Optional fun events for runners and family
The Optimist Kids Pumpkin Fun Runs are Sunday and come with a free Pumpkin, hotdog, drink and personalized race bib. ALL FOR FREE!!
See our full time line and Calendar of Events
Discounts for kids under 18
Youth 17 and under will receive a 20% Discount automatically. No code needed. It will be a long weekend you, your family and your friends will never forget!
We have a 7-hour time limit for the Marathon and 8-hour limit for the earlier starting Marathon Walk. (The slowest recorded walkers time for the LTM is 8:40.) Except for the Ultra runners, official timing ends at 3 PM on Sunday.
Lake Tahoe Marathon is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization benefiting Lake Tahoe youth teams, college scholarships and community projects.
Free photos for all athletes are included in your race fee from Captivating Photography.
NOTE THAT OUR MAPS AND COURSE SIGNS SHOW "MILES TO GO"
About the Lake Tahoe Marathon
Welcome to 3 days of running and fun. We have something for your whole family, club or group of friends at one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. Our competitors range from toddlers to octogenarians, and our venues are breathtakingly beautiful.
Our Mission Statement & Goals
To provide a beautiful venue for our local and visiting athletes.
To provide a positive economic impact to Lake Tahoe.
To encourage people to take up exercise and other activities as a life style.
To provide a healthy, wholesome event for visitors to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe.
To bring athletes together and enjoy the camaraderie that is created.
To reward the local clubs, schools, youth teams & charities for their support.
To provide scholarships for college & high school students who volunteered at the LTM.
To generate a spirit of community involvement and volunteerism.
To promote and publicize the Lake Tahoe Marathon Week and events.
Multiply Events and Three Days of Fun You will Never Forget!
While various events run all week long, the Lake Tahoe Marathon itself starts Sunday in Homewood and finishes on Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe. On Friday and Saturday, you can run two other marathons or half marathons each day; the Nevada Half Marathon & the Lakeside Marathon on Friday, and the Cal-Neva Marathon & Carnelian Bay Half Marathon on Saturday. Run them a la carte or with the Tahoe Triple Marathoners or Tahoe Trifecta Half Marathoners.
Our three half marathons are downhill races!
If you are tough enough, try our 72 Mile Midnight Express Ultra Marathon, or our 3-Day Tahoe Triple Marathon. The Tahoe 72 Mile Ultra is one lap around Lake Tahoe starting at 9 PM and finishing with the regular marathon, while the Tahoe Triple will measure your heart and desire with 3 different marathons in 3 days run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and covering the whole lake and 2 states. Are you tough enough?
And if you are one of the toughest people in the world try our SUPER TRIPLE MARATHON, which is the first two marathons of the Triple, then instead of going to bed on Saturday, running the 72 mile Midnight Express. We also offer the Tahoe Double Dare (2 x 72.2), the Tahoe Triple Dare (3 x 72.2) or the Quadzilla Dare (4 x 72.2 on a request basis, for those hearty runners, with each 72.2 mile ultra marathon lapping the entire lake.
With the exception of the Super Hero 5K Pumpkin Run-Walk and the Edgewood 10K races, all the runs are point-to-point and scenic from start to finish. The Sunday Lake Tahoe Marathon, and Half are run along the west shore of Lake Tahoe and include challenging hills around spectacular Emerald Bay. The Emerald Bay Half Marathon begins at Inspiration Point overlooking Emerald Bay, with a very scenic 99% downhill run. The beauty of Lake Tahoe will take your breath away!
Finishers medals are given to all finishers of all races at the finish lines, and finishers shirts.