2017 Death Valley Trail Marathon & Half Marathon
This scenic wilderness trail run is on a gravel jeep road from Beatty, NV through the picturesque Titus Canyon, finishing in Death Valley (entire run is in Death Valley National Park). The desert is beautiful this time of year with mild temperatures; lows at night between 30 and 40 degrees and highs during the day from the low-60s to mid-70s. This is our most spectacular trail event of the year and well worth the weekend away. Truly, an experience you won't forget.
The event is limited to 250 total participants (due to National Park Service rules) and sells out months in advance so don't wait too long to register!
IMPORTANT: In the 25 years that we've produced this event, nature has forced us to run an alternate course outside the canyon five times and cancel the race completely once. By signing up for this event, participants acknowledge the possibility of a last-minute course change and agree to run the alternate course or, if not, agree to abide by the rules set forth by the Death Valley National Park Service (i.e. if the road through Titus Canyon is posted as closed, registered participants of this event must abide by the closure as any other park visitor).
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME: 6 HOURS (13:45min/mile pace for marathoners, 27:30min/mile pace for half marathoners, 56:15min/mile pace for 10K). Walkers are welcome to participate.
COURSE MARKINGS: The course is on a single dirt road through Titus Canyon and does not need any markings as you stay on the road the whole time. There is a aid station marking the half marathon turnaround point.
AID STATIONS: There are aid stations at miles 5, 10, 15, 20 & 23 for marathoners and miles 3, 6.5 & 10 for half marathoners. There are no bathrooms along the course, but there are porta-potties at the start and finish areas. There is one bathroom (which is a National Park permanent bathroom) located at around mile 15 on the marathon course. 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. Personalized award ribbons to the second and third place 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. Details on this check-in and all other race day details will be discussed in the ENTRANT NEWSLETTER, which will be e-mailed to all registered participants about one or two weeks prior to race day as well as posted online here. If you did not supply a valid e-mail address when you registered, or if your e-mail address has changed, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
PARKING: is available at the Corkscrew Saloon area near the race start/finish. Google Maps Link to start/finish and parking areas.
TRANSPORT: Buses will shuttle participants from Furnace Creek Ranch to the race start (about a 30-minute drive -- See Course Map), OR participants may get a ride with friends or family. Return buses will shuttle participants from the race finish back to Furnace Creek at demand based intervals.
CANCELLATIONS: Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you email us by November 2, you may receive a rollover credit (the amount you paid minus a $25 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.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport 760-786-2331
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 Thurs 11/30/17 through Sun 12/4/17.
Call 760-786-2345 and ask for Reservations by Wed 11/1/17 to reserve and give the corresponding discount codes:
771472 - Ranch ($155/night) 771471 - Inn ($305/night)
Stovepipe Wells Village 760-786-2387
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
Proceeds from this race benefit the 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.
December 2 8:30 AM PST - Race Start