Colorado National Monument

Breathtaking Colorado National Monument

Saturday, November 5, 2016 • 8am • Colorado National Monument

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.

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:

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

Marathon Relay Participants*:

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

*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.

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

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