Reno 10 Miler

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Start Time - 7:00AM

Reno 10-Miler Course Map View Course Map
A more detailed map and course description will be posted soon!

This event is what the title says, a 10 mile run. Just beyond a 10K (6.2 miles). But not quite as far as a half marathon (13.1 miles).

Or if you are more interested in running a shorter distance, get together a team and run in the 2 or 3 person relay. We'll divide the 10 mile course into three legs. On a 2-person team, one member will run two legs and the other member will run one leg. On a 3-person team, each member will run one leg. The legs will be between 3 and 4 miles.

This is going to be a spectacular course that shows off many of the landmarks of the city and the University of Nevada. We will post course details and a course map as soon as possible.

Why a ten mile run? Ten mile runs are a growing niche in the running industry in the United States. There are a number of runs of this length that already are very popular, such as the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and Army 10 Miler both in Washington D.C. These events draw huge fields. One of the newest is the Sactown 10 Miler in Sacramento. Running Times recently wrote an article on how the 10 mile race is the perfect distance. We agree, especially for Reno and its higher elevation!

The 10 mile distance is perfect for those 5K and 10K runners who want to move up but are intimidated by the longer distances. At the same time the 10 mile distance is long enough to be challenging for everyone.

So start training for this one whether you are running the whole 10 miles by yourself or as part of a relay team. You are going to enjoy the Reno 10 Miler a lot!

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What Everyone Gets...

All participants will receive a technical running shirt (mens and womens sizes) and a finisher's medal.

Post race refreshments are included.

And everyone will get the opportunity to run on a brand new course through the streets of Reno closed to traffic thanks in part to City of Reno Public Works and Reno Police Department personnel and an army of volunteer course marshals. No hopping up and down off and on sidewalks or bike paths for this one.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a No Strollers No Pets race.

More about the Course...

Due to construction on the Virginia Street Bridge, we will be required to modify the Reno 10 Miler course this year. The course in 2014 will still pass by many Reno landmarks and tour the University of Nevada campus and historic neighborhoods. As soon as the 2014 route is confirmed, we will post a new course map. We apologize for any inconvenience.

More About The Competition...

The age groups in the 10 Mile Run for both men and women are as follows:

  • 19 and under
  • 20 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 and over

There is one division for all of the relay teams regardless of gender and age and whether the team has two or three runners.

Win Cash Prizes...

Top-3 overall male and female will win some cash!

  • 1st place - $250
  • 2nd place - $125
  • 3rd place - $50

There may be some other prizes as well. Stay tuned!!

Free Training Plans

Lauren Evans, owner of EFAST, has provided free training plans for the Reno 10 Miler. There are three plans available based on ability level: Advanced, Intermediate, and Finisher. There is also an option for Relay Finisher.

EFASTEFAST is the official fitness partner of Race178. EFAST is a personal training/coaching business based in Reno, NV. They offer many services including a Run Team, personal coaching, and strength training for endurance athletes.


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