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The very 1st 

Snow Shoe Thompson Marathon 
 Monday Oct. 14, 2019

This is a Monday Marathon and is named after the famous mail man who skied the mail over the sierras in the 1800's  from Placerville to Genoa , and is the 4th marathon of the Tahoe Quadzilla. The Hank Monk Marathon starts in Hope Valley surounded by Aspen in full fall color, at the Blue Lakes junction in  CA at 7am and finishes north of  Walley's Hot Springs and close to Genoa, NV. Read about Snow Show Thompson here.

The is going to be a very fast all downhill marathon and should be a great 
Boston qualifier. 7382' down to a finish line of 4724'. That is a 2658' elevation drop.

 

Shuttle buses leave from the South Lake Tahoe Transportation Center (STTC) which is next door to the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, and drops off at the Marathon start line. See the shuttle bus schedule printed on the back of your race number for details. Park your car in the free casino parking area at any of the casinos.

Or stay at Walley's Hot Springs or in Gardenerville, NV. 

Course and elevation map

You will receive:​
  • All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal

  • All finishers get a license plate holder.

  • All registered runners get a beautiful long sleeve technical t-shirt at the expo or finish line, which will be great for you winter training runs. 

  • The first man and women will receive an overall award

  • Medical attention and aid on the course and finish line

  • Shuttle bus service to the start area

  • Ultima Replenisher for on-course and finish line drinks

  • Roving aid stations