Covid-19 UPDATE - August 28th
The race is on! There is a COVID update in each section below.
Covid-19 UPDATE - June 25th
Since the onset of Covid-19, the fluid situation has been challenging to predict as many states have started to reopen. Please be assured that if the event does not occur, there will be no cancellation fee and an option for a deferral or refund. In addition, our local organizing committee is working on a successful plan for the 2020 Cedar City Half Marathon, with some adaptations to promote a safe race for everyone. In the meantime, stay motivated and keep training, and we will look forward to seeing you in September!
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020
Bus Loading 5:45-6:15 AM
Runners are transported by bus to the start line at Woods Ranch.
COVID-19 update for bus loading: These buses will be thoroughly sanitized prior to anyone loading them and you will be required to wear a mask while in transport on the bus. There will be a volunteer at the bus door to give you a mask and hand sanitizer to be used prior to loading. If you are attending the marathon with a group of people, please try to sit on the bus with your group.
Race Start: 7:00 AM
The 11th 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, breathtaking views, enthusiastic aid station volunteers, or energy-pumping music with crowds 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.
COVID-19 update for Race Start: Due to social distancing regulations there unfortunately cannot be fires to keep warm at the beginning of the race. We are encouraging all runners to dress in layers. You may place the layers you wish to get back in your bag that you place in the truck to pick up at the finish line. If runners choose to keep layers and shed during the race, these items will not be able to be returned and will be donated at the completion of the race.The CourseThe 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. The Start Line is 1/4 mile up SR-14 from Woods Ranch (Bus Drop Off). This is necessary to get the proper race distance.
COVID-19 update for Course Aid Stations: Once again trying to stay compliant and still continue with having a race you may physically attended, your aid stations will look different this year. There will be no fueling food at aid stations and your liquids will be set out on numerous tables as to allow for acceptable social distancing practices with no hand to hand contact.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).
- Online registration closed
- September 12 6:20 AM MDT - Buses Leave Bicentennial Soccer Fields no later than
- September 12 7:00 AM MDT - Half Marathon Start
- September 12 11:30 AM MDT - Last Runner Surrender - Course Closed
- Event contact
- Megan Anderson
- +1 435-586-2770