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. 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.

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.


Course Maps

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: