Snow Ball Run 5K Snowshoe Race
Sky Tavern, 21130 Mount Rose Highway
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For this first annual Snow Shoe Race, Snow Ballers will race through an obstacle riddled course where they will encounter everything from snowball ambushes to beach ball avalanches! Each runner will meet their match as they navigate the trails of the Sierra Nevada mountains located at Sky Tavern. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to run in the first snowshoe race of its kind!
Runners are encouraged to wear costumes and will be entered into a costume contest prior to the race. This event is kid friendly, so please keep the costumes PG! A special commemorative photo op will be waiting for you at the finish line. Prizes include:
-Best Individual Costume
-Best Team Costume
-Most Creative Costume
Hosted by Sky Tavern and nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the 5k Snow Ball Run is sure to have a fun atmosphere that will leave you with a smile on your face. A post-race party at the base of Sky Tavern will offer frothy beverages, great music and the opportunity to meet cool new people. Please join us for this unique experience and come enjoy the outdoors in the most beautiful place around!
Unlike most events like this, the Snow Ball Run’s proceeds go 100% to charity. The funds raised will benefit two local charities: Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program and Building Winter Athletes.
The 5k fun run event will be held at Sky Tavern, 21130 Sky Tavern Road (on Mt. Rose HWY between Reno and Incline Village.)
Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program
Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program is America's oldest and largest non-profit (501(c)3) Ski and Snowboard Program. The Sky Tavern's mission is to plan, train and provide recreational activities for the citizens of the Truckee Meadows with special emphasis on the training of children in the proper methods of snowsports, regardless of physical or financial limitations. To enable all in our area to enjoy the benefits of Sky Tavern Park. To enhance, develop and care for the Sky Tavern Park for use to the general community on a year round basis. To further develop the Sky Tavern Park to include special events and meeting places. Learn more about Sky Tavern.
Building Winter Athletes
Building Winter Athletes is a non-profit that sponsors children in the Sky Tavern Jr. Ski Program that would not otherwise get the chance to learn to ski or snow board. If the sponsored children want to continue to progress each year BWA will continue to sponsor them if the need is there. Thus, building winter athletes. A secondary mission is to help young athletes that have good potential that are in need of financial assistance to compete. BWA is an organization full of board members and volunteers that are passionate about winter sports and want to make sure that kids have a chance to experience them.