Friday, April 8, 2011

Races for 4/9-10/11

There are a few races going on around the area this weekend:

Saturday 4/9/11

Safe and Sober 5K  in Carson City
"Easy, flat 5K to benefit Carson High Safe and Sober Graduation. Runners, walkers, strollers, costumes, leashed dogs, unleashed spirits all welcome!"

NK Run/Walk  at UNR
"Nye/Canada parking lot up to the UNR "N" (So, both road and trails) The race should be a fun, not too competitive event. So all levels feel free to give it a shot. Please support! The money goes to the UNR Triathlons Walking Path fund. And there will be prizes for winners as well as raffle prizes."

Sunday 4/10/11

Polio Purple Pinkie 10K/2M Fun Run in Rancho San Rafael
"The 10k trail run and 2 mile walk will be held at Ranch San Rafael Park in Reno, NV on Sunday April 10, 2011 at 9:00am. The run is sponsored by the Rotoract Club of Reno. Help Rotary raise $200 million 2012 to receive a $355 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The resulting $555 million will support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children."

Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley
"Squaw Valley's original "run what ya brung" uphill race, an answer to the famous Chinese Downhill of the 70's, starts at the base of KT-22. The course take you UP the Mountain Run, then over to the top of Shirley Lake and finally ends after a brief downhill at High Camp. The course climbs 2000 vertical feet over 3.2 miles. There are ski and run/snowshoe divisions."


SnowLeopard said...

Wow! I'm missing a lot of good stuff this weekend! But not too much, since I'll be on an AIRPLANE to Boston... :) You go win a couple for me though, okay?

slowrunner77 said...

skimagood races just over the hill too, but i guess your blog ain't running round califirnia, huh?
zoo zoom 5k/10k in sac, and the daffodil run 5k/10k in pennvalley, where i'll be sunday mornin.
you running any o the local ones turi?

Turi Becker said...

Yep, I'm trying to concentrate on Reno/Carson/Tahoe. can take care of that stuff.

I'm thinking about the 5K in Carson on Saturday. Some of my Odyssey team will be there...

Kenny said...

And if you don't like the cold, there is a Squaw Valley Mountain Run race in August.

I ran the Dutton one year and pulled up next to a guy chugging beer as he ran. His backpack was clinking from the twelve pack that was in there.

fter finishing the beer, he motored off at better than 7 minute mile pace. Placed first in the run division that year.

Turi Becker said...

Weird - Chris usually waits until after he wins to start drinking... ;)