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Silver State 50-mile and 50K Endurance Runs
May 20, 2023
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About The Silver State 50-mile and 50K Endurance Runs
The Silver State 50-mile and 50K Endurance Runs in Reno, Nevada on 20 May, 2023 is a great way to challenge yourself while taking in the beauty of the area. The course consists of a 51k (31 miles) loop around Washoe Lake with an elevation gain/loss of 1,941 feet. Along the way runners will traverse rolling hills, meadows and wooded areas that offer scenic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
The typical weather for this time of year can vary from cool mornings to hot afternoons so it’s important to dress appropriately for both conditions. Early morning temperatures are usually in the mid-50’s but can dip down into the 40’s. During midday it can heat up quickly into the 80’s or 90’s so you need to be prepared with adequate hydration and sun protection.
The community really comes together during race day as they cheer on all participants along their journey. There is plenty of support staff including volunteers at various aid stations located throughout the course offering words of encouragement as well as food and drink options such as gels, fruits, energy bars etc… It makes for an uplifting atmosphere that helps keep morale high throughout event day!
One thing that sets this half marathon apart from most others is its “Silver Star” reward system; those who complete either distance receive a special silver medal commemorating their achievement – which makes for a great souvenir! Overall this event provides an amazing opportunity to push your limits while experiencing some truly stunning scenery – making it one memorable experience!