Rim Rock Run: Marathon & Half Marathon

Colorado National Monument, Rimrock Dr, Fruita, CO 81521, USA

DESCRIPTION

Registrstion closes on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:00PM MST. Walk on or day of registrations are NOT accepted.

 

One of the most scenic races in the world.

Winding over the Colorado National Monument from Grand Junction to Fruita, Colorado, the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run boasts scenery unlike any other race. The peaceful course features views of towering monoliths, vast plateaus and canyon panoramas. Sheer-walled, red rock canyons surround the twists and turns of the course. The race finishes at the local Fruita Community Center, at a celebration that includes live entertainment, local food, vendors, giveaways, awards, and a beer garden. Join us this year as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Rim Rock Run!

Proceeds from the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run benefit scholarships for Colorado Mesa University Track & Cross Country student-athletes and the non-profit organization, Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission.

 

 >>> Please note that below is a brief overview of the event. For further information and more details, visit rimrockrun.com! <<<

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

  • Marathon 
    • WHO: Those who aren't afraid of a challenge!
    • WHAT: A difficult 26.2 mile climb up and over the Colorado National Monument
    • WITH REGISTRATION: A limited edition long sleeve quarter zip, finisher medal, a FREE week long pass into the famous Colorado National Monument (a $25 value!), one (1) FREE beer ticket (must be 21 years of age or older), and a swag bag filled with goodies
  • Half Marathon
    • WHO: Anyone and everyone!
    • WHAT: An less challenging 13.1 mile ride down the Colorado National Monument 
    • WITH REGISTRATION: A long sleeve event hoodie, finisher medal, a FREE week long pass into the famous Colorado National Monument (a $25 value!), one (1) FREE beer ticket (must be 21 years of age or older), and a swag bag filled with goodies

ROCKIN' PRIZES! - All registered participants are eligible to compete for fun and unique prizes! All prizes will be awarded at the post-race party. 

  • OVERALL WINNERS
    • WHO: The top three overall fastest males and females
    • PRIZE: Cash! 
  • AGE GROUP WINNERS
    • WHAT: Participants will be placed in one of the six age groups - 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Age is based on how old a participant is on race day. 
    • WHO: The top three fastest males and females in each age group category 
    • PRIZE: Engraved trophy 

WHEN & WHERE? - This year's new course route highlights some of Fruita's best features like the James M. Robb State Park, Snooks Bottom Open Space, and the Colorado River. All ending at the Fruita Community Center. To view course maps, please visit rimrockrun.com. See below for a schedule of events: 

  • Friday, November 5th
    • PACKET PICK UP: 4:00-7:00pm at Fruita Community Center
  • Saturday, November 6th
    • PACKET PICK UP: 6:00-7:30am at Fruita Community Center
    • MARATHON START: 7:30am at Devil's Kitchen Picnic Area in the Colorado National Monument (all shuttles leave from the Fruita Community Center at 6:30am, do not miss it!)
    • HALF MARATHON START: 8:30am at Saddlehorn Picnic Area in the Colorado National Monument (all shuttles leave from the Fruita Community Center at 7:30am, do not miss it!)
    • POST-RACE PARTY: 10:00am-2:00pm at Fruita Community Center

Please note that there's is absolutely NO parking available in the Colorado National Monument, we encourage you to take the provided shuttle service from the Fruita Community Center to your designated start line location. 

POST-RACE PARTY - Stick around after you cross the finish line for the fun to continue! All medals, awards, and prizes will be given at this time. With more fun things like live music, food truck, beer garden, giveaways, photo booth, vendors, and more - you won't want to miss it! 

VOLUNTEER - Want to be apart of Rim Rock Run but don't want to run? Consider volunteering! This event wouldn't be possible without your help. CLICK HERE to check out volunteer duties and sign up for a shift.

STAY CONNECTED! - Follow Rim Rock Run on FaceBook and Instagram @rim.rock.run to stay up-to-date on all event information and details.

GOT QUESTIONS? - Reach out to the Grand Junction Sports Commission at info@grandjunctionsports.org or 970-248-1378

Please note that the Grand Junction Sports Commission is still finalizing details and information for this year's race. Current race information is subject to change but we will continue to keep you updated. Please continue to check this registration page and our social media accounts.