Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
RACE START: 8:30 AM
Bus Loading 7:00-7:30 AM
Runners are transported by bus to the start line at Woods Ranch.
Race Start: 8:30 AM
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).
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.
Race Surrender Time: 11:30 AM - The Utah Highway Patrol will reopen Cedar Canyon to traffic at 11:30 AM, and all runners must be off the Canyon highway (SR-14), by that time. (Note: The last 3 miles of the course are on the Cedar City Trail System).
The Course The crisp canyon air rushes through Aspens and the sounds of water rushing down Coal Creek accompany runners as they wind their way through eons of geologic formations to the mouth of Cedar Canyon. Majestic sandstone pyramids mark the intersection of the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountain formation. This is where runners will transition from SR-14 to Cedar City's spectacular trail system along Coal Creek through Canyon Park, Veterans Ball Fields, and the welcoming finish at the Bicentennial Soccer Complex. Along the Coal Creek Trail System there are three road underpasses allowing runners to avoid street traffic.
Finish Line Every finisher will get their name announced as they approach the finish chute and a friendly high-five, along with a prestigious medal and lanyard on their neck.
Refreshments Under the refreshment tent are water bottles, Chocolate Milk, First Endurance, popsicles, and trays of bananas, apples, and energy bars (gluten free and nut free choices available).
Award Ceremony In addition to overall male and female winners, the top three in each age group will receive a prize, a certificate and announced on the podium. Overall awards start at TBA. and the top three of each age/gender division will be announced throughout the morning (as soon as top three have finished). Be sure to check results at the Awards area located by the Half Marathon backdrop north of the finish line.
Bus loading - 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Runners must park in the Bicentennial Softball Field/Exit 59 Skate-park parking lot and walk south to the Bus Loading area next to the Soccer Complex concession stands (also finish line area). Buses will take the runners up Cedar Canyon to the Start Line and will them drop off at Woods Ranch. There will be warming fires and music playing.
Clothing Bags At packet pickup, runners will be issued a bright green clothing bag. Runners must write their name and phone number on the bag. On Race Day at Woods Ranch, while walking toward the starting line, there will be a pickup truck to place Clothing Bags in and they will be transported to the finish line. Bags will be laid out next to the Soccer Concession stand in alphabetical order (if properly identified). Please do not place any valuables (keys, cell phones, wallets, etc.) in the Clothing Bag.
Miscellaneous items left in the clothing bins at the Aid Stations will be brought to the finish line after Cedar Canyon reopens after 11:30 a.m. Please be understanding that our clothing bin volunteers can't leave their positions until the canyon is clear.
Lost and Found Items Items not picked up by 1:30 p.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 the Cedar City Care & Share.
Runner's Shirts We try to over-order so everyone is happy about their shirt size, but since the shirts are produced a month before the race, we can only guarantee shirt size requests for those who register before July 31. There will be special short sleeve cuts for men and women in Sport-Tek style and are true to most sizes and have limited shrinkage.
$40.00Nov 1 – Dec 25
$45.00Dec 26 – Jan 30
$55.00Jan 31 – May 30
$55.00Now registering May 31 – Jul 31
$65.00Aug 1 – Aug 31
- September 7 7:30 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than
- September 7 8:30 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start
- September 7 11:30 AM MDT - Last Runner Surrender - Course Closed
- Brad Abrams
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