Join us on September 7, 2013 for the first ever trail race on the new (and very popular) McCullough Hills Trail in Henderson, NV!
Cutting through Sloan Canyon from the Palm Hills area of Henderson to Anthem near Del Webb Middle School, the McCullough Hills trail is a wide, groomed trail that is great for novice and advanced runners alike.
For the first time ever, we'll be putting up a cash prize of $500 to the 1st overall finisher of the 25K distance, along with more prizes and awards for the top finishers of all distances.
7:15am — Half Marathon and 25K Start
7:30am — 5K and 10K Start
8:15am — 5K Awards Ceremony
9:00am — 10K Awards Ceremony
9:45am — Half Marathon Awards Ceremony
10:15am — 25K Awards Ceremony
All racers must be finished by 12:15pm, resulting in a 5 hour time limit for the 25K and half marathon and 4 hour, 45 minute time limit for the 5K and 10K.
We will be offering a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and 25K, on an out and back course along the McCullough Hills Trail.
5K Course — 3.1 miles, ~300 ft of vertical climb
An out-and-back course along the first 1.55 miles of the McCullough Hills Trail, starting at the Mission Trailhead on the East side of the trail, the 5K course is mostly flat and uphill for the first half, with some fast downhill sections on the return route.
10K Course — 6.2 miles, ~620 ft of vertical climb
An out-and-back course along the first 3.1 miles of the McCullough Hills Trail, starting at the Mission Trailhead on the East side of the trail, the 10K starts out uphill, followed by a flat stretch before climbing uphill to the turnaround. The return route is a mostly downhill with some short flat and uphill sections thrown in for fun.
Half Marathon Course — 13.1 miles, ~1330 ft of vertical climb
An out-and-back couse along the first 6.55 miles of the McCullough Hills Trail, starting at the Mission Trailhead on the east side of the trail, the Half Marathon climbs for 4 1/2 miles before slightly descending to the turnaround 2 miles later, with a short climb to start the return trip, followed by mostly downhill to the finish.
25K Course — 16 miles, ~1775 ft of vertical climb
An out-and-back course running the entirety of the McCullough Hills Trail, including the Bursage Loop and Anthem East trail system, the 25K climbs to a ridge at 4.85 miles before descending to the turnaround near Del Webb Middle School at mile 8, then turning around for a very steep mile before the climb evens out and rises steadily back to the ridge at mile 11.15 before a mostly-downhill run to the finish.
7:15am – Half Marathon and 25K start
7:30am – 5K and 10K start
Prizes & Awards
For the first time ever, we're putting up cash prizes to the 1st overall male and female finishers of the 25K!
There will be other prizes from our sponsors (announced as the race gets closer) for the overall winners of all distances, along with medals for the top 3 males and top 3 females of each distance.
All finishers will receive a custom Trail Classic medal created specifically for this year's race, and all registered runners will receive a Trail Classic tech tee, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.
*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee, you must register by August 23, 2013 at 9:00pm.
There will be three aid stations on the full out-and-back course, at the following points on the courses:
5K: No aid stations
10K: Mile 2.5 on the out, and mile 3.7 on the return trip
Half Marathon: Miles 2.5 and 4.7 on the out, and miles 8.35 and 10.6 on the return trip
25K: Miles 2.5, 4.7, and 8 (at the turnaround) on the out, and miles 11.3 and 13.5 on the return trip
All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you MUST carry your own water bottle), an electrolyte drink provided in cups, energy gels, 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 August 23, 2013 at 9:00pm.
Early Bird Entry
Until July 26, 2013 at 9:00pm
Until August 23, 2013 at 9:00pm
Until September 5, 2013 at 9:00pm
Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, September 6th from 1PM-6PM at a City of Henderson's Black Mountain Recreation Center, located at 599 Greenway Road, Henderson NV (map: http://binged.it/14W60Qm).
Parking for all race participants and spectators will be at Foothill High School at 800 College Dr., Henderson, NV 89015. The shuttle service will start at 4:30am and will continue with the last bus leaving Foothill High School at 6:45am for the race.
Shuttling will continue after the race with a bus leaving the start/finish area every 30 minutes until approximately 12:45pm.
Parking at the race start/finish is for volunteers and Desert Dash only. All others will be redirected to the remote parking area at Foothill High School approximately 2 miles east.
We will provide full credit for a future event if you contact us prior to the event and let us know you cannot make it. There are no refunds given.