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Local Tips Tour Arizona Marathons & Half Marathons


Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
With 5,005 rooms and eight major onsite restaurants it is currently the largest resort hotel in the U.S. and the largest casino in the world. The resort's major draw is the wide breadth of non-gaming tourism attractions located on its 112-acre complex which includes a 33-acre movie and entertainment based theme park.

Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
The Monte Carlo offers 3,002 guest rooms, including 259 luxury suites. The accommodations feature functional elegance and styles.

    Death Valley Trail Marathon [FEB]
    This is a scenic trail run along Westside Road, a dirt jeep road that runs parallel to Badwater Road along the valley floor and crosses the wide salt pan known as Devil's Golf Course. Both distances run out-and-back along the flat course, which is entirely below sea level and surrounded by undisturbed desert wilderness.

    Six Tunnels Half Marathon - Lake Mead NV [MAR]
    Try something really different. Run is on old railroad track long since removed and now part of the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We run right above Lake Mead for entire event where the runner passes through six (6) tunnels on this course in each direction.

    Laughlin Half Marathon [Late Mar]
    Run the River - course follows along the beautiful, winding Colorado river. The traffic free course is a very flat Fire road that is mostly packed dirt with some gravel overlay.

    Tri-State Marathon - [Late Mar]
    - Marathon and Half Marathon - The race starts at Castle Cliffs near St. George UT. Runners will run on historic U.S. 91 traveling through Utah, Arizona and Nevada. The race will end at the beautiful oasis in the desert, Mesquite NV.

    Marathon De Mayo - Reno NV [May]
    Nevada Wide Open Race

    Marathon / Marathon Relay / Half Marathon / Truckee River 10K Race / Fitness Expo -
    Start and finish in downtown Reno under the famous Reno Arch and includes a scenic stretch along the Truckee River.

    Bryce Canyon Half Marathon - [July]
    An extraordinary run through scenic southwestern Utah - race starts at the top at Ruby's Inn. The route immediately descends through the red rock of Bryce Canyon National Park. Canyons and hoodoos mark the scenery as the trail descends.

    San Francisco Marathon [JUL]
    The San Francisco Marathon™ is the “Coolest Summer Marathon!” The race course takes runners on a scenic tour of this California city, including running over the Golden Gate Bridge. Race events include a Full Marathon, two Half Marathons (choose a half), 5K, and Progressive Marathon.

    Disneyland Half Marathon [Labor Day]
    The course starts at Anaheim Convention Center and heads direct through Disney's California Adventure® Park to the Disneyland® Park. Then it is on to the scenic streets of Anaheim, past the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, along the Santa Ana Trail overlooking the Santa Ana River, through Angel Stadium, and finally back through Disney's California Adventure® Park for an exciting finish of the Happiest Race on Earth.

    Bakersfield 2nd Half Marathon [NOV]
    This course heads East from Yokuts Park on the bike path along the Kern River. Also an out and back course designed for quick times. Sponsored by Bakersfield Track Club.

    Park City Marathon [AUG]
    This alpine loop takes runners from picturesque farms and meadows alive with birdsong, into charming Old Town Park City, across a skier bridge and an exciting 8-mile downhill finish to the Newpark Fieldhouse at Kimball Junction. Also includes Half Marathon course which is part of the Utah Triple Trail Challenge..

    Mid Mountain Marathon [SEP]
    This stunningly scenic almost level single track trail at 8000 feet marathon that traverses Deer Valley, Park City,, The Colony and The Canyons with spectacular scenic vistas, enchanted forests, glowing aspens and really red trees

    Lake Tahoe Marathon [SEPT]
    The marathon is run on Saturday starting on Commons Beach in Tahoe City and finishes on Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe. The marathon, 20 Miler, and half, are run along the spectacular west shore of Lake Tahoe and include challenging hills around spectacular Emerald Bay. The 10K which begins at Inspiration Point over looking Emerald Bay is breath taking scenic and 99% downhill. Events include 72-mile ultra marathon and 3-day triple marathon.

    Maui Marathon [SEP]
    The Maui Marathon course is undoubtedly one of the most scenic marathon courses in the world with over 17 miles of oceanfront running. The race starts in the darkness so that you can witness the beauty of a Hawaiian sunrise while running.

    St George Marathon [OCT]
    Included in Runner`s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathons and Top 20 Marathons in the USA. It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to the beautiful Worthern Park.

    Valley of Fire Marathon [NOV]
    Out and back course through the Valley of Fire State Park in Southern Nevada. This course features scenic rolling hills through beautiful red rock formations.

    Las Vegas International Marathon [DEC]
    This race starts outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and runs the length of the Las Vegas Strip to the Fremont Street Experience and then west Torrey Pines Dr and back to the Mandalay Bay. There is also a Half Marathon. Many of Las Vegas' famous celebrity performers provide live entertainment during the race.

    Death Valley Borax Marathon [DEC]
    You'll admire the beauty of the surrounding desert as you follow this paved run from Furnace Creek Ranch along SR-190 through the heart of Death Valley National Park. The entire course is below sea level with fantastic vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges: the Panamints, the Funerals, the Cottonwoods, the Blacks and the Grapevines.

    Honolulu Marathon [DEC]
    Est. 1973. The Honolulu Marathon was the country’s third largest marathon last year with 24,575 finishers. Events include fitness expo at the Honolulu Convention Center and all you can eat Laua dinner and concert featuring Hawaiian music, dance show and special guest performer. The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head

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    During the spring, summer, and autumn we remind you that Arizona can get quite hot and you should limit your exercise to early morning or the evening and drink lots of fluids.

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Local Tips Tour Arizona Triathlons & Biathlons

    Lavaman Triathlon - Kona Coast HI [APR]
    Since inception in 1998, this olympic course triathlon has grown into a multi-sports festival extravanganza based at the at the beautiful Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii Big Island.

    Las Vegas Triathlon [SEPT]
    Spring Course / Olympic Course / Half Ironman Course featured annually since 1999;
    Start with swim in Lake Mead's Boulder Beach followed by scenic bike and running course along the westshore of the lake.

    Big Kahuna Triathlon - Santa Cruz CA [SEP]
    The Swim Segment is a 1.2-mile open ocean swim clockwise around the Santa Cruz Wharf. Then a 56-mile scenic tour of the California coastline on famous Highway 1 to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse and return. Followed by a challenging half marathon run through Natural Bridges State Park.

    Chanoko Mountain Duathlon - Folsom Lake - Monthly
    Trail Run 2 miles, Mountain Bike 10 miles, Trail Run 2 miles.

Local Tips Tour Arizona 5K Races

    Truckee River 10K Race - Reno NV [May]
    Nevada Wide Open Race

    Marathon / Marathon Relay / Half Marathon / Truckee River 10K Race / Fitness Expo -
    Start and finish in downtown Reno under the famous Reno Arch and includes a scenic stretch along the Truckee River.

    Lake Tahoe 10K Downhill Run [SEPT]
    Part of the Lake Tahoe Marathon - The 10K which begins at Inspiration Point over looking Emerald Bay is breath taking scenic and 99% downhill.

    More Arizona 5K Races

    Other Arizona Road Race Resources

    Camp Pendleton Hard Corps Race Series
    Camp Pendleton Devil Dog Duathlon [APR] - 5K Run / 30K Bike / 5K Run through Area 43 along Las Pulgas Rd.
    Camp Pendleton Mountain Warfare Challenge Bishop CA [MAY] - a challenging 10K off-road run at high altitude with obstacles such as tire course, low crawl, five-foot wall climb, and tunnel crawl.
    Camp Pendleton Mud Run [JUN] - world famous mud run on the USMC base - a challenging 10K run with hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, two 5-foot walls with mud on both sides, tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb, and the final 30-foot mud pit.
    Buffalo Alley 10K - Camp Pendleton [NOV] - formerly the "Horno Ridge Run" - is the ultimate in Hard Corps Competition in a cross-country 10K.

Local Tips Tour Other Arizona Races

The Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV, 89109
This South Seas oasis features lush foliage, towering waterfalls and sparkling lagoons. A 20,000 gallon aquarium stocked with sharks and other tropical fish creates visitors in the main lobby. At night a giant volcano explodes into a bright fall of fire outside the front.

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    Calico 50K Trail Run [JAN]
    Featuring 30K and 50K desert trail endurance race starting from the historic Calico ghost town located just east of Barstow. Weekend festivities include food, music, and Old West gunfights.

    Tahoe Rim Trail 50K and 50 Miler [JULY]
    This event is run in some of the high elevation alpine and sub-alpine regions of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Both distances begin and end at the Spooner Lake State Park, which is at 7,000 feet.

    Del Sol Relay Race [Late Mar]
    Part of the Ragnar Relay series - Saguaro cactus, red rock cliffs, live bands, and biker bars. Your team of 12 maniacs will run around the clock in this springtime relay through the Arizona desert.

    Wasatch Back Relay [JUN]
    Part of the Ragnar Relay series - Think of it as a 173-mile party with 12 best friends. 300 teams of 12 will rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors. Teams will party along the backside of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains from Logan to Park City. Each team member will run three legs ranging from 3 to 6 miles.

    Western States 100 - Squaw Valley CA [JUN]
    Started in 1973 the WSER is one of the oldest of all endurance runs - starting at Squaw Valley, California, and ending in Auburn, California, a total of 100 miles. WSER is one of the key events that have helped Auburn, CA, earn the title of Endurance Capital of the World. Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory, accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

    Jupiter Peak Steeplechase [AUG]
    A 16 mile loop course to the top of Jupiter Peak, a 3,000' elevation gain and back down to the Park City Mountain Resort.

    Badwater Ultra Marathon [JULY]
    135 miles - 130 degrees - 6 hours

    A true "challenge of the champions," this legendary foot race pits approximately 80 of the world’s toughest athletes – runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers – against one another and the elements. It is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.

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    GPS Gear
    Popular for Runners, Boaters, Hikers, Bikers and Adventurers
    Recent technology updates have made readily affordable for outdoor adventures a nifty item - the GPS Watch. It uses 3D Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology to triangulate your position and elevation to within 20 ft accuracy. Prices and great quality GPS watches now run less than $100 from quality manufactures such as Garmin and Navman. This equipment is popular for athletes to track their race and training trip progress. Adventurers like these to track their position or do geo-cache exploration.

    Key GPS features to look for:

    • Trip Odometer - tracks your distance traveled between start and finish.
    • Trip Timer - Used with the Odometer it can calculate your average trip pace. Some have pause feature.
    • Electronic Compass - Never get loss again.
    • 3D Location - Display position by Latitude, Longitude and Elevation.
    • Battery Size & Life -
    • Watch Size and Weight -
    • Route Track - Customized Trip Map with waypoint markers.
    • Lap History -

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