Amasa Trail Race
April 15, 2023
About Amasa Trail Race
Amasa Trail Race take 25k and 15k runners through one of Moab's most prized trail systems. Start your race along Kane-Springs Creek and experience the vibrant green of Moab in the spring! As you work your way up Cliffhanger Trail, be sure to keep an eye out for petroglyphs carved into the sheer cliffs of Kane Springs Canyon. Before you turn on to the world famous Amasa Back trail, be sure to catch a glimpse of Whale Rock swimming away from the Captain Ahab Trail. 25k runners are treated to drop down into Jackson's Hole for some smooth double track before joining 15k runners again on the gnarly terrain of Rockstacker Trail. The sparkling Colorado River below will distract you from the technical descent into the finish line! With stunning views of the Behind the Rocks fins and La Sal Mountains and varied trails, Amasa Trail Race is not to be missed!
Amasa Trail Race is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races!
Amasa 25K GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 3950'
Highest Point 4880'
Elevation Gain 2431'
Elevation Loss 2431'
Amasa 15K GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 3950'
- Highest Point 4880'
- Elevation Gain 1700'
- Elevation Loss 1700'
Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information
Cupless Aid Station Information
That's right! We have gone cupless!
What does that mean?
Bring your own re-useable cup (Mad Moose Hydrapak cups are available for purchase during packet pick-up)
Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.
Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles, and reusable cups
Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.
Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation in the Moab area!
*Packet Pickup will be held on race morning only*
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Location: Kane Creek Recreation Parking Lot. See Google Map below for precise directions.
Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:
You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.
Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.
Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.
Entries are non-transferable
See race guide for all information about packet pickup.
Directions to Start/Finish Line
GPS Coordinates (Click for Google Map):
The start/finish line is located on Kane Creek Rd, at the Kane Creek Recreation Parking Lot. Follow Kane Creek west until the pavement turns to dirt. The parking lot is on the right, after the cattle guard. See Google Map below for more information.
Race Morning Schedule
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Packet pickup starting at 6:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 25K start
7:00 a.m. - 15K start
10 minutes before each race start - pre-race announcement
RUNNERS MUST ATTACH CHIP TO SHOE. NO CHIP ON SHOE = NO TIME
Finish Line Information
The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. We will be serving runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available.
All runners will receive a custom race shirt and a finishers' medal.
The FAQ page contains information about:
-Cancelation, transfer, and no refund policy
-Other Runner Requirements
Race photos are taken by Aktiva Sport Photography. They will send an email to runners once the pictures have been processed. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
This event is supported by Dan Mick Jeep Tours
Our Moab events could not happen without the help of Dan Mick Jeep Tours. Many of the Mad Moose Events’ aid stations are in extremely isolated areas, with rugged 4x4 routes to get to them. Dan Mick ensures that we are able to provide supplies to our runners, which allows us to continue to bring you to rarely experienced areas of the Moab backcountry.
Dan Mick Jeep Tours has been assisting Mad Moose Events for many years. They are as equally skilled as aid station volunteers as they are navigating the 4x4 trails. Dan Mick Jeep Tours currently provides support for Moab’s Red Hot Ultra, Behind the Rocks Ultra, Amasa Trail Race, Thelma and Louise Marathon and Half, as well as Arches Marathon and Half.
While you are staying in Moab, please take a look at their website and book you, your friends, and your family a tour. They offer sunset, half day morning, half day afternoon, and full day guided trips on many of the most popular off-roading routes in the area.
Volunteer with Mad Moose
Do you like helping your fellow runners succeed? Do you want to support your favorite race company? Do you enjoy giving back to this awesome community? Consider volunteering at one of our future events! As if getting to give back to the running community wasn’t enough, we want to show our gratitude by having all volunteers earn credits toward FREE race entries of your choice! (Friends and Family - You can earn race credits for your runner to use toward their next Mad Moose Event!)
Click HERE for more details about volunteering with Mad Moose!