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Race Dates

2018: TBD
2017: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Very Hilly
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 79°F (26°C)
Average High: 97°F (36°C)
Average Low: 61° F (16°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: Request Score
Course Score: Request Score

Race Size

2018: No Results
2017: 100 Finishers
2016: 76 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 2%
2016: 0%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon is run on the fringes of the mysterious Area 51. Highway 375 has one of the highest number of reported UFO sightings.

The course elevation ranges from roughly 4000 to 5600 feet. In addition, the high desert near Rachel, NV has much cooler temperatures than the Las Vegas Valley.

Marathon Rankings

The Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon was the 370th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 459th largest in 2016.

Last year 2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and no runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon the 424th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 477th highest percentage in 2016.

There are currently no Course or PR Scores for the Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon. If you would like scores calculated, send a request here.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 5617 feet (1712m)
Min Elevation: 4523 feet (1378m)

No course elevation available at this time.

Recent Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon Reviews

3 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2017 Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


This race is fun simply for the ridiculousness of running in the middle of the night to an Alien-themed tiny diner on the Extraterrestrial Highway. It's one of those "do it to say you did" races. It was a difficult course for the incline first 13 miles, and because it is completely in the dark. Even with the full moon, the cloud coverage made for a dark night. The final 10k feels pretty remote like you are alone in the world; this is not a race with any spectators or with much for signs of human life at times. The weather in 2017 was windy/rainy at the start, and at times I wondered if it would be called for the lightning (or maybe those were the UFOs?). The rain continued for at least an hour, sometimes light but sometimes fairly soaking, and picked up again later. The race is along the side of a road, and even though we were encouraged to run single file, I encountered many walkers (I think from the half marathon) who walked several abreast. Also ours was the bus that broke down before getting out of Las Vegas; they did call in a backup, which impressively arrived fairly soon, but at that point we were all wondering if we'd make the start time or not (not a lot of communication forthcoming). That bus also later got stuck at the start line, for those that were continuing on to other distances' start lines, so hopefully this kink gets worked out for the peace of mind of future racers. While this race fit the bill toward my 50 States goal, I knew better than to plan for a PR or BQ; even so, it was still harder than I expected. This was my 13th full and my slowest time.

Race Tips

Despite the bus problems, I do recommend riding the bus for those staying in Las Vegas. That being said, the bathroom on the bus was in pretty bad shape so plan accordingly. The website recommends bringing your own refillable water bottle, but it turns out they had plenty of disposable cups. Also check your headlamp batteries before you start!

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

The bus left from the Silver Sevens casino lot. We took an Uber even though our hotel was one mile away, because the sidewalks end awkwardly and you fight with taxis and construction for a safe walk. Also the breakfast at the end is outside by the finish, not inside the cafe.

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