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Shiprock Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 01 May 2021

About Shiprock Marathon

Spectacular scenery of the variety seen in car commercials and movies from “Thelma & Louise” to “Rain Man” is what runners experience along the point-to-point course of the Shiprock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Trail Run & Relay, named for the 1,800-ft. volcanic rock formation by the same name that is visible for most of the race.


Half Marathon Run

  • 21.0984474km

Marathon Run

  • 42.1968948km

10K Run

  • 10km

5K Run

  • 5km

Highway 491





There’s also plenty to see during and after the run, while you’re in town for the race, including the Four Corners Monument (where Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico meet) and the Canyon de Chelly National Monument just over the border in Arizona.


Thanks to its simple and mostly flat course, the marathon offers views throughout the race of New Mexico’s vast, wide open spaces, its rock and earth formations that feature nearly every shade of red and orange, and the experience of running along stretches of highway that seem to last forever. The course is paved throughout, and features some long, gradual inclines and declines — the final section of the marathon features a steady, gentle downhill grade.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.