Cheat Sheet Answers to
the most FAQ
Updated September 23, 2013
confused: Thursday's Triple and Trifecta dinner is at the Horizon, the Expo is
at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel on Friday and Saturday
Average temperature for September 26-29 is 37 degrees
coldest part of night and 66 degrees day time temperature.
Awards are presented at the beach front finish area
on the podium.
Numbers are not mailed out. Pick them up
at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel on Friday or Saturday
Triple & Trifecta Marathon & Emerald Bay Full & Half
pickups are on Thursday before the buffet dinner at the Horizon Hotel
- No penalty for picking up at the start
line Friday morning.
Kayak, SUP and Swimmers pick up at Lakeside
There is race day registration for the Kayak and
Swim on Friday at Lakeside Beach.
Sunday start line number pick ups will incur a bottle of
wine, 6 pack of beer
or $10 convenience fee payable at time of pick up. (for our volunteer party)
No one else will be allowed to pick up your race
number without a Xerox copy of your photo ID and $10 contribution to the
volunteer party. (Or beer or wine)
Do not let anyone else use your number. It screws up
the results, among other things.
No race day registration on Sunday.
You need to have a race number and wrist band to the
board the shuttle buses from the So Tahoe Transit Center (next to the Lake Tahoe
No wrist band needed for other locations.
You need to reserve a seat at the
expo for all buses that leave from next to the Lake
Tahoe Resort Hotel at the STC (Stateline Transit Center).
- No wrist band needed to board at the
paid Camp Richardson $10 parking area (across from the Pope Beach finish
- Also no wrist bands needed to board at
the free TJ Maxx parking area at the Y. (H50 & H89 intersection)
The north bound lane from near Spring Creek north of
Camp Richardson is closed at 7 a.m. and reopens at noon
The south bound lane is open but with many race related
The Sunday finish line closes at 2:30 p.m. for all races
except the Ultra
Race numbers can be picked up at the expo Saturday
until 8:30 PM. (even though the expo closes at 7 PM.)
Your first name will be printed in large font on
your scenic race number if registered by September 6 by noon..
All events of the Triathlon and Trifecta can be entered as
an individual event (a la carte).
Race Tech Shirts will be passed out at the expo or
the finish line first come on a first come, first serve basis.
Shuttle Bus schedules will be on the back of your
No confirmations will be sent out. Confirm your entry
by clicking on
Confirm your registration here.
You must hand your photo ID
verifying your ID and age to pick up your race number.
Pick up your race number at the
Sports & Fitness Expo at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 9 am to 7:30 pm, (located CA side of the state line on the south
shore of South Lake Tahoe next to Harrah's Casino..
Event changes can be made at the Expo for a
$10 change fee. Bring your old number to the cashier.
Your race bibs are like an air line ticket. No
refunds, no transfers, roll over only with a medical excuse for your self, your
need your photo ID to pick it up at the expo or start line.
98% of our runners come from further than 50 miles.
98% of our runners are flatlanders.
99.999% registered on line
60% of our athletes are female.
It takes 5 to 6 weeks for your body to create
enough new red blood cells to become a "local", fully acclimatized to the altitude.
A 3 hour marathon runner will run the Tahoe
Marathon 6 minutes
slower than at sea level marathon with similar terrain and 12 minutes slower
for a 4 hour marathoner.
Aid stations are
located at: 2.5, 4.5, 6.4, 6.8, 8.5, 9.6, 11.0, 11.4, 13.6, 14.9,
15.3, 16.2,16.9, 17.1, 18.1, 19, 20, 21.7, 22.9, 24, 24.6 and 25.2. All will
serve water, most will serve Ultima Replenisher, and snacks .
Future Lake Tahoe Marathon dates will be
September 26-28, 2014
Marathon is the
www.MauiOceanfrontMarathon.com on January 19, 2014.
No refunds are given. Your entry fees help to support local youth scholarships, school teams and clubs. Please
don't ask. See Charities.
This event is basically support by your race fees.
We have one cash sponsor.
Yes, there will be shuttle buses
from the Pope Beach finish back to Stateline and the Lake Tahoe Resort
Hotel with stops along the way.
A Pre Race shuttle bus leaves from Tahoe City
from in front of the Tahoe Mt. Brewing Company across from Commons Beach to the Half Marathon and 10K start lines.
The post race buses return to Tahoe
City at: see shuttle bus line elsewhere. Park your car at Camp Richardson
and take the shuttle to the start if you will finish after these times.
Marathoners may drop off clothes at the 2.1 mile
aid station (Sunnyside Resort) and fish for them at the finish line.
There is an optional
Gourmet Brunch at the finish line. $20
If you signed up for the Marathon Walk or 20 Mile Walk you may run or walk
The half marathon runners or walkers start
10K walkers and runners start together overlooking
All Sunday events will have warm up bags delivered
back to the
The post event shuttle will leave frequently from in
front of the finish area and will drop runners off along Hwy 50 at the
closest point to your housing on the way back to the Expo
There is a special shuttle bus that will go
between the free parking at the Y parking area across from the Tahoe Valley Post
Office to the entrance of Pope Beach for
the duration of the Marathon.
Finish Line parking is at Camp Richardson Resort
Camp Ground. Parking fee is $10.
- The Sunday Rubincon Half Marathon starts at
9:20 for a
couple of reasons:
- 1) We wait until 30-40 of the first
marathoners go by the Half Marathon start. That way at the finish line, they are
not buried in hundreds of Half Marathoners. In other words when they cross the
finish line, it will be exciting.
2). The Half Marathon start area is in the shadows and can be very cold early in
the morning. No need to start early on our course and freeze in the early
morning starting line shadows.
- If you have questions
contact the race director
Sometime in the middle of the
night I will answer most emails.