The nation’s top elite runners, along with over 2,000 recreational trail runners, will be competing in the USA Trail Marathon Championships in Moab, Utah on Nov. 3-4, 2018.
The Moab Trail Marathon
will feature a marathon, half-marathon, 5k and a 1K kids race. The marathon should have more than 50 elite runners who will vie for top honors. Participants will run 13.1 or 26.2 miles on the beautiful, rugged course that features trails along the Kane Creek corridor, including Pritchett Canyon, Hunter Rim and Jackson Trail, as well as some unnamed trails, and trails through private property including a rope-assisted section. The top runners in the marathon will be recognized as champions and will receive a $4,800 prize purse. The course was designed by world-renowned local Moab runner, Danelle Ballengee, who is known to set challenging courses. Trail Runner Magazine
has named the race as one of the top-10 “bucket list” races. Some trails will include a rope-assisted section. The marathon has a reputation for being one of the toughest cross country races around. The course features a mix of Moab’s unique four-wheel drive roads and trails; this course travels up, down and through several stunning canyons. Rugged terrain and spectacular scenery bring runners from around the world to compete on this course. This is the tenth year of the race. This event sells out so you should get signed up soon.