Cedar City Half Marathon is one of the most spectacular closed-canyon runs anywhere. Registration is now open for this year's event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.  Runners will be shuttled to the base of Cedar Breaks National Monument at Woods Ranch in Cedar Canyon. The 7 am start time and closed canyon allows runners to hear the sounds of Coal Creek and Aspen leaves quaking as they wind through eons of geologic formations to the mouth of Cedar Canyon. There sandstone pyramids mark the intersection of the Great Basin with the Great Rocky Mountain formations. Runners will transition from Highway 14 to the Coal Creek Trail System running along the creek and going under quaint road bridges to the finish line at Bicentennial Soccer Fields.

 The Cedar City Half is a perfect high-altitude trainer for those preparing for full marathons held a few weeks later, including the St. George marathon.

This 13.1 mile closed-canyon course is one of the nation's fastest as runners decend from 8,408 feet in elevation  (Lat-Long: 37.594145 N, -112.912180 W).  to 5,600 feet at the finish line in Cedar City near the Bicentennial Soccer Fields.

Bus loading will be at Bicentennial Park, next to the finish line by the soccer fields, and will take the runners up Cedar Canyon to the Start Line near Woods Ranch.  

Clothing Bag Pickup will be near the finish line by the refreshments and award stand areas.

Coal Creek Trail Run: is a new addition to the Cedar City Half Marathon race day. We have formally retired the 5K and have introduced the Coal Creek Trail Run (about 3 miles). This race will start on Coal Creek Trail at the mouth of Cedar Canyon and end at the half marathon's finish line at Bicentennial Soccer Complex. Adults and children of all ages (including babies) are invited to attend this run. (Strollers will be allowed). Please note: no medals will be given to those who participate in the Trail Run event. 

Please note: You must register before July 31, to be guaranteed your shirt size. 

Registration Fees

Trail Run

Coal Creek Trail Run

Price Increase in 37 days
Sep 3 - Jul 31 Current Price $25.00
Aug 1 - Sep 5 $45.00

Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Price Increase in 6 days
Sep 23 - Jan 31 $35.00
Feb 1 - Jun 30 Current Price $45.00
Jul 1 - Jul 31 $50.00
Aug 1 - Sep 6 $60.00

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations at approximate 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-mile marks. Each Aid Station will have water and Powerade handed to you in paper cups, a port-a-potty and blister/band aid kits.  

We won't have Goo and other eating products at aid stations. However, bananas, oranges, and other other replenishing foods will be available at the finish line.

You are allowed to bring your own fluids and energy food. 

Each Aid Station will be set up with water in the front and Powerade in the back. 

Bib and Shirt Pickup

Bib and Shirt Pickup will be located at the Cedar City Aquatic Center (2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive) from 10 AM to 8 PM on Friday, September 8. It will also take place between 5 AM to 6 AM at the bus pick-up location (Bicentennial Soccer Fields).


Teams are welcome to participate in the Cedar City Half Marathon! If at least 4 people (up to 8) people sign up, and for a limited time, each person will only pay $35! Teams are welcome to print their own shirts and run for whatever cause they want! Additionally, you may have as many teams as you wish, meaning you may A, B, C teams and so on. 

Parking and Bus Pick-Up Locations

Parking and bus pickup locations

Note: The finish line and Bus Pickup area. 

The finish line will be on the road next to the Bicentennial Soccer Fields (400 West 685 North).

Parking will be in the Bicentennial Softball Field/Exit 59 Skatepark area (665 West 1045 North).

Bus Pickup will be in Bicentennial Soccer Field parking lot near finish line.

Also note that since Coal Creek Road is closed, so access to parking and finish line area is from 1045 North.

Buses will begin boarding at 5:45 a.m. and will leave at 6 a.m.

Transfers and Refunds

Please note: Refunds are not allowed, however, under certain circumstances, deferrements will be accepted. Transfers are allowed, but with associated fees. 

Cedar City Half Marathon and Coal Creek Trail Run Course Map

Please click the following for Cedar City Half Marathon and Coal Creek Trail Run course maps.

Event Schedule

  • September 9 06:00 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than

  • September 9 07:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start

  • September 9 07:00 AM MDT - Trail Run Start

  • September 9 11:00 AM MDT - Last Runner Surrender - Course Closed

Contact Information

Event Location

Cedar City, UT, United States

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