Ride the Wind

100M/50M/25M/16M/100M Team Relay


100M, 50M, & 100M Relay Saturday, May 2, 2015
25M, 16M Sunday, May 3, 2015

Late Night Lot Trailhead
Highway 160, Las Vegas, NV

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Come Ride the Wind of the Cottonwood Valley Trails!  The course has been designed to include both the north and south sides of Red Rock National Conservation Area.  Do not miss the opportunity to experience the incredible vistas and vast array of desert landscape. Ride the Wind is not an easy experience. Where we lack in elevation we make up for in terrain, the Las Vegas desert landscape, and little to no shade.



The loop course is run counterclockwise and will consist of single-track and dirt roads.  There are some areas of flat, fast gravel and dirt, but the majority of the terrain is rocky and technical.  Gaiters are highly recommended.

100M will consist of four 25-mile loops
Total Elevation Gain – 8800ft

50M will consist of a two 25-mile loops
Total Elevation Gain – 4400ft

25M will consist of one 25-mile loop
Total Elevation Gain – 2200ft


Printable and downloadable maps are available on the MapMyRun Elemental Running page. We suggest you add the MapMyRun application to your smart phone, print a map, or add the .gpx file to your Garmin.
25M Loop Map25K Loop Map



Click for the latest Blue Diamond weather forecast.

Sunrise 5:47am
Sunset 7:28pm


Sunrise 5:46am
Sunset 7:29pm



Three aid stations plus the Start/Finish are provided along the course.  All aid stations have vehicular access; however, to minimize traffic, crews are allowed at the Blue Diamond and Late Night Lot, only.  Aid stations will supply water, Heed, Hammer gels, Endurolytes, soda, and snacks.

Be aware that aid stations may or may not be manned at any point over the weekend. It is your responsibility to sign in on the check in sheet.

Aid Station Mile Next Aid Drop Bag
Late Night 0 5.0 X
Red Valley 5.0 4.0
Late Night 9.0 4.0 X
Blue Diamond 13.0 5.5 X
Black Velvet 18.5 6.5
Late Night 25.0 0



Crews will be allowed but will have access to the runners at the Start/Finish(Late Night), Blue Diamond, and Cottonwood only.

Pacers will be allowed for the 100M runners, only, after completion of two loops (at mile 50).



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.

All runners must review and acknowledge receipt of the Bureau of Land Management Threatened Desert Tortoise Information.

BLM Tortoise Info Rules




Participants traveling by air will arrive at McCarran International Airport.

The Cottonwood Trailhead is located in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, about 20 minutes west of Las Vegas, but not in the Scenic Loop Road area. The trailhead is located on Highway 160, west of the intersection with Highway 159 (West Charleston Blvd). This trailhead is not in the fee area.

From town, drive out towards Red Rock. From West Charleston at the entrance to the Scenic Loop Road, continue west on Charleston Blvd (Hwy 159) all the way past Blue Diamond town to Highway 160. Turn right onto Highway 160, towards Pahrump, and drive west for about 5 miles. Watch for a paved parking lot on the right hand side.  Park here; this is the trailhead.


The Cottonwood Valley Trails are approximately 20 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.  The Start/Finish Area is approximately 10 miles from any lodging.  The following are the closest hotel options:

Silverton Hotel and Casino
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas Strip South
7830 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89123

Emerald Suites South Las Vegas Boulevard
9145 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89123





The 100M will run on a 6 week early bird special from May 19th, 2014 to June 30th, 2014 for $99!!

Until April 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm

100M $175
50M $100
25M $65
16M $55
100M Relay $500


If the race does not sell out, we will accept registrations at Packet Pickup and Race Morning.

**You must register by Sunday April 19th in order to be guaranteed a shirt and your requested size!

Race Directors: Elemental Running is happy to offer you free entry with reciprocal race entry.  Please email us with your request.

Elemental Running is owned and operated by Veterans so we appreciate the service to country. If you are a veteran please CONTACT US and we will be happy to extend you a discount.




Volunteers are an essential element of any race, but especially for trail races. We have some of the best volunteers and we are always looking for some more.

Volunteers earn entry to an Elemental Running race of equal or lesser distance.




Friday, May 1st, 2015
Red Rock Running Company
7350 W Cheyenne Ave. Ste 106
Las Vegas, NV 89129
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Race Start/Finish
Late Night Lot Trailhead
7:00am – 8:00am

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Race Start/Finish
Late Night Lot Trailhead
7:00am – 8:00am



All participants will receive a technical shirt and a finisher medal (upon completion of the registered event).  Awards will be presented for the top men’s and women’s finishers in each race. Distribution and depth of age group awards is dependent upon participant field.

100M finishers will receive a 100M finishers buckle.

Winners must be present to receive all finisher awards and raffle prizes. No awards or prizes will be mailed.

Runner instructions will be given ten (10) minutes prior to the race start. Runners are responsible for hearing all instructions, checking the website for updates, and reviewing the participant instructions email that will be sent and posted on Facebook and Twitter no later than Friday before the race.

Gear check will be available at the Start/Finish Area. Runners must mark their items clearly with their name and place them in the gear check area. Gear check is to be used at the runners’ risk; Elemental Running is not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.


Parking is available in the Late Night Lot. Please do not park on the restroom side of the lot.



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