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, event staff and volunteers at all times while at the start/finish line area. NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED. 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: The 10K+ will start at 9AM followed by the 5K-ish at 9:30AM.
Spitting is not allowed. 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.
UPDATE 2/9/21: Registration is open. We are nearing our 50 runner cap for each distance. Once reached, a new waitlist will start.
UPDATE 2/2/21: We have a green light! Just got State of NV approval. I will begin to send out invitations today and tomorrow. Please reply ASAP.
Pre-registration is available through Ultrasignup and will be on a waitlist status until final approval and permits are issued. 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 will have their temperature checked and must answer and sign a Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening before receiving their bib# on race morning! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The race start/finish is located at the motorized vehicle(OHV) staging area south of the Snyder trail head. At the end of Snyder where it T's with Gentry, turn right and head down the road about a mile. Just after the big rock outcropping you'll see the Prison Hill Recreation Area sign your left. Turn left onto the dirt road and head up to the big open area and park.
Single track and double trail located within Prison Hill Recreation Area. The 5K may extend out to be 4 miles. The 10K+ will depend on conditions. Course distances and routes are subject to change due to weather and trail conditions. Check back for updates or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
UPDATE 2/2/21: If weather continues to hold current pattern and the snow continues to melt, especially on northern slopes, the long course will be about 8.5 miles with around 2000' of climbing. Short course will be about 4 miles with around 1000' of climbing. Of course, that can all change in the next week and a half but I would plan on going at least as long with lots of climbing.
This is the fourth 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.
The race start/finish will be at the OHV Staging area south of the Snyder trail head. At the end of Snyder where it T's with Gentry, turn right and head down the road about a mile. Just after the big rock outcropping on your left you'll see the Prison Hill Recreation Area sign. Turn left onto the dirt road and head up the the big open area to park.
9:00AM - 10K+ start
9:30AM - 5K-ish start
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.
Bib #'s can be picked up race morning. A Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening questionnaire 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, as well as volunteer staff will have their temperatures checked upon arrival. All runners/walkers will be required to read and sign a Pre-Race COVID-19 Screening before receiving their bib# and being allowed to participate in the event. No exceptions. Check-in times will be assigned to each runner to minimize congestion. These times will be posted the day before the race, it is of strong importance that you adhere to these times. Social distancing of 6’ will be implemented throughout the check-in process and any place lines may be formed.
? We'll update as the event draws closer
UPDATE 2/11/21: Looks like it could be wet and windy. Be prepared for any and all nasty conditions.
From Reno: Take 580 S. to the Fairview exit. Turn left onto Fairview Dr. Make your second right onto Edmonds Dr. across from the National Guard Armory. Take Edmonds to the very end to where it T's with Snyder road. Turn left onto Snyder road for a quarter mile until it T's with Gentry. Turn right towards the OHV Staging Area and head down the road about a mile. Just after the big rock outcropping on your left you'll see the Prison Hill Recreation Area sign. Turn left onto the dirt road and head up to the big open area and park. Thanks.
From Carson Valley: Take 395 N to Carson City. Turn right at Aloha Liquors onto Snyder. Follow Snyder east until the very end where it T's with Gentry. Turn right towards the OHV Staging Area and head down the road about a mile. Just after the big rock outcropping on your left you'll see the Prison Hill Recreation Area sign. Turn left onto the dirt road and head up to the big open area and park. Thanks.
Should be plenty of parking. Please park parallel to one another in an orderly manner to maximize the space. Thanks.
Local time: 6:46 PM