Dec 16, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Bootlegger 50K & 25K

Bootleg Canyon

Boulder City NV, 89005


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Entry Fee $90
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $120
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 25K
  • 50K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 500

Starting Elevation: 2500

High Point: 3300

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2011

Men's Record: Men: 3:33:18

Masters Men Record: Men 40+ 3:51:58

Women's Record: Women: 4:19:50

Masters Women Record: Women 40+ 4:53:51


The Bootlegger races (25k and 50k) take place in Bootleg Canyon and cross between Boulder City and Bureau of Land Management jurisdictions. Views of Boulder City, Henderson, the Las Vegas Strip, Lake Mead, and Mount Charleston are all visible from the course. Runners can also see into California and Arizona from the higher vantage points. The 25k course consists of a single loop and has a total of 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The 50k completes this same 15.4-mile loop twice for approximately 4,400’ of gain. The 25k will have three aid stations. The 50k will have seven well stocked aid stations spaced no more than 5 miles apart. The terrain breakdown is 28 miles of single-track, 1.5 miles of dirt road, and about 0.5 miles of pavement. Much of the single-track trail is technical, yet there are some fast and smooth sections. On race day morning, runners can expect temperaures in the 40s, with daytime highs in the 70s.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 16, 2023

Held on Dec 17, 2022

Held on Dec 18, 2021

Held on Nov 07, 2020

Held on Nov 07, 2015

Held on Nov 08, 2014

Held on Nov 09, 2013

Held on Nov 10, 2012

Held on Nov 05, 2011