9K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile
January 27, 2024
About Arches Ultra
Winter is a great time to be in Moab running! For Arches Ultra, We've chosen a lower elevation run that will give you views of the towering Moab cliffs, Arches National Park, and the snow covered La Sals. Arches Ultra travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike Trail Systems. As an added bonus, experience running past dinosaur tracks in UtahRaptor State Park! It's fun to have variation in a course and all distances at Arches Ultra does just that! The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slick rock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up.
Arches Ultra is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races!
Arches Ultra 50 Mile Course Map
Arches Ultra 50 Mile Interactive Map
Arches Ultra 50 Mile GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 4331'
Highest Point 5135'
Elevation Gain 4524'
Elevation Loss 4524'
Arches Ultra 50K Interactive Map
Arches Ultra 50K GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 4331'
- Highest Point 4852'
- Elevation Gain 2894'
- Elevation Loss 2894'
Arches Ultra Half Marathon Course Map
Arches Ultra Half Marathon Interactive Map
Arches Ultra Half Marathon GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 4462'
Highest Point 4780'
Elevation Gain 873'
Elevation Loss 873'
Arches Ultra 9K Interactive Map
Arches Ultra 9K GPX File *download file to view
Lowest Point 4560'
Highest Point 4708'
Elevation Gain 295'
Elevation Loss 295'
Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information
CLICK HERE for Google Map, which contains start/finish line and crew accessible aid station locations. See aid station chart for specific information about crew at aid stations.
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!
Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Start/Finish Line
Seven Mile RV Park
N Highway 191
Moab, UT 84532
Race Day Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration:
Saturday, January 27, 2024
5:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Check-in and packet pickup at the starting line
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 Maps):
From Center St. and Main St (Highway 191), head north out of town, approximately 10 miles. Make a left into Seven Mile RV Park (Gemini Bridges RD) parking lot. We highly encourage carpooling to the start. Parking is limited. Scroll down to see Google Map.
There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots. If you park in an unacceptable location, BLM will issue tickets. Please adhere to parking attendants instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM for future events hosted by Mad Moose Events.
The 7 Mile RV Park Campground, at the start/finish line location, is usually closed for the winter. They will open for race weekend. It is $35/night. First come, first served. They will not take reservations ahead of time. There are several other options for camping in the Moab area. Please see the Complete Guide to Moab Campgrounds or our Travel Page for more information.
Race Morning Schedule
Saturday, January 27, 2024
5:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Check-in, packet pickup, and drop-bag collection: at the starting line.
6:30 a.m. – 50 mile start
7:30 a.m. – 50k start
8:30 a.m. - half marathon start
9:00 a.m. - 9k 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, custom BOCO Gear Technical Trucker Hat, 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.
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!