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Moab Red Hot Trail Race

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18.3 mile 29.5 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,063' 629 m
Descent: -3,033' -925 m
High: 5,478' 1,670 m
Low: 4,021' 1,225 m

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Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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The beautiful and challenging course for the 2017 Moab Red Hot Trail Race.

Matt Olding

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The Moab Red Hot 55k and 33k course is located northwest of Moab, Utah just west of Arches National Park and the Moab Valley. Red Hot runners will have majestic views while running on an extensively flagged trail that's a mix of rocky, sandy, and slickrock.

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Take water.

Runner Notes

Take water and food.

Description

The Red Hot is recognized as the kickoff for the ultra running calendar for most trail runners. It was started by local Moab trail runner and race director Chris Martinez, who wanted to show runners that Moab, Utah is a trail runner's paradise all year around.

Besides being a beautiful course, it's also challenging. It attracts a diverse group of runners every year, including elite runners like Ian Torrence, Karl Meltzer, Rob Krar, Anton Krupicka, Dakota Jones, Emily Harrison, Anita Ortiz, Darcy Africa, and Krissy Moehl who have become Red Hot Runners that make sure to return every year.

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The initial climb from the starting line.
Oct 28, 2015 near Moab, UT
Running along the slick rock.
Oct 28, 2015 near Moab, UT
Andrean & Matt Olding end the race with a victory BEER!
Feb 26, 2017 near Moab, UT

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