Lake Tahoe Half Marathon
A Sunday morning run you will never forget!
Sunday, September 29, 2013, about 9:20 am start from Rubicon
as of November 28, 2012
Enter all three half marathons to be in the
and the multiply event discount applies automatically
If you entered one Half Marathon you can come back later and upgrade by paying the difference.
The Half Marathon is sponsored in
part by the Embassy Suites & Riva
Embassy Suites is offering special rates to runners. $139 week days & $149 week ends. Use promo code LTM.
Use this address to map start
The Embassy Suites Half Marathon Run-Jog-Walk starts about 9:20 a.m. and is timed to start after the first 40 or so marathoners go by. It starts south of Meeks Bay on Glen Street, half way down the Marathon course, just across the street and up the hill from Rubicon Realty. The course rolls downhill for the first 2 miles before starting a challenging climb of 520’ over 1.55 miles up the "Hill from Hell", then 1.3 miles of rolling terrain, then down 200’ over 9/10th miles crossing over Eagle Falls, and back up 200’ over 9/10th miles to the 20 mile mark at Inspiration Point. The spectacular 20 mile mark or 7 mile Half Marathon mark 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 last 6.2 miles are all down hill and beautiful picking up the bike trail for the last 3.5 miles to the finish going over Taylor Creek Bridge and the spawning fire cracker red Kokanee salmon, through the Pope and Valhalla Historical Estates along the waters edge, by Camp Richardson and finishing at Pope Beach where the cold water's of Tahoe await your tired feet. A cold beer and a hot dog, a finishers medal and wind shirt await you as well. There are aid stations every mile for the Half Marathon and 10K. Check the back of your race number for the shuttle bus schedule.
by Jenny Antonucci
The Half Marathon shuttle bus leaves from the South Lake Tahoe Transportation Center next to the Embassy Suites, and there is a shuttle leaving from Tahoe City. Check the back of your race number for time. It leaves from near the Bank of America Building. Tahoe City residents or guests should park at 60 Acre Park just south of Fanny Bridge and walk over to the Bank of America parking lot to catch the shuttle to the Half Marathon start line.
The best way for Tahoe City-Truckee-North Tahoe residents is to have some one drop you off at the Half Marathon start area by Rubicon Realty and meet you at the finish. Or carefully park on a side street other than Glen Drive (the race course) and after the race take the post race shuttle back to the start area and pick up your vehicle.
South Lake Tahoe visitors or residents may catch a shuttle bus to the Half Marathon start line from the old Millers Outpost at the "Y" in South Lake Tahoe (intersection of HWY 50 & HWY 89). Check your race bib for shuttle bus times.
Entries are limited to 1000. Is is about 150 yards from the Expo and main shuttle bus departure point to the start line. Call 800-988-9820 for reservations and mentions the marathon.
The finish line clock is turned off at 3:30 PM. Or a 5 hour time limit.
All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal
... I just wanted to let you know directly that
the race was great. I raced the half marathon for the fourth time now, and
had an awesome time -- what a beautiful run!!! For the second year now, I
camped at Fallen Leaf campground before the race; it works out really
well, being so close to the shuttle / finish line. As expected, the course
was spectacularly beautiful and the organization was superb. Thanks.
Keep up the great work!!!
Jon Paul Gallery
The 5 & 6 mile marks of the Half Marathon
Our other Half Marathon in Maui