Thelma and Louise Half Marathon & Relay

 10K Option!

June 6, 2020 

Moab, Utah

Start Time: 6:00 a.m.

About Thelma and Louise Half Marathon, Relay, & 10K

Because a girls weekend should include an exciting challenge, we present Thelma and Louise Half Marathon & Relay.  Bring your best girl friends to Moab, and experience the towering red rock walls along the Colorado River at this women's only event.  If you choose to do the relay, you and your relay partner will take a boat shuttle up or down the river.  Be sure to watch the movie before you arrive, since the raffle prizes require a correct answer to our Thelma and Louise movie trivia questions!

Course Information

For information about the course, aid stations, and time limits, see our Course Information Page.

Relay Information

The Thelma & Louise Relay consists of 2 team members, each of whom will run 6.55 miles of the half marathon course.

Relay Logistics: 

The first team member will start with the half marathon participants at 6:00 and cover the first half of the course. The exchange point is located at the half marathon turnaround. The second team member will leave via boat shuttle at 6:05 from the finish staging area. The ride will take approximately 15 minutes and the participants will be dropped off at the exchange point. The first team member will give her wrist bracelet to her team member, at which point the second member may leave the transition area. The first runner will be shuttled via boat back to the finish staging area. The shuttle will leave the exchange area approximately 75 minutes after the race start. The second team member may take their partner’s gear bag to the exchange point. There will be portable toilets, water, Gatorade Endurance Formula and fruit at the exchange area.

Time Limit: 

The cutoff time for the first relay runner is 1 hour 15 minutes (11 minute 27 second per mile pace). Due to shuttle timing, the person running the first leg does not make it to the exchange point by the cutoff time, they will need to wait for the half marathon sweep vehicle for a ride back (vehicle will return to finish 3.5 hours after race start). Overall team cutoff time is 3.5 hours after race start.

Race Guide

The race program is published digitally. You can print it out or save it to your phone. Check out the 2019 Race Guide.

Travel Information

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

Expo and Packet Pickup

Race Information:

Packet Pick-up:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fairfield Inn and Suites

1863 N Highway 191

Moab, UT  84532

Parking: Parking is limited. Please plan to walk, it's a great way to see downtown Moab, or carpool!

Vendors to include Official Race Gear Store. 

Race Day Packet Pickup:

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Time: 5:00 a.m.- 5:45 a.m.

Location: Starting Line at Gold Bar Campground

Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

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

  2. If you do not have your confirmation email, please look up your bib number on the wall of the gym..

  3. Runners may pick up the shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

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

  5. Entries are non-transferable.

Start Line Gear Check
  1. Bring your own small gear bag, for gear check.

  2. Detach the colored bag tag from your bib and zip tie it securely to your gear bag for identification.

  3. Relay Runners can carry their partner's gear bags with them to the exchange point, on the shuttle.

  4. Please do not place valuables in your gear bag.  Mad Moose Events is not responsible for lost or broken items.

  5. Gear bags will be located near the post-race festival area.

Start Times

10K, Half Marathon and Relay Start: 6:00 a.m.

Finish Line Festival

Gold Bar Campground

UT- 279 S

Moab, Utah 


Runners will be served water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, and a delicious variety of food. The finish line closes at 10:00 a.m.

Dogs are NOT allowed at the start/finish line area.  An off leash area, the Bark Park, is located on 300 S. in Moab. 

Runner Perks

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, , a post-race festival, and the opportunity to run through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country-traffic free!

The relay fees also include a boat shuttle for each of the 2 participants to/from the relay exchange point, 6.55 miles downriver from the race start.

Race Photos

A professional event photography company, will be taking photos of runners at the event. Photos will be available online after the race, from Aktiva Photo!


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

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