Happy Hippie Harvest Run
5K / 10K / Half-Marathon
November 5, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV
4th Annual Happy Hippie Harvest Run
Beyond Limits Running is proud to announce that the 4th Annual Happy Hippie Harvest Run will take place Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the iconic Gilcrease Orchard in Las Vegas. Happy hippie runners have an opportunity to run a 5K, 10K and half-marathon through this historic 90-year old orchard!
Runners will work-up a healthy hippie appetite as they run past apples, pears, peaches, cucumbers, sweet potato, squash, eggplant and of course the famous Gilcrease Orchard pumpkins. Since the 3.1 mile flat and fast course meanders through the entire 67-acre orchard, runners will have a chance to get their happy hippie on as they say hello to the resident chickens, tortoises, bees and owls. This is your chance to don your best hippie running attire and join your fellow hipsters as you run the 4th Annual Happy Hippie Harvest Run.
2022 Race Logistics and Course Details
The 5K, 10K and half-marathon start at 9:00 AM. All races are run within the vehicular-free Gilcrease Orchard (7800 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131) and the Orchard is closed to the public on race day. There is ample free parking located in the paved parking lot directly adjacent to the orchard entrance. The 3.1-mile race course is entirely contained within the orchard with 95% of the course run on newly paved asphalt paths that are 10-15 feet wide. 5% of the course runs through the pumpkin patch on packed dirt. 5K runners run the course one time, while 10K runners run the full course twice.Half-marathon runners run the entire course 4 times with a small out and back after completing the full course 4 times. Don’t let the happy hippie theme fool you! With an elevation gain/loss of just 20 feet per loop, this course is flat, fast and ideal for setting new PR’s at all distances.
To ensure a quality race experience for all hippies and to protect the sanctity of this special orchard, the combined number of race participants will be capped at 500 runners/walkers. Since the race is run on wide paths with ample room to pass other runners, the race is walker and stroller friendly. We do ask those pushing their little hippies in strollers, along with our hippie walkers, to start at the back of the starting line and stay on the outer edge of the course path to allow the speedster hippies to run the course tangents. To accommodate those happy hippies who want to take their time and really soak in the beauty of the orchard, the 5K race has a 90-minute cutoff, while the 10K race has a 2 hour cutoff. The half-marathon has a 3 hour time limit. Pets are not allowed to enter Gilcrease Orchard, so please leave your fluffy hippies home. Family and friends are allowed to attend and support their runners. Porta-potties will be located at the start/finish line, as well as in the middle of the course. Water, Tailwind, bananas, oranges, along with miscellaneous snacks, will be available at the start/finish line.
Happy Hippie Harvest Run Goodies
Every Happy Hippie Harvest finisher will receive the most hipped-out medal ever designed, along with a Happy Hippie Harvest Run commemorative race-themed bumper sticker, magnet and of course hippie themed tattoos stickers for all. Run Hippie Happy shirts are an optional purchase during online registration. The reason our shirts are an optional purchase is because the shirts are high end sublimated tech shirts. Hippie themed awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female podium finishers in each race. Speaking of awards, happy hippie costume running attire is very much encouraged with awards going to the best costumes. To keep everyone in a groovy mood, the very talented Jonny Hazard will perform live hippie-themed music set at the start/finish line. As with all Beyond Limits Running races, race photos will be free to download. EARLY SIGN UP BONUS! The first 50 people to register will receive a free 1/2 gallon of Gilcrease Orchard’s famous apple cider.
Happy Hippies Helping Support Gilcrease Orchard
Besides having a happy hippie good time running the race, you will feel happy hippie good knowing your participation is helping generate revenue for the Gilcrease Orchard Foundation. Through this non-profit foundation, Gilcrease Orchard aims to provide recreational and educational experiences that teach children where our food comes from and how it is grown, helping to foster an appreciation for the earth’s bounty and a healthy lifestyle. Beyond Limits Running is a proud financial supporter of the Gilcrease Orchard Foundation. Thanks to strong runner support over the years, the Happy Hippie Harvest Run has generated meaningful financial support for the Orchard over the years.
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