RENO, Nev. (Feb. 16, 2009)—Returning for a second year after a successful inaugural race, Rock-n-River has expanded its format to include options for runners looking to enhance their skills, train, qualify or just have fun. The famous Reno Arch provides the starting gate for the May 3 races that include a new marathon, the half marathon option from 2008 and a new 10K and kids fun run with the course traveling along the Truckee River and winding through downtown Reno. A large portion of the race proceeds will be given to a local non-profit foundation focused on bringing awareness, preventative education and support to people suffering from a variety of eating disorders in the Truckee Meadows.
“Our event last year was so positively received that we chose to expand the Rock-n-River this year to provide more options for the running community including adding in a marathon and a 10K option,” said Doug McCoy, owner of Castle Rock Multisports and producer of Rock-n-River. “Reno provides an incredible location for the races including a perfect running course along the Truckee River. Our main goal is for participants to have a good time while achieving an amazing goal.”
In 2008, more than 800 runners participated and event producers are anticipating more than 1,500 registrants this year. A pre-race dinner with guest speaker Tim Twietmeyer, a Western States Endurance Run record holder from Auburn, Calif., is scheduled for Friday, May 1 at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Advance registration and a pre-race expo starts on Saturday, May 2 at Harrah’s Reno.
Castle Rock Multisports is a race production company based in St. George, Utah that focuses its efforts on healthy living through eating right and staying active and supports non-profit groups in various communities. The organization travels throughout the West Coast bringing a slew of multisport races including: 5K and 10K runs, duathlon, triathlon, half and full marathon and kids fun runs.
Registration is now available online at Rock-n-RiverHalfMarathon.com with fees starting at $50 for the full marathon, $45 for half marathon and $30 for the 10K and a free kids fun run. Each participant receives a t-shirt, finisher medal, race goodie bag and post-race massage. Additional festivities include live entertainment, food and beverages. Top runners also have the chance to receive cash prizes, hotel packages compliments of Eldorado Hotel and Casino and more, as well as first, second and third place awards for all age group categories.
Course information, sponsorship opportunities, volunteering and race details are also online.
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. In 2008, the race brought more than 800 runners to Reno, Nev. 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.