Arches Ultra

9K, Half Marathon, 50K, 50 Mile

January 28, 2023

Moab, Utah

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.

Arches Ultra is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races and then head to our store to get your very own Run Moab running apparel.

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'

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.

Arches Ultra Race Guide

Read the 2023 Race Guide for race information!

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

​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

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 near the start/finish line is available year round. Click here 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 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. 

Runner Perks

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

FAQ

The FAQ page contains  information about:

-Pricing

-Race Rules

-Distance Changes

-Cancelation, transfer, and no refund policy

-Other Runner Requirements​

Results

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.

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!