinner and entry for prize giveaways. 

REGISTRATION: HogWildTrailRelay.com





Run through the Wild West and experience teh landscape where countless Westerns were filmed. This half marathonn begins in scenic Long Valley (just north of Kanab), winds past the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and finishes up at Little Hollywood Museum in the heart of Kanab.

WHEN: August 20, 2015

COST: $55/runner: Fee includes a T-shirt, a medal, cash prizes for winners, entry for drawing prizes and a post-race breakfast.




The first, and only, self-supported stage race in America! Competitors run 170 miles (273 kilometers) over the course of seven days. The race begins at the majestic North Rim of the Grand Canyon and end at the summit of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument (near Bryce Canyon).

WHEN: September 25- Oct 1 2016

COST: Registration is closed for 2015. The 2016 race is $3200 per person.




Run the same areas at the same time as the G2G Ultramarathon, however complete 108 miles (173 Kilometers) only.

WHEN: September 25- October 1 2016

COST: Registration is closed for 2015. The 2016 race is $2800 per person.




The Grand Circle Trailfest is a 3 day trail-running festival which takes place in the heart of North America's most scenic national parks: Bryce Canyon, Zion, & Grand Canyon. Whether you are a hardcore ultra marathon runner or new to trail running, maybe you are just a supportive spouse or friend (bring the whole family) who doesn't run, the Grand Circle Trailfest has something for you. 

Date - October 13-15, 2016

Registration Options are as follows:
- Full Access Pass (Thur - Sat): covers full participation in all 3 races and complete access to the Festival, and meal tickets for breakfast and dinner Thurs-Sat..
- 2 Days Pass: allows for full participation in any two courses on Thurs, Friday or Saturday and meal tickets for breakfast and dinner for 2 days.
- Or select any of the courses for a 1 day Pass including meal tickets for breakfast and lunch that day. 
- All registrations include full access to all festival activities and an (optional) on-site camping spot with tent if needed.
- Add-ons: For each registration option you can add-on additional camping sites for family and friends. All Festival activities are free for your non-running family and friends. Meal tickets will be available for purchase on-site.



Race individually, or as a four-person team, across the Coral Pink Sand Dunes. This one-of-a-kind desert adventure takes full advantage of the scenic terrain the sand dunes have to offer. With running, fat biking and sand boarding, each runner will complete a three-mile course (but it will feel more like seven or eight because of the challenging, yet beautiful terrain.

WHEN: November  2016 (TBA)

COST:  $50/person ($200/team)  to $65/person ($250/team). Early-bird specials available! Fee includes: "Dune-a-tic" T-shirt and bandana, S'mores party, lunch, dinner, trophies and entry to prize giveaways. 




Hit the trails and leave the world behind at Ragnar Trail Zion presented by Salomon on May 13-14, 2016. Teams of eight (or four) will find their inner wild on three different gritty trails that start and finish at Ragnar Village. The adventure starts on Friday at Zion Ponderosa Ranch, a trail running Shangri-la that sits on 8,000 pristine acres of land bordering Zion National Park. Runners will experience the vast Southern Utah desert landscape as they meander through juniper and pine trees on their way to new plateaus. Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks, and Zion National Park’s famous “Checkerboard” can all be seen from the course. Ragnar Village provides yoga, bonfires, s’mores, live music, entertainment and a party atmosphere that Ragnarians have come to love.

WHEN: May 13th & 14th, 2016

COST: $1120/8-person team ($140/runner), $680/4-person team ($170/runner), $360/8-student (high schoolers) team ($45/runner)

REGISTRATION:  RagnarTrail.com



Run (or walk) with all the favorite ladies in your life to celebrate Mother's Day. This 10K takes place north of Kanab, beginning at the historic Moqui Cave winding through red rock canyons, and ending at the Jacob Hamblin Park where an arts-and-crafts fair will be to shop for some unique Mother's Day gifts.

WHEN: May 

COST: $25-$35/person (early-bird discounts available). Fee includes: pre-race dinner/entertainment, T-shirt, trophies and entry for prize giveaways.



More Events (Information Coming Soon)


ON RAGNAR: May 2017