COURSE

All race distances start and finish at Lovell Canyon Road just off Highway 160. Commencing at an elevation of roughly 4500 feet, runners will experience high desert vegetation to include Joshua Trees, Pinion-Juniper, Mountain Rose, Sagebrush, and a relatively lush Toiyabe National Forest not commonly associated with Las Vegas. The road twists and turns thru the canyon; a true treasure of the Spring Mountains N.R.A.

50 Miler: 7am Start Time

The 50 miler runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling terrain. Lovell Canyon Road is ~11 miles in length. You will run the first 26.2 miles together with the marathoners and 50K runners: At mile 11 marathoners, 50K runners and 50 milers will turn around and run 2.1 miles out and back along the same paved road, before returning to this same aid station. You will turn around again and return the 11 paved miles back to the finish line (Aid station "Homebase" for 50K and 50 mile runners). You will then run all the way out 11 miles, back 11 miles, bringing you back to Aid station "Homebase" at your mile 48.08. You'll then have one short final out and back victory lap of 1.92 miles to complete the 50 mile distance. You will never be further than 5.5 miles to your own drop bag (3 locations available). No one climb is too long and for many reasons makes for a great first 50 miler, a possible PR at the distance, while offering a challenge to seasoned runners. No pacers allowed for the 50 miler. Total climbing is roughly 4000' with a net zero gain. 12.5 hour cut off.

50K: 7am Start time (New for 2015: 50K is entirely on the paved Lovell Canyon Road)

The 50K runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling terrain. Lovell Canyon Road is ~11 miles in length. You will run the first 26.2 miles together with the marathoners and 50 Milers: At mile 11 marathoners, 50K runners, and 50 milers will turn around and run 2.1 miles out and back along the same paved road, before returning to this same aid station. You will turn around again and return the 11 paved miles back to the finish line (Aid station "Homebase" for 50K and 50 mile runners).  You'll then have a second shorter out and back of 4.8 miles to complete the 50K distance. You will never be further than 5.5 miles to your own drop bag (3 locations available). No one climb is too long and for many reasons makes for a great first 50K, a possible PR at the distance, while offering a challenge to seasoned runners. No pacers allowed for the 50K. Total climbing is roughly 2400' with a net zero gain. 12.5 hour cut off.

Marathon: USATF Certification #NV09003DCR: 7am Start time

The Marathon runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road for roughly 11 miles twisting and turning covering rolling and gradually uphill terrain. At mile 11 marathoners will turn around and run 2.1 miles out and back along the same paved road, before returning to this same aid station. You will turn around again and return the 11 paved miles back to the finish line. The course is very easy to follow and will be well marked. 12.5 hour time cut off, but marathon specific aid stations will shut down on a 7 hour pace.

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1/2 Marathon: USATF Certificate #NV09002DCR: 7:30am Start time

The 1/2 Marathon runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling and gradually uphill terrain. Runners turn around at mile 6.55, retracing their steps back to the finish line. Total paved= 13.1 miles. 12 hour time cut off.

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10K: USATF Certificate #NV09001DCR: 8am Start time

The 10K runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling and gradually uphill terrain. Runners turn around at mile 3.1, retracing their steps back to the finish line. Total paved= 6.2 miles. 11.5 hour time cut off.

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5K: 8:15am Start time

The 5K runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling and gradually uphill terrain. Runners turn around at mile 1.55, retracing their steps back to the finish line. Total paved= 3.1 miles. 11 hour time cut off.

***There is NO PARKING at the race venue. All runners will be complementarily bused to and from the start/ finish line from an off site parking area. CLICK HERE for info. 


** Calico Racing reserves the right to make any necessary course changes required per the permitting body and is subject to final permit approval.