Race Weekend Schedule
FRIDAY, October 13, 2017
3:00pm- Packet pickup begins at Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater. All runner's will be asked to brush off their shoes to ensure that no foreign elements are introduced to the canyon.
5:00pm- Runner's meeting at Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater. This meeting will include last minute race details, a presentation by Park Ranger Ravis Henry (“Welcome to Canyon de Chelly – History/Facts”) and a talk by William Yazzie on "Navajo Culture, Running and Tseyi."
SATURDAY, October 14, 2017
5:00am- Race site opens. All runners need to check in at the timer's table next to the start line. Any athletes that didn't brush off their shoes at packet pickup will be asked to do so at this time.
6:40am- All drop bags need to be turned in to the tarp area next to the start line. A traditional Navajo prayer and blessing of runners will be performed by Allen Martin and William Yazzie.
7:00am- Race Start! All runners must check in with the volunteers at each aid station. Please make sure your race number is visible.
12:00pm- Cut off at Bat Aid Station (half way point)
3:00pm- Cut off at Bubble Man Aid Station
4:00pm- Awards ceremony at Finish Line. Navajo foods will be available to all runners post race.
6:00pm- Cut off at White House aid station. All remaining runners will be picked up by the aid station crews as they exit the canyon.