Dig Deep Backroads Run

10K, 5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 19, 2020

8:00 AM10K(ish)
10K(ish) >21
8:10 AM5K(ish) >21
8:20 AM1 Mile(ish) Historical walk/run
1 Mile(ish) Historical walk/run >21


200 N. Adams
Eureka, NV 89316

Online registration ends on:
Sat, Sep 19, 2020 7:50 AM PDT


Activity Price


  • $50


  • $50

1 Mile(ish) Historical walk/run

  • $50

5K(ish) >21

  • $25

10K(ish) >21

  • $25

1 Mile(ish) Historical walk/run >21

  • $25

About This Activity


Why drive to Eureka, NV for the Dig Deep Back roads Run??

  1. It's an actual in-person event.  There will be strangers and a PA system and a bib and a course (one you didn't design that will be questionably marked and longer than advertised) and a line at 7:58 for too few bathrooms and bananas and a time clock and banners and cheap beer and someone to pass and someone who will pass you and someone with a cow-bell cheering you on and a medal and photographic evidence that you can and did.
  2. Your race registration doubles as your entry fee for the local Wine, Art and Music festival being held that afternoon.  Another in-person event showcasing Nevada artists and musicians and our beautiful, historic downtown.  (All proceeds of both Dig Deep and the Wine walk go to support Eureka Restoration Enterprise a local non-profit committed to restoration and revitalization of Eureka and the support of Nevada artists.)
  3. As advertised you will need to Dig Deep.  Like a starting elevation of 6,400' deep.  500' of elevation gain in a mile deep.  Minimal shade deep.  Dirt roads deep.  But the deeper you dig the more rewarding the finish will be!
  4. It's a great mini vacation.  It's a chance to explore a new area, meet some new people and break free of the routine!  Bring the spouse and the kids and sign them up for the 1-mile fun run.  Afterwards check out the area sites, like the local charcoal kilns, and finish out the day at the art fair and wine walk.
  5. You need this.

Join us in Central Nevada as we Dig Deep mentally and physically.  This back roads 5K(ish) or 10K(ish) run will test your resolve and your stamina.  Your adventure begins in the heart of Eureka, NV at a mere 6,486'.  Yep...you read that correctly we're going to send you out of the gate at 6,468 feet above sea level.  After that its up to you if you want to do the quick 5K(ish) out and back or the longer 10K(ish) loop.  Either way more elevation (and a good amount of dirt) is in your future!  Both courses will take you to historic Ruby Hill Mine where you'll enjoy sweeping views of the local agriculture and an up-close look at a Nevada Ghost Town and mining operation from the 1870's.  It's a great place for a selfie and a chance to catch your breath (if you can?)!  It's (mostly) downhill from there...time to stretch out those legs and set a PR on your way back to the Start/Finish Line.  Once your back relax on the lawn enjoying refreshments, music and of course a finishers beer!  Cheer on your other participants as they finish and help us give a big "Man! You're fast" to the top over-all male, female and under 21 in both lengths.

Bring the family and while your bargaining with yourself over how much farther or faster you can run they can enjoy the 1-mile(ish) stroll down the tree-lined streets past Eureka's most beautiful and historic buildings.  Restored and dilapidated alike, these treasures tell the story of Nevada's boom and bust silver and gold rush.  This mostly flat route should have them back just in time to cheer you on as you sweat down the home stretch.

The fun doesn't stop there though...all your registrations to the run (and your medals *hint,hint*) double as your entry fee to the local Wine, Art and Music festival being held that afternoon showcasing Nevada artists and beautiful, historic Eureka, NV.  

Come for the race, stay for the weekend, take in the art, wine and history and make some history of your own!

Packet pickup Friday, September 18th from 5 to 8 PM at the historic Jackson House - 701 N Main Street Eureka, NV 89316

The course will be in the hills with limited shade. We will have aid stations about every 2 miles, however you may need water in between, please plan accordingly. 

Local Accommodations:

  • Sundown Lodge 60 N Main St, Eureka, NV (775) 237-5334
  • Eureka Gold Country Inn 251 N Main St, Eureka, NV (775) 237-5247 
  • Ruby Hill Motel 380 N Main St, Eureka, NV (775) 237-5339
  • Silver Sky Lodge RV Park Hwy 50 #1 Eureka, NV (775)237-5034


Drive time from...

  • Reno, NV: 4 hrs
  • Sacramento, CA: 6 hrs
  • Elko, NV: 2 hrs
  • Ely, NV: 2 hrs
  • Las Vegas, NV: 5 hrs
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 5 hrs
  • Boise, ID: 6 hrs
  • Twin Falls, ID: 4hrs


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This Makes You Stronger

This Makes You Stronger is an organization that promotes Northern Nevada events and organizations that make us stronger, healthier and better-all-around human beings.

(775) 846-6225

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