Dead Horse Ultra

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Gemini Bridges, Moab, UT

50 mile, 50k,and 30k

Race Starts: 50 Mile- 6 a.m., 50k- 7:00 a.m., 30k- 8 a.m.

Dead Horse Ultra was voted as the "Best Destination Race" for the Mountain West Region. 

About Dead Horse Ultra

Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges.  The course will challenge you with technical slickrock and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley.

Course Information

Elevation Gain: 50 mile- 4500 ft, 50k- 3000 ft, 30k- 2000 ft

Course Maps

Aid Station and Cut Off Information

Race Guide

Check out the 2020 Dead Horse Ultra Race Guide.  Updated 9/7/2020

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Friday, November 20, 2020

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Check in and Packet Pick-Up

Location: Springhill Inn and Suites

1865 N Highway 191

Moab, UT  84532


Race Day Packet Pick-up:

Saturday, November 21, 2020

5:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line


*You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip.  This includes race morning packet pick-up.  We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.  

Directions to Start/Finish Line

From Center St. and Main St (Highway 191), head north out of town, approximately 10 miles.  Make a left into Gemini Bridges parking lot.  We highly encourage carpooling to the start.  Parking is limited.


There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots.  If you park in an unacceptable location,  BLM will issue tickets.  Please adhere to parking attendants instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM for future events hosted by Mad Moose Events.

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, November 21, 2020

5:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Check-in, packet pickup, and dropbag collection: at the starting line.


6 a.m. – 50 mile start

7 a.m. - Wave 1 of 50k start

7:10 a.m. - Wave 2 of 50k start

7:20 a.m. - Wave 3 of 50k start

8 a.m. - Wave 1 of 30k start

8:10 a.m. - Wave 2 of 30k start

8:20 a.m. - Wave 3 of 30k start

10 minutes before each race start - Pre-race announcement

Finish Line Information

The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. We will have portable toilets starting Friday afternoon. It is a ways out of town, so bring a cooler with your favorite beverages. We will be serving Mad Moose Enchiladas and other runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available. 

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom short sleeved race shirt, custom BOCO Gear Technical Trucker, and a finishers' medal.


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


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Race Photos

Race photos are taken by Aktiva Photo! Please give them time to process and sort pictures after the event!


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