The Vegas Valley Voyage is a multi-stage foot race traversing some of the Mojave Desert’s most stunning backcountry wilderness.
The Vegas Valley Voyage offers 4 different, yet simultaneous events. First choose your distance, then your support division:
V3 Ultra: The V3 Ultra is our signature Vegas Valley Voyage event. It is approximately 150 miles run in 6 stages over 6 days. Choose from either “Self Supported” or “Assisted” division.*
3V Ultra: Affectionately dubbed the Vegas Virgin Voyage, this 3 day version covers the first ~80 miles/ 3 stages of the V3 course. Choose from either “Self Supported” or “Assisted” division.*
Stage 1: ~28 miles
Stage 2: ~26 miles
Stage 3: ~26 miles
Stage 4: ~23 miles
Stage 5: ~42 miles
Stage 6: ~5 miles
“Self Supported” racers will carry ALL of their required and optional equipment during each of the stages.
“Assisted” racers will carry only their required and optional DAY items during each of the stages, having their main pack transported from camp to camp by race management.
Hi! I’m Joyce Forier; founder, owner, and race director of Calico Racing. Since inception in 2007 it has been my honor to showcase the exquisite natural side of Las Vegas. With 8- 10 races annually Calico Racing offers unique running events throughout the valley that work in harmony with nature, challenge you in creative ways, and offer a personal touch not possible in mass production races. With 9 years of experience in hosting extreme heat; multi-day; overnight; remote; and logistically challenging races my team and I are excited to bring to you the Mojave Desert’s first self supported stage footrace. Integrity, innovation, attention to detail, community, and environmental stewardship are the driving forces behind Calico Racing. A resident of Southern Nevada since 2001, I am a true desert rat, and am most at home among the canyons. My inspiration and creativity thrive when I am out on a run. In fact, Calico Racing was conceptualized on a run at Red Rock Canyon, whose trail-heads “Calico Hills” dictated the namesake and logo colors for Calico Racing. A veteran of 125+ marathon or longer races myself, I have raced events of every type in all 50 US States and on 5 continents: Small and intimate, mega city, 250K self supported stage race, world-class international destination races, 100 milers, and Ironmans. It is through a participant’s eyes that I design Calico Racing’s courses and the overall race experience. A solo racer most of my running career, I know what it is like to arrive a stranger. Calico Racing will help facilitate your walking away as friends. Welcoming of athletes of all abilities, I invite you to join us, and let me share with you my Las Vegas, Nevada. Born out of serenity, inspired by nature ~ Events by a runner, for runners.