Las Vegas Turkey Trot

Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/11/2018
7:30 am - 10:30 am

Location
Lake Mead Recreation Area

Categories


Las Vegas Turkey Trot 2018:

Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam.

Date: Thursday November 22, 2018

Eighteen miles off the Las Vegas strip, there’s a turkey trot that runs along Lake Mead and has not one, not two, but six tunnels on the menu before making its way to the Hoover Dam! The Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Turkey Trot has been running for numerous years Running events include participants competing in a 1/2 Marathon, 12K, 5K and 1-mile stroll.

Las Vegas Turkey Trot Information:

Tired of the racing without views? Then try this race course! Run is out and back on old railroad track long since removed and now part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and the National Park Service. Run all the way to the Hoover Dam overlook. You will be overlooking Lake Mead for entire event for some pretty spectacular views.

Las Vegas Turkey Trot running course is on fresh packed and maintained trails (50%) and paved trails (50%). No steep climbs here, but there are gradual “grades” that were once used to haul supplies to Hoover Dam during the early thirties. Entire elevation gain is 497 feet.  On the way to Hoover Dam, runners pass through six (6) tunnels on this course in each direction. Turnaround is located on the top level of the new parking lot with great views of both Hoover Dam and the new Colorado River Bridge. This is a spectator friendly event, so bring your family. There is no vehicular traffic on this course, so breath easy and let your legs carry you for miles on this beautiful and historic course.