All RECYCLED! race distances start and finish at the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino Trailhead to the River Mountains Loop Trail. Out and back courses, this paved trail is closed to vehicular traffic and winds thru our desert terrain. The trail covers gently rolling and flat terrain.
This trail is awesome! Set away from any cars, you can enjoy the tranquility of the desert- so close to Vegas.
5K: Departs Railroad Pass Casino and curves to the left heading toward Henderson. Outbound 1.55 miles to your turn around, back 1.55 miles to the finish line. Terrain is paved trail over continual rolling hills.
10K: Departs Railroad Pass Casino and curves to the left heading toward Henderson. Outbound 3.1 miles to your turn around, back 3.1 miles to the finish line. Terrain is paved trail over continual rolling hills, with the flatter section being miles 1.55- 4.5.
1/2 Marathon: This course makes 2 laps of the 10K course, with the inclusion of an additional loop on your first lap only. Departing Railroad Pass Casino and curving to the left heading toward Henderson. On your first lap only, you will PASS the 10K turn around aid station. Follow the trail, and go left (away from the wooden bridge) winding down, passing the toilet, staying to your right, and make a counter-clockwise loop of the eastern-most Equestrain Park Trail loop only. (Equestrian Park has 3 connected loops; we use only the one eastern most loop). Completing the loop you will pass the toilet again, heading back up and taking a right (before the wooden bridge) back onto the River Mountains Loop Trail. You will head back 3.05 mile toward Railroad Pass Casino and turn around 0.05 mile prior to the finish line. You will head back out 3.05 mile this time turning around at the "10K turn around" aid station, turn around and come back 3.1 miles to the finish line at Railroad Pass Casino! The Southern Nevada Railways Train comes thru at ~10:15am, and therefore * this course has a 3 hour and 15 minute cut off *.
** Calico Racing reserves the right to make any necessary course changes required per the permitting body and is subject to final permit approval.