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Power walk joins list of L.T. Marathon events

LTM and Tribune reports

Running, cycling, kayaking are all part of the Lake Tahoe Marathon, so why not walking?

Less than three weeks away from the 10th annual Lake Tahoe Marathon, race director Les Wright has added a 20-mile power walk from the West Shore to South Lake Tahoe.

“We expect the 20-mile power walk to become as popular as our half-marathon, which usually sells out,” Wright said. “We’re looking forward to hosting hundreds of professional and recreation walkers and introducing them to the spectacular Lake Tahoe scenery.”

The noncompetitive 20-mile power walk is Oct. 8 at 8:30 a.m. and starts at Homewood Mountain Resort (six miles south of Tahoe City) and continues to the regular finish line at South Lake Tahoe’s Pope Beach. The event is designed for power walkers, but runners can use it as a long training run for future marathon events. There are finishers’ medals and timed results, but no competitive awards. The event has a 7.5-hour time limit.

Registration fees for the 20-mile power walk are $90 per person. Fees for other events vary.

The Lake Tahoe Marathon event, coined “A Saturday morning run you’ll never forget,” is set for Oct. 8 and starts at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach on the North Shore. The half-marathon and 10K events, scheduled for the same date, are also held on the West Shore with the half marathon beginning at Rubicon Bay and the 10K staring at Emerald Bay’s Inspiration Point. The Lake Tahoe Three-Day Triathlon begins Oct. 6 and features kayaking, cycling and running.

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In addition, there is a 72-and 35-mile bike races Oct. 7 and the fifth annual Tahoe Triple on Oct. 6. For short distance runners, a 5K Race is scheduled for Oct. 9 at Valhalla Historic Estates in South Lake Tahoe with a free kids’ fun run will follow.

For more information, call 530-544-7095 or visit the Lake Tahoe Marathon website at http://www.laketahoemarathon.com.