Our original plan of running the race was scheduled to be in early September. And as you may remember, that’s right during the peak of the Caldor Fire. After a long deliberation weighing the pros & cons, we’ve decided instead of running the full DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay, we’re going to make it a “fun” run.
What Does That Mean
For 2021, we’re going to run only the last leg of the race. The plan is to meet up at the Camp Richardson General Store around 11:30 am and start the run at high noon. Since this is a fun run, we recommend taking the more scenic route and run the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path for the first segment.
Goal is Camaraderie
The goal this year is to make it fun. Rather than focusing on the full relay for 2021, we’re putting emphasis on getting the running community together. After we’ve run the final leg, we’ll be serving up FREE Pizza from Blue Dog as well as drinks at Lakeview Commons. Swap stories about the past few years and maybe even talk some friendly trash on who’s going to win the full 2022 race. Regardless, let’s meet up and enjoy our time together.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Cahill at email@example.com
Why Only One Leg?
It wasn’t just one thing, but rather a few. Our #1 priority is to make it a fun, safe, AND enjoyable run. Sometimes the weather in the Sierra can put you in a lull. Long bouts of sunshine and warm temps are not out of the question any time of year. Heck, October can provide some of the best temps for running all year.
Of course, 2021 has been the exception to the rule. We’ve had snow AND VERY cold temps the last week. And especially in the mornings, we’ve heard of black ice too. Instead of making it a miserable and potentially dangerous affair, we decided to start later and remove the frigid temps and safety issues.
Not Just A Run…
Our races have never been about making money. It’s always been a labor of love. Instead of paying for our race this year, we ask that you donate to the local High School cross country teams since they’re having a challenging season yet again.
How To Donate
If you feel like donating to a local High School, please reach out to the following contacts:
El Dorado High
Tara Grudin: firstname.lastname@example.org
South Tahoe High School
Contact Sean Sweeney: email@example.com
Contact Ponderosa Head Coach Karen Norwood: Kwyliefirstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Ridge High School
Amber Heinlein: email@example.com