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Take it to the Lake

Cave Lake State Park - Day Use Area 1

September 20, 2014


Half Marathon

Walkers: 7am

Runners: 8am



Runners/Walkers: 8:30am


Kid's Fun Run

start: 9:00am 9:30am (time change!)


*Prices increase 9/13

Registration fee includes race t-shirt, swag bag, and post-race BBQ!

We changed the route once again! This year the half marathon and 10K is an out and back from Cave Lake State Park.  We are no longer running on the highway!  Now the route is a steady downhill followed by a gentle uphill.  There will be aid stations approximately every 1.5 miles with water, Gatorade, and an EMT.  At the turn around point, energy supplements will be provided.  Portable toilets will be at the start/finish and along the route.  This is a timed event.

The Kid's Fun Run is one mile for ages 5 to 12. Parents can run along side their kids and do not need to register for the race. There must be an adult accompanying their kid(s) before and after the event.  All kids will receive a goody bag, race t-shirt, bib number, and finishing medal.  Snacks and drinks will be provided at the finish line.  This is not a timed event.

Participant Bag Pick-up: Friday, September 19

Rack's Bar & Grill Patio from 5 - 7pm

There will be registration at packet pickup.  Cash Only!  There will not be any same day registration!

Questions and Answers

1.  Where is Cave Lake?
Cave Lake is a state park about 8 miles southeast of Ely, Nevada.

2.  Why should I participate in this half-marathon?  Why not?

No, seriously, this is going to be one awesome race. The scenery is superb. We won't kid you, this is not the easiest half marathon out there. The average elevation is about 6,800 feet, which means there is a wee bit less oxygen than at sea level. 

3.  How long is the Take It To the Lake Half Marathon?
Like all half marathons, the Take It To The Lake Half Marathon is 13.1 miles.

4.  Can I walk the half-marathon?
Yes!  This race is for both walkers and runners.  Walkers will start at 7am.  There is no time limit for this years race.   

5.  What is the minimum age requirement?
The minimum age requirement is 12 years old.  Anyone under the age of 18 will be required to have parental consent when they register.  The Kid'
s Fun Run will be for five year olds and up.  

6.  Are there good viewing spots for my friends and family?
You bet!  There will be spectator areas along the route as well as at the finish line.  

7.  What will the weather be like September 20?
In September, the average high is 80 F and night time average is 40 F.  Plan for it to be chilly for the start of the race.  See
NOAA website for additional weather and climate data.

8.  If it is cold, what should I do with my warm up clothes?
You can put your warm-up clothes in your participant race bag and leave it at the start. It will be waiting for you when you finsih the race.

9.  How do I get to the start at Cave Lake State Park? Where do I park?
From Ely, head south on Rt. 6/Hwy 50 for X miles.  Turn left (east) onto Rt. 486.  Take Rt. 486 for X miles until you are at the parking area at the XX trailhead (before you turn into the park).  From here walk up the hill to Day Use Area 1 where all races start and finish.

10.  When and where can I pick up my participant race bag?
All participants for the Half Marathon and the Kids Fun Run can pick up their participant race bags at Rack's Bar and Grill on
 Friday, Septmeber 19th, from 5-7pm.  They have great food and highly recommend staying for your pre-race dinner!

11.  Can I register the same day as the race?
YES and NO!  We are NOT going to allow same day registration for the Half Marathon or10K.  But we will allow same day registration for the Kid's Fun Run.  Registration for  the Kid's Fun Run will be at the start/finish line near Day Use Area 1 starting at 8:00 (also the Kid's Fun Run start/finish).   We will only be accepting CASH! Also, we have limited number of t-shirts.  

12.  Can I run/walk with my dog?
No dogs or any other pets are allowed in the race.  

13.  Can I run/walk with a stroller?
No strollers are allowed in the race. 

14.  Can I run/walk with headphones?
Yes, but at your own risk.  The route will be restricted to one lane of traffic.

15.  How will the race be timed?
Participants will acquire their re-usable chips when picking up race participant bags. You are responsible for remembering your chip race day.  We will not provide you with a new chip if you forget yours.  Chips MUST be returned upon crossing the finish line.

16.  Where are the aid stations and what will they have?
Aid stations will be located every two miles along the route.  Each aid station will have water, Gatorade, and a trained medic.  At the turnaround ponit, we will supply energy supplements.  

17.  Will there be portable toilets and where?
There will be 4-8 portable toilets along the route, with pit toilets also at the start and finish.  

18.  I got injured, pregnant, called out of town unexpectedly and can't make the race, can I receive a refund? 
There are NO REFUNDS!

19.  If I still have questions, who should I contact?
After reading this entire page and you still don't have your question answered, please send an email to info@elyoutdoorenthusiasts.org