Friday, January 25, 2013

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

One of My Running Bucket List Items Is To Run, (pause for effect)

The GRAND CANYON Rim to Rim to Rim

Not sure when, where or how I came up with this idea, I might have read about it on another blog, or in Runners World or maybe it was a feature in, (what I believe is the best running publication on the planet), Marathon and Beyond,  I'm not sure.  But this run sounds like the ultimate ultra run.  There are longer runs, there maybe steeper climbs and there may just be more challenging terrain, but running the Grand after all RUNNING




As of today, I'm only in the information gathering phase of my planned run.  I'm going to review as many Rim to Rim to Rim accounts as I can find.  I'm going to get a feel for the logistics, I'm going to study the route and I'm going to learn from theose who have run the Canyon.  Right now I'm thinking May 2014/15.  

The Rim to Rim to Rim (south rim to north rim and back) run is a 46 mile course with over 11,000 feet of elevation change. This is one of those bucket list runs for ultra marathoners and it will be a great experience, a one of a kind way to see the Grand Canyon.

I've found a few inspiring reads and videos.

Grand Canyon Basics: Rim to Rim to Rim

Running the Grand Canyon: Logistics

Davy Crockett's Canyon Run Blog

Some inspiring Grand Canyon running videos.


Are you interested in running the Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim, are you planning are trip to run the canyon?  Drop me a line...

1 comment:

  1. Hey Brian, Stumbled on your blog while researching R2R. We are planning a trip for October 2014 but only going South Rim to North Rim. Trail running is new for me so trying to soak up as much as I can of how other's prepared for this journey.