Reno 10 Miler - 10 mile, run, relay, race, Reno, Nevada

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Reno 10 Miler race getting started in Reno, Nevada Runners in stride at the Reno 10 Miler in Reno, Nevada Post Race Party Runners Taking a Break at the Reno 10 Miler Awards at the Reno 10 Miler race Reno, Nevada
Reno 10 Miler race getting started in Reno, Nevada Runners in stride at the Reno 10 Miler in Reno, Nevada Post Race Party Runners Taking a Break at the Reno 10 Miler Awards at the Reno 10 Miler race Reno, Nevada


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. This race is the 2nd counting towards the 4-Race Medal (either individual or relay counts) and the 2017 Point Series (individual only counts).

The race 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? 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!

2017 Course

The course for 2017 is very similar to the 2016 route.

The start line will be on W. 1st Street at the intersection with Arlington. See the S on the map. The finish line will be on Arlington right by the Wingfield Park sign. See the F on the map.

One change is that we are running a clockwise lap around the new silver track in Mackay Stadium. Thanks to Doug Knuth and the University of Nevada Athletics Department for working with us on this part of the course.

Another change is that when the runners reach Idlewild Park toward the end of the course, they will run on some of the brand new Crooked Mile Path there.

This course shows off and celebrates so many landmarks and parks in the City of Reno and on the University of Nevada campus including the new Weigand Fitness Center across from the Joe Crowley Student Union (the "Joe"). Enjoy all the sights as you cruise along this 10 mile tour of Reno!

And for the relay, the leg lengths are as follows: Leg 1 is 3 miles, Leg 2 is 3.25 miles, and Leg 3 is 3.75 miles. Leg 1 has the most climbs, so assign someone to this leg who likes to run hills. Leg 2 is the easiest leg, for it has the most downhill parts. Leg 3 is the longest leg, so give this leg to your teammate who likes to run the most distance. Be sure to check out the tips to running the relay.

What Everyone Gets...

Reno 10-Miler Medal 2017
  • 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 24
  • A fun post-race scene with music and refreshments
  • A complimentary beer for runners 21 and older
  • 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

Race Specials

Click here for details

More About The Competition...


  • 19 and under
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70+


  • Men
  • Women
  • Co-ed

Top-3 in each division will win a Reno 10 Miler license plate!

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.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

Race178 is teaming up with the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation (TMPF) with regard to this year's Reno 10 Miler & Relay.

The route for this event showcases numerous City of Reno parks including Wingfield Park, West Street Plaza, City Plaza, Evans Park, Whitaker Park, Bicentennial Park, Barbara Bennett Park, Newlands Park, Idlewild Park, Riverside Drive Park, McKinley Park, Lundsford Park and the Truckee River Whitewater Park.

TMPF is a non profit organization dedicated to ensuring the long-term sustainability and improvement of the parks in the greater Reno-Sparks metro area. They offer a variety of programs designed to increase community-wide awareness, appreciation and stewardship of our parks. To learn more, please visit TMPF.

TMPF will be helping with volunteers for the race. Race178 will be making a financial contribution to TMPF.

Please consider making your own separate contribution to TMPF when you register for the race.

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

Time Limit

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

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.

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