How do I register for
the Shiprock Marathon?
Registrations for the
Marathon, Half-marathon, 5-person Relay, 10K Race and 5K Trail Run events are be done online. Go to This Link
and follow the easy instructions. Have a
credit or a debit card ready. If you've ever made an online purchase,
this is just as easy. Even if you've never done a transaction online
before, just follow the easy instruction, and you will be all set in
I do not have a
computer at the sheepcamp. How do I register for the marathon?
We have a plan for that! Send a
letter to NavajoYES, PO Box 1487,
Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
and request a registration form
. Be sure to
include a return address. One will be sent to you. All registrations
must be received by May 11, 2017.
Do all runners receive medals?
All marathoners and half marathoners receive medals. In addition, top finishers in the marathon, half marathon, and 10K race receive awards.
How can I print out
all the rules and info for the Shiprock Marathon?
There are two ways to make a
hard copy of the rules and info for the
Where will packet
Packet pick-up will be available
on Friday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dine' College South Campus,
near the finish line. There will also be limited packet pick-up
available at the bus staging area on Saturday beginning at 5:00 a.m.
Please try to get your packet in Shiprock on Friday.
Can one person pick up
all the packets for an entire relay team?
Yes. It is recommended that Relay Team
Captains can pick up the packets for
their entire team. However, any team member may pick up all the packets. Relay teams need to get together before the event to
set the runner order, distribute bibs to all runners and plan
transportation to the buses.
How long are the legs
for the Relay event?
The relay includes four legs of 5
miles and a 5th leg of 6.2 miles.
What kind of course
support will be provided during the marathon?
Water and Gatorade refreshment
stations will be available every two
miles along the course, and every mile after the 20-mile point. Energy
gels, fresh fruit, Clif Bars and salty snacks will be available at
alternating aid stations beginning at mile 6. There will be water and
snacks for relay runners at each of the relay exchange zones.
What will I do with my
warm-up gear and personal items during the race?
Designated vehicles will
transport clothing from starting lines to the
Finish Line Area at Dine' College South Campus. We will have tape and markers at the
start lines so that you may label your bag with your name & bib #.
Please make other arrangements for your valuables, including keys.
Although our track record is 99.9% lossless, we cannot be responsible
for lost items.
Will there be any
pre-race meal offered on Friday?
We will be hosting a Health
& Wellness Expo and Pre-race
Dinner at the packet pick-up site at Dine' College South Campus on
Where does all the
registration money go?
All proceeds after expenses go
directly to Tour de Rez, a summer youth
program run by NavajoYES, the same folks who put on the Marathon.
NavajoYES is a Navajo Nation-based nonprofit that has been offering
outdoor adventure, enrichment and service programs for reservation
youth since 1994. The 2017 Shiprock Marathon supports the Tour de Rez,
a summer youth program that combined four weeks of mountain biking,
hiking, community service and trail building! You may donate to the
cause when you register for the race and feel free to bring outdoor gear (used
is fine) to donate when you come to the race in May. Click here to visit NavajoYES
to learn more about its mission and its work.
What are the relay team
- Relay teams must have five (5) runners and be coed to be
eligible for awards
(A team that has at least one member of each gender is considered
- All team members must be at least 12 years old to participate
in this event.
- Participants will be provided with bus transportation to
marathon relay starting line.
- Each team will be issued a race number and relay exchange band
with chip for timing.
- The first four relay legs are five (5) miles, with the fifth
leg a 10K - 6.2 miles. The Relay Exchange Zones located at the
following mile marks: 5, 10, 15 and 20.
- Relay Team Captain must be one of the runners.
- Each runner can run on only one team and for one leg of the
- Each team member must read the Mandatory Release Form and
provide their signature below; if under 18 years old, parent/guardian
must also sign.
- Relay teams will compete in four age categories based upon the
total age of the team members on race day - 125 & below; 126-175;
176-225; 226 & above. Awards will be given to the top 3 teams in
each age category.
What are the age limits
to be able to run in Marathon events?
The marathon, half-marathon, and
the 5-person relay, and 10K race all have a 12 and
older age limit. Under-18 runners must have parent permission. The 5K trail run and Kids' marathon have an age limit of five
years old and up.
Where is the bus
loading zone located?
The parking lot and bus loading zone is located
at Shiprock High School (Saturday) and the open area just north of Dine' College South Campus. These areas will be prominently displayed.
Is there a deadline
for making registration changes?
No changes will be accepted
after May 11th, 2017.
Is there a website for
the Shiprock Marathon?
You are there now! To go to the
home page, click HERE