Over the years, one of my favorite times at our Running with the Devil extreme heat race in late June is when the sun sets, and the night air just beckons you to be outside and run! Devil After Dark brings you that magic with a late summer evening run.
Commencing just before sunset, run through Lovell Canyon while enjoying the stunning sunset as day falls into night. Sun is replaced by stars and moonlight lights the way. The omnipresence of the surrounding canyon under the moonlit starry night is magical! Pinion Juniper trees dance in the shadows and the neon lights of Las Vegas are just minutes away. An enchanted late summer evening run.
Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us on March 31, 2018 for this special edition Once in a DOUBLE Blue Moon event! Stay tuned for our next Blue Moon event, date TBD.
A “Blue Moon” is the name given to the second full moon in a calendar month. Since there are roughly 29.5 days between full moons, it is unusual for two full moons to occur in a 30 or 31 day month (and impossible to fit into a 28 or 29 day month, so February can never have a Blue Moon). The saying “Once in a Blue Moon” means a rare occurrence; on average there will be one Blue Moon every 2.5 years. Calico Racing has celebrated the Blue Moon in 2012, 2015, and will again in 2018.
Once in a DOUBLE Blue Moon: In 2018 we will celebrate something truly rare, a situation which only takes place about four times a century: two Blue Moons occurring in the same year. The last time this happened was in 1999, and after 2018 we won’t have a double blue moon again until 2037, 2067, and 2094! Sounds like a good excuse to party!
You can choose from the following start times, or DOUBLE DOWN and run both!
- 8am: Start of the morning race: 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K all together
- 6:45pm: Start of the evening race: 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K all together
- DOUBLE DOWN and run both! You may deduct $5 from the combined entry fees if you are running any combination of DAY and NIGHT races. No code required- it is encoded into the online registration platform.When registering online, choose your morning and evening race distances, the $5 multi-event discount will be deducted in your cart.
Keep running and stay fit this holiday season by joining us for Calico Racing’s “Out with the Old” 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K at Sunset Park! This budget friendly race celebrates past Calico Racing events and offers a deep discount on entry fees in exchange for recycled (left over) event shirts, medals, and awards. Las Vegas’s original! With a low price, easy logistics, and fun times, why not sneak in this final year end event- you’ll be back to your holiday shopping and parties in no time, and guilt free!
We’ll be offering 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon Distances.
Since Calico Racing’s inception back in 2007, we have worked tirelessly to produce new and exciting races all over the Las Vegas Valley. With 8-11 races annually for the last 10+ years, we are quickly approaching our 100th race directed under my management! I think that calls for a celebration!
In honor of our 100th event, we will be hosting a special edition, one time only event called “Calico Centennial Celebration”, or C3 for short (a homage to our V3 Ultra, Vegas Valley Voyage).
Whether you’ve been a long time supporter of Calico Racing, are new to Calico Racing, or used to run with us but its been a while- you won’t want to miss this special edition race to honor a huge milestone for us!
This 3 day running festival gets inside the heart of Valley of Fire State Park, not only admiring the view, but BEING the view! The courses take you deep into sections of Valley of Fire seen by fractions of a percentage of visitors. This 1/2 Marathon Distance Stage Race is Fully Supported and Full of Adventure! All meals are included and we overnight in “Camp Calico” at the Valley of Fire Group Campsite. Run a 1/2 Marathon each of 3 days; or join for just one or 2 days. On Day 3 we open the event up to runners in a 8.25 mile or 5K distance. Limited space is available in the event, so don’t hesitate in registering for this unique, fun, challenging, and awe inspiring event!
“Let’s Go Crazy”
We are gathered here (Sunset Park) today (April 21, 2018)
To get through this thing called life
Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
….In 1984 Prince and the Revolution famously sang those lyrics to open both the album and film, titled “Purple Rain“. Sadly, on April 21, 2016 the earthly reign of the Purple Rain creator came to a tragic and premature end. At this anniversary, we will gather not only to “get through” this thing called life- but to CELEBRATE this iconic “Pop Life” figure.
Whether you were a fan of this “Musicology” legend or not, just like the color purple, or love the number “7” like Prince did, “Gett Off” the couch and “Let’s Go Crazy” and party like it’s “1999“.
Costumes are highly encouraged! Grab your “Raspberry Beret” or at least your favorite purple running gear- “Hot thing“, you know “U Got the Look“!
NOTE: The color Purple is also associated with several different causes. Unlike the color pink, which is almost exclusively linked to Breast Cancer Awareness, the color Purple is associated with a variety of causes. Among them include Alzheimer’s Disease, Animal Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Victims of 9/11 to name a few. You can read more here. Whatever the cause closest to you, I invite you to join us- We Run As One!
Back by popular demand, and reincarnated in 2016 at a new venue to bring you a new challenge! Pure Mojave Desert running at its finest! Come join us on this PAVED and scenic course which covers rolling terrain.
Details coming soon!
Twilight will be returning to Red Rock Canyon in 2018!
After a 3 year tour of different Las Vegas Valley locations, Calico Racing’s Twilight race returns to its birthplace at Red Rock Canyon!
We’ll be offering 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon Distances.
Majestically framing the west side of the valley, Red Rock Canyon is the most notable natural treasure in the Las Vegas area.
Commencing just before sunset, run through Red Rock Canyon while enjoying the stunning sunset as day falls into night. Sun is replaced by stars and moonlight guides the way. The omnipresence of the surrounding canyon under the moonlit starry night is magical! Joshua trees dance in the shadows and the neon lights of Las Vegas can be seen in the distance. An enchanted late summer evening run.