Las Vegas is extremely hot during the summer and brutally cold during the winter. But it does offer some great outdoor running options. Below are the top three places to run in Las Vegas:
1. The Strip – Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most populated streets in America every day of the year. Early morning runs offer great views of the casinos and tremendous people watching. There’s always something going on no matter what time of day you choose to run. Motivation seems to be at its peak during your entire run. I recommend a round trip run starting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, heading north until you hit the Sahara Hotel & Casino. After returning to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino you should have run a little over seven miles. Good luck and have fun!
2. Sunset Park – Located near the McCarren Airport, Sunset Park is one of the largest parks in Las Vegas. It’s home to a 14-acre stocked pond where you can fish year-round, a 27-hole Frisbee golf course, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas, and a one-mile scenic running track through the park. Run one lap or 10 – choose your own destiny!
3. Red Rock Canyon Scenic Drive – Starting near the visitor center, the paved and mile-marked road takes you through steep inclines and breath-taking views. Stop at the top and enjoy nature at its finest. All said and done, the entire loop is almost 15 miles. Good luck and make sure to hydrate before, during, and after your runs!
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August 16th, 2010