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    XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K
    Sat 17th Aug
    Incline Village, NV, United States
    $11 - $50
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    XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K

    Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village, NV 89451, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe Offroad Triathlon. The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.

    This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants.

    Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years.

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    Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
    Sat 7th Dec
    Laughlin, NV, United States
    $45 - $110
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    Run Laughlin Half Marathon, 5K & 10K

    1669 S Casino Dr, Laughlin, NV 89029, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race crisp and clear, with high temperatures in the high 60s and visibility for miles.

    The Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.

    This Race delivers a downhill yet challenging course, amazing sights such Lake Mohave, running alongside the Colorado River, an opportunity to traverse the Davis Dam into Arizona and back.

    The post race party is hosted at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino steps away from Vegas-style Casino Gaming action, live shows, fine dining, night clubs and so much more!

    Your non-running support team will find off-roading, championship golf, hiking, ghost towns, concerts, and a variety of other excursions.

    Join us for an unforgettable Race + Vacation experience where you'll run:

    Two States, Two Time Zones, One DAM Great Race!

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    $25 - $35
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    Taco Run 5k

    Yosemite Rd, Fresno, CA 93720, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Please join Home Blessing Foundation at their 2nd Annual Taco Run. All proceeds raised will go to help homeless families. Bring the entire family, families running for families in need!! Lets have some fun and make a difference in our community! Sponsorships are available for groups of 10 or more and the team will be able to pick their own color for the run.

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    Poverello House Run for Meals
    Sat 1st Jun
    $30
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    Poverello House Run for Meals

    Fresno-Clovis Rail-Trail, Fresno, CA 93720, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us on June 2nd at Woodward Park to support the work Poverello House provides to those in need. Bring your family and friends to participate in the 6th Annual Run for Meals 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk. All proceeds will benefit Poverello House to continue to provide vital services for the poor, hungry and homeless. Any way you choose to contribute will make a difference. Please come to join the fun.

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    5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness
    Sat 8th Jun
    $20 - $30
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    5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness

    Woodward Park, Fresno, CA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Central California Asthma Collaborative would like to welcome all to the 6th Annual 5K Bubble Fun Run for Asthma Awareness! This event is a great opportunity for local community members to join together and show their support in the fight against asthma and other respiratory diseases. Every stride supports family, friends, and others who are directly affected by this disease. It is our hopes that we can all gather together to build a healthier community. Every individual should have the opportunity to run without limitations. Help raise awareness for health disparities by coming out to this spectacular community event!

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    Glow Worm 5K Fun Run & 1-mile Run/Walk
    Sat 15th Jun
    $35
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    Glow Worm 5K Fun Run & 1-mile Run/Walk

    Henderson, NV, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Bootleg Beatdown
    Sat 15th Jun
    Boulder City, NV, United States
    $55 - $75
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    Bootleg Beatdown

    River Mountains Loop Trail, Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    4th of July 5K Blast!
    Thu 4th Jul
    $35
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    4th of July 5K Blast!

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

    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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    Legends of Cross Country 5K
    Sat 3rd Aug
    $40
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    Legends of Cross Country 5K

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

    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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    MIGUEL REYES ELITE/OPEN 5K RUN
    Sun 4th Aug
    $35
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    MIGUEL REYES ELITE/OPEN 5K RUN

    Mountain View Shelter, Woodward Park, 40202001T, Fresno, CA 93720, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A fun, competitive race in memory of a great person, runner and friend Miguel Reyes from Fresno, who passed away in 2015. Join his family, co-workers and friends participate in a cross-country event.

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    St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Las Vegas
    Sat 14th Sep
    $10 - $20
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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
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Vegas Strong 5K
    Sun 29th Sep
    $40
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    Vegas Strong 5K

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

    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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    Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk
    Sat 19th Oct
    $15 - $25
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    Zombie Run 5K & 1 Mile Walk

    Averys, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Halloween Half Las Vegas
    Sat 26th Oct
    $24.99 - $44.99
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    Halloween Half Las Vegas

    116 E Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Pumpkinman 10K & 5K Run
    Sat 26th Oct
    Boulder City, NV, United States
    $40 - $50
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    Pumpkinman 10K & 5K Run

    Wilbur Square, Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Marines Memorial Run Of Southern Nevada
    Sat 2nd Nov
    $25 - $35
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    Marines Memorial Run Of Southern Nevada

    160 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USAView event
    About the event
    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.

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    $25 - $35
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    Red Rock SAR 5k

    628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    $35 - $105
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    Two Cities Marathon & Half

    Yosemite Rd, Fresno, CA 93720, USAView event
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    Take your pick of a marathon and two half marathons across Fresno and Clovis. Runners of all stripes will enjoy the half marathons, and the pan-flat marathon is ideal for PR chasers. Come for goodies galore (pullover, t-shirt, medal) and enjoy the post-race Michelob Ultra beer garden.

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    Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon
    Sat 16th Nov
    $62 - $152
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    Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon

    15 Frank Sinatra Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USAView event
    About the event

    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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    Color Me Kind 5K & 1 Mile
    Sat 16th Nov
    $15 - $25
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    Color Me Kind 5K & 1 Mile

    860 Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89014, USAView event
    About the event
    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.

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    $40 - $95
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    Bakersfield Marathon

    CSUB, Bakersfield, CA 93311, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 4th Annual Bakersfield Marathon is a USATF-certified full marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K taking place on November 17th, 2019.

    This annual, world-class event features the starting line, finish line and celebration on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. Participants will run through dozens of iconic neighborhoods including the Stockdale Financial District, Oleander, Downtown Bakersfield, Westchester, Kern County Museum, La Cresta, Bakersfield College and finally along the striking Panorama Bluffs before returning to the finish line along the scenic Kern River Parkway.

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    Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam Las Vegas Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 12K, 5K Run & 1 Mile Stroll
    Thu 28th Nov
    Boulder City, NV, United States
    $20
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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
    About the event
    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.

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    Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots
    Sat 14th Dec
    $30
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    Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots

    604 E Cortland Ave, Fresno, CA 93704, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Registration for this annual event down the World famed Christmas Tree Lane has opened. Each year the event welcomes 3,000+ participants and is fast becoming a family annual tradition and raising toys and cash for the Toys for Tots campaign.

    Let it SNOW! We are very excited to announce that we can predict snow at our Start and Finish line! Thats correct, we have the same technology that Disneyland deploys to bring snow to Christmas Tree Lane!

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    $25 - $40
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    Revolution Run

    7901 W Washington Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89128, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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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    Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run
    Sat 15th Feb
    $30
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    Mardi Gras Masquerade Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run

    1241 Equestrian Dr, Henderson, NV 89002, USAView event
    About the event
    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.

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    Sierra to the Sea

    Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, United StatesView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Sierra to the Sea is a scenic and challenging 8-day California bicycle and camping tour.We ride again this year from Lake Tahoe, cross the Sierra Nevada, then traverse the Sacramento, Route Thumbnail Napa and Russian River Valleys, to the Pacific Coast. The tour finishes with a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and a picnic in Golden Gate Park.

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    Huntington Lake “China Peak” Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K
    Sat 15th Jun
    Lakeshore, CA, United States
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    Huntington Lake “China Peak” Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K

    62804 Huntington Lake Rd, Lakeshore, CA 93634, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Huntington Lake Triathlon is a fun and challenging race in an incredible location: China Peak Resort. This event features a lake swim in Huntington Lake, a challenging road bike course, and a high altitude run finishes the race. Each athlete registered for the Huntington Lake Triathlon will receive a custom t-shirt, athlete goody bag, swim cap, post-race meal, and be eligible for raffle prizes and race awards three-deep in each division. Take the weekend and come up and enjoy this fun event with your family.

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