Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.8
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
4.4
Welcome to 3 days of running, swimming, and kayaking. We have something for your whole family, club or group of friends at one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world. Our competitors range from toddlers to octogenarians, and our venues are breathtakingly beautiful. Sunday’s Marathon is the original … MORE
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    South Tahoe was an easy place to get to, fly into Reno and drive 60+ minutes. Many hotels within walking distance and great shopping and scenery. Race was a little … MORE

    South Tahoe was an easy place to get to, fly into Reno and drive 60+ minutes. Many hotels within walking distance and great shopping and scenery. Race was a little odd that it starts at 10:30am, but since it was 26F at sunrise and ~50F for the start it was appreciated as you have to wait more than an hour after the bus drops you off to start; you run back to town. Course is blocked roads, paved woods trails, and sidewalk once you get back to town (you have to watch for cars along the sidewalk) and almost all down hill or flat. The elevation and smoke made it more challenging. Plenty of water stops and friendly volunteers.

    My complaints include no food (cups of water and oreos was all that was left) left when i finished… and i was near the front of the half, but there were many other races finishing (5k, 10k, kids race, marathon) before I got there. At the start, there were only 6 porta potties and 2 pit toilets and this was probably half what was needed as the wait was 30-40 minutes.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    [email protected] REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I appreciate that this race allows walkers, which is how I found this race 10 years ago. The organization of the race is A+, and the scenery is amazing! I … MORE

    I appreciate that this race allows walkers, which is how I found this race 10 years ago. The organization of the race is A+, and the scenery is amazing! I highly recommend the Lake Tahoe Marathon to anyone thinking of walking a marathon.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    si405 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Stunning scenery on all three races (Nevada Half, Carnelian Bay Half and the Emerald Bay half). Lots of great swag (bags, t-shirts) and great daily email communication from race director … MORE

    Stunning scenery on all three races (Nevada Half, Carnelian Bay Half and the Emerald Bay half). Lots of great swag (bags, t-shirts) and great daily email communication from race director Les. The aid stations were a little sporadic on Friday and Saturday’s race but well stocked and enthusiastically manned. For Sunday’s Emerald Bay half there was even a wine station!

    It was an amazing event but, for me at least, the toll of three consecutive days of running led to diminishing performance. I’ll still be back next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    cenevoldsen FIRST-TIMER '18

    If it wasn't for the fact that I was gasping for air, I would really have enjoyed the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. It was so beautiful! I participated in … MORE

    If it wasn’t for the fact that I was gasping for air, I would really have enjoyed the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. It was so beautiful!
    I participated in the Marathon Relay starting Sunday morning. The previous day it was a nice Fall day with temps in the 60s, but we woke up to 34 degrees at the starting line. I had the honor of leading my team out, so layers were my friend. Luckily it warmed up as the sun rose higher and higher.
    First leg was fairly straight with an uphill at the end, second leg was a brutal combination of two climbs, third leg was downhill and the final leg was flat to the finish. We all enjoyed this race, the vibe, the camaraderie, the medals (we won!), and did I mention, the scenery?

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
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    abbfla66 FIRST-TIMER '17

    For a Florida guy, it wasn't as difficult to breathe as I thought. The scenery is unbelievable! Everything was run smoothly, though none of the swag or food was really … MORE

    For a Florida guy, it wasn’t as difficult to breathe as I thought. The scenery is unbelievable! Everything was run smoothly, though none of the swag or food was really above average. A nice event, in a beautiful location.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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