Arches Half Marathon

Half Marathon and 10K

formerly The Other Half

October 11, 2020

Moab, Utah

Start Time: Half Marathon- 8:30 a.m, 10K- 8:50

About Arches Half Marathon

Started in 2004, as a fall companion to the popular Canyonlands Half Marathon, this road half marathon might just be one of the most scenic races in the country. Starting at the Historic Dewey Bridge, Arches Half Marathon travels through the well known "scenic alley," past the rising red rock formations of Fisher Towers and Castle Valley. 

Course Information

For information about the course, aid stations, and time limits, see our Course Information Page.

Race Guide

The race program is published digitally. You can print it out or save it to your phone. Check out the 2019 Race Guide.

Travel Information

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

Expo and Packet Pickup

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites

1863 N Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532

Race Day Packet Pickup:

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Time: Before the start, at the starting line. 

Location: Shuttle Pick Up Location Options:

                 6:45 AM Shuttles depart from Moab Valley Inn and HMK Elementary School 
                 7:00 AM Shuttles depart from Red Cliffs Lodge and Sorrel River Ranch (guests only) 
                 7:15 AM Shuttles depart from Gravel Park Lot
                 8:30 AM Half Marathon Start

                 8:50 AM 10K Start

Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

  1. You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.

  2. If you have to pick up your packet on race day, you may do so at the starting line. You will have to pick up your goody bag and shirt at the finish line. 

  3. Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of an registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

  4. Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.  

  5. Entries are non-transferable.

Shuttle Information

All participants must catch a shuttle to the start—there is no parking at the start. Participants must indicate their shuttle location preference when they register. There will be post-race shuttles to all start shuttle pickup locations.

6:45 AM Shuttles depart from Moab Valley Inn and Helen M. Knight Elementary School (HMK).
7:00 AM Shuttles depart from Red Cliffs Lodge and Sorrel River Ranch (guests only) 
7:15 AM Shuttles depart from Gravel Park Lot (GPL). The gravel lot is located approximately 16 miles up Hwy 128, from Moab, on the left hand side. 

See map for parking and shuttle locations. 

Information Regarding Shuttle Process:

  1. You have to get up at the same time to catch a shuttle in Moab at 6:45 as to drive to the GPL to catch a shuttle at 7:15, as the commute to the GPL is about 30 minutes.

  2. Please board buses promptly—it takes considerable time to move people up a narrow winding canyon road.

  3. Parking at Moab Valley Inn and HMK School is limited; plan to walk or carpool.

Parking is not available at the finish line. The only place open to spectators is the finish. Spectators must park at the Gravel Park Lot then catch a shuttle to Sorrel River Ranch Resort.

 

Post Race and Spectator Shuttles:

  1. The only place open to spectators is the finish. Spectators must park at the Gravel Park Lot then catch a shuttle to Sorrel River Ranch Resort.

  2. The gravel lot is located approximately 16 miles up Hwy 128, from Moab, on the left hand side. 

  3. Everyone at the finish will need to take a shuttle to their car (those at the Gravel Park Lot have the option of walking or jogging).

  4. Shuttles between the Gravel Park Lot and Sorrel River Ranch Resort (finish) run from 9:30 am—1 pm. Spectators should park at the Gravel Park Lot and walk or catch a shuttle to the finish to cheer/meet with their friends and family.

  5. If you want to come back to Moab, then you can catch a post-race shuttle from Sorrel River Ranch Resort to Moab Valley Inn and HMK School. These buses depart between 11 AM and 12:15 PM on an as-needed basis.

Start Line Gear Check
  1. Write your bib number on your gear bag.

  2. Official gear bag transport vehicles are at the start to convey runners’ items to the finish for pickup after the race. 

  3. Bags will be arranged by bib number at the pickup area at the tennis courts at Sorrel River Ranch.

  4. Please do not place valuables in your gear bag.  Mad Moose Events is not responsible for lost items.

Start Time

Half Marathon Start: 8:30 AM

10K Start: 8:50 AM

Finish Line Festival

The finish line festival is located at Sorrel River Ranch. There will be a beer garden, and Moab Brewery's craft beer will be on tap. We'll also have a live band! Runners will be served water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, and a delicious variety of food is available. The finish line closes at 12:00 pm. 

Dogs are NOT allowed on shuttles or at the Sorrel River Ranch.  An off leash area, the Bark Park, is located on 300 S. in Moab. 

Runner Perks

Runners will receive a unique finisher medal, custom long sleeve race shirt, a custom pint glass, great post race refreshments and three beers at the beer garden.

Race Photos

A professional event photography company, will be taking photos of runners at the event. Photos will be available online after the race, from AKTIVA Sport Photography.

FAQ

Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!

 

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