Saturday, November 16 2013

Valley of Fire Marathon

Description

The Valley of Fire Half Marathon, 10k and 5k all happen in the incredibly beautiful and unique Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada; located only 6 miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via I-15. The race route will be CLOSED TO CARS for the first 3.5 hours of the race.

Valley of Fire State Park is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The Valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Bring the whole family and enjoy hiking, picnicking and photography. The park offers a full-scale visitor center with extensive interpretive displays.
Entry for Half Marathon includes: Chip timing, tech t-shirt, finisher medal, awards and prizes to top finishers, great support along the route and a chance to run on one of the most beautiful and challenging race courses in the country!

Entry for 10K and 5K includes all of the above except the tech t-shirt, which is available for a small add-on fee during registration.

Please note: We can only guarantee t-shirts and finisher medals at the event for folks who sign up no later than October 16th. These items must be ordered well in advance of the race. We don’t want to over-order because instead of getting stuck with extra inventory, we’d much rather make larger donations to our favorite charities!

FEES:

Entry fee does not include the $10 parking fee which will be paid directly to the Park at the entrance gate when you drive in. Please bring the $10 in cash to help move things along at the entrance gate.
Entry fees for the 2013 Valley of Fire Half Marathon are as follows*:

Half Marathon – $70 until 7/15; $75 from 7/16-11/13; $80 thereafter.

10K – $40 until 7/15; $45 from 7/16-11/13; $50 thereafter.

5K – $30 until 7/15; $35 from 7/16-11/13; $40 thereafter.

PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO SIGN UP.
T-shirts and medals must be ordered six weeks to one month pre-race. Because this is a charity fundraiser, we think it’s better to donate more money than to over-order shirts and medals in anticipation of potential last-minute sign-ups. If you’re not on the roster by October 16th we can’t guarantee you’ll receive a shirt or medal.  Also, the Valley of Fire is a remote location and there’s no place nearby to get food or water if tons of folks show up at the last minute. We simply can’t guess as to how many will sign up late.

Early registration closes Wednesday, November 13th at 5pm Mountain Time.

From 5pm November 13th through midnight Friday, November 15th, we’ll accept reservations for late entries. When you reserve a spot there is no payment option online. You must come to packet pickup with your confirmation email and entry fee (including late fee) in cash only.  We are unable to accept checks or credit cards for late entries. ABSOLUTELY NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION WITHOUT A RESERVATION!

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