Lake Tahoe Marathon Week of Events
September 22-25, 2011

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as of September 17, 2011
Day Date   Time Event Details
 Wed. Sept.  21 6 PM Volunteer Meeting Horizon Casino Resort
Door prizes for volunteers. 3 raffle tickets for those who arrive before 6 PM, 1 for those who arrive after.
Thu. Sept 22 9 AM Speed Golf Tahoe Paradise Golf Course-
Thu. Sept. 22  1 PM Free Kayak Clinic Timber Cove Lodge Beach  Please RSVP
Thu. Sept. 22 4-5 PM Pick up Triple, Emerald Bay Marathon & Half Marathon  Registration material Outside Horizon Casino Banquet Room
Thu. Sept. 22  5:30-7 PM Tahoe Triple Marathon Buffet Dinner  Horizon Casino Banquet Room
Thu. Sept. 22 6 PM Key Note Speaker: Rich Benyo  Horizon Casino Banquet Room
Thu. Sept. 22 10 PM First leg of Double Dare Horizon Casino Front Sidewalk
Fri. Sept 22 6:15 AM Emerald Bay Half & Marathon Bus Depart from Horizon East Entrance by Lobby
 Fri. Sept.  23  7:15 AM Emerald Bay Marathon  Emerald Bay to Spooner Lake
Fri Sept. 23 7:15 AM Emerald Bay Half Marathon (new) Emerald Bay to Lakeside Beach, Stateline, CA
 Fri. Sept.  23  7:30-9 AM Pick up kayak & swim material Lakeside Beach at Lakeside Park at Stateline, CA
 Fri. Sept.  23  9 AM 5 Mile Kayak Lakeside Beach at Lakeside Park at Stateline, CA
Fri Sept 23 9 AM Quick 10 min long distance swim clinic by Tom Linthicum trans Tahoe swimmer
 Fri. Sept.  23  10 AM Swim starts   Lakeside Beach at Lakeside Park at Stateline
 Fri. Sept.  23 11 AM  Kayak & Swim awards: Lakeside Beach at Lakeside Park at Stateline
Fri Sept 23 5 PM Expo opens at the Horizon Pick up number and wind shirt 5 PM to 8 PM
 Fri. Sept.  23 5 PM Historic Fun Run

  Historical Fun Run Tour with Neal Chappell, Tahoe's own National Master's x-country and road racing champion.

Fri. Sept. 23 5-8 PM Bike Timing Chip distribution
& Emerald Bay Marathon pickup
Horizon Casino Resort Ballroom
Fri. Sept. 23 6  PM Bike Race Orientation Q & A Meeting Horizon Casino Resort Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 24 6:40 AM Meet in the parking lot at Zephyr Cove Lodge with your bike Zephyr Cove Lodge
Sat. Sept 24 6:45 AM Cal Neva Marathon & Nevada Half Depart from Horizon East Entrance by Lobby
 Sat. Sept. 24  7:00 AM  72 Mile Cycle around Lake Tahoe  Zephyr Cove Lodge start
 Sat. Sept. 24  7:45 AM  Cal-Neva Marathon  Spooner Lake to Tahoe City Marathon
Sat. Sept. 24 7:45 AM Tahoe Nevada Half Marathon (new) Spooner to Incline Village Half Marathon
 Sat. Sept. 24  8:30 AM  35 Mile Cycle Ride Tahoe City to Zephyr Cove
 Sat. Sept. 24 9 AM -7:30 PM Tahoe Sports & Fitness  Expo Horizon Casino Resort: Number pickup until 8:30 PM
 Sat. Sept. 24 9:30 AM Dick Beardsley Horizon Ballroom
 Sat. Sept. 24 1 PM Around the Lake And Course Tour leaving from the Horizon Casino Resort Valet Parking
 Sat. Sept. 24 2:45 PM  Keynote speaker Horizon Ballroom
 Sat. Sept. 24 2 PM Optimist Kids Fun Run   Pope Beach Marathon Finish area
 Sat. Sept. 24 4 PM 72 Mile Ultra Orientation Meeting Horizon Ballroom
Sat. Sept. 24 4:30 PM Shuttle bus to Tahoe Queen Sunset Pasta Cruise departs from Valet Parking at the Horizon
Sat. Sept. 24 5-8PM The Mixx (for your pleasure) in the Aspen Lounge in the Horizon Listen to lead vocalist Carolyn Oliveira who will be running with you on Sunday and singing the national anthem at the start of the Half.
 Sat. Sept. 24 5:15 PM Sunset Pasta Cruise Board the Tahoe Queen  at  at Ski Run Marina
 Sat. Sept. 24 8 PM The Tahoe 72 early start Bike path south of Pope Beach
 Sat. Sept. 24 10 PM The Tahoe 72 & 50 Milers Bike path south of Pope Beach
Sun. Sept 25 4:50 AM Marathon Walkers Bus departs At the Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 25 6 AM   No race day registration or number pick up. Numbers will be at start lines race morning. At the Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept 25 7 AM H89 Closes at Spring Creek, the 22 Mile Mark  to northbound traffic opens at 1:30 PM (maybe earlier)
Sun. Sept. 25 6:15AM Marathon Bus departure to Tahoe City Back of the  Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 25 6:45 AM 20 Mile Walk-Run Bus Departure to Homewood Back parking lot of the  Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 25 7:20 AM 10K Bus departure to Inspiration Point Back of the  Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 25 6:30 AM Marathon Walkers Start Commons Beach in Tahoe City
 Sun. Sept. 25  8:00 AM 20 Mile Power Walk Homewood
 Sun. Sept. 25  8:00 AM  Men's & Women's MarathonsRelays Commons Beach, Tahoe City 
Sun. Sept. 25 8:30 AM Half Marathon Bus departure to Rubicon Back of the  Horizon Casino Ballroom
Sun. Sept. 25 8:30 AM 5K   Note new time. Starts 500 yds south of  Spring Cree Rd
 Sun. Sept. 25  9:30 AM 10K Starts near Inspiration Point overlooking Emerald Bay
 Sun. Sept. 25 10:20 AM Half Marathon Near Rubicon Realty
 Sun. Sept. 25  11 AM VIP   Lunch On the Beach by the Finish Line
 Sun. Sept. 25  varies Spectator Buses Horizon Casino Resort main entrance for pick up
(ride with runners to Marathon, 20 miler, 
Half Marathon, 10K start lines)
 Sun. Sept. 25  11 AM 10K awards Pope Beach
 Sun. Sept. 25 11:45 AM Marathon Relays awards Pope Beach
Sun. Sept. 25 noon Marathon awards Pope Beach
 Sun. Sept. 25  12:30 PM Half Marathon awards Pope Beach
 Sun.  Sept. 25  when finished Ultra, Triple awards Pope Beach
Sun Sept. 25 3:30 PM Timing ends for all events Pope Beach
Sun. Sept 25 6 PM Marathon After Party 5 PM until ?? Bring your race bib for 10% off everything.
Sun January 22 2012 Maui Oceanfront Marathon Events Wailea to Lahaina, Maui
Sun. Sept. 30 2012 Next years Lake Tahoe Marathon  

 Jon Paul Gallery


We offer you maybe the most beautiful set of races, runs, jogs, or  walks you will ever do.

The Marathon, 20 Miler and Half Marathon offer you challenging hills, spectacular scenery, and the gathering of the nicest people any of us know. Add in a finisher's  medal for all runs,  walks, and relays, a nice long sleeve wind shirt  without sponsor's logos, hot dogs and beer and everyone finishing  on one of the prettiest beaches at Lake Tahoe. The 10K is the last 6.2 of the marathon course and is a spectacular all down hill run (99%). You've seen Meg Ryan riding her bike on the ridge in the movie (City of Angels) near the starting line of the 10K.  Or do the 5K  a looped run around Valhalla that starts and finishes at the marathon finish line. Plus the 3 Day Triathlon, the Triple Marathon, and the 72 Mile  Ultra Marathon, and Speed Golf. Bike, kayak,, fun, fun.



Need a Maui vacation?
Race Director's Maui beach front Vacation Rental

2003, 2004, 2010  Champ John Weru &  2006, 2007, 2008 Champ Tony Torres passing  mile 5


   Come early to better acclimatize and experience the beautiful running trails of Tahoe.   





Les Wright, Director 


Here's what some of the alumni have said..  Click here for more comments.

"I've run the Half Marathon for the last three years, and let me just say
that the Tahoe Marathon events are some of the best organized, well
supported, beautiful and fun races of the 200 or so events I've done in
the last fifteen years.  I look forward to this race like no other.
 Thank you very much for putting them on.  You do a fantastic job." ...Gabriel  9/24/2002

"This is just a brief note  to commend you on a fantastic run!!
In my twenty some years  of road racing, I have entered hundreds of races in Northern California/San Francisco Bay Area and I can't recall a better, more organized event than yours.
The pre race publicity, the web page, the expo, the shuttle service, the volunteers, the T-shirts, the aid stations, medals...everything was superb! The scenery wasn't too shabby either.
A big "high five" to the directors, the volunteers, the community, to all involved, for an incredible experience!"
See you next year!!
P. C. , Occidental, CA
In '99 we've run your marathon (the 4 runner's from Germany).
Because it was so beautiful, we come again with 5 runners. F. W. , Sassenburg-Stude, Germany
click here for more alumni comments


A Sunday morning run you will never forget....

Kokanee Salmon spawning at Taylor Creek Bridge  22 mile mark
Dirk Yuricich Photography

Maui Beach front Vacation Rental


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You don't have to be the fastest, just not the slowest.......

If you have questions contact the race director at (530) 544-7095 or email


Jon Paul Gallery

Emerald Bay above the 19 mile mark


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