Lake Tahoe Truckee Running FAQ

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Currently we have one event where dogs are allowed and celebrated. Click here for the Tail Wagger 5K.

Yes and no. It depends on the “dog” rules at the venue. For example the California State Park venues…no dogs. So shoot us an email ahead of time to make sure its OK.

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Yes, walkers are welcomed at each of races except for the marathon distance.

There is no age minimum. However, if under 18 then a parent or guardian need be present to sign the wavier.

This depends on the race. But in general, we have water stops every couple of miles.

  • 5Ks – at least one
  • 10Ks – at least two
  • 1/2 Marathon – at least three
  • Marathon – at least four

There is a large amount of information and debate on the subject of altitude affecting athletic performance. Here are some helpful links regarding various techniques and discussion on the impact of elevation. Running Times Magazine

Age groups are in 5 year increments, by gender (0-14, 15-19, 20-24, etc.). Age is determined by the runners age on 12/31 of the race year.

Yes there are cut off times. A rough idea is to think 18 minute mile pace. You can walk the race if you’d prefer, whatever you’d like to do to have your own Big Blue Adventure. Please inform us ahead of time if you are going to walk the event, it will help us keep track of you.

Map and terrain information can be found on each of the trail runs respective web pages under the maps and venue links.