Challenge yourself to ten beautiful miles at sunrise in mid-October. The Red Rock Canyon 10 Mile Challenge, benefiting Save Red Rock, promises a fast, beautiful course and a great finish line experience. Enjoy the beauty of Red Rock Canyon as you run from Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, mostly downhill along SR 159, to West Career and Technical Academy. Try your hand at a new distance, use this as a warm-up for Rock-n-Roll, savor the negative splits and appreciate the majesty that is Red Rock Canyon. Grab a friend and register today!
Participate as an individual or grab some friends and form a team. Awards are available for individuals, age group winners and the fastest team of five.
Dates and Times:
7am start time at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Wednesday, October 9 at Lululemon in Downtown Summerlin. Hours from 12:30 to 7:30. Feel free to pick up a friend's packet for them with their permission. Lululemon is hosting a raffle for some great prizes and benefitting for Girls On The Run. Be sure to take a look when you're in the store that day.
Lululemon's address is 1870 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV, US 89135
If you are unable to make Packet Pickup on Wednesday, ask a friend to get your packet for you. Alternatively, we will have limited pickup at WCTA starting at 5:30 am on race morning.
West Career and Technical Academy (WCTA)
Start Line Shuttles:
Shuttles will transport all participants to FROM: WCTA and TO: Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.
Shuttles will leave WCTA’s WEST Parking Lot every ten minutes beginning at 5:30 am. The final shuttle will leave at 6:40 am. If you choose to drive yourself or have yourself driven to the start line you must pay the entrance fee to the park and there are no return shuttles available after the race. We do not recommend driving yourself.
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park hosts the race start. Shuttles will drop participants roughly 200 yards from the race start area. The Race begins at 7:00 am with announcements starting at 6:50 am.
Coffee, snacks, water, toilets, and bag/clothing drop will all be available at the start line area. We strongly recommend taking advantage of the bag drop as the temperatures will be cool early in the morning.
The first mile of the course takes place within Spring Mountain Ranch State Park with the final 9 miles traveling eastbound on SR 159 /Charleston Blvd. and ending at WCTA. Runners will stay in the designated bike lane at all times. There are two cattle guards along the course. One is at the exit from Spring Mountain Ranch State Park / Mile 1 and the other is at roughly mile 8.7 near the ‘Welcome to Red Rock Canyon’ sign. Both will be covered with plywood for your safety.
Mid-October weather can be beautiful, temperate, rainy - who really knows, right? Year one offered thunderstorms, which broke into rainbows and clear skies once the race started. The predicted weather for Saturday is sunny skies with lows around 50 and mights in the mid 70's. Not bad! We recommend bringing layers of clothes to the start line and utilizing the drawstring bag provided by the race for your belongings. The tear-off portion of your bib is for identifying your drop bag. An additional clothing drop will be at the first aid station (mile 2) for any additional layers you wish to shed. This bin will be returned to the finish line after the aid station closes and items will be made available on an at-will basis. Discarded items will be donated at the end of the day.
There will be volunteer Aid Stations roughly every two miles along the course. Water, Electrolyte drink, and a toilet will be available at each aid station. Should you find yourself in need of additional assistance please speak with a volunteer at the aid station who may assist you. Sag will be available but know this may take some time to arrange.
Each participant will have their race bib visible on the front of his or her body. This is important for a variety of reasons, least of which is race photographs. Smile! Participants will stay within the designated course and not enter the roadway. Leaving the course and entering the traffic lane on SR 159 can be cause for disqualification. A safe course requires participants to hear commands from race staff, volunteers, and police officers. If you insist on participating with music, leave one ear open at all times.
Per our permit, all participants must maintain a minimum pace of 15 minutes per mile, or a 2:30 finish time.
Awards will be given for the top three overall men and women, top three in each age group and top three teams. The awards ceremony will begin at 9:30 am
The Finish Line will feature our partner vendors, bodywork and active stretching areas, water and electrolyte drink, hot coffee, cold beer, fruit and snacks, music, searchable finisher times, and dropped bag collection. It is a short walk back to parked vehicles from the finish line.