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Behind the Rocks 50 mile, 50k, and 30k

March 28, 2015

Registration Opens on September 15, 2014

Behind the Rocks Ultra will be held on March 28, 2015.  BTR was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area.  The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow capped La Sal mountains.
Elevation Gain:
50 mile- 7000 ft
50k- 3500 ft
30k- 1800 ft

Race Information:

Packet Pick-up:

Friday, March 27, 2015

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Check in and Packet pick up at

Eddie McStiffs.  59 S. Main Street


Race Day Packet Pick-up:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

50 Mile

5:30 a.m.- 5:45 a.m.


6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m.


7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line


*You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip.  This includes race morning packet pick-up.  We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.  



Directions to start: From Center St. and Main St (Highway 191), head south out of town approximately 10 miles. The start will be held at the Behind the Rocks Trailhead. Follow the flagging to the start line.  There is dispersement camping available at the start/finish line.  We will have bathrooms and some water available.


We highly encourage carpooling to the start – parking is limited.

There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots.  If you park in an unacceptable location,  BLM will issue tickets.  Please adhere to parking attendants instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM for the Behind the Rocks and future events hosted by GrassRoots Events.


*Be sure your chip is attached to your shoe and is secured with ties provided.  If you don’t have attach the chip, or lose your during the  race, you will not be in the results.  We will have a volunteer remove your chip at the finish line.  If, for any reason, you lose your chip, there will be a $10 replacement fee.  You may watch the following video for instructions on how to secure the chip to your shoe:


























Race Morning Schedule:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

5:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Check-in, packet pickup, and dropbag collection: at the starting line.


6 a.m. – 50 mile start

8 a.m. – 50k start

9 a.m. - 30k start

10 minutes before each race start - Pre-race announcement


Finish Line Info:

Directions to finish: Same as starting line directions.


Post race food & refreshments: 

We will have Behind the Rocks Enchiladas, and the food provided at the aid stations.  See the aid station information to learn more about what foods will be provided at the aid stations.  


Awards: TBA


GrassRoots Special Request:

While running on the Hunter Canyon Rim Trail, please be aware of where you step so that you are sure to stay off of the Cryptobiotic Crust.  The crust is a living organism that takes a long time to recover from human disturbances.




















Don’t Bust the Crust!

For more information about the crust, you can visit: Help us protect Moab's beauty!


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*Refund Policy: We will offer a 50% credit for a future GrassRoots Event, excluding MAS 100, if we are contacted 30 days before the race you are registered for.  All credits will be good for one year.  No refunds, transfers or rollovers will be allowed.


**Shirts for races are ordered two weeks before race day. If you register after that we will do our best to get you a race shirt, but race shirts are not guaranteed.