The Tahoe region is alive with running events this Fall! I have just updated my Tahoe Running Event Calendar with dozens of events for runners and athletes in and around Tahoe. I’ve listed some highlights below. As for me, I am training for the Bizz Johnson Marathon, where I hope to run a PR.
Lost Sierra Endurance Run
The Lost Sierra is a new 50k foot race is a new Fall race out of Graeagle, California – about an hour North of Truckee on Highway 89. The course summits two mountain peaks and skirts around alpine lakes before descending 4,000 feet back to Graeagle. As of this writing, registration is still available.
The producers of the famous Downieville Classic mountain bike race are hosting this event as a fundraiser for the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship programs and the Graeagle Fire Protection District. According to their website, “The Lost Sierra will follow the same successful model of the Downieville Classic; a high-quality race course, good food, tasty libations, live music and camping under the open Sierra sky.” There will also be a 14-mile short course.
The Lost Sierra race is sure to be a fine day in the rugged Plumas National Forest.
Thursday Group Run at Lululemon
The Truckee Running Club is now hosting a free, community run at 6:15pm on Thursdays in Downtown Truckee. The run will be between 3 and 5 miles at an easy pace and is open to all level of runners. The run starts at the Lululemon showroom in Truckee (click here for webiste). The showroom normally closes at 6pm, but should be open for purchases for the running group.
See the Truckee Running Club Yahoo Group page for more info about this and other activities, including Tuesday night speed workouts.
New to Tahoe! I discovered ChiRunning a couple of years ago, and it has really transformed not only my running form, but my entire approach to the sport. ChiRunning helps you run injury-free by applying the principles of Tai Chi to running. We are fortunate that Reno-based instructor and ultrarunner Cheryl Lloyd is now conducting workshops in Tahoe!
Space is still available in Cheryl’s September 30, 2012, class at The Resort at Squaw Valley. It is a generous “half-day” class for only $135 (9:30am – 3:30pm). All of her classes include video analysis of your form. The cost is about the same as one visit to the physical therapist, but the benefits will last a lifetime of running!
Historical Haunted Tour
OK, Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour is not a running event, but still lots of fun for runners and non-runners alike. This adults-only (21 and over) evening is a rollicking tour of Truckee’s seedy past. Enjoy brief historical re-enactments and possibly a naughty libation as you walk through Downtown Truckee in a guided group. Tours start at end at Truckee’s storied Moody’s restaurant. Get there early for a bite and to enjoy the scene before your tour.
The event is a fundraiser for the Truckee Donner Historical Society and the Trails & Vistas Art Hike. (Incidentally, another one of my favorite non-running events – check the Trails & Vistas website and save the date for next September.) In the meanwhile, buy your Historical Haunted Tour Tickets ASAP, as they always sell out early.