November 2nd, 2013
Course | Weather | Aid Stations | Support Crew & Pacers | Performance Rules | Travel & Lodging
Race Start & Time Limits | Fees | Packet Pick-up | Race Day | Finish Festival | Training Programs | Results
- 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 of the Major Coyote Loop, a 16.6-mile loop; the Minor Coyote Loop is a 13.3-mile loop that comprises the Marathon and Half Marathon course; 10K is a 6.2-mile excerpt of the Minor Loop. Each loop is primarily single-track, with a short distance of out-and-back dirt road at the end of each loop. Please note: due to runner feedback, we have modified the course to eliminate the drudgery of the out-and-back at the end of each loop! This portion will now be only 1.5 miles and will avoid the soft, sinking sand.
100M will consist of 6 loops, with combined surface of:
74 miles single track
22 miles dirt road
4 miles hardball
Elevation: 6222′ gain/6222′ loss
100M will consist of 6 loops
50M will consist of 3 loops
Marathon will consist of 2 Minor loops
½ Marathon will consist of 1 Minor loop
10K will consist of 1 abbreviated loop
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 early-November running will take advantage of the temperate Las Vegas-area climate. Typical temperatures will see a high of nearly 70 ⁰F and a low in the mid 40s ⁰F, with no precipitation. Expect some wind.
Aid Station Information
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Three aid stations (2 stations 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 all aid stations.
A fourth aid station will be available at the base of the switchbacks (approximately Mile 1.0 and 5.0) for the 10K runners. This aid station will be available for the use of all runners until the completion of the 10K event. 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.
Crews will be allowed and will have access to the runners from three 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).
- 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. Runners dropping to a lower distance after the start are not eligible for place awards.
- 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
- 100M and 50M will start at 7:00am
- Marathon and Half Marathon will start at 7:15am
- 10K will start at 7:30am
Time guideline for the 100M is 33 hours; however, this is a guideline, only. We will not pull any runner off the course, provided they remain in good physical and mental condition. All runners completing the distance will receive a custom buckle. Those finishing in under 24:00 will receive a silver buckle. Winners earn a gold buckle. Finishers in greater than 24:00 hours receive a bronze buckle.
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 Daylight Time) on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. 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 midnight, October 2nd:
- 100M: $150
- 50M: $100
- Marathon: $80
- ½ Marathon: $60
- 10K: $45
Until midnight, October 16th:
- 100M: $160
- 50M: $110
- Marathon: $90
- ½ Marathon: $70
- 10K: $55
Until midnight, October 30th:
- 100M: $170
- 50M: $120
- Marathon: $100
- ½ Marathon: $80
- 10K: $65
Registration is available exclusively on
Online registration is available until midnight on Wednesday, October 30th. You must register no later than Wednesday, October 16th in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size. We will accept late registrations at Packet Pickup and Race Morning; fees increase by $10 for all distances.
Race Directors: ERT is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry. Please email us with your request.
Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for an ultra. And we have some of the best! Interested in volunteering? Email us. In additional to a sweet volunteer tee (you know you want one!), we thank you with free entry into any ERT race this year. And lots of hugs and kisses.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Fleet Feet Sports Las Vegas
7575 West Washington Ave #123
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
6:15am – 6:45am
Coyote Springs Start 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.
100M finishers will receive a custom buckle; 100M finishers in 24:00 or less will earn the special edition silver buckle. 100M winners are awarded the gold buckle.
Each participant will receive a raffle ticket for the prize drawing. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $2 each or three for $5. Raffle prizes will be announced as the event date approaches.
All spectators, crew, friends, and family are welcome to relax at the start/finish area and enjoy the atmosphere while cheering on their runners. Plenty of food and beverages will be provided for all. 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 designated charitable beneficiary.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so contact ERT today if you or your organization wishes to be represented at the festival.
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Many thanks to Pardee Homes Las Vegas for their generous support of the Coyote Springs Trail Runs.