2024 USATF National Road 100 Mile Championship
We are pleased to announced the Jackpot Ultras will host the USATF Road 100 Mile Championship for 2024. This year's event will take place starting at 8:00am on Friday, February 16 starting on our "short course" featuring a 1.17 mile certified loop.
In order to be eligible for results in the USATF National Championship, awards & prize money you must be a current USATF member and a United States Citizen.
Prize money will be given out to the top 3 Men and Women athletes equally as follows:
1st - $1,200
2nd - $500
3rd - $300
Jackpot Ultra Running Festival Overview
Join us for one of Southern Nevada's newest and largest amenity-filled parks. The Festival features a 100 Mile Road record setting short course race held Friday, along with 6/12/24/48 hour races, a standard 100 mile race and a 50 mile race. Jackpot has become arguably the most inclusive, diversified and welcoming short loop ultra in the country with runners of all abilities competing together. From world record holders to newbie runners, seasoned veterans, blind runners and adaptive athletes, Jackpot offers the perfect venue, environment and overall vibe for runners to push beyond limits and hit their own personal Jackpot.
Event's current local time: 9:49 PM PT
Located in Henderson, Nevada minutes from the Las Vegas strip and just 10 miles from Las Vegas Airport, the 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 certified Jackpot course consists of 2.3094 mile / 3.71712 kilometer USATF certified course horseshoe loop with 45 feet of gentle elevation ascend/descend per loop. The "short loop: will be certified at 1.17078 mile / 1.8842 kilometer long on 95% hard surface. At an elevation of 1,900 feet and average high/low temperatures of 68/48, the Jackpot course is extremely fast. The course is well suited for veteran runners wanting to PR, and with a 32 hour time limit (for the long course) and 40 hours (for the short course), it is perfect for first time ultra runners. Runners will be treated to three 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 Aravaipa Running races, the aid station will be well stocked to take care of runners' nutritional needs and will serve a variety of hot meals throughout the entire event. All runners will receive a unique finisher's medal, with 100 mile finishers earning a buckle. First through third place male and female finishers in each race will earn podium awards created by Aravaipa Artworx.
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. If you haven't figured out already, this is a great vacation getaway ultra. With cheap Vegas flights and 5 affordably priced hotels located within 3 miles from the race venue, invite family and friends and take full advantage of the weekend. Enjoy one of Sin City's 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 Ultras.