Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021 at 8:30am

Swanny City Park
400 North 100 West
Moab, UT 84532

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We are still planning on hosting this event. To meet new Covid guidelines, we expect the course to be out and back this year. We will start and finish at Lions Park. Because shuttles are not possible, we will ask participants to walk to the starting line. There is a foot bridge from Lions Park to the Springhill Suites and Fairfield Inn.

The first Canyonlands Half Marathon was run on May 1, 1976 had just 22 finishers, including a dog. Today, thousands of runners come together in March to enjoy the scenic red rock formations and winding Colorado River that Moab has come to be known for! Running parallel to Arches National Park and the Mighty Colorado, runners are in for a real treat. Long considered a "Bucket List" race, Canyonlands Half Marathon was named by Runners World UK, in their article "The Worlds Greatest Races,"  in the July 2018 issue.

Events Schedule:

Half Marathon Start: 8:30 a.m.

5 Mile Start: 8:45 a.m.


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