The annual Silver and Blue Spring Game is set for Saturday and there’s still time to register for inaugural Grit Run 5K to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Nevada football team’s 15-practice spring session culminates on April 27 at Mackay Stadium with the spring game, which is free and open to the public, and scheduled to kick-off at 1 p.m. At 10:30 that morning, the new Grit Run will take place with a 5K run/walk course that will take runners through the University campus and back to Mackay Stadium. All participants will receive a t-shirt and post-race refreshments, with on-course hydration stations.
The cost for the race is $35 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger, with all proceeds donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Registration is available now at NevadaWolfPack.com/GritRun.
The fan-friendly event, which is presented by Scheel’s, includes bounce houses and face-painting for children, autographs after the game and complete gameday entertainment, including the Wolf Pack marching band, Nevada spirit squads and more. There will also be a youth football experience after the game as kids can hit the field and go through drills with the Wolf Pack players and coaches. Silver and Blue Outfitters will be on hand with a full selection of Wolf Pack gear.
Fans are encouraged to park near the north side of Mackay Stadium for the spring game events as only entrance to the stadium will be the Jensen Plaza gates.
The game will begin at 1 p.m. and the planned format is for the Wolf Pack’s first string to take on the rest of the team.
This is the third spring game under Norvell, who guided the Wolf Pack to one of the best turnarounds in the nation last season, and one of the best seasons in recent Nevada history. The Wolf Pack rolled to an eight-win season and capped it with a thrilling overtime victory in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, just the sixth bowl victory in school history.
The 2019 season kicks off in August when Nevada plays host to Purdue at Mackay Stadium – just the second Big Ten team to ever visit Reno. The action-packed home schedule also includes a visit from former Big Sky rival Weber State and conference games against Hawai`i, San José State, New Mexico and in-state rival UNLV.