The KTX HALF is a 14-mile trail race located in majestic Kanab, Utah. The race begins a few miles east of town at the Mansard Trailhead. After a scenic climb up the beautiful red cliffs, the Mansard Trail connects to the Hog Canyon OHV trail system where runners will get a taste of the colorful landscapes that Kanab offers as they enjoy remote backcountry trails.  The Hog Canyon OHV trail system will then connect runners to the Squaw Trail that provides stunning views of Kanab as they descend into town. The race will then finish at the Jacob Hamblin park located at the base of the Squaw Trail.

There will be a cutoff time of seven hours. Racers will need to cover a minimum of two miles per hour. There are some flatter sections where you can hike/walk/jog at a slightly faster pace to make up time if needed.


Runners will be transported from Jacob Hamblin park to the Mansard Trailhead where the race begins. Shuttles will start transporting runners to the start line at 8 am (time may be adjusted based on number of participants). Runners can also be dropped off at the starting line but will not be able to park as parking is very limited at the trailhead. The race will begin promptly at 9 am so please plan accordingly.


The KTX Half will have two checkpoints along the route. Checkpoint one will be at mile 4 and checkpoint two will be at mile 9. Each checkpoint will be supplied with a first aid kit and a nice spread of food and drink where runners can refill and refuel for the next leg of the race. We will also have water and bananas at the start line for any last-minute race preparation.

Leave No Trace

The KTX HALF will take place on BLM land and we want to do our part to ensure that this area is maintained and well kept. There will be trashcans at the start and finish lines as well as each checkpoint. Please hold onto trash and dispose of it at checkpoints or the start/finish line. The only bathrooms on the course will be at the start (porta potty) and finish (park bathrooms) lines so please handle your “business” in the appropriate manner while on the course.


Kanab Suites

Kanab Suites is offering 15% off their room rates for KTX participants. See more information and pricing at www.kanabsuites.comCall Kanab Suites directly at 801-671-6196 to book your room and secure the KTX HALF discount.

The Canyons Collection

The Canyons Collection is offering KTX participants a 15% discount off your choice of their three properties: Canyons Boutique Hotel, Canyons Lodge, or Quail Park Lodge. See more information and pricing at www.thecanyonscollection.com. Call The Canyons Collection directly at 844-322-8824 to book your room and secure the KTX HALF discount.

The Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn is offering 20% off room rates to KTX HALF participants. Participants must make reservations by April 1 at 5pm to secure the KTX HALF discount. Click the link below to access the KTX rates. Please be sure to select April 23 and/or 24 (whichever dates you need) so the discount is applied.

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?&ctyhocn=KNBHXHX&corporateCode=0002753934

Participants may also reserve rooms by contacting the Hampton Inn directly at 435-644-8282.

Packet Pickup

Participant packets will be available for pickup Friday, April 23 from 6-8pm at 30 Main (30 N. Main Street Kanab, UT). Packets will include custom runners bib, a sweet KTX T-shirt, and promotions for local businesses. If you are unable to pick up your packet Friday night, you may pick it up Saturday morning at 8 am at Jacob Hamblin Park before being transported to the starting line. Finisher medals will be awarded to each racer upon crossing the finish line!

Elevation Change

There is over 5000+/- feet of elevation gain and loss on the KTX HALF course. Most of the elevation gain comes in the first 4 miles of the course as racers climb up Mansard Trail and come to the first checkpoint. The elevation profile below provides an accurate description of the elevation change over the entire course.

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