The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey is a for profit event put on by Race178.  But when Race178 created this event, we wanted to give back to some good causes.  We found those good causes in the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway.

Through the RTO, Race178 seeks to publicize their respective goals and to help them raise funds.  We are proud to say that Intuit, the RTO’s long time presenting sponsor, has raised over a $100,000 for NNCCF through the RTO.  Some teams and individual runners donate to these causes too.  And Race178 always writes a check every year to NNCCF and the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway.

Staff and volunteers with the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway and NNCCF help with the RTO.  You’ll usually see them at Exchange Points 2 and 18 respectively.

We hope that after you learn more about these terrific non profit organizations accomplishing very good things, you too will make a separate donation to them.


NNCCF-Logo_SmNorthern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families with children who are being treated for cancer. NNCCF provides financial assistance for medical expenses, insurance deductibles, uncovered procedures, household living expenses, mortgage payments, rent, food, utilities, travel expenses related to treatment, and additional expenses the families need assistance with during the child’s treatment. NNCCF also works with other agencies to ensure the families’ needs are effectively met in a timely manner, and to ensure that services do not overlap preventing duplication of funds.

For more information about Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation , please see www.nvchildrenscancer.org or call 775.327.6275.

TPbikewaylogoTahoe Pyramid Bikeway is a non-profit endeavor to build a foot and bicycle path along the Truckee River from its source at Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus at Pyramid Lake. The route will descend over 2000 feet in 116 miles, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads plus some sections of new trail and bridges. Some sections will suit families out for an hour, others horseback riders, and the entire route will entice adventure cyclists and runners traveling the distance.

To learn more, please see www.tpbikeway.org or call (775) 825-9868.