North Rim Race Info
The Arizona Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon and 7-Mile presented by Summit Hut are trail running courses that follow the Arizona National Scenic Trail and North Kaibab National Forest Service roads. We are proud to bring the North Rim Ramble back after Covid, wildfire and sever weather cancellations from 2020-2022, and are honored to be able to host this event on the ancestral lands of the Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute), Hopi, Zuni and Diné (Navajo).
All events will start and finish on FR611 just east of State Route 67. The half-marathon will make a counter-clockwise loop; marathoners run two loops. The 7-mile follows an out-and-back route through Tater Canyon.
This event is “cupless” to minimize waste, so runners are encouraged to bring their own bottle, cup or hydration pack to fill up on Tailwind or water at aid stations. You can also purchase a collapsible HydraPak SpeedCup for only $3, which feature the Arizona Trail Association logo and can be used at all of your upcoming running events.
In addition to a well-organized event in a gorgeous location, your registration includes:
– gourmet, healthy catered lunch at the finish line
– post-race beverages
– unique finisher award
– gift certificates and gear for top finishers
– aid stations with water, Tailwind Nutrition electrolyte drink, fresh fruit, salty chips and other snacks
– coupons from sponsors
– outstanding safety net with the help of our radio communications volunteers
– knowing that you are helping with the maintenance and protection of the 800-mile Arizona Trail!
Discounted registration is available for members of the Arizona Trail Association, military veterans, Native Americans, and youth under 18 years of age. Contact the Race Director for a coupon code with proof of one of the above if you’re eligible: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to event parking on FR 611
Find your way to the junction of Hwy 89A and Hwy 67 at the tiny town of Jacob Lake, Arizona. Food and lodging is available here, and there are ample camping opportunities nearby. Head south on Hwy 67 for 25 miles toward Grand Canyon National Park. Look for the North Rim Country Store on the east side of the road. Just south of the North Rim Country Store, turn left (east) on FR 611 toward East Rim View. The road soon turns to dirt. Continue for ¼-mile and park along the right (west) side of FR611 near the junction of FR216. There will be signs for parking. The start/finish line is just east of FR611.
There is a 7-hour time limit for the marathon. Marathoners must finish their first half-marathon loop in 3 1/2 hours in order to continue. Marathoners that do not make the 11:30 a.m. cut-off will be given credit for a half-marathon finish. There are no time limits for the half-marathon or 7-mile events.
You can get your bib # and race swag at these locations and times before the start of the mountain biking and trail running events:
- Friday, September 29 – 3-6 pm at the North Rim Country Store
- Saturday, September 30 – 4-6 pm at the North Rim Country Store
- Sunday, October 1 – 6-7 am at the start/finish line
A map showing all of the Arizona Trail North Rim events can be found at the following link:
Elevation profiles for the half-marathon, marathon and 7-mile events can be found at these links:
Download a GPX file of the half-marathon loop here: