Marathon and Half Marathon:
9AM Start of First Wave (competitive runners).
9:07 and 9:14AM 2nd and 3rd Waves (recreational runners),
9:21 and 9:28AM 4th and 5th Waves (non-competitive and/or slower runners).
The first wave is those runners who typically finish in the top 3rd of the race, the second and third waves are those runners who typically finish in the middle third of the race, and the fourth and fifth waves are those runners who typically finish in the last third of the race.
Merrell Kid's Dash 9:30
5K Adventure Run:
9:40AM Start of First Wave (male competitive)
9:45AM 2nd Wave (Female Competitive)
9:50AM 3rd Wave (Recreational)
9:55AM 4th Wave (Non Competitive/Friends and Family Wave)
Half Marathon and Marathon: Mile # 9.5 (second aid station): 1:00 pm
Marathon: Mile #21.5 (sixth aid station): 4:00pm
Finish Cutoff’s: (to be eligible for a finisher’s mug)
Marathon: 5:30 pm (allows 7 hours 45 minutes to finish)
Half Marathon: 1:45pm (allows 4 hours to finish)
5K: 12:30 (allow 2 hours 15 minutes to finish)
Register online here or call for a mail-in entry form.
Registration limited to the first 1000 to sign up. Register early! (Elite runners, please contact race director if you need more time to sign up, we will save some spots for elite runners!)
Your Registration includes an incredible course (fully marked), Chip Timing, Merrell tech t-shirt, aid stations on course with water and snacks, post event soup and snacks, a finishers ‘mug’, Merrell Shoes to top 3 M/F overall in each race, trophies to top age group finishers (10 year age-group increments, M/F) in the marathon and half marathon, $2500 cash purse shared between top Half Marathon Finishers, a chance to be titled the “Trail Half Marathon National Champion” (overall and age group), and some ‘tossed out’ prizes from our sponsors for those who attend the awards ceremony.
Also, if you pick up your packet at Milt’s Stop & Eat on Friday, you will receive a $5 gift card for a meal at Milt’s.
Additionally, your entry fee is a tax-deductible 501-3c non-profit donation to the Project Athena Foundation (helping survivors live their adventurous dreams, www.projectathena.org). A donation will also be made to our wonderful aid station helpers, Friends for Wheelin’ (a local non-profit organization promoting smart, considerate, and environmentally friendly use of trails).
|Marathon $80 early registration
||$90 June 1st - Sept. 1st
||$100 Sept. 2nd - Nov. 1st
|½ Marathon $70 early registration
||$80 June 1st - Sept. 1st
||$90 Sept. 2nd - Nov. 1st
|5K: $45 early registration
||$55 June 1st - Sept. 1st
||$60 Sept. 2nd - Nov. 1st
Packet Pick-Up: At Milt’s Stop & Eat on Friday, November 1st between 3:30pm and 7:30pm, and/or at the Start/Finish area on Saturday Nov. 2nd between 7am and 9am.
Directions to Start/Finish: Heading South on Main Street Moab, turn right on Kane Creek Road which is between the Mc. Donald’s and the Burger King. Continue about 3 miles, staying left at the one fork. You’ll follow the Colorado River until the road turns from pavement to dirt. Park in the signed lots on the left.
Directions to Milts: Heading south into town (from 1-70 or the River Road): turn left
on Center Street. Go 4 blocks. Turn right on 400 East. Go a ¼ mile or so, you will see
Milt’s on the left.
Heading north into town (from Monticello): turn right on 400 east. Go
about 1/2 mile. You will see Milts on the right, just past Millcreek Drive and Dave’s
Marathon: Set a PR for your WOW factor on this course! This course is unique and wild. The canyons around Moab are unlike anywhere in the world, and this course conquers some of the most spectacular! You will travel through narrow canyons with spectacular vertical walls on both sides and along the rim-tops of deep canyons with spectacular vistas every direction. The terrain changes frequently to keep the miles clicking and includes narrow single-track, rugged jeep trails, sandy washes, ‘Moab-style slickrock’, a short section of dirt road, a few sections of no-track, a very old mining trail and a couple sections of fixed line traverse. Views will take your breath away, and include the spectacular red rocks of “Behind the Rocks Wilderness” and “Amasa Back” area, also view the sheer vertical walls of Pritchett, Hunter and Kane Creek Canyons and views into Canyonlands National Park. In the distance are the beautiful 12,000 foot La Sal Mountains. You’ll pass by several arches, lots of lizards, some really cool and funny looking rocks, possible eagles and hawks, some neat ancient pictographs, a couple small creeks and springs, and our friendly aid station volunteers who will be there to hydrate and fuel you in some of the craziest spots! The elevation gain and loss is about 3500 ft. There are two major climbs, one at the beginning which is nice and gradual, and one just after the ½ way point which is shorter and steeper. There are several other short climbs and descents throughout the course. The top runners will run all but the fixed rope section and are expected to finish in less than 4 hours. Average runners will do a combo of running with a bit of walking and are expected to finish in the 5 to 6 hr range. If you want to feel ecstatic and in awe after a race, then this one is for you!
½ Marathon: The ½ Marathon course follows the first 9 miles of the Marathon Course; then veers off into the depths of Kane Creek Canyon. Expect to get your feet wet, as Kane Creek will be flowing in November. This beautiful canyon is rarely travelled but absolutely beautiful. Most of the canyon is runable and along hard packed sand with a bit of water. Some sections are on single-track along the shore and other sections through deeper water (not more than knee deep, unless the Beavers go to work before the race!) You’ll travel three miles through the canyon, and then along the dirt road for the final ½ mile to the finish.
5K: Not your ordinary 5K! This adventure run/walk features natural and manmade obstacles including running under an arch, through a cave, use of hand-line to go up and down a small cliff, up two ladders, two creek crossings, running through a two gigantic culverts, crossing a sand pit, over a rock maze, completing an obstacle course, and other FUN and Exciting obstacles. No special skills required.
|Maps and Elevation Profiles
|Click here for map and detailed route description
Click here for Course Profiles and Aid Station information
Awards & Prize Money:
Trail Marathon: Trophies to top 3 overall and age group winners (M/F 10-year age group increments), Finishers Mugs to all finishers within the cutoff. Merrell Shoes to top three M/F overall.
Trail Half Marathon: National Championship Trophies to top 3 overall and age group winners (M/F 10-year age group increments), Finishers Mugs to all finishers within the cutoff. Merrell Shoes to top three M/F overall. Also a cash purse to top 5 M/F finishers: $400, $300, $200, $100, $50 and top male/female masters: $200.
5K Adventure Run: Finishers medals and mugs to all finishers within the cutoff. Merrell Shoes to top three M/F overall in each race.
Times of Award Ceremony:
5k awards/raffle at 11am.
Half Marathon awards/raffle at 12:30pm
Marathon awards/raffle at 3:30pm
Lodging, local area info and related links: www.moab-utah.com
Questions and Contact Information:
Danelle Ballengee: firstname.lastname@example.org
577 Cliffview Drive, Moab UT 894532
Project Athena Foundation email@example.com