There are seven aid stations for the 50K and nine for the 50M. The course is run on 100 percent dirt trails and dirt roads. Elevations: Runners climb 6,100 feet and descend 6,100 feet in the 50K; runners climb 9,500 feet and descend 9,500 feet in the 50M. Elevation high: 8,266 feet. Low: 4,700 feet. There will be no race-day registration nor registration during the week of the race this year due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.
About the race
This is the 36th running of the Endurance Runs and the 13th for the Trail Half-Marathon. We will be practicing a number of COVID-19 mitigation measures before, during and after this year's races. These measures include no packet pickup the night before, no race-day registration, facial coverings to be worn at all times at the start/finish area by runners and volunteers, six feet of social distancing practiced at the start of each race, facial coverings to be worn in and out of aid stations by runners, facial coverings to be worn by volunteers at aid stations, hand sanitizer and disinfectant to be used at start/finish as well as all aid stations, and prepackaged foods at aid stations plus at the finish line.
The 50/50 has a long and rich history as one of the most challenging trail runs on the West Coast. The 50/50 offers a wide variety of terrain for all types of runners, with plenty of climbing and descending. Our course has enough dirt, rock, pine trees, excellent single track, altitude and exquisite views of the Sierra Nevada and the Truckee Meadows to satisfy the demands of runners who yearn for a fun, challenging day. Both our 50-mile and 50-kilometer races are considered excellent trainers for the Western States 100-miler and the Tahoe Rim Trail 100-miler. Our trail half-marathon provides 13.1 miles of single track, with climbing and descending through some of the most memorable country in the West. No matter what event you chose, you will find a well-marked course, friendly volunteers, lots of nourishment as well as salty and sweet goodies at the aid stations. There is also great post-race fun, food and drink at the finish at Rancho San Rafael Park.
Note: For the 11th straight year, the Silver State 50-mile, 50-kilometer Endurance Runs and Trail Half-Marathon starts and finishes at Rancho San Rafael Park in northwest Reno. This year’s race will start and finish from the Great Basin Adventure area, next to the Arboretum, in Rancho San Rafael Park.
Driving Directions to start/finish at Rancho San Rafael Park: From Interstate 80, take Virginia Street exit (Exit 13). From I-80 East, you will head north and turn left onto N. Virginia Street. Coming from I-80 West, you will turn right onto N. Virginia Street. Follow Virginia Street 0.7 miles, turn left onto 15th Street. Drive up the hill on 15th Street, turn right onto Sierra Street. Follow Sierra 0.1 miles to Rancho San Rafael Park (1595 N. Sierra Street). Turn left into the park and volunteers will direct you to the parking area for the race. Access also available via Washington Street entrance.
50M start is 6 a.m. 50K start is 7 a.m. Trail half-marathon start is 8 a.m.
Email RD John Trent, email@example.com
Local time: 5:58 AM
Silver State 50/50 Endurance Runs website: http://silverstatestriders.com/races/silver-state-5050/