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.
Dog Policy - Our policy is that we really like dogs and that’s why we have one of our own, but officially dogs are not permitted to be on the course. Because the Winter Trail Series is comprised of a group of casual runs we haven’t officially enforced this policy as long as everyone is behaving and having fun. We’ve always assumed that everyone would be responsible trail runners and would consider the suitability of their dog sharing the trail with respect to their fellow trail runners. As we continue to grow, having dogs on the course has started to become a safety issue. Typically our next phase would be to enforce an “All Dogs on Leash” rule. If there continued to be issues or concerns then we would progress to an unfortunate “Sorry, No Dogs Allowed” rule. We really appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this one.
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. 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.
If you have not pre-registered through this site and plan on registering the morning of the run please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time so that we can get everyone entered into the timing system and not delay the start of the run. Thank you!
Washoe State Park. Runs start at 9AM
This is the fifth and last run 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.
What, 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: 2:27 AM