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WALKS - RUNS - MARATHONS IN LAS VEGAS

August 28, 2018
By Mary Ellen Howey
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9/22 Dam and Ruck Run 5K/10K/1/2 M/M:  Bitter Springs, Moapa, 30 minutes from Las Vegas.  The fun Begins at MIDNIGHT!  This intense event will include military style PT, ruckling, trail running, night time navigation and problem solving.  Other trail races beginning at 6 AM.  For directions & registration - tripledareruns.com/events/dam-ruck

9/30 VEGAS STRONG 5K/1M:  Craig Ranch Regional Park, N. Las Vegas.  Support those affected by the tragic events at the Route 91 Festival.  100% of the net proceeds go to the Las Vegas Victim's Fund.  Walk or Run to show your support and help honor our first responders as well.  Music, food, awards and prizes.  runguides.com/las-vegas/event/vegas-strong-5k 

10/6 Terrain Race5/10K:  Boulder Canyon Mountain Bike Park, 1000 Yucca St. Boulder City.  Varied terrain including 3 miles of mud, rope climbing, cargo nets & maneuver through 20 obstacles!  Staggered start times, not a limited event.  2-10yr old kids can do the Mini Monkey 1/2 mile run to earn CONQUERED event shirt.  terrain.com/locations/lasvegas-2

10/13 Twilight Las Vegas ReRun 5K/10/1/2M:  Red Rock Canyon.  Enjoying Red Rock Canyon's stunning sunset as day falls into night and let moonlight guide the way.  The omnipresence of the surrounding canyon under the moonlit starry night is magical!  calicoracing.com/events/twilight-redrock

10/20 Zombie Run 5K:  Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy., Henderson.  You will be running for your life as you use your brains and disguises to outsmart hungry zombies.  All fitness levels welcome.  active.com/henderson-nv/running

10/20 Goldilocks Vegas 1.2M/5/50K:  Red Rock Canyon A fun girls’ weekend!  For beginners or seasonal athletes.  A 20, 40, 60, 80 or 100-mile route that is "just right" for you.  Hair donations are collected at the event to make real-hair wigs for charity.  See website for more information.  goldilocks.events/glv/info

10/20-21 Tough Mudder:  Lake Las Vegas, 2030 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy., Henderson.  More than running in a mud run, , it's an epic teamwork experience.  Full course is 10 miles and 20+ obstacles with Tough Mudder Half.  Either way, you'll finish soaked, tired and grinning!  Check website for times.  toughmudder.com/events/2018-las-vegas

10/27 Hallowrock 5K/10K 1M:  PKWY Tavern-Western Beltway Trail, 9820 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas.  Third year for this great run.  Prizes for scariest and most unique costumes!  Trick or treat candy at the aid stations!  8AM.  jusrun.com/races/thehallowrock/1M

Sunset Park, Sunset Rd. & Eastern.  Race Day:  Walk-up registrations, check-in & Pre-Race Festivities at 7:00 am, RACE at 8am.  Honoring Veterans Day and Marince Corps Birthday.  Free refreshments, entertainment and cutting of the Marine Corps Birthday Cake.  All Proceeds Support Veteran Causes & Devil Pups Program of Southern Nevada.  www.raceplace.com/events/2018-marine-s-memorial-5k-1m

11/10-11 Rock N' Roll Las Vegas 5/10K1/2 & Full Marathon:  All runners are required to visit the Health and Fitness Expo on Thurs., Fri. or Sat. to pick up bib number, t-shirt and gear check bag.  6pm.  Be sure to check website for locations, runrocknroll.com/las-vegas

11/17 Color Me Kind 5K:  Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigman Pkwy, Henderson.  Runners are doused with a different color at each kilometer.  Everyone gets their own color packet to spread along the way.  Ages 5 and up.  active.com/henderson-nv/running

11/17 Valley of Fire Backcountry 5k to 50K:  Logandale.  Run the backcountry trails of Valley of Fire State Park and marvel at the sandstone formations in this autumn desert oasis!  Food, snacks, and drinks at the finish line.  tripledareruns.com/events/valley-of-fire

11/22 Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Turkey Trot 12/5K/1M:  Historic Railroad Trailhead, Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Enjoy a beautiful run with family and friends Thanksgiving Day morning before the big games & family feast.  bbscrun.com/lasvegasturkeytrot

11/22 Wobble Before You Gobble 5K/1M:  Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas.  Enjoy a quick run/walk before you sit down to your wonderful Thanksgiving Feast.  Fitness before you feast OR Wobble before you Gobble!  raceplace.com

12/1 Great Santa Run 5K and 1M:  South 5th Street and Carson.  Registration includes a full Santa suit, a medal and spot in the largest gathering of Santas in the world!  Benefits Opportunity Village programs, a not for profit serving adults with intellectual disabilities.  New for 2018, Zappos will be hosting the Party Village in their Llama Lot.  lasvegassantarun.org 

12/8 The Rockin Reindeer 5K/10K 1M:  PKWY Tavern-Western Beltway Trail, 9820 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas.  It's antlers, red noses and runners benefiting "Toys for Tots!"  Take an unwrapped toy or donate money.  The Marines will ensure a special little child receives a toy or purchase one on your behalf.  Candy & pics with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  jusrun.com/races

1/13 Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K:  Boulder Beach, Lake Mead National Park.  All within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, starting at Boulder Beach to Mountain Loop Trail, an epic journey up a mountainous trail.  Cooler desert temperatures and Lake Mead views!  bbscrun.com/lakemeadrun 

2/2 Vegas Cares About Rare Kids Walk/Run 1M/5K:  Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex, 7901 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas.  Benefits Little Miss Hannah Foundation whose mission is assisting families of children diagnosed with rare diseases.  Commemorates World Rare Disease Day.  littlemisshannah.org

2/17 Mardi Gras Masquerade 5K/10K/1/2 M:  Equestrian Park, River Mountain Loop Trail, Henderson.  Join BBSC and participate in this festive Las Vegas Run!  Beautiful desert sunrise, crisp morning temperatures and distant views of the Strip.  Mardi Gras attire costume contest with prizes.  bbscrun.com/mardigrasmasquerade

August 28, 2018
By Mary Ellen Howey