Trails of GloryCottonwood Valley on December 17, 2016

Race ScheduleTrails of Glory

A faster, flatter, and cooler sidekick to Trails of Fury, 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 December 17, 2016 at Cottonwood Valley's Late Night Trailhead. With great trails including the Duck Tree, the north side of Cottonwood Valley promises fun, fast trails with stunning views of the cliffs of the Red Rock Escarpment.

Refuge for Women

Refuge for Women Las Vegas

Trail runners are naturally inclined to take care of nature and the earth we've been given. We believe that same nature applies to our outlook on mankind in general and looking out for each other. With that, we're proud to partner with Refuge for Women Las Vegas as the official charitable partner of Trails of Glory.

About the Program

Human Trafficking is a dark industry that abuses and exploits women of all ages. When a woman is rescued from a trafficker, she is left with many years of past trauma and oftentimes, substance abuse issues.

Refuge for Women is a non-profit, faith based organization that provides long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. Refuge for Women offers safe housing with 24-hour-a-day staffing. The program is designed, and staff trained, to help residents recognize their goals in life, and to assist them in reaching those goals, and facilitate healing. A resident can complete the program in 9 months and may have the opportunity for an additional 3 months of aftercare. The program's hope is for each woman to leave Refuge for Women with self-sustainability and a life marked with dignity and hope.

How to Donate

We will be donating a portion of every registration to Refuge for Women but we highly encourage our runners to donate on their own as well. There are many options available whether it's cash or something purchased from an Amazon wish list that will benefit the center. To learn more and make a donation, visit and click on 'Donate'.

Race Distances

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.

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 to the finish.

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 Dinosaur Teeth 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 3-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 8:30am 2 hours, 30 minutes 9:45am
Half Marathon 8:00am 5 hours, 30 minutes 11:15am
30K 7:30am 6 hours 12:00pm
Marathon 7:00am 7 hours 12:30pm

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations serving all distances at the locations listed below:

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
  Mile 3 Mustang Aid Station
Half Marathon
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 12.6 Late Night Aid Station
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 11.1 Mustang Aid Station
Mile 16 Late Night Aid Station
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 7.9 Big Yucca Aid Station
Mile 11.1 Mustang Aid Station
Mile 16 Late Night Aid Station
Mile 20 3-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.

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 26, 2016 at 11:59pm.

Race Sponsors

Registration Fees & Deadlines

To guarantee a shirt in your size, you must register by November 26, 2016 at 11:59pm.

  8K Half Marathon 30K Marathon
Early Bird Entry
Until November 4, 2016 at 11:59pm
$50 $60 $70 $80
Standard Entry
Until December 2, 2016 at 11:59pm
$55 $65 $75 $85
Late Entry
Until December 15, 2016 at 11:59pm
$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, 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 (November 4, 2016) if notified via email at or via phone at (702) 329-0262.

From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event (December 2, 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 (December 15, 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.