Due to the amount of moisture we have received this winter, most of the course this Saturday will be on jeep road. A good portion of single track in this area has been badly damaged and we don't want to do more harm by running on it while it is still wet and muddy. The short course will be 4 miles with 1000' of climbing while the long course will be 8.5 miles long with 2000' of climbing! There are some technical washed out sections along both courses as well as mud, snow, ice and dry hard packed surfaces. A little something for everyone.
This run is part of a series. Cost is $20, $10 for students. The student rate is reserved for those 25y/o or younger who are actively enrolled in school full time, middle school to college. Patagonia All Weather Zip Neck technical event shirts can be purchased separately. Event shirts will not be available for purchase after February 19th so please order a shirt before that date if you want to ensure getting one. Registration prior to the run can be done on ultrasignup.com. Race registration is available but there is a $5 procrastination fee for all on site last minute registration making it $25/ runner, $15 for students. Event day registration is cash or card only. Sorry no checks. Thanks for your understanding. Minors who register race day must have a parent or guardian present to sign participant waiver and release of liability, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement.
This run is located in Washoe State Park east of East Lake Road. 5K & 10K+ courses are a combo of jeep road and single track trail with some technical sections and steep hills. Both courses offer spectacular views of Carson City and Washoe Valley. Course distances and routes are subject to change due to trail and weather conditions.
This is the fifth and last run of 5 trail runs in the 8th Annual Be Bold, Run in the Cold Winter Trail Series presented by Ascent Runs. Every run in the series will have two distances to choose from, a 5K and a 10K+. The 5K will usually be between 3-4 miles. The 10K+ will be anywhere between 6-8 miles depending on conditions. If it’s nice we make it 7-8 miles. If it’s not so nice we keep it close to 6 miles. Be sure to check website and Facebook the week leading up to the run for updates. These casual runs were created to keep runners and walker motivated through the winter months and also as a way to supplement your winter training. This series highlights the extensive trail networks surrounding Carson City, NV. There are no aid stations out on the courses so be prepared to carry your own water or sports drink. For the safety of all runners and to keep you guessing, event organizers reserve the right to change course routes and distances based on weather conditions or just for the heck of it. This series is a great trainer for the Triple Trail Challenge- Spring Edition. The Triple Trail Challenge includes Carson Canyons Half Marathon on April 1, 2017, Escape From Prison Hill(EFPH) Half Marathon on April 22, and the Silver State Half Marathon on May 20.
Washoe State Park. Runs start at 9AM
No awards. Just the sweet satisfaction that you overcame the urge to sleep in on a cold winter morning and to go out and burn off some calories that were feeling way to at home.
Bibs and shirts can be picked up the morning of the run. All runners, including returning series runners, must check in prior to the start of the run. This is to ensure that we have an accurate head count to who is out there. Thank you.
Probably cold, wet & muddy.
From Everywhere: Exit 580 onto East Lake Blvd. Head towards Washoe State Park. After turning into park, make a right at Kiosk. You do not need to pay fee. Parking fee included in race entry fee. Head to Equestrian Parking area. Take path east across East Lake Blvd. to Park Headquarters. Be sure to look both ways, cars travel fast on this road! There is no parking at headquarters.
Local time: 9:56 PM