Ya’at’eeh runners! Welcome to the very FIRST Tuba City Bike Race and Half Marathon. Please note that all times
will be on Mountain Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Online registration for both the Tuba City Bike Race and Half Marathon and is now open through Friday, April 6, 2018 at
the website: (Need Address). There will be on-site registration at the start line on top of Tuba City Old Airport.
The Tuba City Old Airport is located 1.5 miles west of the Main Street & Moenave St. Junction (McDonalds and Taco
Bell are located at this junction). The last half mile toward the Old Airport is on dirt road.
Parking is permitted on top of Old Airport. Please make every attempt to arrive to the race prior to 7:45 am
(DST) as the roads may be blocked off at 8:00 am (DST) to accommodate the Bike Racers. The roads may be
re-opened after all Bike Racers have passed through.
PACKET PICK-UP & START TIMES:
Packet pick-up will be available between 6:30 am (DST) and 8:15 am (DST) at the Start Line on top of Old Airport. The
Bike Race will begin at 8:00 am (DST). The Half Marathon will begin at 8:30 am (DST).
There will not be a baggage drop, as race parking is at the start/finish line area.
Spring weather in Tuba City can fluctuate between mild wintery conditions to warm days and cool nights. The average
high in April is 68 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average February low is 38 degrees. The start/finish line is just under
5000 feet in elevation.
Bike Race – The Bike Race course begins and ends on top of Old Airport. The Bike Race course will take you along a
12.5 mile graded dirt road with a few steep inclines and declines. The route will take you though a few small communities
with breathtaking scenery and through desert terrain which captures the geographical beauty of this area. The 25 mile
course is 12.5 miles out and back on the same route.
Half Marathon – The Half Marathon course begins and ends on top of Old Airport. The Half Marathon course will take
through some of the most breathtaking desert scenery and beautiful geographical formations that have made this area
famous. The course runs along a graded dirt road with a couple steep inclines and declines. The course turn around is at
the world famous Dinosaur Tracks where imprints of prehistoric creatures remain embedder in the landscape to this day.
The 13.1 course is 6.55 mile out and back on the same route.
There are overall and Category awards in both the Bike Race and Half Marathon.
Categories for both the Bike Race and Half Marathon are as follows:
Overall Winners – Male: 1 st – 3 rd place
Overall Winners – Female: 1 st – 3 rd place
Youth – 17 and under: Male: 1 st – 3 rd place
Youth – 17 and under – Female: 1 st – 3 rd place
Young Adults – 18 – 35 – Male: 1 st – 3 rd place
Young Adults – 18 – 35 – Female: 1 st – 3 rd place
Adults – 36 – 55 – Male: 1 st – 3 rd place
Adults – 36 – 55 – Female: 1 st – 3 rd place
Masters – 56 and older – Male: 1 st – 3 rd place
Masters – 56 and older – Female: 1 st – 3 rd place
All Bike Race and Half Marathon
finishers receive a unique finisher’s medal.
Runners will be treated to some hearty, healthy post-race food and music. Lunch will be provided for all participants.
Restrooms – Porta Johns will be available at the Start/Finish line and at numerous locations throughout both courses.
There is no running water on top of old airport, so hand washing stations will not be available.
Spectators – Spectators are welcome at the start/finish area and along the course. Please use extreme caution while
traveling along the course routes and make every attempt to set up prior to the start of the races. We highly recommend
NOT driving on the courses while the races are still in progress. Law Enforcement will be on hand to monitor traffic along
Camping – While there are no official camp grounds, those wanting to camp can do so on top of Old Airport. There will
be an area designated for camping. Please note that there is no outdoor plumbing or water on top of Old Airport. Porta
Johns will be available.
To’Nanees’Dizi Local Government
Western Navajo Fair
Tuba City Kentucky Fried Chicken
Rocky Mountain Timing
Navajo Transitional Energy Company
Tuba City Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative
Tuba City HIV/STD Prevention Program