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The Triple Crown of Moab

Attention, ultra-marathoners! Are you ready to take on the ultimate challenge in Moab? Look no further than the Triple Crown of Moab, a thrilling race series that combines the best of the best: Arches Ultra, Dead Horse Ultra, Moab's Red Hot, and Behind the Rocks Ultra. To truly prove your mettle, you'll want to compete in the competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series. Not only will you experience the raw beauty of Moab's breathtaking terrain, but you'll also have a chance to win some incredible prizes. But it's not just about the prizes. The competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series is an opportunity to push yourself to new limits, to conquer the impossible, and to become a part of a community of passionate ultra-marathoners. So, do you have what it takes to become a Triple Crown of Moab champion? Join us for the ultimate ultra-marathon challenge and see what you're made of.

Triple Crown of Moab

Welcome to the Triple Crown of Moab, a challenge unlike any other! With stunning landscapes and thrilling trails, Moab is the ultimate destination for ultra-marathoners seeking a true test of their abilities. And with the Triple Crown of Moab race series, you'll have the chance to take on some of the most iconic ultra-marathons.

Here's how it works: there are three options to choose from, each requiring you to finish any two of the earlier events (Arches Ultra, Moab's Red Hot, and Dead Horse Ultra), followed by the final event, Behind the Rocks Ultra. This means you can choose the races that suit you best, whether it's the rugged terrain of Dead Horse Ultra or the stunning views of Arches National Park in Arches Ultra.

But for those who truly want to challenge themselves, there's the competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series. To be eligible for the top prizes, runners must complete all three events at the 50K distance. It's a tough ask, but the rewards are worth it. The top five men and top five women who complete the competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series will receive special recognition and awards, including cash prizes.

Triple Crown of Moab is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races!

How to Complete the Triple Crown of Moab

No matter which option you choose, all runners who complete any distance at any of the events will be considered finishers of the Triple Crown of Moab. So, are you ready to take on the ultimate ultra-marathon challenge in Moab? Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and become a part of a community of passionate runners.

Option 1:

  • Dead Horse Ultra 2023 (any distance)

  • Arches Ultra 2024 (any distance)

  • Behind the Rocks Ultra 2024 (any distance)

Option 2:

  • Dead Horse Ultra 2023 (any distance)

  • Moab's Red Hot 2024 (any distance)

  • Behind the Rocks Ultra 2024 (any distance)

Option 3:

  • Arches Ultra 2024 (any distance)

  • Moab's Red Hot 2024 (any distance)

  • Behind the Rocks Ultra 2024 (any distance)

All runners who complete any distance at any of the events will be considered finishers of the Triple Crown of Moab. However, runners who want to be considered for the competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series will need to complete all three races at the 50K distance. 

Triple Crown of Moab Competitive Division

$20,000 Prize Purse up for Grabs!

There will be prizes awarded for the top five men and top five women who complete the competitive Triple Crown of Moab Series. Runners will receive a custom Moab painting by Rich Cleveland Artworks and a cash prize. Here is the prize money breakdown for the Triple Crown of Moab (money will be awarded in both the men's and women's divisions):

  • First Place: $3000

  • Second Place: $1750

  • Third Place: $1250

  • Fourth Place: $1000

  • Fifth Place: $500

Prize money is also awarded to top winners of the 50K distances at all four Triple Crown of Moab events.

At each of the four events, top three men and women will be awarded a custom Moab painting by Rich Cleveland Artworks and a cash prize ($300, $200, $125). 

Scoring for the Competitive Series

To win the Triple Crown of Moab, runners must finish 50Ks in at least two out of the three events - Arches Ultra, Dead Horse Ultra, and Moab's Red Hot Ultra – as well as a 50K at the final event, Behind the Rocks Ultra. Finishers in each race will receive points equal to their finishing place, with the winner receiving one point, the second-place finisher receiving two points, and so on. At the end of the series, the points for each runner will be added up, and the lowest overall score will be declared the winner of the Triple Crown of Moab. If a runners finishes all four 50K events, we will the use the best 2 places of Dead Horse, Arches, and Red Hot and then the place at Behind the Rocks. Highest place at Behind the Rocks Ultra will be used as tie-breaker.

Getting Registered

Runners should register for each event individually. We will track your finishes, so no need to register for the Triple Crown of Moab. 

Triple Crown Finishers

All finishers of the Triple Crown of Moab will receive special Triple Crown of Moab Swag at the finish line of Behind the Rocks Ultra. 

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