_ The 2022 New Years Run:
Saturday & Sunday, January 15-16, 2022
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Welcome to Tse′ Bii’ Ndzisgaii!
The Last Man Standing event will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 15 at the hogans in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
The 2.2 mile run will begin/end at parking area of the Lee Cly Trail at 12:00 noon. Entry is just $15 for everyone and includes a long-sleeve cotton blend t-shirt, snacks, timing and potential age-group and overall swag awards (beanies, trucker caps, mugs, race bag, etc.)
LAST MAN STANDING RULES
Both events take place at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The park is located 23 miles northeast of Kayenta, Arizona and 20 miles southwest of Mexican Hat, Utah on Highway 163. Once you get to the roundabout at the junction of the Hwy 163, the park entrance road and Gouldings road, follow signs to The View Hotel and that will take you to the entrance station and the central park area. You may park in the main parking lot and take a 1-minute walk to the hogans.
Online registration for Last Man Standing is now open through noon on Thursday, January 13 at the NavajoYES website: www.navajoyes.org The New Year’s Run is available online through race day and will be open at the race site, as well.
Up to one hour before the races: 7:00 a.m for Last Man Standing, and 11:00 a.m. for the New Year’s Run.
There will be a bag drop at a safe, dry location at the start/finish area near the hogans for Last Man runners. Runners will have access to their personal bags – and their vehicles – as they need throughout the day.
[Courses for the races are subject to change, based upon the discretion of park officials, race organizers and the weather.]
The main course will be a loop that will be just a tad more than four (4) miles, around the West Mitten, beginning and ending at the hogans of the park. It will follow the main trail markings, and there will be some additional, reflective markings added to the route. The first and final mile of each loop
The loop nature of the events will allow runners to have regular access to their personal kit and to course support. The hogan area will include light food items, fluids, minor medical, fire barrels for warmth and a drop-bag area.
In all that we do, we whole-heartedly adhere to the principles of Leave No Trace ethics. Our goal is to leave a more clean area than when we arrived. We strive to share with our participants and volunteers this respect for our natural landscapes and our tribal parks.
AWARDS & GEAR:
All participants receive a race t-shirt and ongoing event support for as long as they are participating. All runners who complete 24 hours will receive a special award. The grand prize, naturally, goes to the “last man standing” – an award to both the final male and final female runner.
The race will abide by COVID guidelines as laid out by the Health Command & Operations Center.
Runners must wear a mask when picking up their race packet and when around the start/finish area. There will be sanitizer stations throughout the race venue, and we request that all runners, spectators and volunteers practice social distancing. There will be one minimal aid station with gels and water, to minimize risk. We will have snack boxes to-go at the finish line, and request that runners not linger at the finish line. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tom (Race Director): [email protected]
Josh (Timing / Registration): [email protected]
2022 Results: not available ???
2021 Results at: runsignup.com