Yaateeh runners! Welcome to MV Ultra weekend!
REGISTRATION – Online registration for the 50-Mile Race, 50K Race, and Half Marathon is
now open through March 1 or until the events are sold out. If there are still open slots, on-site
registration will be held on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning. Contact us at 928-
429-0345 if you are a Native American runner for discount code.
Your registration includes professional timing, on-course support (including energy gels, sweet
and salty snacks, fresh fruit plus medical support and portajohns), performance shirt, overall and
age-group awards, unique finisher’s award and post-race meal. All proceeds benefit community
health and wellness programs on the Navajo Nation.
LOCATION – Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is located 23 miles northeast of Kayenta,
Arizona and 20 miles south of Mexican Hat, Utah. The park straddles the Arizona/Utah border,
and the races all start and finish in Arizona.
PACKET PICK-UP – Packet pick-up will be available on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday
morning one hour prior to race time.
RACES – The 50-mile race is capped at 50 runners. The course begins and ends in Arizona, and
includes several miles in the backcountry of the Valley on some very scenic, rarely seen routes,
plus the iconic trail ascent of Mitchell Mesa. The 50K race is capped at 150 runners and includes
spectacular trail running, highlighted again by Mitchell Mesa and the backcountry route. The
Half Marathon course near Sentinel Mesa is capped at 250 runners. The Half Marathon route is
primarily singletrack on some very scenic routes on the north end of the park.
WEATHER – The average March high temp in MV is 60, with an average low of 37. The
weather in the high desert is variable, of course, and early spring weather, wind, rain are
possible, as are much more mild conditions.
BENEFIT – If you are interested in supporting youth and community wellness events on the
Navajo Nation, please click on the “DONATE” button when you register. You can make a
financial donation at that time and/or “BECOME A FUND-RAISER” to raise funds (and win
earn awards for yourself).
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Information about the event is available in : English