Shiprock Marathon

Voted 3rd in the 2024 USA Today favorite marathon poll. Two years in a row in the Top 10.
April 4, 2024

The 2024 Shiprock Marathon

The 41st annual Shiprock Marathon is a Boston Qualifier and a part of the Abbott Marathon Majors Masters World Championships.

Shiprock Marathon is the oldest and largest marathon on the Navajo Nation and offers other-worldly views of this volcanic core that juts 1800 feet into the desert sky. The marathon and half-marathon courses take you on a scenic route with stellar views of the iconic Shiprock Pinnacle. There are aid stations every mile, and live music all around the course. Race weekend includes a 5K trail race, a Health and Wellness Expo, and a post-race party you won’t soon forget. The Shiprock Kids Marathon annually attracts 500+ runners who do a “marathon” at their own pace over the course of the spring.

“Shiprock Marathon is rated by USA Today as “One of the 10 Best Marathons in the USA.”

Shiprock Kids Marathon

The Shiprock Kids Marathon is for all young runners from the schools of Dine’ Bikeyah and our young visitors/runners from outside the area. Again, this year, the race will be run at your home school or community! Have a great run!!

Now that you are ready to sign up, here is what you do –


If you are running with your school, your teacher will give you a registration form to fill out. You can return that form to the school folks after you and your parents
complete it.


If you are running on your own, you may e-mail the form to Tom at . You can also send it to NavajoYES, P.O. Box 1487 Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Now, it is time to run!

You can run your 26.2 miles between January and the first of May. You can run at school or at home. Run with friends or run with your family. Run in P.E. class, run behind the chapter house, run to the bus stop, run to your grandma’s . . . . it all counts! Just keep track of your miles and record it on your running log.  You can track your miles on the form below, then give it to your teacher or mail it to us.

Record Times

MENS – Shaun Martin 2:34:59 (2012)
WOMENS – Tennille Taylor 3:12:45 (2016)

MENS – Terry Bia 1:10:59 (2004)
WOMENS – Alvina Begay 1:21:18 (2016)

FLC Beavers 2:35:11 (2011)

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