About 50 men and women of all ages have signed up to participate in the
Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run event on June 14.
The run was organized by the Partnership of Community Resources, a nonprofit
substance abuse prevention coalition. Participants will walk, run or jog in
either a 10K or 5K race.
The 10K race begins at 8 a.m. on Bently Parkway at Western Nevada College.
The course follows Buckeye Road before meeting up with the starting point of
the 5K race, which begins 8:30 a.m. at Minden Elementary School.
Participants will make their way to Highway 395 where they will continue in
front of the Carson Valley Days parade to Lampe Park.
"It will culminate at Lampe Park, where people can enter the Carson Valley
Days celebration," said Melinda Matus, partnership special projects
Matus said medals will be awarded to the fastest runners, but that the event
is more than a race.
"You don't have to run," she said. "The event is about wellness and family.
In the summer months, we are trying to get kids out exercising instead of
sitting at home watching television or playing video games."
Matus said families have signed up to run together. People have also signed
up in teams.
"We have a team from Big George Ventures running," she said, "And one from
Douglas High School."
The Douglas High School cross-country team will help time the race. Big
Daddy's Bicycles will set up an aid station to provide water and nourishment
"Douglas High teacher Keith Cole will be Emceeing' the event," said Matus.
Other sponsors include Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Western Nevada
College and Fleet Feet Sports in Carson City.
Cost is $10 before May 31 or $15 after. For $10 more, participants receive a
shirt. Proceeds pay for production costs of the shirts and help fund the
"Anything left over will be donated to local charity," said Matus.
On-site registration for the race begins the day of at 6 a.m. To register
early, pick up a registration form at the partnership office, 1528 Highway
395, Suite 100, or fill one out online at www.active.com. For more
information about the event, call 782-8611.