Sun December 3, 2023 Pueblo, CO 81005 US Directions


1/2 marathon

8:30AM MST - 12:30PM MST


800 Goodnight Ave
Pueblo, CO US 81005


Welcome to the 2023 Rock Canyon Half Marathon!!!

December 3rd, 2023: 8:30am at Pueblo City park pavilion, 801 Goodnight Ave. 81005

It is exciting to bring you another exquisite day of racing alongside the scenic Arkansas River! This is a fast course that starts in Pueblo's City Park and takes you around the zoo just for starters. Then you drop down to the gorgeous rivertrail, where you will be encompassed with nonstop gorgeous terrain and scenery. This smooth path will lead you up towards the Nature Center and promptly switches your footing to soft dirt trailing. As you hit just beyond the halfway point, you will be confronted with a grandeur view of Lake Pueblo's dam and get to see the forceful water rushing into the river. You will then head back along the trail and hopefully with fast footing and well refreshed as there are several water/gatorade stations along the way. Make sure to give a big "hello" to our high-school and club runners at the aid stations! This race will continue to donate and support youth running and the building of future racers! 

Every year this race gets to host runners going for their first 13.1 goals, return racers that have made this race a tradition year after year, and showcases many elite trail and road racers. The array of accomplishing racers have been a joy to see take on this fast course and come through the finish line!

We are ready to cheer you all!

Eric & Melanie

PS.   Like our Rock Canyon Half Facebook page for the latest for updates!

Race details

Race Date: December 3rd, 2023

Race Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Packet Pickup:                                                                                                                                        

Saturday, Dec 2nd at Pueblo Subaru 10-5pm (Highly recommended to pick up prior to race day) 2125 US-50, Pueblo, CO 81008
Sunday, Dec 3rd at City park pavilion 7-8:15am. 801 Goodnight Ave. 81005

No dogs or strollers are allowed at this event due to the terrain and single pathways.

Water Stops:

(Water stops for 2023 are TBD due to new run course) There will be 7 water stations. The first has only water. All the rest will have water and Gatorade. Located approximately 2, 4, 5.75 , 7.5, 8.25, 9.75 and 11.5 miles (odd distances but we have to put water stops where we can drive a car). 

Weather:                                                                       Image

This is an event for runners (or runners who walk some) and can complete the distance in 4 hours or less  - the race will end at 12:30 pm.  This is to help insure the safety of our volunteers in case of harsh weather. Pueblo is located in the "banana belt" of Colorado.  When it is snowing all around we tend to remain dry, which is great for runners but bad for lawns. Come prepared for snow and wind then be pleasantly surprised by the great weather we have in December in Pueblo. However, having a run in December is a gamble, we have never canceled in 36 years and we intend to run this race regardless of the weather.


Course map and parking:

Course map: 

This year we will have a simple self placement wave start.

 The course starts at at the City Park Pavilion and then drops you down onto the Arkansas trail. You will find a mix of terrain as you head west toward Lake Pueblo Dam and back.




Traffic through City Park is one-way so wind around the zoo to the east side of the park near the fountain and round about.  Packet pickup is inside the pavilion (the big building just northwest of the round about/east entrance and fountain) from 7-8:15am. City Park, 801 Goodnight Ave. 81005. The race begins and ends near the pavilion. Parking is available on the streets, by the pool, zoo, and softball fields, within the park, so park wherever you can but watch for "No Parking" signs.


Race Swag

Participant sweatshirt hoodies: Finisher Medals: Placing awards: 

***Swag and awards are only available at packet pickup and race day. There is no option for items to be mailed.



Registration Pricing

Ages 19+

$55 Early Registration

$65 Until December 2nd

$65 Same day Registration will include the race and finisher medal only. Hoodie is not guaranteed

Ages 5-19 $35.00 July 20th-Dec 2nd(Under special pricing tab)

****Soco and PPRR club members receive $5 discount.

Refund/Deferment Policy:

There are NO registration deferments for this race. Refunds with a fee are available until Nov 18th (under refund tab) There will be NO options within the two weeks of race day. BIB Transfers can be done under your log-in account with no size changes to sweatshirt option.

Race Results

Race timing by 

Race results can be found under results page here on runsignup.


Award Recognitions

Overall 1st place Male & Female : $100 

Overall 2nd place Male & Female: $80

Overall 3rd place Male & Female: $50

1st-3rd medal places for age groups: 

  • 0-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70+


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