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.

Since year one of this event, we have worked with the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation. Staff and volunteers with the Tahoe-Pyramid Trail and NNCCF help with the RTO one way or another. We publicize their organizations and we share a bit of the race proceeds with them. We hope that after you learn more about these terrific nonprofit organizations accomplishing very good things, you will make your own donation to them.

The RTO supports other nonprofit causes too.

Our vision is to provide proper footwear for student athletes enabling them to focus on pursuing their athletic goals. The student athletes in need are nominated by their schools’ coaches when they are seen as a potential beneficiary. We are highly motivated to develop this program that allows more students to discover their athletic talents and explore the possibilities which running allows.

To learn more, please see

Tahoe Pyramid Trail

Tahoe-Pyramid Trail 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 or call (775) 825-9868.

Northern 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 or call (775) 327-6275.