Grand County currently has special event attendee mandates in place, based on the Utah Department of Health risk assessment level. Because of these mandates, we have limited our numbers to meet the high risk assessment limits. We will add additional spots to the event two weeks out, if the risk assessment is at moderate or low. See our social media pages or subscribe to our newsletter for the most updated information. We will not allow additional runners into the event once it sells out.
GETTING TO THE START LINE: 2021
We plan to host this event. Grand County has mandates in place, which allow for special events to happen. To meet new Covid guidelines, the course will be out and back this year. We will start and finish at Lions Park. Because shuttles are not possible, participants must walk to the starting line. Please see the designated Pedestrian Route. There is a foot bridge from Lions Park to the Springhill Suites and Fairfield Inn. Only those staying at the Springhill Suites and Fairfield Inn may park in that parking lot. All other cars will be towed at the owner's expense. All runners can utilize paved path through town to get to the race start. Parking is available at Helen M. Knight Elementary School. It is a 2.2 mile walk from the school. Please see the designated Pedestrian Route. The pedestrian path is located on the east side of 191, from the Denny's. There are lodging options along Hwy 191, near Lions Park as well. Of course, as guidelines change so may our plans.
About Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile
The first Canyonlands Half Marathon was run on May 1, 1976 had just 22 finishers, including a dog. Today, thousands of runners come together in March to enjoy the scenic red rock formations and winding Colorado River that Moab has come to be known for! Running parallel to Arches National Park and the Mighty Colorado, runners are in for a real treat. Long considered a "Bucket List" race, Canyonlands Half Marathon was named by Runners World UK, in their article "The Worlds Greatest Races," in the July 2018 issue.
You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.
Race changes cannot be done after Wednesday on race week..
Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.
Entries are non-transferable. See FAQ page.
Start Line Gear Check
There will be an area near the start line area for runners to put their gear bags before the start.
Use the bag supplied at packet pickup, which will be labeled with your bib number.
Bags will be arranged as you left them at the Gear Bag Pickup area at Lions Park after the race.
Please do not place valuables in your gear bag. Mad Moose Events is not responsible for lost items.
Half Marathon Start: 8:15 a.m.
5 Mile Start: 9:15 a.m.
Finish Line Festival
The finish line festival is located at Lions Park, located at the intersection of Hwy 128 and Hwy 191. Hwy 128 is closed for the duration of the event. There is no parking at Lions Park. All lots at the park are closed for the event.
Runners will be served water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, and a delicious variety of food. The finish line closes at 12:15 pm.
Dogs are NOT allowed on shuttles or at Lions Park. An off leash area, the Bark Park, is located on 300 S.
Runners will receive a unique finisher's medal, custom printed race shirt, Mad Moose bag, great post race refreshments, and a closed, traffic-free highway.
Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!
Canyonlands Half Virtual Option
Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile is sold out for our in-person March event. You can still join in virtually! We'll send your bib, custom race shirt, bib, and finisher's medal to you, you design and run your own course. We'll have a link available to submit your time. We'll accept your times from 3/1/2021 through 3/31/2021. The results will be published once the results window closes.