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North Tahoe-Truckee sports briefs: Inaugural Run The Runway coming Saturday

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TRUCKEE-TAHOE, Calif. — The inaugural Run the Runway, a 5k run and 3/4-mile fun run, will be held Saturday at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

This unique event will allow participants to enjoy the beauty of an autumn morning surrounded by Martis Valley’s mountain peaks while running on Truckee Tahoe Airport’s actual runway at 5,900 feet elevation.

Of course, the Truckee Tahoe Airport will have the runway closed to air traffic during the run. The 5k starts at 9 a.m. and the 3/4 mile starts at 9:30 a.m.

The first 200 participants to register will receive a souvenir water bottle. Light snacks will be provided at the water station at the end of the race, and a professional photographer will be photographing participants and have photos for sale online.

Visit runtherunwaytruckee.weebly.com to register. Tahoe Mountain Sports, located in the Safeway Plaza in Truckee, will also be registering participants in the store through Oct. 7.

Tahoe Rim Trail Association anniversary celebration

Celebrate the Tahoe Rim Trail Assocation’s 35-year commitment to trail stewardship at its annual celebration and fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 11.

The commemorative event, held at Toyiabe Golf Club in Washoe City, Nev., will showcase the evolution of the TRTA, and raise support for the protection of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, which first opened on Sept. 22, 2001.

The celebration will include food, wine, a silent auction, a TRTA historical exhibit, live music and an evening of fellowship with Tahoe Rim Trail supporters. Cost to attend is $50 per person. For more information, contact the TRTA at 775-298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org.