Cedar City Half Marathon 2018
Half Marathon & Trail Run (4.5k)
The Cedar City Half Marathon is one of the most spectacular downhill closed-canyon runs anywhere and this year it's on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Cedar Canyon is closed to all vehicular traffic and the race starts at 7 a.m. at Woods Ranch.The Cedar Half is a perfect high-altitude trainer for those preparing for full marathons held a few weeks later (Such as the St. George Marathon). This 13.1 mile closed-canyon course is fast. From Woods Ranch at the base of Cedar Breaks National Monument, runners descend from 8,408 feet in elevation (Lat-Long: 37.594145 N, -112.912180 W). to 5,600 feet at the finish line at the Bicentennial Soccer Complex.
Items not picked up by 11:30 a.m. on race day will be taken to the Cedar City Aquatic Center (2090 Royal Hunte Drive) and held for one week. After that time, clothing or other remaining items will be donated to a local charity.Runner's Shirts We will do our best to accommodate your shirt size request, but you must register before July 31, to be guaranteed your size. Sport-Tek shirts sizes for the short sleeve shirt for women and men run true to most sizes and have limited shrinkage.
Coal Creek Trail Run
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 an ambulance will be stationed in the 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 miles
#2 = 4.1 miles
#3 = 6.1 miles
Right hand Canyon Medical = 6.8 miles
#4 = 8.1 miles
#5 = 10.3 miles
Each Aid Station is clearly marked. They will have water or Powerade to hand you in paper cups. Port-a-pottys, garbage cans, clothing bins (at Aid Stations #1 and #2), and blister/band aid kits are also available. Note: If you drop off your clothing at mile markers or along side of the road, we cannot guarantee they will be returned to the finish line.
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.
We recommend picking up your Bib, Official Cedar City Half Marathon Shirt and runners bag on Friday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Cedar City Aquatic Center, 2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive. You can pick up somebody else's bib and packet if you have a copy of their ID (Friday only at Aquatic Center).
Keep in mind that if you wait until Saturday morning, the bib pickup area will be hectic. Each runner must pick up their own Bib (Saturday at Bus pickup/Finish Line)
We will do our best to accommodate each participant, but runner shirt sizes are not guaranteed for those signed up after July 31st.
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.
Buses will begin boarding at 5:30 a.m. and the last one will leave at 6 a.m. (No exceptions).
Transfers or deferments are allowed until 8 days before event (September 1st, 2018) with associated fees and (for medical reasons). For those medically approved, please send an email to CedarCityHalf@gmail.com
Every runner must have registered online and must wear a bib to get on the bus and to run the course. No Bandit Runners are allowed.
Cedar City Half Marathon Map Coming Soon!
September 8 6:00 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than
September 8 7:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start
September 8 7:00 AM MDT - Trail Run Start
September 8 10:30 AM MDT - Last Runner Surrender - Course Closed