Beginner Friendly Running Events in Henderson

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JUN15
Glow Worm 5K Fun Run & 1-mile Run/Walk

On your mark, Get set, GLOW! Light up Equestrian Trail with glow-in-the-dark attire during this special night run or walk. Enjoy the cool night air while you run or walk under the stars. A flashlight or headlamp is recommended.

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Glow Worm 5K Fun Run & 1-mile Run/Walk

Henderson, NV, USAView event
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On your mark, Get set, GLOW! Light up Equestrian Trail with glow-in-the-dark attire during this special night run or walk. Enjoy the cool night air while you run or walk under the stars. A flashlight or headlamp is recommended.

$35
Glow Worm 5K Fun Run & 1-mile Run/Walk
JUN15
Bootleg Beatdown
Boulder City, NV, United States

Covering the toughest trails available, this is the ultimate Bootleg Canyon challenge! Traverse the most technical trails and toughest climbs as you test your legs and your resolve.

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Bootleg Beatdown

River Mountains Loop Trail, Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
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Covering the toughest trails available, this is the ultimate Bootleg Canyon challenge! Traverse the most technical trails and toughest climbs as you test your legs and your resolve.

$55 - $75
Bootleg Beatdown
JUL4
4th of July 5K Blast!

Start off your 4th of July celebrations with a beautiful 5K run! This event will take place at Floyd Lamb Park, an oasis in the desert of northwest Las Vegas. Run with shaded trees, geese, and beautiful wildlife. We are sure it will be an adventure!

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4th of July 5K Blast!

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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Start off your 4th of July celebrations with a beautiful 5K run! This event will take place at Floyd Lamb Park, an oasis in the desert of northwest Las Vegas. Run with shaded trees, geese, and beautiful wildlife. We are sure it will be an adventure!

$35
4th of July 5K Blast!
AUG3
Legends of Cross Country 5K

The Legends of Cross Country course includes smooth, crushed rock and grass. The course starts and finishes in the grass on the east side of Sunset Park and includes three (3) laps around the pond at Sunset Park. The finish is flat and fast with great visibility as you approach the finish line. The fastest 5K times of the year for Las Vegas are most often produced during the Legends of Cross Country.

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Legends of Cross Country 5K

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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The Legends of Cross Country course includes smooth, crushed rock and grass. The course starts and finishes in the grass on the east side of Sunset Park and includes three (3) laps around the pond at Sunset Park. The finish is flat and fast with great visibility as you approach the finish line. The fastest 5K times of the year for Las Vegas are most often produced during the Legends of Cross Country.

$40
Legends of Cross Country 5K
OCT26
Halloween Half Las Vegas

Just the most fun you can have at a half marathon and 5K! This Halloween themed half marathon and 5K will get you pumped for the holiday and give you a chance to try your most ghoulish moves out on the course.

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Halloween Half Las Vegas

116 E Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015, USAView event
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Just the most fun you can have at a half marathon and 5K! This Halloween themed half marathon and 5K will get you pumped for the holiday and give you a chance to try your most ghoulish moves out on the course.

$24.99 - $44.99
Halloween Half Las Vegas
OCT19
Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

You better run for your life when things go bump in the night. The living dead and everything ghoulish invades Henderson for another fright. Try and survive the apocalypse by using your brains (pun intended) and disguises to outsmart hungry zombies along the 3.1-mile trail. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 5 and up.

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Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

Averys, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074, USAView event
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You better run for your life when things go bump in the night. The living dead and everything ghoulish invades Henderson for another fright. Try and survive the apocalypse by using your brains (pun intended) and disguises to outsmart hungry zombies along the 3.1-mile trail. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 5 and up.

$15 - $25
Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk
SEP14
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Las Vegas

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

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St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Las Vegas

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

$10 - $20
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Las Vegas
SEP29
Vegas Strong 5K

As we come together again for this annual event, we will commemorate the second anniversary of One October and remember those who lost their lives. We will run and walk in their memory and in honor of the survivors and the first responders. We will never forget!

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Vegas Strong 5K

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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As we come together again for this annual event, we will commemorate the second anniversary of One October and remember those who lost their lives. We will run and walk in their memory and in honor of the survivors and the first responders. We will never forget!

$40
Vegas Strong 5K
NOV16
Color Me Kind 5K & 1 Mile

Help spread kindness with a splash of color with the return of our Color Me Kind 5K and 1-mile Walk. The paint run allows participants to be doused with a different color at each kilometer to create a kaleidoscope of fun. Everyone receives their own color packets, giving them a chance to sprinkle a little more kindness along the route. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 5 and up.

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Color Me Kind 5K & 1 Mile

860 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89014, USAView event
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From the organiser

Help spread kindness with a splash of color with the return of our Color Me Kind 5K and 1-mile Walk. The paint run allows participants to be doused with a different color at each kilometer to create a kaleidoscope of fun. Everyone receives their own color packets, giving them a chance to sprinkle a little more kindness along the route. All fitness levels are welcome. Ages 5 and up.

$15 - $25
Color Me Kind 5K & 1 Mile
OCT26
Pumpkinman 10K & 5K Run
Boulder City, NV, United States

Celebrate Halloween early at the Pumpkinman 10K and 5K Run on Saturday, October 26th in Boulder City! Wear a costume (or not) and race the streets of Boulder City with your favorite race company. The run course will be fully supported, with aid stations, volunteers and on-course restrooms. The festive finish line at Wilbur Square will feature music, awards, a costume contest, food and more!

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Pumpkinman 10K & 5K Run

Wilbur Square, Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
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Celebrate Halloween early at the Pumpkinman 10K and 5K Run on Saturday, October 26th in Boulder City! Wear a costume (or not) and race the streets of Boulder City with your favorite race company. The run course will be fully supported, with aid stations, volunteers and on-course restrooms. The festive finish line at Wilbur Square will feature music, awards, a costume contest, food and more!

$40 - $50
Pumpkinman 10K & 5K Run
OCT12
Teddy Bear Run

Join us for the annual Teddy Bear Run in aid of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF).

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Teddy Bear Run

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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Join us for the annual Teddy Bear Run in aid of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF).

$20 - $30
Teddy Bear Run
OCT26
Hallowrock 10K/5K

Ready for some Halloween fun?? Get those ghoulish costumes and witchs hats on and come on out for our annual event! Prizes for scariest and most unique costumes!

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Hallowrock 10K/5K

Las Vegas, NV, USAView event
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Ready for some Halloween fun?? Get those ghoulish costumes and witchs hats on and come on out for our annual event! Prizes for scariest and most unique costumes!

$20 - $37
Hallowrock 10K/5K
NOV2
Marines Memorial Run Of Southern Nevada

In honor of Veterans Day and the Marine Corps Birthday, we are proud to announce our 4th Annual Marines' Memorial 5K/1M Run/Walk. This event supports the Devil Pups Program of Southern Nevada. We have partnered with Eventure & HowDoYou5K, a professional events planning group, to produce our most organized run yet. We will conduct a one-mile, run/walk as well as our 5K course. In addition, we will have sponsor displays, a Marine Corps static equipment display, complimentary refreshments, entertainment and our traditional cutting of the Marine Corps Birthday Cake.

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Marines Memorial Run Of Southern Nevada

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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From the organiser

In honor of Veterans Day and the Marine Corps Birthday, we are proud to announce our 4th Annual Marines' Memorial 5K/1M Run/Walk. This event supports the Devil Pups Program of Southern Nevada. We have partnered with Eventure & HowDoYou5K, a professional events planning group, to produce our most organized run yet. We will conduct a one-mile, run/walk as well as our 5K course. In addition, we will have sponsor displays, a Marine Corps static equipment display, complimentary refreshments, entertainment and our traditional cutting of the Marine Corps Birthday Cake.

$25 - $35
Marines Memorial Run Of Southern Nevada
NOV16
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon

The Rock ‘n’ Roll running and music festival has closed down the famous 'Strip' for this out and back run. This party is perfect for everyone looking for a unique opportunity to experience Vegas in a different light. Don't miss out on the medal, t-shirt and, of course, post-race parties.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon

15 Frank Sinatra Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USAView event
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The Rock ‘n’ Roll running and music festival has closed down the famous 'Strip' for this out and back run. This party is perfect for everyone looking for a unique opportunity to experience Vegas in a different light. Don't miss out on the medal, t-shirt and, of course, post-race parties.
$62 - $152
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
NOV28
Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Las Vegas Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 12K, 5K Run & 1 Mile Stroll
Boulder City, NV, United States

Start your Thanksgiving Day morning at the Las Vegas Turkey Trot in historic Boulder City. Before the big game and family feast, enjoy a beautiful morning run with hundreds of runners. Its an event the whole family will enjoy, with distances from 1 Mile to Half Marathon! This race is historic and scenic. Taking place at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which is approximately 18 miles from Las Vegas and boasts amazing views as the largest man-made lake in the US. During the race, you'll run on the Historic Railroad Trail, part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and National Park.

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Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Las Vegas Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 12K, 5K Run & 1 Mile Stroll

Arizona @ California (W), Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
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From the organiser

Start your Thanksgiving Day morning at the Las Vegas Turkey Trot in historic Boulder City. Before the big game and family feast, enjoy a beautiful morning run with hundreds of runners. Its an event the whole family will enjoy, with distances from 1 Mile to Half Marathon! This race is historic and scenic. Taking place at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which is approximately 18 miles from Las Vegas and boasts amazing views as the largest man-made lake in the US. During the race, you'll run on the Historic Railroad Trail, part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and National Park.

$20
Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Las Vegas Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 12K, 5K Run & 1 Mile Stroll
NOV16
Valley of Fire Backcountry

Stunning course in the Mojave Desert's color country! Run the backcountry trails of Valley of Fire State Park and get up close and personal with sandstone formations in this autumn desert oasis!

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Valley of Fire Backcountry

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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Stunning course in the Mojave Desert's color country! Run the backcountry trails of Valley of Fire State Park and get up close and personal with sandstone formations in this autumn desert oasis!

$40
Valley of Fire Backcountry
NOV2
Red Rock SAR 5k

The 3rd Annual Red Rock Search and Rescue 5k and 1-mile fun run is an opportunity for the community to come out and help support Red Rock Search and Rescue (RRSAR). Bring the entire family and enjoy a wonderful event at a great location.

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Red Rock SAR 5k

628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, USAView event
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The 3rd Annual Red Rock Search and Rescue 5k and 1-mile fun run is an opportunity for the community to come out and help support Red Rock Search and Rescue (RRSAR). Bring the entire family and enjoy a wonderful event at a great location.

$25 - $35
Red Rock SAR 5k
FEB15
Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run

Join BBSC and participate in this festive Las Vegas Run! Enjoy a beautiful desert sunrise and crisp morning temperatures while you run the River Mountain Loop Trail from Equestrian Park. Enjoy views of the Strip from a distance, and wear your Mardi Gras attire for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest. Race in the Half Marathon distance and enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic rolling trails.

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Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run

1241 Equestrian Dr, Henderson, NV 89002, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join BBSC and participate in this festive Las Vegas Run! Enjoy a beautiful desert sunrise and crisp morning temperatures while you run the River Mountain Loop Trail from Equestrian Park. Enjoy views of the Strip from a distance, and wear your Mardi Gras attire for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest. Race in the Half Marathon distance and enjoy 13.1 miles of scenic rolling trails.

$30
Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run
JAN1
Revolution Run

Kick off your New Years Eve celebration by participating in Triple Dare Runnings 10K/5K/1M Revolution Run! Our Revolution Run is a fast, 10K/5K/1M traversing Kellogg-Zaher Park, the Bonanza Trail, and Bill Briare Park, right here in Las Vegas, just 20 minutes from the Strip! This is a great race for walkers and runners alike, and strollers are welcome. Bring your friends, family, and/or running group! The race begins at noon so theres plenty of time afterward to get ready for the rest of your evening festivities. Finishers will get a shirt and a finishers award. Cap off the old year with a race and get your New Year off to the right start!

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Revolution Run

7901 W Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89128, USAView event
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Kick off your New Years Eve celebration by participating in Triple Dare Runnings 10K/5K/1M Revolution Run! Our Revolution Run is a fast, 10K/5K/1M traversing Kellogg-Zaher Park, the Bonanza Trail, and Bill Briare Park, right here in Las Vegas, just 20 minutes from the Strip! This is a great race for walkers and runners alike, and strollers are welcome. Bring your friends, family, and/or running group! The race begins at noon so theres plenty of time afterward to get ready for the rest of your evening festivities. Finishers will get a shirt and a finishers award. Cap off the old year with a race and get your New Year off to the right start!

$25 - $40
Revolution Run
MAR21
Labor of Love Races

Commencing at an elevation of roughly 4500 feet, runners will experience high desert vegetation to include Joshua Trees, Pinion-Juniper, Mountain Rose, Sagebrush, and a relatively lush Toiyabe National Forest not commonly associated with Las Vegas. The road twists and turns thru the canyon; a true treasure of the Spring Mountains N.R.A. enjoying temperatures ~10 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley.

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Labor of Love Races

160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
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From the organiser

Commencing at an elevation of roughly 4500 feet, runners will experience high desert vegetation to include Joshua Trees, Pinion-Juniper, Mountain Rose, Sagebrush, and a relatively lush Toiyabe National Forest not commonly associated with Las Vegas. The road twists and turns thru the canyon; a true treasure of the Spring Mountains N.R.A. enjoying temperatures ~10 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley.

$35 - $90
Labor of Love Races
MAR7
Trail Trashed Ultra

Come TRASH those trail legs at this exciting and challenging race series! The race starts at the beautiful Hidden Falls Park and continues onto the Amargosa and Sloan Canyon trail systems. This trail system begins at around 2400 feet elevation, and parts of the 50 miler hit at around 3200 feet in elevation. Many of the trails in this race will be raced on for the first time with us! The terrain is varied, with wide groomed trails and challenging single-track. The views are spectacular: mountains, valleys, and the Las Vegas Strip!

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Trail Trashed Ultra

754 Solitude Point Ave, Henderson, NV 89012, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come TRASH those trail legs at this exciting and challenging race series! The race starts at the beautiful Hidden Falls Park and continues onto the Amargosa and Sloan Canyon trail systems. This trail system begins at around 2400 feet elevation, and parts of the 50 miler hit at around 3200 feet in elevation. Many of the trails in this race will be raced on for the first time with us! The terrain is varied, with wide groomed trails and challenging single-track. The views are spectacular: mountains, valleys, and the Las Vegas Strip!

$19 - $99
Trail Trashed Ultra

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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