Blood, Sweat & BeersBootleg Canyon on March 30, 2019
Race Schedule › Blood, Sweat & Beers
We're kicking off 2019 with lots of fun, lots of beer, and lots of great trails! Come out for our only Dirty Double series of the year on some of the best trails Las Vegas has to offer in Bootleg Canyon.
Be there on March 30, 2019 for our Daylight and Moonlight “Dirty Double” races and earn a custom pilsner glass by completing a morning and night race both. If you're up to the challenge, take on the double marathons of Blood, Sweat & Beers!
We'll be offering the option to run the Daylight races starting with the marathon at 8:00am, the Moonlight races starting at 4:00pm and later, or the Dirty Double, where you get to enjoy both races! All race distances are available for both the Daylight and Moonlight races.
If you choose to register for the Dirty Double, you can change the distances you're running on race day, but we'll ask which distances you plan on running when you register.
2K Lil' Dashers Course1.6 miles, 315 ft of vertical climb
The Lil' Dashers 2K course begins from the main race's start/finish area and heads up the dirt road to Girl Scout. After a short jaunt on Girl Scout the course uses the shortcut to West Leg where it continues back down to Mother and ultimately to the dirt road and to the finish.
5K Course3.2 miles, 525 ft of vertical climb
A steady climb uphill on the mildly-technical Girl Scout trail before reaching the Caldera Lot Aid Station and returning on the moderately technical, but very fast, East Leg trail, followed by the dirt road for approximately 1/2 mile to the finish.
10K Course6.3 miles, 750 ft of vertical climb
Start by running downhill along the beautiful, windy Lower Lake View trail (which lives up to its name) before heading up the River Mountain Trail and the infamous switchbacks, followed by taking Boy Scout back to the Caldera Lot Aid Station and West Leg — the only moderately-technical trail of this course — to the finish.
Half Marathon Course13.3 miles, 1620 ft of vertical climb
Begin by heading up the mildly-technical Girl Scout trail before reaching the Caldera Lot and the first aid station. Continue out and run the Outer Caldera Loop, ending up at the Caldera Lot again before continuing through the Inner Caldera Loop and hitting the Caldera Lot one final time. From there, cruise down West Leg, up and over the saddle conenctor trail onto Mother, a fun winding trail that runs along the side of a steep dropoff, and down onto P.O.W to the Monument Aid Station. Finish it off with a slow grinder up P.O.W. and Par None before flying into the finish.
Marathon Course26.5 miles, 3280 ft of vertical climb
The marathon course begins by running the 5K course, up the mildly-technical trail Girl Scout to the Caldera Lot (and aid station), and then down East Leg, a fun, moderately-technical trail. Continue around to Upper Lake View, down Snakeback, and around Lower Lake View before the long climb up the River Mountain Hiking Trail switchbacks. Once at the top, run along Skyline, one of the most technical trails in Bootleg Canyon, until coming to the Caldera Lot once again. Continue out and run the Outer Caldera Loop, ending up at the Caldera Lot again before continuing through the Inner Caldera Loop and hitting the Caldera Lot one final time. From there, cruise down West Leg, up and over the saddle conenctor trail onto Mother, a fun winding trail that runs along the side of a steep dropoff, and down onto P.O.W to the Monument Aid Station. Continue with a slow grinder up P.O.W. and Par None before crossing over and running Upper Lake View, Snakeback, Lower Lake View, and the River Mountain Hiking Trail switchbacks again, this time returning via Boy Scout through the Caldera Lot, down West Leg, across the saddle again, to Mother, and down to I.M.B.A. for the return trip to the finish line on Mother.
Conquer the Dirty Double by completing a both a Daylight and Moonlight race of any distance for twice the fun! Upon finishing the Daylight race you will be awarded the official race finisher medal, and upon completion of the Moonlight race you will receive the a signature Dirty Double pilsner glass adorned with the race's logo.
Lil' Dashers 2K Kids Run
Have a budding trail runner at home? Bring them out! At 12:30am on race day we'll kick off the Lil' Dashers 2K, an introductory trail race just for kids 12 and under. With an aid station serving water and lots of encouragement along an easy-to-follow course, Lil' Dashers runners will get the full Desert Dash trail race experience! All entrants receive a Lil' Dashers foldable water bottle and all finishers receive a custom Lil' Dashers finisher medal.
|Distance||Start Time||Time Limit||Awards Ceremony|
|Lil' Dashers 2K||12:30pm||1 hour|
|5K||10:00am||1 hour, 35 minutes||11:00am|
|10K||9:45am||3 hours, 15 minutes||11:45am|
|Half Marathon||9:30am||6 hours, 30 minutes||12:15pm|
|5K||6:45pm||1 hour, 35 minutes||7:30pm|
|10K||6:30pm||3 hours, 15 minutes||8:30pm|
|Half Marathon||6:00pm||5 hours||9:15pm|
Prizes & Awards
There will be prizes from our sponsors (announced as the race gets closer) for the overall winners of all distances, along with custom-engraved mugs for the top 3 males and top 3 females of each distance.
All finishers will receive a bottle-opener Blood, Sweat & Beers medal created specifically for this year's race, and all registered runners will receive a Blood, Sweat & Beers tech tee, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.
*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee in your size, you must register by March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm.
- Tailwind Nutrition — Endurance Fuel for aid stations
- Crafthaus Brewery — Official beer sponsor of Blood, Sweat & Beers
- Pjur Active — Prizes for race winners and double marathon participants
- Thrive Massage — Free 10-minute massages for race participants
- Runner's High Herbals — Prize baskets for marathon winners
There will be aid stations serving the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Marathon at the locations listed below:
|Race||Race Mileage||Aid Stations|
|Mile 1.7||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 4.2||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 1.7||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 6||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 8.5||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 11.8||Monument Aid Station|
|Mile 1.7||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 7.1||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 11.4||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 13.8||Caldera Aid Station|
|Mile 17.2||Monument Aid Station|
|Mile 19.5||Gazebo Aid Station|
|Mile 23.4||Caldera Aid Station|
All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you must carry your own water bottle), Tailwind Endurance Fuel 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 March 8, 2019 at 11:59pm.
|5K||10K||Half Marathon||Marathon||Dirty Double|
Early Bird Entry
Until 2/15/2019 at 11:59pm
Until 3/15/2019 at 11:59pm
Until 3/27/2019 at 11:59pm
A bag check will be provided at the race to check any belongings you do not wish to leave in your car during the race, with the reusable Desert Dash drawstring bag given out at Packet Pickup.
Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, March 29nd from 2pm – 6pm at Crafthaus Brewery, located at 7350 Eastgate Rd, Suite 110, Henderson, NV 89011.
We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 6 weeks from the event (February 15, 2019) if notified via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (702) 329-0262(702) 329-0262.
From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event (March 15, 2019) we will issue a 75% credit towards a future event if notified via email, and from 2 weeks up to 72 hours before the event (March 27, 2019) we will issue a 50% credit.
No credit will be issued within 72 hours of or anytime after the event. There are no refunds given.