Twilight Red Rock - October 17, 2020

 

YES!!! The race is still planning to move forward.

**September 12, 2020 Update: A few adjustments are being made to the race in order to facilitate permitting, including additional start times in the morning and afternoon. We will have 4 “groups” of runners, in limits of 45. These groups are “7am”; “11am”; “3pm” and “6pm”.  Please see the schedule below to see what times your desired distance is offered. 

 

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.

Registration

5K10K1/2 MarathonOptional Strip Bus
Early Bird
Thru Jan 31
$45$50$75$30
Standard Entry
Feb 1-Sep 5
$50$55$85$30
Late Entry
Sep 6-Oct 15 @ 12 p.m.
$55$60$100N/A
On Site
Cash Only
$60$65$110N/A

*ALL race distances include a technical shirt, finishers' medal, post race refreshments, onsite EMS, award eligibility, on course support, and a fun time!

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REIGN Body Fuel will be at the finish line for all participants!

CLICK HERE FOR MAIL IN ENTRY FORM: Not available for 2020


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Course

Red Rock Canyon

We'll be offering 5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon Distances.

Majestically framing the west side of the valley, Red Rock Canyon is the most notable natural treasure in the Las Vegas area.

Commencing just before sunset, run through Red Rock Canyon while enjoying the stunning sunset as day falls into night. Sun is replaced by stars and moonlight guides the way. The omnipresence of the surrounding canyon under the moonlit starry night is magical! Joshua trees dance in the shadows and the neon lights of Las Vegas can be seen in the distance. An enchanted late summer evening run.

*All race distances are out and back courses starting and finishing at the EXIT of the Scenic Drive.

1/2 MARATHON COURSE-  The 1/2 Marathon course starts at the EXIT of the paved scenic drive at roughly 3800' elevation. Runners will run against traffic 6.55 miles to their turn around (near White Rock); retrace their steps and return to the finish line at the EXIT of the scenic drive.

10K COURSE-  The 10K course starts at the EXIT of the paved scenic drive at roughly 3800' elevation. Runners will run against traffic 3.1 miles to their turn around (near Red Rock Wash); retrace their steps and return to the finish line at the EXIT of the scenic drive.

5K COURSE-  The 5K course starts at the EXIT of the paved scenic drive at roughly 3800' elevation. Runners will run against traffic 1.55 miles to their turn around (near Pine Creek); retrace their steps and return to the finish line at the EXIT of the scenic drive.

*CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAP

* Since this is a race held on public lands the course is open to vehicular traffic. The course will be coned so as to allow us 1/4 of the roadway. Runners will be coming from both directions; please stay to your right, allow others to pass, and if running greater than single file it is up to you to make room for others to pass in either direction. PLEASE ask your spectators to keep their driving on course to a minimum.

**Sunset is at 6:00pm**

** All runners in the 6pm group are REQUIRED to wear a 360 degree reflective vest AND carry a handheld flashlight or wear a headlamp. A 360 degree reflective vest can be pre-purchased for $9 during the registration process and will be collected with your race packet. If you have one of your own you may wear that instead, but it must be a 360 degree reflective vest. Nathan Sports has several items to choose from. We encourage you to additionally maximize your visibility with ankle or arm bands.

ET'16 reflective vest

** 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: 2020 "Covid plan"

Conduct and etiquette through the aid stations is as follows:

  • All runners must carry a water bottle or hydration system.
  • Please raise you mask over your nose and mouth while at the aid stations.
  • Maintain physical distance from others.
  • YOU, the RUNNER, will open the top of your water bottle (wide opening is best) and hold your bottle (or hydration bladder) open at arm’s length for the volunteer to fill from the water pitcher.
  • Volunteers will NOT take possession of your bottle or belongings.
  • Please do not place your belongings/ bottle tops, etc on the tables.
  • Hammer HEED electrolyte drink will be available in spaced out cups on the table. You can grab a cup (no volunteer hand ups) being mindful to only touch what you take.
  • Hammer Gel will be available at all aid stations spaced out on the table. Only one flavor per station is available to minimize unnecessary touching. You can grab a gel (no volunteer hand ups) being mindful to only touch what you take.
  • Dispose of trash directly into the trash can.

Aid Stations locations are noted below. 

5K Aid Station Locations: NO Aid for 2020

10K Aid Station Locations: Mile 2.2 (toilet) and 4.0 (toilet)

1/2 Marathon Aid Station Locations: Mile 2.2 (toilet),  4.5 (toilet access),  8.6 (toilet access),  and 10.9 (toilet).

*Calico Racing reserves the right to make modifications to the above aid stations as needed and appropriate.


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Schedule and Packet Pickup

SCHEDULE, slight changes may be made to these times.

Saturday October 17, 2020 (updated September 12)

GROUP 1:   7am:  HALF MARATHON

    • 6:30am: Participants can arrive to collect their race packets and prepare to race.
    • 7am: ½ Marathon start for those in the 7am group.
    • Finish line refreshments available and awards handed out as runners finish.
    • 9:59am: Last Runner crosses the finish line
    • 10am: Event area cleared of all non-staff members.
    • Staff to disinfect the area.

GROUP 2:   11am:  HALF MARATHON, 10K, and 5K

    • 10:30am: Participants can arrive to collect their race packets and prepare to race.
    • 11am: ½ Marathon, 10K, and 5K start for those in the 11am group.
    • Finish line refreshments available and awards handed out as runners finish.
    • 1:59pm: Last Runner crosses the finish line
    • 2pm: Event area cleared of all non-staff members.
    • Staff to disinfect the area.

GROUP 3:   3pm:  10K and 5K

    • 2:30pm: Participants can arrive to collect their race packets and prepare to race.
    • 3pm: ONLY 10K and 5K start for those in the 3pm group.
    • Finish line refreshments available and awards handed out as runners finish.
    • 4:59pm: Last Runner crosses the finish line
    • 5pm: Event area cleared of all non-staff members.
    • Staff to disinfect the area.

GROUP 4:   6pm:  HALF MARATHON, 10K, and 5K

    • 5:30pm: Participants can arrive to collect their race packets and prepare to race.
    • 6pm: ½ Marathon, 10K, and 5K start for those in the 6pm group.
    • Finish line refreshments available and awards handed out as runners finish.
    • 9:29pm: Last Runner crosses the finish line
    • 9:30pm: Event area cleared of all non-staff members.

**Sunset is at 6:00pm**

** All runners IN THE 6PM GROUP are REQUIRED to wear a 360 degree reflective vest AND carry a handheld flashlight or wear a headlamp. A 360 degree reflective vest can be pre-purchased for $9 during the registration process and will be collected with your race packet. If you have one of your own you may wear that instead, but it must be a 360 degree reflective vest. Nathan Sports has several items to choose from. We encourage you to additionally maximize your visibility with ankle or arm bands.

ET'16 reflective vest


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Parking

NEW FOR 2020 ONLY

PARKING

**2020 Parking will be at/ near the start/ finish line at the EXIT of the Scenic Drive, located along Highway 159. Please follow the parking volunteers' directions. See DIRECTIONS below.


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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.

The Las Vegas McCarran Airport is located within 10 minutes of "The Strip", and ~30 minutes to Red Rock Canyon.

** For those traveling from out of town- FOR 2020 there is NO bus transportation from The Strip to Red Rock Canyon. Please see "Directions".  A few taxis or ride shares may take you out there. It is highly recommended to rent a car.


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Spectators

2020 Spectators:  Due to strict gathering limits no spectators may gather at the start finish line.  Alternatively, a loved one may DROP you at the start line, then leave the event, only to return within 15 minutes of your anticipated finish time. THIS IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND A PERMIT REQUIREMENT TO LIMIT GATHERING NUMBERS. Spectators are also required to follow mandated mask requirements to be communicated with runners in the "Final Details" document during race week with the most up to date information.

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, shade, and necessities, 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.

AWARDS FOR 2020 (Several Small Group "Covid race format") 

All groups and distances will be eligible for the following award placings (i.e. NOT combined with other start times; so for example the 7am 1/2 marathon will have its own awards; the 11am 1/2 marathon its own; etc). The below distribution of awards allows for 44 award winners over a total of 180 runners (24%); versus our usual race set up which allows for 68 total awards with ~350 runners (19%). The distribution of awards is reflective of the number of registered athletes per distance per time slot. I hope you find this fair as we navigate through the required race format changes.

7am 1/2 Marathon: Overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

11am 1/2 Marathon: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

11am 10K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

11am 5K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

3pm 10K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

3pm 5K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

6pm 1/2 Marathon: Overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

6pm 10K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

6pm 5K: Overall Male and Female 1st place. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for grand masters, which is male and female age 50+ 1st place.

NOTE: All 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

Planned future event dates for Twilight Red Rock ½ Marathon, 10K, and 5K:

  1. October 16, 2021
  2. October 15, 2022

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Hotels

Hotels closest to Red Rock Canyon:

  • Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
  • Suncoast Hotel and Casino
  • JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Las Vegas Red Rock/ Summerlin

Camping is available in a designated camp ground near Red Rock Canyon, roughly 5 miles from the start/ finish. The campgrounds are accessed off highway 159 (Charleston) and Moenkopi Road. Camping is available on a first come first served basis and offers basic bathroom facilities (I don't think showers are available). 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site max. Exact change only for self serve check in. A camp host is on site.

Red Rock Canyon Campground single sites to move to national reservation system LAS VEGAS – Visitors may reserve single campground sites at Red Rock Canyon Campground online or by phone for visits starting in 2019. Beginning October 15, 2018, Red Rock Canyon Campsite reservations for camping dates from January 1, 2019, and beyond can be made at http://www.recreation.gov, or by calling the national reservation hotline 1-877-444-677. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance but not less than 48 hours of the desired arrival date. Camping rates have not changed and are $20 per night for the standard and RV sites, $10 for the walk-to sites, and $60 for the group sites. Currently, only the seven large group campsites at Red Rock Canyon Campground are on the online reservation system; however, 66 of the 80 single campsites will be available on the system for camping starting January 1, 2019. The remaining 14 campsites will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

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Directions

DIRECTIONS:

*Red Rock Canyon is roughly 30 minutes from downtown and "the strip" and within 10- 45 minutes of most residential areas of the valley.

All race distances start and finish at the EXIT of the scenic drive, along Highway 159. *Drop offs should be 2 minutes or less.*

From the Las Vegas Valley: I-215 beltway to Charleston Blvd. Exit WEST and continue on Charleston/ 159 heading west. After ~5 miles you will pass the toll entrance on your right.  Continue straight another 2 miles along Highway 159. You will see a dirt lot at the exit of the scenic drive- this is 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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Contracted Bus

NOT OFFERED FOR 2020!! FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE BUS, CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR COMMUNICATION FROM THE RACE DIRECTOR AS I WILL ACCOMMODATE EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY.

The STRIP Bus Option: For those preferring to stay on The Las Vegas STRIP, contracted bus service is available! The cost is $30 round trip per person and includes race day packet pick up eligibility. You may also purchase SPECTATOR bus tickets for the same price. There are no "tickets"- but the driver will have a list of names of those who've paid for this service. Race day we will be awaiting your arrival at the start line with your packets.

The pick up location is at Bally's Hotel and Casino located at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Use the FLAMINGO ROAD side of the property to board the bus. Look for the contracted bus. This location is within walking distance to many Strip hotels or a few dollars taxi ride.

***If you are standing on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo, with Bally's Hotel on your right side, turn RIGHT and walk about 200' along Flamingo Road. There is an incline in the sidewalk to the bus loading area. The one way trip takes about 30-45 minutes via bus depending on traffic.

DEPARTURE from the Strip TO the race start:  4:15pm

RETURN DEPARTURES back to the Strip from the finish line: 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:20pm APPROX.

**This information is subject to slight changes, so please check back as the race gets closer *** If you would like to purchase a bus ticket, you can do so when you register online, or you can select that option on your mail in entry form.


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Gear Bags

GEAR BAGS

2020: Parking is right at/ near the start/ finish line, so you are encouraged to leave your belongings in your car.

For those who are being dropped off, 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 race.


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Desert Tortoise

DESERT TORTOISE

Please CLICK HERE to review the Desert Tortoise Information.  We are no longer required to have athletes sign the previous Desert Tortoise Waiver, but you will be required to abide by this information during the race. Your cooperation is appreciated and expected.


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Photos


Results

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