The Canyon de Chelly 55K is the only NAVAJO OWNED AND OPERATED ultra-marathon on Navajo land. Come join us in the heart of the Navajo reservation for an ULTRA experience that you will never forget. The race will take place entirely in Canyon de Chelly, one of the most significant spiritual locations to our people. We will start by signal from the birth of a new day, the rise of the sun over the canyon rim. Runners will experience the traditional values of Navajo distance running by running as a celebration of life, running as a form of prayer and learning to use the sport as a mentor to better ourselves. The canyon and trails are normally off limits to all non-Navajos. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to run ancient trails. ALL profits will go to local Native American runners chasing the dream!!!!