Sunday, August 16, 2015
Start Time - 7:00AM
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.
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!
2015 Course Update
The 2015 course will be different from the last two years in the following ways.
One, the Virginia Street Bridge is being replaced with a new span over the Truckee River. That project has begun and is scheduled to be finished in May 2016. So this year the start and finish lines will be located on Arlington at Wingfield Park.
Two, there is a lot of construction on the UNR campus. They are building a new health and fitness center across from the Joe Crowley Student Union that will impact our use of West Stadium Way. We may have to use Virginia Street or Evans Avenue in part. Also due to upgrades being made in Mackay Stadium and the fact that we cannot use West Stadium Way by the stadium, we will enter Mackay from the east side in order to make the lap around the track. If you have a relay team, the lap around the track will likely happen during Leg 1, not Leg 2. We hope that other construction on the campus will not impact our route.
We will try to keep the course as close as possible to the 2014 version. We are working on the revised course map and will post it soon. For now we will continue to post the 2014 map for your review. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
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.
Win Cash Prizes...
Overall top 3 male and female finishers in the Reno 10 Miler will win some cash!
- 1st place - $250
- 2nd place - $125
- 3rd place - $50
There may be some other prizes as well. Stay tuned!!
Reno Donner Double
For those of you wanting a bigger challenge, consider swimming in the Donner Lake Swim on the Saturday of the Reno 10 Miler race weekend, a 2.7 mile swim across Donner Lake, then running in the Reno 10 Miler on Sunday morning. Every Reno Donner Double participant will earn a pilsner glass with both events' logos. There will also be a separate division. The top-3 fastest combined times for men and women will win a license plate. To be eligible for the pilsner glass, you must do the Reno 10 Miler as an individual.
If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We make sure that our volunteers have a good time too. Volunteers get some cool stuff. We appreciate your time and consideration.