Saturday, November 3, 2018 • 8am
Colorado National Monument

Fruita, Colorado

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 marathon. 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 in downtown Fruita’s Circle Park, at a celebration that includes live entertainment, local food and merchandise and a beer garden.

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

runners at the rim rock marathon
runners at the rim rock marathon

Half marathon.

In addition to a marathon and marathon relay, the Rim Rock Run also features a half marathon, starting at Saddlehorn going up to Monument Canyon View, and back down into the heart of Fruita, where racers can join in the post-run celebrations. There have been some changes to the half marathon course, read more here.


Three great options. One epic day.

The cost of entry includes a registration fee and a $5 per runner fee for access to the Colorado National Monument. All runners will receive a custom finisher medal, a commemorative technical t-shirt, special offers, food at the finish line and more.



26.2 miles

Relay Team


26.2 miles divided by 2

Half Marathon


13.1 miles

  Marathon Relay Team Half Marathon
Feb. 9 - Jun. 30 $85 $145 $70
Jul. 1 - Sept. 30 $95 $165 $80
Oct. 1 - Nov. 3 $105 $185 $90

Can't make it? Runners will be granted a full refund for cancelations through Aug. 11. From Aug. 12–Oct. 1, registration fees will be 50% refunded. After Oct. 1, we are unable to refund registration fees. Entry fees are used to purchase shirts and prizes for runners, as well as to fund scholarships for Colorado Mesa University Track and Field student-athletes and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission.


Great race options for runners of all levels.


Approximate vertical feet elevation gain within the first 4.5 miles of marathon.


Picturesque location on Colorado's Western Slope.

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors that make this event possible.

US Bank
Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission
Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Coor Wellness
Mesa County Public Health
Colorado Mesa University Cross Country and Track and Field
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center, Services provided by Family Health West
84 Lumber
Suds Bros. Brewery
Meadow Gold
Fruita, Colorado
Alpine Autohaus, Ltd
First String
Mesa Monument Striders