Join us in Grand Junction, Colorado for the DreamCatcher Half Marathon. Following the Riverfront Trail along the Colorado River, you'll get to experience the views that the locals brag about - the Colorado National Monument, The Grand Mesa and the Bookcliffs.
This event is geared to every level of participant - to the first-timer to the seasoned half marathon runner - there's something for everyone. Our goal is to get EVERYONE happily to the finish line - through cheer and encouragement stations, ample aid stations, pacers and the ultimate reward - a unique finisher's medal that you will be proud to show off.
The Kid's Dash, a one mile (give or take) run, comes back this year! A loop around Watson Island geared to give kids the thrill of running in a race on a safe and supported course. Bring the kids out and get them into the sport that welcomes everyone at every ability!
Online registration closes at midnight on February 28, 2018. If space is available, packet pick up and race day registration will be available.
Half Marathon Details:
Full course support (water, hydration, fuel, encouragement, porto-pots), gender specific t-shirt*, after-race party, SWAG bag and the most awesomest medal. This year we're celebrating our 5th Birthday and would be honored to have you join us!
The course does have a 6 hour limit BUT if a participant reaches Mile 9 by Noon, they will be able to continue on with full course support and full finish line amenities. If, by some chance, a participant is not able to make it to Mile 9 by Noon, they will have the option to continue on without aid station support. Finish line amenities WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE. After all, we're celebrating the effort of crossing that line and the accomplishment that it shows.
Hang around the finish and cheer runners before you head to Edgewater where our Birthday Celebration will begin at Noon! Bring your lawn chairs/blankets and meet your friends and family to enjoy a fresh cooked meal and birthday cake. Each Half Marathon runner will receive a hot meal and a beer**. Friends, family and Kid's Dash participants will be able to order from the Edgewater staff off the menu.
Your registration includes full course support, chip timing, aid stations with water, Skratch Labs, Honey Stingers (located around mile 9), unique race shirt in men or women's cut, unique finisher's medal, finish line snacks and hydration, a post-race celebration meal and a beer from Kannah Creek Brewery. The Kid's Dash includes everything but the Celebration meal.
The Celebration Finisher's Party at Edgewater will be from 12:00 - 2:30 ONLY!
* All runners in the half will receive a t-shirt (your choice of men or women's cut). However, anyone who registers AFTER February 1, 2018 will NOT be guaranteed a shirt.
(Please note that the women's cut t-shirt runs small.)
** You must be 21 years old and show a valid ID at check-in to receive free beer.
DreamCatcher Half Marathon utilizes a reverse-wave start system where the longer expected finishers start before the quicker finishers. This ensures course support for EVERYONE and an exciting finish line thrill! You will be asked to select your start time when you register. In order to ensure accurate timing, we ask that you stick with your designated race start time.
Expected finish of 4-6 hours: 7:00 am
The Kid's Dash!
Join us at 10:00 am for the Kid's Dash! Run a mile and enjoy your accomplishment with a finisher medal to remind you of your efforts! Parents are welcome to join their runner on the course.