Ever run a race in 2 states?
How about 2 times zones?
I first heard about Run Laughlin about 2 years ago. It first jumped out at me because it was one of the places we would vacation or drive by as a child. If there was a lake nearby, odds are we spent some time there at some point. It sounded like a great trip for me and my dad for memory lane but I couldn’t make it work with my schedule for 2016. Boo. Sadly, it’s not in the pocketbook in 2017 either- but I can dream right?
I mean the race boasts views of Lake Mojave, the Colorado River, the Heritage Trail, the Davis Dam and the Black Mountains. Lake Mojave and the Colorado River take me right back to childhood- I grew a up a lake baby- swimming before I could walk. Family vacations were spent in Nevada and Arizona but I haven’t been back in years. More like decades. 😛
The race starts and finishes in Laughlin, Nevada but miles 8 and 9 take you over the Davis Dam… and into Arizona. How cool is that? And because Arizona remains on Mountain Standard Time all the time- the time on your watches and phones may get screwy. While I think this is equally cool- the mileage data nerd in me wonders what it does to your mile splits? 🤔 But it gives you an awesome story to tell!
Even better- if you are looking for a last minute half marathon PR for 2017- this course boasts a net elevation drop of 433′. Now there’s a good hill in the beginning but that just makes things fun right?
Dang, now I wish I was running this even more. Hmmmmm.
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