Date(s) - 02/23/2019
6:15 am - 3:15 pm
Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon Marathon 2019:
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Rich colors of red, orange and shaded earth colors all around you. Running along the Scenic Canyon Road for the Red Rock Canyon Marathon. Located at the national conservation area by the same name about a half-hour’s drive to the west of Las Vegas, Nev.
THERE IS NO PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR EVENT PARKING AT RED ROCK CANYON!!! Everyone MUST be bused from one of 2 locations: (OR Dropped off at the canyon)
1- FREE: This area is closest to Red Rock Canyon (approximately 30 minutes drive from the Strip). The MAIN FREE parking and busing is from WEST CAREER AND TECHNICAL ACADEMY located at 11945 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. This area is conveniently located on Charleston Blvd just west of the I-215. We will be loading on the EAST side of the building. CLICK HERE FOR MAP. The one way bus ride will take ~10 minutes.
2- STRIP/ HOST HOTEL BUS: For those that purchased THE STRIP/ HOST HOTEL Bus Ticket. Pick up location: Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino; 4100 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Buses load on the south side of the property. CLICK HERE FOR MAP. Parking is available at Silver Sevens in the parking garage or surface parking, regardless of overnight stay.
“Schedule and Packet Pick Up” and/ or “Travel” then “Directions”. As well “Spectators”. Reserve is more than 179,000 acres, the Red Rock Canyon area is one of Nevada’s (and the Southwest’s) true geological treasures, with breath taking red sandstone formations, sheer 1,800-ft. cliffs and several mountains, including Mount Wilson, Rainbow Mountain and Indecision Peak. The park, which sees more than a million visitors each year, is set up perfectly for a half-marathon as its Scenic Canyon Road, which begins at the Red Rock Canyon visitor center, follows a 13-mile course through many of the park’s most scenic and memorable vistas. The course is paved throughout the entire race, and features some fairly big changes in elevation — it starts at 3,880 feet above sea level and reaches a peak of 4,771 feet around the half-way point in the race, before descending again in the second half of the race toward the finish.
Red Rock Canyon Marathon Information:
Marathon event half marathon begins around couple of miles from the visitor center and along a gradual climb in its first 6 miles forward the peak overlook reserve. Overlooking between White Rock Hills and Turtlehead Mountain. After the midway, the race starts a steep downhill (what race organizers say is a “loud downhill”) along the gorgeous paved end of the marathon. There is no parking available at the race start & finish line areas, runners will be transported by bus from a pickup area in Las Vegas 5pm- 8:30pm: Packet Pick-Up: Located at the Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino; 4100 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Inside, follow signs for “Tower Rooms” #3348. This is on the third floor of the Tower Rooms Area. Yes, you may collect for a friend, but please ensure they know you are doing so. The course will remain open to car traffic during the race, and the lane for runners will be marked by cones. Race Weather & Climate Set in the sands of Nevada’s Mojave Desert and surrounded by mountains, Las Vegas is well-known for its arid climate with plenty of summer heat and little to no rain. The early weeks of spring, however, bring much milder and cooler weather. In March, temperatures average between 47°F and 69°F, while precipitation averages just over half an inch for the month. On the day of the race (Feb), the average low is 45°F and the average high is 68°F. Starting Time 6:15 AM – full marathon 6:45 AM – half marathon 7:30 AM – 5K.