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Gold Butte Days Half-Marathon & 5K


Put your running shoes on and join in the fun!
October 19th, 2013, Mesquite, NV
Half Marathon – 8:00am     5K – 8:15am

Gold Butte Days is a celebration of the heritage and natural wonder of the Gold Butte area, which covers approximately 360,000 acres south of Mesquite, NV including most of the area bounded on the north and west by the Virgin River, on the south by the Colorado River and on the east by the state of Arizona.

Start/Finish near City Hall in downtown Mesquite, NV. The 5K follows a flat, fast circuit on pavement. The Half-Marathon is scenic and very challenging, mixing flat, fast pavement in town with rolling pavement, dirt, and gravel  south of the Virgin River as you experience “a taste of Gold Butte” on the bajada of the Virgin Mountains.

SWAG and Prizes

  • Participants receive a male/female tech shirt (if registered by Sept. 30th) – unless “No Shirt” is selected
  • Participants also receive a goodie bag with assorted treats and coupons
  • Finishers of each race receive Gold Butte Days medals
  • Awards given to Half Marathon age-group winners (5-yr)
  • Awards given to 1st place male/female in Half-Marathon
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male/female in 5K

Runner Aid

  • No cups on course. Please carry at least 20 oz of fluids and drink responsibly.
  • No Aid Stations for the 5K.
  • Half-Marathon aid stations at 2, 3.5, 5.5, 7, 9, 10.5 miles
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration will be adjacent to the Start/Finish (Yucca and 1st South) on Friday, from 2-5PM and Sat, from 6:30-8AM.
Registration Fees
Register By:
Half Marathon 5K
Students (full time) under 18 $ 20 $ 15
Students (full time) 19-22 $ 30 $ 20
Adults, by June 30
$ 35 $ 25
Adults, July 1 to September 30 $ 40 $ 30
Adults, after September 30 $ 50 $ 40
*No Shirt option (subtract $5)
 *Member of: CoC, FoGB, VVAA, SGRC, MotheR (subtract $5)
Map of Half-Marathon Route Map of 5K Route Runner Info


Directions to the race start: I-15 to Exit 122, South on Sandhill Blvd, West on Mesquite Blvd, park near City Hall – 10 E Mesquite Blvd.

Register Online Register by Mail


Questions? Contact the Race Director at: or 702-613-4250

Presented by:

  • Mesquitos on the Run
  • Friends of Gold Butte
  • Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
  • Virgin Valley Arts Association
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