Runners United Nevada’s 2023 Race Calendar:

All Registrations Open Monday, February 13!

*Purple highlights denote RUN Nevada Race Series 2023 races; races may be signed up for individually or as part of the series.

RUN Nevada Race Series 2023

The fourth annual RUN Nevada Race Series, presented by Burke Corporation, returns in 2023. Sign up for all four series races (Pizza Pie Looza 5k, Freedom Run 5k/10k, Lincoln Highway Dash 5k, and Donut Dash 5k) with a 25% discount, and receive a limited edition quarter zip OR runner’s ball cap! Each race includes a custom race t-shirt, a finisher medal courtesy of ALMACO, and medals presented to the top finishers of each race. Register by April 14!

Pizza Pie Looza 5k

Saturday, May 13: The Pizza Pie Looza 5k will have a new start time this year, starting at 9 AM at Billy Sunday Field. It is the official kick off of the RUN Nevada Race Series and Pizza Pie Looza, an afternoon of free music, family activities, pizza and pie vendors, and a main stage concert headlined by Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, and Collin Raye with special guest Chase McDaniel. More info about Pizza Pie Looza can be found a

Freedom Run 5k & 10k

Saturday, June 24: The 10th annual Story County Freedom Run will again feature a 5k and 10k option, followed by a pancake breakfast courtesy of Farmhouse Catering. This event has raised over $30,000 for local veteran causes over the last decade. It is the second race in the RUN Nevada Race Series 2023, beginning and ending at the east end of Score Park.

Nevada XC Alumni Run

Saturday, August 12: The Nevada XC Alumni Run, with honorary guest Larry Parker, honors and connects generations of Nevada cross country alumni, family, and fans. You’re invited to race, run, jog, or walk the recently completed 3 mile path around Hickory Grove Lake. This event is open to all, with proceeds benefitting the Nevada Cross Country program.

Lincoln Highway Dash 5k

Saturday, August 26: Nevada’s oldest 5k is back for its 11th year! A new start time at 8:30 AM is geared to allow extra time for those participating in both the race and the Lincoln Highway Days parade to transition from one to the other. The third race of the RUN Nevada Race Series once again begins at Score Park, ending along the parade route near Nevada City Hall.

Donut Dash 5k

Saturday, September 30: Nevada’s newest race, the Donut Dash 5k, will include a course that begins and ends in front of the Camelot Theater in downtown Nevada. It will also include… what else? DONUTS. The race will benefit the Camelot Theater Foundation and the work they are doing to renovate the iconic venue. It is the final race of the RUN Nevada Race Series 2023.

History Hustle Chili Cook Off & Fun Run/Walk

Sunday, October 15: The Evergreen Lane History Hustle becomes a 2k (1.25 mile) fun run/walk for the first time in 2023, with an entirely revamped chili cook off immediately following! You will NOT want to miss it! The course will begin and end at the historic Briggs Terrace at Evergreen Lane, passing through surround residential streets along the way. The fun run/walk is untimed, and all proceeds benefit the Nevada Community Historical Society.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run

Saturday, December 9: The Ugly Christmas Sweater Fun Run/Walk returns for a third year in downtown Nevada as part of Christmas on Main. This one mile, untimed event features contests for the ugliest Christmas attire, and will once again benefit Nevada Food At First. It serves as the kickoff for an afternoon of festivities during Nevada’s Christmas On Main celebration.