Make your own free website on Tripod.com
 
home page

about the race

2004 results

mural project

slide show

course description

aid stations

packets and pre-race

race day

application and contact
 

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 Bruce Hucko. 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.

 

Awards

First place will be awarded in each of the following categories:

• Open Race Men
• Open Race Women
• Masters Men
• Masters Women
• Relay Team

 

top | to 2004 race results