December 14, 2017

Canyonlands Half Marathon

CanyonlandsMoabUtahImagine the exhilaration of running in the shadows of red rock canyons alongside the Colorado River. Nestled next to Arches National Park, the majestic settings surrounding Moab have inspired a number of athletic events, including the Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5-Mile Run.

The stunning scenery continues to draw a growing number of runners each year, and as one of the most popularly attended athletic events in Moab, it also helps kickstart the beginning of the “season” for Moab.


Moab Utah Weather & Climate

The average Moab Weather temperature in March averages between 63°F and 35°F, with the rainfall year-round being fairly scarce (precipitation for the month of March is .83 in).


The racecourse begins approximately 11 miles up the Scenic Byway 128, and  after  a brief winding through the streets of Moab, ends at Swanney City Park. Live entertainment and refreshments provide the perfect finish to this race, with post-race massages available for the racers.  Participation is limited to the first 4,000 entries for the half marathon and accompanying five-miler, with a lottery in November determining the lucky ones.