Blood, Sweat & Beers

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Date(s) - 03/03/2018
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


We’re kicking off 2018 with lots of fun, lots of beer, and lots of great trails! Come out for the first of our Dirty Double series for the year on some of the best trails Las Vegas has to offer in Bootleg Canyon.

Be there on March 3, 2018 for our Daylight and Moonlight “Dirty Double” races and earn a custom pilsner glass by completing a morning and night race both. If you’re up to the challenge, take on the double marathons of Blood, Sweat & Beers, or grab a couple friends and take on “The Trailogy”.

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Dirty Double

Conquer the Dirty Double by completing both a Daylight and Moonlight race of any distance for twice the fun! Upon finishing the Daylight race you will be awarded the official race finisher medal, and upon completion of the Moonlight race you will receive the a signature Dirty Double pilsner glass adorned with the race’s logo.

The Trailogy

Why conquer the race alone when you can do it with friends? Grab two friends and create a team and do “The Trailogy”: a 3-person relay consisting of the Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K run sequentially. The first teammate will begin the Half Marathon when the race starts at 9:00am. Upon finishing the Half Marathon, the next teammate will run the 10K with the final teammate running the 5K to finish things up.

In addition to receiving the official Blood, Sweat & Beers finisher medal, each teammate will also receive a special medal for completing The Trailogy. There will also be awards for the teams completing the three legs the fastest.

Race Distances

We’ll be offering the option to run the Daylight races starting with the marathon at 8:00am, the Moonlight races starting at 4:00pm and later, or the Dirty Double, where you get to enjoy both races! All race distances are available for both the Daylight and Moonlight races.

If you choose to register for the Dirty Double, you can change the distances you’re running on race day, but we’ll ask which distances you plan on running when you register.

2K Lil’ Dashers Course

1.6 miles, 315 ft of vertical climbThe Lil’ Dashers 2K course begins from the main race’s start/finish area and heads up the dirt road to Girl Scout. After a short jaunt on Girl Scout the course uses the shortcut to West Leg where it continues back down to Mother and ultimately to the dirt road and to the finish.

5K Course

3.2 miles, 525 ft of vertical climbA steady climb uphill on the mildly-technical Girl Scout trail before reaching the Caldera Lot Aid Station and returning on the moderately technical, but very fast, East Leg trail, followed by the dirt road for approximately 1/2 mile to the finish.

10K Course

6.3 miles, 750 ft of vertical climbStart by running downhill along the beautiful, windy Lower Lake View trail (which lives up to its name) before heading up the River Mountain Trail and the infamous switchbacks, followed by taking Boy Scout back to the Caldera Lot Aid Station and West Leg — the only moderately-technical trail of this course — to the finish.

Half Marathon Course

13.3 miles, 1620 ft of vertical climbBegin by heading up the mildly-technical Girl Scout trail before reaching the Caldera Lot and the first aid station. Continue out and run the Outer Caldera Loop, ending up at the Caldera Lot again before continuing through the Inner Caldera Loop and hitting the Caldera Lot one final time. From there, cruise down West Leg, up and over the saddle conenctor trail onto Mother, a fun winding trail that runs along the side of a steep dropoff, and down onto P.O.W to the Monument Aid Station. Finish it off with a slow grinder up P.O.W. and Par None before flying into the finish.

30K Course

18 miles, 2500 ft of vertical climbCourse description coming soon.

Marathon Course

27.1 miles, 3750 ft of vertical climbCourse description coming soon.


Lil’ Dashers 2K Kids Run

Lil' DashersHave a budding trail runner at home? Bring them out! At 12:30am on race day we’ll kick off the Lil’ Dashers 2K, an introductory trail race just for kids 12 and under. With an aid station serving water and lots of encouragement along an easy-to-follow course, Lil’ Dashers runners will get the full Desert Dash trail race experience! All entrants receive a Lil’ Dashers foldable water bottle and all finishers receive a custom Lil’ Dashers finisher medal.

Race Schedule

Distance Start Time Time Limit Awards Ceremony
Daylight Races
Lil’ Dashers 2K 12:30pm 1 hour
5K 10:00am 1 hour, 35 minutes 11:00am
10K 9:45am 3 hours, 15 minutes 11:45am
Half Marathon 9:30am 6 hours, 30 minutes 12:15pm
The Trailogy 9:30am 6 hours, 30 minutes 2:00pm
30K 8:30am 7 hours, 30 minutes 1:00pm
Marathon 8:00am 8 hours 2:30pm
Moonlight Races
5K 6:45pm 1 hour, 35 minutes 7:30pm
10K 6:30pm 3 hours, 15 minutes 8:30pm
Half Marathon 6:00pm 5 hours 9:15pm
30K 5:00pm 6 hours 10:00pm
Marathon 4:00pm 7 hours 10:30pm

Prizes & Awards

There will be prizes from our sponsors (announced as the race gets closer) for the overall winners of all distances, along with custom-engraved mugs for the top 3 males and top 3 females of each distance.

All finishers will receive a bottle-opener Blood, Sweat & Beers medal created specifically for this year’s race, and all registered runners will receive a Blood, Sweat & Beers tech tee, in either unisex or ladies-fit*.

*To be guaranteed a ladies-fit tech tee in your size, you must register by February 9, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Race Sponsors

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations serving the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 30K and Marathon at the locations listed below:

Race Race Mileage Aid Stations
Mile 1.7 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 4.2 Caldera Aid Station
Half Marathon
Mile 1.7 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 6 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 8.5 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 11.8 Monument Aid Station
Mile 1.7 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 6 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 8.5 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 11.8 Monument Aid Station
Mile 14 Gazebo Aid Station
Mile 17.9 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 1.7 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 7.1 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 11.4 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 13.8 Caldera Aid Station
Mile 17.2 Monument Aid Station
Mile 19.5 Gazebo Aid Station
Mile 23.4 Caldera Aid Station

All aid stations will be stocked with water in water jugs (you must carry your own water bottle), Tailwind Endurance Fuel 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 February 2, 2018 at 11:59pm.

5K 10K Half Marathon 30K Marathon Dirty Double Trailogy
Early Bird Entry
Until 1/12/2018 at 11:59pm
$40 $50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $180
Standard Entry
Until 2/9/2018 at 11:59pm
$50 $60 $70 $80 $90 $100 $210
Late Entry
Until 2/21/2018 at 11:59pm
$60 $70 $80 $90 $100 $110 $240

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, February 23rd from 2pm – 6pm at a location TBA.

Refund Policy

We will provide a 100% credit towards a future Desert Dash event up to 6 weeks from the event (January 12, 2018) if notified via email at or via phone at .

From 6 weeks up to 2 weeks before the event (February 9, 2018) we will issue a 75% credit towards a future event if notified via email, and from 2 weeks up to 72 hours before the event (February 21, 2018) we will issue a 50% credit.

No credit will be issued within 72 hours of or anytime after the event. There are no refunds given.

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