Started in 2004, as a fall companion to the popular Canyonlands Half Marathon, Arches Half Marathon has hosted many runners on the road course. In 2021, Arches will become a trail event. After much discussion with local and state government agencies, we were determined to lower our impact on Moab's tourist filled roads. The new course features beautiful red rock formations, views of the snow covered La Sal Mountains and the awe inspiring Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. We have added a marathon and marathon relay division and we extended cutoffs.
The new Arches Marathon and Half event is located at Behind the Rocks trail. We're taking you to explore Moab's last hidden gem. The course is made up of jeep road, slickrock, and sandy washes; Moab running at its best! For information about the course
The race program is published digitally. You can print it out or save it to your phone. Check out the 2021 Race Guide. ***Coming soon.
Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation in Moab!
Expo and Packet Pickup
Friday, October 8, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Start/Finish Line
Behind the Rocks Trail. For directions, see Race Guide.
Race Guide coming soon.
Race Day Packet Pickup:
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM
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 an 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.
Start Line Information
Directions to start:
From the south end of Moab, head south approximately 13 miles. You will head out of town on a single lane road. As you begin to head up the first steep hill, the road will open up to a passing lane. Once you get to the top of the hill, the dirt road will be on your right. The turn is just past mile marker 113. If you pass the rest area, you have gone too far. Take a right turn, and follow the road approximately 2.5 miles to the start. You will see the start line on the left hand side. The dirt road is difficult to spot. The road is technical, but passable for 2WD. Please allow plenty of time to find the start. You can reference the map below for more information.
Marathon 7:30 AM
Marathon Relay 7:30 AM
1/2 Marathon 8:00 AM
15 K 9:00 AM
The finish line is located at the same location at the start line.
Runners will receive a unique finisher medal and custom race shirt.