Calico Centennial Celebration - May 26, 2018

 

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!


Registration

5K Road10K Road1/2 Marathon Road1/2 Marathon TrailMarathon Road/ Trail Combo50K Trail/ Road Combo
Early Bird
Thru Dec 31
$35$35$70$70$90$95
Standard
Jan 1-Apr 30
$40$40$80$80$100$105
Late
May 1-May 24 @ 12 p.m.
$45$45$85$85$105$110
On SIte
Cash Only
$50$50$95$95$115$120

** ALL race distances include technical shirt, finishers' medal, post race food, overall/ age group award eligibility, aid stations, and a fun time!

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Course

The Calico Centennial Celebration (C3) explores the mysterious North Muddy Mountains of the Greater Las Vegas Valley. Located approximately 40 miles north of Las Vegas in the Moapa Valley, the North Muddy Mountains is a place of wonder and mystery, an area of outrageous geology and colorful Mojave Desert habitat. These folded and faulted lands are dominated by a thrust fault of gray limestone over Aztec sandstone. Purple and white mudstone hills and gypsum bearing soils of brown and red hues are present in the lowest elevations. A geologists’ playground, areas of exploration include The Bowl, Weiser Valley, Matterhorn, a defunct gypsum mine, and what I call “dinosaur back ridge”.  Expansive views of Valley of Fire can be admired from a section of the course.  Wildlife abounds including Desert Big Horn Sheep, Desert Tortoise, Wild Horses, Jackrabbits, and Red-Tail Hawks. Come experience the mysteries of the North Muddy Mountains!

Start/ Finish Elevation: 2412’

5K ROAD: The 5K commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads east 1.55 miles to the turn around with expansive views of Valley of Fire, turns around and retraces their steps back to the finish line. The course is uphill tending the first 1.55 miles and downhill tending the second half. Net zero elevation gain, with approximate total climbing 150’.

10K ROAD: The 10K commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads east 1.55 miles to the turn around with expansive views of Valley of Fire, turns around and heads west 3.1 miles to their second turn around, before returning to the finish line at Weiser Ridge. The course is uphill tending the first 1.55 miles, downhill tending miles 1.55- 4.65, then uphill tending miles 4.65- 6.2. Net zero elevation gain, with an approximate total climbing of 300’.

½ Marathon ROAD: The ROAD ½ Marathon commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads east 1.55 miles to the turn around with expansive views of Valley of Fire, turns around and heads west 6.55 miles to their second turn around, before returning to the finish line at Weiser Ridge. The course is uphill tending the first 1.55 miles, downhill tending miles 1.55- 6.55, then uphill tending miles 8.1- 13.1. Net zero elevation gain, with an approximate total climbing of 600’.

½ Marathon TRAIL: The TRAIL ½ Marathon commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads North up The Bowl Trail and utilizes portions of Weiser Valley Trail to their turn around at mile 6.55, then retraces their steps back to the finish line at Weiser Ridge. Terrain is a mix of jeep tracks and desert washes with footing being a mix of hard packed dirt and some loose rocks. The entire course is very runnable and a sturdy road shoe is sufficient if not a trail shoe. The course is gradually downhill tending on the first half and gradually uphill tending the second half. Net zero elevation gain, with an approximate total climbing of 700’.

Marathon Road and Trail Combo: The Marathon is a combination of 50% Trail and 50% Road, combining the Trail ½ Marathon course first, and the Road ½ Marathon second. It commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads North up The Bowl Trail and utilizes portions of Weiser Valley Trail to their turn around at mile 6.55, then retraces their steps back to Weiser Ridge at mile 13.1. The marathon then heads east 1.55 miles to a turn around with expansive views of Valley of Fire, turns around and heads west 6.55 miles to their final turn around, and returns to the finish line at Weiser Ridge. Trail terrain is a mix of jeep tracks and desert washes with footing being a mix of hard packed dirt and some loose rocks. Road sections are paved. The entire course is very runnable and a sturdy road shoe is sufficient. The course is gradually downhill tending the first 6.55 miles, gradually uphill tending miles 6.55- 14.65, downhill tending miles 14.65- 21.2, and uphill tending the last 5 miles. Net zero elevation gain, with an approximate total climbing of 1300’.

50K Trail and Road Combo: The 50K is a combination of 58% Trail (Start to mile 17.9) and 42% Road (miles 17.9 to 31). It commences at the start line at Weiser Ridge and heads North up The Bowl Trail and utilizes portions of Weiser Valley Trail to their turn around at mile 7.75. Retracing your steps back 2 miles you’ll turn onto Hawkins Trail for the hill section of the course with a 1.2 mile out/ 1.2 mile back section. Back onto The Bowl trail you’ll return to Weiser Ridge at mile 17.9. The 50K then heads east 1.55 miles to a turn around with expansive views of Valley of Fire, turns around and heads west 6.55 miles to their final turn around, and returns to the finish line at Weiser Ridge. Trail terrain is a mix of jeep tracks and desert washes with footing being a mix of hard packed dirt and some loose rocks. Road sections are paved. The entire course is very runnable and a sturdy road shoe is sufficient. Net zero elevation gain, with an approximate total climbing of 1500’.

** 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 available at the miles splits listed below. ALL aid stations will have WATER and Hammer HEED (electrolyte drink; various flavors) available. Certain Aid Stations will be considered *ULTRA* aid stations and will have the full spread of provisions to include: WATER, Hammer HEED, Hammer Endurolytes (electrolyte pills), Hammer Gel (various flavors), salty snacks, sweet snacks, and basic first aid. (EMS Ambulance is onsite the entire event dispatched out of the start finish line)

5K Road: Mile 1.55 (turn around). Cupped water/ Heed available.

10K Road: Miles 1.55, 3.1 (toilet), 4.65, Cupped water/ Heed available.

1/2 Marathon Road: Miles 1.55, 3.1 (toilet), 4.65, 6.35 (Ultra & Toilet), 8.1, 9.85 (Ultra & Toilet), 11.55. Cupped water/ Heed available.

1/2 Marathon Trail: Miles 5.75 (Ultra) and 7.35 (Ultra). Water Bottle refill. Trail runners are required to carry a hydration system with a minimum capacity of 20 ounces.

Marathon Trail/ Road Combo: Miles 5.75 (Ultra), 7.35 (Ultra), 13.1 (Ultra, Toilet, Dropbag access), 14.65, 16.2 (Ultra, Toilet, Dropbag access, same as previous), 17.75, 19.45 (Ultra and Toilet), 21.2, 22.95 (Ultra and Toilet), and 24.65. Water Bottle refill for the first 13.1 trail miles. Trail runners are required to carry a hydration system with a minimum capacity of 20 ounces. Once back on the road (miles 13.1- 26.2) aid stations will be cupped water/ Heed or refill available. If you wish to carry a hydration system for the trail portion only, you can drop your equipment at the aid station at mile 13.1 and continue with cupped water support.

50K Trail/ Road Combo: Miles 5.75 (Ultra), 9.85 (Ultra), 12.15 (Ultra) 17.9 (Ultra, Toilet, Dropbag access), 19.45, 21.0 (Ultra, Toilet, Dropbag access, same as previous), 22.55, 24.25 (Ultra and Toilet), 26.0, 27.75 (Ultra and Toilet), and 29.45. Water Bottle refill for the first 17.9 trail miles. Trail runners are required to carry a hydration system with a minimum capacity of 20 ounces. Once back on the road (miles 17.9- 31) aid stations will be cupped water/ Heed or refill available. If you wish to carry a hydration system for the trail portion only, you can drop your equipment at the aid station at mile 17.9 and continue with cupped water support.

* 50K and Marathon Runners may have a drop bag, accessed as noted above. This is at what we call "homebase" near the start/ finish and where your cars will be parked.  Please use your own bag and have it clearly marked with your name and bib number on it.  NOTE: Drop bags will not be mailed so please collect your bags at the finish line prior to leaving.

  • Calico Racing reserves to right to make adjustments to the above in accordance with jurisdictional requirements and requests.

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Schedule and Packet Pickup

SCHEDULE

** RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP. PLEASE LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET CHECKED IN.

Saturday, May 26, 2018:

  • 5am: Runners may start checking in at the start line and picking up their packets.
  • 5:27am: Sunrise
  • 6:00am: 50K and marathon start time
  • 6:30am: 1/2 Marathon TRAIL start time
  • 6:45am: 1/2 Marathon ROAD start time
  • 7am: 10K and 5K start time together
  • Finish line food will be provided
  • Awards will be handed out at the finish line as runners finish.
  • 3pm: Course officially closes

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Parking

Ample parking is available at the start/ finish line. Please follow the instructions of the parking volunteers.


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Travel

AIRPORT

Las Vegas' McCarran Airport (LAS) services the Greater Las Vegas area. It is serviced by numerous carriers and has on site car rental companies.

The Las Vegas McCarran Airport is located within 10 minutes of "The Strip".

** For those traveling from out of town- there is NO contracted bus transportation/ public transportation from The Strip to the race venue. Please see "Directions".   I suggest renting a car, as rates are reasonable, and you'll be able to experience Las Vegas' surrounding areas with much more leisure. Why not check out Valley of Fire on your way back if you're not too beaten up from the run!


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Spectators

Spectators are an important part of any race- they give you that boost of energy when you need it most, encourage you when you're feeling low, and can pep you up to fly into the finish line! Calico Racing wants you and your spectators to have a fun and safe experience. Spectators are encouraged to remain at the start/ finish line and are highly encouraged to volunteer! If willing to help out, please email me: calicoracing@hotmail.com

PLEASE NOTE:  There are no concessions at the race venue, and race provided food and beverages are for registered athletes only. Spectators should come prepared to be self sufficient with food, water, seating, and shade, if desired.


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Awards

*  All finishers get medals

** 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 (50K, Marathon, 1/2 Trail, 1/2 Road, 10K, and 5K) go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.

Age groups: 50K, Marathon, 1/2: Male and Female winners for select events (50K, Marathon, 1/2 Trail, 1/2 Road) goes to first place only. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Age groups: 10K and 5K: Male and Female winners for select events (10K and 5K) goes to first place only. Age groups as follows: 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

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 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

With many different appetites for hotels, for this race I have chosen to not have a host hotel, but rather suggest a number of hotels that are most convenient to the race venue. You can book your rooms directly with the hotels. Note: there no hotels close to the race venue, so the hotels listed here are mostly in the Greater Las Vegas Valley. Note that the race start/ finish line is to the north of Las Vegas.

Camping is available at the race venue. It is primitive, free, and there are no facilities. If camping near the start/ finish line, please camp on the NORTH side of the road, so as to not obstruct our race set up and parking.  You can also camp 1.5 miles further up the road with a gorgeous view and not be disturbed by our early morning set up noise- but you'll need to make your way back the 1.5 miles to the start/ finish line in the morning.

HOTELS :

HOTELS NEAR FREEMONT STREET AREA:
Downtown Grand

HOTELS ON THE STRIP: I suggest choosing one on the north end of the strip to be closest to the race venue. A few suggestions are:
Stratosphere
SLS Las Vegas

 HOTELS OFF STRIP TO THE NORTH: A few suggestions are:
Cannery Casino and Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Las Vegas North Speedway
Hampton Inn Las Vegas North


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Directions

Directions to the Start/ Finish line from Las Vegas:

  • Head North on I-15
  • Exit #80 UTE 
  • Go RIGHT off the Ute exit and continue 7 miles to the start/finish line.
  • Approximate drive time from most areas of Las Vegas 45-60 minutes.

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Gear Bags

GEAR BAGS

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. I recommend leaving your bags in your cars, as parking is right at the start/ finish line.


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Desert Tortoise

DESERT TORTOISE

Please CLICK HERE to review the Desert Tortoise Information. If required by the permitting agency, you will be required to sign a waiver when you collect your race packet acknowledging that you have read, received, understand, and will abide by this information during the race. Your cooperation is appreciated and expected.


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Photos


Results

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