Dead Horse Ultra

15K, 30K, 50K, 50 Mile

November 19, 2022

Gemini Bridges, Moab, UT

About Dead Horse Ultra

Dead Horse features the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges.  The course will challenge you with technical slickrock, sandy washes, and rocky climbs.  Every crest and turn gives stunning views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains, and the Moab Valley.  

Dead Horse Ultra is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races and then head to our store to get your very own Run Moab running apparel.

Course Information

Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information

Dead Horse Ultra Race Guide
Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!


What does that mean?

  • Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​, and reusable cups

  • Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.

  • To further reduce waste at aid stations, runners may bring a small reusable bag or bowl for food.

  • Reusable bowls are optional but a great way to reduce waste.

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, November 18, 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

Location: Start Line


Race Day Packet Pick-up:

Saturday, November 19, 2022

5:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line


Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

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

  • Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner who will not be in attendance.

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

  • Entries are non-transferable

  • See race guide for all information about packet pickup.

Directions to Start/Finish Line

GPS Coordinates: 38.65615, -109.67725

From Center St. and Main St (Highway 191), head north out of town, approximately 10 miles.  Make a left into Gemini Bridges parking lot.  Overflow parking is located across the street, at the Bar M parking lot. There is a short walk over to the start/finish line.  Do not cross highway, instead use pedestrian path under the highway. Consider carpooling! 


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 19, 2022

5:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Check-in, packet pickup at the starting line.


6:00 a.m. – 50 mile start

7:00 a.m. -  50k start

8:00 a.m. -  30k start

8:30 a.m. - 15K

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. 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 Sport Photography. They will send an email to runners once the pictures have been processed. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

Volunteer with Mad Moose

Do you like helping your fellow runners succeed? Do you want to support your favorite race company? Do you enjoy giving back to this awesome community? Consider volunteering at one of our future events! As if getting to give back to the running community wasn’t enough, we want to show our gratitude by having all volunteers earn credits toward FREE race entries of your choice! (Friends and Family - You can earn race credits for your runner to use toward their next Mad Moose Event!)


Click HERE for more details about volunteering with Mad Moose!


Already earned some free entries this year and love helping on race day? Consider becoming a Mad Moose Ambassador!

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