Ancient Aliens - May 15, 2021

 

About the race:

Calico Racing has been directing our Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight race along the Extraterrestrial Highway, on the fringes of Area 51 annually since 2007. Our longest continuously run event is now approaching our 15th year in August!

Over the past 14 years (and 1 year of Alien Escape, newly introduced amid covid for 2020) we have accumulated loads of left over medals. Enough so to have an “all aliens” themed recycled style run!

Ancient Aliens features a hybrid style event; part recycled style, part a new twist on our vintage art styles! Medals and awards will be ancient (i.e. left over) medals from past ET and Alien Escape races. But the event shirts will be an updated version of early year shirt artwork- printed just for this one time 2021 event!

Feb 20, 2021 Update: Calico Racing has successfully hosted all 7 of our scheduled events since August amid COVID, with one more already approved for Feb 27. I have worked tirelessly to be flexible and creative to ensure safe, complaint and approved live events. I am continuing to move forward with the planning and purchasing for all of my future events. Thank you for your trust, and I hope to have you join us!


Registration

5K10K1/2 Marathon
Early Entry
Thru Mar 21
$35$40$75
Standard Entry
Mar 22-Apr 25
$40$45$80
Late Entry
Apr 26-May 13 @ 12 p.m.
$45$50$85
On site
Cash Only
$50$55$95

*ALL race entries include a custom technical shirt, "ancient" (left over) finishers' medal, event timing, post race food, award eligibility, aid stations, and a fun time!


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Course

Sunset Regional Park: History Walk Trails (Paved)

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

SUNSET PARK MAP

The History Walk paved trails are completely removed from vehicular traffic. The path is mostly flat with only slight inclines/ declines- setting the stage for a PR, or perfect for the beginning runner. The course is walker and stroller friendly. Enjoy views of the Las Vegas Strip, Frenchman's Mountain, landing aircraft, bunnies, and be close to the Vegas action!

5K: The 5K course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along  the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, and brown paths- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 3.1 miles; total distance= 3.1 miles.

10K: The 10K course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, brown, and turquoise paths. The 10K loops back near the start/ finish line at their mile 4.37. Then turns around for a short 0.92 mile out and back- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 4.37 miles, Lap 2= 1.84 miles; total distance= 6.21 miles. The 10K course splits off from the 5K at mile 1.85; and runs together with the 1/2 Marathoners until mile 5.29.

1/2 Marathon: The 1/2 Marathon course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, brown, and turquoise paths. The 1/2 Marathon makes 3 identical laps, turning around back near the start/ finish at their miles 4.37 and 8.74, and finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 4.37 miles, Lap 2= 4.37 miles; Lap 3= 4.37 miles; total distance= 13.11 miles. The 1/2 Marathon course splits off from the 5K at mile 1.85; and from the 10K at mile 5.29.

** Calico Racing reserves the right to make any necessary course changes required per the permitting body and is subject to final permit approval.

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Aid Stations

Aid stations will be spaced 1-2 miles apart and will provide cupped water and Hammer Heed energy drink. Please use the trash bins provided.


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Schedule and Packet Pickup

Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • 6am: Athletes may begin arriving to collect their race packets at the start line near the entrance to the History Walking Trails. 2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120
  • 7am: Start of the 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon all together.
  • 10:30am: Course officially closes

Please arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to your start time to collect your packet. Packet pick up will be located near the start/ finish line at Sunset Park at the entrance to the History Walk trails (paved)


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Parking

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Parking is at Sunset Regional Park near the start line. This area is best accessed from the EASTERN AVENUE side entrance, which is just south of Sunset and just north of Warm Springs.

  • As a courtesy, the below Google Map link is provided for those who choose to follow GPS. Please note this is a courtesy only, and we accept no responsibility for you not arriving at the proper location. Following the clear and easy written directions below will get you to the race.
  • GOOGLE MAP

***There are 2 entrances on Eastern Avenue, use the south entrance which is right next to the History Walk. So if you are heading northbound on Eastern, it is the first entrance into Sunset Park after crossing Warm Springs. If you are turning off of Sunset Road and heading southbound on Eastern, it is the second entrance into Sunset Park.


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Travel

AIRPORT AND CAR RENTALS

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport (LAS) serves the Las Vegas Valley. Numerous air carriers and rental car companies service this airport.

There is no race provided transportation from the Strip. A rental car, taxi, or uber is advised.


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Awards

* All finishers get medals. **

**Note the theme of this race is "Ancient" Aliens! So medals and awards will be "ancient" (i.e. left over) from our past ET and Alien Escape races since 2007.

Awards will be something inspired by nature and/or the surrounding area and the theme of the race.

Overall Male and Female winners for each event (5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon) go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.

Age group: Male and Female winners for each event (5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon) goes to first place only. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+. Youth age groups for the 5K and 10K only will include male and female 0-9; 10-14; and 15-19.

NOTE: Overall and Age Group awards are determined based off of GUN TIME.

NOTE: Awards will be handed out at the finish line very shortly after runners start finishing, and will continue as award winners come in. Please listen for your name to be called if you think you may have placed. Awards not collected on site will be subject to a shipping charge if they are requested to be mailed (USA only) no later than  1 week after the race. Payment of $10 per award is to be made via Paypal account: calicoracing@hotmail.com  with your shipping address and award in the memo. *Please read the above award categories to ensure you are eligible for an award


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Hotels

Hotels closest to Sunset Park

  • Hampton Inn & Suites, Las Vegas Airport; 0.39 miles away
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas Airport; 1.98 miles away
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, Las Vegas Airport; 2.64 miles away
  • Best Western McCarran Inn; 3.03 miles away

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Directions

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Sunset Regional Park: History Walk: CLICK HERE FOR MAP

(This is the southern end of the park, closest to Eastern and Warm Springs.)

  • As a courtesy, the below Google Map link is provided for those who choose to follow GPS. Please note this is a courtesy only, and we accept no responsibility for you not arriving at the proper location. Following the clear and easy written directions below will get you to the race.
  • GOOGLE MAP

***There are 2 entrances on Eastern Avenue, use the south entrance which is right next to the History Walk. So if you are heading northbound on Eastern, it is the first entrance into Sunset Park after crossing Warm Springs. If you are turning off of Sunset Road and heading southbound on Eastern, it is the second entrance into Sunset Park.


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Gear Bags

GEAR BAGS

Parking for this event is within steps from the start/ finish line, so most people will choose to leave their belongings in their cars. For those without a vehicle, there will be a tarp laid out at the start/ finish line for you to leave your gear bags. Please use your own bag and label it with your name. Please note these are not checked nor guarded, so no valuables please. Please also remember to retrieve your bags after the race, as bags will not be mailed after the event.


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Results

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