Hey, look at me finally getting around to post about the races going on for the upcoming weekend! A couple of races, both on Saturday:
Saturday, May 18, 2012
Silver State 50/50
One of the longer-running races in the area - this is the 27th year for the ultras, and the 4th for the half-marathon. Starting at Rancho San Rafael and exploring the Peavine foothills, it has (as their website puts it) "dirt, rock, pine trees, excellent single track, altitude and exquisite views of the Sierra Nevada and the Truckee Meadows." Not to mention a well-marked course and great aid stations. Registration is tonight at Eclipse Pizza, but the site says they'll have race-day reg as well -
Race Reports from 2009, 2010 and 2011
Reno 5000 Race #2 - Hidden Valley Regional Park
The second in the Reno 5000 series, which is held on trails this year. The first one was at Rancho San Rafael, and now it moves to Hidden Valley Park. I've never run out there, but I've biked in the area a few times, and there are some great trails. And of course, the Reno 5000 people put on a great race.
Have fun out there, everybody!