Friday, September 28, 2012

September 29-30

Rounding out the end of September with a busy weekend:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Battle of the Rattle 5K
Run up Rattlesnake Mountain to benefit the Nevada Diabetes Association.

Lost Sierra Endurance Run
The inaugural year of this 50K run out of Graegle, CA. There's also a 14 mile option.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lake Tahoe Marathon
Events have been going on all week, but the main event is this marathon on Sunday, run from Tahoe City to Camp Richardson.

Reno Galena Fest Wicked Thorn
7.24 or 1.75 mile races, held on some great trails just south of Reno.

Wings of Hope Run
The second annual running of this race takes place up at UNR and benefits neuro-immune disease research.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Events for the weekend of 9/22-23/2012

Busy racing weekends coming up. This weekend, there's:

Saturday, September 22

Color Me Rad 5K
This is one of them "color bomb" races, where there are different stations throughout the course where they throw powdered colors at you. Wear a white shirt and have a colorful memento of the race. Held somewhere up at UNR.

Sierra Nevada Endurance Runs
A 12k or a Trail Marathon, held in Granite Bay, CA, through the American River canyon.

Sunday, September 23

DU Reno Race #4
The last race in the DU Reno duathlon series. Looks to be a similar course to last year, starting and finishing at Reno Cycling and Fitness on Longley Lane.

2012 Heart Run (& Walk)
A 5K held out at Scheels and the Sparks Marina to benefit the American Heart Association.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Emerald Bay Trail Run 2012

Half of TLD (Dave and I) made the trip up to Lake Tahoe this morning for the Emerald Bay Trail Run. Got to say hi to Gretchen, who's been off doing ultra stuff and who we haven't seen for awhile:

Then, we ran around Emerald Bay and along the lakeshore.

I got a few pics of Dave as we headed up the initial hill and around the bay:

And a decent one down by the water:

From there it was some slow running and walking for me. Finished in just under 1:30, quite a difference from last year's 1:01:01. Glad I got some time in at altitude, but a little depressed at my results.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Events for 9/16/12

Nothing going on this Saturday, but a couple of excellent events on

Sunday, September 16, 2012

RGJ Journal Jog
The 44th annual running of this Reno Classic. Seems like half the town turns up for this one. Team divisions, stroller division, even a caterpillar division! and a fun run for the kids. Starts on the Foster Drive in front of the Reno High track. Get there early if you want to park anywhere near...

Emerald Bay Trail Run
"Bay to Bliss" - starts at Eagle Point near Emerald Bay and winds along Tahoe's shoreline to D.L. Bliss State Park. Absolutely gorgeous. Here's my race report from last year, with lots of pictures. Ends with a party on the beach, and a shuttle ride back to Eagle Point. Also part of the Tahoe Trail Running Series.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Reno Galena Fest Race Entry Deal

Somehow this race missed my radar until today, but it looks pretty cool. The Reno Galena Fest  is in their fourth year, and this year adds a trail run to their list of events. Past years had the Bloody Rose mountain bike race, but now runners will have the Wicked Thorn 7.25 mile Trail Run as well as a 1.7 mile option. Great trails down there, and since the Fall Colors Half isn't going on anymore, those trails deserve a race.

The way I found out about this race was an email from Living Social, a daily deals site like Groupon. The current deal is for a $12 entry to the race, down from $25. (Or $6 instead of $12 for the shorter race.) Follow the link above to sign up - that's the best deal on a race entry I've seen in a long time. I think the deal is active for two days from now, so probably through the end of this weekend.