The 19th Lake Tahoe Marathon – 3 Days of Fun and 24 Events September 12th to 14th
The featured Sunday marathon starts on Commons Beach in Tahoe City and finishes on Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe. All the runs are point-to-point and scenic from start to finish. The marathon and half marathon are run along the west shore of Lake Tahoe and include challenging hills around spectacular Emerald Bay. The featured Sunday marathon starts on Commons Beach in Tahoe City and finishes on Pope Beach near South Lake Tahoe. The 10K begins at Inspiration Point and is a very scenic 99% downhill run. The beauty of Lake Tahoe will take your breath away even if the runs don’t! This will be the long weekend you will never forget!
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March 2014 - Lake Tahoe Marathon Announces New Partnership - Founder and Race Director Les Wright is teaming up with Sean Sweeney and Jason Collin for the next two year's events after which time he's calling it quits. 19 years ago, Les had the audacious idea of starting a marathon in Lake Tahe. Not even Les knew the success he's have and the legacy he would create. In 2013, the event brought almost 2000 athletes from nine countries and 32 different US states. The athletes and the accompanying visitors generate millions of dollars in South Shore revenue and expose the beauty of Lake Tahoe to the world.
After giving the event his heart and soul for nearly 20 years, passing the torch to the right team was of utmost importance for Mr. Wright. He wanted the event to stay in local hands and wanted it to remain an intimate, racer-focused event. In Sweeney and Collin he found just that. This dynamic duo started putting on the Tahoe Kids Triathlon series in 2010, Sierra Recon in 2012 and most recently began the Run Through the Holidays Fun Run Series with the City of South Lake Tahoe. As experienced athletes with a knack for creating fun events, these two are looking forward to taking the reigns of the Lake Tahoe Marathon and Run Tahoe events.