Coyote Springs Trail Run 100M/50M/13.1M/10K
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
4852 State Highway 168
Moapa, NV 89037
Course | Weather | Aid Stations | Support Crew & Pacers | Rules | Travel & Lodging
Race Start & Time Limits | Fees | Packet Pick-up | Race Day | Results | Race Reports
We are honored and grateful to have the 100M and 50M distances as qualifying races for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc Series! Merci, et Bon Courage!
- 100M — 3 pts
- 50M — 1 pt
Many thanks to the North Face and UTMB for their support of this event!
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.
All courses traverse the gamut of trail terrain, including dirt fire road, paved road, single-track trail, climbs and descents both steep and gradual, scenic switchbacks, rocky roundabouts, deep canyon, and vast expanses of desert landscape. The variety of terrain helps make this course ideal for first-time trail runners, as well as seasoned trail pros.
Ultra distances will consist of loops and short out and backs. Each loop is primarily single-track, with a short distance of out-and-back dirt road at the end of each loop.
100M will consist of 6 loops, with combined surface of:
74 miles single track
21 miles dirt road
5 miles hardball
100M will consist of 6 loops (16.66 miles)
100K will consist of 4 loops, each with a truncated out-and-back (15.5 miles)
50M will consist of 3 loops (16.66 miles)
50K will consist of 2 loops, each with a truncated out-and-back (15.5 miles)
Marathon will consist of 2 loops with no out-and-back (13.4 miles)
½ Marathon will consist of 1 loop no out-and-back (13.4 miles)
10K will consist of 1 separate loop
With a regal mountain backdrop, unparalleled views of earth and sky, and varied 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 courses.
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.
As with all Coyote Springs Trail Runs, the course will be liberally marked to ensure participant safety and ease of adherence to the course, as well as to entertain and encourage.
The early November race will take advantage of the temperate Las Vegas–area climate. Typical temperatures will see a high of nearly 70⁰F and a low in the mid-40s⁰F, with no precipitation. Expect some wind and be prepared for any kind of weather.
11/01/14 Sunrise – 07:02am/Sunset – 5:44pm
11/01/14 Moonphase – Waxing Gibbous – 3/4 Moon
11/02/14 Sunrise – 06:03am/Sunset – 4:43pm
Coyote Springs Trail Runs Aid Stations
Two aid stations (1 station plus the start/finish area) will be located along the course and will offer fuel and hydration options in addition to water and electrolyte drink. Crew access and drop bags will be available at aid station 2 and the start/finish area.
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.
Aid stations will feature several flavors of electrolyte drink, electrolyte gels, and electrolyte tabs, in addition to fruit and other sweet and salty snacks.
SUPPORT CREW & PACERS
Crews will be allowed and will have access to the runners from two locations on the course. Specific information on crew access and directions will be available at the Start/Finish Area.
Pacers will be allowed for the 100M runners, only. Runners are eligible for pacing after completion of the third of six loops (at the 50M point).
BLM Desert Tortoise Information
Coyote Springs Desert Tortoise Information
AIR TRAVEL & LODGING
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
4852 State Highway 168
Moapa, NV 89037
FROM LAS VEGAS:
- I-15 North out of Las Vegas, NV
- Exit #64 Great Basin Highway (US 93) – Turn Left – 29 miles
- At NV 168 – Turn Right – 2.8 miles
- Coyote Springs Waste Water Treatment Plant Sign – Turn Left – 1 mile
- Follow the signs to the race area
- I-15 South out of Mesquite
- Exit #91, NV 168 – Turn Right
- Coyote Springs Waste Water Treatment Plant Sign – Turn Right – 1 mile
- Follow the signs to the race area
Entrance is right next to the Coyote Springs Waste Treatment Plant. (Large circular tank and building)
RACE START & TIME LIMITS
Saturday, November 1st:
100M – 6:30am
100K – 7:00am
50M – 7:30am
50K – 8:00am
Sunday, November 2nd:
Marathon – 7:00am
Half Marathon – 7:30am
10K – 8:00am
Race cutoff for the 100M is 36 hours; however, this is at the Race Directors discretion.
All times are local time (Pacific Daylight Time). Please note: Standard Time resumes on Saturday night/Sunday morning! Local time will “fall back” one hour overnight, so please adjust accordingly for travel plans.
Until 11:59pm, October 2nd:
- 100M: $150
- 100K: $125
- 50M: $100
- 50K: $90
- Marathon: $80
- ½ Marathon: $60
- 10K: $45
Until 11:59pm, October 23rd:
- 100M: $160
- 100K: $135
- 50M: $110
- 50K: $100
- Marathon: $90
- ½ Marathon: $70
- 10K: $55
- 100M: $170
- 100K: $145
- 50M: $120
- 50K: $110
- Marathon: $100
- ½ Marathon: $80
- 10K: $65
Registration is available exclusively on
Online registration is available until 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 30th. You must register no later than Thursday, October 16th in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size.
Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry. Please email us with your request.
CAN I GET A VOLUNTEER?!
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for an ultra. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Click on the volunteer link and fill out the form. In additional to a volunteer tee, we thank you with free entry into any ERT race of equal or lesser distance.
Saturday, November 1st, 2014 and Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
5:00am – 8:00am at the Coyote Springs Start/Finish Area
All participants will receive a technical shirt, a medal (upon completion of the registered event), 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.
All runners completing the distance will receive a custom buckle.
There will be a new design in 2014. Pictures to come when they come in.
Shane Nuthall – 21:58:28
Liz Bauer – 28:16:15
2012 Coyote Springs 100M - Race Report
Many thanks to Pardee Homes Las Vegas, Coyote Springs Holdings, and the BLM for their generous support of the Coyote Springs Trail Runs.