Grand County currently has special event attendee mandates in place, based on the Utah Department of Health risk assessment level. Because of these mandates, we have limited our numbers to meet the high risk assessment limits. We will add additional spots to the event two weeks out, if the risk assessment is at moderate or low. See our social media pages or subscribe to our newsletter for the most updated information. We will not allow additional runners into the event once it sells out; please do not email asking for an exception.
Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike Trail Systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slick rock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. Winter is a great time to be in Moab running, and 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.
From Center St. and Main St (Highway 191), head north out of town, approximately 10 miles. Make a left into Gemini Bridges parking lot. We highly encourage carpooling to the start. Parking is limited.
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.
There is paid camping at the start/finish line. It is first come, first served.
Race Morning Schedule
Saturday, January 30, 2021
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
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.
Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!