DATE: Saturday, February 17, 2018
START TIME: 8:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Boulder City, Nevada
13.1 miles of saintly sights and devilish treats!
This destination race starts right outside of Las Vegas, Nevada in beautiful Boulder City on February 20, 2016. It descends from Bootleg Canyon Park down into Lake Mead National Park and finishes on the beach. This breathtaking course is almost all downhill (average 2% grade, overall downhill with some incline after 3 miles – see elevation chart below). It is perfect for beginners, as well as those looking to best their time. The course is primarily on paved bike trails except for 4.4 miles are on packed dirt (some gravel/trail). It follows Lake Mead’s Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail on the mountainside above the lake offering spectacular views of the lake for nearly all of the 13.1 miles. Check out our gallery!
The trail includes a series of five tunnels constructed in 1931 where runners can cool off in the shade as they experience a taste of history. These tunnels (a few hundred feet long) were once part of a railroad used to construct nearby Hoover Dam. Once through the tunnels, the course joins the River Mountain Loop Trail and descends down to Lake Mead’s Event Beach and thru the really cool finish line Heaven and Heck tunnels. At each of the race’s 6 aid stations there will be a “saints” table with water/fruit and a “sinners” table with Gatorade and other not so healthy snacks like donuts and cookies. You’ll have to decide if you’re feeling more like a saint or a sinner. Learn more about the tunnels here.
AID STATIONS at Miles: 1.5, 3, 5, 6.5, 8.5 and 11**
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are near every aid station except #3 (mile 5) and the station at the end of the tunnels. Facilities include both park facilities and porta-potties.
*Search “1000 Yucca Street” in your GPS – “Save/Star” this location in Google maps for a smooth race morning.(13.1 & First relay leg drop-off/parking are at the Starting Line)
**We want to help you decide if you are more saint or sinner by the end of the race. We will help aid you in doing this by giving you two options at each aid station. The table on the right side (of each aid station) will have more saintly items such as water and fruit, and on the left side you’ll find more sinnerish items such as Gatorade and candy. You don’t have to limit yourself to one side because we know you saints really want that donut, too.