Summer Track Series
Summer Track Series for 2017
Races on the track, sponsored by the Las Vegas Track Club, go back to the 1970’s when the track at UNLV was open to the public. Before the early 90’s the only tracks in the Las Vegas valley with an artificial surface were at UNLV, Eldorado High School, and what was then Clark County Community College in NLV
In 2010, the same year that the Championship Series was inaugurated, we restarted the STS. It consisted of six events—three at Durango HS and three at Green Valley HS—two weeks apart in June, July, and August. Events were held on a Tuesday night, starting at 7 p.m. and distances varied from a 400 meter run to a 5000 (16 ½ laps). One of the key features of the STS was its informality. Races were free—just sign up and run. We recorded times and posted them on our web site. The club provided water and cups. That was it.
This year, our eighth season since the restart, we’re back to UNLV for all our events. Same format and goodies as per the previous paragraph. As we did in 2016, we’re alternating between Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings for of our races. We’ll do one a month on Tuesdays and one a month on Saturday mornings early. (6:30 start time). This way we beat the heat and get folks out of there in time to do other things on Saturday morning.
Races are still free but our donation jar will be there for those who wish to say “Thank you, “ with all donations going to our Scholarship Fund. Races will be on alternate Tuesday’s and Saturday’s starting Saturday, June 10 th. Signups start at around 6:30 p.m. with a first “gun time” of 7:00 on Tuesday and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, with a start time of 6:30. Here is the latest schedule. Check the web site ( www.lvtc.org ) for updates as to dates.
Day Date Time Event(s) Location
Saturday June 10 6:30am 1500m UNLV Track (all events)
Tuesday June 27 7:00pm 3000m
Tuesday July 11 7:00pm 5000m
Saturday July 29 6:30am 800/400
Saturday August 19 6:30am 3000m
Tuesday August 29 7:00pm 1500/800
The Ugly Tie Low-Key Race is Back!
LVTC Pre-Father’s Day Ugly Tie Run 5K/2M
3215 St. Rose Parkway (beside Starbucks)
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 7:00am
Instead of buying Dad a new tie this year, help him show off his current collection by joining us for one of our annual traditions, the LVTC Pre-Father’s Day Ugly Tie Run! This event will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 7am at 3215 St. Rose Parkway beside the Starbucks. There will be prizes for the ugliest ties!
This Free 5K is one of our favorite races of the year! Honor the Dad in your life by wearing your ugliest ties and winning one of the many fun prizes. We’ll have some nice awards for the Ugliest ties. Last year almost everyone won something so come and join us. Donations are welcome for the LVTC Scholarship Fund.
No registration required. Just show up and run.
Saturday, June 17
3215 St. Rose Parkway, Las Vegas, NV
LVTC Annual Awards Banquet
You are cordially invited to join us as we announce the 2017 Scholarship Winners, Legends, and Gran Prix Winners.
Click here to reserve your seat!
Saturday, June 17, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Three Square – Lincy Foundation Community Room
4190 N Pecos Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89115
All Gran Prix participants with 70 or more points will win an award. Click here to see the latest standings.
21st Annual Legends of Cross Country
5K Race Seeded 5K Team Race
Sunset Park, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 6:45am
***Championship Series Event ***
The format is the same as last year, two races at Sunset Park: the Open event or “citizen’s race” at 6:45 a.m. and the Seeded/Team race at 7:30, (or immediately following the last Open finisher).
Instead of age-group medals we’re be presenting special commemorative 2 1st Annual ceramic beverage cups to age group winners based on the number of entries in each of the eight age groups. For example, since our largest age group for this event is always our Youth 2 (15-19), I expect to go 10 deep this year in that age group.
Last year we had 256 finishers in the two races which was our second biggest turnout ever (there were 263 total finishers in 2015). We had 19 teams entered in the Seeded/Team race, plus a number of “unattached” speedsters. You can enter via active.com. but if you plan to enter a team contact me for info. re. team rates.
Even if you don’t plan to run, come on out to Sunset Park on August 5 th and be a part of the celebration of Legends. Our new Legends, Class of 2016, will be welcomed as well as past Legends such as Brent Bowers (’78 State Champion), Abby Miller Zeldin (4X State Champion), and two-time race winners Solomon Bennett, and Amanda Gramly Henriques
6:45 a.m. Open (all-comers/non-seeded) 5K
7:30 a.m. Seeded Individual/Team 5k
All entrants receive a custom “21st Annual Legends of Cross Country” t-shirt.
First 50 male and first 50 female finishers in both 5K races receive medals.
Awards to 1st and 2nd male and female Overall based on composite times from both events.
Age Group Awards to top two finishers in seven divisions of 5K:
Children (0-13) Youth-1 (14-19) Open (20-29)
Sub-Masters (30-39) Masters (40-49) Seniors (50-59) Super- Seniors (60 Over).
Through July 22th July 23 – August 4 Day of Race
$30 LVTC Members Youth (0-19) $35 LVTC Members Youth $50 EVERYONE
$35 for General Public $40 General Public
* For special school and club team pricing please contact Phil Lawton, race director,
All proceeds go to the LVTC Scholarship Fund.
Register on active.com (see link below) or download and mail the application available below.
Three Divisions: Male, Female, Mixed (at least 2 men and 2 women)
Trophy to winning team in each division.
Teams consist of 5-7 (max five of each gender).
Scoring based on total time of top-5 (at least 2 men and 2 women for Mixed teams)
* Special pricing is available to school teams (10 or more from the same school) and for club teams.
Please contact the race director to register teams and/or get further details .
Individual awards to first-place team members in each division of Seeded 5K/Team Race
To enter as a Seeded “Unattached” you must meet 5K qualifying times (exemptions granted for Seniors/Super Seniors)
Seeded Open Men—sub 18:00; Seeded Masters Men—sub 20:00;
Seeded Open Women—sub 22:00 Seeded Masters Women—sub 24:00.
* Exemptions granted to Seniors/Super Seniors
Seeded Individuals are eligible for awards as shown above, based on composite times from Open 5K and Seeded 5K.
Friday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Red Rock Running Company in the District at Green Valley Ranch
120 S. Green Valley Pkwy. #144, Henderson, NV 89012
For directions call 702.998.9054
Contact the Race Director to register teams and/or get further details.
Race Flyer/Mail in Application