Emerald Bay Half Marathon
Friday morning downhill run  you will never forget!
 October 11, 2015,  7 am start at Emerald Bay
as of
Dec 1, 2014

Going down the Snake


The Half Marathon is sponsored in part by the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel & Riva Grill.
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is offering special rates to runners.  Use promo code

The  Emerald Bay Half Marathon

  • Starts with the Emerald Bay Marathoners and Tahoe Triple Marathoners.
  •  It  starts at the top of Emerald Bay where the 10K will start on Sunday. 
  • This spectacular start 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 most beautiful run you ever do.
  • The first 3 miles are all down hill or flat and beautiful, on the road or bike path running over Taylor Creek and through Historical Valhalla and Camp Richardson.
  • The final 6 miles are flat and end near Lakeside Beach where the Kayak and Swims events are taking place.
  • Your custom Emerald Bay Half Marathon finishers medal will be awarded there.
  • Pick up your race number Thursday night at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel starting at 4PM
  • Shuttle Bus leaves from South Tahoe Transportation Center next to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
  •  to Emerald Bay start line
  • No need for post race shuttle bus because you finish 5 or so blocks from the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
  • Park your car in any casino parking lot. Parking is free there.
  • Map of the Emerald Bay Half Marathon (use your scroll bars when you get there)


The 3-Day Trifecta and the Emerald Bay Half is part of the California Half Series. Get credit for 3 half marathons in the California Half Series. Down load the app for your smart phone.




 Rubicon Point
by Jenny Antonucci


 Consider staying at our Half Marathon sponsor and our Race Headquarters, the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel  at Lake Tahoe.  Call 800-988-9820 for reservations and mentions the marathon. The finish line of the the Emerald Bay Half Marathon is Lakeshore Blvd next to the beach and about 5 blocks from the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. The Holiday Inn Express is also nearby.


You get:

All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal
All finishers get a beautiful long sleeve tech shirt at the expo  which will be great for you winter training runs

Shuttle bus service to the start area
The finish is just 5 blocks from the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel.
Snack credit coupon will be given for finish line snacks at Lakeside Grill.




 Jon Paul Gallery

The start of the  Half Marathon

Our other Half Marathon on Maui