October 30, 2011
Set amid the master-planned Coyote Springs community approximately fifty miles north of Las Vegas, the Coyote Springs Trail Run is a race to not be missed. Coyote’s trails have been hand-cut by Pardee Homes Vice President Klif Andrews and the “trail hobos,” a group of near-mountain men as rugged as the terrain itself, who make their lives in the backwoods and brush; their appreciation for nature and the thrill of challenging trail has resulted in a system both original in layout and design as well as painstakingly maintained. Paired with the expertise and innovation of Elemental Running and Training, the resulting course will leave runners awe-inspired and breathless, even before the gun goes off.
Elemental Running and Training and Pardee Homes are proud to dedicate the proceeds of this event to the Xtreme Couture G.I. Foundation, which raises money to assist severely wounded veterans and their families as they return to civilian life. Donate directly to the G.I. Foundation during registration to receive an autographed photo of Randy Couture and an Xtreme Couture tee shirt! Fighters will be running the event and attending the festival, so bring your family and friends to watch you race then meet the fighters and wounded service men and women the foundation benefits.
The variety of terrain helps make this course ideal for first-time trail runners, as well as seasoned trail pros. The 10K, ½ Marathon, and Marathon courses traverse the gamut of trail terrain, including dirt fire roads, paved roads, single-track trails, steep as well as gradual climbs and descents, scenic switchbacks, rocky roundabouts, deep canyons, and vast expanses of desert landscape. Both the 10K and ½ Marathon are a single-loop course, while the Marathon is two loops, run in a washing-machine style.
With a regal mountain backdrop, unparalleled views of earth and sky, and the variety among the terrain, runners will easily lose themselves in the beautiful scenery and epic experience. Cresting hills and sailing down switchbacks with previously-unthought-of speed and ease, participants will feed from the serenity and splendor of the landscape. Coyote Springs is the perfect way to escape the routine and comfort of the “usual suspect” courses, and for a masters class in trail with impressive PR potential.
As expected with the rugged landscape, trail shoes are strongly recommended, and gaiters are encouraged. Much of the course is surrounded by undisturbed desert landscape, including cacti and wildlife habitats, so participants should be prepared for the likelihood of encountering common desert critters.
Participants will be required to remain on the trails and within the course boundaries so as to not disturb the natural surroundings. Runners need be conscious of the terrain and exercise care in foot placement.
As with all Coyote Springs Trail Runs, the course will be liberally-marked to ensure participant safety, participant adherence to the course, and ease of following the course, as well as to entertain and encourage. (Dirty Runners Are Sexy!)
The late-October running will take advantage of the temperate Las Vegas-area climate. Typical temperatures will see a high of 70 ⁰F and a low of 47 ⁰F, with no precipitation.
Three aid stations will be located along the course and will offer fuel and hydration options in addition to water and Gatorade. The 10K course will visit one aid station; the ½ Marathon and Marathon will see all three stations, which marathoners will visit twice each. Participants are encouraged to carry their own fluid and fuel and must retain all garbage for proper disposal at an aid station or the staging area. Under no circumstances should any trash or other litter be left out on the course.
Crews will be allowed, but will have access to the runners only from one location on the course. Specific information on crew access will be posted as the event date approaches.
Due to environmental considerations and the need to preserve the integrity of the trails and surroundings, pacers will not be allowed on the course. All participants must register.
- Runners must wear their official race number on the front of their person, where it must be visible at all times.
- Each runner must complete the entire selected course under their own power in order to be eligible for a medal. Changes to a different distance are allowed provided they are communicated to an aid station as well as upon completion of the race.
- Each runner must carry all their own food, fluids and other supplies needed for use between aid stations.
- Runners may not accept aid from their support crew or any other source while on the course and in between aid stations and designated support locations, except in case of a medical emergency.
- Any entrant who is unable or does not desire to finish the race must continue to the nearest aid station. The runner must relinquish their race number to the aid station captain and state their decision to withdraw.
- Absolutely no littering. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the rights of everyone to enjoy them.
Participants traveling by air will arrive at McCarran International Airport. The array of Las Vegas lodging options are available, but ERT recommends Suncoast Hotel and Casino or Aliante Station, as they are the hotel/casinos closest to Coyote Springs in Las Vegas. Suncoast offers free shuttle service from McCarran, for which guests must schedule in advance. Participants wishing to carpool can contact Elemental Running and Training with their request and lodging and contact information and ERT will attempt to facilitate contact for participants to make arrangements.
Approximately equidistant from Coyote Springs as Las Vegas is Mesquite, Nevada. Hotel options there include the CasaBlanca Hotel and Casino, Virgin River Hotel and Casino, and the Falcon Ridge Hotel. Mesquite is 81 miles north of Las Vegas and 57 miles from Coyote Springs. Camping is permitted onsite; however, there are no services or facilities in the area. Room for motor homes is available near the start/finish area and the use of these is welcomed.
In addition to the bevy of entertainment options available in Las Vegas, participants can also take advantage of a variety of specials—including stay-and-play packages—offered by The Chase at Coyote Springs, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, recognized as his finest design and one of the top new courses in the United States. Visit www.coyotesprings.com for more information and to make reservations.
TRAVEL TO COYOTE SPRINGS
FROM LAS VEGAS:
- I-15 North out of Las Vegas, NV
- Exit #64 Great Basin Highway (US 93) – Turn Right
- At NV 168 – Turn Right
- Pardee Homes Coyote Springs Complex – Turn Left
- Follow the signs to the race area
- I-15 South out of Mesquite
- Exit #91, NV 168 – Turn Right
- Pardee Homes Coyote Springs Complex – Turn Right
- Follow the signs to the race area
- Marathon will start at 8:00am.
- ½ Marathon will start at 8:15am.
- 10K will start at 8:30am.
Elemental Running and Training reserves the right to stagger start times in waves, based upon number of final registrants.
All times are local time (Pacific Standard Time) on Sunday, October 30, 2011
Fighter Randy Couture will be addressing the runners via satellite from Bulgaria where he is filming “The Expendables 2,” and will perform the official Marathon start!
There is a 7-hour time limit for all races. Courses will close at 3:00pm. Due to safety considerations, any participants still on the course after this time will be removed.
- Marathon: $90.00
- ½ Marathon: $65.00
- 10K: $40.00
Friday, October 28, 2011
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Fleet Feet Sports Las Vegas
7575 West Washington Ave #123
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Sunday, October 30, 2011
7:00am – 8:00am
Pardee Homes Coyote Springs Start Area
All participants will receive a Coyote Springs technical shirt, a medal (upon completion of the registered events), and goodie bag with tons of unique and custom swag. Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race. Place finishers will be recognized in each ten-year age division.
Each participant will receive two raffle tickets and can choose which prize drawings they wish to enter. Tickets will be available for purchase for $2 each or three for $5. All raffle proceeds go directly to the G.I. Foundation, and our partners and sponsors have been VERY GENEROUS! You do not want to miss out on all you could win! Raffle prizes will be announced as the event date approaches.
A massive, climate-controlled tent will be available at the start/finish area for all spectators, friends, and family to relax and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Catering will be provided for all participants, courtesy of Pardee Homes Las Vegas, and available for a small donation to all spectators and guests. Pastries, coffee, and juices will be available in the morning, with full meal options later in the day. Donations from non-participants will be greatly appreciated and passed along to the G.I. Foundation.
Elemental Running and Training is thrilled to have Las Vegas’ own Chicago Brewing Company at Coyote Springs! Enjoy fantastic craft brews Ramblin’ Reck Amber Ale, Weizenheimer Hefeweizen, All Nighter Premium Light Ale, and the Brew Master’s Homemade Root Beer. Nothing will taste better than a frosty beer after your run, so don’t forget to bring your identification!
The festival area will include booths and displays by many ERT partners, with product samples, demonstrations, and items for sale. You will see:
Wicked Fast Sports Nutrition
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
Train with Coach Jimmy and be ready for race day! Learn about the Coyote Springs Training Program and other run coaching opportunities with Coach Jimmy.
Many thanks to Pardee Homes Las Vegas for their generous sponsorship of the Coyote Springs Trail Runs.