The Las Vegas Turkey Trot

Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam

Half Marathon, 12k, 5k Run & 1 Mile Stroll

 

Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, 2020

Historic Railroad Trail, Boulder City, NV

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Race Description

Far in the distance, away from the bright lights of the Strip, the Las Vegas Turkey Trot, now in its 10th year, runs along an old railroad line through Lake Mead Recreation Area. Runners pass through the Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam—a landmark that’s often depicted on the finisher’s medal. Age group prizes and the custom overall awards are just as unique as the course terrain. Choose your distance, from half marathon, 12K, 5K, or 1-mile— and run or walk the Historic Railroad Trail on Thanksgiving morning. Every distance showcases views of Lake Mead, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

Note: There is a short walk to the start line. There is no parking at the start/finish line location. Parking will be located at the Hoover Dam Lodge. We encourage participants to carpool with friends and family.

Course Maps

Half Marathon (13.1 Miles), Begin on the Historic Railroad Trail and run WEST for 2 miles before turning around and coming back the way you came. Continue onto the Historic Railroad Trail going through the 6 tunnels until you reach the turnaround at the Hoover Dam, at which point you will head back to the finish line at the trailhead parking lot.

12K Run (7.17 Miles), Begin on the Historic Railroad Trail and run east, continue through the 6 tunnels until you reach the turnaround, at which point you will head back to the finish line at the trailhead parking lot.

5K Course (3.1 Miles), Begin on the Historic Railroad Trail and run east on for 1.55 miles and then head back the same way you came to the finish line at the trailhead parking lot.

1 Mile Stroll, Start on the Historic Railroad Trail and walk east, with sweeping views of Lake Mead. It won't be long until you turnaround and head to the finish line at the trailhead parking lot. 

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be stocked with water and Hammer Heed. Fluids will be available in cups, though the aid stations will be happy to refill your own water bottle as well should you chose to carry one.

Photo taken by Kevin Youngblood, KevLV Photgraphy

Race Day Packet Pick-Up, Parking and Walking to the Start
There is no athlete or spectator parking at Historic Railroad Trailhead. 
The start line and finish line locations are NOT in the same area. If you plan to drop gear at the finish line, you must go there before the start line.  Leave your valuables at home or safely hidden and locked in your vehicles.

Event Parking

& Race Day Packet Pick-Up

on Thursday, 26th

6:00am - 7:20am

Hoover Dam Lodge

Hoover Dam Lodge Parking Lot

18000 U.S. 93 Boulder City, NV 89005

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up

on Wednesday, 25th

12:00pm - 3:00pm

McGhie's Ski Bike and Board

19. S Stephanie. St. Suite 100

Henderson, NV

ARRIVE EARLY IF YOU PLAN TO PICK-UP ON RACE MORNING!
 
RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS EXPECT TO PAY CASH.
We encourage you to attend pre-race packet pick-up on Wednesday to avoid the long race morning pick-up lines!
Stay at the Hoover Dam Lodge!
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Packet Pick-Up Options

Wednesday, November 25th

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday, November 26th

6:00am - 7:20am

McGhie's Ski Bike and Board

19 S. Stephanie St. Henderson, NV 89012

Hoover Dam Lodge Parking Lot

18000 U.S. 93 Boulder City, NV 89005

Event Schedule

6:00 - 8:00am:  Race Day Packet Pick Up Begins at Hoover Dam Lodge​

6:00am - 7:20am: Athlete and Spectator Parking at Hoover Dam Lodge
7:30am: Half Marathon Start on Historic Railroad Trail
7:35am: 12K Start​ on Historic Railroad Trail

7:45am: 5K & 1 Mile Start on Historic Railroad Trail
8:45am: Finish Line & Awards at Historic Railroad Trailhead parking lot  (No Athlete or Spectator Parking)
9:00am: Shirt Swap Available at the Results Trailer​

10:30am: Course Closed - Time to eat a Thanksgiving feast!

Photo taken by Kevin Youngblood, KevLV Photgraphy

Highlight Race Features
  • Scenic, USATF sanctioned course

  • Early & Race Day Packet Pick-Up options

  • Accurately measured, clearly marked courses

  • Reliable, Accurate Results

  • Post-Race Snacks

  • Race Shirt, Finisher Medal & Digital Goodie Bag Link

  • Award Medals for top 3 in each age group

Race Entry Pricing
Awards

 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.

Volunteer

Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Volunteers under 13 years must have a parent or guardian accompanying them during their volunteer shift. Please email craig@bbsctri.com to inquire about volunteering. Include your name, age, day & time availability, and any special requests.

Official Photos
Past Race Results

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