The 20th
Tahoe 10K

A Sunday morning run you will never forget!
 October 11, 2015

A down hill run starting at Inspiration Point, Emerald Bay
and finishing at Pope Beach

"The prettiest run or walk you will probably ever do!!"

 Jon Paul Gallery

The 10K starting down "the snake"

sponsored in part by
 Riva Grill

as of October 16, 2013

Our  start time allows you to drive up from Reno or Sacramento area and catch the shuttle bus from the  "Y" ( NE corner of H50 & H89 intersection across from the Tahoe Valley Post Office)
to the 10K start line if you are pre-registered.

 Check the back of your race number for shuttle bus times.

The down hill 10K is the last 6.2 miles of the marathon course and is for runners, walkers, or joggers.

The 10K starts atop beautiful Emerald Bay and is an all downhill run (99% downhill) viewing Emerald bay, Cascade Lake, and Lake Tahoe itself. The last 3 miles pass by aspen trees in their Fall color and over Taylor Creek filled with fire cracker red spawning Kokanee Salmon and then into the lake front Valhalla Historical Estates. 

The spectacular start line area can be viewed in the movie "City of Angels" where Meg Ryan bikes down the narrow spine of the ridge over looking Emerald Bay, Cascade Lake, and Tahoe itself. Rent the film and see it in the last 15 minutes of the film.
This may be the prettiest run you ever do.

There are aid stations every mile for the Half Marathon and 10K.

The start line is 6780' and the finish is 6219' giving you a drop of 561 over 6.2 miles
This is the  most beautiful 10K anywhere in the world and 99% downhill or flat.

Note: Baby strollers are OK for the 5K and 10K but for  no other runs.



  1. Medals for all finishers,

  2. Race shirts for participants,

  3. Overall awards for winners and masters,

  4. 5 year age division awards.

  5. Top 25 men and women get special Top 25 Wind Shirt



The start of the 10K

You get:

All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal
All finishers get a beautiful long sleeve shirt at the expo or finish line which will be great for you winter training runs
The First  25 men and women to cross the finish line will receive a top 25 award shirt at the finish line that will be
specially designated as Top 25.
Top 3 in each age group will receive an age group on the beach after the race.
Age Divisions are: 14 & under, 15-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, and up to 70+, 80+
Must have 5 competitors to award 2 awards, 8 or more competitors to have 3 awards
The first overall man and women, and masters(40+) man & women, will receive an overall award.
Medical attention and aid on the course or finish line
Shuttle bus service to the start area and return after the event
Live Music, Hot dogs and drinks at the finish line
Traffic controlled course.
Both lanes down from Emerald Bay will be closed for the first 35 minutes of the race, then just one lane.
Last 3 miles are on the bike path into Pope Beach to the finish

A Tahoe 10K runners photo album

Camping Tip:

There is a 10 space camp ground right at the start line of the 10K at Inspiration Point.
First come first serve for about $14/night.
Please do not park plan on parking outside the campground  or leaving your car at Inspiration Point
the night before the race.  It will be towed away and cited.
Parking there  will interfere with the narrow start area of the 10K and could prevent our buses
from parking and  turning around.


10K Shuttle Buses to the Start:

Best Bet: Use the free parking at Harrahs Casino and board your shuttle bus south of the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Or for the 10K only, you may also Park at  TJ Maxx store, (NE corner of Hwy 50 and Hwy 89)
and board a shuttle there. 

From Tahoe City you may board a returning Marathon Bus from the Bank of America parking lot
and be dropped off at the starting line at Inspiration Point.

Or have a friend drop you off at the start and wait for you at the finish line.
Parking near the finish line at Camp Richardson is limited and $10, but convenient.


The Tahoe 10K is sponsored in part by  Riva Grill on the Lake.

Riva Grill is located at the base of Ski Run Blvd on the water.
Call 530-542-2600 for fine lake view dining during  race week.
Stop in before or after the Sunset Pasta Cruise which departs from out front.




 Above Inspiration Point, Emerald Bay
by Jenny Antonucci




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