Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
2.5
Started in 2004, as a fall companion to the popular Canyonlands Half Marathon, Arches Half Marathon has hosted many runners on the road course. In 2021, Arches will become a trail event. After much discussion with local and state government agencies, we were determined to lower our impact on Moab’s … MORE
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    tiges FIRST-TIMER '19

    Absolutely the most scenic run that I have done. It was very cold on race morning but warmed up just right. The hills were a killer! Nice shirt and beer … MORE

    Absolutely the most scenic run that I have done. It was very cold on race morning but warmed up just right.
    The hills were a killer!
    Nice shirt and beer glass.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    TBurgess FIRST-TIMER '16

    I would really like to give this outstanding ratings, but part of me wants to give it low ratings. Visiting Moab for the first time was awesome; such a beautiful … MORE

    I would really like to give this outstanding ratings, but part of me wants to give it low ratings. Visiting Moab for the first time was awesome; such a beautiful place. However, the half marathon is not really IN Moab, it is about 45 minutes out of Moab.

    The course; however, is also beautiful and surprisingly tough. The rolling hills are deceptive and wore me down. The after party was pretty fun too. The medal was okay, but you also get a beer glass. The shirt was okay too.

    Back to the location that is 45 minutes out of town, my advice would be to stay at Sorrell River Ranch Resort, because that is the finish line. They provide a bus out to the start and it is nice to finish right near your room. However, Sorrell is a high priced disappointment. It should not be called a “resort” at all, so lower your expectation. Despite being the finish line location and many runners staying there, they do very little to acknowledge the event at all. The staff are not very friendly. The restaurant is way overpriced as well. Eat in Moab.

    Another note: since you do have a bus ride out to the start line, it is very cold in the morning while you wait. They provide a few barrels with fire in it, but definitely not enough for everyone to gather round to get warm. Plan to bring throw away clothes, because you’ll want to dress to keep yourself warm for the 45-60 minute wait for the race start.

    They call it a Packet Pickup “Expo”, but I think they’re using the word “expo” a little too loosely. It was 3 or 4 tables of sponsors with very limited items. Not a big deal, but don’t expect a true expo-like atmosphere.

    I wished the event was closer to Moab itself, but then I would guess the views wouldn’t be as good.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2
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