Las Vegas Turkey Trot - Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam, 8th Annual




Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the NEW Colorado River Bridge.

In Your Face    Awesome!

Check out our Swag

8 AM
5k Run/Walk
8:05 AM
1 Mile Stroll
8:10 AM

Course Description: It's Vegas, Baby! 18 Miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Breaking News! Entire course has been newly graded and is smooth and hard. Tired of the same old races? Then try something really different. Run is out and back on old railroad track long since removed and now part of the the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy. We run right above Lake Mead for entire event. No steep climbs here, but there are gradual "grades" used in the hauling of supplies to Hoover Dam during the early thirties. Entire elevation gain is only 492 feet. On the way to Hoover Dam, the runner passes through six (6) tunnels on this course in each direction.  Bodacious.  A GUARANTEED SMOOTH course with ONE LAP ONLY. This is a spectator friendly event, so please bring your family. There is no vehicular traffic on this course, so you may take as long as you want to finish this event. We advise against baby strollers nor animals are allowed on the course during event. Check out: Trail History. A participants view of the course: YouTube

Location: Four miles north of the Hoover Dam on Hwy 93 (at the exact 4 mile post) on the property of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Turn on Lakeshore Drive at the Alan Bible Visitor Center. Area locator MAP

An event you will remember for a lifetime. Lots of fun in the AM, gobs of turkey and football in the PM. Zero guilt.  So, who loves ya baby?

  • Conveniently Located. Only 700 yards to race Start/Finish. Hotel is 4 miles North of the Hoover Dam on Hwy 93.
  • Special Room Rates: TBA Call 702.293.5000 and book today.
  • ALL PARKING is at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino across the street at their Chevron station with a half mile walk to the starting line.
  • Super Easy Packet Pick Up
    November 25 or 26th: For Runners who registered on-line by 11/24 Pick Up at Village Runner. Click onto their logo to the left for directions. We know this is not possible for a few athletes, so early packet pick up on event day at race site is OK.
  • Late Registration & Late Packet Pick Up: In person with CASH on November 26th 2 to 6 PM. This will be the very last chance to register. No Race Day Registration.
  • Location: Village Runner - Henderson 217 N. Stephanie St. Henderson, NV 89074 (702) 898-7866. Map


Beat the 70 year old turkey in the 12k. We promise to get you home early. Can't make awards ceremony? Don't worry, we will mail them to you except alabaster sculptures!

  • Goodies: Absolutely ALL who register get: event specific SPORT-TEC DRY WEAVE shirt, ceramic mug and one of 1150 finisher medals, (903 finishers in '13) food & drink. Register now and get a complete list of your competitors. 12k & 5k get timing chips, finish times and awards.
  • Chip Timing: Top Gun Timing
  • Awards: Best overall awards in the business! Overall and Master get Colorado Alabaster Sculptures valued at $650 and $450 respectively each. Each division has age group awards are plaques 3 deep in 5 year age groups. 12k starts at 19 and under, 5K add additional 14 and under and 15 to 19 age groups. No awards for 1 mile stroll.  First 1150 FINISHERS GET FINISHER MEDALS.
  • Cancellation Policy: There are NO REFUNDS. You can cancel up to 21 days prior to event for a TRANSFER to a future MME event within the next 12 months. Within 20 days or less, there are NO TRANSFERS. Please check the countdown timer above the pricing schedule. You can switch divisions anytime prior to race day for a fee of $5 plus any entry fee differences. Don't you wish all events had this friendly & liberal policy?

By 10/25 @ 11:59 PM

By 11/25 @ 10 AM

12K Run
5K Run/Walk
1 Mile Stroll
  • Register On-Line with a credit card:    Closes 11/25 at 10 AM.
  • Register By Mail with a check: Race Entry. Closes with a postmark no later than 11/12.