Silver State Striders Ultra Runners Mission: We advance the community of ultra running by volunteering; by encouraging runners who are new to the sport; by supporting runners who are already involved in the sport; by conducting our training in a friendly and supportive environment; by training and racing through all types of weather and on all types of terrain; by knowing that all runners, no matter ability or accomplishment level, are all members of the same community.
The Silver State Striders Ultra runners use training schedules and foundational ultra philosophies designed by several of the area’s top ultramarathoners. The Striders’ Ultra training philosophy is based on proven effective training runs and nutritional techniques.
A core group of runners, who are among the most experienced Ultra runners in northern Nevada, devise the year’s training schedule based on the needs and race goals of the Striders’ Ultra group.
The ultra training group normally runs together Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at various locations throughout Reno, as well on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Run distances on weeknights is usually in the 9- to 12-mile range, with long runs on Saturdays stretching from 16 to 30 miles. Most of the runs are done on trails, with a good amount of climbing and descending. However, due to COVID-19 mitigation concerns and the current public health guidelines, these weekly runs are currently paused. We are hoping to bring them back when public health conditions in our community improve. When they do return, weekly runs, with times, locations and driving directions, are posted each Monday on the Training Schedule page, as well as the Truckee Meadows Running Facebook.
Due to the many uncertainties regarding the 2021 ultramarathon race season, the Striders have made the decision to wait until the early spring to announce how we will be selecting our one entry into the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run for 2022. In the past, we have conducted a drawing each November, using an individual’s volunteer hours for the year at the Silver State Endurance Runs as well as at the events of several of our northern Nevada and northern California race partners combined with an individual’s achievement of a Western States qualifier, in determining who was eligible for our drawing for Western States. There are still too many unknowns at this point to know if we will be able to use a volunteer hours model in determining our entry for the 2022 Western States Endurance Run. We will post more information once we have developed a criteria/selection process that is in alignment with the current public health realities we are facing due to COVID-19. The sustained health, safety and well-being of our running community will be at the forefront of our decision-making process. We appreciate your patience and understanding.