Join Labor of Love
Lovell Canyon Road is a little-used, paved backcountry road that runs north from Highway 160 (the road to Pahrump) into the wild backcountry of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (BLM land) and the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (USFS land). The road provides access to hikes on the backside of the Red Rocks Escarpment, Rocky Gap Road (aka Potato Road), Lovell Summit Road (Lovell Canyon Trailhead), and the Torino Ranch for critically ill and at-risk children.
The 50 mile, Labor of Love Ultramarathon, runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road. Commencing at an elevation of roughly 4500 feet, runners will experience high desert vegetation to include Joshua Trees, Pinion-Juniper, Mountain Rose, Sagebrush, and a relatively lush Toiyabe National Forest not commonly associated with Las Vegas. The road twists and turns thru the canyon; a true treasure of the Spring Mountains N.R.A. enjoying temperatures 10 degrees cooler than the Las Vegas Valley.
The 50 miler runs along the paved Lovell Canyon Road as it twists and turns covering rolling terrain. Lovell Canyon Road is 11 miles in length. You will run the first 26.2 miles together with the marathoners and 50K runners: At mile 11 marathoners, 50K runners and 50 milers will turn around and run 2.1 miles out and back along the same paved road, before returning to this same aid station. You will turn around again and return the 11 paved miles back to the finish line (Aid station "Homebase" for 50K and 50 mile runners). You will then run all the way out 11 miles, back 11 miles, bringing you back to Aid station "Homebase" at your mile 48.08. You'll then have one short final out and back victory lap of 1.92 miles to complete the 50 mile distance. You will never be further than 5.5 miles to your own drop bag (3 locations available). No one climb is too long and for many reasons makes for a great first 50 miler, a possible PR at the distance, while offering a challenge to seasoned runners.
Camping is available at the race venue. It is primitive and there are no facilities. Camping is also available at Red Rock Canyon Campground. Lodging is also available at Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
Post race food at finish line.
Every aid station will have water and energy drink. Aid stations designated "ultra" aid stations will be provisioned additionally with fruit, sweet and salty snacks, basic first aid, Hammer Gel, and other provisions.
All finishers get medals. Awards will also be given to overall male and female winners for each event. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group and overall grand masters awards. Overall Grand Masters: 1st Place Male and Female winner .
There will be a tarp laid out at the start/ finish line for you to leave your gear bags. Please use your own bag and label it with your name.
12 1/2 hrs
Parking will be at/ near the start/ finish line. Please follow the parking volunteers' directions.
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