Rally in the Valley - Future TBD

 

We have our approved permit IN HANDS from the covid task force for Rally in the Valley of Fire!

BOUTIQUE SIZED EVENT: EACH GROUP IS LIMITED TO 50 RUNNERS.

COVID-19 Promise: As the COVID-19 global pandemic is still unfolding, Calico Racing’s promise to you:

  1. If we are forced to cancel or postpone the event, registrants will receive a 100% transfer of the net entry fee/ add-ons paid into ANY Calico Racing event, good for 1 year (USA), or 2 years (International), based on address on your registration. The entry fee of the race that you are transferring into will be determined by the pricing schedule for that event on the date you complete your registration into the new race. No refund of any difference, if applicable, will be issued.
  2. We will continue to keep you informed as information becomes available and decisions are made.
  3. Once we are finally able to race, we will continue to provide you with a clean and safe environment to race; and will implement additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our community as necessary.
  4. You can review our complete policies HERE.

About the race: 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! 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!


Registration

Single Day 13.1 MileSingle Day 8.25 Mile SundaySingle Day 5K Sunday3 Day Festival3 Day Festival Spectator Adult, 13 +3 Day Festival Spectator Child 5-12
Can't Wait!
Thru Jun 30
$85$65$30$450$200$100
Early Entry
Jul 1-Aug 31
$90$70$35$475$200$100
Standard Entry
Sep 1-Dec 20
$95$75$40$500$200$100
Late Entry
Dec 21-Jan 13 @ 12 p.m.
$100$80$45$525$225$125
On site
Cash Only
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

3 Day Festival Payment Plan Available! Register early and secure your place in the event by paying only a deposit! This secures your place in the race and your early pricing schedule! The deposit is $150 thru 6/30; $175 thru 8/31/20; or $200 thru 12/20/20. The remainder balance of $300 is due on or before 12/20/20 to complete your entry.

*Please note that failure to complete your entry by 12/20/20 will be subject to a $50 late fee thru 1/3/21. If not completed by 1/3/21 your entry will be dropped down to a single day 1/2 marathon distance, day of your choice.

Click HERE for mail in entry form


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Course

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! Each days' course is uniquely different, equally spectacular, and "all highlights" from start to finish!

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!

**With a generous cut off each day, runners, hikers, and walkers are all welcome to join us!

FRIDAY, 1/2 MARATHON

Friday's 1/2 Marathon starts and finishes at Camp Calico, with a 9am start time. 1/4 Mile of pavement allows for runners to space out and find their pace before commencing easterly on Old Arrowhead Road Trail. This open desert trail used to be the main route linking Nevada, Utah, and California and artifacts from a century ago can still be found along the trail. At approximately mile 4.75 you'll emerge to cross over the paved road to The Cabins- primitive native sandstone huts built in the 1930s as a shelter for passing travelers. With The Cabins in your rear view, you'll climb up and over the rocky point, dropping down into Valley of Fire Wash. Hidden nooks, deep crevices, powder sand beaches are explored on this soft sand section before looping back around to Old Arrowhead Trail, which guides your way back to the finish line at Camp Calico. The course is a "lollipop" format; i.e an approx 4.75 mile out and back section with an approx 3.6 mile loop at the top. Approximately 76% hard packed trail; 1% pavement; 16% soft sand; 7% sandstone/ rocky trail. 6 Hours Cut Off.

SATURDAY, 1/2 MARATHON

Saturday's 1/2 Marathon starts and finishes at Camp Calico, with a 7:30am start time. 1/4 Mile of pavement allows for runners to space out and find their pace before taking a right at Bee Hives onto the trail, passing sites including Indian Marbles and Petrified Logs. Crossing over the pavement toward Atlatl Rock, runners turn right through an open desert section heading east, enjoying the sunrise glow over the sandstone cliffs. At the base of Prospect Trail runners turn north and run the west side of the ridge toward White Domes. This outback trail climbs up, over, into and around Valley of Fire Wash encountering all of the majestic colors of sandstone- reds, oranges, beige, yellow, white to muted purple! Slot canyons, slick rock, soft sand, a defunct movie set, and smooth runnable trail will all be enjoyed as you make your way to the top of Prospect Trail where the aid station awaits your arrival at mile 6.55. Filled up with water and nourishment runners turn around and retrace their steps back to Camp Calico. Approximately 80% hard packed trail; 4% pavement; 8% soft sand; 8% sandstone/ rocky trail. 6 Hours Cut Off.

SUNDAY, 1/2 MARATHON

Sunday's 1/2 Marathon starts and finishes at Camp Calico, with a 7:30am start time. 1/4 Mile of pavement allows for runners to space out and find their pace, crossing Valley of Fire Highway and joining up with the hard packed dirt Atlatl Scenic Loop, passing Grand Piano, Face in the Rock, Arch Rock, and Atlatl Rock en route to the aid station. This same aid station can be accessed multiple times at your mile 1.8, 6.55, and 11.3 allowing numerous opportunities to replenish yourself. At mile 1.8 runners will head left onto Pinnacles Trail for a clockwise loop covering open desert before passing White Rock and crossing The Saddle to the Pinnacles. This veritable rock gnome garden may just be the pinnacle of your Valley of Fire adventure! Crossing back along open desert trail littered with colorful cacti runners reach the aid station at mile 6.55 before turning around for a counter clockwise loop of Pinnacles Trail, then back to the finish line at Camp Calico. Approximately 80% hard packed trail; 4% pavement; 8% soft sand; 8% sandstone/ rocky trail. 6 Hours Cut Off

SUNDAY, 8.25 MILER

Sunday's 8.25 Miler starts and finishes at Camp Calico, with a 8am start time. 1/4 Mile of pavement allows for runners to space out and find their pace, crossing Valley of Fire Highway and joining up with the hard packed dirt Atlatl Scenic Loop, passing Grand Piano, Face in the Rock, Arch Rock, and Atlatl Rock en route to the aid station. This same aid station can be accessed multiple times at your mile 1.8 and 6.55, allowing numerous opportunities to replenish yourself. At mile 1.8 runners will head left onto Pinnacles Trail for a clockwise loop covering open desert before passing White Rock and crossing The Saddle to the Pinnacles. This veritable rock gnome garden may just be the pinnacle of your Valley of Fire adventure! Crossing back along open desert trail littered with colorful cacti runners reach the aid station at mile 6.55. From the aid station 8.25 Mile Runners join back onto Atlatl Scenic Loop running counterclockwise back to the finish line at Camp Calico. Approximately 78% hard packed trail; 6% pavement; 8% soft sand; 8% sandstone/ rocky trail. 5 Hours Cut Off.

SUNDAY, 5K

Sunday's 5K starts and finishes at Camp Calico, with a 8am start time. 1/4 Mile of pavement allows for runners to space out and find their pace, crossing Valley of Fire Highway and joining up with the hard packed dirt Atlatl Scenic Loop, passing Grand Piano, Face in the Rock, Arch Rock, and Atlatl Rock en route to the aid station at their mile 1.55. Runners turn around, retracing their steps back to the finish line at Camp Calico. This is a nice smooth hard packed runnable course with minimal elevation change. Approximately 85% hard pack dirt trail; 16% pavement. 5.5 Hours Cut Off.

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**All courses are subject to final permit approval and may be altered as deemed necessary by race management.


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Aid Stations

AID STATIONS

Aid stations will have water and Hammer HEED energy drink (various flavors); Hammer Gel (various flavors), Hammer Endurolytes (electrolyte tabs), snacks, basic first aid, and toilet access.

Aid stations will be placed as below noted and will be REFILL stations- PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE/ HYDRATION SYSTEM. A MINIMUM CAPACITY OF 24 OUNCES IS REQUIRED, 48+ OUNCES IS RECOMMENDED. (5K on Sunday will have cupped water available).

  • Friday Half Marathon: Mile 4.6 and 8.5
  • Saturday Half Marathon: Mile 6.55
  • Sunday Half Marathon: Mile 1.8, 6.55, and 11.3
  • Sunday 8.25 Miler: Mile 1.8, and 6.55
  • Sunday 5K: Mile 1.55

Hammer Nutrition


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Schedule and Packet Pickup

SCHEDULE: tentative, may be subject to slight changes

Sunrise: 6:51am; Sunset 4:47pm

PACKET PICK UP:  Packet pick up is on race morning(s) only at the Start Line at Camp Calico (Valley of Fire Group Campsite).  This is steps away from your parking area. (Please note packets will NOT be available other than each race morning. It is quick and easy so not to worry!)  Packet pick up at the start line on Friday is from 8am- 8:30am; Saturday 6:30am- 7:15am; Sunday 6:30am- 7:45am.

Friday January 15, 2021:

  • 5:30am- 6am: For those in the 3 Day Festival who are traveling with us. We will meet in Las Vegas at the Silver Sevens Casino; 4100 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 on the south side of the parking lot (click for map). Departure time is 6am. Parking is at the  Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino (4100 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169) regardless of overnight stay. You may use the surface parking or parking garage.
  • 7am- 8am: 3 Day Festival Participants who have paid for a vehicle or RV Parking Pass must arrive at Camp Calico between this time.
  • 8am- 8:30am: Athletes in the Friday, single day half marathon arrive at the start line and park as directed by race volunteers.
  • 8am- 8:30am: Packet pick up near the parking area at Camp Calico (AKA Group Campsite)
  • 9am: Start of Stage 1, Half Marathon
  • 3pm: Stage 1 course cut off.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • 6:30am: Participants begin arriving at the start line, parking per race volunteer instructions.
  • 6:30am- 7:15am: Packet pick up at the start line near the parking area at Camp Calico (AKA Group Campsite)
  • 7:30am: Start of Stage 2, Half Marathon
  • 1:30pm: Stage 2 course cut off

Sunday, January 17, 2021

  • 6:30am: Single day participants begin arriving at the start line, parking per race volunteer instructions.
  • 6:30am- 7:45am: Packet pick up at the start line near the parking area at Camp Calico (AKA Group Campsite)
  • 7:30am: Start of Stage 3 Half Marathon
  • 8am: Start of 5K and 8.25 mile race (new as of Jan 11)
  • 1pm: Stage 3 course cut off

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Parking

SINGLE DAY PARTICIPANTS' PARKING

Single Day participants please note that your toll entry into Valley of Fire State Park is not included with race entry. You will be responsible for paying the prevailing park entry toll currently $10/vehicle.

Parking for Single Day Participants will be as directed by race volunteers. It is anticipated that all single day parking will be within easy walking distance to the start/ finish line.

  • 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

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Travel

AIRPORTS AND CAR RENTAL

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" and approximately 1.25 hours from Valley of Fire State Park.


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Awards

MEDALS AND BELT BUCKLES

  • 3 Day Festival Participants receive a custom finishers' medallion after EACH day's race. They will additionally earn a custom finishers' belt buckle after completion of 3 days (any distance on Sunday qualifies for the belt buckle).
  • All Single Day Finishers get medals.

AWARDS 

Awards will be something inspired by nature and/or the surrounding area and the theme of the race, and will be distributed as  follows:

  1. Friday 1/2 Marathon: Both Single Day participants and 3 Day Festival Participants are equally in the running for Friday's awards.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  2. Saturday 1/2 Marathon: Both Single Day participants and 3 Day Festival Participants are equally in the running for Saturday's awards.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  3. Sunday 1/2 Marathon: Both Single Day participants and 3 Day Festival Participants are equally in the running for Sunday's awards.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  4. Sunday 8.25 Mile: Both Single Day participants and 3 Day Festival Participants are equally in the running for Sunday's awards.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  5. Sunday 5K: Both Single Day participants and 3 Day Festival Participants are equally in the running for Sunday's awards.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. Age groups as follows: 0-9; 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
  6. 3 Day Festival Cumulative Awards: Cumulative awards will be offered for 3 Day Festival Participants who run the 1/2 Marathon distance on all 3 days, and will be determined based off the lowest cumulative total time for all 3 days.
    • Overall Male and Female winners go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.
    • Age group Male and Female winners go 1 deep. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 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 (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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Additional Info

WEATHER

Typical temperatures: Highs of 57, overnight lows of 38. Little rainfall. Generally sunny, crisp winter desert days.


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Hotels

HOST HOTEL:

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Silver Sevens Hotel and Casino and Calico Racing are proud to offer host hotel accommodations for the 2021 Rally in the Valley! Silver Sevens is located at 4100 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169 and is conveniently situated within 1 mile of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and minutes from the airport. The Silver Sevens offers free shuttle service to/ from McCarran Airport (LAS). Visit their FAQ on their website: http://www.silversevenscasino.com/

A group block of rooms has been negotiated for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (Jan 16 thru 20). Rates per day are as follows: Thursday $20 + $32 required daily resort fee and 13.38% tax, double occupancy. Friday and Saturday rates are $45 + $32 required daily resort fee and 13.38% tax, double occupancy. Sunday and Monday $20 + $32 required daily resort fee and 13.38% tax, double occupancy. To reserve your room please call the hotel directly at 800-640-9777 and tell them you are with "RALLY2021".  These rooms will be held until January 1, 2021 or until sold out. After this date the rates will only be honored if availability still exists.

Camping

  • Camping accommodations is available at Valley of Fire "Casual User" Campsites. Additional fees are charged for the use of camping areas and is payable at the campgrounds. All campsites are first-come, first-serve, and can be busy in January. There are two campgrounds with a combined total of 72 units. Campsites are equipped with shaded tables, grills, water, and restrooms. A dump station and showers are available. A camping limit of 14 days in a 30-day period is enforced. For more information, visit the park's website.

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Directions

VALLEY OF FIRE GROUP CAMPSITE "CAMP CALICO"

  • For Single Day Participants
  • For 3 Day Festival Participants who have purchased a vehicle or RV pass
  • Valley of Fire State Park website

From the Las Vegas Strip:  Take the I-15 North approximately 35-40 miles. Take Exit 75 and head East toward Valley of Fire/Lake Mead.  Drive approximately 17 miles on Valley of Fire Highway to the West Entrance Station. Continue straight 1.2 miles to the Group Campsites, which are located behind "Bee Hives". Please follow the parking attendants' instructions.

  • 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 above will get you to the race.
  • GOOGLE MAP

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Photos


Results

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