Veterans Marathon & Half Marathon
The Monument Valley Marathon, Half Marathon and Wildcat 4-Miler are all run within the heart of the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, one of the wonders of the world. The event honors all Diné warriors and our military heroes from off the Nation. A special pre-race program will recognize all of the veterans, and there will be a special tribute to the family of one of the Code Talker legends.
The Marathon course is ran on the main Valley Drive, with a segment in the backcountry section of the park. The stunning views and challenging terrain make for a once-in-a-lifetime running experience. The Half Marathon is completed on the Valley Drive loop road – a graded dirt road that traverses the heart of the park. The Wildcat 4-Miler is a challenging route between East and West Mittens. There is a Kids Marathon program in the local schools, and the students will complete a final mile on Friday morning.
MARATHON MALE- ANDREW YAZZIE – 2018 – 3:16:32
MARATHON FEMALE- NATALIE SANDOVAL- 2019 – 3:33:31
HALF MARATHON MALE-KYLE SUMATZKUKU – 2019 – 1:13:27
HALF MARATHON FEMALE- ALYCIA HILL – 2017 – 1:24:31
10K MALE- JACOB BYKER – 2018 – 47:29
10K FEMALE- KRISTEN ASHLEY – 2019 – 49:08
Here’s a fine video of 2019’s Marathon, by Randall Davis