Cheat Sheet Answers to the most FAQ
Updated March 10, 2014

  1. The LTM is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
  2. Average temperature for September 12-14 is 38 degrees coldest part of night and 68 degrees day time temperature.
  3. Awards are presented at the beach front finish area on the podium.
  4. Numbers are not mailed out. Pick them up at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel on Friday or Saturday
  5. Triple & Trifecta Marathon & Emerald Bay Full & Half pickups are on Thursday before the pasta dinner at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
  6. No penalty for picking up at the start line Friday morning.
  7. Kayak, SUP and  Swimmers pick up at Pope Beach Friday morning.
  8. There is race day registration for the Kayak and Swim on Friday at Pope Beach.
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. Do not let anyone else use your number. It screws up the results, among other things.
  12. No race day registration on Sunday.
  13. 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 Resort Hotel)..
  14. No wrist band needed for other locations.
  15. 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).
  16. No wrist band needed to board at the paid Camp Richardson $10 parking area (across from the Pope Beach finish line)
  17. Also no wrist bands needed to board at the free TJ Maxx parking area at the Y. (H50 & H89 intersection)
  18. The north bound lane from near Spring Creek north of Camp Richardson is closed at 7 a.m. and reopens at noon
  19. The south bound lane is open but with many race related delays.
  20. The Sunday finish line closes at 2:30 p.m. for all races except the Ultra
  21. Race numbers can be picked up at the expo Saturday until 8 PM. (even though the expo closes at 7 PM.)
  22. Your first name will be printed in large font on your scenic race number if registered by August 12  noon..
  23. All events of the Triple Marathon and Trifecta Half Marathon can be entered as an individual event (a la carte).
  24. Race Tech Shirts will be passed out at the expo or the finish line first come on a first come, first serve basis.
  25. Shuttle Bus schedules will be on the back of your race bib.
  26. No confirmations will be sent out. You to the web page and click on the confirmation link.
  27. You must hand your  photo ID verifying your ID and age to pick up your race number.
  28. Pick up your race number  at the Sports & Fitness Expo at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel   Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 9 am to 8 pm,  (located  CA side  of the  state line on the south shore of South Lake Tahoe next to Harrah's Casino..
  29. Event changes can be made at the Expo  for a $10 change fee. Bring your old number to the cashier.
  30. 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.
  31. 98% of our runners come from further than 50 miles.
  32. 98% of our runners are flatlanders.
  33. 99.999% registered on line
  34. 60% of our athletes are female.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37.  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 .
  38. Future Lake Tahoe Marathon dates will be September 10-13, 2015
  39. Our other Marathon is the www.MauiOceanfrontMarathon.com on January 18, 2015 and January 19, 2016.
  40. No refunds are given. Your entry fees help to support local youth scholarships, school teams and clubs. Please don't ask. See Charities.
  41. This event is basically support by your race fees. We have one cash sponsor.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Marathoners may drop off clothes at the 2.1 mile aid station (Sunnyside Resort) and fish for them at the finish line.
  46. There is an optional VIP Gourmet Lrunch at the finish line. $20
  47. If you signed up for the Marathon Walk or 20 Mile  Walk you may run or walk as you please.
  48. The half marathon runners or walkers start together
  49. 10K walkers and runners start together overlooking Emerald Bay
  50. All Sunday events will have warm up bags delivered back to the finish line.
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. Finish Line parking is at Camp Richardson Resort Camp Ground. Parking fee is $10.
  54. The Sunday Rubicon Half Marathon starts at about 9:20 for a couple of reasons:
  55. 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.
     
  56. If you have questions contact the race director email.   Sometime in the middle of the night I will answer most emails.

 

 


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