February 18, 2017
February 18, 2017
February 11, 2017 at 11:59PM
55k: $150 33k: $120
Red Hot Navigation
The Red Hot is recognized as the kickoff for the ultra running calendar for most trail runners.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.
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.
Experience the jaw-dropping scenery of two of the West’s most popular National Parks in these challenging races, which give runners views of Canyonlands and Arches with the snow-capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains in the distance.Runner’s World Magazine
On Race Day
Friday, February 17, 2017
1 PM – 7 PM
211 N Main St. Moab, UT 84532
Or at the starting line on race day:
Saturday, February 18, 2017
55k: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
33k: 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
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.
55k runners who do not make aid station 3 by 12:00 PM will be considered a DNF.
Please do not proceed after the cut-off because a sweeper may have left prior to your arrival. The sweep will not leave this station until 12:00 PM to begin removing course markings on the Gold Bar Rim trail and across Golden Spike trail.
Your options from here are to wait for the aid station attendant to pack up and catch a ride back to the start line where your vehicle is parked, or you can run the 6 miles back to your car.
We do not advise runners to continue across this section of the course after markings have been removed. If a runner decides to continue the aid station attendant will collect your bib and will advise you that you are now a DNF and are continuing at your own risk.
Course closes at 6:00 PM.
Directions to finish:
From Center St. and Main (Highway 191), head north out of town approximately 4.3 miles to Potash Road. Parking will be located at Gold Bar Campsite area 3.75 miles past the finish line/Poison Spider trailhead.
Van shuttles will be starting around 11 PM with no designated end time. Shuttle vans will return runners to their vehicles at the start line. If you plan on returning to the finish line you must park at the Gold Bar Campsite area 3.75 miles past the finish line/Poison Spider trailhead.
Full refund up to 30 days before race day. Thereafter, non-refundable and bib numbers are non-transferable.
Check-in and packet pick up at the starting line: Saturday, February 18, 2017
55k: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
33k: 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
55k Pre-race Announcement: 7:30 AM
55k Race Start: 8:00 AM
33k Pre-race Announcement: 8:15 AM
33k Race Start: 8:30 AM
When you stop to fill your water or eat, please take time to thank the crew. Moab Friends-For-Wheelin’ has been helping Grassroots since the start and this race couldn’t happen if it were not for them and their support vehicles getting into these locations.
Aid Stations will be stocked with: water, salt, bananas, oranges, mini candy bars, PB&Js, Heed, and Hammer Gel.
**Note: not all items will be at every aid station.**
Drop bags are not allowed.
Track your friend or family member on race day.
55k Men – Rob Krar – 3:44:06
55k Women – Emily Harrison – 4:24:02
33k Men – Justin Ricks – 2:07:54
33k Women – Megan Kimmel – 2:30:48
55k Elevation Gain: 4,800ft
33k Elevation Gain: 2,458ft
Starting line: Gemini Bridges Trailhead
Moab, UT 84532
We highly encourage carpooling as parking is limited.
Directions to start: From Center St. and Main St. (Highway 191), head north out of town approximately 10 miles. Make a left into Gemini Bridges parking lot.
There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots. If you park in an unacceptable location, the BLM will issue tickets. Please adhere to parking attendant’s instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM at future events.
Ian Torrence is an ultra runner, running coach, writer, and race director. Ian ran competitively for the cross-country and track teams at Allegheny College (PA). He is a legend in the trail / ultra community having now finished 200 ultras, 27 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 53 ultramarathons. Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run twice and the Superior Trail 100 Mile Run. He’s a two-time, top-ten finisher at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He’s finished the JFK 50 Mile Run 22 times, placing as high as second twice. He was part of a four-person team that won and set a course record at the Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker 100K in 2001.
In 2002, he completed the grand slam of Ultramarathons by finishing Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile, Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile in a single summer.
Ian is the lead ultrarunning coach for McMillan Running. He’s an Advisory Board member for the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) and writes a monthly training column for iRunFar.com. Ian also directs Flagstaff’s only 100-mile event — the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile/55K/Relays.
Awards announcement: 3:30 PM at Poison Spider Trailhead
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Hammer Nutrition is an endurance sports nutrition company that provides gels, bars, drinks, and more for health conscious athletes. We’re happy to have them as a Moab Red Hot sponsor this year. Learn more about their supplements at Hammer Nutrition.com.
Black Diamond Equipment focuses on creating the best gear possible for hikers, climbers, and skiers. We’re proud to have them as a sponsor for the Red Hot Race this year. Check out their apparel at BlackDiamondEquipment.com.
We’re excited to announce Bohemian Brewery as a Moab Red Hot sponsor this year! Bohemian Brewery is a master of the old-school and follows Czech tradition to make premium lagers. For more information visit Bohemian Brewery’s website.
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