(Kings Beach, California) – Big Blue Adventure is excited to announce the return of the annual Run to the Beach, this Fourth of July holiday in beautiful Kings Beach, California. A true “all ages and all abilities” race, this 5K and 10K trail run is designed for families, running enthusiasts and those who may be new to friendly competitive trail running.
The point-to-point race starts at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, a hidden gem among North Lake Tahoe’s public parks, tours runners through scenic pine forest with breathtaking lake views and finishes on the beach in front of the North Tahoe Events Center in Downtown Kings Beach. Runners have the option of taking the full 10K course along a mix of scenic single track, dirt roads and along quiet neighborhood streets; or the shorter 5K course which leaves off some of the longer, off-road sections. The Run to the Beach is scheduled to get underway at 8 a.m.
Runners can register online at TahoeTrailRunning.com or at Tahoe Mountain Sports on July 2nd and 3rd from the hours of 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Runners can also register on race day (July 4th) at the North Tahoe Regional Park. An awards ceremony will be held on the beach following the morning’s race and a shuttle will be provided to return runners to the North Tahoe Regional Park from the beach finish.
Runners, friends and their families are encouraged to explore the Fourth of July Festivities in Kings Beach and throughout North Lake Tahoe, including fireworks shows in Kings Beach on July 3rd and in Tahoe City on July 4th.
The Run to the Beach is part of the 2012 Tahoe Trail Running Series presented by Salomon and Big Blue Adventure. To register online or find out more information about the Run to the Beach and other great Lake Tahoe trail runs click over to TahoeTrailRunning.com.
Big Blue Adventure is Lake Tahoe’s home for human powered sport. With more than 25 competitive events scheduled for the 2012 season athletes can choose between trail runs, off-road and traditional triathlons, mountain biking, adventure racing, standup paddle boarding and open-water swimming. For more information, race registration and to volunteer to be part of the Big Blue Adventure team click over to BigBlueAdventure.com or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BigBlueAdventure.
From 6,229′ at Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Mountain Sports brings you the best in outdoor gear, footwear and specialty clothing from top brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Deuter, Merrell and Salomon. Let them gear you up for your next adventure: Visit their store in Downtown Kings Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, at 8331 North Lake Boulevard, or shop anytime online at TahoeMountainSports.com.
North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.