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Although our team was very hopeful the race could go on this year, we had to make a very difficult decision and we regret to inform you the 2020 US Bank Rim Rock Run has officially been canceled.

Throughout the summer, the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission and our partners were optimistic that we would secure the permits necessary to host the race in person. However, considering COVID-related event restrictions, recommendations from local health authorities, and the health of our participants, volunteers, and staff, we made the difficult decision to cancel. The safety of our members remains our number one priority during these trying times.

We thank our sponsors, volunteers, and runners for sticking with us until now. We are grateful for the opportunity to run with you in 2021.



We are very disappointed we were not able to see you all race with us this year. We very much appreciate your patience as we continue to work through this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Event Cancellation Policy: All registrants will have the option to receive a 100% refund OR defer their registration to the 2021 Rim Rock Run.

Refund/Deferment Details: Defer by September 11th

  • Email us by September 11th at 5 p.m. in order to defer your registration to 2021. Email:
  • Refunds will be begin on September 14th for those who do not defer their registration to next year’s race.
  • Due to the high volume of refunds to process, please allow up to 20 days for the refund to fully process.
One of the Most Scenic Races in the World.
Marathon | Marathon Relay | Half Marathon

Marathon | Marathon Relay

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.

Half Marathon 

In addition to a marathon and marathon relay, the U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run also includes a Half Marathon featuring gravity-defying boulders, tunnels carved of stone and red-rock canyons! 

From the start at Highland View the net downhill Half Marathon course may be one of the fastest races you do! You’ll have 10 glorious miles of running downhill through the Monument before you reach the three mile flat stretch that takes you into the heart of Fruita.

All races finish in downtown Fruita’s Circle Park, at a celebration that includes live entertainment, local food, 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

NOTE: due to limited resources and the change in our half marathon start location, we are no longer offering a 12K race option. 


Great race options for runners of all levels.


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


Picturesque location on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Three Great Options. One Monumental Day.

In addition to an incredible experience running through the Colorado National Monument, each race will receive:

Aid Stations

Prizes & Giveaways

RRR Swag

Safe Race Operations

National Park Entry

Finisher Medal



26.2 miles

Relay Team


26.2 miles divided by 2

Half Marathon


13.1 miles 

Priced valid now through May 31th, 2020

 MarathonRelay TeamHalf Marathon 
Open –  Dec. 31$90$150$75 
Jan. 1 – July 31$100$170$85 
August 1 – Sept. 30$110$190$95 
October 1 – October 30*$120$210$105 

Online registration closes at 11:59pm MDT on October 30th, 2020

Due to current COVID-19 circumstances, we will NOT accept walk-on registrations this year. 

To guarantee t-shirt size, you must register by October 4th, 2020. 

*If you wish to Opt-in to have your packet mailed, you must register online by Oct. 23rd. All registrations after 23rd will need to pick-up on site. (note: there is a fee to have packet mailed) 


Our Sponsors

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