For all you fitness enthusiasts out there, its time to step off the elliptical and head out to Squaw Valley for an eye-candy filled run. This summer, in conjunction with Big Blue Adventure and the Auburn Ski Club, Squaw Valley has announced a new trail running series. The series includes seven trails, ranging from easy trails for those new to the sport of running, to more difficult challenging trails who have been lacing up the running shoes for years. With miles and miles of breathtaking views and scenic alpine trails, Squaw Valley is a runners ultimate dream.
Kicking off the series is the Big Blue Adventure Run to Squaw from Tahoe City. The races from then on goes as follows.
June 24: Big Blue Adventure Run to Squaw
8 a.m. start (Tahoe City)
Get your juices flowing by running to Squaw from Tahoe City. This 7.9 mile course travels alongside the Truckee River. Enjoy spectacular views along this stunning scenic corridor. This run is perfect for all ability levels. Click here for details.
Distance: 7.9 miles
July 7: Village Run
9:30 a.m. start; Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m
Run to Squaw Creek, back over to Red Dog via Western States Trail via a 5K or 10K trail. Race starts at the East end of The Village at Squaw Valley. Click here for details.
Distance: 5K & 10K
August 4: 32nd Annual Mountain Run
9 a.m. start
Starting at the base of Squaw Valley (elevation 6,200 feet), runners, walkers and hikers will climb the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (elevation 8,200 feet) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments and beer are provided. The race is a fundraiser for local cancer programs and the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Program. Click here for details.
August 25: Mutt Strut Fun Run
11 a.m. start
Prior to the kick-off of Squaw’s pet-friendly Peaks and Paws Festival, pet lovers can enjoy a quick 3K around Squaw’s base area with their furry friends. $5 registration. All profits benefit the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Dogs welcome. Click here for details.
September 8: Alpine to Squaw Run
9:30 a.m. start; Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Runners will start at the base of Alpine Meadows, running up the slopes to connect to the Pacific Crest Trail. Following the legendary PCT, participants will run along the mountain ridges to the peak of KT-22, before making their final descent to The Village at Squaw Valley. Transportation to Alpine start line included. $30 pre-registration, $35 day-of registration. Click here for details.
September 15: High Camp Run and Pool Party
11:30 a.m. start at High Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the base area
Run on the High Camp trails at elevation 8,200 feet with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surround Sierra Nevada mountains. After the race, participants can enjoy access to Squaw’s High Camp Pool and Hot Tub and poolside Umbrella Bar, both located on the top of the mountain. Click here for details.
Distance: 5k & 10k
October 6: Oktoberfest Run to Squaw
Get your juices flowing before enjoying Oktoberfest by running to Squaw from Tahoe City. This 7.9 mile course travels alongside the Truckee River. Enjoy spectacular views along this stunning scenic corridor. 8 a.m. start. Click here for details.
Distance: 7.9 miles
So grab your favorite pair of sneakers and head on down to one or more of these races to enjoy these scenic runs….your eyes will thank you later!