Event's current local time: 4:12 AM MT
Lottery registration opens March 1st at 12:00 am and will close March 4th at midnight. The order of registration will have no influence on the waitlist so take your time. We will host the lottery drawing live on our Facebook page March 5th at high-noon as we pull entrants from mom's stew pot.
This year's run is on Friday Oct. 13th because there will be a solar eclipse on Saturday the 14th. We will be sharing the cultural significances relating to this event and our need to run the day prior. We will start the race at the entrance to the canyon and run 17 miles up Canyon De Chelly passing ancient ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs to Spider Rock, then run up Bat canyon trail climbing 1,200 feet from the canyon floor to the Spider Rock overlook turnaround point and back. On the return trip, you will see many views you passed on the way up but may have not seen. The canyon takes on an entirely new perspective on the return. Although not much vertical gain, the canyon offers sand, single track, creek crossings and many more obstacles to add to your journey. The first and last 2.5 miles will be in sand and has the same effect as big vertical climbs!