Lake Tahoe Marathon week kicks off Wednesday
A week of biking, golf, triathlon and running related events kicks off this week and culminates with the Lake Tahoe Marathon Sunday.
The race director’s fun run is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, beginning at Cold Creek Trail. Another fun run will be held at 5 p.m. Meet at Camp Richardson Lodge for a 3-4 mile jog around historic lakefront mansions, along the edge of Eagle Marsh and maybe up to Fallen Leaf Lake.
Speed golf will take place Thursday at the Tahoe Paradise Golf Course, 3021 Highway 50. The course is 4,000 yards. Start time is 9 a.m. before the golf-only guests tee off. Participants run the 18-hole course, a distance of approximately 4K, carrying three golf clubs of their choice. Their overall score is a combination of the stroke plus run time.
For those that would rather paddle than swing, the Lake Tahoe Marathon is also offering five or 10-mile kayak competitions (also scull, outriggers and canoes) Friday at the Lakeside Beach & Marina at Stateline. For the second year, race week will also have an event for stand-up paddle boarders with awards and windshirts.
Runners and walkers have a host of events to choose from during the week, including the Sunday marathon that winds from the West Shore in Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe’s Pope Beach for a post-run bash; a 20-mile run and walk; 10K; 5K; a three-day triathlon; marathon relays; half marathon; 35 and 72-mile bike races; free kids’ fun run, as well as a handful of ultra races, including the Tahoe Triple (three consecutive marathons in three days) and the Tahoe Double Dare (two back-to-back 72-mile races around the lake in opposite directions). Fees vary.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.laketahoemarathon.com or call 530-544-7095.