Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, January 13, 2024 • Boulder City, NV • Course Map

Formerly known as the Running From an Angel Marathon & Half Marathon, the newly renamed Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K takes runners on an out-and-back course along the shoreline of the world’s largest man-made lake.

Run around the western (Nevada) side of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the race features a starting and finish line area that’s just minutes from the Hoover Dam, the 726-ft. high marvel of engineering that created the more than 150-square-mile lake from which the park takes its name.

This race, whose counterpart Running With The Devil Marathon & Half Marathon is run in the blazing desert heat of the summer, takes runners from the start at the Boulder Beach Special Events area along the scenic Lakeshore Road and Boulder Beach Highway, which overlook Lake Mead’s crystal-blue waters.

The course is made up entirely of paved surfaces (for all races) along mostly gentle rolling hills, with a few long, gradual uphills and downhills thrown in.

Between miles 5 and 7 come the half-marathon’s steady uphill climb and steepest elevation changes, as the courses rises from a low of about 1,324 feet above sea level at the mile 5 marker to about 1,595 feet just after the 7-mile marker. After the halfway point, runners will experience occasional steep hills for the next four miles before coasting steadily downhill to the finish line.

Due to the race being run on national parklands, the course is open to automobile traffic throughout the duration of the race. Runners are asked to remain always on the lakeshore side of the road throughout the duration of their respective races.

Lake Mead shows its 'bathtub ring' when water levels are low. (Photo by OakleyOriginals/flickr)

Lake Mead shows its ‘bathtub ring’ when water levels are low. (Photo by OakleyOriginals/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located just a few miles south of the entrance to Nevada’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City weather conditions are much like those of nearby Las Vegas — cold and dry in the winter, and hot and dry in the summer.

In January, temperatures average between 41°F and 54°F, while rainfall is very rare — the area averages about 0.7 inches of precipitation for the month.

On the day of the race (Jan. 13), the average low is 38°F and the average high is 52°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the Lake Mead Half Marathon course map here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – full marathon
  • 8:30 AM – half marathon
  • 8:35 AM – 10K
  • 8:40 AM – 5K


  • $70 – $105 for the half marathon
  • $85 – $120 for the full marathon
  • $105 – $140 for the marathon relay
  • $35 – $70 for the 10K
  • $25 – $60 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Boulder City’s Lake Mead Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at the event website below.

Official Race Website


Ever run in the Lake Mead Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Gregg Maul January 18, 2023, 3:26 pm

    request, I think I sent you this request before. I would like to send you a check for the age bracket award for 70 +, I need an amount and address.

    Gregg Maul

  • Karen September 23, 2022, 1:29 pm

    I am working with the Boulder City Hospital foundation. We are in the thought process of organizing a 1/2 marathon. We have some questions that we hope some of your organizers might be able to help us with. Could you please have one of your organizers call me. Thank you for any help on this matter. Karen Pellouchoud 702 250-7628


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