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National Nurses Half Marathon & 5K Las Vegas, Nevada


Oct 11 2014


Las Vegas NV

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  • 5K or Less
  • Half Marathon



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Join us for the 2nd Annual National Nurses Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. Half Marathon and 5K is a milestone initiative in support of the best health, fitness and nutrition for our everyone. The 13.1-mile and & 5K are a point to point race and run on a backcountry byway (Hwy 159). This beautiful and majestic run is completely paved with asphalt and offers opportunities to see desert wildlife, a stunning palette of red and cream sandstone formations. This is a magnificent unspoiled vista less than 20 miles from the strip -- but a world apart. Age group awards three deep. Cash Prize for top three males, top three females. Awards for top nurse. There are many interesting sights along the run. The geological history of these ancient stones goes back some 600 million years. Over eons, the forces of nature have formed Red Rock's sandstone monoliths into arches, natural bridges, and massive sculptures. The Boston Marathon has the town of Hopkinton, National Nurses Half Marathon has the adorable town of Blue Diamond. The race start is in Blue Diamond. The Town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts was established in 1715 and gains widespread media attention each year in April when the internationally known Boston Marathon is run. The city of Blue Diamond, Nevada was named for the Blue Diamond Corporation, which operated a plaster mill. The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 282. red-rock-canyonThe National Nurses 5K Our premier event is the half marathon, but we love the 5K too! Every 5K participant (runner/walker) receives an awesome official technical running shirt and a beautiful custom medal. The 5K is a beautiful course starting 3 miles west of West Tech Career Academy. The run begins at 7am near the fee station at the entrance of Red Rock Canyon and finishes at the high school. Each of our locations will host a beautiful walker friendly course. Bring your friends and walk or run to support nurses. Take advantage of our 5K training guide - free to download. The 5K will have one water station in addition to the start and finish line. A Bag- and-Tag is available also. The 5K is chipped timed event. Packet Pick-Up Expo & Packet Pick-up Dates and Times Packet Pick-Up Location •TBA 5K Awards The top 3 males and females overall in the 5K will be awarded, as well as top age group finishers in divisions 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. 1st male and female nurse in 5K will also be awarded.

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