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Lake Tahoe Marathon weekend to slightly impact roads, limit access to Emerald Bay on Sunday morning

Runners make their way along the side of the road during last year’s Lake Tahoe Marathon weekend. The event is returning for a 21st edition beginning Friday, Oct. 7, and will have minimal traffic effects in Tahoe during the three days.
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The 21st annual Lake Tahoe Marathon weekend will return to Tahoe for three days beginning Friday, Oct. 7. The latest edition of the event features 12 races, headlined by the title race Sunday morning, Oct. 9.

From event organizers, here are the road impacts in the around Lake Tahoe during the three days:

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

There will be runners on the shoulder of the road between South Lake Tahoe and Incline Village, but no traffic disruptions. One westbound lane of Cave Rock will be coned off for runners between 8-9:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

There will be runners on the shoulder of the road or bike paths from Sand Harbor to just south of Homewood on Highway 89 at Meadow Road. The Cal-Neva Marathon will run 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Carnelian Bay Half Marathon will start from Waterman’s Landing at 9 a.m. and finish at 1 p.m. The runners mostly will be coming through Tahoe City between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Just south of Homewood, there will be a detour onto McKinney Road between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to create a safe finish area for the runners.

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

Lake Tahoe Marathon, Emerald Bay Half Marathon and other races will run between Homewood and South Lake Tahoe between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The McKinney Road detour just south of Homewood will again be in effect from 6:30 a.m. until just after 8 a.m. Inspiration Point at Emerald Bay will be closed to southbound traffic from 9:15-10:30 a.m. for the start of the Emerald Bay Half Marathon — those planning to visit Emerald Bay should do so after 11 a.m.

Northbound Traffic on Highway 89 will be closed near Spring Creek between 7-11 a.m. In South Lake Tahoe, the course will use bike paths, streets, bike paths and back streets in Tahoe Keys, along with Highway 50 sidewalks in the Stateline area.


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