ROCK-N-RIVER MARATHON – Race Weekend Details
Aid Stations: The following Aid Stations are the most heavily used and are hit by ALL runners: Booth Street Bridge – Aided by Trader Joe’s; Crissie Caughlin Park Aided by Reno Running and Fitness; Patagonia Aided by Striders. West side 1. Booth Street Bridge (Trader Joe's) 2. West End of Crooked Mile (IGT) 3. Crissie Caughlin Park ( Reno Running and Fitness) 4. Mayberry Drive/Idlewild (New York Life) 5. Northside of the round-a-bout (about a mile walk in) 6. Dorascar park (IGT) 7. Patagonia -- turnaround (The Striders) East side (marathon only) 8. First Street -- City Hall between Cal Neva (Kristin Hodge and family) 9. Reno Gazette Journal dirt lot (ROTC) 10. Mental Health Building (ROTC) 11. Rock Park (ROTC) 12. Linda/Cooney Island Drive (ROTC) 13. Off Spice Island Drive east of ATECH Corp. (ROTC) 14. off river path behind Rutherford's (ROTC) (turnaround for marathoners is at the Alamo) NOTE: 1. All aid station race crew members (volunteers) must meet on the Harrah's Plaza before 6:00 a.m. for check-in and then will be bused to assigned locations (with the exception of aid station # 3 and # 7). 2. The McQueen High ROTC students must stay together and work as a unit (6 people per aid station all on the eastside of the course). 3. There must be at a minimum 5 people at each aid station at all times. 4. Race crew badges must be worn with emergency numbers on the back. Bring cell phones for emergencies. 5. A brief tutorial will be given Friday night for aid station and traffic volunteers. 6. The first race starts at 6:30 a.m. (marathon). 7. We encourage decorated stations with a company banner and/or theme. Viewer Standing Locations for All Races: The following are viewer standing areas: • Virginia Street from Harrah’s Plaza down to 1st Street on both sides of the street. • Wingfield Park • Crissie Caughlin Park • Idlewild Park • Mayberry Drive
Patagonia (Largest viewing point with music) Alamo (only for full marathon viewers)
Parking for runners and spectators/supporters: Free parking is available in the downtown area avoiding any street closures. Street closures: Road closures include: • Commercial Street to Virginia Street (Closed from Saturday, May 2 at 3 a.m. to Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.) • So. Virginia Street to 1st Street • 1st Street to Arlington • Booth Street * All road closures reopening are dependent on runners finishing. A comprehensive calendar of events and timing: •
Friday, May 1: Athlete / Volunteer Dinner at 7 p.m. at Harrah’s Reno with guest speaker Tim Twietmeyer. Twietmeyer is a Western States Endurance Run record holder from Auburn, Calif. and is a dedicated marathon racer who participants in events throughout the country. He is one of the running world’s most wellknown athletes. Runners registered for the Rock-n-River Marathon pay just $5 for the no-host bar and pasta dinner hosted by Harrah’s. Volunteers for the 2nd annual race eat FREE.
Saturday, May 2: Health and Wellness Expo at Harrah’s Reno from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public and marathon athletes. Lunch provided by Trader Joe’s. Registered runners must attend the Expo to receive race packets with the official race t-shirt, race bib, timing materials, course information and swag. Athletes not yet signed up for the marathon can register at the Expo. Sunday, May 3: RACE DAY! Full marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., Half marathon at 7 a.m., 10K at 7:30 a.m. and the Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. All races start and finish at the famous Reno Arch. Post race activities include: Music entertainment by The Jackals from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; FREE massages given by the Ralston School of Massage; Following the races, award ceremony for full and half marathon and 10K; Snacks provided by Trader Joe’s; Ice cream and Circus Circus Mid-Way Passes for Kids Fun Run participants; Skinny Water providing water and music.
For more information about volunteering or to register for the marathon visit online at Rock-nRiverHalfMarathon.com ### Castle Rock Multisports, founded in 2007, is based in St. George, Utah, and promotes healthy living through athletics with events specifically targeting adults, women only and children. Through Castle Rock Multisports, Rock-n-River Marathon is headed into its second year and focuses its efforts on healthy living through eating right and staying active. In 2008, the race brought more than 800 runners to Reno, Nev. Rock-n-River Marathon is sponsored by KOLO 8 News Now, Trader Joe’s, Harrah’s Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Country Financial, Manor Care Health Services, Skinny Water, Odwalla and Reno Running and Fitness. Additional
Castle Rock Multisports produced events: Utah Summer Games Triathlon, Desert Duathlon Series, Tour de St. George Century bike tour, Truckee Meadows Tri Mania and Moonlight Madness.
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