SCHEDULE ~ tentative

*Packet Pick Up* YES- someone else can pick up your race packet, but ONLY if they have your signed Desert Tortoise Waiver, as NO packets will be released without it! I only need the signature page- attached HERE.

Thursday March 5, 2015:

  • 5:30-8pm: Packet Pick-Up, east side. (TBD for 2015) REI @ The District @ Green Valley Ranch. 2220 Village Walk Drive Suite #150/ Henderson, NV 89052.

Friday March 6, 2015:

  • 5- 9pm: Packet Pick-Up. (TBD for 2015) Suncoast Hotel & Casino. 9090 Alta Drive/ Las Vegas, NV 89145. Packet pick up will be inside the Race and Sports Book Lounge, in the elevated seated area.

Saturday March 7, 2015:

  • LAST RESORT! Packet Pick-Up race morning at your start line. PLEASE do everything possible to make it to packet pick up on Thursday or Friday!! Race morning is VERY busy and should be used as an ABSOLUTE last resort to pick up your packet. PLEASE do not email or call to ask for permission.
  • If you PURCHASED the bus ticket from the STRIP- YES you may pick up your packet race morning, as both packet pick up locations are about 20 minutes drive from the Strip.
  • 4:30am: Buses will begin departing the pick up area to transport runners to their start lines.  The MAIN FREE parking and busing is (Location TBD for 2015) from Suncoast Hotel & Casino located at 9090 Alta Drive/ Las Vegas, NV 89145. Parking is available in the parking garage or surface parking areas. Look for the contracted buses, which will be loading on the ALTA side of the property near the covered overhang.  Buses will run on a rotation.
  • 4:30am:Marathon bus departure from THE STRIP for those that have purchased the STRIP bus ticket. Location: Bally's Hotel and Casino at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd, using the FLAMINGO side for pick up.
  • 5:15am: Half Marathon bus departure from THE STRIP for those that have purchased the STRIP bus ticket. Location: Bally's Hotel and Casino at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd, using the FLAMINGO side for pick up.
  • 5:15am: Final MARATHON START bus from main pick up point.
  • 6am: Marathon start time!
  • 6am: 5K bus departure from THE STRIP for those that have purchased the STRIP bus ticket. Location: Bally's Hotel and Casino at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd, using the FLAMINGO side for pick up.
  • 6:05am: Final HALF MARATHON START bus from main pick up point
  • 6:45am: 1/2 Marathon start time!
  • 6:50am: Final 5K bus from the main pick up point
  • 7:30am: 5K start time!
  • 7am- 8am: Spectator Buses run from the main pick up point to the finish line only
  • 7:45am: Possible first place 5K runner finishes
  • 8am: Possible first place 1/2 Marathoner finishes
  • 8:45am: Possible first place Marathoner finishes
  • 9:15am: Spectator bus departs MAIN FREE lot TO finish line
  • 9am: Bus back to the STRIP departs the finish line. Approx.
  • 10am: Bus back to the STRIP departs the finish line. Approx.
  • 11:00am: Bus back to the STRIP departs the finish line. Approx.
  • 11:30am: Bus back to the STRIP departs the finish line. Approx.
  • 1pm: Course officially closes
  • 1:10pm: Bus back to the STRIP departs the finish line. Approx.
  • Buses will run continuously once full to return runners to their cars at the MAIN FREE parking.
  • 1:10pm: Last bus returns to the main parking area.

** Please note that bus times after the race are approximate. If the "10:00am" bus is completely full by 9:45am we will send it on its way. If there is only a small handful at 10am, we'll ask for your patience while we get a few more.  It is my high priority to get you where you need to go in a timely fashion, but your cooperation is appreciated as we tend to everyone's needs.

Finish line refreshments will be available and awards will be handed out at the finish line area for registered athletes only. Spectators should note that there are no concessions at the finish line and should come prepared to be self sufficient with food, water, and warmth.