Thelma & Louise Half Marathon

Saturday, May 22, 2021 • Moab, UT • Course Map

Home to many of the American Southwest’s most iconic places, from the awe-inspiring rock formations of Arches National Park to the mesas, mountains and rivers that carve ribbon-like canyons through the dry rock of Canyonlands National Park, Moab is often thought of as the nation’s outdoor paradise, a mecca for mountain bikers, trail runners and adventure sports enthusiasts of all stripes.


Combine all of that scenery with memories of the classic 1991 movie starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon and you get the Thelma & Louise Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay, a race organized by the race management company that stages the Moab Other Half Marathon and Canyonlands Half Marathon each year.

Designed especially for women runners of all ages, the race will also benefit a pair of charitable organizations that support women and girls — Girls on the Run and the Seekhaven Family Crisis Center, a shelter for victims of domestic violence in southeastern Utah.

Runners are set to start the race at 6:00 AM Mountain Time at the remote Behind the Rocks Trail just outside Moab, along Highway 191. From there, the course follows the trail on a loop course, taking runners along dirt road, slickrock, and some sandy washes with mountain views and ups and downs throughout the entire course.

From the finish line area runners and their friends and families will get to take in the panoramic views of the La Sal Mountains in the distance during the post-race festivities.

The course time limit for the race is 3 hours, 30 minutes, which means runners will need to keep a pace of about 16 minutes per mile or better in order to finish within the official race time. The race is open to women only as participants, but their husbands, sons, uncles, fathers and boyfriends are welcome to volunteer at the aid stations, race start and race finish lines.

The Thelma & Louise Half Marathon is a women’s-only race, organizers note, though men are welcome to participate as volunteers, course marshals, at the start/finish line area, or at the race packet pickup.

A view of Moab, Utah. (Photo by Karah Levely-Rinaldi/flickr)

A view of Moab, Utah. (Photo by Karah Levely-Rinaldi/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located along the Colorado River in southeastern Utah, about 100 miles southwest of Grand Junction, Colo., and roughly 230 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Moab typically sees low rainfall year-round and very little in May.

On race day (May 22), the average low is 55°F and the average high is 78°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Thelma & Louise Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

6:00 AM

Fees

  • $110 and up for the half marathon
  • $130 and up for the full marathon
  • $230 and up for the marathon relay (per team)
  • price subject to increase as race day approaches

Registration

To reserve your spot in the late spring/early summer 2021 running of Moab’s Thelma & Louise Half Marathon, register online at UltraSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website

madmooseevents.com


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4 comments… add one
  • Michael Gruenhagen February 18, 2021, 10:51 pm

    Can my dog run with me?

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  • Lynn Steinmetz April 15, 2020, 1:44 pm

    Is this race still a go in light of the COVID-19 insanity?

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  • Erin Reynolds March 13, 2020, 5:51 pm

    Will you refund if you have to cancel this event due to Coronavirus?

    Reply
  • Barbara Garza September 16, 2018, 11:05 pm

    Where does the 10K begin and end?

    Reply

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