November 10-15, 2024 • Nipton, CA
The stage is set, and the countdown has begun for the most anticipated event of the year, the 2023 Southwest Series, part of the illustrious World’s Best Running Series. It’s more than just a race; it’s a celebration of the running spirit, where time limits are discarded, great food is savored, award-winning medals are earned, and the Loony Running Family unites in their shared passion for running.
This year’s Southwest Series promises to be an extraordinary experience, and the thrill begins with the unique course. The path ahead unfolds on a flat expanse of smooth asphalt, under the unforgiving sun, with no shade to shield you. While the course may seem simple, its raw beauty is in its simplicity. Each step you take connects you with the essence of running, providing a glimpse of the world as you’ve never seen it before.
The Southwest Series is distinctive in its embrace of every runner, regardless of their pace or experience. Here, we believe in the power of unity, where every participant is welcomed into the Loony Running Family. This is not a race against others; it’s a race against yourself, a challenge to push your limits, and a journey of self-discovery.
As you traverse the flat asphalt, you’ll encounter the camaraderie of fellow runners who share your passion. There are no time limits here, no need to rush, only a promise of running together, sharing the journey, and celebrating each stride. The Southwest Series is not a test of speed; it’s a celebration of the human spirit.
This year’s event will once again feature the coveted, award-winning medals, which aren’t just tokens of achievement but symbols of your dedication and determination. Earning one of these medals is not just a personal victory; it’s a testament to the power of your commitment.
The World’s Best Running Series is more than a collection of races; it’s a way of life. It’s the embodiment of the spirit that unites runners across the globe. In the Southwest Series, it’s about running as one, as a part of a greater community, and celebrating the diversity of runners who make up the Loony Running Family.
Every stride you take along this flat course brings you closer to not just the finish line but to the heart of what makes running special. The Southwest Series isn’t just about crossing the finish line; it’s about the journey itself, the people you meet, the camaraderie you share, and the boundless spirit that drives you.
This is the World’s Best Running Series. It’s where runners, both seasoned and beginners, come together. No matter where you’re from, what your pace is, or what your story may be, in this family, we run this country together. The Southwest Series is a testament to the running spirit, a celebration of unity, and an invitation to join the Loony Running Family. Get ready to run, not against each other, but with each other, and celebrate the pure joy of running.
Race Weather & Climate
Nipton, California, is a small, unincorporated community situated in San Bernardino County, located approximately 10 miles south of Primm, Nevada. Known for its remote location in the Mojave Desert, Nipton offers visitors a unique desert escape and is often a stopping point for travelers exploring the nearby Mojave National Preserve and the natural beauty of the region. Its proximity to the Nevada border and its tranquil desert surroundings make it a peaceful destination for those seeking solitude and natural wonders.
On November 10th in Nipton, CA, you can expect an average high temperature of around 65-70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 40-45°F. This date falls in mid-fall, with mild and comfortable weather. Rainfall during this time is generally minimal, with averages around 0.1-0.3 inches.
Southwest Series Marathon Half Marathon Race Results
Southwest Series Marathon Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Southwest Series Marathon Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 6:00 AM PST.
There is no time limit.
To reserve your spot in the 2024 Southwest Series Marathon Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $95.00 and up fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $110.00 and up fee for the marathon.
- There is a $55.00 and up fee for the 10k.
- There is a $45.00 and up fee for the 5k.
- There is a $120.00 and up fee for the 50k.