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DeCelle Memorial Veterans Walk and Roll

The description is a 4.5-mile course on the bike trail from the Hwy 50 Y to the start of the DeCelle Memorial Relay at Lakeside Park. Walkers, bikes and hand cycles along the shore of beautiful Lake Tahoe start at 0800 Sat 8 June.

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Easter Sale

Easter Flash Sale: Hop To It & get 11% OFF the Lake Tahoe Relay

We’ve just passed up to the spring equinox, officially bringing an end to winter. To celebrate the new season as well as Easter on April 21st, we’re running a sale of 11% off IF you Register by Sunday, April 21st! So, lace up those running shoes and grab your water bottle. Hop out of that chair like the Easter Bunny and sign up for the Lake Tahoe Relay.

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DeCelle Memorial Race

What makes the 2019 DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay one of the best races to run in the US

If you haven’t noticed, races have gotten a little more crowded. Sign-ups to iconic races like the NYC & San Francisco Marathons have also become more competitive. And sadly, as a byproduct a little less homey. For 2019, why not try one of the most iconic and historic races in the U.S. – the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay.

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2nd Annual Spring Loaded Brewfest & 5K Fun Run

2nd Annual Spring Loaded Brewfest & 5K Fun Run

Boy oh boy has this winter been a doozy. While we love getting out on the slopes, the record setting snowfall for February has been tough to keep off our driveways. Luckily, we’re only a few days away from the official start to spring, and we can’t wait for outdoor running season to get in stride. And for us, that means the Spring Loaded Brewfest and the festive 5K Fun Run showcasing Lake Tahoe!

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Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Nordic skiing has a lot in common with running from its fundamental strides in a forward-moving plane to the similar running-type cadence. So, when we heard that the 4th annual Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge was happening again, we felt like we were reuniting with our winter sibling.

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Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Nordic skiing has a lot in common with running from its fundamental strides in a forward-moving plane to the similar running-type cadence. So, when we heard that the 4th annual Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge was happening again, we felt like we were reuniting with our winter sibling.

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Vote For Your Favorite Lake Tahoe Relay Logo!

Vote For Your Favorite Lake Tahoe Relay Logo!

The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Race has always symbolized something bigger than just a sporting event. It’s about the history – the oldest relay race in the United States. The location – Lake Tahoe. And, the generations of families and friends that keep comping year in and year out. While we love our current logo, it doesn’t truly showcase all the pieces of who we are. So, we reached out to a local designer and asked them to create a few different versions. Instead of us picking our new logo, we’ve decided to ask everyone to help us choose a winner.

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New Year’s Resolution Sale - 20% off the 2019 Lake Tahoe Relay

New Year’s Resolution Sale - 20% off the 2019 Lake Tahoe Relay

The Holidays are typically a time to hang out with family, friends, and of course to indulge on treats like cookies and egg nog… perhaps, even a bit too much. The good news is the New Year is a perfect opportunity to take a leap forward and set some goals. Sure, you can say you’re going to “get in shape” but that’s tough to do without a finish line. That’s why we thought we’d help by offering a one-time New Year’s resolution special of 20% off IF you Register by Sunday, January 6th!

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Thankful For… The South Tahoe High Cross Country Team

Thankful For… The South Tahoe High Cross Country Team

This time of year, it’s all about giving thanks. To take a moment out of our busy lives and show some appreciation and gratitude. The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is incredibly thankful for every runner that has joined us in years past and those who will join us again! We’re also grateful that our Alums are kicking butt as part of the South Tahoe Cross Country team.

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Diego Diaz Winner Of 1st DeCelle Memorial Ultra Marathon

Winner Of 1st DeCelle Memorial Ultra Marathon Is An Inspiration To Us All

Being dealt a bad hand in life can be enough to call it quits. The first runner to ever finish the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Ultra Marathon isn’t one of those people. On the surface, you would think this tale is about him running the race. Well, Diego Diaz’s story goes much deeper than just being the first to accomplish this feat. He’s a great example of someone that lives life to the fullest against all odds.

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A Gift from Tahoe South To Our Runners – Free Photos of the Event!

A Gift from Tahoe South To Our Runners – Free Photos of the Event

We’re just over a week past the 54th annual DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay, and the race crew is almost caught up with everything. I just got a chance to look at all the photos from the race, and it’s brought back so many great memories. This year, we’re fortunate enough to have a professional photographer from Local Freshies at the event taking pictures before and during the race.

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Thanks to our 2018 Partners!

Thanks for the support of our partners for the 54th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay!

Without the support of the following companies and people we wouldn’t be able to host the oldest and best relay in the US! Each of our partners have either helped financially, let us use their space, provided products or given their time but all of them are very important to us. So please be sure to give each of these sponsors a moment of your time by saying thank you.

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Read More: That’s a wrap on the 54th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay!

That’s a wrap on the 54th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay!

THANK YOU for an amazing day! I couldn’t write this without acknowledging the crazy wind! After two years of wind we are thinking that maybe third times the charm and we will have perfect weather for the 55th DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay! The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay race crew wants to thank all of the competitors and support crews! Every June we feel fortunate to have all of you come to beautiful Lake Tahoe to run around this amazing lake. We love to see all the comradery, it’s infectious.

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Read More: Is This The Year For The First Ever Four-Peat?

Is This The Year For The First Ever Four-Peat?

Last year was monumental in many regards. The biggest one to us was seeing the That’s Fine Track Club lock-down a three-peat. No matter what sport you play or compete in, winning three years in a row is a huge achievement and for the oldest Relay Race in America, a rare record!

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Read More: Meet Our Only International Team – The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Running Club

Meet Our Only International Team – The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Running Club

The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is done purely for the love of the event and the people that are part of it. We aren’t doing it to make money but rather to keep the tradition of the oldest relay race in America alive and well. With that being said, it’s exciting to hear that the 2018 race has an international team returning after more than a decade hiatus.

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Read More: New for the 2018 Edition of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay

New for the 2018 Edition of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay

The 54th running of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay will be taking place on Saturday June 9th, and we know it will be another exciting chapter of this historical race. And to top it all off, for 2018 we have a lot of new and exciting things in store for you!

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Read More about 2018 Is the Year of Joy… RaceJoy That Is

2018 Is the Year of Joy… RaceJoy That Is

While the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is a grass roots event, we try our best to improve the experience each year. For 2018, we’re providing our race teams with something innovative, interactive and most of all strategic. Good-bye old-fashioned race days... Hello RaceJoy!

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Read More about Tahoe Beach Retreat: Convenience, Location and Fun – all wrapped into one!

Tahoe Beach Retreat: Convenience, Location and Fun – all wrapped into one!

Just imagine... Rising out of bed, lacing up your shoes, grabbing a bite to eat and only a ½ mile drive to the starting line. No traffic, no parking nightmares, no extra outside stresses! Our lodging sponsor this year brings that exact dream into reality.

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1975 Was One For the Record Books at the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay

1975 Was One For the Record Books at the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay

We’re proud of our race’s heritage and feel lucky that fellow racers feel the same way. In fact, here’s an article and picture from 1975 that someone sent us. As you can tell 1975 was one for the record books at the Lake Tahoe Relay.

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Vote For Your Favorite Relay Race Team Name

Vote For Your Favorite Relay Race Team Name

The 54th edition of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Race is coming up and the one thing we noticed for this year are the team names. We can tell that many of you spent a lot of time formulating the most witty, punny and outright glorious names. For this year, we thought why not make a fun contest to see which one has the best name out there.

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Introducing our 2018 Beer Sponsor: Sufferfest Beer Company

Introducing our 2018 Beer Sponsor – Sufferfest Beer Company

There’s nothing like celebrating a long run with a cold one, but wouldn’t it be grand if the beer could help with recovery too? That’s what our Lake Tahoe Relay 2018 beer sponsor is all about. We are proud to introduce Sufferfest Beer Company. They make beers that deliver more benefits without settling on taste or quality.

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Tahoe Brewfest and IPA 5K

Tahoe Brewfest and IPA 5K

Wow, time has really flown by this winter. It seems like New Year’s was just yesterday and now spring is in the air. So, what better way to celebrate the coming of spring then with a beer tasting and a festive 5K showcasing Lake Tahoe!

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Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge

Nordic skiing has a lot in common with running from its fundamental strides in a forward-moving plane to the similar running-type cadence. So, when we heard that the 3rd annual Operation Rebound Nordic Challenge was happening again, we felt like we were reuniting with our winter sibling.

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Darkness is Upon us - 3 Tips to Make Winter Running Easier

Darkness is Upon us - 3 Tips to Make Winter Running Easier

As we slowly march our way to the shortest day of the year, a lot of us slow down or stop running all together. Sure, winter is a tough time to go out for a run but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 3 tips to make sure you get out there and have fun while you are.

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Lake Tahoe Relay Alum Wins State in Cross Country!y

Lake Tahoe Relay Alum Wins State in Cross Country!

As we’ve talked about in past articles, we are one of the few races in the nation that allow High School students to compete. And so, it’s with great pleasure to announce that one of our alumni from the 2017 Lake Tahoe DeCelle Memorial Relay has just won State in Cross Country for Nevada. Congrats to Carissa Buchholz! We had an opportunity to sit down and hear about her journey to champion.

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McFarland teams comes to the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay

McFarland, USA – An Opportunity to See What’s Right in This World

When TV shows, news stations, and nearly every media outlet focuses on the negative, sometimes you need to find an oasis of positivity. Political stance aside, uplifting sports stories are a way for all of us to find inspiration in these trying times. This is where the movie McFarland, USA comes in.

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Labor Day SALE! Celebrate a Summer Tradition & Get $200 off the Lake Tahoe Relay!

Labor Day SALE!!! Celebrate a Summer Tradition & Get $200 off the Lake Tahoe Relay

Labor Day symbolizes the unofficial end of summer. It’s a time to go to the beach, BBQ and of course, hang out with friends and family. Another summertime tradition is the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay! To celebrate the end of an awesome summer and successful 2017 race, we’re running a sale for 16% off registration IF you Register by Tuesday, September 5th for the 2018 race!

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Another Factoid... DeCelle Memorial Race Allows High School Teams to Compete!

Another Factoid...DeCelle Memorial Race Allows High School Teams to Compete!

Being one of the few relay races in America to allow high school teams to take part, this is their chance to experience the mountains while building comradery with their friends. We want to give the next generation of active youth a positive outlet through running. So, as part of the 54th edition, we’re giving any high school team that wishes to race a discount.

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53rd DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Video Recap

We heard you! Sale extended to July 1st on next year's Lake Tahoe Relay

We heard you! Sale extended to July 1st on next year's Lake Tahoe Relay

Over the past few days we’ve received multiple emails asking if we could extend the deadline. Our goal at the DeCelle Memorial Race isn’t about making money, but continuing the legacy of this race moving forward. So, we thought why not?

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Thats a wrap on the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay!

That’s a Wrap on the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay!

Thanks for racing with us at the 53rd DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay. When my family took over the event a year ago we wanted to continue the legacy of the DeCelle family and this great event. We’re so fortunate that all of you committed to continue running around Lake Tahoe.

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Things to Know before the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay

Things to Know before the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay

Hidee-Ho! Race day is nearly upon us! I hope you’re just as excited as we are. I know there’s a ton of questions running in everyone’s minds. So, to help you we thought we’d send out one last email to answer a few of the major ones.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 7 – Camp Richardson from Logging to Extravagance

Relay Video Series: Leg 7 – Camp Richardson from Logging to Extravagance

Our seventh video of our Relay Video Series is about Leg 7 which is the last leg of the race and starts at Emerald Bay along the West Shore (you and your entire team will feel like you’re on top of the world) and concludes 11.02 miles later at the Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 6 – Emerald Bay - (Holm) to the finest Scandinavian Architecture in the US

Relay Video Series: Leg 6 – Emerald Bay - “Holm” to the finest Scandinavian Architecture in the US

This is the shortest leg but it also has the biggest climb at over 1200'. The true ‘mountain enthusiast’ on the team will get the opportunity to climb DL Bliss Hill, clocking just under 3 miles with an average grade of 4.5%. Once over the top of DL Bliss, you’re treated to a few small descents and ascents before the final breathtaking descent into Emerald Bay.

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A BIG THANK YOU! 50% off next year’s Lake Tahoe Relay

A BIG THANK YOU! 50% off next year’s Lake Tahoe Relay

The 53rd installment of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay is only a few days away, and we cannot begin to express how amped we are for you to join us! How excited are we? As the saying goes… “Put up or shut up!” So, to show you how much we appreciate you joining us this year, at the end of the race, the first beer at the post party is on us! Yup, you heard that right! Our friends at South Lake Brewing Company have sponsored us to give you a nice cold brew to enjoy all the work you’ve done! But that’s not all! We’re also offering a one-time special of 50% off your 2018 registration. If you sign-up by Saturday, June 24th! Get rewarded for planning ahead!

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Thanks to our 2017 Partners!

Thanks to our 2017 Partners!

The 53rd annual DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay couldn’t happen without the support of our partners. Because of their generosity, we know in our hearts that this upcoming race is going to be the best one yet! We’re particularly honored that each of these local businesses have chosen to support our efforts. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s extravaganza and want you to meet each of our partners.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 5 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Relay Video Series: Leg 5 - Tahoe’s Connection to the Godfather II Movie

Our fifth video of our Relay Video Series is about Leg 5 which starts at Tahoe City and concludes 10.7 miles later at Meeks Bay. Heading south on Highway 89, the race continues along the West Shore of the lake. Mostly flat, this section is fast with fantastic views of the East Shore. In addition to the amazing scenery don’t forget to check out one of most iconic mansions in film.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 4 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Relay Video Series: Leg 4 - Kings Beach to Tahoe City - 9.6 miles

Our fourth video of our Relay Video Series is about Leg 4 which starts at Kings Beach along the North Shore and concludes 9.6 miles later at Tahoe City. This segment on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is highlighted with a climb and decent over Dallor Hill and a run across the historic Fanny Bridge.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 3 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Relay Video Series: Leg 3 – From Clear Cutting to Chicago Mobsters the East Shore’s History is Exciting!

Our third video of our Relay Video Series is about Leg 3 which starts at Sand Harbor and concludes 9.5 miles later at Kings Beach. This segment on the east shore of Lake Tahoe has beauty and history, from clear cutting to Chicago mobsters.

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Lake Tahoes most famous bagpiper - Sean Cummings

4,881 miles!

That’s how far the shores of Lake Tahoe are from the city of Glasgow, Scotland. The sea of rolling green highlands, deep culture, and the sounds of bagpipes might be distant, but for the 53rd edition of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Race, it will feel like the bagpipe’s bellows are calling to you on your way to the finish line. How can that be? Well, we’ve enlisted the help of Lake Tahoe’s most famous bagpiper...Sean Cummings.

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Preparing to run at Altitude

Preparing to run at Altitude

We’re just under 30 days out from the 53rd edition of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay! With Lake Tahoe standing at an elevation of 6,229’, this might be a bit more challenging for some while others think nothing of it.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 2 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Relay Video Series: Leg 2 – A Tycoon Keeps Nevada Pristine

Our second video of our Relay Video Series is about Leg 2 which starts at Cave Rock and concludes 13.1 miles later at Sand Harbor. This might be the longest segment of the race, but you’re also blessed with some of the most unspoiled natural beauty on Lake Tahoe.

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Relay Video Series: Leg 1 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Relay Video Series: Leg 1 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay

Lake Tahoe has majestic views and tons of activities. This has inspired us to create a series of videos highlighting each leg of the race. Our first video is about Leg 1 which starts at the Tahoe Beach Retreat and concludes 8.6 miles later at Cave Rock.

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Honoring our Fallen Troops by Partnering With Two Great Causes

Honoring our Fallen Troops by Partnering With Two Great Causes

The DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay has always had a close connection to our troops. This historic race was re-named in 1971 in honor of Captain Robert E DeCelle Jr who was killed in action in Vietnam. On top of that, El Dorado County has the highest per capita concentration of veterans in all of California. Inspired by our good friend Jim Cahill, a veteran and special education teacher in South Lake, we decided this year to go above and beyond our normal way of honoring our fallen troops by partnering with two great causes for even more awareness.

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Read More - We Need YOU! Join Our Volunteer Team

We Need YOU! Join Our Volunteer Team

Believe it or not, Spring has sprung (just ignore that snow on your porch) and Summer is close. This can only mean one thing... The running season in beautiful Lake Tahoe is about to kick-off and the premiere event on the calendar is THE 53RD RUNNING OF THE DECELLE MEMORIAL LAKE TAHOE RELAY on Saturday, June 10, 2017. To ensure this year’s event continues its successful history, we need one secret ingredient - YOU - as a volunteer!

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Read More - Introducing A New Course For 2017

Introducing A New Course For 2017

The 53rd edition of the Lake Tahoe Relay is full of old tradition and new surprises. The relay will still wrap around one of the most majestic mountain lakes in the world, but for this year, we have a few exciting changes we know you’ll enjoy.

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Read More about Lake Tahoe Relay Easter Flash Sale. Hop to it and get 16% OFF when you register by April 16th

Easter Flash Sale: Hop to it & get 16% OFF the Lake Tahoe Relay

We've passed the spring equinox, officially bringing an end to winter. To celebrate the new season as well as Easter on April 16th, we’re running a sale of 16% OFF if you register by Sunday, April 23rd! So, lace up those running shoes and grab your water bottle. Hop out of that chair like the Easter Bunny and sign up for the Lake Tahoe Relay.

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Read More about Introducing the Lake Tahoe Relay – Team Finder Facebook Group

Introducing the Lake Tahoe Relay – Team Finder Facebook Group

We heard your calls to find other runners and build teams so we decided to create a digital community via a Facebook Group to help. Teams and individual runners alike can find each another so everyone can participate in this historic race.

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Read More about Double Dog Dare You to Run Around Lake Tahoe

Double Dog Dare You to Run Around Lake Tahoe

In 1959, that's exactly what happened. A couple of runners from San Jose State College thought, "Hey, I bet you we can run around Lake Tahoe!" Over their New Year's holiday, they did just that!

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Read More about New Start/Finish Line

New Start/Finish Line at this Years Relay

The Lake Tahoe Relay crew is preparing for another awesome race which is only 4 months away. This event will be taking place on June 10, 2017. New this year, participants will kick off the 2017 race in fashion with the starting line at the Tahoe Beach Retreat!

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2019 Event at a Glance

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM

Click here to register!

Race Head Quarters - Host Hotel

Tahoe Beach Retreat and Lodge

Tahoe Beach Retreat and Lodge

3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 541-6722

www.tahoebeachretreat.com