Squaw Valley announces 2012 Trail Running Series | SierraSun.com

Squaw Valley announces 2012 Trail Running Series

OLYMPIC VALLEY and#8212; This summer, in conjunction Big Blue Adventure and the Auburn Ski Club, Squaw Valley announces a new trail running series ranging from easy, light races to more substantial trail runs. Home to the start of Western States 100, miles of alpine trails and breathtaking vistas, Squaw Valley is the ultimate trail running destination.

Aug. 4, 32nd Annual Mountain Run

9 a.m. start at the base of Squaw Valley (elevation 6,200 feet), runners, walkers and hikers will climb the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (elevation 8,200 feet) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments and beer are provided. The race is a fundraiser for local cancer programs and the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Program. Distance: 5.7K.

Aug. 25, Mutt Strut Fun Run

11 a.m. start. Prior to the kick-off of Squawand#8217;s pet-friendly Peaks and Paws Festival, pet lovers may enjoy a quick 3K around Squawand#8217;s base area with their furry friends. Cost is $5 registration. All profits benefit the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Dogs welcome. Distance: 3K.

Sept. 8, Alpine to Squaw Run

9:30 a.m. start; registration 8-9 a.m. Runners will start at the base of Alpine Meadows, running up the slopes to connect to the Pacific Crest Trail. Following the legendary PCT, participants will run along the mountain ridges to the peak of KT-22, before making their final descent to The Village at Squaw Valley. Transportation to Alpine start line included. Cost is $30 pre-registration, $35 day-of registration. Distance: 12K.

Sept. 15, High Camp Run and Pool Party

11:30 a.m. start at High Camp, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the base area. Run on the High Camp trails at elevation 8,200 feet with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surround Sierra Nevada mountains. After the race, participants may enjoy access to Squawand#8217;s High Camp pool and hot tub and poolside Umbrella Bar, both located on the top of the mountain. Distance: 5K and 10K.

Oct. 6: Oktoberfest Run to Squaw

Get your juices flowing before enjoying Oktoberfest by running to Squaw from Tahoe City. This 7.9 mile course travels alongside the Truckee River. Enjoy spectacular views along this stunning scenic corridor. 8 a.m. start. Distance: 7.9 miles

Visit http://www.squaw.com for more information. For summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or find them online.

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