Trail runners to tackle Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss |

Trail runners to tackle Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss

Dylan Silver/Tahoe Daily Tribune

Dozens of runners will hit the trail this weekend during a run that boasts some of the best scenery Lake Tahoe has to offer.

The Emerald Trail Bay Run is a 7.5-mile run that starts at Eagle Point, on the east side of Emerald Bay, before circling the spectacular bay to Rubicon Trail and to D. L. Bliss State Park before finishing at Lester Beach on the West Shore.

"Defined by both the incredible beauty of Lake Tahoe and the towering peaks of the High Sierra, Lake Tahoe is one of the world's most famous sporting playgrounds," according to organizers. "The region has an almost endless variety of spectacular mountain biking trails, adventurous hikes and, of course, waterborne activities on the "Big Blue" – Lake Tahoe – one of the largest, deepest and purest alpine lakes on earth."

On-site registration for the run takes place starting at 7 a.m. at Eagle Point Campground, with the race starting at 9 a.m. The first finisher is expected at Lester Beach about 9:45 a.m. with post event festivities starting at 11 a.m. and the event wrapping up at 2 p.m.

The event is part of the Tahoe Trail Running Series, nine events that take place throughout the warmer months at Lake Tahoe and cater to a variety of ability levels.

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If you go

What: Emerald Bay Trail Run

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Where: Eagle Point to Lester Beach

Tickets: Onsite registration is $50 for adults and $30 for youth/seniors


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