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Las Vegas St Patrick's Day Run

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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a race along the Historic Railroad Trail. A Scottish Bagpiper will lead you to the start, where you'll head through the iconic tunnels towards Hoover Dam. There are plenty of race options to choose from so the whole family can get involved.

How to enter the Las Vegas St Patrick's Day Run

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 12K

    Run 12km
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
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  4. 1 Mile Stroll

    Run 1mi
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  5. Half Marathon Relay

    Run 21.1km
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Las Vegas St Patrick's Day Run routes

18 miles away from Las Vegas, this race provides stunning views, including over Lake Mead, which is the USA's largest man-made lake. Running through the National Recreation Area, you'll take in some historic sites along the way.

Half Marathon

Starting at the trailhead of the historic Railroad, you begin with a 2mile out-and-back west before then joining the Railroad Trail. You will pass through the 6 tunnels used in the 1930s during the construction of the Hoover Dam, before the turnaround point at the dam itself. You then retrace your steps to the finish line.

12K/7.17 Mile Run

Head east from the Railroad Trailhead, passing through the 6 tunnels until the turning point and head back towards the finish line.

5K/3.1 Mile Course

This is an out-and-back route for 1.55 miles.

1 Mile Stroll

This is an out-and-back route for 0.5 miles.

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 for all age categories in each distance
Raceday Logistics

Venue: Historic Railroad Trailhead, which is across 93 from Hoover Dam Lodge, 18000 US 93 Boulder City, NV 89005

Friday 13th December:

  • 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 14th December:

  • 06:00 - Packet pickup opens at Hoover Dam Lodge Parking Lot
  • 07:30 - Half Marathon starts
  • 07:35 - 12k race starts
  • 07:40 - Packet pickup closes
  • 07:45 - 5K race and 1 Mile Stroll start
  • 08:00 - Snacks will be available
  • 08:15 - Prize-giving begins
  • 09:00 - Pick up for T-Shirts/Shirt Swap opens at the results trailer
  • 10:00 - Prize-giving finishes
  • 10:30 - Course closes
Kit List

Trail running shoes are not essential, but sturdy trainers are recommended above flat running shoes, since the terrain is mixed and uneven. Don't forget to dress up in green to celebrate St Patrick's Day.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
Where is the race car park?
The race day car park will be at Hoover Dam Lodge Overflow Lot, 18000 US 93 Boulder City, NV 89005.
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Las Vegas St Patrick's Day Run weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 16mph

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