Sunday, August 14, 2016
Start Time - 7:00AM
Join us for the Reno 10 Miler & Relay, a 10 mile run for individuals or a 2 or 3 person relay for teams of runners. It starts and finishes in downtown Reno, Nevada and passes through the University of Nevada campus and other scenic and historic neighborhoods. Elite runners battle for prize money.
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 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.
There is a time limit for this event. It is a run, not a walk. See below for more details.
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!
The 2016 course is almost exactly the same as the 2015 route.
Here is a list of the noteworthy changes:
- The start will be a short distance further west on W. 1st Street. You will get to admire the beautiful butterfly sculpture right by the start line, and you will have a little longer dash down 1st Street before turning left on Virginia.
- Due to Mackay Stadium renovation construction, we will not be able to run a lap around the track. But we understand that the stadium will be really nice for the football season ... and next year when we run our lap on the track.
- We will use a different route to exit the University of Nevada campus, and we think you will like it a lot. You will pass by the new Pennington Student Services Building and the Richard Bryan courtyard and statue. In addition, you will traverse the west side of the Quad -- you can't run through that very scenic and historic part of campus enough!
- There will be an out and back using Latimore and Spoon streets in Idlewild Park. This will be in the 9th mile of the course, and will give you a chance to see where you are compared to the other runners.
For those of you running the relay, the first leg is 3 miles, the 2nd leg is 3¼ miles, and the 3rd leg is 3¾ miles.
What Everyone Gets...
- A one of a kind race route showing off many Reno landmarks and the University of Nevada campus, with lots of police and volunteer support, and aid stations and portable toilets at multiple locations along the course
- Cool finisher medal
- Brand name technical running shirt in men's or women's styles
- Personalized race bib with your first name on it if you register by July 28
- Hometown Health, our presenting sponsor, will be giving away two great pieces of swag. One, a neck gator to help you stay cool during your summer workouts. Two, a handsome re-usable bag.
- A fun post-race scene with music and refreshments
- A complimentary beer at the Under The Rose Brewing Company beer garden (must be 21 years old of course). Under The Rose Brewing Company is one of Reno's newest craft breweries. They are located on E. 4th Street in Reno's Old Brewery District.
- Great prizes: cash to the top 3 men and women, and license plates to the top 3 men and women in each age group
- Free photos to download from the Race178 Facebook page
- On race day August 14, please stop by Rawbry, an edgy cold-pressed juice bar, in one of Reno's newest very hip hangouts called the Basement of the former U.S. Post Office Building at 50 S. Virginia Street. Get half price off of one drink. Rawbry's raw beverages, including green and citrus juices, smoothies, and mylks, are a great way to get re-hydrated.
- Also on race day, please stop by the Brewer's Cabinet at 475 S. Arlington. They are offering 15 percent off on all food and beverages except for their already specially priced Kegs and Eggs breakfast extravaganza. The Brewer's Cabinet is one of Reno's newest brewpubs.
- On Monday August 15, please stop by bibo coffee company for a complimentary small cup of coffee. They have 3 locations in Reno: by UNR at 945 Record Street, downtown at 460 S. Sierra Street, and in south Reno at 75 Foothill Rd. Bibo coffee company is one of Reno's most beloved coffee houses and meeting places, and they also sell their gourmet bibo freddo gelato which is super delicious!
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.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a No Strollers No Pets race.
There is a time limit for this event. We are allowed to use the UNR facilities and close the City of Reno streets for a limited amount of time. The City of Reno will be re-opening the streets as the morning progresses.
By 9:15 a.m. we would like everyone to be finished with the 10 mile course. That provides everyone with 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an average of 13.5 minute miles.
For those who have not completed the entire 10 miles by 9:15 a.m., you will need to use the sidewalks and comply with pedestrian and traffic laws.
Between 9:45 and 10 a.m. we will end the official timing and take down the finish arch, and the City of Reno will re-open Arlington Avenue in the Wingfield Park area.
Race Day Parking
Please plan to park in the Courthouse Parking Lot across from the Washoe County Courthouse at 75 Court Street. This parking lot is a short walk, about 3 blocks, to Wingfield Park.
To put on this event we need the assistance of many volunteers. We treat our volunteers very well. If you are interested, please contact Eric at email@example.com.
If you are involved with a non profit organization who would like to volunteer, please contact us. We can help publicize your good cause and we will make a financial contribution to your group.