Run Carson City

A runner friendly trails community

Discover Some of the Country’s Best Running Trails. #RunCarsonCity

Is running your activity of choice? Whether  it is long distance on trails or a quick jog around town, Carson City was voted one of the most “Runner Friendly Communities” by The Road Runners Club of America. From the award winning Ash to Kings Canyon Trail to the west and the high desert trails to the east,  Carson City offers plenty of paths for runners of all levels.

With a focus on quality of life for residents and visitors alike, Carson City’s nearly 6,000 acres of open space are woven with a variety of trail systems, designed to be both safe and scenic, that wind you through a number of ecosystems. And with a close proximity to downtown, many consider the trail heads to be right out their front door. Carson City also offers almost 30 miles of paved trails maintained by the city, with water fountains and restrooms along the way, as well as miles of designated biking and running lanes on city streets.

Carson City hosts world class events throughout the year. Runners come from all over the world to challenge themselves on our trails.

Become connected to our running community by hearing the stories of some of our local runners:

Cancer survivor returns to claim victory on Tahoe Rim Trail

Race director readies for Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Run

Race director promotes love of running

Finding Physical Therapy On Mountain Trails

2018 Running Events

See below for the 2018 running schedule and then join us on the trails in the Capital of Nevada.


6th– Winter Trail Series – Wild Winter Round Up (Centennial Park) 5 Kilometers/10+ Kilometers


10th– Winter Trail Series – Love Can Be Cold (Prison Hill) 5 Kilometers/10+ Kilometers

26th– Fresh Tracks 5k Snowshoe Race (Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe) 5 Kilometers


3rd– Winter Trail Series – March Mudness (Washoe State Park) 5 Kilometers/10+ Kilometers

14th — Pi Day Run (Veteran’s Park) 3.14 Miles


7th — Tahoe Triple Trail Challenge – Carson Canyons Half Marathon (Ash-Kings)13.2 Miles/ 6.7 Miles

21st — Tahoe Triple Trail Challenge – Escape from Prison Hill (Silver Saddle Ranch) 13 Miles/ 10 Kilometers/ 5 Kilometers


19th — Tahoe Triple Trail Challenge – Silver State 50/50 (Rancho San Rafael) 13.1 Miles


9th — Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series – Genoa Peak Madathon (Genoa to Genoa Peak) 25 Miles/8 Miles

30th — Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series – Creek2Peak (Davis Creek Park to Slide Mountain) 21 Miles


21st-22nd — Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs (Spooner Lake) 100 Miles/ 50 Miles/ 55 Kilometers


4th — Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series – Capital Climb (Carson City to Snow Valley Peak) 23 Miles


15th — Jog for Jordan 5 Kilometers/ 10 Kilometers


7th — Lake Tahoe Flume Trail Fall Classic (Spooner Lake)  13.1 Miles

8th — Kokanee Trail Run (South Lake Tahoe) 13.1 Miles/ 10 Kilometers/ 5 Kilometers/ .5 Miles

27th — Nevada Day Classic (Carson City) 8 Kilometers/ 2 Miles


3rd — Winter Trail Series – Cold Turkey Run (Indian Hills5 Kilometers/10+ Kilometers


8th — Winter Trail Series – Running With Rudolph (Ash Canyon) 5 Kilometers/10+ Kilometers

See our running clubs web pages for more information.

Ascent Runs

Tahoe Mountain Milers

Kaia Fit

Sierra Strength and Endurance