Lake Tahoe Marathon returns next month

By From page A6 | August 06, 2014

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

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 globe.

After 19 years, founder and racer director Les Wright has infused new energy into the events as Tahoe South locals and avid runners, Sean Sweeney and Jason Collin, are now on-board as Assistant Race Directors.

Both Collin and Sweeney have participated in numerous RunTahoe events over the past 19 years.

“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 makes a good race and what makes a great race. We have the most beautiful course in the world. Now it’s just showcasing the event and making sure our runners have an incredible experience.”

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.

To complement the marathon, there are a range of other events for everyone from the casual runner to the fanatic to create a full three-day running festival, September 12-14. For more information and to register for these events and the Lake Tahoe Marathon, visit


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