37th Shiprock Marathon

3/17: The 2020 Shiprock Marathon is officially cancelled. People who have already registered have four options at this time.  In order to use one of these options, please go here:  https://runsignup.com/Race/NM/Shiprock/ShiprockMarathon

Click on one of the options and then click Continue to proceed.

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!


The Shiprock Marathon is going VIRTUAL!
Starting Monday, we will be hosting four races in four weeks during the month of April.

The Virtual Marathon works like this:

The week of Monday, April 6 through Sunday the 12th will be the window in which to run your 5K. Your schedule, your course. Just submit the form with your info and your time, and and you’re in the results. This is the form for the 5k: https://forms.gle/ot3Uvgst688qQCNi8

Here are the rest of the April events:
During the week beginning on April 13, it’s time to run your HALF MARATHON.

The week of April 20 is a 10K

And, finally, the week of April 27 is a MARATHON.

Do all four and earn free entry to either the Asaayi Mountain Run or Code Talker 29K events. Male and female winners of each race also get free entries. Cool stickers for everyone, too. There is no fee to take part in the Virtual Marathon. Running or walking outside is good medicine in these strange times, so let’s keep on moving!

You can hit us up here or at chuskaman@yahoo.com if you have any questions, and let’s spread the word!!  More info on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chuskaman

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