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Local Rotary Club Teams with Immunize Nevada to Present 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Polio
January 27, 2018 – Reno, NV – The Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset and Immunize Nevada celebrate Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide by hosting its 9th Annual Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run/Walk at the beautiful trails around Washoe County’s Rancho San Rafael Park on May 5, 2018 at 10:00 am.
As one of Northern Nevada’s most beloved parks, Rancho San Rafael offers stunning views of the area. The terrain offers challenges and thrills for runners of all skill levels. Trail running is gaining popularity among runners nationally. This run is the first trail race of Reno’s preeminent racing season. The event features a state-of-the-art timing system service, which will text message race results instantly, refreshments (including a beer and food truck), local business exhibits, professional photography, and a fun time for the whole family! There will be a prize for the most spirited team and branded mugs for first place in several age brackets. For more information and to register, please visit www.RenoPolioRun.com.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund, the RCS Rotary Foundation Inc., and Immunize Nevada. Since the inaugural Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run, over $42,500 has been raised and donated toward the eradication of polio. For more information on how the funds are used, please visit www.RenoPolioRun.com.
Rotary is a leadership organization of local business, professional and civic leaders who work together to better our community. Rotary International is a global network of community volunteers which has targeted polio for eradication, an ongoing effort that began in 1985. Currently, polio exists in only three countries in the world, and final eradication is in sight. The Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset was chartered in the fall of 2004. The club is dedicated to serving youth, veterans and the elderly in our community and around the world.
As Nevada’s only statewide nonprofit dedicated to immunizations, Immunize Nevada saves lives by preventing disease and promoting health. Their mission ensures that people across Nevada can access vaccines, healthcare and other resources they need to stay healthy.