Cedar City Half Marathon 2019
10th Annual - Run the Canyon
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Bus Loading 5:30-6 a.m.
Runners are transported by bus to the start line at Woods Ranch.
Race Start: 7 a.m.
The 10th annual running of the Cedar City Half Marathon down Cedar Canyon will feature plenty of pleasant surprises and one of the most spectacular downhill closed-canyon runs ever.
Whether it's the sound of Coal Creek, a pair of bagpipers standing on Leap Rock in the narrow part of the canyon, enthusiastic aid station volunteers, or an energy-pumping rock band urging you to finish strong—the focus of the "Cedar Half" has always been on a quality runner experience over quantity.
It's rare to run a half marathon or a canyon without worrying about traffic. You'll have the roads and trails to yourself in the Cedar Half. On race day, Cedar Canyon is closed to all vehicles and at the mouth of Cedar Canyon all runners will transition onto Cedar's magnificent trail system all the way to the finish line.
Note: For the 10th Annual run in 2019, there will be no Trail Run (4.7k).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.
Runners will find aid stations at approximately every 2 miles with cups of water and Powerade and blister supplies. Ham operators and minor first aid nurses or athletic trainers are at each station to report emergencies. An ambulance will be stationed at the finish line and on call for other areas on the race route.
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 Turnoff Medical = 6.8 miles
#4 = 8.1 miles
#5 = 10.3 miles
Each Mile Marker and Aid Station is clearly marked. They will have Water or Powerade to hand you in paper cups. Port-a-pottys, garbage cans, clothing bins (only at Aid Stations #1, #2 and #3). Blister/band aid kits and Vaseline are also available at each Aid Station. Each Aid Station will be set up with water in the front and Powerade in the back.
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 Gu and other eating products at aid stations. However, bananas, oranges, Great Harvest Energy Bars and other other replenishing foods and beverages will be available at the finish line.
You are allowed to bring your own fluids and energy food.
We recommend picking up your Bib, Official Cedar City Half Marathon Shirt and runners bag on Friday, Sept. 6 from 1 p.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 14 days before event (August 24, 2019) with associated fees and (for medical reasons). For those medically approved deferments to 2020, 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.
September 7 6:00 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than
September 7 7:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start
September 7 10:00 AM MDT - Last Runner Surrender - Course Closed