Half Route Information
Looking for an excuse to go to Vegas? Look no further! Come join us for this one time only event in Vegas Baby! That’s right we will only be producing this unique event once and you don’t want to miss it. This Half Marathon and 5K are part of the 50th Celebration of one of America’s greatest cars, the Ford Mustang. The course will start right on the actual Start/Finish Line of the World Famous Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Join in a one time only can’t miss event! Only in Vegas can all Half Marathon registered participants have a chance to win a custom convertible Shelby Mustang. Participants will be given the ultimate experience of running on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway oval track, inner road course and Drag Strip. These areas are the same ones that NASCAR and the Indy Racing league race on. Participants will also be treated to spectacular views of the mountains and Nellis Air Force Base. Don’t miss out on a one time only event and your odds of winning the Shelby Mustang are better than 1 in 15,000. You don’t have to win the race to win the car, all you have to do is register for the Half Marathon. Heck you don’t even have to run it, just register for the Half Marathon for your chance to win the Mustang!
Medical support during the Mustang 50th Half Marathon will be provided by health care professionals. Medical assistance will be available at each Pit Area along the route providing medical assistance as needed. A fully equipped medical facility will be located near the finish line. Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals, and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.
IMPORTANT: Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of your bib. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to health care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.
MILE MARKERS & SPLIT TIMES
Each mile marker will have a large display clock that will indicate the running time of the event. These display clocks will show the time from the official start of the race, not your personal time. A system has been developed to display the mile marker sign, clock and colored warning flag As you go by each mile, you will see an information station providing you with the status of the race. As you look at this station, you will know where you are on the course, the official race time and race conditions.
FLAG WARNING SYSTEM
Green Flag: Everything is Normal
Yellow Flag : The heat index is at a point where runners/walkers should slow their pace if they are sensitive to the heat. Participants should be aware of their hydration level.
Red Flag: Dangerous weather. Participants should slow down and increase their hydration and if they are sensitive to heat or humidity should not run. Timing of the event has stopped and no awards will be given out at this time. Race Photography and Entertainment as stopped.
Black Flag: Race has been cancelled due to extreme weather or course emergency. Events such as lightning, tornado, or human disaster has or is occurring and all participants need to seek shelter immediately. Participants will be evacuated from the route.
PIT AREAS: WATER AND GATORADE
There will be 10 Pit Areas along the course and at the Start/Finish Line. All Pit Areas on the course, will have a medical personnel and portable toilets located near each location.
Portable toilets will be added in locations throughout the course. The portable toilets will be located at each Pit Area.
For your safety and for the timely reopen of the streets to vehicular traffic, you must reach key locations by specified times or you will be required to take transportation provided. Please obey all public safety officers and course marshals.
PLEASE DO NOT START EARLY!
Traffic and safety rules prohibit early starts. Early starters will be eliminated from the Official Results. If you cannot maintain a 16-minute per mile pace, you will be required to board the support buses.
SAG (SUPPORT) WAGON AND BACK OF THE PACK CREW
The Back of the Pack Crew and SAG Wagon will signify the end of the field and the maximum 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon.
Wheelchairs, both hand cycle and hand crank, are not allowed to participate in the Mustang 50th Half Marathon and 5K. The restriction is due to the varying terrain as it is partly off-road and timing limitations based on the facility.