Posted on Apr 25, 2019
This is the 10th Anniversary of the Polio Purple Pinkie Run. Every year the race has grown larger. On Saturday, May 4, 2019 our runners and walkers will meet for a fun 5K walk/run & 10K run at Washoe County's Rancho San Rafael Park.
The Rotary Cub of Reno Centennial Sunset is sponsoring this race in partnership with Immunize Nevada. The race begins at 10 am with late registration from 8-9:30 am. Packet pickup will be on Friday the 3rd at Reno Running Company at the Summit Reno from 3-6 pm. With registration you will receive a custom hat, a state of the art timing system service that will  send instant results to your itsyourrace app, refreshments/beer (please bring ID), local business exhibits, professional photography, food trucks and a fun time for the whole family!

**Due to increase in attendance this year, dogs are no longer permitted. We apologize for any inconvenience!

The proceeds of the run will go to the Rotary Foundations Polio Plus Fund, the RCS Rotary Foundation Inc. and Immunize Nevada. 


Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99% worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but there are still active cases of polio being reported and we your help or the final push to eradicate this dreaded disease!


Why Purple Pinkie? Every time a child is immunized, their pinkies are marked purple ink to show that they are safe from this crippling and deadly disease. Now with new reports of polio amongst the refugees, it continues to be of importance to help us fight.  The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.


Remember to download the free Its Your Race app so you can stay abreast of the latest news of this and other races to come. Results are seen instantly on the app or on the Its Your Race website. Print off your finisher's certificate from the site. Connect with your friends through social media as you register.

When & Where

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019


10:00 AM

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Reno, NV

Rancho San Rafael park

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