Overall Rating
Overall Rating (85 Reviews)
4.8
(85 Ratings)(85 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.9
SCENERY
4.9
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.4
Run to the lake with one of Vacation Races’ most scenic courses, finishing right at Lake Powell in the gorgeous Glen Canyon Recreation Area! The Lake Powell Half Marathon begins at the John C. Page Park in the town of Page, AZ. The first 3 miles circles a portion of … MORE
Local Weather (Oct 09):
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
 
H (°F) 57 84 85 65 64
L (°F) 31 60 52 46 46
Powered by Dark Sky
Find Nearby Lodging (Hotel, Airbnb, etc.):

Recent reviews

    krmccoy09 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Vacation Races did a wonderful job organizing this race. Everything was seamless and communication was really good before and after. The course was well-marked, beautiful, and mostly downhill. The recorded … MORE

    Vacation Races did a wonderful job organizing this race. Everything was seamless and communication was really good before and after. The course was well-marked, beautiful, and mostly downhill. The recorded podcast about the course was really helpful. The medal was enormous! The race shirt wasn’t great though, and the expo was really small (my only other races were Rock ‘n Roll and Disney which had HUGE expos). I will definitely race with Vacation Races again, and will for sure be doing Powell again! Highly recommend.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    adamg0119 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This race is very well organized and with aid stations set up at very good intervals. The medals are gorgeous. Awesome swag at the expo. A fast track. What really … MORE

    This race is very well organized and with aid stations set up at very good intervals. The medals are gorgeous. Awesome swag at the expo. A fast track. What really makes this race is the view!!!! A view so beautiful you almost forget you are running 13.1 miles!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Lryan10229699 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first vacation race half marathon and they exceeded all of my expectations. The expo and bib pick up was very organized. I bought running sunglasses! The course … MORE

    This was my first vacation race half marathon and they exceeded all of my expectations. The expo and bib pick up was very organized. I bought running sunglasses! The course was tough, but the scenery spectacular! I PR’d!! The recovery food was spot on. We had to wait foe the return shuttle, but overall a 5 star event. I’m signing up for my next vacation race soon. Thank you for a Fabio time and helping me achieve my running goals.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    k.schmitz425 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a stunning course with plenty to keep you busy when you’re off the course too! The best part is when the route transitions to tail and you get … MORE

    This is a stunning course with plenty to keep you busy when you’re off the course too! The best part is when the route transitions to tail and you get to run along The Rim Trail on Lake Powell. This race has the easiest trail portion of the VRs that I have participated in.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    sonllansing FIRST-TIMER '21

    Absolutely amazing views! The pacers were on point! I liked that they had the Navajo group there th day prior to the race, they were amazing. The trail itself was … MORE

    Absolutely amazing views! The pacers were on point! I liked that they had the Navajo group there th day prior to the race, they were amazing. The trail itself was 80% pavement and you see the amazing views on the dirt trail! All the gear was amazing, loved the T Shirt! This has motivated me to do more! 😁🙌

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    karen.beye FIRST-TIMER '21

    Vacation races always puts on an organized, fun event. This was a stunning course that was largely downhill. My only complaint is that the shirt was a bit lackluster (sort … MORE

    Vacation races always puts on an organized, fun event. This was a stunning course that was largely downhill. My only complaint is that the shirt was a bit lackluster (sort of a muddy gray color) compared to others they’ve had, and there was a nasty bottleneck through the single track rim trail. They’ve already noted that and are adjusting for next year, so I’ll probably be back!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    azcaren FIRST-TIMER '21

    Event was very well done! Lots of runners of all ages and abilities. Bib pick- up was super easy. Swag was great. Race was well marked and easy to follow. … MORE

    Event was very well done! Lots of runners of all ages and abilities. Bib pick- up was super easy. Swag was great. Race was well marked and easy to follow. Everyone was very nice along the way!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Profile photo of Andrea Pierce Bushnell
    andrealbushnell REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Have fun and enjoy the run! Trail area is tricky, upper trail should be run, not the lower cliff side :) 2021 was the first year I have run this … MORE

    Have fun and enjoy the run! Trail area is tricky, upper trail should be run, not the lower cliff side 🙂 2021 was the first year I have run this course and been on the lower trail, it was very steep and uncomfortable being so close to the edge.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    kristiglotzbach FIRST-TIMER '21

    Can’t beat southern Utah and northern AZ for weather and scenery. We camped at lake Powell before and after and had a great weekend. Good food and coffee in page, … MORE

    Can’t beat southern Utah and northern AZ for weather and scenery. We camped at lake Powell before and after and had a great weekend. Good food and coffee in page, sx.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    syattoni10 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This course was absolutely beautiful as this was my first time running with Vacation Races. Everything was so well organized from the start of the race, all the way to … MORE

    This course was absolutely beautiful as this was my first time running with Vacation Races. Everything was so well organized from the start of the race, all the way to the finish. Definitely putting another one on my bucket list!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Beautiful course and well managed from start to finish. Would loved to have spent more time on the rim but was difficult to run on due to terrain and single … MORE

    Beautiful course and well managed from start to finish. Would loved to have spent more time on the rim but was difficult to run on due to terrain and single file. Without the downhills it would have been 4 or 5 on difficultly. Lots of aid stations and after race fuel. Loved the goodie box at the end. Fast on the awards and shuttles got a bit backed up but not bad. Looking forward to another event with this crew. As a a race director myself of the Oak Island Lighthouse 1/2, I know what goes into an event like this. Well done!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    runnerjill FIRST-TIMER '21

    Beautiful scenery and a perfect 1st 1/2 marathon. Loved the trail section and there was a perfect amount of downhill to coast on. Loved this run and look forward to … MORE

    Beautiful scenery and a perfect 1st 1/2 marathon. Loved the trail section and there was a perfect amount of downhill to coast on. Loved this run and look forward to the next!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    tabbie914 REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This is a great race for first timers. It has enough variety that you work your body in different ways. The scenery is great and the area has a lot … MORE

    This is a great race for first timers. It has enough variety that you work your body in different ways. The scenery is great and the area has a lot to offer.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This course is a must perfect time of year for training, vacation races always puts on a fun well organized events. For me around mile 11 I always get warn … MORE

    This course is a must perfect time of year for training, vacation races always puts on a fun well organized events. For me around mile 11 I always get warn out on this course and have to push through. The beginning trail gets bottled necked however the views are worth it.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    onockid REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Out of all the half marathons that we have run thus far have been with Vacation Races, minus 1. We love Vacation Races!! The crew who makes this event happen, … MORE

    Out of all the half marathons that we have run thus far have been with Vacation Races, minus 1. We love Vacation Races!! The crew who makes this event happen, are the best and super friendly! They always know what is going on and how to make the race better and follow through with making things better the following year. We plan our family vacations around their half marathon schedule! You can’t go wrong running one of Vacation Races half’s or ultra’s. See you at a future race.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Ksp1994 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first vacation race. I had an excellent experience. The race was well organized. Views were incredible the entire way. And the race had a short trail component … MORE

    This was my first vacation race. I had an excellent experience. The race was well organized. Views were incredible the entire way. And the race had a short trail component that was just long enough to enjoy some incredible scenery but not so long as to make the course too challenging. I was worried about the altitude coming from the coast. But The race was downhill for most of the way, which made it do-able

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    The views during this race were spectacular. Overall easy course minus a few hiccups on the trail between mile 4 and 5. Medal is sweet! Overall good race MORE

    The views during this race were spectacular. Overall easy course minus a few hiccups on the trail between mile 4 and 5. Medal is sweet! Overall good race

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    Profile photo of Shane Thornley
    sthornley REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Vacation races always does a great job. Well planned and organized events. Everything from bib pick, to the festival to race day is well done. Besides that their races are … MORE

    Vacation races always does a great job. Well planned and organized events. Everything from bib pick, to the festival to race day is well done. Besides that their races are in the most BEAUTIFUL locations, I what to do them all!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    msmarciasusana REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Vacation races does such a great job of putting these massive races on. From sign up, the expo, the start ceremony, the finish ceremony. They pick the best courses to … MORE

    Vacation races does such a great job of putting these massive races on. From sign up, the expo, the start ceremony, the finish ceremony. They pick the best courses to give the opportunity of great, breathtaking views too. I especially appreciate that they take the time to try and engage everyone to partake in exploring the area. I will definitely run this half again! The landscape was stunning and truly awesome! Very runnable and well marked. I also enjoy that we were able to go on the trail to run for a while! Plenty of aid stations, porta pots, photographers and did I mention the view?!? Holy moly! Stunning!!!!!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

    cynthiann FIRST-TIMER '21

    The scenery was breathtaking. The staff were helpful and overall nice. Trail part of the run gave for some great views but a little nerve racking but doable. Overall a … MORE

    The scenery was breathtaking. The staff were helpful and overall nice. Trail part of the run gave for some great views but a little nerve racking but doable. Overall a great destination run that I would enjoy repeating.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

    Was this review helpful?

    Please login to reply to this review.

  1. Races
  2. Lake Powell Half Marathon