The National Championship Air Races and Air Show is the most unique air racing event and aviation experience in the world, combining the world’s fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment.

The Reno Air Racing Association’s goal is to perpetuate this event in order to help preserve the future of aviation and contribute to our community through educational and charitable partnerships.

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The Reno Air Racing Association is a proud member of the Reno-Sparks community. In 2016, we gave more than $114,000 to support local nonprofits. From supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities, to encouraging children to learn about air racing and drones, the Reno Air Racing Association is able to do this important work because of your generosity.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Begun in 1964 and held every September just north of Reno, the National Championship Air Races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. For one week, the high desert north of Reno becomes home to hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews. Over the past ten years, the event has attracted more than 1 million spectators and generated more than $600 million for the region's economy. The event features six racing classes, a large display of static aircraft and several military and civil flight demonstrations.

Thank you for your dedicated support of the Air Races and our community.

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