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Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Adventure Run

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Distanz Marathon

Datum 07 Nov 2020

Über Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Adventure Run

An island of busy civilization in a sea of desert wilderness, Moab is southern Utah’s adventure base camp. Day trippers to Arches or Canyonlands National Parks can return to a hot tub and pub food, a boon after a dusty day on the trail. Unlike the rest of the region, here you can shop for groceries till midnight, buy a bottle of tequila, get a cell signal and even a late dinner.

For those coming from the wilderness, the hubbub can be jarring. Corporate chain motels line Main St, souvenir shops abound and streetlights and neon signs blot out the night sky. Still, there’s a distinct sense of fun in the air. Everyone is here to play in Utah’s recreation capital – from the hiker to the four-wheeler, recreationists’ enthusiasm borders on fetishism. With that being said, the Moab Trail Marathon and Half Marathon is the place to be.

Set a PR for your WOW factor on this course! This course is unique and wild. The canyons around Moab are unlike anywhere in the world, and this course conquers some of the most spectacular! You will travel through narrow canyons with spectacular vertical walls on both sides and along the rim-tops of deep canyons with spectacular vistas every direction. The terrain changes frequently to keep the miles clicking and includes narrow single-track, rugged jeep trails, sandy washes, ‘Moab-style slickrock’, a short section of dirt road, a few sections of no-track, a very old mining trail and a couple sections of fixed line traverse.

Distanzen

Sunday Half

  • 21,097km

Marathon

  • 42,195km

5K Adventure Run

  • 5km

PRAKTISCHE INFORMATIONEN

Versorgungsstationen

Feed/Aid Stations will be equipped with water, PowerAde, Cliff Shots, snack bars, fruity, salty, and sweet snacks, oranges, bananas and Endurolytes. Also, basic first-aid supplies, an evacuation vehicle and communication ability.

Auszeichnungen

Finishers' medals to all finishers within the cutoff. Custom trophies made by local artist Jim Aleff to the top 3 M/F finishers in the following divisions: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Top 3 overall M/F finishers will get a ‘swag-bag’ filled with goodies from our sponsors!

Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Adventure Run Routenkarte

Moab Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Adventure Run Routenkarte

Start:

Pritchett Canyon entrance

Pritchett Canyon, Moab,us

SCHWIERIGKEIT

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HIGHLIGHTS

Views will take your breath away, and include the spectacular red rocks of “Behind the Rocks Wilderness” and “Amasa Back” area, also view the sheer vertical walls of Pritchett, Hunter and Kane Creek Canyons and views into Canyonlands National Park. In the distance are the beautiful 12,000 foot La Sal Mountains. You’ll pass by several arches, lots of lizards, some really cool and funny looking rocks, possible eagles and hawks, some neat ancient pictographs, a couple small creeks and springs, and our friendly aid station volunteers who will be there to hydrate and fuel you in some of the craziest spots!

ÜBERBLICK

Marathon: Starting at the Pritchett Canyon entrance, proceed up Pritchett Canyon by Moab UtahPritchett Canyon Trail (5.7 miles of rugged jeep track) connecting to Hunter Canyon Rim Trail (1.8 miles), proceeding along the Hunter Canyon Rim single-track trail and down to Kane Creek Road (2.2 miles). Turn left and head south on Kane Creek Dirt Road to the Hunter Canyon singletrack trail (1.3 miles). Continue 1 mile up the canyon and turn around and come back out. Then continue south on Kane Creek Road (1 mile). Turn right and head up the “Scorched Earth Wall”. Once atop the rim, continue generally north on the faint jeep trail, which turns to singletrack, then slickrock, then off-track canyon bottom. Then you’ll turn left on the ‘Captain Ahab’ singletrack for 2.3 miles to Amasa Back jeep trail, continuing for about 3/4 mile. Then turn right onto the Jackson Trail singletrack, down to the Kane Creek drainage (1.8 miles). Continue to the aid station just after crossing Kane Creek and head through the tunnel, through the cave, through the arch, up the ladder and traverse the rope (.4 mile) then follow the technical shelf trail that parallels ‘Behind the Rocks Wilderness area’ (1.3 miles). Cross Kane Road under the culvert and continue along the flats through Kane Creek Campground (West) returning the final mile to the Kane Creek Parking lot finish area.

½ Marathon: Start at the Pritchett Canyon entrance, proceed up Pritchett Canyon trail (5.7 miles) connecting to Hunter Canyon Rim trail (1.8 miles), proceeding along the Hunter Canyon Rim single-track and down to Kane Creek Road (2.2 miles). Turn right and continue up the infamous Kane Road switchbacks for about a mile, then back down to the Hymasa singletrack into the depths of Kane Creek drainage. Continue for 1 mile in the drainage, exiting at the Amasa Back parking lot for another ½ mile dirt road before the final ½ mile of singletrack with two crossings of Kane Creek before the finish.

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