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Second Genoa Peak Madathon Saturday

Jason Tolmann of Genoa will return to defend his half-marathon title on Saturday at the second annual Genoa Peak Madathon.

The marathon starts at 6 a.m. and the half-marathon at 6:30 a.m. from Genoa Park in downtown Genoa.

The event features the “Completely Mad” marathon with more than 5,000 feet of climbing to the top of 9,150-foot Genoa Peak and back, as well as the “Only Half Mad” half-marathon course which rises to an altitude of 6,300 feet.

Tollmann won last year’s half-marathon in a time of 2:04:56, followed by Tim Dry of Minden in 2:10:15. Dry is also entered in the race.

Race director Kevin Bigley noted that first responder medical services are being provided by Douglas County Search & Rescue, a beneficiary of proceeds from the race along with the Carson Valley Trails Association.

Event parking will be available at Antiques Plus, three blocks south of the center of town immediately after the post office.

Spectators will not be allowed on the course during the races.