The 20th Lake Tahoe Marathon Weekend of Events

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The early bird prices are not as good as they were, but with most events still under $100,
now is a smart time to register. 

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 October 9-11, 2015.

What's new for the 20th Lake Tahoe Marathon?

  1. A new start and finish  for the Lake Tahoe Marathon on Sunday.
  2. The LTM will start near Homewood and finish at Lakeside Beach in So. Lake Tahoe, 6 blocks from the Expo.
  3. The Rubicon Half Marathon on Sunday will become the Emerald Bay Half Marathon and will lose both Hills from Hell.
  4. Friday's old Emerald Bay Half Marathon is renamed the Lakeside Half Marathon and will start at Lakeside Beach, doing the second half of the Friday Emerald Bay Marathon.
  5. The old 20 mile walk-run will lose the Hill from Hell and become an 18 miler, starting near the top of Bliss State Park, also losing the Hill from Hell.
  6. The 5K on Saturday will be the 5K Pumpkin Run, with a collectible Pumpkin Finisher's medal. Model your Halloween costume and maybe win a prize for best costume.
  7. The Optimist (free)  Kids Pumpkin Fun Runs will be Saturday as well, and all little goblins in costume will pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to take home.
  8. The 5-person Marathon Relay is coming back as a 4-Person Relay
  9. A new flat and scenic 10K course is being developed around the Edgewood Golf Course.
  10. Lakeside Beach is near many motels as well as the casinos, for an easy walk back after the races.
  11. Lakeside Beach will give us a great beachfront place to celebrate your run and meet your spectators post race.
  12. And a new web page is in the works

What's the same for 2015?

  1. Finishers Medals for all the adult events
  2. Free bus transportation to the start lines
  3. Free photographs of you and your race
  4. Free LTM travel bags for all Half marathoners, Marathoners, and Ultra Runners.
  5. Included long sleeve Finishers shirt featuring the latest painting by Jenny Antonucci
  6. Music at the finish line
  7. The best aid stations you will ever have
  8. Top 25 finishers shirts for the Sunday Marathon, Half, and 10K
  9. The most beautiful course you will ever run
  10. Still a laid back fun event where everyone will know your name.


Questions or Suggestions: call the Ring Master 530-559-2261 or email

You now may book your reservations at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel which is our host hotel.

You may also call the hotel direct at 1-530-544-5400 and mention the group code: LTM

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Triple Marathoners before the Sunday morning start in Tahoe City

The 20th
Lake Tahoe Marathon
presents 3 Days of Fun and ,many events to choose from.
October 9-11, 2015
The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Races & Rides
aka: Tahoe Bike Classic or Tahoe Bike Race
 September 26 & 27, 2015

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 Your registration includes:

Runner's Travel Bag with laptop compartment  and lots of zippered pockets. Given to  all Marathoners, Half Marathoners,  and Ultra Marathoners at the expo. If you run 13.1 miles  or more you need something special to  remember your Lake Tahoe Half Marathon, Marathon, Triple, or Ultra. One bag per participant.


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The Kayak, SUP, Swims, the Optimist Kids Fun Runs, and the 5K Pumpkin Run will be on Saturday at Pope Beach. Plus the Duathlon composed of  a Half Mile Swim and a 5K is also on Saturday

Sunday's races include the 10K, the Emerald Bay Half Marathon,  18 Miler and the Lake Tahoe Marathon.

But wait, there's more!!

Other events over the 3-day week end include:
The 52.4 Mile Double  Marathon, 72 Mile Ultra around the lake,
 3-Day Tahoe Half Marathon Trifecta, 3-Day Tahoe Triple Marathon,
and the 3-Day Super Triple Marathon

+optional Sunset Pasta Cruise and finish line Beachfront Lunch



You Tube Videos:

The Race Video

The Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race Video

The Orchestra at Mile 18.8


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  Eventual 2012 Marathon winner Elizabeth Lyles
and 5th place finisher Charlie Johnston cruise along at the 4 Mile Mark of the 2011 Marathon

Your Race Photos are included in your 2015 race fee.

Captivating Sports Photos  will be on hand to photograph all three days of our events and will provide free prints at the finish line of your event and free digital images via email post race.

Photos will be distributed free of charge at Lakeside Beach venue on Saturday, the Lakeside Beach venue on Friday , Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel Expo on Saturday, and at Lakeside Beach finish line on Sunday. And you will also be able to download them from their web site after the event.




The start of the 99% down hill Emerald Bay Marathon of Friday and the Emerald Bay Half Marathon on Sunday.


                                                                                                   Welcome to 3 days of running, swimming, and kayaking. We have something for the whole family or your club or group of friends at maybe the most beautiful  vacation destination  in the world. Our competitors range from toddlers to octogenarians.

Our competitive venues are stunningly breathtaking beautiful.  Your finish times may be your slowest...the good times you will have will be  some of the best times you will ever have.

After 50 years, the beauty of Lake Tahoe still gives me chills. Join my friends and neighbors who help put this race on, and you will see why we all live here.

Les Wright,   The Ring Master

Click here
to see a 4:37 minute You Tube video of a recent September event by Peter Laszlo



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  30+ Events and 4-Days of Fun

At the LTM you may run, walk, swim, paddle, or pedal  during the  Lake Tahoe Marathon  long weekend.

The Lake Tahoe Marathon starts Sunday in Homewood and finishes on Lakeside Beach in South Lake Tahoe on the CA - NV state line. On Friday and Saturday you can run two other different marathons or half marathons, the Emerald Bay Marathon & the  Lakeside Half  Marathon on Friday and on Saturday the Cal-Neva Marathon & Nevada Half Marathon. Run them a la carte or with the Tahoe Triple Marathoners or Tahoe Trifecta Half Marathoners.

The Tahoe Trifecta Half Marathons- Run 3 different half marathons along Lake Tahoe in 3 days all with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. Part of the California Half Series. Get credit for 3 half marathons in the California Half Series. Down load app.

Finisher's medals are giving to all of our finishers of all races at the finish lines and  finisher's shirts to all of our registered athletes at the Expo.

We offer optional fun events for runners and family. On Saturday enjoy  the
Sunset Pasta Cruise; and Race Day have your family and friends join you at the finish line at our optional  Finish Line Lunch for a post race feast.

If you are tough enough, try our
72 Mile Midnight Express Ultra Marathon, or our 3-Day Tahoe Triple Marathon. The Tahoe 72 Mile Ultra is one lap around Lake Tahoe starting at 9 PM and finishing with the regular marathon. The Tahoe Triple will measure your heart and desire with 3 different marathons in 3 days run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, covering the whole lake and 2 states. Are you tough enough?

And if you are one of the toughest people in the world try our SUPER TRIPLE MARATHON. The Super Triple is the first two marathons of the Triple, then instead of going to bed on Saturday, running the 72 mile Midnight Express.

We also offer a new The Double Marathon (26.2 + 26.2).  And we are offering the Tahoe Double Dare ( 2 x 72.2) again for those hearty ultra runners plus the Tahoe Triple Dare which is 3 x 72 miles around the lake over 3 day. The Double Dare starts on Thursday night and then unwinds with another 72 miler with the Midnight Express runners on Saturday night. And on special request we will have 4 X 72 miles which will be know as the Quadzilla.

All the runs are point to point and scenic from start to finish. The
Sunday Marathon, 18 Miler, and Half are run along the west shore of Lake Tahoe and include challenging hills around spectacular Emerald Bay. The Emerald Bay Half Marathon  begins at Inspiration Point over looking Emerald Bay is a very scenic 99% downhill run. The beauty of Lake Tahoe will take your breath away!

Optimist Kids Pumpkin Fun Runs are Saturday afternoon and come with a free Pumpkin, hotdog, drink and personalized race bib. ALL FOR FREE!!

And all of your race photos are FREE as they are  included in your entry fee.

See our full Menu of Events and Time Line

Discounts for  kids under 18

Youth 17 and Under will receive a 20% Discount automatically.  No code needed.
It will be a long weekend you and your family and friends will never forget!

We are Walker and Tune Friendly!!

We have a 7.5 hour time limit for the Marathon
  and 8 hour  limit for the earlier starting Marathon Walk.
(The slowest recorded walkers time for the LTM is 8:40.)

Except for the Ultra runners, official timing ends at 2:30 PM on Sunday.

A 501 3 C not for profit organization
benefiting Lake Tahoe youth teams, college scholarships and community projects


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Community Partners

El Dorado County Placer County Douglas County City of  So Lake Tahoe U.S. Forest Service

Gold Sponsors 


Silver Sponsors

Call: 1-800-988-9894

use group code: LTM

 Special Rates:

2 night minimum 

Must reserve these group rates by Sept 8



Bronze Sponsors




 True Blue Friends




  AK Entertainment Mobile DJ







2006 Artwork by Robert Schimmel

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 See highlight video
 Of the 2008 Marathon event