Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 mile

March 14, 2020

Registration Open

Moab, Utah

Half Marathon Start Time: 8:45 a.m., 5 Mile Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

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. 

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

Time:1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Center Street Gym

                  217 East Center Street

                  Moab, UT

Parking: Parking for the Expo is limited.  Please plan to walk, it's a great way to see downtown Moab, or carpool!

If race sells out, we will not allow registrations at packet pickup.  

Vendors to include Salt Lake Running Company, Black Diamond Equipment, and more!

To become a vendor:  Expo Full

Race Day Packet Pickup:

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Time: 6:00 a.m.- 6:45 a.m.

Location: Center Street Gym

                  217 East Center Street

                  Moab, UT

There is no race day registration.

Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

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

  2. Please look up your bib number on the wall of the gym.

  3. Race changes cannot be done after packet pickup on Friday. Changes made to your registration at packet pickup are charged an $8 administration fee, plus an upgrade fee of $10 to change to the half marathon. Cash or check only.  *If you contact us before race week, there is no charge for downgrades and upgrades are $10. 

  4. Runners may pick up swag of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

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

  6. Entries are non-transferable.

Shuttle Information

Half Marathon Start: shuttles load between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.

Location: the south side of Swanny City Park along Park Drive.

Five Mile Start: shuttle vehicles load between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM

Location: in front of the Helen M. Knight School located at 400 N and 100 W, adjacent to the finish line.

Information Regarding Shuttle Process:

  1. Runners must show their bibs to board a shuttle.

  2. Runners staying upriver from the Half Marathon race start on Hwy 128 can be dropped off there no later than 8:00 AM.

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

  4. Parking for shuttles to the start is very limited. Please plan to walk or carpool to Swanny City Park on Saturday morning.

  5. There is NO PARKING AT THE START! All participants need to take a shuttle to the start areas.

Start Line Gear Check

There will be a vehicle parked near the start line area for runners to put their gear bags before the start. 

  1. Use your own small bag. 

  2. Detach the colored bag tag from your bib and zip tie it securly to your gear bag for identification.

  3. Official gear bag transport vehicles are at both the half marathon and five mile starts and convey runners’ items to the finish for pickup after the race. 

  4. Bags will be arranged by bib number at the Gear Bag Pickup area at Swanny City Park after the race.

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

Start Times

Half Marathon Start: 8:45 a.m.

5 Mile Start: 8:30 a.m.

Finish Line Festival

The finish line festival is located at Swanny City Park (100 W and 400 N). There will be a beer garden, with Moab Brewery's craft beer on tap, and a live band. 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 at Swanny City Park.  An off leash area, the Bark Park, is located on 300 S.

Runner Perks

Runners will receive a unique finisher's medal, custom printed race shirt, Mad Moose bag, great post race refreshments, and a 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. See them here: https://www.aktivaphoto.com/canyonlands-half-marathon-2019

FAQ

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

Leave a Tip for the Moab Taiko Dan Drummers!

Do you love the drummers who cheer you to along the course? Show them some love here!

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