Course Venue and Regular Jackpot Course Description
Bet Big, Run Long. Produced by Beyond Limits Running, the 7th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival takes place on Presidents' Weekend 2020 (February 14-16) at one of Southern Nevada's newest and largest amenity-filled park.
Located minutes from the Las Vegas strip and just 10 miles from Las Vegas Airport, the $16 million, 100 acre Cornerstone Park is nestled among desert landscape and is anchored by a 31 acre bird sanctuary lake. The lake is surrounded by a massive grass area, entertainment plaza, individual picnic pavilions with lake views, walking/running trails, volleyball and basketball courts, restrooms, BBQ's and over 600 parking spots. Importantly, let's not forget all the wildlife runners get to enjoy as they race around the course. The regular USATF certified Jackpot course consists of a 2.5 mile loop with 80 feet of gentle elevation ascend/descend per loop (4,000 feet for the 100 mile race). At an elevation of 1,900 feet and average mid-February high/low temperature of 61/45, the Jackpot course is extremely fast. Running on a course that is 45% groomed crushed gravel trails, 45% wide asphalt paths, 5% grass and just 5% bridge and concrete surfaces, the course is well suited for veteran runners wanting to PR, and with a 31 hour time limit, it is perfect for first time ultra runners. The RFID chip timed race starts at the entertainment plaza and makes a horseshoe type loop around the lake with lots of social runner interactions. Runners will be treated to two small picturesque bridge crossings every loop. As illustrated in past results, the Jackpot course has become one of the fastest looped courses in the Southwest.
As with other Beyond Limits Running races, the aid station will be heavily stocked to take care of runners' nutritional needs and will serve a variety of hot meals throughout the entire event. Awards and runner bling will be very memorable. All runners will receive a unique finisher's medal, with 100 mile finishers earning a large buckle. Both medals and buckles are appropriately themed (think casinos and gambling). Not everything stays in Vegas and every runner will be leaving with memorable bling, including one of our signature Bet Big Run Long sublimated tech shirts. As demonstrated during the last six Jackpot Ultra Running Festivals, the race directors go all out when it comes to designing unique awards. First through third place male and female finishers in each race will earn trophy case quality awards.
To create a full-blown festival environment, a live band will perform throughout the day at the start/finish line aid station, and of course Elvis and the Fabulous Las Vegas Showgirls will make another appearance. Stay motivated and running strong as you listen to live music during the day and watch movies all night long on our 120 inch outdoor movie screen. If you haven't figured out already, this is a great vacation getaway ultra. With cheap Southwest Airline flights and 5 affordably priced hotels located 1-3 miles from the race venue, invite family and friends and take full advantage of the 3-day Presidents' Weekend. Enjoy one of Vegas' awarding winning restaurants and catch a show on the strip as you celebrate and recover in style.
Bet Big, Run Long and Hit the JACKPOT at the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival.
USATF 100 Mile ONLY Course Description
Beyond honored to announce the 7th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival will once again host the official USATF 100 Mile Road Championship race! As shown by some wickedly fast times last year, the 1.1761616 mile USATF 100 mile certified course is extremely fast. The course is VERY, VERY different than the normal 2.5 mile Jackpot course as it consists of 95% paved or concrete surfaces and 5% crushed gravel. The course is designed to allow elite USATF participants, along with those USATF members seeking 100 mile age group records, to compete on a very fast course. To avoid congestion on the course and make the USATF division as fast as possible, the race will now start on Friday morning with the 48 hour runners. With a Friday start, there is substantially less "public traffic" on the course and 300 less runners.