Lake Tahoe Marathon
Sunday, September 25
Spectator Bus Map
A Spectator bus for your
family and friends to cheer you on and to view the spectacular scenery of Lake
The Spectator Buses are designed for
spectators of the Marathon or the Half Marathon.
Marathoners and spectators will be picked up at the Lake
Tahoe Resort Hotel
Casino Resort and taken to the Tahoe City start. Half Marathoners and
spectators will be picked up at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel or at the “Y” and taken to the
Rubicon start line.
Spectators can ride any runner's bus to the
Tahoe City or Rubicon start lines with their runner. See the
schedule on the back of your runners' race bib for the exact bus schedule.
Remember to pick up your Spectator bus pass at the Expo.
Cost for the Spectator Bus, including the
finish line picnic, is $25 for adults. Children 3-17 is $10 and kids under 3
are free. There is no charge for runners with race numbers going to the start
lines. There will be no refunds.
Spectator buses will make stops along the
course to watch the runners pass by. At each bus stop make sure you clearly
understand the time the bus will leave to move on to the next stop. You
are responsible to be back on the bus before the departure time.
At the last stop spectators will be dropped
off at the front gate of the Pope Beach which is a short 5 minute walk to the
finish line where you can greet your winner and join them for post-race lunch.
Your Spectator pass is your lunch ticket.
After the race, spectators will be able to
join their runner on the runner’s shuttle buses back to your lodging along Hwy
89 or Hwy 50.
Please purchase your spectator bus pass on
line when you register or
Purchase tickets here.
Marathon Spectator Buses
Each marathon spectator bus will have a
specific estimated finish line arrival time -- one at about 11:20am (fast bus)
and one at about 12:25pm (slow bus). You may want to board the bus that will
get you to the finish line before your runner arrives.
The Marathon runner’s buses will drop off
across the street from Commons Beach where the race starts. You can hang
around with your runner before the start, but be sure to board the
spectator buses by 7:50am (10 minutes before the start) when the buses will
promptly depart for the 1.25 mile area to watch the pack come by. This
will be a very photogenic place to watch your runner.
The spectator bus boarding area is in the Bank
of America parking lot about 3 blocks beyond the runner bus drop off point so
allow for a 5 minute walk. Be on board BEFORE 7:50am.
Half Marathon Spectator Buses
The Half Marathon buses leave from the Lake
Tahoe Resort Hotel
and the “Y” and will drop off runners and spectators at the start line.
After the Half Marathon starts spectators will
board the half marathon spectator bus at the top of the hill behind the start
line. This Spectator Bus will make one stop at Emerald Bay for pictures and
then proceed to the finish line in time to see the first finishers.