Canyon Runs

8 Canyon Runs to Add to Your Race Calendar

There may be no more scenic race experience than a canyon run. Here are eight events perfect for getting you out of the city and running in some of the most beautiful terrain in the country.

Deseret News marathon/10k

Salt Lake City, Utah - July 25, 2011

It's not often your find a race with this much downhill running. The course descends an incredible 3,200 feet, most of it in scenic Emigration Canyon, and features some challenging hills to put your skills to the test. Learn More

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Sizzler 49er Canyon 10 Mile Run, or 10 Mile Relay, or 1.5-Mile Walk

Auburn, California - September 5, 2011

Christian sports fitness was never this much fun. This combo walk/run/relay features beautiful trails and fun for the whole family. Learn More

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Run The Canyon Marathon & Half Marathon

Riverside, California - August 21, 2011

An event guaranteed to make you sweat. Each race features loops on a challenging single track along scenic, wide trails. (Just don't forget your water.) Learn More

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Malibu Canyon Dirt Dash (5k/10k Trail Run + Mud Run)

Malibu, California - September 24, 2011

Get ready for some fun in Malibu. The 5k/10k trail runs, along with a newly added mud run, take place at The Salvation Army Camps, where you will find yourself nestled amongst old oaks and evergreens in beautiful Malibu Canyon. Learn More

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Lost Dutchman Marathon Arizona

Apache Junction, Arizona - February 20, 2011

The race is a scenic, rolling, point-to-point, USA T&F certified course that can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Be sure to register early for this popular race. Learn More

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Red Rock Canyon Run

Henderson, Nevada - Flexible Dates

This isn't so much a race as a guided tour designed to introduce runners at all levels to the best routes Las Vegas has to offer. Perfect for vacation travelers or residents who want to spice up their runs. Learn More

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Bryce Canyon Rim Run

Bryce Canyon City, Utah - August 27, 2011

Known as the "most scenic background for your run" this popular event set in world-famous Bryce Canyon in Southwestern Utah offers other-wordly vistas and challenging terrain. Learn More

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Yakima River Canyon Marathon

Selah, Washington - March 31, 2012

This Pacific Northwest point-to-point marathon course offers spectacular views of the Yakima River Canyon. Best of all, the race concludes by following the river downstream into lush orchard and ranch country. Learn More

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