THE LAKE MEAD MARATHON
HALF MARATHON, 10k & 5K
Located entirely within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the run will start at Boulder Beach and lead you onto the paved River Mountain Loop Trail offering a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. This epic run will take you on a journey through time, with views of the largest man-made lake in US history. The January desert-temperatures and views of Lake Mead make this run a must-do!
Marathon (26.2 Miles), All runners will start at the Boulder Beach picnic area. Start with a gradual quarter mile climb until you turn right onto the River Mountain Loop Trail. 10K and 5K runners will cover rolling terrain until they reach their respective turnaround point, where they will retrace their steps back to the finish line. For Marathon and Half Marathon runners, the next few miles are a series of rolling paths and flat sections. Then a 1 mile long uphill climb that will lead to your first turnaround. You'll continue with another 1 mile downhill. Then miles 6.7 to mile 10 are a Loop Trail for a slight gain in elevation. At mile 10 continue straight, running past Boulder Beach. Climb 1.5 mile uphill, going past the entrance of the park before reaching the 2nd turnaround. Head back for 1.75 miles downhill, taking a right at mile 12.8 back to Boulder Beach's finish line. All marathon runners will complete 2 laps of this course. You will see the turnaround on the same road you started on. Do not veer into the finish line on your 1st lap.
Half Marathon (13.1Miles)
10K Course (6.2 Miles)
5K Course (3.1 Miles)
Start / Finish
Race Day Parking
Boulder Beach Picnic Area between the South and North Access Roads
Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV 89005
Race Venue & Parking
Non-annual park pass holders will be required to pay the national park entrance fee.
Remember to keep your valuables hidden/locked safely in your vehicles.
7:00am-8:30am: Race Day Packet Pick Up
7:55am: Brief talk from the Race Director for Marathon
8:00am: Start of the Marathon
8:30am: Start of the Half Marathon
8:35am: Start of the 10k
8:40am: Start of the 5k
9:30am: 5K Awards
9:45am: 10K Awards
10:30am: Half Marathon Awards
12:30pm: Marathon Awards
2:05pm: Course officially closes
Scenic, USATF sanctioned course
Early & Race Day Packet Pick-Up options
Accurately measured, clearly marked courses
Reliable, Accurate Results
Race Shirt, Finisher Medal & Digital Goodie Bag
Overall & Age Group Award Certificates & Prizes
Registration Not Available
The top 3 overall men and women in each distance will receive an award. Also, the top 3 in each age group will be awarded and presented with an award medal on the podium during the awards ceremony.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Volunteers under 13 years must have a parent or guardian accompanying them during their volunteer shift. Please email email@example.com to inquire about volunteering. Include your name, age, day & time availability, and any special requests.