Just 120 miles to go
Some folks know about the Lakeside RV Resort south of Pahrump. For the hundreds of volunteers who help during the annual Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay a foot race, many find the “oasis” just what they need after the race has moved on through. Even though I’ve mentioned this event before, it’s not one that is open to the public due to the runners, support teams, and stage personnel are all police and public service employees.
It is an accumulation of over 3000 dedicated folks helping to make the race safe and fun. And you must be invited and pay a hefty registration fee to run.
I never could understand how running through any terrain during a 103 temperature desert course for 6 miles would be fun. But they have for 32 years.
Team Work Gets the Job Done
You see, even though I’ve been volunteering for this race for 10+years and my husband for 15+, I don’t run. We just use our amateur radio skills to assist with the communications needed for a race covering 120 miles and elevations from 250 to 5000 feet. I’m on a team that monitors the runners. It’s exciting, rewarding and worth coming back because without enough help, the race would be cancelled.
Suffering is not my plan. After the race, we travel over to Lakeside RV Park and Casino to kick back and relax. The complex is dog-friendly with shady grounds, a lake in the middle with simple amenities: pool, beach, laundry, restaurant, and gas with convenience store. It’s a quiet refreshing place to be. Even with grackles and migratory bird visitors, the noise can be unnerving. By evening every bird visitor has settled down. The grassy knolls that surround the park help to deaden any loud noises from outside the complex.
Take a look at their photos and list of amenities, and I bet if you’re in the area northwest of Las Vegas, you’ll be curious to see what the buzz is about.
You’ll enjoy it.