[Photo by Tom Haraden / Moab Sun News]

Canyonlands Half Marathon runners raced down state Route 128 on Saturday, March 18, with smiles on their faces.

Xavier De La Torre won first place at this year’s half marathon, racing across the finish line at 1:14:38. Sylvia Bedford placed first in the women’s category, at 1:21:07, while Grand County High School senior Jayelen Knowles placed first in the Five Mile Race women’s category, at 36:26. Brad Cooper won the Five Mile men’s category, at 29:12.