Moab Trail Marathon, Half and Adventure 5k

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Nov 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Moab Trail Marathon, Half and Adventure 5k

Kane Creek Blvd

Moab UT, 84532

USA

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Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $90
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes

Distance(s):

  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 1500

Starting Elevation: 4500

High Point: 5500

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2008

Description:

Host of the USATF Marathon Trail Championship in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014

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 you’ll get a break, technically but not physically as you’ll climb up the switchbacks of Kane Creek Road, then back down where you’ll enter the depths of Kane Creek Drainage. This unique 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 abouta mile through the canyon, and then along the dirt road for a ½ mile and a final 1/2 mile of fun singletrack to the finish.

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Event Dates

Held on Nov 02, 2019

Held on Nov 03, 2018

Held on Nov 04, 2017

Held on Nov 06, 2016

Held on Nov 07, 2015

Held on Nov 08, 2014

Held on Nov 02, 2013

Held on Nov 03, 2012

Held on Nov 05, 2011

Held on Nov 13, 2010

Held on Nov 14, 2009

Held on Nov 15, 2008

Event Results

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