Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 31, 2009
Hundreds of runners from several states are expected to participate in the Mesquite Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Nov. 21.
The route will begin near Beaver Dam, Arizona and start just over the Utah border and run along the Virgin River making its way on U.S. 91 to Littlefield, Ariz., and follow the frontage road to Mesquite.
Supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the city of Mesquite and the CasaBlanca Resort Hotel, the event features an impressive payday for the top finishers.
The first place female and male finishers in the marathon will each receive $1,500 while first place finishers in both male and female categories of the half marathon will earn $1,000. Competitors in the Marathon and Half Marathon will receive the USATF certification.
Finishers Medallions will be presented to all finishers.
A packet pickup and packet expo will kick off the event Friday, Nov. 20 from 3-8 p.m. at the CasaBlanca Events Center.
On race day, competitors will be bused from the CasaBlanca Event Center in Mesquite to the race starting point outside Beaver Dam.
Marathon entrants leave at 5:30 a.m., while Half Marathon competitors are scheduled to depart at 6:30 a.m. and 10K runners leave at 7:30 a.m.
The event is being presented by Mammoth Marathons, a group consisting of three race directors along with volunteers.
Contact: Mike Henle, The Idea Co. Public Relations, 702-279-3483