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 7 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 8 am so please plan accordingly.
The KTX Half will have two checkpoints along the route. Checkpoint one will be at approximately mile 4 and checkpoint two will be at approximately mile 10. 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.
Participant packets will be available for pickup Friday, April 22 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 7 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!
The KTX HALF provides a variety of terrains, from hard packed red clay to slick sandstone. There are some sections that will have deep sand. Gaiters are highly recommended, but we promise, once you get that red dirt in your shoes, you will always want to come back! There is over 4000+/- 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.