Ultra Running Races and Trail Running Tours in Moab, Utah

About GrassRoots Events

We host two of the best trail races in Moab, UT for ultra runners, elite runners, and trail runners every year: the Moab Red Hot and the Amasa Run.

We also offer adventure running trips for tourists, families, and all levels of runners who want to experience more of the beautiful trails and history of Moab! Learn more about GrassRoots Events.

All Grassroots Events

Moab Red Hot

Saturday, February 18, 2018

33k + 55k Race

Our ultra trail race that gives runners a challenge while running next to the Moab Valley and Arches National Park.

Amasa Run

Saturday, April 28, 2018

10.5K + 15K + 25K Miles

For trail runners who want to experience the elevation, cliffs, and spectacular views of Moab.

360° Moab Adventures

Guided Trail Running Tours

Guided running tours for all levels of runners who want to  explore Moab’s canyons, see dinosaur tracks, or practice the technical terrain before an upcoming race.

One of the Most Scenic Trails in America Running Times Magazine on Moab’s Red Hot

The desert makes you feel alive. Once you’re out there, it gets in your blood and becomes a part of you. Chris Martinez, Race Director & Founder

Photos from the Races

Read Our Blog

Is Running Downhill Hard on Your Body?

Running downhill can be daunting to mind and body. While it is true that as you run downhill, your stabilizer muscles are challenged, it’s only hard on the body when done with improper form and lack of practice.

5 Tips: How to Get Motivation to Run

Running isn’t always easy, especially when training starts and you have to ramp up mileage or do extra workouts. But there are ways to make it easier. If you’ve been trying to find the motivation to get out for your run, we have a few suggestions you could try to help you get the mental energy you need to push yourself.

What Are Drop Bags?

Drop bags are small satchels, drawstring sacks, or simply zip lock bags that are used for ultra running and marathon competitions to hold any gear a runner may need during or after a competition. Before a race, drop bags can be collected by race organizers to redistribute at rest stations, halfway markers, or the finish line.