Thursday, October 13, 2011

Upcoming Race - Anything is Possible 5K

Last year around this time, I suggested that people use their "fall back" hour from the Daylight Saving switch to do something healthy, like go run. This year, there's an even better option - do a race!

The Anytime Fitness Anything is Possible 5K is going to be put on Sunday, Novermber 6, 2011 - at 1:50 AM. That's just before the time that the clock switch is supposed to happen - so really, the whole race will happen during that extra hour that doesn't really exist. This will allow everyone to run a negative time - if you run your 5K in 25 minutes, say, you'll start at 1:50 and finish at 1:15!

The UNR campus will be the setting of the race, with the start and finish near Mackay Stadium. The course heads up to the north side of campus before heading south, looping around the quad, then back north to the stadium.  Across the street, the Little Waldorf Saloon will host both the packet pickup and breakfast after the race.

There are also Anything is Possible races going on in Seattle, Denver, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Virginia Beach, Nashville, Austin, and Viera, Florida, at the same time. The director of the local race is Eric Lerude (who puts on the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey) so you know it's going to be a quality event. The race series has two national charities and a local one that it benefits. Nationally, it benefits Team Red White and Blue and Hope For The Warriors. The local charity for the Reno event is the Nevada Military Support Alliance.


Gretchen said...

Aw, I love this idea, even though I have a hard time staying up that late for any reason other than to run 100 miles ;). (Or maybe the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey?)

Are you going to do it? Maybe a TLD gathering? Possible beer drinking involved? Y'all have Sunday off, don't you?

Turi Becker said...

I like it. Let's do it - beer specials at packet pick-up at the Little Wal, whoever wants can crash at my place until the race. Even Chris can hobble his way around a 5K, I'd imagine... ;)