Lake Tahoe Marathon schedule of events

Staff report
Julie Sullivan / Tahoe Daily Tribune / Swimmers take off to begin their swim at Zephyr Cove during the Tahoe Marathon last year.

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Marathon. Register now online at Participants can also register the day of the event. Costs per event are on the Web site.

Tahoe a la carte marathons

Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29

Thursday, 7 a.m. Thursday a la carte marathon run an extra or individual marathon with triple marathon runners on Thursday.

Friday, 7:45 a.m. Friday a la carte Marathon. Run an individual marathon with the triple marathon runners on Friday.

Tahoe Triple Marathon

Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 28-30

Thursday-Saturday, 7 a.m. 7:45 a.m., 8:30 a.m. Run three different marathons in three days around Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Super Triple

Thursday through Saturday

7 a.m. 7:45 a.m., 12:01 a.m. Marathon 1 on Thursday, Marathon 2 on Friday, 72 mile ultra on Saturday

Optional Friday Fun

Friday, Sept. 29

1 p.m. Around the Lake and Course Tour Information.

5:15 p.m. Sunset Pasta Cruise to Emerald Bay.

Individual Running Events

Saturday, 12:01 a.m. The 72 Mile Tahoe Ultra Run the last 26.2 with the Marathon Aid Stations, 16 hour time limit.

Saturday, 8 a.m. 20 mile power walk or training run, Homewood to Pope Beach.

Saturday, 8 a.m. Marathon Elite Women, only who wish to compete for the cash purse.

Saturday, 8:28 a.m. Wheel Chair or Hand Crank Marathon for disabled athletes.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. The Marathon Jog, Walk.

Saturday 10:30 a.m. Half Marathon Jog or Walk: For runners, joggers and walkers, one start.

Saturday, 11 a.m. 10K Run, Jog and Recreational Walkers.


Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Marathon 2-person relay.

Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Marathon 5-person relay.

Three-Day Triathlon

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Enter now at

Regatta Events

Thursday, 8:15 a.m. Kayak, Peddle Kayak, Scull, Canoe, Outrigger, and Custom boats: 5 miles recreational, non-competitive, finishers medal and wind shirt, lunch included. Timber Cove to Zephyr Cove

Thursday, 8:15 a.m. Kayak only: 10 mile competitive Timber Cove to Zephyr Cove via Cave Rock. This is part of the 3-Day Triathlon.

Thursday, 8 :15 a.m. 10-mile Peddle Kayak, Canoe, Scull, Outrigger. Not part of Triathlon. May win fastest on the Lake Title.

Thursday, 8:15 a.m. 10 Mile Exhibition Boat. Custom boats can compete with all Kayaks, Peddle-paddle boats, etc. for the title of fastest on the Lake.

Thursday, 8:15 a.m. 2-person Kayak-Scull-Canoe only event.

Swim Event

Thursday, 11 a.m. 1-mile swim starting and finishing at Zephyr Cove Lodge Beach.

Friday Bike Events

7 a.m. Bike only: 72 mile race around Tahoe, Zephyr Cove to Zephyr Cove clockwise.

7 a.m. Bike only: 72 mile tandem bike around Tahoe, Zephyr Cove to Zephyr Cove clockwise.

9 a.m. Bike only: 35 miles from Tahoe City to Zephyr Cove.

9 a.m. Bike only: 35 miles tandem bike from Tahoe City To Zephyr Cove.

Optional Saturday Fun

Saturday, Sept. 30

8:30 a.m. Spectator bus ride to the start line with your runner and then ride the spectator bus down the course making several stops to cheer.

At the finish line: Gourmet Finish Line Brunch, optional finish line feast with wine, salmon, etc. Cost: $16.

Sunday’s Events

Sunday, Oct. 1

9:30 a.m. 5K start and finish at Pope Beach with a run through Valhalla Historical Estates and the lake front.

11 a.m. Optimist Kids Fun Runs on Sunday, Oct. 1 are free. Various distances from toddlers to middle school age 12. All kids receive a medal, hotdog, drink and lots of high fives. Races and registration at Pope Beach. Pope Beach is the Marathon finish area. Pleas pre-register online at to have kids names preprinted on race souvenir. Bring your camera.

Race Day Registration and Race Number Pickup

Race Day registration for Saturday events is at the Horizon Resort Casino, same place as the Expo. There will also be registration for the Marathon and Marathon Relays at the Commons Beach start line in Tahoe City. If you miss the expo, you may pick up your race number at the start line. Bring your picture ID. NO EXCEPTIONS. Get a bus pass at the Horizon registration to get to the start areas.

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