Located in the heart of the Chuska Mountains, the Asaayi Mountain Run take place at Camp Asaayi in the Bowl Canyon Recreation Area. The 2017 Asaayi Mountain Runs trail races will be held on Saturday, August 19 on the dirt roads and trails around Lake Asaayi. The events will include 10K and 20K races. Packet pick-up will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. Both races begin at 10:00 a.m. Event registration includes performance t-shirt, race poster, age-group awards, on-course support/food and finish-line food. Camping is available near the start/finish line. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
Honor the legendary Navajo Code Talkers with a run on the final day of the Navajo Nation Fair. Distances are 29K (in honor of the original 29 Code Talkers) or 10K. This year’s event is set for Sunday, September 10, beginning and ending at the Window Rock Veteran’s Park. The course is part pavement and part trail. Registration includes performance t-shirt, course support, age-group awards, post-race food, finisher’s medals and professional timing. Contact email@example.com or for more information.
The Naatsis’áán Trail Ultra is an epic 50-mile run from Navajo Mountain Chapter House at the base of Navajo Mountain, on road and primarily singletrack trail around the mountain, through rugged canyons en route to Rainbow Bridge, and back. There is also a team division, in which runners run either to or from Rainbow, and their partner runs the other half. Registration for the Saturday, October 28 event includes Friday’s pre-race meal, full course support, pottery award for all 50-mile finishers, medical support, finisher’s medal, post-race meal, available camping and boat transport for relay runners. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
The 2017 Monument Valley Marathon races will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18 in conjunction with the Monument Valley Balloon Festival. Events include a Marathon, Kids Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and Trail Fun Run, all on dirt roads and/or trails. Registration includes long-sleeve tech shirt, race poster, age-group awards, finisher’s medals, professional timing, race-day breakfast, discounted rooms and on-course support. Runners will also enjoy a post-race meal and a full slate of entertainment. A pre-race dinner will be held on Friday evening at MV High School. Contact email@example.com or for more information.
The Four Corners Quad Keyah will be held December 7-10 at Four Corners Monument near the community of Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. There will be options of trail and paved routes each day, which will feature local music acts and a heated food tent. Registration includes performance t-shirt, finisher’s medal each day, pre-race breakfast, professional timing and multiple pieces of race gear, including unique four-state finisher’s award. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information.
The LCR Half Marathon and 10K is a mid-winter trail run in one of the natural wonders in Dine’ Bikeyah. Race day entertainment features Talibah Begay and James & Ernice, plus a full post-race meal. Registration includes performance tee, race poster, light pre-race breakfast, professional timing, finisher’s medal for the half and age-group/overall awards.