Running with Rudolph




  • $20 – Adults per event
  • $10 – Students(full time) 13-25 years
  • FREE – Children (12 & under)
  • Check-In starts at 8am — Pick up your Bib and check in!
  • Run starts at 9am


  • Western Nevada College
    2201 W College Pkwy
    Carson City, NV 89703
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Pre-registration is available through Ultrasignup. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for students 13-25y/o actively enrolled in school, 12 & under are free.

Race day registration using cash or check $25 for adults, $15 for students 13-25y/o, 12 & under are free. There will be a $5 fee added on for those using debit or credit card on race day making the adult rate $30, students 13-25y/o $20, and youth 12 & under are still free. The student rate is reserved for those 13-25y/o who are actively enrolled in school full time, middle school to college. All runners will receive their bib# on race morning at check-in.

Course Description

Mostly single track with some sections of fire road in Ash Canyon. Gradual ascents and descents. Snow and/or ice is always possible on this route during the winter.

Series Information

This is the 2nd of 3 trail runs in the annual Be Bold, Run in the Cold – Winter Trail Series presented by Ascent Runs. Every run in the series will have two distances to choose from, a 5Kish and a 10K+. The 5Kish will usually be between 3-4 miles. The 10K+ will be anywhere between 6-9 miles depending on conditions. If it’s nice we make it 7-9 miles. If it’s not so nice we keep it close to 6 miles. These casual runs were created to keep runners and walkers motivated through the winter months and also as a way to supplement your winter training. This series highlights the extensive trail networks surrounding Carson City, NV. Walkers are welcome to any of these events. There are no aid stations out on the courses so be prepared to carry your own water or sports drink. For the safety of all runners and to keep you guessing, event organizers reserve the right to change course routes and distances based on weather conditions or just for the heck of it. This series is a great trainer for the Triple Trail Challenge. The Triple Trail Challenge includes Carson Canyons Half Marathon, Escape From Prison Hill(EFPH) Half Marathon, and the Silver State Half Marathon.


No awards. Just the sweet satisfaction that you overcame the urge to sleep in on a cold winter morning and to go out and burn off some calories left over from too much turkey and gravy at Thanksgiving!


Bib #’s will be provided on race morning. Once a bib# is assigned to you that will be your bib# through the entire series. Please check-in before every run to confirm your presence, bib# and distance running. You may change distance from 5K to 10K and vice versa race morning but you must notify event management during check in.


Cold. It’s a winter trail series!


From Reno:

From 395 South: Exit onto Carson Street or 395 business. (The first exit once you come into Carson from Washoe Valley. Hospital is on your right. )
Turn right at the second light onto West College Parkway (There is a 7-11, Bully’s, Savemart, and a Burger King on the corner.)
Go Straight at the 4-Way toward Western Nevada College.
Turn left into parking lot and head to the southern most area by the baseball field.
Look for blue truck and pop-ups.

From Carson:

From 395 (S. Carson St.) in Carson

From 395 North: Turn left onto West College Parkway
(There is a 7-11, Bully’s Savemart and Burger King on the corner.)
Go Straight at the 4-Way toward Western Nevada College.
Turn left into parking lot and head to the southernmost area by the baseball field. Look for blue truck and pop-ups.
Park, pay, run, have fun!


Drive into the college, head south toward the baseball field and then down to the lower lot. Thanks.