Goblin Valley Ultra takes place on 10/28/2017 at scenic Goblin Valley State Park, Utah. There will be 3 distances, 50K, Marathon, and Half Marathon.
The 50k race will start at 7:30 a.m., followed by the marathon at 8:30 a.m., and the half-marathon at 9:30 a.m. We will do our very best to start on time, so be there or be square! The start site for all races is located at the valley site pavilion. Ask any ranger or deputy for directions to the pavilion. Watch for transfer vehicles for a ride to the start. Remember to attend your pre-race meeting near the starting line. These will begin approximately 30 minutes prior to the start time for your race.
Goblin Valley is a breathtaking and extraordinary valley of towering mesas and wind-carved rock formations some believe resemble goblins. For a peek at the country you will be traversing, please log on to the Utah parks website. There you will find information, pictures and a video of the park. For more information, please visit the Utah State Parks website.
The San Rafael Swell is an incredibly wild and seldom visited area of desert canyons in the southeastern corner of Utah. Slot canyons, towering mesas, scenic washes offer plenty of solitude in a harsh but starkly beautiful setting. Several rough but passable scenic drives are available for the adventurous, and family backcountry hiking is popular here. The San Rafael River through the “Little Grand Canyon” makes for a pleasant flat-water trip by raft or canoe, but only from May to June, when the water is high.