RENO'S BIGGEST LITTLE HALF MARATHON/10K/5K-
With heavy hearts, we will not be putting on the 2021 Biggest Little event. Due to the ongoing pandemic and current restrictions and regulations, we are unable to safely host this event. All past participants have been emailed. If you haven't received an email, please contact us at
We have high hopes for the future of racing and we can't wait to come back and have a wonderful event for all to attend. Until then, stay healthy and active!
-The Desert Sky Adventures Team
LOCATION: Reno Arch
(N. Virginia St & Commercial Row)
Half Marathon: TBD
We advise against the use of headphones so you can clearly hear volunteers and course officials, however, if you want to use them we please ask that you only use one earbud to keep an ear free.
We love our furry friends but we cannot permit dogs to be on course.
Strollers are allowed on course. We please ask that strollers start in the back of each race division to allow for runners to take off first. You do not need to register children in strollers.
Facebook Event Page
COURSE & AID STATIONS
This epic race will start under the historic Reno Arch before traversing through Midtown, jumping on the Truckee River Path and heading West before entering Idlewild Park. The 5K course will turn around within Idlewild and head back to the finish. Half Marathon and 10K participants will follow Idlewild Park to Idlewild Drive before jumping onto Sherwood Drive and heading South to Mayberry. 10K runners will turn around right before reaching Mayberry Drive. Half Marathoners will continue onto Mayberry before making a right onto Ferris Lane. Runners will go through the neighborhood before reaching Plumb, running down Plumb for almost 2 miles to Lakeside Drive. Runners will run South down Lakeside before hitting Virginia Lake Park, where they will run around the gorgeous lake before heading back to the finish!
The course is all on road and surface streets.
Course closes at 11:30AM.
mile 1.5 | mile 3.1
mile 4.5 | mile 6.5 | mile 8.5
mile 10.0 | mile 11.5
*water and Tailwind electrolye drink will be available at all aid stations (with exception of mile 8.5; there will be water only)
Free garage parking is available in the following garages:
Eldorado Resort (345 N. Virginia St between 3rd & 4th Streets)
Silver Legacy (411 N. Sierra St between 4th and 5th Streets)
Circus Circus (500 N. Sierra St between 5th & 6th Streets)
Harrah's (256 N. Center St between E. Commercial Row & 2nd St)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male & Female
(Half Marathon, 10K, 5K)
Age Group Awards
1st, 2nd, 3rd (M/F, all race distances):
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
BENEFITING THE FOOD BANK OF NORTHERN NEVADA
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 140 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. They serve more than 95,000 people each month, half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, they provided more than 13.3 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.
together we can help
A percentage of the race's net profit will be donated to FBNN
Participants can add a tax-deductible donation when registering online
100% of raffle proceeds goes to FBNN
All raffle tickets drawn from one pot
$2 per ticket | $5 for 3 tickets | $15 for 10 tickets | $20 for an arm's length
EVERY $1 DONATED EQUALS 3 MEALS FOR THOSE IN NEED!
Our event would not be possible without our AMAZING volunteers!
Every volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt, food and drink voucher, and $10 race credit for every hour they work that can be used on a future DSA event!
If you are interested in volunteering, click here! or please email