Trails of FuryCottonwood Valley on May 23, 2015

Race ScheduleTrails of Fury
Trails of Fury
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The original Desert Dash race, now bigger, better, and longer. With a deceptively tough 50K course and fun shorter distances, Trails of Fury is a can't-miss event!

We have some unfortunate news to share today. After evaluating our options with the BLM, we are sad to announce that we must cancel our Trails of Fury race originally scheduled for May 23, 2015. The BLM is severely understaffed at this point in time and we were unable to give them enough lead time to be able to process the permit with their reduced staff levels. We have already started working with them on next year’s permit and Trails of Fury will return in May of 2016.

In the meantime, we will have registrations for Bootleg Beatdown, Dirty Vert, Trails of Glory, and Blood Sweat & Beers all opening within the next month, with Trails of Fury 2016 opening later this summer when the permit is completed.

We sincerely apologize and look forward to seeing you at one of our other events this year.

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.

Race Distances

We'll be offering the option to run daylight races of 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 30K, and 50K, and Moonlight races of 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 30K.

If you choose to register for the Dirty Double, you can change the distances you're running on race day, but we'll ask which distances you're planning on running when you register.

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

31 miles, 3800 ft of vertical climb

The ultimate tour of Cottonwood Valley, the 50K takes place on both the north side and south side of NV-160, beginning with the first 15 miles of the 30K course before heading up Badger Pass Loop and under NV-160 to Mustang Trail, Landmine Loop, Black Velvet, and Late Night, before returning to the 5K loop to 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 the a signature Dirty Double pilsner glass adorned with the race's logo.

Race Schedule

Distance Start Time Time Limit Awards Ceremony
Daylight Races
5K 7:15am 6 hours, 45 minutes 8:30am
10K 7:15am 6 hours, 45 minutes 9:00am
Half Marathon 7:00am 7 hours 10:00am
30K 7:00am 7 hours 11:00am
50K 6:00am 8 hours 12:30pm
Moonlight Races
5K 7:45pm 3 hours, 45 minutes 9:00pm
10K 7:45pm 3 hours, 45 minutes 9:30am
Half Marathon 7:00pm 4 hours 10:00pm
30K 6:00pm 5 hours 10:15pm

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 May 8, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Aid Stations

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

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
  No aid stations
  Mile 3 Red Valley Aid Station
Half Marathon
  Mile 2.75 Dead Horse Loop Aid Station
Mile 6 Satan's Escalator Aid Station
Mile 8.5 Wilson's Tank Aid Station
  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
  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
Mile 18 Late Night Aid Station
Mile 22.4 Black Velvet Aid Station
Mile 27.5 Late Night Aid Station

All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you must carry your own water bottle), an electrolyte drink 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 May 8, 2015 at 11:59pm.

  5K 10K Half Marathon 30K 50K Dirty Double
with 50K
Early Bird Entry
Until April 10, 2015 at 11:59pm
$40 $50 $60 $70 $90 $80
Standard Entry
Until May 8, 2015 at 11:59pm
$45 $55 $65 $75 $95 $85
Late Entry
Until May 21, 2015 at 11:59pm
$55 $65 $75 $85 $105 $95

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 22nd from 2pm–6pm at McGhie's Ski, Bike and Board located at 4035 South Ft. Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89147.

Refund Policy

We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 6 weeks from the event (April 10, 2015) if notified via email at or via phone at (702) 329-0262.

From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event (May 8, 2015) 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 21, 2015) 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.