Trails of FuryCottonwood Valley on May 21, 2016

Race ScheduleTrails of Fury

The original Desert Dash race is back with an ultra twist. Run through the night with a 50M starting on Friday night, or go for anything from a 5K to a 50K on Saturday morning, night — or both with the Dirty Double!

Taking place on mildly- to moderately-technical trails Trails of Fury is a fast race course consisting of mostly gradual climbs with only a couple short, steep climbs including Satan's Escalator for the shorter distances and tough, gnarly climbs for the 50K and 50M.

Want to have a great time with friends? Grab two like-minded trail runners and take on The Trailogy relay at night!

Race Distances

Go big with the 50M starting at 9:00pm on Friday and run through the night, take on the 50K on Saturday morning, or run the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or 30K on Saturday morning, night, or do both with the Dirty Double!

5K Course

3 miles, 390 ft of vertical climb

A fun course running the southern loop of the Badger Pass Loop, the 5K is a mildly-technical trail climbing the majority of its 390 vertical feet by the 2 mile mark and ending with a fun, fast downhill run to the finish along 3-mile Smile.

10K Course

6 miles, 850 ft of vertical climb

The 10K course is two laps of the 5K course, passing through the start/finish area halfway for an aid station.

Half Marathon Course

13.1 miles, 1550 ft of vertical climb

The Half Marathon starts along Badger Pass Loop before cutting across to a steady climb up Dead Horse Loop to Satan's Escalator (a short, tough climb). The reward after several miles of climbing is some very fast, non-technical trail leading to stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip from Wilson's Tank, followed by returning down Dead Horse Loop and Red Canyon/3-Mile Smile back to the finish.

30K Course

19 miles, 2400 ft of vertical climb

The 30K course starts out with the first half of the 10K course, going around Badger Pass Loop before returning to Badger Pass Loop and joining the Half Marathon course. Once the Half Marathon course is completed, continue on to the 5K course loop to finish.

50K Course — Daylight only

32 miles, 5500 ft of vertical climb

The 50K course begins with the 5K course, going around Badger Pass Loop for 3 miles before returning to the start/finish area and continuing down White Rhino and up Dead Horse Loop to Satan's Escalator with the Half Marathon, 30K, and 50M courses. From the top of Satan's Escalator the course continues over several tough climbs to the abandoned cabin on Mt. Potosi, followed by a return trip along dirt roads across the valley to the 2nd and final big climb of the route: Bird Spring Peak. Gaining 1700 ft in 3 miles up with grades near 30% at the top, the reward a the top is a panoramic view of Cottonwood Valley and the Las Vegas valley. After descending from Bird Springs Peak, the course continues north through Wilson's Tank and along 3-Mile Smile to the start/finish area, where the race will finish with one run around Badger Pass Loop.

50M Course — Daylight only

50.2 miles, 7000 ft of vertical climb

The 50M course begins with the 5K course, going around Badger Pass Loop for 3 miles before returning to the start/finish area and continuing down White Rhino and up Dead Horse Loop to Satan's Escalator with the Half Marathon, 30K, and 50K courses. From the top of Satan's Escalator the course continues over several tough climbs to the abandoned cabin on Mt. Potosi, followed by a return trip along dirt roads across the valley to the 2nd and final big climb of the route: Bird Spring Peak. Gaining 1700 ft in 3 miles up with grades near 30% at the top, the reward a the top is a panoramic view of Cottonwood Valley and the Las Vegas valley. After descending from Bird Springs Peak, the course continues north through Wilson's Tank and along 3-Mile Smile to the start/finish area and up Badger Pass Loop to the Late Night Aid Station and the trails on the north side of Cottonwood Valley. Run around the Late Night Trail to Mustang and around Landmine Loop through Blue Diamond, then returning to the Late Night Trailhead via Landmine Loop, Short Cut, and Mustang, crossing back under the NV-160 and around Badger Pass Loop and down 3-Mile Smile to the race finish.

Dirty Double

Conquer the Dirty Double by completing a both a Daylight and Moonlight race of any distance for twice the fun! Upon finishing the Daylight race you will be awarded the official race finisher medal, and upon completion of the Moonlight race you will receive our signature Dirty Double pilsner glass adorned with the race's logo.

Lil' Dashers 2K Kids Run

Lil' Dashers

Have a budding trail runner at home? Bring them out! At 11:00am on race day we'll kick off the Lil' Dashers 2K, an introductory trail race just for kids 12 and under. With an aid station serving water and lots of encouragement along an easy-to-follow out-and-back course, Lil' Dashers runners will get the full Desert Dash trail race experience! All entrants receive a Lil' Dashers water bottle with straw and all finishers receive a custom Lil' Dashers finisher medal.

Race Schedule

Distance Start Time Time Limit Awards Ceremony
Daylight-only Races
50K 6:00am 11 hours 12:30pm
50M
Starts Friday, 5/20
9:00pm
Friday, 5/20
20 hours 11:00am
Saturday, 5/21
Daylight Races
Lil' Dashers 2K 9:30am 1 hour TBA
5K 7:30am 1 hour, 3 minutes 8:15am
10K 7:50am 3 hour 9:15am
Half Marathon 7:00am 6 hours, 30 minutes 9:45am
30K 6:30am 7 hours, 30 minutes 10:00am
Moonlight Races
5K 7:40pm 1 hours, 30 minutes 8:30pm
10K 8:00pm 3 hours 9:30pm
Half Marathon 6:00pm 5 hours 9:00pm
30K 5:00pm 6 hours 9:30pm

Prizes & Awards

There will be prizes from our sponsors (announced as the race gets closer) for the overall winners of all distances, along with custom awards for the top 3 males and top 3 females of each distance.

All finishers will receive a custom Trails of Fury medal created specifically for this year's race, and all registered runners will receive a Trails of Fury tech tee, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.

*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee in your size, you must register by April 29, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations serving the 10K, Half Marathon, 30K, 50K and 50M at the locations listed below. There are no aid stations on the 5K course.

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
5K
  No aid stations
10K
  Mile 3 Red Valley Aid Station
Half Marathon
  Mile 2.8 Dead Horse Loop Aid Station
Mile 6 Satan's Escalator Aid Station
Mile 8.5 Wilson's Tank Aid Station
30K
  Mile 3 Red Valley Aid Station
Mile 5.8 Dead Horse Loop Aid Station
Mile 9 Satan's Escalator Aid Station
Mile 11.5 Wilson's Tank Aid Station
Mile 15.8 Red Valley Aid Station
50K
 
Mile 3 Red Valley Aid Station
Mile 5.8 Dead Horse Aid Station
Mile 9 Satan's Escalator Aid Station
Mile 16 Bird Spring Aid Station
Mile 22 Bird Spring Aid Station
Mile 25 Wilson's Tank Aid Station
Mile 29 Red Valley Aid Station
50M
  Mile 3 Red Valley Aid Station
Mile 9 Satan's Escalator Aid Station
Mile 16 Bird Spring Aid Station
Mile 22 Bird Spring Aid Station
Mile 29 Red Valley Aid Station
Mile 34.9 Mustang Aid Station
Mile 40.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 44.6 Mustang Aid Station

All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you must carry your own water bottle), Tailwind Endurance Fuel provided in cups, energy gels, and an assortment of munchies and goodies to eat.

We have a very firm belief that true trail runners are explorers at heart and minimalists in many ways, therefore, our aid stations are self-serve, meaning no little cups for water! You must bring a hydration system of your own to fill up.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

To guarantee a shirt in your size, you must register by April 29, 2016 at 11:59pm.

  Kids 2K 5K 10K Half Marathon 30K 50K 50M
Early Bird Entry
Until April 8, 2016 at 11:59pm
$25 $45 $55 $65 $75 $95 $115
Standard Entry
Until May 6, 2016 at 11:59pm
$30 $55 $65 $75 $85 $105 $125
Late Entry
Until May 19, 2016 at 11:59pm
$35 $65 $75 $85 $95 $115 $135
  Dirty Double with 50K with 50M
Early Bird Entry
Until April 8, 2016 at 11:59pm
$90 $110 $130
Standard Entry
Until May 6, 2016 at 11:59pm
$100 $120 $140
Late Entry
Until May 19, 2016 at 11:59pm
$110 $130 $150

Bag Check

A bag check will be provided at the race to check any belongings you do not wish to leave in your car during the race, with the reusable Desert Dash drawstring bag given out at Packet Pickup.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, May 20th from 2pm–6pm at Red Rock Running Company located at 10595 W. Discovery Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135.

Refund Policy

We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 6 weeks from the event (April 8, 2016) if notified via email at info@desertdash.com or via phone at (702) 329-0262.

From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event (May 6, 2016) we will issue a 75% credit towards a future event if notified via email, and from 2 weeks up to 48 hours before the event (May 19, 2016) we will issue a 50% credit.

No credit will be issued within 48 hours of or anytime after the event. There are no refunds given.