Trail Runners Unite at Tahoe 200 Festival
Just ask any local who is passionate about trail running and they will tell you that the fall season is one of their favorites, and for all the right reasons. With clear blue skies, cool temps, and school's in session (i.e. slower tourism season), there's no reason this season not to get out and explore some of the region's best terrain on foot.
We did some research within our real estate and vacation rental agency in Incline Village and found a few local hot spots and events that might be of interest to those who like to hit the trails - running - in and around the High Sierra. Have fun!
Set your calendar to head to Homewood Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe's West shore for a full weekend of festivities wrapped around the Tahoe 200 Festival. According to their website this is the "first ever 200-mile single loop mountain event in the United States which circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail."
The site continues to offer additional details and events that welcome trail runners as well as the general public who have an interest in running or just enjoying the great outdoors.
Here's their take: The Tahoe 200 Running Festival is a weekend-long event that bridges the gap between newcomers and high-profile ultra-runners from around the globe. Gathering at the picturesque West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort plays host to a plethora of athletes, spectators, and outdoor aficionados for a weekend-long festival of alfresco activities. In addition to the spotlight race, the notorious Tahoe 200, this weekend will be packed with on-mountain events for all ages to enjoy including a 5k Family Run, 10k & 15k Mountain Run, Beer Belly 2k, Vertical “Face-Off” 4k, live concerts daily, a pop-up vendor village, and more!
For an insider's view, take a look at this excellent video of the Tahoe 200 that shows just how tough the event can be for the novice to the most advanced.
Trail Run Project Offers Maps, Advice
Here's another good tip for trail runners. Click into TrailRunProject.com. On this site you will find a map of the best of the best of trails to run within the Lake Tahoe region and all over the West.
From the family Tahoe Rim Trail, to the scenic Rubicon Peak and east to the Mount Rose corridor and beyond, there are more options than anyone could tackle during a short vacation or throughout the colorful fall season in Tahoe.
As the Tahoe 2000 event draws competitors and by-standers from all over the USA, and the popularity of the fall season in Tahoe, we suggest you make your vacation rental reservation on Lake Tahoe's North Shorenow, and then come on up to the Lake and enjoy the fall season with us!