The 19th
Lake Tahoe Half Marathon
A Sunday morning run you will never forget!
 Sunday, September 14, 2014,  about  9:20 am start from Rubicon
as of October 21, 2013

Going down the Snake

Enter all three half marathons to be in the Trifecta and  the multiply event discount applies automatically



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
On line or call 800-988-9895


Use this address to map start area.

9000 Glen Dr
Homewood, CA 96141

Start is actually on Glen Dr. not far from Rubicon Realty


The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Half Marathon

The race 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  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.




  1. Medals for all finishers,

  2. Race shirts for participants,

  3. Overall awards for winners and masters,

  4. 5 year age division awards.

  5. Top 25 men and women get special Top 25 Wind Shirt

  The Rubicon

 Rubicon Point
by Jenny Antonucci


The Half Marathon shuttle bus leaves from the South Lake Tahoe Transportation Center next to the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel,  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.  Consider staying at our Half Marathon sponsor, the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel  at Lake Tahoe. 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.



You get:

  1. All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal
  2. All finishers get a beautiful long sleeve shirt at the expo or finish line which will be great for you winter training runs
  3. The First  25 men and women to cross the finish line will receive a top 25 award shirt at the finish line that will be
    specially designated as Top 25.
  4. Top 3 in each age group will receive an age group award.
  5. Age Divisions are: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, and up to 70+, 80+
  6. Must have 5 competitors to award 2 awards, 8 or more competitors to have 3 awards
  7. The first man and women overall, and masters(40+) man & women, will receive an overall award.
  8. Medical attention and aid on the course or finish line
  9. Shuttle bus service to the start area and return after the event
  10. Live Music, Hot dogs and drinks at the finish line
  11. Traffic controlled course.




Runner Comment:

Hi Les,

... 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!!!
Dave Palmer
Fairfield, CA


 Jon Paul Gallery

The 5 & 6 mile marks of the Half Marathon


Our other Half Marathon in Maui