Rally in the Valley - Jan 12-14, 2018

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!

 


Registration

3 Day FestivalSingle Day 13.1 MileSingle Day 8.25 Mile SundaySingle Day 5K Sunday
Can't Wait!
Thru Aug 31
$400$75$60$30
Early Entry
Sep 1-Oct 31
$425$80$65$35
Standard Entry
Nov 1-Dec 17
$450$85$70$40
Late Entry
Dec 18-Jan 11 @ 12 p.m.
$475$90$75$45
On site
Cash Only
$500$100$85$50

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 $100 thru 8/31/17; $125 thru 10/31/17; or $150 thru 12/17/17. The remainder balance of $300 is due on or before 12/17/17 to complete your entry.

*Please note that failure to complete your entry by 12/17/17 will be subject to a $50 late fee thru 12/31/17. If not completed by 12/31/17 your entry will be dropped down to a single day 1/2 marathon distance, day of your choice.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

3 Day Festival Includes:

  • Entry into 3 Half Marathon distance events, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Flexibility to choose your distance on Sunday from a 1/2 Marathon, 8.25 miler, or 5K.
  • Contracted bus transportation from Las Vegas to the start line; and return to Las Vegas from the finish line.
  • All meals Friday morning thru Sunday afternoon.
  • Overnight camping Friday and Saturday nights at "Camp Calico" at Valley of Fire Group Campsite.
  • Daily access to showers.
  • Entry into Valley of Fire State Park for 3 days.
  • Custom finishers' medallion after EACH day's race.
  • Custom finishers' belt buckle after completion of 3 days (any distance on Sunday qualifies for the belt buckle).
  • Custom event shirt.
  • Award eligibility each day, and cumulatively for the 3 Day Festival.
  • Medical support throughout the event.
Optional ADD-ON purchases for 3 Day Festival Participants
  1. Vehicle Pass: Parking at the group camp is extremely limited. This vehicle pass option is mostly intended to serve athletes arriving by car from the north (UT, CO, etc) that would not otherwise be traveling thru Las Vegas to catch the included contracted bus, but is available on a first pre-paid, first served basis. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $50.
  2. RV Pass/ Vehicle with Trailered Camper Pass: Parking at the group camp is extremely limited, and even more so for cumbersome RVs. ONLY 3 of these passes are available (11/1 update: 1 left available), on a first pre-paid, first served basis. There are no RV hook ups at the Group Campsite. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $100.
  3. Space in Shared Tent: If you have a tent, will bring it, set it up, and tear it down- or are sharing one with another participant who is bringing their own, there is no charge. If you would like space in a shared race provided and race set up/ torn down tent, it is a total weekend cost of $25.
  4. Camp Cot Rental: For those enjoying a little more sleeping comfort, you can rent a camp cot. This is available to any 3 Day Festival participants regardless of selection in the above options. The weekend rental cost is $50.

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SINGLE Day Races Include:

  • Single Day race entry of your choosing.
  • Custom finishers' medallion.
  • Custom gender specific event shirt.
  • Award eligibility.
  • Finish line food after your event.
  • Medical support throughout the event.
  • NOT INCLUDED: 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 ($8/vehicle Nevada resident).

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 course is point to point. After arriving at Camp Calico all athletes will be transported to the start line for a 9am start.

Commencing at White Domes runners will start off with some downhill paved miles to allow for the crowd to space out. You'll run past sites including Duck Rock and the Rock of Gibraltar before hopping onto the trail at mile 1.5. You'll traverse the psychedelic sandstone formation, Fire Wave before jumping into a soft sandy wash for several hundred feet through Rainbow Canyon- my favorite spot in all of Valley of Fire! Through the rainbow colored slot canyon you're back up onto the pavement at mile 2.5 for a few more downhill paved miles to shake out your legs until aid station 1 at race mile 5.4 at Fire Canyon. Leaving the pavement behind, Silica Dome guides our way as runners go deep into the canyons and washes of Valley of Fire! Hidden nooks, deep crevices, powder sand beaches are explored before climbing up and over the rocky point to The Cabins- primitive native sandstone huts built in the 1930s as a shelter for passing travelers.  Aid station 2 is located here at mile 8.35. A quick road crossing later, you level civilization behind again as you cross Valley of Fire Wash and head westerly 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. After 13.1 desert miles, Camp Calico is like a mirage welcoming you to the finish line! Approximately 51% hard packed trail; 31% pavement; 11% 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 7am 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 7am 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 7am start time, together with the 1/2 Marathoners. 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. 6 Hours Cut Off.

SUNDAY, 5K

Sunday's 5K 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 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 5.4 and 8.35
  • 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

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Schedule and Packet Pickup

SCHEDULE ~ tentative

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

Thursday January 11, 2018:

4pm- 8pm: Packet pick up and event sales at the Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. We will be set up at the main entrance or valet entrance, on the left hand side just inside the entrance close to the Hotel Front Desk. Those arriving at the race start line without traveling through Las Vegas may collect their packets at "Camp Calico". No need to email me to ask permission, but please make an honest effort to collect it in Las Vegas if in the area. Packets will additionally be available for collection at the start line at "Camp Calico" each day as an absolute last resort.

Friday January 12, 2018:

  • 5:30am- 6am: BUS: For those in the 3 Day Festival who have selected the included contracted round trip bus transportation. The bus will load in Las Vegas at the Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. The bus will load in the west parking lot which is across the street from the parking deck. It is just off Craig Road at the stop light.  We also call it the Semi Parking Lot, so you will see semi trucks in the lot as well. Those still needing to collect their packets for the 3 Day Festival may do so at the bus loading area, arriving no later than 5:40am. Bus departure time is 6am. Parking for the bus is at Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030 in the west parking lot or parking deck, regardless of overnight stay.  POST RACE on SUNDAY: Buses will DROP OFF at the same location in Las Vegas.
  • 6:30am- 7am: 3 Day Festival Participants who have paid for a vehicle or RV Parking Pass must arrive at Camp Calico between this time.
  • 7am- 7:45am: Athletes in the Friday, single day half marathon arrive at the start line and park as directed by race volunteers. Those still needing to collect their packets may do so starting at ~7:45am.
  • 7:30am: Buses should be arriving at Valley of Fire Group Campsite (AKA Camp Calico). Athletes will be directed to their camp area and get situated.
  • ~8am- 8:30am: Buses will depart Camp Calico for the start line of Stage 1.
  • 9am: Start of Stage 1, Half Marathon
  • 11am- 1pm: Lunch at Camp Calico
  • 12pm: Awards from Stage 1 Half Marathon
  • 3pm: Stage 1 course cut off.
  • 3:30pm: Single Day participants must depart from Camp Calico by 3:30pm.
  • 5pm- 7pm: Dinner at Camp Calico
  • 10pm: Quiet hours begin

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • 5:30am- 7:15am: Breakfast served at Camp Calico for 3 Day Festival participants.
  • 6:30am: Single day participants begin arriving at the start line, parking per race volunteer instructions. Those still needing to collect their packets may do so here.
  • 7:30am: Start of Stage 2, Half Marathon
  • 10:30am: Awards from Stage 2 Half Marathon
  • 11:30am- 1:30pm: Lunch served at Camp Calico
  • 1:30pm: Stage 2 course cut off
  • 2pm: Single Day participants must depart from Camp Calico by 1:30pm
  • 5pm- 7pm: Dinner served at Camp Calico
  • 10pm: Quiet hours begin

Sunday, January 14, 2018

  • 5:30am- 7:15am: Breakfast served at Camp Calico for 3 Day Festival participants
  • 6:30am: Single day participants begin arriving at the start line, parking per race volunteer instructions. Those still needing to collect their packets may do so here.
  • 7:30am: Start of Stage 3 Half Marathon and 8.25 mile race
  • 8am: Start of 5K
  • 9:30am: Awards ceremony for the 5K and 8.25 mile events
  • 10:30am: Award ceremony for Stage 3 Half Marathon; and 3 Day Overall race
  • 11:30am- 1pm: Lunch served at Camp Calico
  • 1pm: Stage 3 course cut off
  • 1:15pm: Contracted bus departs Camp Calico for Las Vegas for 3 Day Festival participants who selected the included contracted bus option. (depending on participant numbers, multiple departures may be offered, with the latest one being at 1:15pm.)
  • 1:15pm: All participants must be cleaned up, cleared, and vacated of Camp Calico.
  • ~2:45pm: Contracted bus (1:30pm departure) arrives back in Las Vegas at the Cannery Casino Hotel.

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Parking

3 DAY FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS

Parking is extremely limited at the Valley of Fire Group Campsite, and is prohibited overnight inside Valley of Fire State Park other than at designated campsites.  Included with your 3 Day Festival entry fee is contracted bus transportation to/ from Las Vegas to the race from the host hotel. Alternatively a "Vehicle Pass" or "RV Pass/ Vehicle with Trailered Camper Pass" can be purchased with your entry, and is described below.

Parking for the contracted bus in Las Vegas: For those in the 3 Day Festival who have selected the included contracted round trip bus transportation. The bus will load in Las Vegas at the Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. Beginning at 5:30am on Friday the bus will load in the west parking lot which is across the street from the parking deck. It is just off Craig Road at the stop light.  We also call it the Semi Parking Lot, so you will see semi trucks in the lot as well. Those still needing to collect their packets for the 3 Day Festival may do so at the bus loading area, arriving no later than 5:40am. Bus departure time is 6am. Parking for the bus is at Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030 in the west parking lot or parking deck, regardless of overnight stay.  POST RACE on SUNDAY: Buses will DROP OFF at the same location in Las Vegas.

3 Day Festival "Vehicle Pass": Parking at the group camp is extremely limited. This vehicle pass option is mostly intended to serve athletes arriving by car from the north (UT, CO, etc) that would not otherwise be traveling thru Las Vegas to catch the included contracted bus, but is available on a first pre-paid, first served basis. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $50.

3 Day Festival "RV Pass/ Vehicle with Trailered Camper Pass": Parking at the group camp is extremely limited, and even more so for cumbersome RVs. ONLY 3 of these passes are available, (11/1 update: 1 left available) on a first pre-paid, first served basis. There are no RV hook ups at the Group Campsite. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $100.

SINGLE DAY PARTICIPANTS' PARKING

Participants in the single day events are responsible for getting to the race on their own (i.e. there is no contracted bus service for single day events). 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 ($8/vehicle Nevada resident).

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. If an overflow parking area is necessary a shuttle will be provided, TBA as the race gets closer.


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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 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.

MEALS

Participants in the 3 Day Festival will be provided all meals from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. We aim to offer a variety of balanced meals and snacks, and will include both meat and non-meat options. Please note however that if you have strict dietary constraints and/ or food allergies, it is highly suggested that you bring your own food to augment the race provided selection. Hot water will be available, though cooking equipment is for race staff use only.


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Hotels

HOST HOTEL:

Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. The Cannery is located on the north end of Las Vegas, closest to Valley of Fire State Park. It is located ~7.5 miles north of Downtown/ Freemont Street area, and ~9.5 miles from The Strip. The Cannery is the location of Thursday's packet pick up, and Friday's contracted bus for 3 Day Festival Participants. There is not an airport shuttle; the hotel recommends use of Uber or Lyft from the airport for those without a vehicle.

GROUP NAME:  Rally in The Valley
GROUP CODE: SGRINV
RATES:  Jan 11 $49.99, Jan 12 $89.99, Jan 13 $89.99,  Jan 14 $49.99. Additional mandatory hotel service fee of $4.99 per night ($5.64 with tax) + sales tax, currently 13%
Rates are per room per night for standard rooms only and do not include occupancy tax and any incidentals.
Individual guests will call in with credit card (individual pay).   All reservations made through the web-site will be charged first night's room and tax at the time of the reservation.
RESERVATION METHOD:        
               For Reservations made thru the reservation line:         
a)   Reservation #’s: 866-999-4899 or 702-856-5300 or online
b)   Mention the group code to get special rate, Group Code or Group Name: SGRINV
c)   After providing your group code or name the reservation agent will guide you through completing your reservation.
 
Hotel Procedures:
Check-In Time              3:00 PM
Check-Out Time           12:00 Noon
A valid credit card and proper identification will be required at check-in
Must be at least 21 years of age to check-in
48-hr Cancellation (cancelled and/or no-shows will be charged first night’s room and tax)

Camping

  • 3 Day Festival Participants overnight at Camp Calico at the Valley of Fire Group Campsite on Friday and Saturday nights, and is included with race entry.
  • Camping accommodations for days prior to, or after the 3 day event, or for those in the single day events 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

PACKET PICK UP

Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. We will be set up at the main entrance or valet entrance, on the left hand side just inside the entrance close to the Hotel Front Desk.

CONTRACTED BUS

For those in the 3 Day Festival who have selected the included contracted round trip bus transportation. Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. The bus will load in the west parking lot which is across the street from the parking deck. It is just off Craig Road at the stop light.  We also call it the Semi Parking Lot, so you will see semi trucks in the lot as well.

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 just a few miles to the Group Campsites, which are located behind "Bee Hives". Please follow the parking attendants' instructions.


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Contracted Bus

Contracted bus transportation from Las Vegas to the start line; and return to Las Vegas from the finish line is included in the 3 Day Festival Entry fee (not single day participant entries)

Friday January 12, 2018:

5:30am- 6am: BUS: For those in the 3 Day Festival who have selected the included contracted round trip bus transportation. The bus will load in Las Vegas at the Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030. The bus will load in the west parking lot which is across the street from the parking deck. It is just off Craig Road at the stop light.  We also call it the Semi Parking Lot, so you will see semi trucks in the lot as well. Those still needing to collect their packets for the 3 Day Festival may do so at the bus loading area, arriving no later than 5:40am. Bus departure time is 6am. Parking for the bus is at Cannery Casino Hotel, located at 2121 East Craig Road/ North Las Vegas, NV 89030 in the west parking lot or parking deck, regardless of overnight stay.  POST RACE on SUNDAY: Buses will DROP OFF at the same location in Las Vegas.

3 DAY FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS

Parking is extremely limited at the Valley of Fire Group Campsite, and is prohibited overnight inside Valley of Fire State Park other than at designated campsites.  Included with your 3 Day Festival entry fee is contracted bus transportation to/ from Las Vegas to the race from the Cannery Casino Hotel. Alternatively a "Vehicle Pass" or "RV Pass/ Vehicle with Trailered Camper Pass" can be purchased with your entry, and is described below.

3 Day Festival "Vehicle Pass": Parking at the group camp is extremely limited. This vehicle pass option is mostly intended to serve athletes arriving by car from the north (UT, CO, etc) that would not otherwise be traveling thru Las Vegas to catch the included contracted bus, but is available on a first pre-paid, first served basis. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $50.

3 Day Festival "RV Pass/ Vehicle with Trailered Camper Pass": Parking at the group camp is extremely limited, and even more so for cumbersome RVs. ONLY 3 of these passes are available, (11/1 update: 1 left available) on a first pre-paid, first served basis. There are no RV hook ups at the Group Campsite. This pass includes vehicular entry into Valley of Fire State Park and Overnight Camping fees for Friday and Saturday nights. $100.

**Contracted bus service is not available for single day participants.


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Gear Bags

3 Day Festival Participants who are taking the contracted bus will be permitted to bring 2 large duffle bag sized bags which will include their running clothes and gear, their camping provisions, and anything else they would like to have access to during the race.

CLICK HERE for 3 Day Festival Participants' Suggested Packing List.


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Photos


Results

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