Once in a DOUBLE Blue Moon - March 31, 2018

 

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.

Registration

5K10K1/2 Marathon
Early Bird
Thru Nov 30
$25$30$50
Standard Entry
Dec 1-Mar 11
$30$35$55
Late Entry
Mar 12-Mar 29 @ 12 p.m.
$35$40$60
On Site
Cash Only
$40$45$65

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

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.

** Those running both AM and PM races will receive 1 shirt and 2 medals!

CLICK HERE FOR MAIL IN ENTRY FORM


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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, and bunnies!

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, and brown, paths, making 2 loops of the 5K course- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 3.1 miles, Lap 2= 3.1 miles; total distance= 6.2 miles.

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, and brown paths, making 2 loops of the 5K course (together with the 10K runners); then half marathoners make a 3rd and 4th lap with an additional out and back- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 3.1 miles, Lap 2= 3.1 miles; Lap 3= 3.45 miles; Lap 4= 3.45 miles; total distance= 13.1 miles.

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.

*Note Morning and Evening Races are the same course.

**Sunset is at 7pm** Portions of the course are unlit, and therefore all runners on the course after 7:15pm are required to be reflective from front and back AND wear a headlamp or carry a hand held flashlight.**

** 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, March 31, 2018

  • 7am: 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
  • 8am: Start of the morning 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K:
  • 11:30am: Cut off for morning race.
  • 5:45pm: 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
  • 6:45pm: Start of the evening 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K:
  • 10:15pm: 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.

***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. **

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 Half Marathon morning; and 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon evening) 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 Half Marathon morning; and 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon evening) goes 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: 0- 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

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.)


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Photos


Results

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