Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Running With Rudolph

Western Nevada College

Carson City, NV 10K, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Dec 14, 2019

Course Description

Mostly single track with some sections of fire road in Ash Canyon. Some gradual, some steep climbs and descents. Snow and/or ice is always possible on this route during the winter.

UPDATE 12/12/19:Weather will be interesting this Saturday. Not sure if we are going to get the tail end of this current system coming through or if will have already blown past. As usual with the WTS, be prepared for any weather and trail conditions and bring some dry clothes to change into so you can hangout with friends after. Expect a mix of trail conditions from snow and ice to mud. The snow up the canyon has been melting pretty significantly with the warmer temps and I expect even more with the amount rain they are predicting tomorrow. Long course will likely be 7ish miles, maybe longer with additional snowmelt expected, and the short course 3.8ish.


Pre-registration is available through Ultrasignup. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students 13-25y/o, 12 & under are free
Race day registration is $25, $15 for students. The student rate is reserved for those 13-25y/o who are actively enrolled in school full time, middle school to college. This years series shirts will be a Recover Brand long sleeve sport tee. Shirts will be available to buy onsite only and not during the online registration process. Series shirts can be purchased for $25. We're trying a different shirt order method this season to see if it makes things easier for both you and staff . All runners, whether pre-registered or not, must check with their bib# on race morning! We want to have an accurate head count as to who is out on the course. Thank you. Since the series discount option has now passed you can register for this run and the other 3 remaining runs independently on this site or you can register for all 4 on race day with a single credit card charge or cash.

Series Information

This is the second of 5 trail runs in the 11th 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 website and 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 4, 2020; Canyons Half 5K/10K/21K/30K on April 18, 2020; and the Silver State Half Marathon on May 16, 2020.

Event Location

Western Nevada College
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 still hanging on from too much turkey and gravy over Thanksgiving.

Packet Pickup

Bib #'s can be picked up race morning. Every runner must check-in prior to the start of the run to confirm presence, bib# and distance. Thank you.


Cold. It's a winter trail series! Will update as we get closer to race day.

UPDATE 12/12/19: WET!


From Reno
From 395 South: Exit onto Carson Street or 395 business. (It is the first exit once you come into Carson from Washoe Valley. Hospital is on your right. )
Turn right at the second light onto West College Parkway (There is a 7-11, Bully's Savemart and Burger King on the corner.)
Go Straight at the 4-Way toward Western Nevada College.
Turn left into parking lot and head to the southern most area by baseball field. Look for blue truck and pop-ups.

From Carson
From 395 (S. Carson St.) in Carson

From 395 North: Turn left onto West College Parkway
(There is a 7-11, Bully's Savemart and Burger King on the corner.)
Go Straight at the 4-Way toward Western Nevada College.
Turn left into parking lot and head to the southern most area by baseball/soccer field. Look for blue truck and pop-ups.


Come into the college head south toward the athletic field and then down to the lower lot. Thanks.

Local time: 11:40 PM


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