Shiprock Marathon

Fri May 6 - Sun May 8, 2022 Directions

Half Marathon

$60 05/07 7:30AM MDT
486 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT


$80 05/07 6:45AM MDT
240 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT
Dine' College Shiprock South Campus

Welcome to the 39th annual Shiprock Marathon & Relays!


The 2022 Shiprock Marathon will provide a unique and new running experience for runners joining us the first weekend of May!  With our ongoing interest in promoting social distancing where possible and the local communities’ desire to maintain a safe environment, we have developed a Shiprock Marathon weekend that promises to combine all of that in what we hope will be an outstanding event for runners, spectators and supporters.

The 5K and 10K races will begin/end at Dine’ College on Friday evening.  The first waves of the Marathon will begin at 6:45 a.m., with the Half Marathon following at 7:30, at the College.  It is out-and-back course that includes views of Shiprock Pinnacle and a gentle long downhill slope on the return.  There will be great course support and live music throughout.

Drive-Thru Packet pick-up will be staged on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and again from 6:00-6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  Please make every effort to pick up your packet on Friday.   

Race Schedule 

Friday:        Kids Marathon  – 5:00 p.m. @ Shiprock Youth Center

                     5K &10K Races – 6:00 p.m. @ Dine’ College

Saturday:   Marathon – 6:45 a.m.                                                                     Half Marathon – 7:30 a.m.        


Saturday’s Race Day Parking 

Race day in Shiprock is exciting and busy, so please take a minute to review this information about parking.  The designated marathon and half marathon parking area is the Shiprock High School parking lot, with overflow in the dirt field between the high school and Dine’ College. 

From Farmington hotels – drive west on Hwy 64, approximately 30 miles.  Once in Shiprock, continue straight through a stoplight (near Wells Fargo and church), across the San Juan River and to the second stoplight (near gas stations and City Market).  For the marathon and half marathon parking, take a right there, onto Hwy 64 and travel ¼ mile until you will see the event signage near the highs school.  For marathon relay parking at the Youth Center parking area, continue through the stoplight ½ mile to the signs for the Shiprock Youth Center on your right. 


Race Day Logistics

  • Results & Timing – Josh Dally and the Rocky Mountain Timing are timing all events.   RESULTS will be available via URL codes, which will be posted throughout the finish area.
  • The Course and Course Support -  Water and Gatorade aid stations will be available every three miles along the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.  Aid stations will include Honey Stinger gels, fresh fruit, and some sweets and salties.  There will be some fine entertainment along the way to help keep you motivated.  Portajohns will be available at the start lines along the course.  There will be medical support throughout the route and at the finish.  

The Finish Line 

  • Food Area – Be sure to visit the main food area under the big tent for your post-race snack box, plus some water, Navajo tea and/or chocolate milk.  Just flash your bib when you go through the food line.   
  • Post-Race Party & Awards – We will have live music, great food and awards at the finish line.  All Marathon and Half Marathon finishers will receive a well-earned medal when they finish.   Awards will be presented in the finish line area.  Results will be available instantly and awards will be presented to overall and age-group winners as soon as possible.  Any wards that are not presented will be mailed to the winners. The Shiprock Marathon Store, arts vendors, and a photo backdrop will be available.
  • There will be overall and age-group 1st and 2nd place awards based on 10-year age groups.  Awards may include plaques, pottery and/or Native arts and crafts.
  • Check out the Race Results for the race at  


Kudos to all of our amazing Safety and Medical Team – the Navajo Rangers, Shiprock Fire Dept., Shiprock Police Dept, Navajo Nation EMS, the Navajo Nation CHR Program, Beclabito CERT, Dine’ College Security, the Navajo Nation EMT Bike Team, Red Valley CERT & T’iis Nazbas Fire Dept!

Special mention to our SRM partners: NavajoYES, Dine’ College, Reevis Begay Foundation and Navajo Parks & Rec!   And “ahe’hee” to our incredible race team and over 300 race weekend volunteers!


Proceeds of the Shiprock Marathon benefit year-round outdoor adventure programs for Dine’ youth.  Find out more about NavajoYES and our programs at 


Next year’s race weekend will be May 5 & 6, 2023. 


E-mail us at  or at  if you have any questions at all.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Dine' College Shiprock South Campus


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