Distance: 26.20 mi
Type: Point-to-point, Road
Difficulty: 5 / 10
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Address: Four Corners Fitness & Wellness Association, PO Box 4078, Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: (505) 368-6306
Filed Under: Running
23rd Annual Shiprock Marathon & Relays, Half-Marathon, and 10K Trail Walk (non-competitive). Only event of its kind on the Navajo Nation. High desert scenery is spectacular. Course passes by the one of the sacred mountains of the Navajo People; 1800' high volcanic cinder cone - Shiprock. Competitive events are road races. This is a USATF Certified Marathon course. The final 6.2 miles are on a gentle down-hill grade, making it one of the nicer Marathon and Half-Marathon experiences. Post-event entertainment will include Navajo singers. Traditional Navajo foods will also be available for sale.
These events are sponsored by the non-profit Four Corners Fitness & Wellness Association. The primary purpose of this organization is to encourage and promote participation in healthy physical activities by the American Indian population and others living in the Four Corners area.
Please see our website for more information and to register online;
The Shiprock Marathon & Relays, and associated events take place in Shiprock, New Mexico. Shiprock is located at the junction of Highways 491 and 64 in Northwestern New Mexico, 12 miles from the Four Corners (4 states meet in one spot; UT, CO, NM, AZ).