Valley of Fire
“The Valley of Fire Marathon in southeastern Nevada may be the most beautiful marathon in America – perhaps in the world… This race certainly goes on your short list of most-unforgettable marathons.”
-Marathon & Beyond Magazine, July-August 2011
Marathon distance on hiatus starting 2013.
This is the hardest race you will ever love. Come run in the Red Rock desert of Valley of Fire State Park. The challenge is to continue running amidst scenery so beautiful you’ll be tempted to stop and snap a picture. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages.
We have non-stop hills and scenery that will both literally and figuratively take your breath away! Honestly, there’s not a single flat mile on any of the race distance routes. So please train accordingly. We offer the amenities of BIG races but in a small race venue.
The Official Charities of Valley of Fire Marathon are Challenged Athletes Foundation and Project Athena Foundation. A portion of each registration fee, any additional donations from you or fundraising you would choose to do goes to benefit disabled athletes and women recovering from injury or illness to live adventurous lives. Now you can run in one of the most beautiful places in the world and help others while you do so. It’s win win. Of course, if you have a favorite charity you generally race and raise funds for, we certainly encourage that too!
For 2013, we’ll continue to invite members of the United States Military to run a “Shadow Race” by running one of the race distances we offer, wherever they’re stationed, on or around the date of our event. We will “sponsor” the first 20 military members who contact us, by sending them a race shirt and finisher medal for participating.
The race is limited to 500 runners, primarily due to restricted parking availability and the very remote location. It’s a “small-town” race with a big race feel! We do our best to provide a world-class experience for you! Come join us!
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