The Course and Course Support – The marathon begins at Shiprock High School (near the
football field), and takes a full loop around Shiprock Pinnacle, ending at Dine’ College. The
half marathon also starts at the high school and ends at Dine’ College.
• 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 help keep you
motivated, we also have some awesome entertainment along the course. Portajohns will be
available at the start lines and along the course. There will be medical support throughout
the route and at the finish. Please let us know if you have any needs at all.
• Relay Teams – This year’s marathon relay is based on five members, each of whom will run a
5 ½ mile loop that begins and ends at Shiprock Youth Center. The exchange for each leg will
occur at the relay exchange area, which will be a party zone for the relay runners and their
fans! All runners and spectators will be encouraged to hang out in this area to cheer on their
teammates throughout the morning. Parking will be near the exchange zone at the Youth
Center. The course will go up on Blueberry Hill, along Hwy 64, through the grounds of DC and
back to SYC. Plan to get together the night before or early on race morning to get
organized. Be sure to determine the order of runners.
The Finish Line
• Food Tent – Be sure to visit the main food area under the big tent for fresh fruit, pizza, chips,
granola bars and plenty to drink – water, Gatorade and chocolate milk. Just flash your bib
when you go through the food line. There will be large tubs with ice and drinks all around the
finish line area to help you hydrate.
• 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. The Shiprock Marathon Store, arts
vendors, a photo backdrop and Bluebird Running Shop will be set up for the post-race party.
Ahe’hee to our major marathon sponsors and supporters – Dine’ College, Reevis Begay Foundation
Navajo Parks & Recreation, Navajo Engineering & Construction (NECA), Navajo Transitional Energy
(NTEC), New Mexico Beef Council, Navajo AML Program, North American Coal, San Juan Regional
Medical Center, Teec Nos Pos Trading Post, City Market, Central Consolidated Schools, NTUA, Choice
Wireless, and Sun Ray Casino.
Kudos to all of our amazing Safety and Medical Team – the Navajo Rangers, Lt. Holtsoi and Shiprock
Fire Dept., Shiprock Police Dept, Carlene Lee & Navajo Nation EMS, Verna Begay & the Navajo Nation
CHR Program, Beclabito CERT, Dine’ College Security, the Navajo Nation EMT Bike Team, Red Valley
CERT and T’iis Nazbas Fire Dept.
And special thanks to our incredible race committee 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 www.navajoyes.org
E-mail us at email@example.com if you have any questions at all.