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Squaw Mountain Run donates to Tahoe Forest Cancer Center

From left: ASC event race director Meg Seifert, ASCTC program director Dave Eastwood, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation Director of Fund Development Martha Simon, and ASC Associates president Maggie Shane.

From left: ASC event race director Meg Seifert, ASCTC program director Dave Eastwood, Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation Director of Fund Development Martha Simon, and ASC Associates president Maggie Shane.

Auburn Ski Club Training Center, organizer of the annual Squaw Mountain Run, has donated 20 percent of the event proceeds to cancer prevention.

Officials from ASC Training Center recently presented $3,000 to Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center (GUMTFCC) representatives.

Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6,200’) the course climbs the 3.6-mile Mountain Run to High Camp (8,200’) where the awards party is held.

The 33rd annual run was held on Aug. 22 and attracted 477 runners of all ages and abilities. Many participants are inspired to run in honor of family members battling cancer and share their thoughts on a prayer flag at the finish. Squaw Valley USA has provided generous support year after year to the event and the cause. Other sponsors include Salomon, Cliff Bar and La Sportiva.

ASC Training Center is a nonprofit organization and proceeds from the event benefit the junior cross country development and competitive programs. The 34th annual Squaw Mountain Run will be held Aug. 2, 2014. More information can be found at www.auburnskiclub.com/nordic/summer-fun-runs/

10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION BIATHLON

Auburn Ski Club Training Center will also host the annual 10th Mountain Division Biathlon race Sunday, Jan. 19 at their Donner Summit training facility. The competition is named in honor of the famed ski and mountain troops of World War II. ASC Training Center will host both a pro division and youth/novice races. More information about the 10th Biathlon and other programs can be found at www.auburnskiclub.org or by calling 530-426-3313.