Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.8
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.5
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
4.3
Majestically framing the west side of the valley, Red Rock Canyon is the most notable natural treasure in the Las Vegas area. Federally designated as a Backcountry Scenic Byway, the 13 mile paved scenic drive traverses some of the Mojave Desert’s most stunning vistas. Sandstone formations, desert vegetation, and wildlife … MORE
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Recent reviews

    jsnitko FIRST-TIMER '20

    This race was small and well organized. The course was very challenging with lots of long, steep climbs & downhills, but the scenery was worth it. The course was beautiful … MORE

    This race was small and well organized. The course was very challenging with lots of long, steep climbs & downhills, but the scenery was worth it. The course was beautiful with views of the mountains and red rocks. They do allow packet pick-up on race day. The only downside is the swag. The shirt and medal didn’t have the year on them. And that was the only swag. However they did have a variety of post race food including some soup which was a nice way to warm up after the race. I ran this for my Nevada race. I would recommend it to others!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    M_Sohaskey Jul 27, 2020 at 8:24pm

    Congrats, Jill! So glad you got to run one excellent marathon and color in one state this year before the world shut down. Red Rock really is a beautiful region,… MORE

    Congrats, Jill! So glad you got to run one excellent marathon and color in one state this year before the world shut down. Red Rock really is a beautiful region, I've enjoyed the shorter runs I've done through that area and would love to run this someday as well. Calico does a great job, I ran the ET Full Moon Marathon with them a few years ago. Thanks for your helpful review, and keep running strong! (And love your profile pic with your Boston medal, by the way — what a year to have run it!) LESS

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    mikelemaire FIRST-TIMER '16

    Chilly at the stars, long steady hill climbs,great race organization. The pick up at the casino was the only drawerback, you had to walk through a smokey air to get … MORE

    Chilly at the stars, long steady hill climbs,great race organization. The pick up at the casino was the only drawerback, you had to walk through a smokey air to get there.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    fbartschi REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Very Well Organized. It rained all day but race went off without a hitch (at least as far as I could see). Kind of a tough course but I look … MORE

    Very Well Organized. It rained all day but race went off without a hitch (at least as far as I could see). Kind of a tough course but I look forward to doing it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Cindy FIRST-TIMER '16

    Calico Racing shows they enjoy this as much as the runners by putting the multiple races on without major issues. First, it's just beautiful out at Red Rock to run. … MORE

    Calico Racing shows they enjoy this as much as the runners by putting the multiple races on without major issues. First, it’s just beautiful out at Red Rock to run. The full and half course is challenging with the 5k just plain fun. Although the slight incline at the finish always gets me. Great swag metals to finish plus bonus themed placement awards too. Towels and food at the end also a bonus!!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    TomInStPaul FIRST-TIMER '15

    I was looking for a 42K training run that fit my calendar and that I could wear shorts to run - Red Rock fit the bill. The location was just … MORE

    I was looking for a 42K training run that fit my calendar and that I could wear shorts to run – Red Rock fit the bill. The location was just breathless, as was I after running the hills. The race was small & seemed very much like a club run in terms of community — lots of conversation, lots of empathy, lots of good vibes — very much like a community event. Calico communications & logistics were flawless. The only drawback was using BLM land meant difficulty with spectators following the racers, but even there Calico arranged for transportation to the site for spectators. I really enjoyed this event!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    UKCathryn FIRST-TIMER '15

    Probably the most beautiful half I've ever done. It's situated in a gorgeous state park on a road which winds in a horseshoe shape. The views are always magnificent. However … MORE

    Probably the most beautiful half I’ve ever done. It’s situated in a gorgeous state park on a road which winds in a horseshoe shape. The views are always magnificent. However there’s a 5 mile hill to start with and an 8 mile downhill with some ‘rollers’ thrown in, so it’s not likely to be a PR effort. I felt that the hills were pretty runnable with some training. Plenty of aid stations, super-friendly volunteers. Pancakes at the finish line. GIANT medals and a really nice tech shirt. Packet pick up very easy at Sun Coast Casino. Great shuttle buses from the Sun Coast, which made race morning very easy. All in all, fantastic organization, a beautiful race and a great day. SO glad I didn’t do the 26.2.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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