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** ALL races are CHIP TIMED and WALKER FRIENDLY!
Calico Racing is proud to enter into our 6th season! Come join the Calico Racing family by running our unique events which showcase nature's beauty, challenge your limits, and offer you an experience not soon forgotten.
June 29, 2013 ~ Lake Mead NRA, outside of Las Vegas, NV
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Most race organizers go to great lengths to ensure their races are held in ideal running conditions; 40 degrees, light breeze, overcast. Many aim to make their courses flat and fast, or even downhill to facilitate runners to smash their PR. Not this one! Held in summer thru the dry Mojave Desert, athletes will be challenged to contend with high heat and unrelenting rolling hills as they traverse this spectacularly scenic course.
August 17-18, 2013. Midnight races! Extraterrestrial Highway; Rachel, NV (2- 2.5 hours from Las Vegas) BUS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM THE HOST HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS
Running along the fringe of the mysterious Area 51, this stretch of highway (375) has an overwhelming number of reported UFO sightings. So much so, that in 1996 the federal government officially named highway 375 the "Extraterrestrial Highway". The ET Highway has become a gathering place for UFO enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With elevations ranging from roughly 4000-5600 feet, the high desert will enchant you with gorgeous vegetation, surrounding mountains, and stunning vistas. An additional treat is the cooler temperatures. Rachel, NV is generally 15 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley; coupled with a midnight run, temperatures should be in the 60's in August!
September 28, 2013; Red Rock Canyon ~ Las Vegas, NV: BUS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM THE STRIP!
Come experience Red Rock Canyon under the moonlight and stars! Once the park closes to casual users you'll be treated to a peaceful late summer evening run. Enjoy the sunset over the sandstone cliffs as you arrive on site and prepare to run. This promises to be a magical event!
TBD 2013 ~ River Mountains Loop Trail @ the Railroad Pass Trailhead ~ Henderson, NV
Ever wonder what happens to all the left over "stuff" after a race? Let's recycle it! A year end party for Calico Racing- a medley of Devils, Angels, and Aliens in Mardi Gras splendor set amid gorgeous desert scenery!
For this LOW DISCOUNTED PRICE you will receive an accurately measured course, chip timing, awesome finish line food, and a great time. You will also receive a RECYCLED (read: left over) event shirt, medal, and award eligibility from past Calico Racing events. So you may receive a shirt from Devil 2011, a medal from ET 2007, and an award from Labor of Love, if you qualify.
December 14, 2013; Lake Mead N.R.A. ~ outside of Las Vegas, NV: BUS TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FROM THE STRIP!
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This stunning course promises to quickly become one of the Nation's "Must Do" races. Running 100% on paved and packed dirt trails completely removed from vehicular traffic, you'll traverse the Mojave Desert running thru historic railroad tunnels perched atop of a sweet view of Lake Mead. The "Money Shot" comes at your turn around with an expansive view of Hoover Dam and the Bypass Bridge. No need to "stop and glance"- you get a great view without breaking your stride. Come join us for this fabulous run!
Tentative ~ January 11, 2014; Lake Mead N.R.A., outside of Las Vegas, Nevada
Run amid the stunning scenery and vegetation of Lake Mead N.R.A the winter desert will treat runners to a magical experience. Blue skies and perfect temperatures will enchant you as you traverse continual rolling terrain alongside the azure blue waters of Lake Mead.
The sister event to Running with the Devil, the Running from an Angel races are the exact same courses as the Devil series. Together, these sister events are designed to offer athletes an opportunity to see exactly the difference in time running in the heat causes (all things held constant- I am not responsible for holiday pigging out!) Running with the Devil races in the middle of the summer, in the middle of the day to fully get the effect of running in extreme heat. Conversely, Running from an Angel runs in the winter in much milder, even cold temperatures. Many studies have been done to determine the exact effects of heat training. Run the double and find out for yourself, or run either one on its own.
TBD 2014 ~ Saturday; ~ River Mountains Loop Trail @ Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino, Henderson, NV
A celebration of life, community, and running...come join us for a party on foot! This paved course is closed entirely to vehicular traffic and will introduce many local runners to a widely unknown resource in the Las Vegas Valley. Start planning your costumes!
March 8, 2014, Saturday; Red Rock Canyon, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. BUS AVAILABLE FROM THE STRIP!
*5K Distance Available ~ New for 2014*
Majestically framing the west side of the valley, Red Rock Canyon is the most notable natural treasure among the Las Vegas community. A Mecca for runners, hikers, cyclists, climbers and tourists, Red Rock's color palette will enchant you while you run this challenging course. Burros, rabbits, and joshua trees augment the canyon scenery for a breathtaking experience.
2014 TBD ~ Lovell Canyon, Spring Mountains N.R.A; near Las Vegas, NV
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A 2 day running festival offering a distance for everyone offering back to back opportunities! This spectacularly scenic course is not to be missed. Being at about 4500-7000 foot elevation (depending on race distance) and underneath the National Forest, we can enjoy cooler temperatures. All are gorgeous and only a short drive to Las Vegas!