Date: Saturday, 15 February, 2020
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 15, 2020. 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.