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Fun Runs and More in Reno Tahoe

Stretch out and carb up because June is packed with every type of competitive race you could hope for. From foam, mud, mountain bikes, stand up paddleboards and a kid’s dash, to a record setting water slide, you’ll find it all in Reno Tahoe USA.

5K Foam Fest

June 9, at Rancho San Rafael Park – 9:00 AM

One of the craziest races sweeping across the nation, the 5K Foam Fest takes fun runs to a whole new level. Trudge through mud pits, conquer gigantic inflatable obstacles, ascend towering cargo nets, and of course, frolic in tons of foam. From the experienced runner to the first-timer, everyone will finish the race with a smile – and a free beer!

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Run Amuck

June 16, Downtown Reno – 2:00 PM

Get down and dirty in downtown Reno for the 5th annual Run Amuck competition. Pull together a team, and tackle the 2.5 miles of pure madness; including, a 60-foot-long mud pit, and up to 10 additional obstacles throughout the course. Not wild enough? For the first time ever, the race will include a 175-foot-long, three story tall inflatable water slide. That’s the largest inflatable water slide in the world! So grab your teammates and get ready for one of the most popular runs in Reno Tahoe. And don’t forget the costumes as they are STRONGLY encouraged.

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Adventure Spots Week

Lake Tahoe

Experience what happens when sporting and community events collide for a thrilling ten days in Lake Tahoe. During the day, take on one of the many competitions; including, trail running, triathlon, mountain biking, swimming and stand up paddle boarding. And once the sun drops behind the Sierra Mountains, relax and enjoy live concerts, a wine walk and much more. Here are the competitions to look forward to:

June 15Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Race

June 17 -  Burton Creek Trail Run, Tahoe Waterman Challenge (Paddleboard race), Thunderbird Run

June 23XTERRA Tahoe City, XTERRA Tahoe City Sprint, XTERRA Tahoe City Duathlon

June 24Run To Squaw

4295147315_324dd58154_zNorthstar Bike/ Hike Park Opening Day

June 15-17, Northstar California – 10:00 AM

Lace up your hiking boots or grab your helmet and get ready for an exciting season at the largest lift-served mountain biking and hiking park in the Reno Tahoe area. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just want to take in the spectacular views, the park offers something for everyone.

Dash for Dads

June 17, Sparks Marina – 7:00 AM

This Father’s Day, join the Builders Association Charity at the Spark Marina for the inaugural Dash for Dads and help raise awareness of prostate cancer. The day’s events include a 5K race, 2 mile walk and Kids Dash – all promoting healthy lifestyles for all ages with a special focus on dads.

For more information on runs, walks, bike rides and other summer adventures, visit our events calendar.

XTERRA brings world’s best endurance athletes to Incline

“O Canada” was the anthem in Incline Village, Nev., as Canadians Mike Vine and Melanie McQuaid dominated the pro classes of the XTERRA USA Championship, which pitted some of the world’s best endurance athletes in a grueling swim, bike ride and run at Lake Tahoe’s high altitude.

Incline Village local Seth Wealing also showed strong, coming in second in the men’s professional class.

In all, more than 300 mostly amateur athletes made the trek to Lake Tahoe for the annual XTERRA event, the crown jewel in a series that tests athleticism, endurance and will power. More than a triathlon, the race demands cycling and running skills – pushed to the limits for close to three hours. Luckily for the athletes, Tahoe’s North Shore offered relatively warm temperatures, sunny skies and some enthusiastic fans.

The event also honored the spirit of 5-time XTERRA USA Champ and now cancer-stricken athlete Jamie Whitmore, who was presented the XTERRA Warrior award at dinner the night before the Sunday race.

For a full list of race results, click here. And don’t forget to check out the event photo gallery.