Lake Tahoe Marathon shuttle bus schedule |

Lake Tahoe Marathon shuttle bus schedule

Competing in his first kayak race, Marty Kotis paddles to Zephyr Cove in the 9-mile race last year. / Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune

20 Mile Power Walk/Run

Horizon Pickup: 6:30 a.m.

Race Start: 8 a.m.

Marathon elite women

Horizon Pickup: 6:30 a.m.

Race Start: 8 a.m.

Marathon men and women

Horizon Pickup: 6:40 a.m.

Race Start: 8:30 a.m.

Half Marathon

Tahoe City Pickup: 8:20 a.m.

Horizon Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

Race Start: 10:30 a.m.


Tahoe City Pickup: 8:20 a.m.

Horizon Pickup: 9:30 a.m.

Miller’s Outpost Pickup: 10 a.m.

Race Start: 11 a.m.

The race course will be closed to northbound traffic at the 23 mile mark at Spring Creek at 7 a.m sharp.

Be early. Buses will start at the Horizon Casino Resort outside the North ramp doors in the parking lot behind the Expo ballrooms. Marathon buses will go around the east side of the lake (skipping Camp Richardson). All other event buses will go up the race course. Parking is free at the casinos and Miller’s Outpost on Highway 89 but $10 at the finish area. Only the 10K runners will be picked up from either location.

Shuttles from Tahoe City to the Half Marathon & 10K start lines are not as convenient because of the early departure time. It’s best to drive to the Horizon and take the shuttle back to the start line and drive back to Tahoe City after the race; or be dropped off at the start by friends; or park on a side street near the Half Marathon start and take the post event bus (ask the driver to let you off near Rubicon Realty). There is no place to park at the 10K start area.

Note: A few Marathon buses returning from Tahoe City to South Lake Tahoe in the morning will pick up runners at the Bank of America in Tahoe City (park in 60-Acre parking lot and walk over to BOA) and transport them to the Half Marathon and 10K starts. The last bus will leave the bank at 8:20 a.m. sharp for the 10K and Half Marathon.

Post-Race Buses will return runners along Highway 50 from the finish line to the Horizon and to Zephyr Cove Lodge at regular intervals starting about 11:30 a.m. and ending at 3:45 p.m.

Board the bus across the street from the entrance to Pope Beach. Return buses to Tahoe City will leave from outside Pope Beach at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Plan ahead if you will not finish in time to catch these last shuttles. Timing stops at 4 p.m.

Spectators may purchase a bus pass at the Expo at the Horizon and ride to the start line with runners and then ride the Spectator Bus back to Pope Beach with 4 stops along the course to cheer and take pictures. At the finish line only, spectators and friends may take a free shuttle bus from the bus stop on the side of the League to Save Lake Tahoe office near Miller’s Outpost (Highway. 89) to the finish at Pope Beach.

Parking is limited near Pope Beach and costs $10 to encourage use of free transportation and to keep our event green. The Forest Service, as a condition for the Marathon to use Pope Beach for the finish, will mark off all roadside parking along Highway 89 and have the CHP ticket cars parked in these posted areas. The campground parking lot adjacent to the Pope Beach finish is limited to 300 cars and is very convenient but has the $10 fee.

The alternative for spectators is to park for free at the Miller’s Outpost shopping area and take the free shuttle buses to the Pope Beach finish.

Special awards:

All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. All participants will receive a long sleeve wind shirt. Marathon runners or walkers will also receive a finisher’s license plate holder.

The first 25 Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 10K men & women will receive top 25 finisher’s shirts.

Awards will be presented in the Horizon Casino Resort ballroom at 5:30 p.m. for the top 3 by age group, overall open and master awards and special awards for oldest and farthest traveler.

Relay teams:

Use your own vehicle. Drop off your starter and be south of Tahoe City before 8:15 or you will not be at the first relay exchange zone in time.

Last runner may want to take the 10K or Half Marathon bus to the last relay exchange zone. Some slower teams have had trouble getting there in time. Refer to your Relay Instructions. The 2-person relay exchange is at Rubicon Realty.

Please thank your volunteers who make this event possible, and we thank you for coming. Race Results at or in the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Next year’s Marathon will be Sat., Sept. 29, 2007.

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