Thursday, June 28, 2012

Events for this weekend and the holiday - 6/30-7/1/12, 7/4/12

Sunday, July 1, 2012

DUReno Race #2 "Firecracker Duathlon"
The second of four races in the DUReno series, this one is starts at Reno
Cycling and Fitness on Longley. Looks to be the same course as last year.

Tahoe Kids Triathlon
This is the first in a series of 3 kids triathlons, run by the Tahoe Tri Club at Lake Baron near South Lake.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Run to the Beach
One of the Big Blue Adventure series runs, this one starts in North Tahoe Regional Park and ends on the beach in King's Beach. Recap of last year's event here.

Truckee Firecracker Mile
A quick mile, finishing in downtown Truckee, just before the start of the 4th of July parade. A classic.

Tahoe Firecracker Trail Trek
Don't know much about this one, other that that it starts at Incline Middle School. Might be a benefit for the local school's cross country team?

Firecracker Fun Runs
Put on by Ascent Physical Therapy, the same folks who do the Winter Trail series down in Carson City. This  one starts and ends in Korean War Veterans Memorial Park in Carson.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Late weekend events, 6/23-24/12

Oops, a little late on this post. Well, if you're out doing the Western States 100, you know who you are. If not -

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Reno 5000 Race #3
Third of the four-race series, this one held in Bartley Ranch park in southwest Reno.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Run to Squaw
Also part of a series, the Big Blue Adventure races. 7.9 miles from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Weekend events 6/16-17/12

Father's Day weekend! Let dad get out for a quick race on his day -

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Tahoe Legends 10K & 5K
The Tahoe Legends Run welcomes all challengers to take on the local runners through a fast course at 6250 feet. A unique Tahoe course snakes through rolling hills, forests and meadows on single track trails and bike paths. Competitors start at LTCC finishing on the track at the South Tahoe Community Sports Complex, former home of the 1968 Olympic Trials Track. The Tahoe Legends Challenge also pits local fitness clubs in head to head competition for the Fast and Fit Trophy. (Description from

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Burton Creek Trail Run takes place on a beautiful, fun and challenging trail system within Burton Creek State Park in Tahoe City, CA.  The course features miles of single track through pine forests and high sierra meadows.  Burton Creek drains the runoff from Mt. Watson into Lake Tahoe.  You'll see and hear the creek often and June is a great wildflower time of year as well.  Choose between either the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon Distance.  (Description from Big Blue website.)

A prostate cancer fundraiser, held around Sparks Marina. Lots of family stuff, too, like a bounce house and face painting for the kids.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Races for the weekend of June 9-10, 2012

The race season is starting to kick into gear. Here's the happenings for this weekend in the Reno/Tahoe area:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay
The 48th annual relay around the lake takes place this Saturday. Hope we have good weather for it!

Carson Valley Days Walk/Jog/Run
Fun sounding little race down south -

5K Foam Fest
Second year of this event - last year was in the fall, but they've moved earlier this year. At Rancho San Rafael. Ready to get wet?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

DU Reno #1
The Reno 500 folks put on a triathlon series - the first event is in Hidden Valley Park. Should be a well run, competitive event.

Sierra SoleMates Girls on the Run 5K
Need a short run at altitude? The Girls on the Run group in Truckee is putting on a 5K for a great cause -

Melanie Pfeiffer Melanoma Race
And another good cause - this Carson City race is being held to benefit a local college softball player.

Monday, June 4, 2012

2012 Big Blue Adventure Trail Running Series

Those of you who have been reading this blog for awhile will remember last summer's version of the Big Blue Adventure Trail Running Series, which I ran every race of. I'm not going to get out for that many of them this year, but will certainly do a couple of them. Here's the list -

Burton Creek Trail Run, 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon & Marathon6/17/2012Tahoe City, CA
Run To Squaw6/24/2012Tahoe City & Squaw Valley USA
Run To The Beach 5 & 10K7/4/2012Kings Beach, CA
Truckee Running Festival7/8/2012Truckee, CA
Northstar Mountain Run8/12/2012Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, CA
Big Blue Trail Run 5 & 10K8/25/2012Incline Village, NV
Emerald Bay Trail Run9/16/2012West Shore, Lake Tahoe
Oktoberfest Trail Run10/6/2012Tahoe City, Squaw Valley USA

And once again, they are doing a points series - both a Sprint and a Long version. Info and rules on that are here.

For my race report on any of the races, search the title of the race in the search bar at the top of the blog -