Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 mile

March 20, 2021

Registration Open

Moab, Utah

Course Description

The Half Marathon course starts approximately 12 miles up Hwy 128 from Moab, along the Colorado River. The course follows the river to Hwy 191 to Lions Park, where runners will finish.  The Five Mile course follows the last 5 miles of the Half Marathon course; the two races share a finish line.

Aid Stations

Located at half marathon miles 1, 4, 7, 9, 11

Aid station supplies include:

  • water

  • Gatorade Endurance Formula

  • port-a-potties.  


Medical staff is stationed along the course, at the intersection of Hwy. 128 and 191, and at the finish line.

Time Limit/Road Closure

Time Limit / Road Closure:

There is a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Due to safety concerns and permitting requirements, the Canyonlands Half Marathon course will have strictly enforced cutoff times at miles 3, 6, 9 and 10.6 (turnoff from Hwy 128 to 191). Hwy 128 is winding with no shoulder in some sections, so it is imperative that all runners be off the road by Noon. A pace of 15:30/mile or faster will meet the cutoff times. A cushion of 5 minutes is built into the cutoff times to account for the time it takes a runner at the 10+ min/mile pace signs to cross the starting line after the gun has gone off.

Race Start                          8:45 a.m.

Mile 3 Cutoff                     52 minutes                  15:30/mile pace plus 5 minutes

Mile 6 Cutoff                     1 hr 38 minutes          15:30/mile pace plus 5 minutes

Mile 9 Cutoff                     2 hr 25 minutes          15:30/mile pace plus 5 minutes

Hwy 128 / Hwy 191         3 hr 11 minutes          15:30/mile pace plus 5 minutes

If you do not make a cutoff, you MUST board the sweep vehicle. Keep in mind that course services including aid stations and medical will also be discontinued once the sweep vehicle comes through. The finish line closes at 12:15 pm.

Hwy 128 is closed to traffic from 8 am to Noon between Mile Post 12 and Hwy 191.


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