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2nd Annual Henderson Trail Classic

McCullough Hills Trail, Henderson, NV - September 6, 2014

Eventbrite - 1st Annual Henderson Trail Classic 


5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 25K, and 55K Trail Races

We're once again taking over the McCullough Hills Trail, and adding a challenging 55K race. Think you're fast? Test yourself on the difficult 55K course and compete for one of the cash prizes!

Running the entirety of one of the most popular trails in the Las Vegas valley, this race was wildly popular last year and will be again for 2014. 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.

Race Distances

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
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/346433181

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
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/346432463

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
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/346431789

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
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/346431015

An out-and-back course running the entirety of the McCullough Hills Trail, 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.

55K Course – 33.5 miles, 6800 ft of vertical climb
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/345311069

Starting at the Armagosa trailhead, the 55K starts with a 2.5 mile climb before joining McCullough Hills Trail for an 8-mile run along the entirety of the trail before heading south on the Anthem East Trail to the 404/402/401 trails. After the turnaround near Del Webb Middle School at mile 8, the course reverses for a very steep mile before the climb evens out just in time to dump you off onto the Anthem East Trail for some very steep rolling hills capped off by a mild climb around the 402 loop before returning along the Anthem East Trail back to McCullough Hills Trail where the trail rises steadily back to the ridge at mile 11.15 before a mostly-downhill run to the finish.

Race Schedule
Distance Start Time Time Limit Awards Ceremony
5K 7:15am 5 hours, 45 minutes 8:00am
10K 8:45am
Half Marathon 7:00am 6 hours 9:30am
25K 10:00am
55K 6:00am 9 hours 12:00pm
Prizes & Awards

The big prize for the Henderson Trail Classic will be cash prizes to the overall male and female winners of the 55K course.

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 22, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations along the course at the following points:

5K:
  • No aid stations
10K:
  • Mile 2.5 at Aid Station #1
  • Mile 3.7 at Aid Station #1
Half Marathon:
  • Mile 2.5 at Aid Station #1
  • Mile 5.3 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 7.7 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 10.6 at Aid Station #1
25K:
  • Mile 2.5 at Aid Station #1
  • Mile 5.3 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 8 at Aid Station #3 (turnaround)
  • Mile 10.7 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 13.5 at Aid Station #1
55K:
  • Mile 2.75 at Main Start/Finish Area
  • Mile 5.25 at Aid Station #1
  • Mile 8.1 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 10.5 at Aid Station #3
  • Mile 16.5 at Shed Aid Station
  • Mile 20.8 at Shed Aid Station
  • Mile 27.2 at Aid Station #3
  • Mile 29.5 at Aid Station #2
  • Mile 32.5 at Aid Station #1

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 August 22, 2014 at 11:59pm.

  5K 10K Half Marathon 25K 55K
Early Bird Entry
Until July 25, 2014 at 11:59pm
$45 $55 $65 $75 $95
Standard Entry
Until August 22, 2014 at 11:59pm
$50 $60 $70 $80 $100
Late Entry
Until September 4, 2014 at 11:59pm
$60 $70 $80 $90 $110
Race Parking

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.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, September 6th from 1:00pm–6:00pm at a City of Henderson's Black Mountain Recreation Center, located at 599 Greenway Road, Henderson NV (map:http://binged.it/14W60Qm).

Refund Policy

We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 90 days from the event (June 8, 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 (August 7, 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 (September 4, 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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