Racing Reno Tahoe : On Foot
It’s time to start planning your fall 2016 race-cation, destination Reno Tahoe! Do you love the serenity of a trail run or the excitement of taking over the streets in a massive crowd? From family fun 5K races to some of the toughest trails in the country, there’s no shortage of races to choose from. The hard part is choosing. Don’t forget to plan your post-race massage at one of the many spas in the area. You’ve earned it!
Reno 10 Miler & Relay
Reno / Sun. August 14, 2016
Do you ever feel like Goldilocks when looking for a race? If you want more of a challenge than a 10k, but aren’t wanting to tackle a half-marathon, The Reno 10 Miler will feel just right. This super scenic course features many Reno landmarks, including running under the Reno Arch and winding through the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Wish running could be a team sport? Get a 2-3 person team together and run as a relay. This race features free race photos (yay!) and complimentary beer (double yay!) at the finish line provided by Under the Rose Brewing Company.
Reno’s Battle Born Trail Series : 30K/ Half/ 10K/ 5K
Washoe Lake State Park / Sat. September 17, 2016
Put some seriously scenic steps into your September at the Battle Born Trail Series Race taking place at Washoe Lake State Park just south of Reno. Whether you choose a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or 30K, you will enjoy the trail running experience on a beautiful and flat run followed by a delicious BBQ!
Spartan Race 2015-2016 Championship
Squaw Valley Resort / Sat. & Sun. October 1-2, 2016
Are you ready to battle it out, Spartan style? This year’s televised Spartan World Championship weekend will welcome over 10,000 professional and amateur athletes ready to tackle extreme hills and insane obstacles. Participants can choose between 4-mile, 14-mile, and 30 mile options. Even small Spartans can join the fun (if this is your kind of fun) with .5-mile, 1-mile, and 2-mile options. Don’t give up midway! There will be beer, food trucks, and giveaways waiting for you at the finish line… if you can survive.
Virginia City / Sat. October 4, 2016
Virginia City is one of the most well-known and visited towns by ghost hunters and paranormal experts from all over the world. Basically it’s the perfect location for Redrun. For either 3.33 or 6.66 miles, Runners fight their way through some of the most chilling landmarks including cemeteries, century old train tunnels, mining bunkers, and more… while being chased down by corpses and crazies. If you survive, quench your thirst at the Saloon Crawl taking place after the race. You’ll get free tastings throughout the 13 historic saloons in Virginia City, many of which are over 100 years old.
This is Part 1 of our Racing Reno Tahoe series. Check back next week for Part 2 : Oddball Races, where we cover some of the wackiest races from ostriches to outhouses.
Source: VisitRenoTahoe.com Blog – https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/blog/