Lake Mead Marathon

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/13/2019
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Boulder Beach

Categories


Lake Mead Marathon 2019:

Las Vegas area host Lake Mead Recreational area date Sunday, January 13, 2019. Running events include marathon, 1/2, 10K, 5K. All within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the run will start at Boulder Beach and lead you onto the paved Mountain Loop Trail until you reach the packed-dirt Historic Railroad Trail. Offering a full, ½, and 10K, this run will take you on an epic  journey up a mountainous trail. The January desert-temperatures and views of Lake Mead make this run a must-do!

The course is an out and back on the very scenic Lakeshore and Northshore Drives, and is run completely on pavement. Aid stations will be well stocked along the course. (see “Aid Stations”). Note the 10K and 5K are run on the paved River Mountains Loop Trail which runs parallel to Lakeshore Drive.

All races start and finish at the Boulder Beach Special Events Beach, which has ample parking. The course is continual rolling hills with some long (about a mile) gradual ascents and decents ranging from 1-8% in grade. Some shorter rollers may be a bit more steep. See the race specific mileage descriptions below.

Marathon Course

Start Time: 7:00am

Departing the Boulder Beach start line there is a gradual climb of about a 1/4 mile until you turn right onto Lakeshore Drive. The next 3.5 miles are a series of rollers and flat-ish sections. Then a series of 1 mile long stretches of downhill, uphill, downhill repectively taking you to the 1/2 marathon course turn around- keep going straight! You’ll continue with another 1 mile downhill. Then miles 7.7 to mile 10 are a series of rollers with a slight net gain. At mile 10 take a right onto Northshore Drive. A 1 mile downhill preceeds a series of rollers which lead you to your course turn around. Heading back you’ll cover rollers for about 2 miles, climb 1 mile back to Lakeshore Drive (you are now at mile 16.2) Roughly 2 miles of rollers with a net loss leads you to a 1 mile climb. Now you again start the stretches of 1 mile sections going uphill, downhill, uphill. Mile 22.5- roughly 26 is a series of rollers again leading you to a strong downhill finish the last 1/4 mile. ** This course has a 7 hour cut-off.

1/2 Marathon Course

Start Time: 7:30am

Departing the Boulder Beach start line there is a gradual climb of about a 1/4 mile until you turn right onto Lakeshore Drive. The next 3.5 miles are a series of rollers and flat-ish sections. Then comes a series of 1 mile long stretches of downhill, uphill, downhill repectively taking you to your course turn around. There you will reverse the stretches of 1 mile sections going uphill, downhill, uphill. Mile 9.5- roughly 12.9 is a series of rollers again leading you to a strong downhill finish the last 1/4 mile. ** This course has a 6.5 hour cut-off, though the turn around will close on a 4 hour pace.

10K Course

Start Time: 7:50am

Departing the Boulder Beach start line there is a gradual climb of about a 1/4 mile until you turn right onto the PAVED River Mountains Loop Trail. You will cover rolling terrain for 3.1 miles, turn around and return to Boulder Beach with the last 1/4 mile descending to the finish line for a strong finish.

5K Course

Start Time: 7:45am

Departing the Boulder Beach start line there is a gradual climb of about a 1/4 mile until you turn right onto the PAVED River Mountains Loop Trail. You will cover rolling terrain for 1.55 miles, turn around and return to Boulder Beach with the last 1/4 mile descending to the finish line for a strong finish.