Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
3.7
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.7
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
3
All within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Lake Mead Marathon will start at Boulder Beach and lead you onto the paved Mountain Loop Trail. This run will take you on an epic journey up a mountainous paved trail. The course is continual rolling hills with some long (about a … MORE
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    edwardsaiz88 FIRST-TIMER '20

    There was about 60 or so competitors in the Marathon. Definitely not the course to go for a personal best, but I used it for a training opportunity to get … MORE

    There was about 60 or so competitors in the Marathon. Definitely not the course to go for a personal best, but I used it for a training opportunity to get miles in and fight through fatigue the last 10k.
    You do the course twice for the marathon, and there’s about a 400 foot climb or so in about 2.5 miles that’s very steep and very challenging. But once you hit the top you’re treated with views of the Lake.
    Course aid was well stocked with water, gels, and electroyte support, but unfortunately, not much fan support.
    Either way, a fun a race to get some miles in and enjoy the epic views of Lake Mead.
    $25 entry fee to enter the Lake Mead National Rec Area.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    BrianYowler FIRST-TIMER '20

    Very small race on a combination of paved and gravel paths. The half-marathon course consists of 2 out-and-backs. Full marathoners repeat that course twice. There is a very long 2-mile … MORE

    Very small race on a combination of paved and gravel paths. The half-marathon course consists of 2 out-and-backs. Full marathoners repeat that course twice. There is a very long 2-mile hill on the course, so this isn’t a PR race. However, the views of Lake Mead are incredible, as well as the 4 tunnels that you run through. Furthermore, the small size of this race make logistics, parking, bathrooms, etc. super easy. I HIGHLY recommend this race, especially if you are looking for a Nevada marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    Joerobe FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race is run on a trail that is partially paved and partially screened fines. There was some confusion about the correct route, so about half of the marathon runners … MORE

    This race is run on a trail that is partially paved and partially screened fines. There was some confusion about the correct route, so about half of the marathon runners took a wrong turn on the first loop. Aid stations were frequent and well stocked.

    *A national park entry fee of $20 is required if you don’t have a pass, so be forewarned.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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