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Moonlight Madness

Run 13.1mi

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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

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Standard Entries
    $65
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Moonlight Madness route

Half Marathon Course
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.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics
Packet pickup will be only be available at the start/finish area prior to the race, from 5:30pm – 6:45pm.


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Moonlight Madness weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

105°F
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81°F
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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