Overall Rating
Overall Rating (36 Reviews)
4.7
(36 Ratings)(36 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.7
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.2
The 13.1 mile course will take you from Spooner Summit (Hwy 28 & Hwy 50) south along the beautiful east shoreline of Lake Tahoe. There is no shortage of amazing scenery as you pass Logan Shoals, run through Cave Rock and weave along the bike path through historic Round Hill … MORE
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    mindfullyfit1 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Aid stations are amazing and often. Love the electrolyte options. Also, fruit and gummy energy chewies are an added bonus. People are so nice and helpful. Easy directions to the … MORE

    Aid stations are amazing and often. Love the electrolyte options. Also, fruit and gummy energy chewies are an added bonus. People are so nice and helpful. Easy directions to the race, fun after party, and the medals are the main reason I run. Plus downhill it perfect for me, since I don’t really train for this race.

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    princessmama2003 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I love this run which is why I came back and will continue to come back! From registration to the finish line, it was smooth and informative! Every aide station … MORE

    I love this run which is why I came back and will continue to come back! From registration to the finish line, it was smooth and informative! Every aide station was full stocked with hydration, fuel, and energetic support! Well marked course and awesome finish line! The after party rocked and the pool was a great way to recover. Love this race and recommend it! Also walker friendly for those wanting to take on a half and not ready to run. And not to mention the gorgeous views!!

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    trigurltri FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was the worst half marathon I've ever run. I ran the first 5.5 miles of the race (which was downhill) at an 11min/mile pace, which is fast for me. … MORE

    This was the worst half marathon I’ve ever run. I ran the first 5.5 miles of the race (which was downhill) at an 11min/mile pace, which is fast for me. I never saw the 2:45 or 2:30 pacers, they were so far ahead of me. Last time I checked with friends who are pacers, the purpose is to run that pace the whole race. I rely on them to keep me steady, not blow my wad in the first half.
    Also – they ran out of water between the second and fourth water stations. Less than an hour into the race there was no water on the course until you hit the steep hill. By then, my race was over. My water bottle was empty and I was getting dehydrated. Some may say this is my fault. But I’ve done several half marathons by now and have never had one run out of water so quickly. Miles 10 – 13 after 2:30, maybe.
    I will try this half again. I’m hoping this year was just a fluke. Maybe new pacers and not expecting it to be as warm as it was.

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    athenatk FIRST-TIMER '18

    Elevation is a factor! Follow your training plan. One aide station ran out of water - was glad that I decided to carry a little water with me. Missed the … MORE

    Elevation is a factor! Follow your training plan. One aide station ran out of water – was glad that I decided to carry a little water with me. Missed the opportunity to purchase swag at expo. Was so tired after race. Disappointed that the online store is now closed.

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    plunkett.mel FIRST-TIMER '18

    Beautiful and great extras! Lots of care put into the details such as quite and easy shuttle to the start, super fast uploading of the free photos taken at lots … MORE

    Beautiful and great extras! Lots of care put into the details such as quite and easy shuttle to the start, super fast uploading of the free photos taken at lots of stages of the run…

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    ktsplane REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This was my fourth Rock Tahoe and it was as awesome as ever. The aid stations are well-stocked and fun, the Epic Tahoe team are awesome, and the scenery is … MORE

    This was my fourth Rock Tahoe and it was as awesome as ever. The aid stations are well-stocked and fun, the Epic Tahoe team are awesome, and the scenery is beautiful. See you again next time!

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    lorinet FIRST-TIMER '18

    Don't stay at the host hotel. Terrible service, no coffee or fridge in room. Not worth the price. Gorgeous run. Great shuttle service. Great shirt and medal. MORE

    Don’t stay at the host hotel. Terrible service, no coffee or fridge in room. Not worth the price. Gorgeous run. Great shuttle service. Great shirt and medal.

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    wcmccoy720 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This course was wonderful! Not to difficult (great for a first timer) and enough variety to keep it interesting. The views cannot be beat! And getting to run though a … MORE

    This course was wonderful! Not to difficult (great for a first timer) and enough variety to keep it interesting.
    The views cannot be beat! And getting to run though a tunnel through a mountain?! Ummm, awesome!
    The people are fantastic too. No one judges you if you aren’t the fastest. And everyone is so helpful! Even as someone who’s only done 2 half marathons, I didn’t feel out of place at all.
    Overall, this race is a perfect addition to your half marathon list. The vibe is energetic and fun and the swag is great. My fave medal so far!!!
    I WILL be back again!

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    kmtaximom FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was very well organized and had awesome bling, pre and post race festivities were great. I was not prepared for the effects of the elevation however. Who knew … MORE

    This race was very well organized and had awesome bling, pre and post race festivities were great.
    I was not prepared for the effects of the elevation however. Who knew that was a thing.

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    ssantos FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was just a beauty to run! Some of the best aid stations I have seen! Food, fuel, water and electrolytes! Fun party to pick up packets, amazing medals … MORE

    This race was just a beauty to run! Some of the best aid stations I have seen! Food, fuel, water and electrolytes! Fun party to pick up packets, amazing medals with a beer and cup waiting for you to enter the pool party. This race is one of the best half’s I have ever done!!

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    stefanie REPEAT RUNNER '18

    The scenery is amazing! Plenty of aid stations with a good selection for food. The shirt, fit and color, are awesome. The expo is well organized with great vendors. The … MORE

    The scenery is amazing! Plenty of aid stations with a good selection for food. The shirt, fit and color, are awesome. The expo is well organized with great vendors. The medal is beautiful. At the start, they have food and coffee and at the finish they offer beer and chocolate milk along with water and nuun tablets and food. I love the complimentary photos. I highly recommend this race!

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    bcuppoletti FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was done so well from beginning to end. All my email questions about setting up a team were answered by Jason in a timely fashion. I love that … MORE

    This race was done so well from beginning to end. All my email questions about setting up a team were answered by Jason in a timely fashion. I love that the slower runner get to go first in order to have a more timely finish for friend and family. Great gear! Great aid stations ..even some mimosas. Would recommend this race to any and all of my friends. Pre race and post race expos party’s were great. We made a family weekend of it in tahoe. Thank you Epic Tahoe Adventures

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    kelruns72 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    4th time participant! Great race for all levels with an early start time for walkers, beautiful scenery, fun course with plenty of aid stations, coolest race bling, post race beer … MORE

    4th time participant!
    Great race for all levels with an early start time for walkers, beautiful scenery, fun course with plenty of aid stations, coolest race bling, post race beer and pool party! Its one you won’t want to miss!

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    lcdarosa10 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is my 4th year participating in the 4th annual Rock Tahoe race. My friend and I decided that we wanted to participate in an Inaugural Race so we could … MORE

    This is my 4th year participating in the 4th annual Rock Tahoe race. My friend and I decided that we wanted to participate in an Inaugural Race so we could run every year. Tahoe is beautiful on race day (every year) and the weather is great! The expo is well organized, volunteers are great, pool party is a blast, and, overall this is my favorite race weekend every year! 😄

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    knm_winnett FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race was so well organized from registration, expo, and start to finish. The altitude and hills were tough for a flat lander, it not so hard I wanted to … MORE

    This race was so well organized from registration, expo, and start to finish. The altitude and hills were tough for a flat lander, it not so hard I wanted to quit. The mountains, lake and meadows were breathtaking. The free photos were great! I can’t wait to run it again next year!

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    karlipogue FIRST-TIMER '18

    The views along this course make it one of my favorites! The shuttle to the start line was easy and efficient, great energy and motivation at start line, well stocked … MORE

    The views along this course make it one of my favorites! The shuttle to the start line was easy and efficient, great energy and motivation at start line, well stocked aid stations (mimosas around mile 9!), and lots of goodies at finish line were highlights. Besides a few tough hills, there is a lot of downhill, especially the first few miles. We didn’t have time to stick around for the pool party, but it was a nice offering and we’ll definitely stay for it next time! I live locally and love having such a top-notch race close to home.

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    stashley FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first year running rock tahoe and it will not be my last. This was a great race from pre-race to finish line. The organizers were great at … MORE

    This was my first year running rock tahoe and it will not be my last. This was a great race from pre-race to finish line. The organizers were great at relaying info several times before the race. Day of race was smooth and we started right on time. Course was amazing, I was distracted by the scenery the whole time. Sure the course has an overall elevation drop but don’t let that fool you. There are gnarly hills throughout. A great time for sure. The after party was a great way to recover and celebrate finishing.

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    elenacrandell FIRST-TIMER '18

    Beautiful scenery at Lake Tahoe and friendly participants! The staff did a great job keeping everything organized from start to finish & with great aid stations! MORE

    Beautiful scenery at Lake Tahoe and friendly participants! The staff did a great job keeping everything organized from start to finish & with great aid stations!

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    dmlcoleman FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was a great race, well organized and since this was my first half, couldn't of asked for a better race to start with. Scenery and staff all great. MORE

    This was a great race, well organized and since this was my first half, couldn’t of asked for a better race to start with. Scenery and staff all great.

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    This is the most beautiful race around!!! Although you decline in elevation there are a few hills so be prepared. This race is very orgained and runs smoothly. The race … MORE

    This is the most beautiful race around!!! Although you decline in elevation there are a few hills so be prepared. This race is very orgained and runs smoothly. The race swag is not that great but the race makes up for it This was my first ever half marathon and i really enjoyed it. I will definetly be participating next year.

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