Reno-Tahoe International Marathon Coming to Reno-Sparks, Nevada

Reno, Nevada, May 1, 2024 – With the departure of the iconic Reno Air Races this past September after an amazing 60 years, Reno-based event production company, PacWest Productions, is excited to announce the official launch of the Reno-Tahoe International Marathon to be held on the coveted second weekend in September moving forward. The inaugural race weekend will take place September 14-15 this year and will initially consist of the Reno-Tahoe International 10K, 5K & Mile Invitational.

Then in 2025, the Inaugural Reno-Tahoe International Marathon race weekend will take place September 12-14. This three day event will include a two day health and wellness expo which will include registration, packet pick up, merchandise store, sponsor and vendor expo along with special guest speakers. Saturday morning will include the second editions of our International 5K and Mile Invitational followed by a full marathon plus 2-person marathon relay, half marathon and 10K on Sunday. A special marathon and half marathon course public unveiling will take place during this year’s event weekend.

“PacWest is thrilled to partner with the cities of Reno and Sparks to help bring the Reno-Tahoe International Marathon to life,” said Jay Ridgeway, PacWest Productions CEO and Race Director. “We are honored to be a new event option to the former Reno Air Races weekend and can only hope that we can have as long of a successful run as they had. Unlike other cities where their marathon is the only event attraction, the cities of Reno and Sparks as well as the greater Lake Tahoe region offers our participants an amazing opportunity to come not just to race but to also see and experience the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains while also enjoying our premier entertainment, world class resort casinos and thriving eclectic art and food scene.”

This year’s first event weekend will consist of a fun spectator friendly Mile Invitational featuring many of the top high school boy and girl runners in the region as well as a First Responders Challenge featuring some of the fastest runners from our local law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire service agencies. Immediately following the mile are the 10K run and 5K run/walk that will take participants through the heart of both Downtown and Midtown Reno starting and finishing at the famous “Biggest Little City in the World” Reno Arch.

Registration is now open and available at

About PacWest Productions:

Originally created in 2004, PacWest Productions is relaunching in 2024 with plans to produce championship caliber endurance events in both Northern California and Northern Nevada. The launch of the Reno-Tahoe International Marathon will be closely followed by the PacWest Triathlon Championships Series coming in 2025.

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