Parking for the Lake Tahoe Marathon Events
Ideally you would like to
have a spouse or friend drop you off at the start line. That way you don’t have
to get up so darn early.
The road north from South
Lake Tahoe will be closed at 7AM at the 23-mile mark, which on a map is close to
Spring Creek Road. The 5K Race starts 200 yards south of here. Traffic is open
south bound from Tahoe City except for the race start between 6:50 Am and 7:15
Emerald Bay Marathon & Half Marathon
- Park in Harrah’s or any
other casino parking lot for free
- Board the shuttle bus at
the Stateline Transit Center (STC) to the start lines at Inspiration Point at
- The Nevada Half Marathon
ends at Lakeside Beach. No post race shuttle needed from here. You will finish
3-4 blocks from the Embassy Suites and the Expo.
Kayak, Swim, SUP
- Park at Lakeside Marina
on Lakeshore Blvd or on nearby streets
72 Mile Bike Race
start at Zephyr Cove Lodge
- Park for free before the
race starts at 7 AM.
In Tahoe City for the 35
- Park behind Bank of
America or 64 acre Park
- Race starts on the road
coming out of Commons Beach next to the Fire House.
The Cal Neva Marathon and
Nevada Half Marathon start at the parking lot at the intersection of H28 and
H50. Parking is limited
- Shuttle Bus leaves from
the STC next to Embassy Suites
- No Shuttle for the
Marathon back from Tahoe City.
- There is a $5 shuttle bus
back from Incline Village to STC for the Nevada Half Marathon.
- Best to have a support
person pick you up and go out to lunch in Incline Village.
Sunday’s Shorter Races
The 5K, 10K, Half Marathon,
and 20 Miler:
Use the free Parking at the
“Y”, which is the intersection of H50 & H28, in the TJ Maxx marking lot. Or park
behind the post office, which is across the street, or on the side streets
nearby. This area is two miles from the finish line. Post race shuttle bus will
bring you back from the finish line from the front of Pope Beach. Don’t park in
front of someone business.
Can also park at The Eagles
Nest Campground across the street from the Pope Beach Finish line. Parking there
is $10. Shuttle Bus pick-up point is at the front entrance of Pope Beach.
The Sunday Marathon
Park your car for free at
one of the Casino parking lots. Catch your shuttle bus at the STC. The Marathon
only buses go around the east side of Lake Tahoe and do not travel up the
racecourse before the race.
The Half Marathon is the
only race with two major loading points.
The STC or the Y.
See above for the STC.
The other pick up location
is at the “Y”, which is the intersection of H50 & H28, in the TJ Maxx parking
lot or across the street behind the Tahoe Valley Post Office, or park on the
side streets nearby. This area is two miles from the finish line. Post race
shuttle bus will bring you back from the finish line from the front of Pope
You can also pay $10 to park
at The Eagles Nest Campground across the street from the Pope Beach Finish line.
The Shuttle Bus pick up point is at the front entrance of Pope Beach. The
Marathon buses do not pick up here.
As a condition to our use permit, the Forest
Service requires the Marathon and other special events to cordon off and post no
parking signs along Hwy 89. The CHP will ticket violators. Please take the free
shuttles or use pay parking at the approved Camp Richardson Campgrounds.
Dogs are not allowed
into the Pope Beach Finish area, nor are they allowed on the race course.
Please do not park on any vegetation at any time.