37th Shiprock Marathon

Welcome to a new era of the Shiprock Marathon. In coordination with the Shiprock, Red Valley,

Ghadii’ahi Beclabito and Cove chapters, NavajoYES and our entire Shiprock Marathon race team is excited to present our new course!  The 2020 Shiprock Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay will join the 10K and 5K as courses that are primarily on dirt roads and trails.  You will experience Tse’ bit’a’i like never before, running a clockwise loop around the Pinnacle!  The official course map will be out soon and registration will open on November 1.  See you on the trail!
Shiprock, New Mexico has been the home of the premier running event in the Four Corners region since 1984. Runners pass near Tsé Bit’a’í, Shiprock Pinnacle, on their way to the Navajo Nation’s largest town, Shiprock, where the event ends at Dine’ College.  Now exceeding over 2000 runners, race weekend includes the Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Kids Marathon, 10K trail race and 5K.  


Half Marathon Course








Friday, May 1 Events:

  • Health & Fitness Expo – Noon-5:00 pm
  • Packet Pickup – Noon-8:00 pm
  • Pasta Dinner – 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Kid’s Marathon – 5:00 pm
  • 5K/10K Runs – 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 2 Events:

  • Marathon – 7:00 am
  • Half Marathon – 8:00 am
  • Marathon Relay – 9:00 am




When your teammates begin to register, they will provide their info, and then they should see a choice to join an existing team.  There is a drop-down menu that lists all the teams in alphabetical order.  Choose your team and then proceed.  There is no charge to anyone joining an existing team.


Marathon Course

2020 Entry Fee Schedule

Dates Marathon Half Marathon Marathon Relay 5K/10K
October 31 – November 21 $85 $65 $150 $20
November 29 – December 3 $70 $50 $140 $20
December 4 – December 31 $85 $65 $150 $20
January 1 – March 31 $90 $70 $160 $20
April 1 – May 1 $95 $75 $170 $20
May 2 $105 $85 $180 $20


Travel Info


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

$93/night special rate
Free breakfast Saturday morning at 4:30
A late checkout time of 1:00 p.m. is available upon request
To reserve, call the hotel at +1-505-324-0777, or reserve online

Farmington Best Western PLUS

$85/night special rate
Early Continental breakfast at 4:30 am
Late check out at noon on Saturday available upon request
To reserve, call the hotel at +1-505-564-8100, or email staybwfarmington@yahoo.com

Mention the Shiprock Marathon for discounts.


  • 215 miles: Albuquerque International Sunport – Albuquerque, NM (ABQ / KABQ)
  • 29 miles: Four Corners Regional Airport – Farmington, NM (FMN / KFMN)
  • 40 miles: Cortez Municipal Airport – Cortez, CO (CEZ / KCEZ)
  • 84 miles: Durango-La Plata County Airport – Durango, CO (DRO / KDRO)

Shiprock Area Tourist Links




Any other questions? Contribute to this FAQ by sending your questions to info@shiprockmarathon.com.

W – 2016 Tennille Taylor 3:12:45


Half Marathon

M – 2004 Terry Bia 1:10:59

W – 2016 Alvina Begay 1:21:18

Marathon Relay

2011 FLC Beavers 2:35:11


2019 Photos