Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 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

Introducing a brand-new half marathon.

In addition to a marathon and marathon relay, the 2016 Rim Rock Run also features a brand-new, downhill half marathon, starting at the Colorado National Monument’s Highland View and winding into downtown Fruita, where racers can join in the post-run celebrations.

The Fruita 0.038 Marathon, a great race for families and spectators who want to join in on the fun, is also back this year. Entry for the 0.038 marathon is $10 and benefits Cavalcade, a non-profit community performing arts venue.


Great race options for runners of all levels.


Approximate verticle 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
Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Jolley Smiles Orthodontics and Periodontics
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center, Services provided by Family Health West
Colorado Mesa University Cross Country and Track and Field
Colorado Wine Country, Grand Junction
Balanced Rock Foot and Ankle
Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission
Coor Wellness
Meadow Gold
First String
Fruita, Colorado
Fruita Parks and Rec
Alpine Autohaus, Ltd
The Vault 100.7
The Team Sports Radio 101FM - 1340AM
Mesa Monument Striders