Madness in Moab

6, 12, and 24 Hour, 14 Mile, 7 Mile, 12 Hr. 2 Person Relay,

12 Hr. 4 Person Relay, 24 Hr. 2 person Relay, 24 Hr. 4 Person Relay

October 30-31, 2021

Race Starts: 8 AM. See Race Guide

About Madness in Moab 

Madness in Moab starts and finishes at the Behind the Rocks Trail, along the border of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. Moab's last hidden gem; its tall standing Navajo Sandstone domes and fins can be seen from many places along the course. From smooth double track to sandy washes to technical doubletrack, Madness in Moab will test you mentally and physically. Enjoy a running weekend with a great community! 

Madness in Moab Event Options

24 Hour Event

24 Hour 2-person relay

24 Hour 4-person relay

12 Hour Event

12 Hour 2-person relay

12 Hour 4 person relay

6 Hour Event

14 Mile

7 Mile

Course Information

Elevation Gain: 1 loop- 696 ft

Loop Course: 7.1 miles per loop

Course Map

Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!

What does that mean?

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

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​

  • 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 to be served into.

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

There are two aid stations for runners on the loop course.

  • The first aid station is located about halfway through the loop. 

    • It will offer a mix of sweet and salty snacks, water, Gatorade, and soda.​

  • The second aid station in located at the end of the camp loop. 

    • It will offer a mix of sweet and salty snacks, water, Gatorade, soda, and mix of hot items.​

Race Guide

Check out the 2021 Race Guide for information about the event! 

Travel Information

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

Packet Pickup

Friday, October 29, 2021

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

Location: Race Headquarters/Start Line Area

Behind the Rocks Trail

Race Day

Saturday, October 30, 2021

7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Location: Race Headquarters/Start Line Area


*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

Directions to start:

From the south end of Moab, head south approximately 13 miles. You will head out of town on a single lane road.  As you begin to head up the first steep hill, the road will open up to a passing lane.  Once you get to the top of the hill, the dirt road will be on your right.  The turn is just past mile marker 113.  If you pass the rest area, you have gone too far. Take a right turn, and follow the road approximately 2.5 miles to the start.  You will see the start line on the left hand side.  The dirt road is difficult to spot. The dirt road is technical, but passable. Please allow plenty of time to find the start.  You can reference the map below for more information. If you will driving in or out of the race area, during race time. Please drive slow while on course with the runners. 


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.

Note: Crew directions are located in the Race Guide

Camping Information

Madness in Moab has designated camping areas at the start/finish line plus spots along the road.  If you arrive after dark, please be sure to camp in designated camping areas.


  • There are spots for tents and RV/Campers.  The road leading to camp is slow and technical in spots. 

  • We will have toilets available for the campers, beginning Friday. There are plenty of spots to accommodate everyone. No reservations required!

  • Please be sure to camp in designated spots.  If you are not, you may be asked to move.  

  • Please follow directions of parking attendants.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, October 30, 2021

7 a.m.

Check-in and packet pickup


Race starts at 8 a.m. – See Race Guide

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt and finisher's award. 


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


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2021 Relay Results- Click Here