Death Valley Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is SOLD OUT! Race day details online here.
Enjoy an out-and-back relatively flat course (fewer than 500 feet of climbing and descending). You'll admire the beauty of the surrounding desert as you follow this paved run from Furnace Creek Ranch along Hwy. 190 through the heart of Death Valley National Park. The entire course is below sea level with fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges: the Panamints, the Funerals, the Cottonwoods, the Blacks and the Grapevines. Your immediate surroundings are the exotic flora and fauna found only on the desert floor. This is probably one of the most unique courses you could pick for your next race. The desert is beautiful this time of year with mild temperatures; lows range between 30 and 40 degrees and highs hit the low 70s. Consider this the most unique way to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The course is USATF certified (Certification code: CA13003DCR). You can view the USATF Course Certification online here (search for "Death Valley"). The Death Valley Marathon™ and the Death Valley Half Marathon™ are trademarks of Enviro-Sports.
This event is limited and will sell out, so don't wait too long to register!
Marathon - Youth Closed
(Age 17 and under)
$60.00Apr 7 - Feb 1
Half Marathon - Youth Closed
(Age 17 and under)
$40.00Apr 7 - Feb 1
10K - Youth Closed
(Age 17 and under)
$25.00Apr 7 - Feb 1
Marathon - Adult ClosedOnline registration closed
(Age 18 and over)
ClosedApr 7 – Aug 31
$120.00Sep 1 – Feb 1
Half Marathon - Adult ClosedOnline registration closed
(Age 18 and over)
ClosedApr 7 – Aug 31
$100.00Sep 1 – Feb 1
10K - Adult ClosedOnline registration closed
(Age 18 and over)
ClosedApr 7 – Dec 31
$55.00Jan 1 – Feb 1
Map My Run Course Maps:
- All courses are out-and-back along Hwy 190 through the heart of Death Valley.
- All races start and finish at the Furnace Creek Ranch.
- The Half Marathon turnaround is at 6.5 miles and the Marathon turns around at 13.1 miles.
- The entire course is below sea level, completely surrounded by desert wilderness and boasts panoramic vistas of the mountains surrounding Death Valley.
- Although the road is not closed to traffic, we ask that you discourage your family and friends from driving along the route. This has caused problems in the past and may jeopardize the future of this event.
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME: 6 HOURS (13:45min/mile pace for marathoners, 27:30min/mile pace for half marathoners). Walkers are welcome to participate.
CERTIFICATION Marathoners: The course is certified as a USATF-Certified Boston Qualifier. For information on qualifying times for your age group, visit www.bostonmarathon.org/BostonMarathon/Qualifying.asp.
READ ALL THE RACE DAY DETAILS ONLINE HERE.
COURSE MARKINGS: The course will be marked with mile marks on the ground.
AID STATIONS: There are aid stations & porta-potties located approximately every 3 miles. Aid stations will be stocked with water, Gatorade, sports bars, bananas and a variesty fo sweet & salty snacks. We highly recommend that you carry water. There will also be food/drink at the finish area for all finishers.
INCENTIVES: T-Shirts for all participants. Rubber chicken to the first place overall male & female in each distance. Finisher medals to the Marathon and Half Marathon finishers. Personalized award plaques to the first place finishers, male and female, in each age group for the marathon and half marathon, as well as the first place overall male and female finishers of the 10K. Personalized award ribbons to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age group for all distances.
BIB NUMBERS: You will pick up bib numbers on race day morning during Athlete Check-in at the Corkscrew Saloon in Furnace Creek. An email with all the race day details will be sent to all registered participants 1-2 weeks prior to event day. All race day details and updates are also posted below in the "Race Day Details" section.
PARKING: is available at the Corkscrew Saloon area near the race start/finish. Google Maps Link to start/finish and parking areas.
CANCELLATIONS: Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you email us by January 6, you may receive a rollover credit (the amount you paid minus a $20 fee) to use toward any future Enviro-Sports race.
HEADPHONES POLICY: Headphones/earbuds are NOT allowed as the road you are running on is NOT closed to car traffic.
The National Park Service has asked that we pass along their Principles for participation. Please review them online here.
Race Day Details
RACE DAY TIMELINE:
- 6:45–7:45am: ATHLETE CHECK-IN You will pick up your bib # at the CORKSCREW SALOON at Furnace Creek Ranch. To receive your bib number and participate in this event YOU MUST BRING $10 National Park admission fee or proof of payment (i.e. a receipt from the Visitor's Center or a National Parks annual pass). If you have carpooled to Death Valley, it's best if you pay your fee at the visitor's center as you can both use the same receipt as proof of payment. Otherwise you will EACH have to pay the $10 park fee when you come to get your bib.
- 7:50am: PRE-RACE ANNOUNCEMENTS will be held at the start line.
- 8:00am: RACE STARTS at approximately this time.
- 5:00pm: Informal AWARDS CEREMONY We will announce the overall and age-group winners at the Corkscrew Saloon. It also gives you a chance to swap stories with other runners about the race. Personalized award plaques and ribbons will be mailed out 6-8 weeks after the race.
To secure permits for this event, we must strictly abide by the following regulations prescribed by CalTrans, the California Highway Patrol and the National Park Service. The course will be monitored. Violation of any of the following rules WILL result in disqualification.
- Participants must run on the west shoulder of the highway at all times (both out and back).
- Crossing the road or running down the centerline to cut tangents is NOT permitted.
- NO personal support allowed on the course. Participants must carry their own aid and/or use the provided aid stations along the course.
- Runners must not bunch up in groups blocking the roadway. Runners must run in single file when traffic is in roadway. Runners not yielding to traffic and creating a hazardous situation may be removed from the event and/or issued a citation. Failure to comply with these rules could jeopardize the future of the event.
- Runners must always have official bib number visible on your front.
- NO HEADPHONES or personal audio devices of any kind. If anyone is seen wearing any audio devices, they WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. (This is a Park Service REQUIREMENT as part of our permit for the event.)
- No jogging strollers.
Travel & Accommodations
From Las Vegas (2.5 hours): Take I-15 South and turn West on Hwy. 160 to Pahrump. (DO NOT turn left towards Shoshone at Hwy 372.) Continue on Hwy. 160 approx. 3 miles to Belle Vista Rd. Follow signs to Death Valley.
From the San Francisco Bay Area (9 hours): Take I-5 South to Bakersfield. Exit Hwy. 58 East to Mojave. Take Hwy. 14 North to Hwy 395. Take 395 North to Olancha. Take 190 East into Death Valley.
From L.A. (5-6 hours): Take Hwy. 14 through Palmdale, Lancaster and Mojave. Take Hwy 14 North to Hwy. 395. Take 395 North to Olancha. Take 190 East into Death Valley.
From San Diego: Take I-15 East to Baker. Turn North on Hwy. 127 to Death Valley Junction. Take Hwy 190 into Death Valley.
Furnace Creek Ranch & Inn (Event HQ Hotel) 760-786-2345
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328
Discount room rates are available at the Furnace Creek Ranch & Inn from Thur 2/4/16 through Sun 2/7/16.
Call 760-786-2345 ask for Reservations by Tues 1/5/16 to reserve and give the corresponding discount codes:
708203 - Ranch ($145/night) 708205 - Inn ($275/night)
25 miles from Athlete Check-in at Furnace Creek
No Group Rate
Beatty Hotels (Beatty Chamber of Commerce) 775-553-2424
40 miles from Athlete Check-in at Furnace Creek
No Group Rates
Camping: Death Valley National Park 760-786-2331
Beatty High School Student Organizations
Death Valley Natural History Association
Proceeds from this race benefit the Death Valley Natural History Association and the Beatty High School Students. The young volunteers from the High School and their accompanying parents will be along the course to support you. Be sure to thank them for their hard work!
The Death Valley Natural History Association needs your support. Their vision is to inspire passion for the Death Valley and Ash Meadows. Their mission is to preserve and interpret the natural and cultural resources of the Death Valley region. Join other Death Valley enthusiasts who are committed to preserving the World's HOTTEST, DRIEST, AND LOWEST National Park. When you BECOME A MEMBER, you directly help education and research programs in Death Valley and you also have the opportunity to receive discounts at all US National Parks. They also accept DONATIONS. We are proud to partner with them to preserve, protect, and educate people about the wonder of Death Valley.
About Death Valley
- February 6 6:45 AM PST - Athlete Check-In
- February 6 7:50 AM PST - Pre-Race Announcements
- February 6 8:00 AM PST - Marathon Race Begins
- February 6 8:10 AM PST - Half Marathon Race Begins
- February 6 5:00 PM PST - Informal Awards Ceremony
- Event contact
- +1 415-868-1829
- Visit website