Running events in Las Vegas | 2018

Whether you're looking for a fun walk with friends or a seriously challenging run, here is a list of races throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Girls on the Run Las Vegas 5K Run/Walk
When: May 6
Where: UNLV
This year's race will have cheer zones with girls' families and UNLV athletic teams, special visits from mascots such as UNLV's Hey Reb! and the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, a Race Warm-up led by Health Plan of Nevada's Dr. Health E. Hound and UNLV athletes, and a Sparkle Zone to let program participants glam up with colored hairspray glitter paint. The run benefits Girls on the Run, a youth-development program that aims to help young girls build self-confidence through physical activity. 

Flight of Fire/Night of Fire
May 12
Where: Red Rock Canyon
Both trail races at Red Rock Canyon include a 5K, a 10K, and a half marathon option. Registration is limited to 200 people to ensure scenic views throughout the course. Starting times vary depending on the length of the race.

Lupus of Nevada's Nature Walk & Run
When: May 26
Where: Springs Preserve 
Money from the Nature Walk & Run will help support Lupus of Nevada's outreach, educational awareness, and advocacy on behalf of those affected by lupus. Day-of registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7 a.m.

Tough Mudder
Oct. 20-21
Where: Lake Las Vegas
This 10-mile obstacle course race isn't for the faint of heart. You'll hoist yourself over wooden walls, wade through icy waters, and dash through live electrical wires. There's also a 5-mile option for those who are new to obstacle course racing. Start times vary depending on event type.

Shango 5K Run and Fun Walk
When: Nov. 3
Where: Symphony Park
The Shango 5K Run and Fun Walk will circle the streets of Downtown Las Vegas to raise money for Veterans Village, which helps homeless vets find housing, food, clothing, medical services, and transportation. Registration starts at 7 a.m., and the run begins at 8:30 a.m. The event will also feature entertainment, food and local vendors, and an appearance by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. 

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
When: Nov. 10-11
Where: Las Vegas Boulevard, between Harmon and Park avenues.
In one of the few events that shuts down the Strip, this year's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will have an all-new start line in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard. The course takes runner past iconic Vegas sights such as the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, Downtown Las Vegas and Fremont Street, and the Fountains of Bellagio. The 5K race is on Nov. 10, and the 10K, half marathon and marathon race is on Nov. 11.

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