Rock Tahoe Half Marathon returns to the South Shore |

Rock Tahoe Half Marathon returns to the South Shore

The 2016 Rock Tahoe Half Marathon festivities begin Friday, June 17, with a Pre-Race Expo at Hard Rock Hotel at 2 p.m. Walkers and runners begin the race on Saturday, June 18, at 7 and 8 a.m., respectively.
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If you go

What: Rock Tahoe Half Marathon

When: Saturday, June 18

Where: Spooner Summit to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

Tickets: Sold out. Free to spectate


Hundreds of runners will soak in views of Lake Tahoe during a half marathon from Spooner Summit to the state line this weekend.

The second annual Rock Tahoe Half Marathon returns to the South Shore Saturday morning, June 18.

“The 13.1-mile course will take you from Spooner Summit (Hwy. 28 and Hwy. 50) south along the beautiful east shoreline of Lake Tahoe,” according to race organizers. “There is no shortage of amazing scenery as you pass Logan Shoals, run through Cave Rock and weave along the bike path through historic Round Hill Pines, Nevada Beach and Rabe Meadow. To cap off the awesomeness of the course, we will be throwing a finish line party like no other!”

Runners will depart from Spooner Summit at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and the course will be cleared of runners by 11 a.m. The finish line of the half marathon will be in the back parking lot of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. The event is sold out for runners, but spectating is free, although viewing areas are limited.

“If you have friends/family that want to watch the start, there is limited parking on the northeast corner of Hwy. 50 and Hwy. 28. Spectators cannot ride the shuttle,” according to organizers. “There is one lane of the southbound highway that is open, so spectators will be able to drive back to South Lake Tahoe. Spectators will not be allowed to stop on the race course.”

More information is available at

— Lake Tahoe Action

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