Fri, May 1, 2020
5-Person Marathon Relay
Half Marathon Run
Shiprock, New Mexico is the home of the largest marathon event in the Four Corners region since 1984. In 2020 this marathon, and so much more, will be held Friday and Saturday, May 1-2. Native runners, use coupon code SHIPROCKRUNNER at checkout for a 25% discount on the Marathon or Half Marathon.
Packet Pick-up, Expo & Pasta Party
Packet pick-up and parking on Friday will be at Dine’ College (south campus). Packet pick-up runs from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your packet on Friday, you may do so early on Saturday morning beginning at 5:30 a.m. near the start line. Please make every effort to pick up your packet on Friday.
The Health & Fitness Expo at Dine’ College runs from noon until 5:00 p.m. There will be booths representing many area vendors, programs and sponsors, along with live music and useful presentations, so take a few minutes to browse the area.
Friday evening’s Pasta Party will serve from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a delicious catered pasta dinner, live music and a preview of the race. Please try to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come so we can plan accordingly. The meal is included for runners and just $10 for others.
Saturday’s Race Day Parking
The parking area is the Shiprock High School parking lot, with overflow in the dirt field between the high school and Dine’ College. There will be volunteers helping you park. All races will finish at Dine’ College, just a short walk from the parking area.
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). Take a right there, onto Hwy 64 and travel 1⁄4 mile – you will see the marathon signage and the parking area on your left.
Race Day Logistics
Professional Timing – Josh Dally and his outstanding team from Rocky Mountain Timing are timing all events.
Course Support – Water and Gatorade aid stations will be available every two-three miles along the Marathon and Half Marathon courses. Fresh fruit will be all along the course. Energy gels will be available, and there will be salty and sweet snacks along the way to keep you fueled. To help keep you motivated, we also have some amazing entertainment along the course. Portajohns will be available at the start lines and all along the course.
Friday: Kids Marathon “Final Mile” – 5:00 p.m. 5K & 10K Trail Race – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Marathon & Marathon Relay – 7:00 a.m. Half Marathon – 8:00 a.m.