Erik Gray Challenge at Southview Trails

Fri September 17 - Sun September 19 Directions
This year's Beneficiary Gloria Truman

Our sweet Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and Friend Gloria Truman has recently been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer Stage 4. She lives in Cedar City and is married to Jeremy Truman and has 3 children. Kacen 14, Avery 6, and Brakel 3. She works full-time to help support her family while undergoing treatment.


Southview Trailhead

Come join us for our 3rd annual Erik Gray Challenge race series ON SEPTEMBER 18TH to raise money for a Gloria Truman, a local Cedar City resident battling  cancer. 

WE Still have shirts available. You can sign up online all week, at packet pickup September 16th from 5-8pm or in person at the race on September 18th from 8-8:45 am. Email us for more details.

Race schedule

8-8:45- day of packet pickup or race registration

9- 10k start

9:10- kids races start

9:30- 5k start

9:45- 1 mile start


 Races distances are 10k, 5k, 1 mile, and a Kids Race. All abilities, adults, kids, walkers, and runners welcome!

We will also have a virtual event option for the same weekend September 17-19th for any that wish to participate that way allowing us to reach others around the United States.

10k Distance- Takes place on Lichen it, Green Hollow, Boulderdash, and Lava Flow trails. These are dirt trails. A great race if you are up for a beautiful course and bit of a challenge. 

5k- runs on the bike path, Lichen it, and Junior Giant dirt trails. A great course with flowing dirt trails. 

1 mile- An out and back on the bike path going up a hill and then back down for a fast finish.

Kids Races- 0-6years- 400m total out and back on bike path, 7-10 years- 800m total out and back on bike path



Virtual race: Choose between a 5k and 1 mile distance

Sign up for the distance and then complete it between September 17-September 19th. The race can be run on any surface or at any pace you wish. You can race it, run it for fun, or walk it. Treadmill, track, our Erik Gray Challenge course, or a course of your own choosing. A map will be uploaded so that you can run your distance on the usual course if you wish. Post on your social media and tag erikgraychalllengeraces on instagram or theerikgraychallenge on facebook. We love to see where you ran and what you did!! 

Kids and adults all welcome! Tshirt, number, and instruction kit included. Every name will be entered into a raffle to win prizes such as shoes, running gear, gift cards, etc...


Race number and shirt pickup:   Date: September 16th Time: 5-8 pm Location: 

or on race day September 18th 8-8:45am at S Shurtz canyon Drive Southview trailhea

For those that can't attend, you can donate money by clicking the donate icon or you make out a check and send it to 580 S 300 E. Cedar City, Ut 84720

If you are a business and want to donate money, raffle prizes, or resources, please contact us at We are a 501c charity and tax deductible. Please check out our business tab to find out more.

Race Contact Info

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The story behind The Erik Gray Challenge

Together as the Gray family, we decided to put on this race in honor of our family member Erik who passed away in February of 2017 at the age of 23 after a 7 year battle with cancer. Erik was optimistic, upbeat, and inspiration to all. He lived his life to the fullest every day and went out of his way to help others even as he was going through hard things himself. We decided to create this race to carry his legacy of helping other on. Each year we pick local families battling cancer to raise money for! We wanted to give back to the community that gave us so much in our time of need! Thank you for your support and we look forward to our race this year!!


Venmo donations

We have a Venmo set up here. You can buy shirts for $12 a piece or register in person or donate through here.



Southview Trailhead


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