Saturday, Jan 9, 2016

Wild Winter Round Up

Centennial Park

Carson City, NV 4 Miler, 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 9, 2016

Course Description

A mix of single & double track trail with some technical rocky sections. This is wild horse country. If you don't run into some wild horses, you will definitely run into some wild horse manure! As usual with this series, the 5Kish could be anywhere between 3-4 miles but will stay as close to a 5K as possible if trail or weather conditions are bad. The 10K+ will typically get stretched out a little further if conditions are favorable, usually 6-9ish miles. Re-check often for updates this at this site, our website, Facebook or Instagram.



COVID-19 Policy

UPDATE 12/17/20: We are still waiting final approval from the powers that be to hold this event. I think that we will be OK, but we will probably still have the same restrictions as WTS #2. We will open registration as a waitlist. No out of state registrations will be allowed. No spectators allowed. Once we receive final approval we will start to send out invites to runners in the order that we received them.
These are the rules for all Ascent Runs WTS events. These are the requirements of our insurers, land managers, and land owners. Basically, everyone who grants us permission, signs our permits, and provides us with event liability insurance that allow us to carry out these trail runs and have fun again.
Face coverings will be worn by runners, spectators, event staff and volunteers at all times while at the start/finish line area. Everyone will be asked to comply with social distancing and safety requirements according to the latest Nevada Guidance for Safe Gatherings issued on September 29, 2020.
During the race : Runners/walkers will wear face coverings at the start until they are separated 6’ from other participants.
Passing Protocol: USATF has put in place a "passing" protocol for road and trail races that takes effect any time the course is narrower than 12 feet wide. To pass another runner on a trail or road less than 12 feet wide, the passing runner must cover his/her face, communicate the intent to pass- the runner being passed must cover /his/her face and step off course and allow the pass. Once the pass is complete, both runners may uncover faces and proceed.
Just like on the highway, the RIGHT side of the trail will be the cruising side and the LEFT side will be the passing side. Good communication will be needed to pass on narrower trails. After a few miles, the runners will be spaced enough and this should not be much of an issue.
Staggered start times: We will make every effort to get the faster more competitive runners grouped together and out of the start first, so they won't have to pass slower runners and cause congestion while out on the trail. There will be a one minute time gap between remaining waves, basically the time it takes to line up and go, but enough time to create good separation between and within groups.
We are going to use Ultrasignup finish % ranking for the grouping start times. If you are new to Ultrasignup and have no previous results posted and are unranked, but consider yourself a competitive runners worthy of a first wave start, please contact me through either our website or Ultrasignup so we can correctly position you.
At the finish line, hand shakes, high fives or any other physical contact in celebration will be strongly discouraged. This sucks and goes against everything the WTS is about, but this is currently the law of the land. So we need to adapt and adjust, and just be grateful that we can all be out here together again. If you are a veteran of the WTS you know these runs have always been very social and low key which is a draw for so many runners. We can be mindful and respectful of each others personal space and still be social and have a good time as a trail community.
There will be NO jug of water to fill your bottles or bladders before or after the run. There also will not be any post run goodies for consumption following each run due to heightened restrictions and requirements for offering food items of any kind to the public. Sorry, but we are not a catering service and do not have the proper resources to follow current protocols for offering food or beverages. You will have to bring your own supplies for post race hydration and nutrition.
Portable Bathrooms: We will have cones or markers 6’ apart outside each porta-pottie for lines when they form. We will have a hand sanitizer or washing station nearby.

Registration

UPDATE 1/8/21: Everyone who registered and was on the waitlist has been entered into the race. There was a glitch in the Ultrasignup system that was giving a false "invitation expired" notice. We went ahead and manually entered everyone who applied to get in race before the 10pm registration cut-off.
UPDATE 1/8/20: WE ARE A GO! I WILL SEND OUT INVITES LATER AFTER IM DONE MARKING SHORT COURSE.
UPDATE 1/7/21: Still waiting. There were a couple of issues the State wanted clarification on. I will follow up again today.
UPDATE 1/3/21: We are hoping to have permit approval through the state of NV within the next few days. If approved, best case scenario - 50 runner limit per distance, worst case scenario - 50 runner cap total.

Pre-registration is available through Ultrasignup. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students 13-25y/o, 12 & under are free.
In accordance with the state of Nevada's Guidance For Safe Gatherings issued on September 29, 2020, there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION this season. The student rate is reserved for those 13-25y/o who are actively enrolled in school full time, middle school to college. All runners must answer and sign a Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening before receiving their bib# on race morning! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Check-in times:
10K- A-Markova, 8:10-8:30am
10K- Martin - Z, 8:30-8:50am
5K - A - Gillham, 9:05-9:15am
5K - Highison - Z, 9:15-9:25

Series Information

This is the third of 5 trail runs in the 12th 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 5Kish and a 10K+. The 5Kish will usually be between 3-4 miles. The 10K+ will be anywhere between 6-9 miles depending on conditions. If it’s nice we make it 7-9 miles. If it’s not so nice we keep it close to 6 miles. Be sure to check our website, Ultrasignup and our social media presence on Instagram & Facebook the week leading up to the run for updates. These casual runs were created to keep runners and walkers 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. Walkers are welcome to any of these events. 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 Escape From Prison Hill(EFPH) Half Marathon on April 3, 2021; Canyons Half 5K/10K/21K/30K on April 17, 2021; and the Silver State Half Marathon on May 15, 2021.

Event Location

Centennial Park, Carson City.

9:00AM - 10K+ start
9:30AM - 5K-ish start

Awards

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 consumed over the holidays.

Packet Pickup

Bib #'s can be picked up race morning. A Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening questionnaire and temperature check must be completed before a Bib# can be issued for a runner/walker to participate in the event.
Check-in: Face coverings must be worn at all times by runners, spectators, event staff and volunteers while in or around the start/finish area. All runners/walkers will be required to read and sign a Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening and have their temperature checked before receiving their bib# and being allowed to participate in the event. No exceptions. We may stagger the check-in time process according to start times as to minimize congestion. These times will be posted the day before the race. Social distancing of 6’ will be implemented during the check-in process or any place lines may be formed.

Weather

It's a winter trail series, expect anything.




Directions

From Reno From 395 South: Exit onto Highway 50 East. Head East on Highway 50 After light at Slot World, continue on Highway 50 for about another mile and a half. Look for brown sign that says Centennial Park. Turn Left onto Centennial Park Drive. (Approximately 1/4 mile before the next traffic light at Deer Run Road. If you get to Deer Run Road, you've gone too far.) Head toward the upper softball fields past golf course. The road turns into a one way at tennis courts. Drive to the north end of parking area above fields. Look for blue truck and pop-ups. Park, pay, run, have fun! From Carson Valley From 395 (S. Carson St.) in Carson From 395 North: Exit onto Highway 50 East. Head East on Highway 50 After light at Slot World, continue on Highway 50 for about another mile and a half. Look for brown sign that says Centennial Park. Turn Left onto Centennial Park Drive. (Approximately 1/4 mile before the next traffic light at Deer Run Road. If you get to Deer Run Road, you've gone too far.) Head toward the upper softball fields past golf course. The road turns into a one way at tennis courts. Drive to the north end of parking area above fields. Look for blue truck and pop-ups. Park, pay, run, have fun!

Parking

Park on the North end of the softball fields. There are plenty of parking spaces.

Local time: 11:15 PM
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