Ancient Aliens - Future Date TBD

 

About the race:

Calico Racing has been directing our Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight race along the Extraterrestrial Highway, on the fringes of Area 51 annually since 2007. Our longest continuously run event is now approaching our 17th year in August!

Over the past 16 years (and 1 year of Alien Escape, newly introduced amid covid for 2020) we have accumulated loads of left over medals. Enough so to have an “all aliens” themed recycled style run!

Ancient Aliens features a hybrid style event; part recycled style, part a new twist on our vintage art styles! Medals and awards will be ancient (i.e. left over) medals from past ET and Alien Escape races. But the event shirts will be an updated version of early year shirt artwork- printed just for this event!


Registration

5K10K1/2 Marathon1 Mile
Early Entry
Thru Aug 31
$35$40$75$25
Standard Entry
Sep 1-Oct 16
$40$45$80$30
Late Entry
Oct 17-Nov 10 @ 12 p.m.
$45$50$85$35
On site
Cash Only
$55$60$95$40

Online Registration is OPEN for 2022!

*ALL race entries include a custom technical shirt, "ancient" (left over) finishers' medal, event timing, post race food, award eligibility, aid stations, and a fun time! *Please note the 1  Mile is untimed.

CLICK HERE for mail in entry form: Not yet open for future date

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Course

Sunset Regional Park: History Walk Trails (Paved)

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

SUNSET PARK MAP

The History Walk paved trails are completely removed from vehicular traffic. The path is mostly flat with only slight inclines/ declines- setting the stage for a PR, or perfect for the beginning runner. The course is walker and stroller friendly. Enjoy views of the Las Vegas Strip, Frenchman's Mountain, landing aircraft, bunnies, and be close to the Vegas action!

5K: The 5K course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along  the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, and brown paths- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 3.1 miles; total distance= 3.1 miles.

10K: The 10K course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, brown, and turquoise paths. The 10K loops back near the start/ finish line at their mile 4.37. Then turns around for a short 0.92 mile out and back- finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 4.37 miles, Lap 2= 1.84 miles; total distance= 6.21 miles. The 10K course splits off from the 5K at mile 1.85; and runs together with the 1/2 Marathoners until mile 5.29.

1/2 Marathon: The 1/2 Marathon course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  counter clockwise along the purple path (see map). The course utilizes portions of the purple, pink, brown, and turquoise paths. The 1/2 Marathon makes 3 identical laps, turning around back near the start/ finish at their miles 4.37 and 8.74, and finishing back where you started. Lap 1= 4.37 miles, Lap 2= 4.37 miles; Lap 3= 4.37 miles; total distance= 13.11 miles. The 1/2 Marathon course splits off from the 5K at mile 1.85; and from the 10K at mile 5.29.

1 Mile (untimed): The 1 Mile Distance course starts at the History Walk near the Dunes Overlook and runs  one smaller counter- clockwise loop along the purple path, western most loop (see map). Note: the 1 Mile Distance starts in the SAME direction as the other distances, but will finish from the opposite direction as the other distances. (This will clearly be explained on site race morning.)

** Calico Racing reserves the right to make any necessary course changes required per the permitting body and is subject to final permit approval.

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Aid Stations

Aid stations will be spaced 1-2 miles apart and will provide cupped water and Hammer Heed energy drink. Please use the trash bins provided.


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Schedule and Packet Pickup

Saturday, November 12, 2022

  • 6:30am: Athletes may begin arriving to collect their race packets at the start line near the entrance to the History Walking Trails. 2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120
  • 8am: Start of the 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, and 1 Miler all together.
  • 11:30am: Course officially closes

Please arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to your start time to collect your packet. Packet pick up will be located near the start/ finish line at Sunset Park at the entrance to the History Walk trails (paved)


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Parking

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Parking is at Sunset Regional Park near the start line. This area is best accessed from the EASTERN AVENUE side entrance, which is just south of Sunset and just north of Warm Springs.

  • As a courtesy, the below Google Map link is provided for those who choose to follow GPS. Please note this is a courtesy only, and we accept no responsibility for you not arriving at the proper location. Following the clear and easy written directions below will get you to the race.
  • GOOGLE MAP

***There are 2 entrances on Eastern Avenue, use the south entrance which is right next to the History Walk. So if you are heading northbound on Eastern, it is the first entrance into Sunset Park after crossing Warm Springs. If you are turning off of Sunset Road and heading southbound on Eastern, it is the second entrance into Sunset Park.


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Travel

AIRPORT AND CAR RENTALS

Las Vegas' Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) serves the Las Vegas Valley. Numerous air carriers and rental car companies service this airport. This airport is located within 10 minutes of "The Strip", and ~10 minutes to the race venue at Sunset Park.

There is no race provided transportation from the Strip. A rental car, taxi, or uber is advised.


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Awards

* All finishers get medals. **

**Note the theme of this race is "Ancient" Aliens! So medals and awards will be "ancient" (i.e. left over) from our past ET and Alien Escape races since 2007.

Awards will be something inspired by nature and/or the surrounding area and the theme of the race.

Overall Male and Female winners for each event (5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon) go 3 deep. Overall winners will be taken out of the running for age group awards.

Age group: Male and Female winners for each event (5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon) goes to first place only. 10 year age groups as follows: under 20; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+. Youth age groups for the 5K and 10K only will include male and female 0-9; 10-14; and 15-19.

NOTE: Overall and Age Group awards are determined based off of GUN TIME.

NOTE: Awards will be handed out at the finish line very shortly after runners start finishing, and will continue as award winners come in. Please listen for your name to be called if you think you may have placed. Awards not collected on site will be subject to a shipping charge if they are requested to be mailed (USA only) no later than  1 week after the race. Payment of $10 per award is to be made via Paypal account: calicoracing@hotmail.com  with your shipping address and award in the memo. *Please read the above award categories to ensure you are eligible for an award


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Additional Info

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Please join Calico Racing and Stimulus Technologies in partnering with Three Square Food Bank to provide meals for our hungry neighbors. Food is the most basic of needs and during this challenging time, it is essential that Three Square continues making healthy meals available. You can make a difference in the fight against hunger by donating directly to Three Square. If you would like to join us today in making a donation, please do so here:  https://www.threesquare.org/stimulustech

FOOD DRIVE:  We will additionally be hosting a food drive on site on race day at Ancient Aliens. We invite you to bring a canned food item for donation.


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Hotels

Hotels closest to Sunset Park

  • Hampton Inn & Suites, Las Vegas Airport; 0.39 miles away
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas Airport; 1.98 miles away
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton, Las Vegas Airport; 2.64 miles away
  • Best Western McCarran Inn; 3.03 miles away

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Directions

2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Sunset Regional Park: History Walk: CLICK HERE FOR MAP

(This is the southern end of the park, closest to Eastern and Warm Springs.)

  • As a courtesy, the below Google Map link is provided for those who choose to follow GPS. Please note this is a courtesy only, and we accept no responsibility for you not arriving at the proper location. Following the clear and easy written directions below will get you to the race.
  • GOOGLE MAP

***There are 2 entrances on Eastern Avenue, use the south entrance which is right next to the History Walk. So if you are heading northbound on Eastern, it is the first entrance into Sunset Park after crossing Warm Springs. If you are turning off of Sunset Road and heading southbound on Eastern, it is the second entrance into Sunset Park.


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Gear Bags

GEAR BAGS

Parking for this event is within steps from the start/ finish line, so most people will choose to leave their belongings in their cars. For those without a vehicle, 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. Please note these are not checked nor guarded, so no valuables please. Please also remember to retrieve your bags after the race, as bags will not be mailed after the event.


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Photos


Results

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