September 12-13, 2020

We are very disappointed to announce that we are cancelling the 3rd Annual Reno Running Fest presented by Hometown Health due to many concerns and uncertainties spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reno Running Fest was to consist of the 3rd Annual Reno Mile on September 12, 2020 and the 52nd Annual Journal Jog on September 13, 2020.

Given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the direction the pandemic is heading, we do not know that we will be able to put on a safe event for our staff, volunteers, runner and walker participants, sponsors, vendors, spectators, and everyone else who would be involved with the event.

We considered modifying the logistics of the Reno Mile and Journal Jog to meet social distancing and other health related guidelines. We are not confident, however, that what the races would look like in the end would be of interest to enough people to warrant all the time, effort and costs required to plan and execute the modified races.

Additionally, even if we proceeded with plans to put on the event to some degree, the government restrictions in effect in September may prohibit a large gathering of people. We have no control over what the group size limitation will be.

We will not be converting the Reno Mile or Journal Jog to virtual events, nor will we be postponing them to a later date in 2020.

We will be looking to launch another one of our Virtual Run Adventures by a date in September. Hundreds of people have enjoyed participating in the Run Reno-Tahoe Virtual Run Adventure and the Run Nevada Virtual Run Adventure. Please stay tuned for an announcement about those plans.

Please plan to join us in September 2021 for the 4th Annual Reno Running Fest presented by Hometown Health consisting of the 4th Annual Reno Mile and the 53rd Annual Journal Jog.


How do I get a Reno Running Fest Double Dare Medal?

Participants who complete the Reno Mile AND the Journal Jog will earn a special medal recognizing their achievement of two races in two days.


Anyone can run a mile. Run as many as 3 heats for one price. Be a part of the movement to Bring Back The Mile.

  1. Age Group Heats - timed: Participants register for this heat and run in their age group.
  2. Elite Mile Heats - timed: If you are a male who can run a 5:30 minute or faster mile or a female who can run a 6:00 or faster mile, please register for the Age Group Heats and submit your time to Eric by 9/1/20 to be considered for the Elite Mile men's or women's heats.
  3. Fun Mile Heat - untimed, registration required.
  4. Dog Mile Heat - run with your crowd-friendly pooch on a leash, untimed, registration required.

Reno's Main Drag Dash for kids 11 & under - approx. 50 yards, untimed, no need to register.

8K (4.97 mile) run/walk

There is a separate stroller division for runners who push a stroller. Walkers who push a stroller will be in the walk division.

Many team divisions including pairs, corporate and family groups, and the crazy caterpillars.