Arches Half Marathon

Half Marathon and 10K

formerly The Other Half

October 11, 2020

Moab, Utah

Start Time: Half Marathon- 8:30 a.m, 10K- 8:50 a.m.

Course Description

The half marathon race starts near mile marker 30 on Hwy 128, at the historic Dewey Bridge site on the Colorado River about 30 miles northeast of Moab.  The course parallels the river, amid backdrops of gorgeous scenery, including prominent landmarks Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, and the snow-capped La Sal Mountains. The first seven miles roll gently; miles 8-12 contain some short hills and mile 13 is a fast downhill to the lush green finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort.

The 10K race start near Hittle Bottom Campground on Hwy 128 and finish at Sorrel River Ranch. The course parallels the river, amid backdrops of gorgeous scenery, including prominent landmarks Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, and the snow-capped La Sal Mountains.

Aid Stations

Located at half marthon miles 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12

Aid station supplies include:

  • water

  • Gatorade Endurance Formula

  • port-a-potties.  

 

Medical staff is stationed along the course and at the finish line.

See Google Map, at the bottom of this page, for locations. 

Time Limit/Road Closure

Hwy 128 between mile markers 17 and 30 is closed to traffic from 8 am—12 pm.
 

Half Marathon

Start

8:30 AM
The race starts at Dewey Bridge, near mile 30 on Hwy 128 northeast of Moab.  The start staging area will have porta-potties, fire barrels, hot drinks, water and Gatorade Endurance Formula.  Warm up runs should go upriver, away from the bridge.

 

Time Limit

There is a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 min/mile pace). 


Due to safety concerns and permitting requirements, Arches Half course will have strictly enforced cutoff times at miles 2, 6, and 10. A pace of 16:00/mile or faster will meet the cutoff times. A cushion of 3 minutes is built into the cutoff times to account for the time it takes a runner at the 10+ min/mile pace signs to cross the starting line after the gun has gone off.

Race Start                     8:30 am

Mile 2 Cutoff                35 minutes              16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

Mile 6 Cutoff                99 minutes              16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

Mile 10 Cutoff              2 hr 43 minutes      16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

The 10K course has a time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes. 

If you do not make a cutoff, you MUST board the Sweep Vehicle. Keep in mind course services including aid stations and medical will be discontinued once the Sweep Vehicle comes through. Finish line food and services will be available only to those finishing within the allotted time limit.

Runners still on Hwy 128 after 12 pm are required to catch a ride with the sweep vehicle.

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