BUTCH CASSIDY 10K/5K RACE: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2017
- Register/ Volunteer
- Course Info
- Race Day Information
- Finish Line Events
- Runners Guide
- Other Information
Part of what makes the Butch Cassidy race unique is the course. Running along the Virgin River, over the Rockville Bridge, and finishing in Grafton, the course is scenic, historic, challenging, and overall just plain awesome.
Unfortunately, due to factors beyond our control associated with road construction on State Route 9 in Springdale, we will be unable to run the traditional Butch Cassidy course this year. We apologize for this inconvenience and disappointment.
The Butch Cassidy Race committee has worked hard to put together an alternate route for this year’s race. While the alternate course does not have the same charm as the traditional course, it has some pretty cool features we think you will enjoy.
Both the 10K and the 5K will be loop courses, beginning and finishing at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. The 10K will be a two-mile loop on paved road, single track trail, and gravel multi-use paths. Runners will complete the loop three times. The 5K will be a one-mile loop on paved roads and gravel multi-use paths. Runners will complete the loop three times.
What’s a Loop Course?
Loop courses are awesome. If you have never done a loop course you will really enjoy this new experience. If you have done a loop course you know how much fun they can be. Loop courses allow more interaction with runners of varying paces, are more spectator friendly, and allow better support from race staff.
We have designed the loop courses to offer a variety of diverse and interesting running terrain, showcase the incredible scenery of Zion Canyon, and allow the maximum amount of spectator involvement. We think you will enjoy the loop courses this year - keeping in mind next year we will return to Grafton.
No shortage of Fun!
The race will feature all the same events and festivities as in past years: great live music, premium racer swag, awesome finish line food, great raffle prizes, and fun runner competitions. We hope you join us for this year’s race. We are excited to offer a new experience and look forward to returning to the traditional course next year.
You can pick up your registration packet on Friday, November 10 at the Springdale Town Hall (118 Lion Blvd) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The race will be taking place entirely in Springdale. There will be limited parking at the Library, Community Center, and on Lion Blvd. Zion Park Blvd (SR-9) will be under construction at this time so participants and spectators are encouraged to carpool and find alternate forms of transportation to the start line.
Race Start Times
Stay tuned for updates. Due to road construction and new courses for the 5k and 10k we are still determining the best time to start each loop.
Timing and Awards
The race will be timed by Runner Card. Results will be available at www.runnercard.com after the race. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in both the 5K and 10K, as well as to the top three finishers in each age category.
- Live music performed by Mason Cottam
- Refreshments for racers
- Breakfast items for sale (hot beverages, juice, pastries, other breakfast items - fundraiser for local community groups)
- Games and Activities
- Drawing for fabulous prizes from our sponsors
The 2017 Runners Guide will be made available here. Stay tuned for more info!
For more information or if you would like to volunteer your time at this event contact 435-772-3434.
For a list of lodging, restaurants and gift shops in Springdale, please visit the Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau website.