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Death Valley Trail Marathon and Half

Death Valley, California, USA | Saturday, December 7, 2019

Race Rundown

MarathonSaturday, December 7, 20198:00am
Half MarathonSaturday, December 7, 20198:00am


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.

Why We Love It

Death Valley, the lowest and hottest area in the U.S., is contained within the 3.4 million acres that make up Death Valley National Park. Located within a Biosphere Reserve, the extreme desert environment is known for Badwater Basin (the lowest point in the U.S.), salt pans, snow-capped mountains, sand dunes, rugged canyons and mostly nocturnal wildlife. As a leave-no-trace destination, everything brought in must come out.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Zabriskie Point

A popular sunrise and sunset viewing point offering panoramic views of Death Valley. Activities: hike.

Ubehebe Crater

A 600-ft (183 m) volcanic crater surrounded by cedar fields perfect for hiking.

Titus Canyon

A popular back-country canyon road with narrows, mountains, rock formations, petroglyphs and a ghost town. Activities: drive, hike.

Mesquite Sand Dunes

The only sand dunes in the Death Valley National Park for sand boarding. They offer amazing views at sunset.

Death Valley National Park

The hottest and driest National Park in the U.S. with salt flats, sand dunes, canyons, badlands, mountains, and valleys. Activities: bike, camp, drive, golf, hike.

Dante’s View

A scenic view of Death Valley from above - pretty awesome at sunrise. Activity: bike.

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in America at 282-ft (.08 km) below sea level and home to salt flats and a beautiful mountain backdrop.

Average Temperature

High - 65°F | 18°C Low - 39°F | 4°C



Furnace Creek Airport (DTH)