Saturday, November 4, 2017 • 8am
Colorado National Monument

Fruita, Colorado

One of the most scenic races in the world.

Winding over the Colorado National Monument from Grand Junction to Fruita, Colorado, the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run boasts scenery unlike any other marathon. The peaceful course features views of towering monoliths, vast plateaus and canyon panoramas. Sheer-walled, red rock canyons surround the twists and turns of the course.

The race finishes in downtown Fruita’s Circle Park, at a celebration that includes live entertainment, local food and merchandise and a beer garden.

Proceeds from the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run benefit scholarships for Colorado Mesa University Track and Cross Country student-athletes and the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission.

runners at the rim rock marathon
runners at the rim rock marathon

Half marathon.

In addition to a marathon and marathon relay, the Rim Rock Run also features a downhill half marathon, starting at the Colorado National Monument’s Highland View and winding into downtown Fruita, where racers can join in the post-run celebrations.


Three great options. One epic day.

The cost of entry includes a registration fee and a $5 per runner fee for access to 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.



26.2 miles

Relay Team


26.2 miles divided by 2

Downhill Half


13.1 miles

*Current prices are valid thru July 31, prices will increase on August 1.


Great race options for runners of all levels.


Approximate verticle feet elevation gain within the first 4.5 miles of marathon.


Picturesque location on Colorado's Western Slope.

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors that make this event possible.

US Bank
Western Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Jolley Smiles Orthodontics and Periodontics
Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center, Services provided by Family Health West
Colorado Mesa University Cross Country and Track and Field
Colorado Wine Country, Grand Junction
Balanced Rock Foot and Ankle
Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission
Coor Wellness
Meadow Gold
First String
Fruita, Colorado
Fruita Parks and Rec
Alpine Autohaus, Ltd
The Vault 100.7
The Team Sports Radio 101FM - 1340AM
Mesa Monument Striders