Trail Runs

The 2015 Tahoe Trail Running Series offers a variety of running events designed for levels of athlete. Below is a description of each.

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Truckee Running Festival, June 6th, 2015

Truckee Runnning FestivalBring the whole family out for a beautiful morning of trail running along the beautiful Truckee River. The race starts and finishes at the Riverview Sports Park in Truckee. Try a 5K or 10K along the Legacy Trail or a Half Marathon featuring the scenic trails and single track of Waddle Ranch. Shorter kid’s races are scheduled throughout the morning.


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Squaw Valley Half Marathon June 14th, 2015

run-truckeeriverThis is great course featuring epic valley and peak views and the Truckee River corridor. Start and Finish in the Village At Squaw Valley.

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Burton Creek Trail Run – June 21st, 2015

Burton Creek Trail Run

6K, 12K, Half Marathon and 50K Distances available. The Burton Creek Trail Run takes place on a beautiful, fun and challenging trail system within Burton Creek State Park.

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Run to Squaw, June 28th, 2015

The course distance is approximately 7.88 miles. The run is held on the Truckee River Trail, which is paved. The start is at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. This race is open to individuals and to teams of 5 or more. For teams of 5 or more we will take the best five times of the team.

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Run to the Beach, July 4th, 2015

The Run to the Beach 5K or 10K starts in the North Tahoe Regional Park. From the park runners have the option of a 5K or 10K course leading them through native pine forest and scenic single track down to the finish on the Beach at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.

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Northstar Mountain Run, August 9, 2015

Northstar Mountain Run

Join us for this 10.2K mountain run starting at the Village at Northstar California Resort. The course ascends single track and double track, offering scenic views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra wildflower fields and Waddle Ranch. Runners will be challenged with gradual climbs until they reach the finish. The run starts at 6,330-feet and ends at 8,410-feet.

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Big Blue 5K & 10K Trail Run, August 15, 2015

This classic trail run occurs on the same day as the XTERRA Lake Tahoe off-road triathlon in Incline Village. Hit the dirt, looping a beautiful trail system throughout Incline Village, NV featuring tall pines, aspen groves and creek crossings. The course starts and finishes in the Village Green Park. Runners have the option of one lap for the 5K or two laps for the 10K race.

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Marlette 50K or 10 Miler, August 16, 2015


The Marlette 50K is a truly adventurous romp through some of planet earths most scenic and challenging trails. Based at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Nevada’s State Park the run features 30 miles of epic trail and view. Think prime Sierra single track and add in 360 degree panorama views of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Valley and Range. Marlette Lake lies in the middle of the course and if you’re heating up during the run feel free to take a plunge. The Marlette 10 Miler is no slouch as with a start at Spooner Lake and then a round trip to Marlette Lake and back.

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Heavenly Mountain Run, Sunday September 6, 2015

Heavenly Mountain Run

The second mountain run in the series and all-new for 2012, the Heavenly Mountain Run takes runners from the California Base Lodge at 6,565-feet up Maggie’s to Hellwinkles and along the California Trail, finishing at the Tamarack Lodge at 9,150-feet. Runners can enjoy a scenic ride down the Gondola back to the base or descend on their own.

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Emerald Bay Trail Run, September 19, 2015

Easily one of the most beautiful trail run in the series, the Emerald Bay Trail Run starts at Eagle Point and takes runners on a 7.5 mile/12K course around Emerald Bay and up the Rubicon Trail into D.L. Bliss State Park before finishing back on Lester Beach. Plan on spending the entire day in Lake Tahoe for this one, because once you’re done with the race you won’t want to leave!

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Lederhosen, September 26th, 2015


Come on out to Squaw Valley and start your Oktoberfest off with a the Lederhosen 5 or 10K Trail Run. The course is out and back on the Squaw ValleyTrailr and for the 10K also the Truckee River Trail. Contest for the best Lederhosen! After the awards and raffle enjoy the annual Squaw Oktoberfest.

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