Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Weekend events, 8/31-9/1/2013

For a while I had on the calendar an event up at Tahoe for this weekend called the Peeplechase, but it looks like that's been cancelled. Have a feeling there may be a few events like that falling off the calendar this fall. Just added a few more, though, so it balances out somewhat...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kirkwood 5K, 10K and children's runs

Put on by the Tahoe Mountain Milers, this look like a fun set of races down at Kirkwood. 5 and 10K trail races, lots of climbing and scenic views. Unique ceramic finishers medals, and a drawing for downhill or cross country ski passes. Might be less smoky down south this weekend, too.

Heavenly Mountain Run

"The second annual Heavenly Mountain Run takes runners from the California Base Lodge at 6,565-feet, 5.8 miles, up Maggie’s to Hellwinkles and along the California Trail to the top of one of Lake Tahoe’s largest four-seasons resorts. The run finishes at the Tamarack Lodge at an awe-inspiring 9,150-feet. Runners can enjoy a scenic ride down the Heavenly Gondola back to the base or descend on their own."

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

This weekend, 8/24-25/13

Saturday, August 24, 2013

5K Foam Fest

Foamy fun in Rancho San Rafael. Didn't realize how expensive this one was.

Saturday/Sunday, August 24/-25, 2013

Sierra Nevada Relay

"Are you up for the challenge? The Sierra Nevada Relay is a 175-mile 10-person (5-person Ultra team) overnight relay race. The south to north route through the heart of the Sierra meets our criteria of finding routes of unmatched beauty through rural areas. You'll have a stunning view of the Truckee Valley as you descend Donner Pass, pass through mountain, rural, and ranching towns, climb up and over Yuba Pass and fields of wildflowers, run by lakes and through pine forests, and finish at the South Entrance of Lassen Volcanic National Park."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bad Prom Groupon

Another daily deal on a race entry, this time from Groupon:
The Bad Prom 5K on October 18, $22 down from $55.

Held up at UNR, looks like a party.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Galena Fest Groupon

Looks like one of today's Groupons is a less-than-half price entry to the 7.25 mile Wicked Thorn Run at the Galena Fest coming up at the end of September. $19 instead of $40. Link is above if you're interested...

August 17-18, 2013 Weekend Events

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Big Blue 5K/10K

"The Big Blue 5k and 10k trail run happens on the same day as XTERRA Lake Tahoe.  The course starts and finishes at the Village Green in Incline Village, NV.
This is a large open grass community field. The event is set up and staged from here. From the starting area the course heads north and onto the great trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. The second lap starts right back in the venue creating a fun viewing area to cheer on the 10K participants. Bring the kids as this is a great venue for our shorter kids races for ages 4-12 years."

Northern Nevada Aids Walk/Run

"Registration, the race start and finish, along with the AIDS Walk Vendor Village  will be held at Idlewild Park.  The run and both walks will travel from Idlewild Park to downtown Reno utilizing the scenic path that navigates along the river to downtown and back to the park..
This year, the walk will include a “Paws for the Cause Dog Walk.” In an effort to create additional funding and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS, dog owners are invited to enter their dog in the Dog Walk and have their friends and family sponsor their dogs. The top three fundraisers will receive prizes.
All dogs must be be friendly, leashed and up to date on vaccinations. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
The AIDS Walk/Run Vendor Village will feature a variety of vendors including health & wellness booths, free HIV testing, food vendors, running & sports vendors, pet supplies and more!
All proceeds from the event benefit local HIV service organizations that are committed to providing care to those affected by HIV/AIDS. In addition, these organizations educate the community about HIV/AIDS, provide testing opportunities, and are dedicated to reducing the number of infections in northern Nevada.
The lead organization behind this event is Northern Nevada HOPES, the regional leader in HIV prevention, treatment and care. Other organizations who will benefit from funds raised include ACCEPT, Frontline, NNOT and Planned Parenthood."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Reno 10 Miler

"This event is what the title says, a 10 mile run. Just beyond a 10K (6.2 miles). But not quite as far as a half marathon (13.1 miles).
Or if you are more interested in running a shorter distance, get together a team and run in the 3 person relay. We'll divide the 10 mile course into three legs. Each team member will run one leg. The legs will be between 3 and 4 miles.
This is going to be a spectacular course that shows off many of the landmarks of the city and the University of Nevada. We will post course details and a course map as soon as possible.
Why a ten mile run? Ten mile runs are a growing niche in the running industry in the United States. There are a number of runs of this length that already are very popular. such as the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and Army 10 Miler both in Washington D.C. These events draw huge fields. One of the newest is the Sactown 10 Miler in Sacramento.

The 10 mile distance is perfect for those 5K and 10K runners who want to move up but are intimidated by the longer distances. At the same time the 10 mile distance is long enough to be challenging for everyone."

Monday, August 5, 2013

This weekend, 8/10-11/13

One event in the area this weekend, but it's a doozy...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Genoa Peak MAD-A-Thon
With options of the "Completely Mad" full marathon (5000+ft. of climbing) and the "Only Half Mad" Half marathon (2300+ ft. of climbing), this trail race looks to live up to its name. Run out of the town of Genoa, and head up towards Genoa Peak - the full marathon course hits the summit. This should be a "crazy" fun time, for those that are up to it -