$4,000 in Prize Money Now Available
To celebrate our 5th year anniversary of hosting the Jackpot Ultra Running Festival, we will be awarding up to $4,000 in prize money to all men and women who win and set a new course record in any ultra distance race (50 mile race excluded). If you win the 48 hour, 24 hour, or 100 mile race and set a new gender course record, you will take home $500 cash. Win and set a new course record in the 12 hour or 6 hour race, you walk away with $250 cash. Jackpot is very unique as it allows newbies, normal runners and elites to share a short, fast loop course. So as not to leave out the majority of runners from the prize fun, we will raffle-off a free weekend stay at the gorgeous mountain-side Beyond Limits cabin in Big Bear, California. Just register by Halloween and you will be included in the raffle. Come hit the Jackpot in Sin City and experience the over-the-top fun that comes with running a Beyond Limits Running race.
48 Hour Race Returns Again
Due to the popularity of the 48 hour race the last two years, the 48 hour race returns again in 2018. With nearly 50 runners competing in the 2017 48 hour race, the Jackpot 48 hour race is becoming one of the most popular 48 hour races in the Southwest. The race will begin on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM. To assist 48 hour runners in their quest to go Beyond Limits, we will again offer a heating/rest/sleep tent which runners can utilize throughout the race. This is the only race that will begin on Friday. All other ultra races and the marathon start on Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 AM.
Course Venue and Description
Bet Big, Run Long. Produced by Beyond Limits Running, the 5th Annual Jackpot Ultra Running Festival takes place on Presidents' Weekend 2018 (February 16-18) at one of Southern Nevada's newest and largest amenity-filled park.
Local time: 2:19 AM
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, a warming kitchen and ample parking. And let's not forget all of the wildlife so many of us got to enjoy as we raced by. The Jackpot course consists of a 2.38 mile loop with 80 feet of 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. Run on a course that is 45% groomed crushed gravel trails, 50% wide asphalt paths, and just 5% bridge and concrete surfaces, the course is well suited for veteran runners wanting to PR, and with a 30 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. The 80 feet of ascend during each 2.38 mile loop occurs gently, without any steep climbs. The Jackpot course is destined to become one of the fastest looped courses in the Southwest.
As with other Beyond Limits Running races, the aid station will be once again heavily stocked to take care of runners' nutritional needs and will serve a variety of hot meals, prepared with an on-site warming kitchen. 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 will be appropriately themed (think casinos and gambling). Not everything stays in Vegas and every runner will be leaving with memorable bling. As demonstrated during the last three 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 a trophy case quality award, while age group winners in the 100 mile race will receive the same.
Lastly, 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, as will Vegas' best little cheerleaders. Stay motivated and running strong as you listen to one of Vegas' hottest bands. 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.