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).
I have lots of ideas which will be announced once solidified. At present, we are hammering down our late 2017 and 2018 calendars to hone in on exactly when that 100th event will be. At present, I am roughly anticipating late spring 2018.
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! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed!
Rally in the Valley of Fire!
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 one year 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.
**2017 Details Coming Soon!**
New venue, distances, and format TBA.
Commencing just before sunset, run while enjoying the stunning sunset as day falls into night. Sun is replaced by stars and moonlight lights the way. The calm serenity of the desert under the moonlit starry night is magical! An enchanted late summer evening run.
Please visit the event’s independent website for complete details: www.V3Ultra.com
The Vegas Valley Voyage is a multi-stage foot race traversing some of the Mojave Desert’s most stunning backcountry wilderness.
The Vegas Valley Voyage offers 4 different, yet simultaneous events. First choose your distance, then your support division:
- V3 Ultra: The V3 Ultra is our signature Vegas Valley Voyage event. It is approximately 150 miles run in 6 stages over 6 days. Choose from either “Self Supported” or “Assisted” divisions.
- 3V Ultra: Affectionately dubbed the Vegas Virgin Voyage, this 3 day version covers the first ~80 miles/ 3 stages of the V3 course. Choose from either “Self Supported” or “Assisted” divisions.
“Self Supported” racers will carry ALL of their required and optional equipment during each of the stages.
“Assisted” racers will carry only their required and optional DAY items during each of the stages, having their main pack transported from camp to camp by race management.