Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weekend of November 2-3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Run for Education

"The Run for Education is a family friendly event with a 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 5k Chamber Challenge, and Kid’s Fun Runs. After the Runs, ‘Come for the Run, Stay for the Fun’ and join us at the Expo featuring fun activities for the kids.  The Washoe County School District students directly benefit from the funds raised at the Run for Education."

WNC Softball 5K Fundraiser

"Enjoy Autumn’s beauty and get fit for the holiday season with a 5K run/walk on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m., in Carson City. The Western Nevada College softball team is sponsoring the event to promote fitness and fun, and to raise funds for their upcoming 2014 season. Race headquarters is at El Charro Avitia Mexican restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St."

Monday, October 28, 2013

That Dam Run

I was going to start this post out by saying what a "crappy" race this was - it's run on horse trails, and there was quite a bit of watching where you stepped - but I just can't. Really well put together race, all around, and a joy to run.

The remaining Reno-based members of Team Library Dork headed over the hill Saturday night and stayed in Auburn, getting up nice and early to head out to Cool to find the race start. It was easy to find, and before long we had out stuff and were shivering in the mid-50 degree morning. (In Reno, you can't see your breath when it's 56 degrees...) All the runners lined up obediently, and the race got off right on time, the half at 8:00 and the 10K ten minutes later.

Chris was out in the front ranks and didn't have to deal with it, but Dave and I started a little farther back than we should have and got caught walking through some single-file sections early on. That was about the only downside to the race; after it thinned out, everything was fine. Bit dusty in those early sections, too.

I'm completely unfamiliar with the area, and was pretty happy to get to check it out. The course for the 10K was nice and rolling, with only a couple of tough hills. Technical in places, and easier in others - a good mix of fire roads and singletrack, rocks and roots and smooth dirt.

The first miles had gone by too quick for me, and I was dying a bit in the last mile. A runner that was behind me chatted me through the last section - really appreciated that. It was her first trail race ever, and she was having a great time.

The finish area was beautiful - I grabbed a water , bagel and banana, but after that realized there were also cookies, sodas - and then someone walked up with a huge pile of pizza boxes! Very well stocked finish area.

Watched Dave finish and hung around long enough for Chris to get his award - he had taken first by a few seconds in a sprint finish. Then back to the hotel for a quick shower, and some great food and beer at Auburn Alehouse. Then back home to Reno, and what do you know - by the time we got back, results had been posted online. Now that's the way to do it.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Upcoming events, Nevada Day weekend

A few things happening around the area this weekend:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nevada Day Classsic

"The Nevada Day Classic 8K Run and 2 Mile Run/Walk starts and finishes in historic downtown Carson City, Nevada. All racers finish just before the start to the parade with 1000's of people lining Carson Street to cheer them in. 
Costumes are encouraged (and the best are rewarded!). The theme of this year's Nevada Day Parade celebrates the Parade's 75th year. There is always an award for the runner that represents the theme of the parade best...
How about it? "75 Years" - Be creative!"

No Brainer 5K

5K starting at 10:00 AM in Wingfield Park includes a cup for you to come back later and take part in the Zombie Crawl that evening.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Reno 500 Trick-or Treat 5K

"BOO!  Come join Reno in the 4th Annual Audi Reno Tahoe Trick-or-Treat 5K & Kid's Haunted Half Mile, on an illuminated course, presented by Grand Sierra Resort and Casino & Reno Running Company.  Event begins at 6pm with the Kid's Haunted Half Mile, then at 6:30pm the Trick-or-Treat 5K filled with all levels of ability runners and walkers dressed in costume!"

That Damn Run Trail 10K and Half marathon

A hilly set of courses starting and finishing in Cool, CA, in some great trail running territory.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Weekend of 10/12-13/2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ark Stampede

"The first Animal Ark Stampede is set for Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The Animal Ark, a non-profit wildlife sanctuary located off of Red Rock road north of Reno, NV.
Runners and walkers will run or walk down the Animal Ark’s driveway then up and down a scenic, high desert trail and end exploring part of the sanctuary, where the animals will be the spectators of your awesome strength." 

Great Basin Brew Relay

"In its 2nd year, The Great Basin Brew Relay will consist of 4 members to a team with each member running two legs of approximately 5 miles each leg for a total of 40 miles to complete the entire event.
Course will be similar to last year's course but subject to modifications due to road work.  Run will take place on streets of Sparks, NV and access the Truckee River path through downtown Reno where runners will make their way to the Patagonia Factory store for the 1/2 way point.  Patagonia will be the turn around point and runners will make their way back into town to the Sparks Great Basin Brewery and Restaurant for the finish."

Redrun VC

"REDRUN will take you on a tour of some of the most famously haunted locations in the world!
This is the most authentic Zombie run on the planet. All hell will break loose. 6 Dead Zones will put your body dead the middle of the most haunted locations in Virginia City. Watch out for the rotting dead, but more importantly be careful of the living insane, who are blinded with fear. The six dead zones include: Virginia City Graveyard, Chinatown, Saint Mary Louise Hospital, V&T Train Station and Tunnel and downtown Virginia City."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Reno 5000 #3

The final race in the Reno 5000 series, this was rescheduled from September 8 because of the smoky conditions. Starting and finishing at Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley.

Tahoe's Freakin' Fun Run

"Running is fun. Costumes are fun. Running in costumes is just plain AWESOME!!!!
We all know that sanity and health can both suffer during the crazy holiday season. So why not ensure your fitness is on track and slap sanity in the face by being even crazier?
Grab your friends, your family and your coworkers, get signed up and then put your thinking cap on figure out what kind of kick-ass costumes you can come up with. Keep in mind - prizes are awarded for "Best Costume" and "Most Ridiculous Costume to Run In"!!!!!"

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Weekend events, October 5-6, 2013

Another busy weekend coming up - they sure do pack them in during the fall season around here, huh?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cancer Sucks 5K

"Cancer Sucks 5k Presented by PrimeLending and The Sierra Nevada Association of Realtors.  Net proceeds benefit the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center.  Money raised will help those with cancer who are unable to pay for treatment and medication."

Scarecrow Sprint & Stroll

"Enjoy the fall colors of Lake Tahoe. Run this great course starting and finishing at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. The course is on the newly completed Tahoe City trail featuring great views of the lake and surrounding area. There is a 5K, 10K and kids distances. Come on out to sprint, stroll or just saunter along with your friends and family. Scarecrow costumes are encouraged! This event is a fundraiser for SnowFest!"

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kokanee Trail Runs

Excellent race near and around Fallen Leaf Lake on the south end of Lake Tahoe. 5K, 10K and half marathon options, more trail than road. Fall colors should just be starting to hit.
Regretfully, the 2013 Kokanee Trail Runs have been cancelled for this year due to Forest Service thinning operations currently taking place in the course area and safety of all runners.

Race for the Cure

The 15th year of the cancer benefit race in Northern Nevada. Course has moved to the Grand Sierra parking lot in the last few years. Get out your pink gear...

Run Ed Run

Benefitting the Douglas County Education Association, there is a 5K/10K and half marathon option down in Minden, with the finish line set up on the track at Douglas High School.