Dates: June 24th – 28th, 2019
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Prices range from: €1,250.00 per person
You will pay a deposit of 10% to Go! Running Tours to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
*Note that upon completing the booking, your tour operator will require you to fill out an additional reservation form specifying your level of running, dietary requirements and more in order to secure the best and most enjoyable trip.
Terrain: Trail run (generally well-maintained trails)
Average daily running distance: 24 km
Longest running distance in a day: 32 km
Group size: up to 10 participants
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What Level of Running is this Trip suitable for?
This tour is suitable for runners of all abilities. Some trail and distance running experience is very helpful.
Are there any Alternatives for Non-runners?
Non-running guests are welcome and can opt to enjoy the vacation home while runners are on the trail, ride in the support vehicle, or do daily hikes out and back on the segment of the trail the runners are on each day.
We stay in comfortable vacation homes on Lake Tahoe. Runners will share a room.
Dietary options for the following are available:
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them in a comment upon your booking.
DAY 1 | BROCKWAY SUMMIT TO MT. ROSE SUMMIT
The first day will take us high above Lake Tahoe, where we will gain a tremendous view of the lake. As this is the longest distance in a day that we will cover, we will begin with a healthy climb to awake our legs and clear our lungs. After climbing for a while and reaching the ridge, we’ll be rewarded with dramatic views to the south of Snow Valley Peak, Freel Peak at 10,881 feet the highest in the Tahoe Basin, South Lake Tahoe, Mt. Tallac, and Desolation Wilderness and the Crystal Range across the lake. Just after traversing under 9,271 foot Mt.Baldy after we’ve run about 7.5 miles, we will enter the Mt. Rose Wilderness. After exiting the Mt. Rose Wilderness and merging onto a new section of trail, we’ll begin descending down to the end of the trail passing by several small streams and just below charming Galena Falls. Following a lovely traverse of a large meadow below Tamarack Peak, we’ll make our final descent down to Mt. Rose Highway and the awaiting shuttle.
Map & Profile
Total distance: 20.2 miles / 32.5 km
Ascent: 6,822 feet
Descent: 4,964 feet
DAY 2 | MT. ROSE SUMMIT TO MARLETTE LAKE ROAD
Get ready for some most fun and stunning sections of the trail! The remarkable views span across Lake Tahoe to the High Sierra and even eastward past the jagged ranges of the Great Basin. About 3 miles into our run, we’ll pass what remains of Upper Price Lake which was significantly reduced in size by a landslide in 1983. The remainder of the days run generally stays high on the ridge with tremendous views of the lake, climbs through fantastic granite boulders and cliffs and drops intermittently into western white pine, red fir, jeffrey pine, and hemlock forest. While the views of Lake Tahoe will be abundant, we’ll also enjoy vistas of beautiful Marlette Lake before dropping down to Marlette Lake at the end of day 2.
Map & Profile
Total distance: 13.5 miles / 21.7 km
Ascent: 3,494 feet
Descent: 3,226 feet
DAY 3 | MARLETTE LAKE ROAD TO SPOONER LAKE
Today, we’ll traverse the slopes above Lake Tahoe threading our way between the bare rock of Snow Valley Peak and the Aspen groves of North Canyon. After a short, steep descent down to the trailhead on Highway 50, we’ll take a sharp right toward Spooner Lake and make our way around the 1.1-mile segment of the trail that hugs the north end of the lake. This will bring us into the Spooner Lake Trailhead and to the shuttle that will whisk us to your vacation home near Nevada Beach, where we’ll spend the next two nights. Getting into our vacation home early will allow us to explore Lake Tahoe and perhaps take some time for a boat tour or afternoon on stand up paddleboards on the lake.
Map & Profile
Total distance: 10.6 miles / 17.1 km
Ascent: 1,820 feet
Descent: 3,812 feet
DAY 4 | SPOONER SUMMIT TO KINGSBURY GRADE
Today starts with a steady climb of about 1,600 feet in the first 5 miles. After this first climb, the trail is mostly downhill for the remainder of the run. This downhill is a blast and you’ll enjoy some smooth trail into the trailhead. The highlight of today’s run will be the spectacular view of the entirety of Lake Tahoe from South Camp Peak. From the peak, you’ll have an unobstructed view directly up the entrance of Emerald Bay to the mountains of the Desolation Wilderness. At times, your path may be bordered by granite boulders. You’ll end your day at Highway 207 and ride back to your comfortable vacation home where you’ll have a nice afternoon and evening of relaxation.
Map & Profile
Total distance: 15.4 miles / 24.8 km
Ascent: 4,159 feet
Descent: 4,181 feet
DAY 5 | KINGSBURY GRADE TO ARMSTRONG PASS
On our last day, we’ll pass below the two highest peaks in the Tahoe Basin: Freel (10,881 feet) and Jobs Sister (10,823). Today’s run includes many tremendous views inland toward the arid basin and range with its unique vistas. We’ll start our day from the trailhead just below a Heavenly Valley Resort ski lift. Once again we climb from the trailhead up to a saddle. Again, you’ll pass numerous granite boulders. Almost nine miles into your run, you’ll pass one of the most beautiful mountain lakes along the entire Tahoe Rim Trail: Star Lake. Located at the base of Jobs Sister, the mountain rises dramatically from its shores. The cold waters of Star Lake may provide a welcome respite for runners on a hot day. After passing below the hulk of immense Freel Peak, runners will begin a steady descent before the final gentle up and down traverse to Armstrong Pass. Armstrong Pass will be the end of Day 5. Our shuttle will be there waiting to take us back to Reno and end our tour.
Map & Profile
Total distance: 17.0 miles / 27.5 km
Ascent: 5,927 feet
Descent: 2,927 feet
What’s Included in the Price?
- All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day
- Support vehicle
- Transportation on tour
- Shuttle to and from trailheads
- Gear transport
- Group gear
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- First aid
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- Airfare or other transportation to and from the departure site
- Lodging before or after the tour
- Personal gear
What to bring along?
When runners register, we send them a detailed itinerary and packing list. I can include the packing list or you can just say packing list and itinerary will be sent upon final payment.
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