Arches Virtual Half Marathon

Anytime I September 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022 RaceJoy Ready
Anywhere ! This is a virtual race! Prepare to be transported, though.. you'll "BE" in Arches!

The park that provides the world with the most recognizable images of Utah's Mighty 5® (Delicate Arch is on the state's license plates!), serves as the backdrop for our most popular longer distance race, the Arches Half Marathon. It's enough to push yourself but won't make your knees give you side eye.  Run or walk your way through a guided route using the RaceJoy app and wear your earned swag as an official Arches Half finisher.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Arches Half Swag

Fannie pack, finisher medal, digital participant bib, digital finisher certificate, and special mileage tracking site.

Hydration Fanny Pack

  • Fanny pack that holds a water bottle, for H2o on the go.
  • Features an adjustable waist strap with 44" maximum belt size.
  • Pockets on sides and front.
  • Insulated bottle holder (water bottle not included).
How to Complete the Virtual Arches Half Marathon

STEP #1: Schedule Your Race.  First, you have from September 15, 2021 through March 31, 2022 to complete your half marathon race. Check the calendar and set a goal for when you'd like to do it. 

STEP #2: Get Your Swag. The easiest step... Next, to get your swag... do nothing! Your packet will be mailed directly to you.

STEP #3: Download and Connect to RaceJoy App.  Before you hit the road, download the RaceJoy app from your app store. Search for "Arches Half Marathon" and follow the onscreen instructions to link up to the event. RaceJoy will ask you for your bib number. This number can be found in your original registration confirmation email. If you have trouble finding this, you can consult the "Find a Participant" link on the Arches Half registration page.

STEP #4: Do It!  Use the RaceJoy app (along with whichever health or tracking app and/or favorite music app) while you run or walk and enjoy a guided VIRTUAL tour through Arches National Park as you complete your half marathon.  

STEP #5: Post Your Results and Share Your Experience.   Submit results automatically through RaceJoy at the conclusion of your race or input manual results from the results page.  Don't forget to download your custom finisher certificate. You can find the button to get your certificate on the right side of the screen, next to your bib number.

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The Arches Half is special on its own but wait 'till you see what she does in a series. This race is the fourth in a journey athletes around the world are taking to complete 369 miles in under 4 months.  There are four additional races to add on including the Zion 5k, Bryce Canyon 8k, Capitol Reef 10k, and Canyonlands Marathon to complete all Mighty 5® national park races as part of our Mighty Challenge package. If you only signed up for the Arches Half and are interested in adding more races in the series or go full-on by taking on the Mighty 5 Challenge, please email us at


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Arches Virtual Half Marathon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

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