Run Laughlin Half Marathon and 5K
- Date(s): Dec 03, 2016
- Time(s): Starting: 6:00 AM
- Location: Laughlin Outlet Center
- Venue: Laughlin Outlet Center
Registration Fees: $80 Half Marathon; $35 5K through 9/30/16
The December weather in Laughlin and Bullhead City is perfect for an early morning race – crisp, clear, with mild temperatures and visibility for miles. Speaking from experience, the Mojave Desert is one of the most picturesque, peaceful and tranquil places to run on Earth.
The Half Marathon course begins in the parking lot in front of Laughlin High School, weaves through the school grounds including one lap around the track before heading out onto the highways around Laughlin. Be sure to look up at the sun rising over the Black Mountains in the Arizona distance checking out the Colorado River and Casino Row in the foreground – this is one of the most breathtaking vistas of the course. The rim of the Davis Dam allows you to cross from Nevada into the State of Arizona, and you are welcomed by a million-dollar view of Lake Mohave to your left. Your final push to the finish includes a bridge crossing (sorry for the slight uphill to the bridge) and descent onto Casino Drive where you will glimpse the finish line ¾ of a mile ahead! The cheering crowd of spectators welcomes you home; where a volunteer will congratulate you and drape a well-deserved medal around your neck.
The 5K Race is not your typical out-and-back 5K course. The glitz and glamour of Laughlin’s Casino Row is quiet in the early morning sunlight. The music at the starting line is pumping you up for this epic racing event! At the sound of the horn, launch yourself North past the Aquarius Hotel, the Riverside Resort and on towards the turn which will take you up and over the famed Pedestrian Bridge, a jewel of architecture connecting the wild, natural Laughlin Heritage Trail with the night-dazzling Casino Row. Your course is due north and before you know it the turnaround is ahead. There is a small hill from the trail to the bridge, but once you are across there is nothing but sweet downhill all the way to the finish. Raise your arms in glorious victory and wave to the hundreds of cheering fans!
AFTER the race - the excitement of Vegas Style Casino Gaming action along with the energy of numerous clubs, entertainment, fine dining and area attractions are yours to enjoy with your race support crew! Fishing, Boating, Golf, Off-Road Adventures, Dancing and Gaming are all adventures that await you at this Race/Resort Destination. You will conquer a challenging Half Marathon course spanning 2 States & 2 Time Zones by day and enjoy an unforgettable weekend by night!
Visit the race web site's attached link for additional information and registration forms.