Trails of GloryCottonwood Valley on November 9, 2019

Race ScheduleTrails of Glory

Trails of Glory takes place on the trails in Cottonwood Valley, just below the beautiful sandstone bluffs of the Red Rock Escarpment in the land of wild horses and burros.

Join us on the first weekend of November in Cottonwood Valley at the Late Night Trailhead. With great trails including the Duck Tree, Cottonwood Valley promises fun, fast trails with stunning views of Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas.

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

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.

Marathon Course

26.5 miles, 2800 ft of vertical climb

Following the 30K course until mile 13, at which point the course heads south on Dead Horse Loop, up Satan's Escalator, and to Wilson's Tank. From Wilson's Tank the course heads north through the beautiful valley of 3-Mile Smile and along Badger Pass to the finish.

40M Course

41.5 miles, 5750 ft of vertical climb

Following the Marathon course until mile 20 at Wilson's Tank, at which point the course heads south on the never-before-used singletrack of New 33 to a fun climb up to Bird Springs High Point where runners are rewarded with a beautiful view of Las Vegas in the distance. The course then retraces its route for the last 6 miles back to Wilson's Tank, then meets back up with the Marathon course to the finish.

Race Schedule

Distance Start Time Time Limit
Half Marathon 8:00am 5 hours, 30 minutes
Marathon 7:00am 9 hours
40M 6:00am 13 hours

Aid Stations

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
Half Marathon
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 8.9 Black Velvet Aid Station
Mile 12.6 Tunnels Aid Station
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 8.9 Black Velvet Aid Station
Mile 12.6 Tunnel Aid Station
Mile 20 Wilson's Tank Aid Station
Mile 24.1 Red Valley Aid Station
  Mile 4.6 Blue Diamond Aid Station
Mile 8.9 Black Velvet Aid Station – Hot Food
Mile 12.6 Tunnel Aid Station
Mile 20 Wilson's Tank Aid Station – Hot Food/Drop Bag
Mile 24.6 Bird Springs Aid Station
Mile 30.6 Bird Springs Aid Station
Mile 35 Wilson's Tank Aid Station – Hot Food/Drop Bag
Mile 39.5 Red Valley 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, including a free entry into next year's Trails of Glory race to defned your title, along with custom awards by Elevation Culture 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 October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Race Sponsors

More sponsors will be announced as race day gets closer.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

To guarantee a shirt in your size, you must register by October 18, 2019 at 11:59pm.

  Half Marathon Marathon 40M
Early Bird Entry
Until September 27, 2019 at 11:59pm
$60 $80 $100
Standard Entry
Until October 25, 2019 at 11:59pm
$70 $90 $110
Late Entry
Until November 6, 2019 at 11:59pm
$80 $100 $120

Race Parking

Parking at the Late Night Trailhead is for 40M particpants, spectators, volunteers, and Desert Dash staff only. Details for remote parking for all other race participants will be updated as race day nears.

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.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup will be available the day of the event at the start/finish as well as on Friday, November 8rd from 4pm – 6pm at Makai Pacific Grill's west location at 5165 S. Ft. Apache Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89148.

Refund Policy

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

From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event 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 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.