Lake Tahoe Marathon coming
The Lake Tahoe Marathon is scheduled for Sunday. The race begins at 8 a.m. in Tahoe City, winds down the West Shore and finishes at Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe. There’s also a wheelchair and hand-crank chair marathon, marathon walk, marathon relay, half-marathon, half-marathon race walk, 10 km run and 10 km race walk.For participants interested in shorter distances, a 5 km race is scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. at Camp Richardson Resort in South Lake Tahoe. Young people can participate in a free kids’ fun run, sponsored by the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club, also scheduled for Saturday at Camp Richardson Resort at 10:15 a.m. All kids will receive a medal and barbecue lunch at the finish line.Other race week activities include the Tahoe Sports & Fitness Expo Friday and Saturday, at the Horizon Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe and the Sunset Carbo Loading Cruise aboard the Tahoe Queen Saturday. The cruise departs from South Lake Tahoe’s Ski Run Marina at 5 p.m.Lake Tahoe Marathon sponsors are Area Transit Management, Bank of America, Camp Richardson Resort, Crystal Geyser Water Company, Horizon Casino Resort, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Nor-Cal Beverage Co., North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Tahoe Daily Tribune and United Rentals.Last year, 1,600 participated in the racing activities. More than 2,000 runners have registered for the Lake Tahoe Marathon.. Participants can still sign up for the Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10 km and 5 km. The Marathon Relay is sold out.There is limited space available on the Spectator Bus. The Bus will pick up passengers in South Lake Tahoe and will proceed counter-clockwise around the Lake, dropping spectators in Tahoe City for the start of the Marathon. The bus will also stop at the 4-mile, 7-mile and 13-mile markers, as well as the finish line. Spectators will have many opportunities to take photos and cheer on runners. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for children and include picnic lunch.The Lake Tahoe Marathon is expected to draw approximately 7,500 visitors to Lake Tahoe. For more information or to register or to purchase tickets for the spectator bus, call 544-7095 or visit the Lake Tahoe Marathon Web site at http://www.laketahoemarathon.com.Road closures will be in effect Sunday morning in Tahoe City and down the West Shore.
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