Cheat Sheet Answers to
the most FAQ
Updated September 15, 2012
Average temperature for September 28-30 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 Embassy Suites Expo on Friday or Saturday
Triple & Trifecta Marathon & Half pickups are on Thursday before the
Kayak, SUP and Swimmers pick up at the venue Friday
No Race Day registration on Sunday.
There is race day registration for the Kayak and
Swim on Friday at Lakeside Beach.
Start line number pick ups will incur a bottle of
wine or 6 pack of beer
convenience fee payable at time of pick up. (read volunteer party)
Must show your photo ID to pick up your race number.
Do not let anyone else you your number. It screws up
the results among other things.
You need to have a race number to the
board the shuttle buses.
You need to reserve a seat at the
expo for the Half Marathon Bus that leaves from next
to the Embassy Suites at the STC (Stateline Transit Center).
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 race related
The finish line closes at 2:30 p.m. for all races
except the Ultra
Runners who wish to use the shuttle buses must show
their race bib and shuttle bus ticket.
Bus tickets will be given at the expo for the
Marathon and the Half Marathon when you
designate your bus pick up location for race morning.
Race numbers can be picked up at the expo Saturday
until 8:30 PM.
Your first name will be printed in large font on
your scenic race number if registered by September 10.
All events of the Triathlon 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. But we will try to
have your size available at the expo. Late registered runners will draw from the
unreserved stash. If your size does not fit, you may exchange your shirt from the late registration stash if your size is available there.
Shuttle Bus schedules will be on the back of your
No confirmations will be sent out. Confirm your entry
by clicking on
You must hand your photo ID
verifying your ID and age to pick up your race number.
No one else will be allowed to pick up your race
Pick up your race number at the
& Fitness Expo at the Embassy Suites Saturday 9 am to 7:30 pm, Sept. 29th. (located 400 yards East of the state line on the south
shore Lake Tahoe.
Event changes can be made at the Expo for a
$10 change fee.
98% of our runners come from further than 50 miles.
98% of our runners are flatlanders.
99.999% registered on line in 2012
60% of runners 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, and snacks .
Future Lake Tahoe Marathon dates will be
October 11-13, 2013
Marathon is the
www.MauiOeanfrontMarathon.com on January 20, 2013.
No refunds are given. Your
entries 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 fee's.
We have one cash sponsors.
Yes, there will be shuttle buses from the Pope
Beach finish back to the Embassy Suites 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 Half Marathon Run 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.