The Other Half



The race starts near mile marker 30 on Hwy 128, at the historic Dewey Bridge site on the Colorado River about 30 miles northeast of Moab.  The course parallels the river, amid backdrops of gorgeous scenery, including prominent landmarks Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, and the snowcapped La Sal Mountains. The first seven miles roll gently; miles 8-12 contain some short hills and mile 13 is a fast downhill to the lush green finish at Sorrel River Ranch Resort.

Road Closure

Hwy 128 between mile markers 17 and 30 is closed to traffic from 7 am—12 pm.


8:30 AM
The race starts at Dewey Bridge, near mile 30 on Hwy 128 northeast of Moab.  The start staging area will have porta-potties, fire barrels, hot drinks, water and Gatorade Endurance Formula.  Warm up runs should go upriver, away from the bridge.

Time Limit

There is a time limit of 3 hours and 30 minutes (16 min/mile pace).

Due to safety concerns and permitting requirements, The Other Half course will have strictly enforced cutoff times at miles 2, 6, and 10. A pace of 16:00/mile or faster will meet the cutoff times. A cushion of 3 minutes is built into the cutoff times to account for the time it takes a runner at the 10+ min/mile pace signs to cross the starting line after the gun has gone off.

Race Start                   8:30 am

Mile 2 Cutoff               35 minutes             16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

Mile 6 Cutoff               99 minutes             16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

Mile 10 Cutoff              2 hr 43 minutes      16:00/mile pace plus 3 minutes

If you do not make a cutoff, you MUST board the Sweep Vehicle. Keep in mind course services including aid stations and medical will be discontinued once the Sweep Vehicle comes through. Finish line food and services will be available only to those finishing within the allotted time limit.

Runners still on Hwy 128 after 12 pm are required to catch a ride with the sweep vehicle.


The race is timed using a timing strip affixed to the back of the bib. Runners will not need a separate chip.

Official results for all finishers are based on gun time.

Runners must line up at the start according to the mile pace markers.

Course Support

Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, hot chocolate, coffee, fire barrels and porta-potties are available at the start.

Aid stations are at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 and have water, Gatorade Endurance Formula and port-a-potties. Clif shots in assorted flavors are available just before the mile 6 aid station.

Medical staff is stationed along the course and at the finish line.

Not Allowed on the Course

Strollers, baby joggers, bikes, skates, scooters, vehicles and animals are not allowed.

We strongly recommend that, if you choose to listen to a portable music player at our events you keep the volume low and/or wear only 1 earbud. This is a safety issue—you need to be able to hear the runners around you and any safety or medical vehicles (including bikes) that are trying to move along the course.

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