Saturday, March 31, 2018 • Laughlin, NV • Course Map
Follow a course that unfolds along the twisting, winding Colorado River on the border between Nevada and California at the Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon & 5K, a mostly flat race event that is run over a packed dirt and gravel course.
Set along the northwest side of the Avi Resort and Casino in the Mojave Valley, the race welcomes more than 200 runners each year for the 13.1-mile half marathon and the 5K combined.
Really more of a trail race than a road race, the course for the Laughlin half marathon captures the signature sights and scenic views of southwestern Nevada and the Arizona desert.
Dusty dirt trails form the terrain for much of the race, while the peaks of nearby mountains like Mount Manchester to the west rise above the horizon in the distance. And the area is sparsely populated — as well as being free of car traffic — to add to the feeling of being out away from it all.
The course follows and out-and-back loop that starts near the resort and takes runners northward, running entirely along the riverbanks, until reaching the 6.55-mile mark, where participants then turn around and make their way back to the finish line.
The location of the starting line for the race — at 10000 Aha Macav Parkway in Laughlin — is about a 90-minute drive from Las Vegas.
Race Weather & Climate
Dry, moderate-to-mild weather is the norm in the Laughlin area in the early spring, though it can get quite warm this time of year. In March, area temperatures average between 52°F and 77°F, while rainfall is almost nonexistent — the city averages just over three quarters of an inch of rainfall for the month.
On race day (March 31), the average low is 52°F and the average high is 80°F.
- 2017 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon Results
- 7:00 AM – half marathon
- 7:15 AM – 5K
- $40 – $55 for the half marathon
- $30 – $45 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of the Laughlin/Runnercard Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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