The Grand Canyon Marathon - running on the edge

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Participants in last year’s Grand Canyon Marathon run past the starting line inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Photo/WGCN<br> Participants in last year’s Grand Canyon Marathon run past the starting line inside Grand Canyon National Park.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Marathon, to be held Nov. 12 and organized by the Grand Canyon Recreation Center, started with the mission of creating a way for the Grand Canyon community to come together in the off-season and put on a world-class foot race.

All proceeds from the race go to Grand Canyon High School scholarships and to fund the ongoing programming of the community recreation center.

The Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitors Bureau is supporting this year's event and is reaching out to members and local residents for assistance. The marathon is in need of sponsors and volunteers.

Sponsors of the Grand Canyon Marathon not only expose their brand to a targeted audience of marathoners and runners the world over, but will also secure their position as a supporter of one of the most exclusive and premier running events in the region. The Grand Canyon Marathon is the only marathon in the United States that has a permit to hold an event like this in a National Park. Their permit allows for 300 marathon runners, creating a small and exclusive event that is truly once in a lifetime. This year the Tusayan Half Marathon will be held in the Kaibab National Forest and will allow for 600 half-marathon participants. The Grand Canyon Marathon is a USTAF certified course and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

For more information or to volunteer, email info@grandcanyonmarathon.com. Space is still available for runners in both races. If you'd like to register, visit www.grandcanyonmarathon.com.

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