Little River Canyon Half Marathon

adjusted half marathon

Registration open!

This Year's Canyon Half Marathon will take place on October 5, 2019.

Fort Payne, AL - Jacksonville State University and the Little River Canyon Center is pleased to announce its 8th annual half marathon set to be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2019.  Possibly one of the most scenic half marathons in the country, the certified course loops 13.1 miles on paved roads, starting and ending at the Little River Canyon Center.

The race starts at 8:00 am, the first five miles of the run will follow the Little River Canyon National Preserve's scenic and sometimes challenging rim of the canyon, as the remainder winds through gently rolling farm country including Randy Owen Drive and his famous Tennessee River Music Hereford and Angus cattle ranch. Randy and Kelly Owen are often on hand at the 6 and 8 mile water station pitching Fig Newtons, energy Gu and drinks.  

The half marathon will feature water stations, music, law enforcement, shirts, trophies, finishing metals, and much more.

Proceeds go to outdoor education programs and local conservation efforts at Little River Canyon.

Registration is set at:

  • $50 prior to September 20th (mail-in) or $50 prior to October 5th (
  • $70 day of race (October 5th)

Please come Friday October 4th for early registration and packet pickup - starting at 2:00pm until 5:00pm.   Packet pick up and registration will also began 7:00am on race day!

For most GPS device use address 472 Alabama Highway 35 Fort Payne, AL 35967-7138 or GPS Coordinates: 34.399166, - 85.633840

Checks may be made out to The "Little River Canyon Half Marathon" and mailed to JSU Field Schools JSU McClellan Center 100 Gamecock Drive, Suite 1156, Anniston, AL 36205.

Race Results will be posted here 
Please complete the registration form including *waiver* and details about your expected shirt size and please understand that one will be available to each preregistered participant.

*Race day shirts will not be guaranteed and will be available on a limited, first come and first served basis*

Those who register after September 20th will not be guaranteed shirt size!
For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please Little River Canyon Center 256-845-3548
"Late registrations and race day registrations are not guaranteed a t-shirt"
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 Entry Form (Mail-In Version)

Course Map


Half Marathon Elevation