Date(s) - 10/13/2018
5:45 pm - 11:45 pm
Red Rock Canyon
Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon & 5K:
Date October 13, 2018 at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area Las Vegas, NV. Evening run through the canyon with a beautiful silhouette sunset over the mountains. Be part of Red Rock Canyon with the stars and the moon. Reserve patrons will be leaving left to the runners for a tranquil late summer evening run. Enjoy the sunset over the sandstone cliffs as you arrive on site and prepare to run.
Running event transportation is available on the Las Vegas Strip.
Calico Racing presents…
Twilight Red Rock Canyon 1/2 Marathon & 5K
** ALL race distances include technical shirt, finishers’ medal, post race refreshments, overall/ age group award eligibility, aid stations, & fun!
****RACE DAY/EXPO: CASH ONLY- FIRM!!!
Twilight Red Rock 1/2 Marathon & 5K COURSE DESCRIPTION
Western Las Vegas with glare of the Red Rock Canyon. Probably the most scenic spot of Vegas metropolitan area. Federally designated as a Back country Scenic Byway, the 13 mile paved scenic drive traverses some of the Mojave Desert’s most stunning vistas. Sandstone formations, desert vegetation, and wildlife bring this place to life and will change yours forever. The birthplace of Calico Racing- it was here on a 15 mile run that I saw my life with such clarity that I decided to launch a company that would be true to my most fundamental values. As the miles ticked by I was glowing with the myriad of ideas for race venues.Deliberating over a name, there were many versions…until I passed the Calico Hills trailhead. SOLD! Calico Racing was born and the sandstone colors dictated the company logo.
Event started since 2008, Calico Racing hosts the Red Rock Canyon Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. Each year, one of my favorite parts of the race is going out to Red Rock Canyon at night to drop the aid stations and mile markers. The omnipresence of the surrounding canyon under the moonlit night is magical! Joshua trees dance in the shadows and the neon lights of Las Vegas can be seen in the distance from the Scenic Summit Overlook.
As you arrive at Red Rock Canyon you’ll enjoy the stunning sunset while you prepare yourself to race. Just as the Scenic Drive closes to casual users, the race is off- and you’ll enjoy a peaceful, enchanted late summer evening run.
1/2 MARATHON COURSE- 8pm start
The 1/2 Marathon course starts at the Visitors Center (elevation approx 3740 feet), roughly 2.5 miles from the finish line at the Exit of the scenic drive. You’ll run a complete loop around the Visitors Center before joining up with the paved scenic drive. You’ll run with traffic climbing to the summit overlook (4771′ elevation) by mile 5.3. The course continues over downhill, flat and rolling terrain where you can pick up the pace to the finish line at the EXIT of the scenic drive.
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The 5K course starts at the EXIT of the paved scenic drive at roughly 3800′ elevation. Runners will run against traffic 1.55 miles to their turn around; retrace their steps and return to the finish line at the EXIT of the scenic drive.
* All runners are REQUIRED to wear reflective clothing (front and back) AND carry a handheld flashlight or wear a headlamp.
** The Scenic Drive will be closed to casual users, however there WILL still be limited traffic on the road (volunteers, event buses, course support, park rangers, and late exiting hikers/ climbers. You are required to stay to the inside edge of the loop and remain alert for any traffic.
** Calico Racing reserves the right to make any necessary course changes required per the permitting body and is subject to final permit approval.
**** There is NO EVENT PARKING at Red Rock Canyon! All runners will be complementarily bused to their start lines and back to their cars after the race.
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