r Rim Rock Run 2019 | Fruita, Colorado

Saturday, November 2, 2019 • 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.


Three great options. One epic day.

The cost of entry includes a registration fee and a $10 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

*Current prices are valid thru June 30, prices will increase on July 1.

  Marathon Relay Team Half Marathon
Open - Jun. 30 $90 $150 $75
Jul. 1 - Sept. 30 $100 $170 $85
Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 $110 $190 $95

Can't make it? Runners will be granted a refund, minus a $10 processing fee, through August 10, 11:59 PM MST. From Aug. 11 – Sept. 30, registration fees will be 50% refunded. Refund requests must be submitted via email to info@grandjunctionsports.org. After Sept. 30, 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. Refunds will not be issued for any voluntary donations to the Colorado Mesa University Track and Field.


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