Registration is open for Thelma & Louise Half Marathon and Relay
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Organizers have added a relay race feature to this year’s Thelma & Louise Half Marathon and Relay. In the two-person relay category, each relay runner will cover either the first or second 6.55 miles of the half marathon course. Relay teams will also experience a boat shuttle down the Colorado River, provided by local outfitter Canyonlands by Night and Day, according to a news release from Moab Half Marathon, which organizes the event.

The race celebrates the spirit of the 1991 award-winning film, “Thelma & Louise.” The virtually flat scenic 13.1-mile race course is located very near the location of the final scene of the film.

Volunteers greet participants every 1.5 miles at aid stations, which, this year, will include the inaugural “Brad Pitt Stop.”

Race participants get into the spirit of the movie by wearing race bibs personalized with their chosen alter ego, “Thelma” or “Louise.” Many runners and race crew members also dress up in movie-inspired attire such as bandanas and cowgirl hats, and cameo appearances by characters from the movie, including Thelma and Louise, the Rastafarian road biker and a classic 1966 convertible, are planned.

The race supports two organizations that support women. Girls On The Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through running, and Seekhaven Family Crisis Center provides services for families in crisis and victims of violence in Moab.

In addition to the Thelma & Louise Half Marathon, Moab Half Marathon presents three other road races: The Other Half on Oct. 19, the Winter Sun 10K on Dec. 6, and the Canyonlands Half Marathon and 5 Mile Run, set for March 21, 2015.

For more information or to register for the event, visit: www.moabhalfmarathon.com.

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