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Welcome to Moose on the Loose



Here’s what we believe:

  1. Doing your best, pushing yourself and helping others is fun,

  2. Running is fun. Running on dirt is more fun,

  3. Kids can do hard things.


With these driving beliefs, Moose on the Loose Kids Trail Running Series was created.  Our races are designed to be achievable and enjoyable for all levels of runners, with the goal of inspiring kids to do their best, push themselves, and believe in themselves.

       2021 RACES
Race Distances


Moose on the Loose Races offers three distance options with suggested age ranges for each distance:

  • MINI MOOSE- 0.5ish mile run course. Suggested Age: 3 years to 5 years.

  • JUNIOR MOOSE- 1.5ish mile run course. Suggested Age: 6 years-9 years.

  • MIGHTY MOOSE3.0ish mile run course. Suggested Age: 10 years-13 years.


Lower Utah Olympic Park Trail System | June 5


This route serves as a very kid-friendly introduction to trail running on the soft-service double track and single-track of the lower UOP Trail system. Runners will start and finish on the Millennium Trail near Skullcandy HQ and run the rolling hills beneath the Utah Olympic Park.  Much of the course is visible from the start/finish area.

Trailside Area | July 10

This race will challenge our runners with the most technical terrain they've faced yet.  The Mighty Moose and the Junior Moose will utilize the fantastic Happy Gilmore and TM Trails, running 100% on the fun single track that Park City is known for.  Mini Moose will run an equally challenging route on double-track to allow plenty of space for their adult running partners.  Much of the routes are visible from the start/finish area.

Round Valley Trail System | August 15


The perfect celebration for the last weekend of summer! Round Valley offers non-technical soft-surface double track trails and is the perfect introduction to trail running. The Mighty Moose will also get a taste of some great flowing single-track on their course. Much of the course is visible from the start/finish area and runners and spectators are treated to an awesome view of the Wasatch while running through sage, scrub oak, and a variety of wildflowers.

We are proud to partner with Youth Sports Alliance.The Mission of The Alliance is to support sports activities for youth in Summit and Wasatch counties, promoting good sportsmanship and healthy lifestyles through participation, education and competition. A portion of every race entry goes to support YSA and its Mission.