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Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

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With the stunning surroundings of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, you won't be short of breathtaking views. With 4 different race distances, as well as a relay option, everyone can take part and experience this beautiful course.

How to enter the Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
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  4. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  5. Marathon Relay

    Run 42.2km
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Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K routes

The course:

From the edge of Lake Mead on Boulder Beach, you'll head uphill until joining the paved River Mountain Loop Trail, which will afford you some spectacular views. 10k and 5k runners will continue until their respective turning points and complete their out-and-back courses. Longer distance runners will continue on rolling paths, with a 1 mile climb followed by 1 mile back down again. There is then a 3.3 mile Loop Trail, which leads you back past Boulder Beach. Then you have another 1.5 mile climb, before going downhill for 1.75 miles and switching back towards the half marathon finish at Boulder's Beach. Marathon runners complete 2 laps of this course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Race tops
  • Goody bag
  • Chip timing
  • Fully-marked course
  • Snacks after the race
  • Awards:
    • 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women Overall in each distance
    • 1st/2nd/3rd Men and Women Over 50 in each distance
Raceday Logistics

Friday 10th January:

  • 15:00 - Packet pickup opens at McGhie's Ski Bike and Board, 19 S. Stephanie St Henderson, NV 89012
  • 18:00 - Packet pickup closes

Saturday 11th January:

  • 07:00 - Packet pickup opens at Boulder Beach Picnic Area
  • 07:55 - Pre-race briefing from Marathon Race Director
  • 08:00 - Marathon starts
  • 08:05 - 10k race starts
  • 08:30 - Half Marathon starts
  • 08:35 - 5k race starts
  • 09:00 - Prize-giving for 5k
  • 09:15 - Prize-giving for 10k
  • 09:15 - Packet pickup closes
  • 10:30 - Prize-giving for Half Marathon
  • 12:15 - Prize-giving for Marathon
  • 14:05 - Official closure of course
Kit List

Trail running shoes are not essential, but sturdy trainers are recommended above flat running shoes, since the terrain is mixed and uneven.


You are welcome to sign up to be a volunteer. If you are under 13, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout your shift. To volunteer or inquire, please get in touch with [email protected], including your contact details, age, and availability.


What will be stocked at the aid stations?

You will get water and Hammer Head electrolytes. There will be cups, but you can also bring your own bottles and refill them along the way.

Is there a cut-off for this race?

Yes, there is a 7-hour time limit to the race.

Can I enter on the day?

Yes, if there are still places available, you can enter on the day at an extra cost of $5.

Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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