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.
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:
Prizes & Awards
Happy Hour Challenge
|Moonlight Madness Races
Happy Hour Challenge
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.
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.
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
|Early Bird Entry
Until February 28, 2014 at 11:59pm
Until March 28, 2014 at 11:59pm
Until April 10, 2014 at 11:59pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.