Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 mile

March 19, 2022

Registration Open

Moab, Utah

Half Marathon Start Time: 8:15 a.m., 5 Mile Start Time: 8:35 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 2022 Canyonlands Half Marathon Race Guide published digitally. You can print it out or save it to your phone. 

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Friday, March 18, 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Springhill Inn and Suites

1865 N Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532

Runners will need to know bib number. We will publish list here prior to race day. No registration at packet pickup or on race day.

Race Day Packet Pickup:

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Time: 6:40 a.m.- 7:20 a.m.

Location: Swanny Park near shuttle pickup.

Runners utilizing race day packet pickup will need to collect swag at the finish line. 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. Race changes cannot be done after Wednesday on race week.. 

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

  4. Entries are non-transferable. See FAQ page.

Shuttle Pickup 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 7:20 AM and 7:40 AM

Location: in front of the Helen M. Knight School located at 400 N and 100 W

Information Regarding Shuttle Process:

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

  2. Masks are required on shuttles.

  3. Runners staying upriver from the Half Marathon race start on Hwy 128 can be dropped off there no later than 7:40 AM.

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

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

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

  7. No spectators may ride the start line shuttle. No spectators at the start line.

Start Line Gear Check

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

  1. Use the bag supplied at packet pickup, which will be labeled with your bib number.

  2. Bags will be arranged as you left them at the Gear Bag Pickup area at Lions Park after the race.

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

Start Times

Half Marathon Start: 8:15 a.m.

5 Mile Start: 8:35 a.m.

Finish Line

The finish line 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.

Shuttles will be taking spectators and runners between the finish line and Helen M Knight Elementary School, located at 400N and 100W, from 8:30 AM until 1 PM. The shuttles will run continuously. There is no parking at the finish line. Masks must be worn on shuttles.

All spectators and runners must use the underpass to access shuttle pickup/drop-off location, at Lions Park. Do not cross the highway. Strollers must be able to fold and fit on school bus. No dogs allowed on the shuttles.

*The finish line is within walking distance of the Fairfield Inn and Springhill Inn, at Lions Park. Just follow the pedestrian bridge across the river and then use the underpass.


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.

Runner Perks

Runners will receive a unique finisher's medal, a short-sleeved custom printed Brooks tech shirt, Mad Moose bag, great post race refreshments, and a closed, traffic-free highway.

Race Photos

Aktiva Sport Photography will be taking photos of runners at the event. Photos will be available online after the race. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.  


For specific information about:

Race Rules

Our No Refund Policy

Registration Cancelation Directions


Other Runner Requirements

Check out our FAQ page!

Canyonlands Half Virtual Option

You can always join us 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 3/1/2022 through 3/31/2022. The results will be published once the results window closes.