Runners give to the Tahoe Rim |

Runners give to the Tahoe Rim

Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily TribuneSara Holm, program coordinator for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, accepts a $2,500 donation for the association from funds raised at the Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50M Ultra Marathon. Presenting the check is Dave Cotter, president of the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club and co-race director for the new event.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association recently received a $2,500 donation from the Rim Trail 50K/50M Ultra Marathon that took place this past summer.

“I am so pleased to give this donation to the TRTA to help preserve this spectacular trail,” said David Cotter, president of the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club and co-race director for the new event.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association partnered with the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club of Lake Tahoe and the Sagebrush Stompers Running Club of Carson City this past summer to offer the first Tahoe Rim Trail 50-Kilometer (31 miles) and 50-mile Trail Ultra Marathon event. On July 21,188 ultra runners who had traveled to Lake Tahoe from across the United States and Canada participated in the inaugural event. The Ultra Marathon course was run on the Tahoe Rim Trail between Spooner Lake State Park and the Mount Rose Highway and other dirt roads and trails on National Forest and Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park lands. Many of the competitors remarked after the event that the course was one of the more difficult and definitely the most beautiful Ultra Marathon course they’d ever run and many said they would definitely be back.

The Tahoe Mountain Milers and Sagebrush Stompers have made a like donation to the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park trails maintenance program.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 150-mile loop trail that follows the ridgetops of the Lake Tahoe Basin. It is a multi-use trail built for the enjoyment of hikers, runners, equestrians, and in most areas, mountain bikers. The association will now focus on preservation of the entire rim trail system for future generations. For more information about a membership with the organization or volunteering call (775) 588-0686.

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