9K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile
January 28, 2023
About Arches Ultra
Arches Ultra 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.
Lowest Point 4331'
Highest Point 5135'
Elevation Gain 4524'
Elevation Loss 4524'
Lowest Point 4331'
- Highest Point 4852'
- Elevation Gain 2894'
- Elevation Loss 2894'
Lowest Point 4462'
Highest Point 4780'
Elevation Gain 873'
Elevation Loss 873'
Lowest Point 4560'
Highest Point 4708'
Elevation Gain 295'
Elevation Loss 295'
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.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
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 28, 2023
Starts at 5:45 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
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.
Race Morning Schedule
Saturday, January 28, 2023
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.
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!
Already earned some free entries this year and love helping on race day? Consider becoming a Mad Moose Ambassador!