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Colorado National Monument

Breathtaking Colorado National Monument

Saturday, November 7, 2015 8am • Colorado National Monument

Updates for 2015:

  • Due to a large increase in registration, we will not be able to shuttle friends and family to the start, halfway point, or finish line. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • We are excited to announce the finish of the US Bank Rim Rock Marathon will now be located in the heart of downtown Fruita at Circle Park! Please join us there for all of the race festivities.
  • The US Bank Rim Rock Marathon has partnered with Fruita Parks & Recreation to announce the innagural Fruita 0.038 Marathon. Register with your friends and family today. Find more information on the Fruita 0.038 Marathon here.
  • Accomodations! Please scroll down for more information.

Join one of the most scenic marathons in the world. Winding over the Colorado National Monument (a unit of the national park system) from Grand Junction to Fruita, Colorado, this race boasts scenery like none other. Enjoy the peaceful course featuring views of towering monoliths, vast plateaus and canyon panoramas. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of the course.

New this year, the Colorado National Monument has permitted 20 additional relay teams! We can now register 50 total relay teams. These spots will sell out even with the additional teams, so don't hesitate to register!

All proceeds from the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Marathon benefit Colorado Mesa University's Track & Field and Cross Country student athlete scholarships.

Online Registration

. REGISTER HERE for the Marathon, Marathon Relay, and Fruita 0.038 mile race.


  1. Individual Marathon Participants
  2. Marathon Relay (two-person teams compete in the full marathon by each running an approximate 13.1 mile leg of the course.
  3. Race Categories:
    • Men's Open: 34 and under
    • Women's Open: 34 and under
    • Men's Masters: 35 and over
    • Women's Masters: 35 and over
    • Men's Relay Team
    • Women's Relay Team
    • Mixed Relay Team

Awards and Prizes

Awards ceremony will begin at 1:00pm

  • There will be prizes for the following:
    • Masters and Open: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
    • Overall Relay Team: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
    • Cold Shivers Conqueror


Entry Fees

Event pricing includes the registration fee, plus a $5 per runner fee for the use of 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. 

Marathon Participants:

Entry Fee
Monument Fee
Total Entry Fee
September 1 - 30
October 1 - November 5
On-site November 6 or 7

Marathon Relay Participants*:

Entry Fee
Monument Fee ($5 per runner)
Total Entry Fee
September 1 - 30
October 1 - November 5
On-site November 6 or 7

*Max 50 Marathon Relay teams. Totals are per two-person team.

Start Line Location

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club (2328 Monument Road, Grand Junction, CO 81507)

Finish Line Location

The finish line will be located at Circle Park in downtown Fruita. Participants and spectators will also be able to enjoy local food and merchandise vendors at Circle Park.


La Quinta Inn and Suites in Fruita, CO will be the designated hotel for the Rim Rock Marathon. To reserve a room, please call (970) 858-8850. Please identify yourself as a Rim Rock Marathon runner and La Quinta will provide the group rate ($69/night before tax).

Plan Your Trip!

While here for the race, make sure to take in some of the many ammenities our beautiful area has to offer including local craft breweries, wineries, dining, shopping and more. Whether you are in town with a small group or the entire family, the Grand Valley has endless opportunity for all. Plan your trip now!


Contact Jennifer Stoll

970.248.1469 or