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Arches Ultra

9K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile

January 25, 2025

Moab, Utah

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 Race Guide

Read the 2025 Race Guide for race information!

Course Information

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 Course Map

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 Course Map

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'

Click here for 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.

Travel Information

Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation in the Moab area!

Packet Pickup

​Date: Friday, January 24, 2025

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 25, 2025

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):

38.65629, -109.67892

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.

Camping Information

The 7 Mile RV Park Campground, at the start/finish line location, is not open. You will not be able to make a reservation. 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 25, 2025

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. 

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt, custom BOCO Gear Technical Trucker Hat, and a finishers' medal.


The FAQ page contains  information about:


-Race Rules

-Distance Changes

-Cancelation, transfer, and no refund policy

-Other Runner Requirements​


Find the results hosted on UltraSignup!

Race Photos

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!

Join the Mad Moose Herd and make a difference in the running community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events. It's always a fun time! 


As a volunteer you'll have the chance to support runners. As a thank you for your time and effort, we offer 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!)

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just love being a part of the action, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Some of our aid stations require 4 x 4 access in remote areas. We are always in need of volunteers to drive to far out aid stations and transport some gear. If you enjoy driving to beautiful places, come help us out. 

Click here to discover how you can contribute and be a part of creating remarkable experiences for runners.

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