Borrowing from our past, Moonlight Madness was the name of the original Desert Dash trail race over 10 years ago, and we're excited to resurrect the name for a half marathon under the sky of a full moon in beautiful Cottoonwood Valley.
Join us for our inaugural running of this blast-from-the-past, limited to just 150 entries. Moonlight Madness is a fast race course taking place on the mildly- to moderately-technical trails of the south side of Cottonwood Valley in the Red Rock NCA on trails such as Dead Horse Loop and Satan's Escalator.
How to enter the Moonlight Madness
- Run 13.1mi
Moonlight Madness route
13.1 miles, 1550 ft of vertical climb
The Half Marathon starts along Badger Pass Loop before cutting across to a steady climb up Dead Horse Loop to Satan's Escalator (a short, tough climb). The reward after several miles of climbing is some very fast, non-technical trail leading to stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip from the Wilson Tank overlook, followed by returning down Dead Horse Loop and Red Canyon/3-Mile Smile back to the finish.
Moonlight Madness weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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