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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.5
Behind the Rocks Ultra starts and finishes at the Behind the Rocks Trail, along the border of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. Moab’s last hidden gem; its tall standing Navajo Sandstone domes and fins can be seen from many places along the course. This course traverses some remote … MORE
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    RickAlbanese FIRST-TIMER '19

    Very technical trails, very little flat runnable area. Lots of sandy roads and rocks including Jacobs Ladder! Great support and breath taking scenery but the cutoffs are really tough for … MORE

    Very technical trails, very little flat runnable area. Lots of sandy roads and rocks including Jacobs Ladder! Great support and breath taking scenery but the cutoffs are really tough for average runners 50k might be better option. DNF AT MILE 38 cutoff.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    onwards FIRST-TIMER '19

    Late March is one of the best times to visit Moab and Southern Utah in my opinion: the trails are usually snow free, the temperatures are pleasant (normally around 30-60F), … MORE

    Late March is one of the best times to visit Moab and Southern Utah in my opinion: the trails are usually snow free, the temperatures are pleasant (normally around 30-60F), but hordes of tourists didn’t come to Canyonlands, Arches and other popular areas yet.
    Why not to visit Moab, explore absolutely stunning nature around it, camp and run a race?
    Distances to choose from are from 10 to 50 miles.
    Elevation gain is just over 4000′ for 50k, so not much of uphill.
    Mad Moose Events organizes a lot of races and knows what it’s doing.
    There is free camping at the start/finish line (and some participants and organizers arrive couple days early).
    You need to drive 2.5 miles on the dirt road to get to the start. Most of the cars would be fine, but the ones with very low clearance may not be able to make it.
    The views on the course are amazing. The course itself includes quite a bit of running on sandy roads which are not as much fun as single track, but I still enjoyed it and there is also single track, slabs, rocks and even a little bit of easy scrambling.
    Aid stations are a little sparse, but the food is great. Thank you to all the volunteers!
    As for my personal performance: everything went smoothly enough, no unpleasant surprises, but it was the first long race of the year and I was expectantly slow.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Apr 10, 2019 at 10:48pm

    Well done Sergey, I know from experience that Moab is not an easy place to run, with all the sand and slickrock — and I only ran 13.1 miles there,… MORE

    Well done Sergey, I know from experience that Moab is not an easy place to run, with all the sand and slickrock — and I only ran 13.1 miles there, so I can imagine 50K would be slow going. But yes, those views! Thanks for the excellent review, and hopefully this is the start of good things to come in 2019! LESS

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