about the race
This is Moab's second annual 50 mile trail race. The runners will be running up and through the La
Sal Mountains, just southeast of Moab, Utah. These trails system in the La Sals are some of the most
pristine single tracks in all of Moab. Your chances of seeing bear, elk, deer and other wildlife are
greater than in the mountain biker trails in the area. You will enjoy views of Canyonlands and Arches
National Parks from three of the four passes above 10,500 feet elevation above sea level. The last
sections of the route will take you through Moab's famous slickrock country. This section will be a
test of your endurance as it will be hotter as it passes through the high desert after the cooler
climates of the alpine elevations before. This race will offer a true challenge and endurance for
you on one of the most diversified courses to be found in the entire country!
Proceeds from the race will benefit an art project for Moab area Native American
children. This art project is a collaboration between the children and local author, artist and photographer
Well known for his work with Native children in the Four Corners region, Hucko has published two
books A Rainbow At Night and Where There Is No Name For Art. Supporting creative work by Native
young people the race also reflects the traditional role of running in indigenous cultures. Amongst
Native people running traditionally serves as a medium for spiritual as well as physical expression and development.
We plan to continue this tradition and look forward to collaborations such as this art project as a
yearly event. To read more about this project, click here.
Our Commitment to the Environment
We are committed to the stewardship SE Utah’s wilderness and the land we use for the mas50 footrace.
Each year a portion of the proceeds from race entry fees are donated to a non-profit group involved in
preservation efforts in SE Utah’s Canyon Country and Forests.
This Years Race
The race takes place this year on Saturday, September 24, 2005, with a pre-race meeting the evening before.
The race begins bright and early at 4:30 AM at the finish line in which you will shuttle to the start
line in the La Sal Mountains. Begin at 6AM racers are on their way sharp, with a fourteen hour limit
for the race duration. A BBQ and award ceremony begins at 4:30 PM.
First place will be awarded in each of the following categories:
Open Race Men
Open Race Women
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