Hi! I’m Joyce Forier; founder, owner, and race director of Calico Racing. Since inception in 2007 it has been my honor to showcase the exquisite natural side of Las Vegas. With 8- 11 races annually Calico Racing offers unique running events throughout the valley that work in harmony with nature, challenge you in creative ways, and offer a personal touch not possible in mass production races.
Integrity, innovation, attention to detail, community, and environmental stewardship are the driving forces behind Calico Racing. A resident of Southern Nevada since 2001, I am a true desert rat, and am most at home among the canyons. My inspiration and creativity thrive when I am out on a run. In fact, Calico Racing was conceptualized on a run at Red Rock Canyon, whose trail-heads “Calico Hills” dictated the namesake and logo colors for Calico Racing.
A veteran of 150+ marathon or longer races myself, I have raced events of every type in all 50 US States and on 5 continents: Small and intimate, mega city, 250K self supported stage race, world-class international destination races, 100 milers, and Ironmans. It is through a participant’s eyes that I design Calico Racing’s courses and the overall race experience. Welcoming of athletes of all distances and abilities, I invite you to join us at a Calico Racing event, and let me share with you my Las Vegas, Nevada.
Born out of serenity, inspired by nature ~ Events by a runner, for runners.