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Top Upcoming Race Competitions In Las Vegas

April 13, 2013 6:00 AM

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From blood, sweat and tear marathons to dirty mud races, show off your competitive and athletic side at some of the top fast-paced, adrenaline-rushing and thrilling competitions in Las Vegas.

Bubble Run
Downtown Las Vegas
Carson Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.bubblerun.com

Date: April 27, 2013

The Bubble Run is not your traditional 5K run. It’s a run with 10 times the excitement and fun with nothing but foamy and bubbly goodness from beginning to end. Runners, walkers and joggers can expect to see waves of bubbles floating in the air at the exact start time of the race following every three to five minutes until all the racers are moving. As the race continues at each kilometer, racers are covered head to toe in colored bubbles and shimmering foam. After you’re all drenched and soaked, celebrate your accomplishment to the finish line at the Bubble Run after party featuring bubble cannons and a live DJ.

Mad Mud Run 
Knickerbocker Park
10695 W. Dorrell Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89149
(602) 751-3403
www.madmudrun.com

Date: April 27, 2013

Feel like a kid again with the ultimate mud run. Join in on the muddy and messy action with two hours of action-packed excitement as racers travel the five-mile obstacle course in a boot camp training-style setting through the desert and community of Providence Las Vegas. After the Mad Mud Run, get cleaned up with super soakers, squirt guns and water cannons in the Soak Zone. For children ages four to 12, there’s the Mudpuppy Splash, a shorter version of the Mad Mud Run with a Mud Pit and the Splash Zone which starts after the Mad Mud Run is complete. Don’t miss out on this dirty but fun and entertaining challenge as the Mad Mud Run takes over Las Vegas yet again.

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Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 822-2324
www.komensouthernnevada.org

Date: May 4, 2013

The 18th Annual Komen Southern Nevada Race for the Cure takes over Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas in hopes to bring awareness to breast cancer and provide life-saving services to our community. The 12,000-plus participants that throw on their pink and lace up their sneakers for this phenomenal race come together to travel the streets of downtown Las Vegas for a great cause as the 5K run raises funds to help find a cure for breast cancer. If the 5K run doesn’t suit your needs, then sign up for the One-Mile Fun Walk. The race will feature live entertainment, the Sponsor Expo and the Pretty in Pink Café continental breakfast designed to honor survivors featuring a special guest.

Badass Dash 
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
(330) 441-4255
www.badassdash.com

Date: May 25, 2013

Whether you are an avid race competitor or a weekend partygoer looking for a new personal challenge, take part in the Badass Obstacle Course Challenge and Adventure Run set within the confines of the hotel’s incredible arena facilities. Tackle the 7K course featuring 15 unconventional, but achievable obstacles individually or as a team and register for one of two divisions: RECREATION, geared toward those not specifically trained but want to set a goal, and ELITE, designed for well-trained individuals with opportunities to win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights. Proceeds from the Badass Dash benefit The Lili Claire Foundation which helps special needs children and adults.

4th of July 5K Blast & 1 Mile Walk
Findlay Chevrolet
6800 S. Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 450-4788
www.lasvegasrunningteam.com

Date: July 4, 2013

Spend Independence Day breaking a sweat with the Las Vegas Running Team as it presents its annual 4th of July 5K Blast and 1-Mile Walk event. Rise and shine early in the morning and kick off the day at one of the hottest summer marathons in Las Vegas. Race to the finish line and partake in a special awards ceremony with categories including top three overall male and female, top three in each age division and top three masters over the age of 40. Besides the marathon, participants can turn this athletic event into a festive day of enjoyment complete with food, music, entertainment and more.

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Chanelle Hayes is a writer who lives in Las Vegas. Chanelle covers Las Vegas nightlife, dining, entertainment and shopping. Her work has been published in print publications such as Exhibit City News, Tradeshow Lifestyles and Vegas Seven Magazine, and online at Clubplanet.com, Viator.com, VegasByNyte.com, Metrowize.com, and Examiner.com. As the Las Vegas Club Scene Examiner, she brings readers up-to-date on what’s going on in the nightclub scene in Sin City. Her work can be found on Examiner.com. Chanelle can be reached at chanellehayes1@gmail.com.
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