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Nevada > Running with the Devil Marathon, Half Marathon, 50K, 10K & 5K
Boulder City, NV  •  Saturday, June 29, 2013  •  Course Map


Ready to run in desert heat and blazing summer sun? Then the Running With The Devil races, a series of running events that includes a half marathon, full marathon, 10K, 5K and 50-mile race, may just be the race for you. More than 400 runners crossed the finish line in all races combined in 2012, including just over 110 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Set along the shores of the gorgeous, scenic Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the Nevada (western) side of the lake, the race is truly one only for the hardiest of competitors, as it is run in some of the most challenging weather conditions of any road race anywhere in America, in the hot, sweltering summer sun of the Nevada desert.

The race follows exactly the same course along the lake as its wintertime counterpart, the Running From An Angel Marathon & Half Marathon that is run each January, from the starting line at the Boulder Beach Special Events Beach area up along the Lakeshore Road and Boulder Beach Highway. The course for the race is paved throughout, and features a number of gently rolling hills from beginning to end.

As in the "Angel" race (which is run in the much cooler and forgiving weather of January) Between miles 2 and 4 come the half-marathon's steepest elevation changes, as the courses rises from a low of about 1,250 feet above sea level at the mile 2 marker to about 1,539 feet just after the 4-mile marker. Runners will experience this elevation change in reverse on the return route, as the course is an out-and-back run to the 6.55-mile marker, where the road begins its westward turn for the longer race event participants.

Because the race being run on national parklands, the course is open to car 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. The scheduled starting times for the races are 6:00 AM for the 50K ultramarathon and the full marathon, followed by the half marathon at 6:30 AM, the 5K at 6:45 and the 10K at 6:50 AM.

Note: Due to the race's scheduling in June, the hot conditions can cause difficulties for runners at any point in the race. Organizers encourage runners to learn more about how to train for and respect the heat when running, and have provided this set of precautions and preparations for training and running in the heat.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Nevada's southernmost corner, just over 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Boulder City typically experiences weather much like that of its larger neighboring city to the west, with sometimes very hot weather in the summer and very dry conditions year-round.

In June, average monthly temperatures range between 71°F and 94°F, while rainfall totals average barely more than a tenth of an inch for the month. On the day of the race (June 29), the average low is 75°F and the average high is 98°F.

Course Map

View the race route map for the Running with the Devil Half Marathon


$65 for the half marathon, if registered by February 12, 2013
$75 between Feb. 13 - June 16
$80 between June 17 - 27
$90 after June 27


To reserve your spot in any of the race distances at the early summer 2013 running of Boulder City's Running with the Devil races, register online at Active.com.

Official Race Website


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