A Sunday morning run you
will never forget!
October 11, 2015
7:30 a.m. from Homewood, CA
6:30 AM Early start for over 6 hour finishers
Finish at Lakeside Beach, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sunday's Marathon is the
original Lake Tahoe Marathon.
And is the 3rd marathon of
the Triple Marathon.
The point to
point Sunday Marathon course has a new start near the Homewood Ski area.
and finishes at Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe about 6 blocks from the Expo
and the Casino Hotels.
Use this address to map start
Homewood Ski Area
Lakeside Beach, So Lake Tahoe to map the finish line.
PM Saturday night
The Tahoe 72 Miler
This is a resurrected event that started back in the 70's and run
sporadically over the years. The LTM version starts at Lakeside Beach 9
and finishes with the regular marathon. Ultra's will cover the first 46 miles
and join in with the regular Marathon at Homewood, if you do the first 46 miles
in 10 hours.
Marathon Early Starters. Starts
near Homewood. This is for marathoners who will finish over 6 hours. This is a
non-competitive event, but still provides marathon finishers medals and marathon
license plate frame holder. This is not designed as an early start for faster
runners. Times will not be recorded faster than 6 hours
for this event.
18 Mile Power Walk or Jog This is a non-competitive event for walker- joggers. There will be
finishers medals and timed finishers results, but no competitive awards. This is
designed for the power walker, but a runner can use it as a training run for a
future marathon event. The start will be at the top of the Hill from Hell near
the entrance to Bliss State Park.
7:30 a.m. Men, Women, Relay, and Triple Marathon Starts
Blue Benadum leads eventual Marathon Winner Jesus Lopez at the 19 mile aid
station overlooking Emerald Bay. Blue finishes second in the Sunday Marathon,
but first in all 3 days of the Triple Marathon.
At the expo Marathoners, Half Marathoners and Ultra Marathoners get a travel race bag
All finishers get a beautiful finishers medal
All marathon finishers receive a license plate holder.
All registered runners get a beautiful long sleeve technical t-shirt at the expo or finish line which
will be great for you winter training runs.
The First 25 men and women to cross the finish line will receive a top 25 award
wind shirt at the finish line
that will be
specially designated as a Top 25 finisher.
Top 3 in each age group will receive an age group award.
Age Divisions are: 15-19,
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and
The first man and women will receive an overall
Medical attention and aid on the course and finish line
Shuttle bus service to the start area.
Hot dogs and drinks at the Lakeside Beach finish line
Ultima Replenisher is the sports drink on the course and at the finish
Our other Marathon is the Maui Oceanfront Marathon
January 17, 2016
|Shuttle Bus information.
From South Lake Tahoe, take
the shuttle bus from the South Lake Tahoe Transportation Center (STC) which is next door to the
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel to the Marathon start
See the shuttle bus schedule printed on the back of your race number or
else where on this web site.
Park your car in the free
casino parking area at any of the casinos
Start your run through the lakefront village of Homewood and Homewood Ski
Run through the village of Tahoma at mile 2
A small hill between mile 2-3 and then down to
lake level again at Meeks Bay (mile 4).
Wooded areas with lake views between miles
Meeks Bay mile 4
Rubicon mile 8
From mile 4 at Meeks Bay to 5.2 is a long moderate climb up to
Rubicon passing majestic vistas of Lake Tahoe. At Rubicon you will enjoy a
very scenic down hill two miles before beginning the Hill from Hell at
about mile 8. From
there until the top at mile 9.5 you will climb up about 520'. Bagpipes will urge you
on to the top.
15 mile mark
About mile 15
At the top of the Hill from Hell, you will roll down and then back up
to 11 mile mark and get your first look at Emerald Bay and immediately start
down hill to Eagle Falls Trail Head. You will be looking into the Desolation
Wilderness as you coast down hill. At mile 12 you will head back up hill (200'
gain) about 9/10th of a mile to Inspiration Point, which is the start line of
the Emerald Bay Half Marathon. From here to the finish is all downhill or flat.
At mile 18 you
go over Taylor Creek Bridge and the spawning fire
cracker red Kokanee salmon.
You will loop back out of the
estates to Camp Richardson Resort and join the bike path again along the highway
continuing past the entrance of Pope Beach and continue on the bike path to
South Lake Tahoe.
At 15th Street you will turn into
Tahoe Keys at about mile 19. You will run on bike trails and back streets and
eventually finish at Lakeside Beach below the casino's at Stateline.
As you cross the finish line, you will be
greeted with a smile, a finishers medal will be put around your neck and given a bottle of water. Medical attention
will be available if needed and your warm up bag will be nearby.
Think about the optional VIP Lunch as an option (below right).
You may want to grab a cold beer before
wading into the cold blue waters of Lake Tahoe to sooth your tired
feet before heading over and getting a hot dog and goodies.
If you get into town too late to go to
the expo you may pick up your shirt at the finish line and your race number at
your start line race morning.
The back of your race bib will have the bus
schedule and a lot of other important information.
Bring your camera, and prepare to be
impressed by the sheer beauty of the course. There is little chance of a PR
because this course will be all you can handle, so enjoy the day, the beauty,
and nice people you will be running with. You will not have a fast time, but you
will have a great time at Lake Tahoe.