Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, and Marathon Relay
May 22, 2021
About Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, and Marathon Relay
Because a girls weekend should include an exciting challenge, we present Thelma and Louise Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and Marathon Relay. This year's change of location means an extension of race cutoffs! We've made this event more accessible to all types of runners.
Bring your best girl friends to Moab, and experience remoteness of Moab's Behind the Rocks area. See the towering red rock walls of Lone Rock, believed to have been used for religious ceremonies by the Ancestral Pueblo people; their ceremonies worshiped their "mother deity." Catch views of the maze of fins in the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area and the stunning La Sal Mountains at this women's only event. Originally a road half marathon and relay, we have designed a new challenging course, rugged and tough enough to be worthy of the name "Thelma and Louise." When Thelma and Louise took a stand, they took a turn onto the dirt. The tires are screeching, the car is turning...are you ready to face the music?
Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Start/Finish Line
Behind the Rocks Trail
Moab, UT 84532
Please know your bib number when you arrive at packet pickup. See Bib Assignment List.
Race Day Packet Pickup:
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Time: 5:45 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
Location: Start/Finish 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 shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.
Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.
Entries are non-transferable.
This women's only trail race is located at Behind the Rocks Trail; a remote area in the Moab desert! The course will be a mix of dirt road, slickrock, and some sandy washes.
Check out the course maps:
Find out distance to aid stations, cut off times, and food items located at the aid stations, please see the Thelma and Louise Aid Station Information
Race Day Schedule
Marathon- 6:30 AM
Marathon Relay- 6:30 AM
Half Marathon- 7:30 AM
15K- 8 AM
All runners will start in a wave format to allow for social distancing and to limit passing. We will start waves three minutes apart. You have a very generous course cutoff, so no need to worry about that. Choose the wave that best describes where you plan to finish:
Wave 1: I am looking to compete in the top 10% of the field (top 10 in a 100 person race).
Wave 2: The front of the pack.
Wave 3: The middle of the pack.
Wave 4: The back of the pack.
Time for all the Thelmas out there to find their Louises!! Coming in 2021, the marathon relay. The marathon relay will consist of two relay parnters, Thelma and Louise. Each relay partner will run the half marathon course. The relay exchange point will be located just before the finish line area. Look for signs.
Your times will be added together to determine winners.
Race Start/Finish Camping Information
Time to break out the camping gear! There is free camping located at the start/finish area.
There is dispersed camping 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.
Directions to the 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 road is technical, but passable for 2WD. Please allow plenty of time to find the start. You can reference the map below for more information.
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 the Behind the Rocks and future events hosted by Mad Moose Events.
Located at Behind the Rocks Trail
Runners will be served water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, and a delicious variety of food.
Registrants will have the option of choosing to have the name "Thelma" or "Louise" on their bib. This is your chance to extend your persona for a day, or just let the world know which character you admire! Runners will also receive a custom race specific shirt, unique belt buckle finisher medal, delicious post race refreshments, free camping, and the opportunity to run through some of the most beautiful scenery!