Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Carson Canyons Trail Runs

Western Nevada College

Carson City, NV 1/2 Marathon, 6.7 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 6, 2019

Packet Pick up

There will be no Friday evening runner check in. All runners must check in race morning for bib assignment.

Course descriptions

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5K: Loop course on double track, jeep road and single track around the mouth of Ash Canyon.

10K: Follows the first mile and a half of the 5K then breaks off to ascend into the canyon via the creek trail to the north trailhead of Ash-Kings connector and the only aid station on the 10K course. From there the course jumps right back onto single track for a few hundred feet of additional climbing before hitting the highest point 3.7 miles into the course. After that, it is basically an all downhill finish back at the college. Total climbing 1000′, total distance 6.6 miles.

21K: The first 3 miles of the course are on pavement. From the start runners will enter onto the V&T bike path south crossing Ash Canyon Road onto Longview Way. The course follows Longview Way for ~1 mile then turning right onto West Kings Canyon Road. This is where the climbing starts. Runners continue on Kings Canyon Road uphill for ~1 mile on pavement before coming to the Waterfall Trailhead aid station and entering onto single track heading uphill on the waterfall trail to north kings trail. After 2 miles of sometimes steep climbing with some amazing views, the course turns right on the Ash-Kings connector trail. The Ash-Kings connector trail is truly a Carson City gem that gives you the experience of high alpine running with marvelous views of Carson and several other high desert valleys below. After about 3/4 of a mile of additional climbing on this trail runners will hit the high point of the course at about 6700' and begin their 4.5 mile descent down to Ash Canyon and the second aid station. After a short uphill climb, the last 3 miles of running are downhill on single track.This course has 2300' of total elevation gain, 2000' of it is between miles 2-6.

30K: The first 2 miles of this course is on pavement. From the start runners will enter onto the V&T bike path south crossing Ash Canyon Road onto Longview Way. The course follows Longview Way for ~1 mile. The 30K course then crosses Kings Canyon Road onto the longview canyon trail for 2 miles of single track. This trail ends onto a jeep road where runners will turn right, drop down a steep ravine, then climb up to the" Green Gate" at the junction of Kings Canyon. The course then turns right and heads downhill for .8 miles to the first aid station at the waterfall trailhead reconnecting with the 21K course. The course then enters onto single track heading uphill on the waterfall trail to the north kings trail. After 2 miles of sometimes steep climbing with some amazing views, the course turns right on the Ash-Kings connector trail. The Ash-Kings connector trail is truly a Carson City gem that gives you the experience of high alpine running with marvelous views of Carson and several other high desert valleys below. After about 3/4 of a mile of additional climbing on this trail runners will hit the high point of the course at about 6800' and begin their 4.5 mile descent down to Ash Canyon and the second aid station. The final 5.5 miles of the course are all on single track with the first mile being uphill.

Registration

21K & 30K Start: 8:00AM
5K & 10K Start: 8:30AM
Registration before 3/28/2020: 5K: $30 | 10K: $40 | 21K: $50| 30K: $60
Registration after 3/28/2020: 5K: $40 | 10K: $50 | 21K: $60 |30K: $70
Race day registration: 5K: $45 | 10K: $55 | 21K: $65 |30K: $75
RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY from 6:30AM-7:30AM – don’t be late!

Event Location

Western Nevada College, Carson City, NV

Aid Stations

21K & 30K – There will be 2 A/S’s out on the course. The first A/S is at the Waterfall Trailhead approximately mile 5.5 for the 30K and mile 3.1 for the 21K. The second Aid station will be located at the north trailhead of the Kings-Ash connector trail at approximately mile 13 for the 30K and mile 10.5 for the 21K. Aid stations will serve water and other salt/sugar snack type food for refueling. This is a no cups event so every runner must carry a water bottle to refill and receive water at the A/S’s.

10K – There is one aid station on the 10K course located at the north trailhead of the Ash-Kings connector trail approximately mile 3. This is a no cups event so every runner must carry a water bottle to refill and receive water at the A/S’s.

5K – There will be no aid station on this course. All 5K runners will need to carry their own fluids and nutrition.

Runner Check-in

21K & 30K runner check-in is from 6:30AM-7:30AM. Race start is 8:00AM.

5K & 10K runner check-in is from 6:30AM-8:00AM. Race start is 8:30AM.

All runners must check in prior to the start at Long Ranch Park race morning to receive their bib#. There is no Friday evening check in.

Awards

There will be awards for top 3 overall M&F finishers, plus age division winners for all distances. Age divisions are M&F: <13, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+<

Directions

From Reno:
Take 580 South to Carson City.

Take Exit 43 onto N. Carson Street by Carson Tahoe Hospital

At the second traffic light, turn right onto College parkway and go to end.

Turn left once on campus and head towards the south end of the parking lot.

From south of Carson:

Take 580 N. around Carson City.

Take exit 6 onto College Parkway West.

Continue west on College parkway until you enter the campus.

Turn left once on campus and head towards the south end of the parking lot.

Parking
Please park in the lower parking lot. Thank you!

Parking

Please park along Longview and not within any of the residential side streets. Let's be thoughtful and considerate to our neighbors. Thank you!

Triple Trail Challenge Half Marathon Trail Series

The Carson Canyons Half Marathon is the second of 3 in a half marathon trail series. The other runs in the series include Escape From Prison Hill(EFPH) on April 4th in Carson City and the Silver State Half Marathon on May 16 in Reno. Runners who complete all 3 races will receive a special finishers award.
EFPH - http://www.tahoemtnmilers.org/efph.html
Silver State Half - http://silverstatestriders.com/races/silver-state-5050/​

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