Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Local Jobs |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin and Roseville Today Local Events
contact add event advertise 

Lake Tahoe Marathon Returns September 14th



lake-tahoe.gif

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA,  -- Arguably the most beautiful marathon in the world, the Lake Tahoe Marathon returns to Lake Tahoe on Sunday September 14, 2014.

Since its inception in 1995, the Lake Tahoe Marathon has evolved into a premier running event that attracts athletes from all over the United States and the globe
 
After 19 years, founder and racer director Les Wright has decided to infuse some new energy into the events by bringing in new blood. Tahoe South locals and avid runners, Sean Sweeney and Jason Collin are now on-board as Assistant Race Directors and will be taking the helm after the 20th running of the race in 2015. Wright states, "This race has my heart and soul wrapped up in it, but it's time to pass the torch and these guys are the right guys to do it."
 
Both Collin and Sweeney have participated in the RunTahoe events numerous times over the past 19 years and believe they have what it takes to push the event to the next level. "We are excited for the opportunity to take an already great event and turn it into one of the most sought after marathons in the country," said Collin.  Sweeney added, "Jason and I have participated in events around the country and know exactly what make a good race and what makes a great race. We have the most beautiful course in the world so we already have an advantage. Now it's just showcasing the event and making sure our runners have an incredible experience."
 
With the new direction also comes new sponsorship. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (Tahoe South) and Nevada Commission on Tourism (Travel Nevada) have both given grants to promote the event and bolster the marketing and market presence. "We are thrilled to be partnering with the RunTahoe events. These events attract many visitors to the area and provide a significant contribution to the local economy," said Carol Chaplin, Executive Director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
 
The Lake Tahoe Marathon course starts in Tahoe City and winds its way down Highway 89 along the West Shore to the beachfront finish line at Pope Beach on the South Shore. The course starts at an elevation at 6,227 feet and includes total elevation gains of almost 2,000 feet divvied up between three climbs. While this is a race, RunTahoe reminds people to "come here for a great time, not necessarily a fast time," encouraging participants to soak in the views and appreciate the splendor of Lake Tahoe. New this year will be the addition of "Instagram Points" on the course map to help runners locate the best spots to snap a photo to share with their friends and family.
 
To complement the marathon, there are a range of other events for everyone from the casual runner to the fanatic including a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Ultras, and the infamous Triple Marathon and Triple Half Marathon, to create a full three-day running festival, September 12 - 14, 2014.

For more information and to register for these events and the Lake Tahoe Marathon, visit www.runtahoe.com.





Placer County News Headlines

Reliability remains Honda Accord calling cardHonda has historically produced a great vehicle in the Accord, which has been at or near the top of midsize class for many years.

Rocklin Artist Diane Bell at Rocklin History MuseumRocklin Artist Diane Bell at Rocklin History Museum to display several pieces of her work this weekend.

Bullers Went from Journalist to AdvocateLast week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the breadth and depth of his accomplishments

50 Days of the Dead: Playing In The BandAn extended, psychedelic version of Playing In The Band from the show that would be filmed and released as Sunshine Daydream.

Roseville Proposes 16.5 Percent Rate Hike for WaterThe City of Roseville is holding two community meetings in March to update customers about proposed water and wastewater utility rate increases.

San Juan Water District Responds to CVP Federal Water AllocationsDrought Watch: We all know that California is facing an extraordinary drought. This morning's announcement of federal water allocations through the Central Valley Project is indicative

California Legislation to Refund Illegal TaxesBoard of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner announced today he is sponsoring legislation to extend common sense protections to taxpayers. Assembly Bill 867

Placer County Transit to Take Over Lincoln Bus ServicePlacer County Transit is scheduled to take over operations of the City of Lincoln's fixed-route bus service beginning July 1.

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (2.26.15)The Roseville weekly crime report digest update for February 26, 2015.

Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off March 20th2015 Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville

50 Days of the Dead: BerthaGrateful Dead play an acclaimed show across from the Big Apple in Jersey City, NJ. This version of Bertha captured on August 6, 1974

Ecological Benefits of Large, Intense Wildland FiresAs the California drought continues, with the severity deemed extreme or exceptional, we are all bracing for an early and intense fire season


NEWS: In Case You Missed It