Annual Little Grand Canyon Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Takes Place at the San Rafael Swell


Runners gathered in Huntington on Saturday for the annual Little Grand Canyon Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K.

All three events have been given the USATF Certification (requirement to run in the Boston Marathon.) This marathon and half marathon are the only runs where competitors get to run through the LIttle Grand Canyon in Eastern Utah and see some of the most beautiful scenery. This area is also known as the San Rafael Swell. Runners ran by dinosaur footprints on the side of the road as well as in front of one of the largest Native American Pictograph panels in the state.

The SUN Center from Utah State University Eastern, USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum and Emery County’s Fire Department all assisted in making this event possible.

The top three men runners in the marathon were Matt Liddle with a time time 2:50, Michael Conrad with a time of 3:10 and Justin Runac finished with 3:18. The top three runners in the women’s catergory were Kay Evans, 3:44, Kelley Groberg, 4:01, and Francine Robinson, 4:08.

The top runners in the half marathon consisted of Jeremy Lassalle, 1:20, Mark Madsen, 1:29, and Clifford Patrick 1:29. Women’s top three included Stephanie Davidson, 1:35, Kathaleen Recker, 1:39, and Patty Hengel, 1:44.

The top men’s and women’s runners in the 10K were Clinton Olsen who finished with a time of 41:54 and Heather Fowler, 48:00.

For complete results from all three races, visit


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