The Lake Tahoe Relay is one of a kind experience that allows high school teams to race in the OLDEST relay race in the US. Listen to the coaches of the legendary McFarland USA Cross Country team as to why they make sure they come back year after year AND why you should join us this year.
Labor Day SALE!!! Celebrate a Summer Tradition & Get $200 off the Lake Tahoe Relay
August 27, 2017
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!
Another Factoid...DeCelle Memorial Race Allows High School Teams to Compete!
August 12, 2017
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.
53rd DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Video Recap
July 1, 2017
We heard you! Sale extended to July 1st on next year's Lake Tahoe Relay
June 26, 2017
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?
That’s a Wrap on the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay!
June 15, 2017
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.
Things to Know before the 53rd Lake Tahoe Relay
June 9, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 7 – Camp Richardson from Logging to Extravagance
June 9, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 6 – Emerald Bay - “Holm” to the finest Scandinavian Architecture in the US
June 8, 2017
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.
A BIG THANK YOU! 50% off next year’s Lake Tahoe Relay
June 7, 2017
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!
Thanks to our 2017 Partners!
June 4, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 5 - Tahoe’s Connection to the Godfather II Movie
May 24, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 4 - Kings Beach to Tahoe City - 9.6 miles
May 22, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 3 – From Clear Cutting to Chicago Mobsters the East Shore’s History is Exciting!
May 20, 2017
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.
May 17, 2017
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.
Preparing to run at Altitude
May 13, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 2 – A Tycoon Keeps Nevada Pristine
May 11, 2017
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.
Relay Video Series: Leg 1 of the new Lake Tahoe Relay
May 9, 2017
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.
Honoring our Fallen Troops by Partnering With Two Great Causes
May 3, 2017
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.
We Need YOU! Join Our Volunteer Team
April 25, 2017
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!
Introducing A New Course For 2017
April 17, 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.
Easter Flash Sale: Hop to it & get 16% OFF the Lake Tahoe Relay
April 11, 2017
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.
Introducing the Lake Tahoe Relay – Team Finder Facebook Group
April 6, 2017
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.
Tahoe Beach Retreat: Convenience, Location and Fun – all wrapped into one!
March 29, 2017
Just imagine... Rising out of bed, lacing up your shoes, grabbing a bite to eat and walking straight to the starting line. No traffic, no parking nightmares, no extra outside stresses! Our lodging sponsor this year brings that exact dream into reality. But that’s not all! In addition, all festivities from Pre & Post-parties as well as the start and finish of the race will happen right at the Tahoe Beach Retreat!
Double Dog Dare You to Run Around Lake Tahoe
March 22, 2017
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!
New Start/Finish Line at this Years Relay
March 11, 2017
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!