Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4.7
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
3.3
We are happy to announce that we will again be running Sundays 1/2 Marathon in addition to the traditional Saturday Races. So, you may run the 1/2 marathon on either Saturday or Sunday (same course, same support, but two separate awards.) If you want to run the Marathon, 5K or … MORE
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    mjlucarelli FIRST-TIMER '14

    Signed my son up for the kids 1k, which was a lot of fun!!! And then signed myself up for the 5k. There is a section where you are doing … MORE

    Signed my son up for the kids 1k, which was a lot of fun!!! And then signed myself up for the 5k. There is a section where you are doing a little easy rock scrambling which was fun, but if you are like me and are always shooting for a PR be sure to sign up for one of the first few waves. That scrambling section backs up and makes your race time irrelevant.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    dansolera FIRST-TIMER '13

    I wasn't ready for what this race would throw at me. There were parts where I was climbing up rocks on all fours, shimmying down another section practically sitting, skipping … MORE

    I wasn’t ready for what this race would throw at me. There were parts where I was climbing up rocks on all fours, shimmying down another section practically sitting, skipping over dry bushes like a mountain goat, and wading through a stream very much against my desire. But it was all part of the otherworldly Moab experience. Every single part of this race was absolutely beautiful. At no point did I look around while running and not feel completely breathless, overtaken by the majestic sandstone sculptures that watched over me. This is a race for anyone who loves the great outdoors. It’s not easy, so prepare to finish 30 – 50% slower than your usual half marathon time. That said, the medal is awful and the coffee mug all finishers get isn’t very useful to someone who doesn’t drink coffee.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
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    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2
    My Media

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    Katie_Ho FIRST-TIMER '12

    Billed as an “adventure run,” the 5K included a scramble up (then down) two different rock formations with guides and ropes, plus an obstacle course at the end. Thankfully, no … MORE

    Billed as an “adventure run,” the 5K included a scramble up (then down) two different rock formations with guides and ropes, plus an obstacle course at the end. Thankfully, no crawling through mud pits, but we did have to hop to & from pylons with both feet in a burlap sack, wriggle through a child’s nylon tunnel, and toss into a Frisbee golf basket. Yet despite what the website described, I was disappointed to discover there was no crossword puzzle challenge.

    Terrain is varied, ranging from single-track to slick rock, a couple stream crossings and the last stretch through a dusty parking lot. The 10-15 minute wait times for the rock climbs contributed to a finish time longer even than the 10Ks I’ve run, so expect that delay if you’re a middle- to back-of-the-pack runner.

    Overall high ratings for the course, scenery and swag (Merrell tech tee, medal and finisher’s mug)… would highly recommend.

    And if you like to complement your race weekend activities with hiking and sight-seeing, Moab delivers! We stayed at the Gonzo Inn, and found it to be friendly and comfortable. Perfect home base for day trips to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Excellent hiking and amazing sights within easy driving distance.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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