The Reno Air Racing Association’s mission is to perpetuate the most unique air racing event and aviation experience in the world by combining the world’s fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment.

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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.

The Reno Air Racing Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with donations being tax deductible. Our mission is to perpetuate the most unique air racing event and aviation experience in the world by combining the world’s fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment.

The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors, a small full-time staff and hundreds of volunteers work together to preserve this unique event. Staff members handle the thousands of details needed year-after-year, planning for the next event before the current one is completed. Approximately 2,500 volunteers serve in capacities ranging from course safety and security to event sequencing and air traffic control to race timing and scoring.

The National Championship Air Races, held every September just north of Reno since 1864, 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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