Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.5
Yaateeh runners! Welcome to Monument Valley Ultra weekend! Silence… then, Navajo Prayer, chanting, drumming…runners gather for the Monument Valley Ultra, as iconic rock formations become increasingly visible in early light; the depth of running-tradition seems palpable , east to greet dawn, in this land, sacred to the Navajo, and the … MORE
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    iank FIRST-TIMER '17

    This is a very tough, entirely off-road trail run in some of the most stunning desert scenery you'll ever get to run in. This is Navajo land on the AZ/UT … MORE

    This is a very tough, entirely off-road trail run in some of the most stunning desert scenery you’ll ever get to run in. This is Navajo land on the AZ/UT border with scenery most of us are familiar with from countless movies, not least Forrest Gump.
    Aside from a wee little problem with signage to the last water station (who needs water in the desert?, but seriously, carry your own) it’s hard to fault this race. Not least because you’re too busy going gaga over the stunning scenery.
    It’s a lot of driving to get here from. About 6-7 hours drive from Salt Lake, Vegas and Phoenix so just plan for sightseeing as part of longer vacation. Drive north on highway 163 to get the iconic Gump road shot.
    And plan to stay at the View Motel because it’s right beside the start/finish and the only thing for miles around.
    Totally worth the effort.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    chef_julian FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race is a real beauty, I went not for time but for the views and I do not regret it. The course per se is very nice and has … MORE

    This race is a real beauty, I went not for time but for the views and I do not regret it. The course per se is very nice and has a lot of sand (so if you are not used to it, IT WILL BE HARD!!!) but if you have run on loose sand, then you wont have a problem.
    The course is well marked so you dont have to worry of getting lost. Has one hard climb and the rest are little rolling hills (again, lots of loose sand), and the aid stations are well stocked and full of great volunteers. The Navajo tribe are very friendly people and you will enjoy for sure this race. Again I went to enjoy the run and the scenery not to beat a PR, if that is your thing the first place on the 50M Finished in 6+ hours, so it does have challenge.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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