Friday's  Emerald Bay Half and Marathon start

The Emerald Bay Marathon & Half Marathon
Friday Sept 28, 2012
The Cal-Neva Marathon & Nevada Half Marathon
Saturday September 29, 2012

as of Sept 27, 2012

The Marathon and Half Marathons start together with the Half Marathon ending half way up the course.

Buses will take you to the start lines, but you are responsible for your own post race transportation. A support crew is strongly suggested for your transportation needs, encouragement, nutrition and picture taking. The Emerald Bay Half Marathon ends at Stateline a few blocks from the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel and the Nevada Half Marathon ends in Incline Village.

The Friday Emerald Bay Marathon is from Emerald Bay to Spooner Lake-Hwy 28 to Incline Village intersection area. There is no lodging near or at the start area except for an 11 or so camp spaces across the street from the  start area. The first half of the run is in California and the second half is in Nevada. The Emerald Bay Half Marathon starts with the Marathon and ends at Stateline at Lakeside Beach. The Marathon course starts at 6800' and goes down to lake level at 6230 before rising again at about the 23 mile mark up to 7000'. The Half Marathon ends at the beach so is an all downhill half marathon.

The Saturday Cal-Neva Marathon is the fastest of the 3 marathons with the first 11 mile basically down hill from the start in the parking lot at the intersection of H50 & H28 and running north to Incline Village. The Cal Neva Marathon ends in Tahoe City above Commons Beach. The first half of the Marathon is in Nevada and the second half is in California. The Nevada Half Marathon ends at the north end of Lakeshore Blvd in Incline Village. The views of of each of these races are incredible. The Cal-Neva Marathon starts at about 7000' and ends in Tahoe City at lake level, 6230'.

The Friday and Saturday Marathons are each run basically half in CA and half in NV. Either of these races can be counted for either state in your quest to run all 50 states.

These  two marathon and half marathons are part of the  Triple Marathoner or the Tahoe Trifecta . There is a different finishers medals for each race, each day, finishers license plate holders and tech shirts will be awarded. There is an overall award for each of these races, but no age division or other  awards will be given to these boutique races.

There will be at  least six Aid Stations along both marathon routes Aid stations are approximately every 5 miles.

Post Race transportation is not included. You will need transportation after the Friday and Saturday Marathons.

So now you can do a marathon on Friday, Bike on Saturday, and do another running event on Sunday. Mix and match whatever interests you.

The race shuttle buses will leave from near the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel race morning to the start lines. You will need to arrange your own transportation after the run.

A la carte Marathoners and Half Marathoners  are invited to the Triple Marathon and Trifecta dinner on Thursday night. But dinner is not included.

Elevation profile of Lake Tahoe.

Happy Trails......  Les Wright