Perfect Walking Half Marathon

Amazing on course volunteers

Fantastic finisher medals

Awesome technical t-shirts 

Your new favorite event

Just why is the Sand Hollow Marathon and Half marathon the perfect walking half marathon? The Sand Hollow Marathon & Half is sure to become your #1 event. Located in the beautiful town of Hurricane, Utah the Sand Hollow Marathon has been taking place in Southern Utah for almost a decade. Come early spring eager runners are ready to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, spectacular scenery and the warm sunshine this area offers.

Red Dog Events, the folks who put on The Sand Hollow Marathon and the Hurricane Mud Run, have long had a love affair with runners. Catering to “these incredible folks” Red Dog Events decided to bring something unusual to the table. They decided to offer 2 half marathon courses giving runners the option to select which course they wanted. With the ‘flat and fast half’ and the ‘hill challenge’ this event offers something for everyone. (The Hill Half was offered in 2018 & 2019 and is no longer an option due to road construction.)


‘Our perfect walking half marathon you won’t feel time pressured’

It’s not a secret that walking takes longer than running. Since the Sand Hollow Marathon takes place at the exact same time as either half marathon walkers don’t feel rushed or pressured to ‘finish’. This is the perfect walking half marathon course. With some marathon runners taking 5, 6 hours or more walkers have plenty of time to finish even with a very moderate pace.

So why walk a half marathon? Setting a fitness goal is exciting. It can also be the extra step to adding consistency in your work-out schedule. Setting a goal, committing to that goal and making steps to achieve it can be very powerful. More importantly completing an epic distances such as a half marathon can be life changing.

Why choose to walk the Sand Hollow Half Marathon? This truly is a ‘small town charm’ event. The scenery is beautiful, the race volunteers are amazing and you will cherish your finisher medal and race shirt for years to come. You won’t feel pressured to finish in ‘under 3 hours’ since our marathon runners will be out on the course. There will be plenty of aid stations just waiting for you to walk on by. Now the only question is which course do you want to complete?


26.2 miles

Our indoor start at the Hurricane Rec. Center offers athletes the opportunity to relax and keep warm while waiting for their start.  Take advantage of the indoor restrooms and enjoy chatting with your fellow runners. Start 7:00am.


Fast Half

13.1 miles
The Flat & Fast Half also starts at the Hurricane Rec Center.  All athletes are welcome to hang out inside.  Rest up and be ready to start at 7am.

We will be posting 2022 course maps as soon as they are available.

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Ready for awesome?  Commit to be here this March.  The Sand Hollow Marathon and Half Marathon is the most beautiful course you will EVER run.  Pick your distance, pick your course.