Monday, July 21, 2014

5K Foam Fest cancelled

The organizers of the 5K Foam Fest, whose Reno event was scheduled for August 2nd, have posted the following on their website:

"Dear 5k Foam Fest Friends, Our organization has spent years and an incredible amount of money perfecting this great event for the runners we admire so much. However, due to limited resources we are sad to announce that the 5k Foam Fest is cancelling all future events and will no longer be in business as of July 17th, 2014. After tireless efforts to find a way to help us finish out our season; we simply can't continue to move forward. However, the 5k Foam Fest Canada is an entirely different organization and will continue to operate business as usual.
For those registered for a 5K Foam Fest that will no longer being taking place, we know that you've spent time and energy preparing for your event. We reached out to some industry friends, and we'd like to thank Red Frog Events, the leaders in the running and active entertainment industry, who have stepped up to generously offer you a free registration to any of their 2014 or 2015 running events, which includes Warrior DashEpic Fail ChallengeCocoa ClassicBacon Chase, and more to come over the next year, to make up for the cancelled Round House Racing event you are registered for. You will receive an email from Red Frog Events within the week with a promo code to the email address you registered with to 5K Foam Fest, good for one free registration and 25% off another registration, in the case you'd like to bring a friend or family member at a discounted rate.
Please do not reach out to Red Frog Events for any information other than discussing registering for one of their events. They do not have any direct affiliation with 5K Foam Fest and do not have details on the cancellation of our events, other than offering you a free registration to one of their running series.

While the 5k Foam Fest no longer has staff or funds and will not be able to respond to individual emails or phone calls, we will provide additional email updates as information becomes available. As we face bankruptcy we ask for your forgiveness and patience."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekend of April 26-27, 2014

Busy weekend around the area - 5Ks everywhere...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Run or Dye 5K

"Run or Dye, the World's Most Colorful 5K, is returning to UNR on April 26. 2014.  Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer.  Then enjoy our world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun."

Treasure Our Parks 5K

"As part of its Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is proud to present the Treasure Our Parks Fun Run at Rancho San Rafael Park. The 5K (3.1 miles) run kicks off Treasure Quest, a day of family fun at Rancho San Rafael Park, brought to you by KNPB and Washoe County Parks & Open Space."

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Forward for Autism Run/Walk

"Join us for yet another fun-filled family event where we'll have something for everyone to enjoy! Gates open at 7:30 a.m.5K Timed Run begins 8:30 a.m.1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m.5K Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.Raffle and silent auction begin at 10:30 a.m. The JUSTin HOPE Foundation is a nonprofit that helps families in Northern Nevada affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities by providing monthly awards for opportunities that families otherwise wouldn't be able to afford that will have a meaningful impact on that family as a whole."

Zombie Apocalypse 5K

"April 27, 2014  @ 1000 hours at North Valleys High School, Reno, Nevada

The virus is spreading. The zombies are multiplying. Will you survive the epidemic or will you become one of the undead?

This is not your typical 5K road race; instead you will find a course filled with apocalypse-like obstacles and blood thirsty zombies. Make your way through somewhat challenging terrain while out smarting the brain dead zombies. Speed alone will not determine success in this event- just be sure you are faster than your friends so the zombies don't catch you!
Note: there is no intentional physical contact between runners and z'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend of 4/19-20, 2014

A little late getting this out, but...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Escape from Prison Hill

An awesome and classic race down in Carson City, with some brutal hills and great views of the Carson Valley. "This half marathon offers all of the winding single track, scenic vistas and vertical climbs (and descents) of a ultra-distance race, packed into only 13 miles."

Race to End Domestic Violence

"This 5 & 10K fun run is held at Idlewild Park in Reno, Nevada and benefits Tahoe Safe Alliance, committed to ending the incidence and trauma of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Building on the success of the 5K, we have added a 10K to the festivities. Join the party afterwards in Idlewild Park, free food and entertainment."

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fight for Air Climb

"The Fight for Air Climb is a unique event that is open to all fitness levels. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new challenge, climbing as a fun activity with your family, or even a virtual climber, your participation raises vital funds in our Fight for Air."

Basically, climb the Silver Legacy.

Sparks Rotary Rabbit Run

"Hop on over to The Legends at Sparks Marina and run/walk to help support the community projects of Sparks Rotary.  Get moving at this family-friendly event and enjoy refreshments at the finish line.  Want to dress in costume? The "best dressed" award could be yours!   So bring the family, your bunny ears, and running shoes to help support a great cause."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pi and St. Patrick's Day runs

Comparatively busy weekend coming up, after as quiet as it's been around here race-wise:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pi Day Fun Run

"This is a 3.14 Mile fun run and encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the day, what ever day it happens to land on and what ever the weather. The runner who finishes closest to 30 MINUTES and 14 SECONDS WINS the PIE."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sparks Shamrock Shuffle

"On March 15, 2014, Athlete in You welcomes you to downtown Sparks on Victorian Avenue to show your Irish spirit by running in the Sparks Shamrock Shuffle.  The Sparks Shamrock Shuffle will be a 5k fun run for runners of all levels and with a start and finish at Victorian Square. Wear your best Leprechaun outfit, paint yourself green, or just show off the "Irish" in you on a festive run through downtown Sparks and side streets that will be closed to traffic. "

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Leprechaun Race

"2nd Annual Leprechaun Race, a 5K run/walk through the Wells Avenue and Midtown districts in Reno, Nevada. Yes, there will be a speedy leprechaun in the race. The leprechaun will start after everyone else has begun, giving everyone a generous head start. If you beat the leprechaun across the finish line, you will win a special prize."

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Events, weekend of February 8-9, 2014

Hey, Happy New Year, everyone. Been kind of quiet around here, but finally we have a weekend with a couple of events in the area:

Saturday. February 8, 2014

Love Can Be Cold 5K/10K

"The 5K is a flat and fast out and back along the Carson River on mostly jeep road. The 10K+ is an ascent/descent to the very tippy top and back! It is a combination of single track and jeep road with a steep climb to the top. Course distances and routes are subject to change due to weather and trail conditions."

Running Red For Heart 5K

"Guys and Girls…come out and support women in the fight against heart disease and stroke by running in your favorite red dress, tutu, or other red running gear in the first annual Running Red for Heart 5K. The run will start at Scheels and all proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association in their fight to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular diseases."

Myself, I'll be going over the hill to run the half at the Davis Stampede. Have a good weekend of running and racing!