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.
Hilly August Nights
When: Aug. 25
Where: 215 beltway trail at Cheyenne/Cliff Shadows Park
Eric Larsen puts on "Community Running Series" through his company Bristlecone Events.
Extraterrestrial Full Moon
When: Aug. 25-26
Where: State Route 375 near Area 51
The Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon, 1/2, 10K, 5K & 51K are run on the weekend closest to the full moon, starting at midnight for the marathon.
When: Sept. 15
Where: Mountain's Edge Exploration Peak Park
The family-friendly 5K helps raise money for Candlelighters, a nonprofit organization that supports local families battling childhood cancer. Other activities at the event include a kids zone with bounce houses, a bone marrow drive, a raffle, and food.
When: 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.
Veterans Village 5K Run and Fun Walk
When: Nov. 3
Where: Symphony Park
The Veterans Village 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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