Another great race from the production line of Race178 is set to take place on Sunday, September 13th, 2015!
The Journal Jog is Reno’s oldest footrace and with this being its 47th Annual go-around, it’s safe to say that it brings a lot of history to the running community in the City of Reno. From its namesake and presenting sponsor, the Journal Jog was originally started by the Reno Gazette Journal.
It is pretty unique distance of 8k, which is approximately 5 miles. This is perfect for runners that enjoy 5k races but aren’t too fond of the 10 runs. It is also the best distance for a nice jog either solo or with a group of friends. I enjoy running this event as it seems to kick of the fall running season perfect for me. This is also probably the first running event I ever participated in Reno, so it is fun to see how it has evolved over the years.
This year’s course begins on Foster Drive in front of Reno High School. It is a looped course that travels down Foster Driver, takes a left on Booth Street down to the Truckee River. The course then goes through Idlewild Park, up to Mayberry Drive, and then back through Old Southwest Reno neighborhoods to finish back at Reno High School. It is a relatively flat course with the only climb at the 2 ¼ miler mark, where participants run up to Mayberry Drive from Crissie Caughlin Park. The rest of the course is flat or slightly downhill, so it is very fast event.
You are able to sign up individually or as a team for this event competing in either a 2 person, or 3 or more people, category. Two person categories include Husband/Wife, Mother/Daughter, Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, or Father Son. Three or more person teams can either be Corporate, Family, High School, or Middle School. The times for teams will be a combination of each team member’s finisher times and teams will be competing in separate team divisions in addition to the individual age/gender categories. There is also a Caterpillar category, which includes runners of 4 or more that travel the entire course fastened together in some way. This category also includes a costume contest!
The team categories give this run some extra excitement in the event you want to run with other runners you know and increase the competition.
I hope that you take some time to enjoy this event. I know it has always been a special one for me!
Please share and let me know if you are thinking of running this year!