Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween/Nevada Day weekend races

A few races going on this weekend in the area -



One of the two runs on Saturday is the Reno 5000 Trick-or-Treat 5K, in the South Meadows area. I haven't heard from anyone how the Reno 5000 series has been going - I think they've had one race already, back in early September? My impression was that it was for the fast crew - high entry fee, more about the prize money than anything. I'd love to hear how these are going, if anyone was at the previous on or makes it out there this weekend.





Also on Saturday, out in Sparks, Scheels is hosting the Spark-a-delic 5K/10K. (It's the weekend for hyphenated races, apparently.) The course will be a preview of the Turkey Trot 10K route, so I'm thinking about heading out for that. There's also a 70's themed costume contest, which I had fun with two years ago. Scheels usually puts on a good event, with gift certificates as prized and good swag. I've had some course measurement and timing issues there, though.

The New Balance Girls on the Run 5k Fun Run is up in Truckee on Sunday. It benefits the Sierra Girls on the Run program. It sounds like a couple of my fellow Library Dorks are going to head up and crash the little girls race - just kidding, it was confirmed that, despite the weird registration at Active.com, the race really is for everyone.

So those of you that have Nevada Day off, congratulations - get out there and run! And those of you who have to work Friday or Saturday - well, hope to see you out somewhere this weekend. Enjoy, everybody!

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

Oh cool - I'll be at GOTR on Sunday! What have you guys got for costumes? Keep your eye out for Ginny Weasley. that's me! I'm running this year instead of volunteering, so I'm stoked to see you guys there! (As a character from children's literature, do I get to be an honorary TLD member for the day?)

Turi said...

He Gretchen - I did the Spark-a-delic this morning, so probably won't get up to Truckee tomorrow. Look for Dave and Chris, though. Ginny Weasley costume is almost worth the trip, though...

SnowLeopard said...

Dude. Gretchen, you can be an honorary TLD member any time you want, whether you're dressed up or not. But it always helps... ;)

Nitmos said...

"Nevada Day" eh? I'll have to see if I get that off.