Saturday, March 27, 2021 • Henderson, NV • Course Map
Part of a series of races organized by the Triple Dare Running Company here in the Las Vegas area throughout the year, the Trail Trashed Half Marathon is just one of six races for adults (and one for kids) that run the challenging hills and trails of Sloan Canyon in the spring each year.
Where does the race start? In Hidden Falls Park just south of Henderson, which itself lies just a short drive from nearby Las Vegas. The 18-acre park lies just behind a shopping center on one side and hills and trails on the other side, where you’ll find the trailhead for the Armagosa Trail.
What’s the course like? Organizers say there’s plenty of single-track technical trails, which start running uphill right after you leave the starting line on the back side of the park. There’s plentiful views of the mountains and hills all around, the gorgeous rock formations that this region is known for, and lots of rocky, desert terrain shown in the photos below.
The difference in the race elevation at its lowest and highest points is some 500 feet, so you’ll experience lots of climbing and descending as you run through the hills of Sloan Canyon, along the Armagosa Trail and Heart of Henderson Loop.
You’ll even be able to see the Las Vegas Strip in the distance from many points on the trail, organizers say.
Where can I stay overnight before the race? Organizers note that lodging is available at the nearby Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station. Special race rates are available; check the race website for more information.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just outside Las Vegas in Nevada’s southern corner, Henderson typically sees its highest rainfall total of the year in March, which is still relatively paltry at less than an inch on average for the month. Average temperatures for March range between 46ºF and 65ºF.
On race day (March 27), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 67ºF.
- 2019 Trail Trashed Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Trail Trashed Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Trail Trashed Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Trail Trashed Half Marathon Results
- 5:00 AM – 50-miler early start, 50K early start
- 6:00 AM – 50-miler, 50K
- 7:00 AM – full marathon
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:30 AM – 10K
- 9:00 AM – 5K
- 10:00 AM – 1-mile
- $55 and up for the half marathon
- $85 and up for the 50K
- $95 and up for the 50-mile
- $65 and up for the full marathon
- $45 and up for the 10K
- $40 and up for the 5K
- $25 and up for the 1-mile
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of Henderson’s Trail Trashed 100-miler, 50-miler, marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at UltraSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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