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The Dirty Vert

Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV - April 12, 2014

The Dirty Vert 2014 Results:

Daylight Races:

Moonlight Races:

Zip Line & Hill Run with Flightlinez of Bootleg Canyon

Desert Dash and Flightlinez present the 3rd edition of The Dirty Vert, the only event in Las Vegas that includes both running and zip lining as you run up Red Mountain and ride the Flightlinez zip lines down!

Be there on April 12, 2014 as this year's event will be bigger and better than ever with more waves and new challenges and awards with the Happy Hour Challenge and Lumberjack Trophy.

Race Distances

The Dirty Vert is a choose-your-own-route event, but we will have a few routes that are measured and marked for those not familiar with the Bootleg Canyon trail system. The routes vary from 1.1 miles to 3.7 miles, all with at least 750 ft of vertical climb. Listed below are the routes that will be marked, denoted by their trail names:

Snakeback – 1.2 miles, 750 ft of vertical climb

The shortest and often quickest way to the top, Snakeback gradually gets steeper and more technical the further up the trail you run.

Girl Scout to Boy Scout – 2.7 miles, 775 ft of vertical climb

The easiest, least technical route to the top (not including the dirt road), Girl Scout and Boy Scout are the some of the least-technical trails in Bootleg Canyon (which isn't saying much) with a steady, gradual climb to the top.

West Leg to Skyline – 3.5 miles, 800 ft of vertical climb

Start out on West Leg, a technical, rolling trail that winds in and out of the canyons above Girl Scout, and continue on Skyline, a very technical hillside trail that will have you hopping over and up rocks and boulders.

Happy Hour Challenge – 3.7 miles, 1400 ft of vertical climb

Run downhill to get uphill by heading down Middle Lake View and connecting to Lower Lake View by the very fun Reaper, before turning around and heading up the River Mountain Trail and ascending the switchbacks to the saddle, then finishing up by climbing Hike-A-Bike to the top of Red Mountain.

Race Schedule
Wave Start Time Awards Ceremony
Daylight Races
Wave 1
Happy Hour Challenge
8:00am 10:15am
Wave 1 8:00am
Wave 2 8:30am
Wave 3 9:00am
Wave 4 9:30am
Moonlight Madness Races
Wave 5
Happy Hour Challenge
7:00pm 9:15pm
Wave 5 7:00pm
Wave 6 7:30pm
Wave 7 8:00pm
Wave 8 8:30pm
Prizes & Awards

There will be prizes from our sponsors (announced as the race gets closer) and custom awards for the fastest 3 males and fastest 3 females for the morning Happy Hour Challenge, Waves 1 through 4, the Moonlight Madness Happy Hour Challenge, and Waves 5 through 8.

All finishers will receive a custom Dirty Vert medal created specifically for this year's race, and all registered runners will receive a Dirty Vert tech tee, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.

Runners who complete the Dirty Double will also receive a custom 20 oz. Dirty Vert pilsner glass with the race's logo on it. It goes great in a collection with our other Dirty Double pilsners!

*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee in your size, you must register by March 28, 2014 at 11:59pm. For those registering after the deadline, the shirt sizes are first-come, first-serve at Packet Pickup.

Happy Hour Challenge

We'll also have The Happy Hour Challenge, a special medal for anybody that really wants to challenge themselves and go up by running down first, utilizing the Lake View trails on the east side of Bootleg Canyon and running up the infamous switchbacks on the River Mountain Hiking Trail before finally ascending Red Mountain to finish. Choosing this option is 3.7 miles with around 1400 ft of vertical climb. Oh yeah, and you have to do it in one hour or less. The Happy Hour Challenge is only available for Wave 1 and Wave 5.

Lumberjack Trophy

Named after a local runner nicknamed "the Lumberjack" that completed this challenge all by himself in 2012, the Lumberjack Trophy is awarded to the runner who covers the most vertical feet and mileage in one single event by running as many waves as possible (and riding the zip lines for each time). To compete for the Lumberjack Trophy, you must register for the Dirty Double.

Aid Stations

As the "course" being ran is relatively open, we can't guarantee there will be an aid station on the route you select, but we will have one aid station available at the Lower Caldera lot, located along the easier routes we will have mapped out, as well as an aid station along the Happy Hour Challenge course. There will also be water and food at the finish line on top of Red Mountain.

All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you must carry your own water bottle), Tailwind Endurance Fuel provided in cups, Island Boost, and an assortment of munchies and goodies to eat.

We have a very firm belief that true trail runners are explorers at heart and minimalists in many ways, therefore, our aid stations are self-serve, meaning no little cups for water! You must bring a hydration system of your own to fill up.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

To guarantee a shirt in your size, you must register by March 28, 2014 at 11:59pm. For those registering after the deadline, the shirt sizes are first-come, first-serve at Packet Pickup.

The Happy Hour Challenge is an additional $5 and you must register for the Dirty Double to compete for the Lumberjack Trophy. 

  Waves 1 — 4 Waves 5 — 8 Dirty Double
Early Bird Entry
Until February 28, 2014 at 11:59pm
$100 $100 $150
Standard Entry
Until March 28, 2014 at 11:59pm
$105 $105 $155
Late Entry
Until April 10, 2014 at 11:59pm
$115 $115 $165
Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, April 11th from 2pm – 6pm at Red Rock Running Company's District location at 120 S. Green Valley Pky. #144, Henderson, NV 89012.

Refund Policy

We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 90 days from the event (January 12, 2014) if notified via email at info@desertdash.com or via phone at 702-329-0262.

From 90 days up to 30 days before the event (March 12, 2014) we will issue a 75% credit towards a future event if notified via email, and from 30 days up to 48 hours before the event (April 10, 2014) we will issue a 50% credit.

No credit will be issued within 48 hours of or anytime after the event. There are no refunds given.

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