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Sep 21 - 22 2024


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2024 Moab Back of Beyond Paddleboard Race

2024 Moab Back of Beyond SUP & Kayak Race Weekend

Event Overview

Get ready for the ultimate adventure at the “2024 Back of Beyond Paddle Race,” kicking off on September 21, 2024. Hosted by Paddle Moab, this thrilling two-day event will take you through the stunning red rock canyons of Southeastern Utah along the Colorado River, offering some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery.

Event Details


  • Colorado River, Moab, Utah
  • Address: 44 W 200 N, Moab, UT 84532


Friday, September 20th

  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM: Packet pick-up and final registration at Paddle Moab (44 W 200 N, Moab, Utah 84532).

Saturday, September 21st – Flatwater Race

  • 10:00 AM: Day-of registration, sponsor booths, and vendors open.
  • 12:00 PM: Day-of registration closes.
  • 12:30 PM: All racers should be at the starting area (Dewey Bridge).
  • 12:45 PM: MANDATORY safety meeting for all racers.
  • 1:00 PM: Youth Race starts.
  • 1:10 PM: Elite Race starts.
  • 1:20 PM: Open Race starts.
  • 1:30 PM: Kayak Race starts.
  • 2:00 – 5:00 PM: Shuttle service for racers from Hittle to Dewey.
  • 5:00 PM: Awards Ceremony, Raffle, and Post Race Party at Hittle Bottom.

Sunday, September 22nd – Rocky Rapid Whitewater Race

  • 8:30 AM: Staging area opens at Rocky Rapid (13 miles east from the junction of Highway 191 and Highway 128).
  • 9:00 AM: All racers should be at the starting line for the pre-race talk.
  • 9:30 AM: Whitewater race starts.
  • 11:30 AM: Awards Ceremony.

Race Divisions

Flatwater Race

  • Elite Race: Men’s and Women’s Divisions (14′ boards and under)
  • Open Race: Men’s and Women’s Divisions (14′ boards and under)
  • Youth Race: Boy’s and Girl’s Divisions (12’6″ boards and under)

Whitewater Race

  • Men’s and Women’s Divisions: (11′ boards and under)

Kayaking Race

  • Men’s and Women’s Divisions

Prizes and Notes

  • Cash Prizes: For Elite Men and Women.
  • Awards: For the top 3 finishers in each category.
  • ACA Membership: Required (annual or single day).


For any questions, please email

Prepare for an unforgettable experience at the 2024 Back of Beyond Paddle Race, where adventure awaits!


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