Squaw run and climb benefits cancer victims | SierraSun.com

Squaw run and climb benefits cancer victims

Courtesy photo/Creative ConceptsOver 500 runners are expected at the 24th Squaw Valley Mountain Run and Climb.

More than 500 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the 24th Annual Squaw Valley Mountain Run and Climb on Saturday, Aug. 7. The 3.6-mile uphill course takes runners and walkers through gorgeous alpine scenery of the world famous Squaw Valley.

The 2,000 foot climb finishes at elevation 8,200 at the High Camp Resort. Participants race or hike, and men, women, children and elite athletes are all welcome. The men’s course record (27:15) is held by Domingo Tibaduiza, and the women’s record is held by Terry Schmidt (33:15).

This unique event is a fund-raiser for Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Hospice and Health Promotion Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment programs. This Climb to End Cancer is a nationally recognized event dedicated to the challenge of raising awareness and funds for those women and men faced with cancer. A prayer/flag ceremony and celebration is held at the top of the course in honor of cancer survivors.

Event t-shirts and commemorative mugs will be awarded to all finishers and prizes awarded to the top 5 male and female overall timed runners.

Participants may register on the day of the event from 6:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. Entry fee is $40. Runners will start at 8:30 a.m., and the walk/hike/climb will start at 8:45. For more information, call Tahoe Forest Health Promotions at 582-3483.

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