Trails of GloryCottonwood Valley on November 22, 2014

Race ScheduleTrails of Glory

A faster, flatter sidekick to Trails of Fury (which isn't saying much), Trails of Glory takes place on the trails on the north side of NV-160, just below the beautiful cliff faces of Red Rock Canyon in the land of wild burros.

Join us on November 22, 2014 in Cottonwood Valley, starting from the Late Night Trailhead. With great trails, including the Rubber Duck Tree, the north side of Cottonwood Valley promises fun, fast trails with stunning views of the Red Rock cliffs.

Race Distances

We will be offering an 8K, 12K, Half Marathon, 30K, and a Marathon, all on looped trails starting from the north side of NV-160 in Cottonwood Valley.

8K Course

5.2 miles, 550 ft of vertical climb

A counter-clockwise running of part of the Mustang Trail loop with a quick detour to Rubber Ducky, beginning and ending with fast downhill with a challenging (but fun!) uphill in the middle.

12K Course

7.6 miles, 660 ft of vertical climb

A counter-clockwise running of the full Mustang Trail loop with a quick detour to Rubber Ducky, beginning and ending with fast downhill and a challenging (but fun!) uphill in the middle, with a moderate climb from miles 5 to 6.

Half Marathon Course

13.5 miles, 1400 ft of vertical climb

A mixture of the Mustang Trail, Landmine Loop, and Black Velvet, the course takes Landmine all the way around, passing through Blue Diamond and returning along a gentle uphill on Late Night Trail before finishing with a fast downhill along the Old Spanish Trail.

30K Course

18.25 miles, 1750 ft of vertical climb

A modification of our half marathon course, with two detours to add the increased mileage. After passing through Blue Diamond, the course continues along Landmine Loop until meeting up with Mustang Trail and heading west to Black Velvet. After running Black Velvet and Late Night, the course passes under the highway for a quick run along Badger Pass and White Rhino before returning to the finish line.

Marathon Course

26.7 miles, 3000 ft of vertical climb

Following the 30K course until 17, at which point the course turns south on Badger Pass, up Three Mile Smile, then around and down Satan's Escalator. After continuing down Dead Horse Loop, the course meets back up with Badger Pass and passes under the highway to the finish line.

Race Schedule

Distance Start Time Time Limit Awards Ceremony
8K 8:15am 4 hours, 45 minutes 9:45am
12K 8:15am 4 hours, 45 minutes 10:15am
Half Marathon 8:00am 6 hours 11:30pm
30K 8:00am 6 hours 12:30pm
Marathon 8:00am 7 hours 1:30pm

Prizes & Awards

There will be prizes for the overall winners of all distances, along with medals for the top 3 males and top 3 females of each distance.

All finishers will receive a custom, very shiny (and truly glorious) Trails of Glory medal created specifically for this year's race, and all registered runners will receive a Trails of Glory tech tee fit for royalty, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.

*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee in your size, you must register by November 7, 2014 at 11:59pm.

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations serving the 8K, 12K, Half Marathon, 30K and Marathon at the locations listed below:

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
8K
  Mile 3 Mustang Aid Station
12K
  Mile 4 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 5.5 Mustang Aid Station
Half Marathon
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 12.6 Spanish Trail Aid Station
30K
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 11.1 Mustang Aid Station
Mile 16 Spanish Trail Aid Station
Marathon
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 11.1 Mustang Aid Station
Mile 16 Spanish Trail Aid Station
Mile 20 Three Mile Smile Aid Station
Mile 24.5 Badger Pass 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 November 7, 2014 at 11:59pm.

  8K 12K Half Marathon 30K Marathon
Early Bird Entry
Until October 10, 2014 at 11:59pm
$40 $50 $60 $70 $80
Standard Entry
Until November 7, 2014 at 11:59pm
$45 $55 $65 $75 $85
Late Entry
Until November 20, 2014 at 11:59pm
$55 $65 $75 $85 $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, November 21st 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 (October 10, 2014) 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 (November 7, 2014) 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 (November 20, 2014) 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.