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Transfers or deferments are allowed until Wednesday night (for medical reasons). For those medically approved, please send an email to to see if there is someone who can buy your Bib.  

Every runner must have a Bib and regisgtered online. No Bandit Runners are allowed.
You must have a bib to get on the bus and at the starting line to participate.

Packet Pickup
We recommend picking up your Bib and Shirt on Friday at the Cedar City Aquatic Center 2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive.
You can pick up someone elses bib and packet if you have a copy of their ID (Friday only at Aquatic Center).
Saturday morning pickup will be hectic. Each runner must pick up their own Bib (Saturday at Bus pickup/Finish Line)
Runner shirt sizes are not gauranteed for those signed up after Aug. 15.


Cedar City Half Marathon is one of the most spectacular downhill closed-canyon runs anywhere. This year's event is 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.

Before the race begins at Woods Ranch, there will be a truck that runners can place their CCHM Bags and other belongings into and they will be laid out north of the finish line refreshment tent. Please write your name and phone number on your bag.  Please to not place anything in bags that you couldn't afford to not have when you arrive (keys, cellphones, wallets, etc.).

The Intermountain Cedar City Hospital Trail Run begins near the Coal Creek bridge at the mouth of Cedar Canyon.  It is a 4.5K run along Coal Creek, crossing under streets all the way to the finish line at Bicentennial Soccer Complex.

Runners will find aid stations at approximately every 2 miles with cups of water and Powerade and blister supplies.  Ham operators are at each station to report emergencies and ambulance will be stationed in canyon at turn off to Right-hand Canyon (approximately 6.8 mile-mark for runners).  
Here are the distances at which aid stations are placed as the runner goes down Cedar Canyon:
#1 = 2.5
#2 = 4.1
#3 = 6.1
Right hand Canyon Medical = 6.8
#4 = 8.1
#5 = 10.3

 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 presented by Intermountain Cedar City Hospital: 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 (Men's sizes especially). Shirts sizes this year for the short sleeve shirt for men and women run true to most sizes.

Registration fees

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
  • Half Marathon

    1. Closed
      Sep 24 – Jan 31
    2. $45.00
      Feb 1 – Jun 30
    3. $50.00
      Jul 1 – Jul 31
    4. $60.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 6
    5. Closed
      Sep 6 – Sep 8

Trail Run Closed

Registration closed
  • Coal Creek Trail Run

    1. Closed
      Sep 24 – Jul 31
    2. $45.00
      Aug 1 – Sep 6
    3. Closed
      Sep 6 – Sep 8

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).

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations spaced out at 2 mile intervals: #1 at 2.5 mile mark, #2 at 4.1, #3 at 6.1, #4 at 8.1, #5 at 10.3 and #6 at 11.8-mile marks.

Each Aid Station will have water and Powerade handed to you in paper cups. Also available are port-a-potty's, garbage cans, clothing bins (at #1 and #2), and blister/band aid kits.  

We won't have Goo and other eating products at aid stations. However, bananas, oranges, Great Harvest Energy Bars 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. 


“Teams are welcome to participate in the Cedar City Half Marathon! If at least 4 people (up to 8) people sign up at the same time. 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

On Race Day morning please ensure you have your bib pinned on, your clothing bag and plenty of energy. Please leave all valuables locked up.

It will be dark at the bus pickup area, which is adjacent to the Finish Line area on the east side of the road (next to the Bicentennial Soccer Fields at approximately 400 West 685 North --

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

Note that access to parking and finish line area is from 1045 North and not from the Cemetery side.

Please get on the bus nearest the start line in front. As soon as buses are full, they will take you to the Start Line at Woods Ranch where you'll find warming fires.

For those who hadn't picked up their bib number on Friday, there will be a check-in desk 5:15-6 a.m., near the Soccer Concession stand. Follow the signs and the lights. If there is time you'll receive a runner bag and a shirt (can't gaurantee your size at the Saturday morning pickup, but there will be a t-shirt exchange of unworn shirts following the race by the refreshment tent).

Buses will begin boarding at 5:30 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 6:00 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than

  • September 9 7:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start

  • September 9 7:00 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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