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Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler

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Take part in this scenic run at the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The fast and flat route takes you along the Truckee River, with plenty of wildlife spotting. Don't miss out on the post-race celebrations, with music, food and drinks.

How to enter the Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. 8 Miler

    Run 8mi
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Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler routes

Event check-in, registration, and parking is located at Squaw Valley.

Squaw Valley Half Marathon:

Starting and finishing at the Village At Squaw Valley, the out-and-back course is fast and flat taking you through the Truckee River valley. The terrain is mainly paved. You're bound to spot some incredible nature, such as eagles, deer, and trout. There are five aid stations on the route, stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, fruit, and snacks.

Run to Squaw:

Starting at Commons Beach, this is a 7.9 mile route along the Truckee River, surrounded by stunning scenery. The course is mostly flat, with a few uphills, and there are aid stations on the way to keep you energised and hydrated. The finish is in the heart of Village At Squaw Valley. A shuttle will have taken you from Squaw Valley to the start line.

Event Details

What’s Included

Each Race Entry Includes:

  • Free Online Photo
  • Participant Tech Shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • After-Party: music, food & drinks
  • Recovery food including fruit and bagels
  • A free Lagunitas beer for everyone 21+


  • 1st Male and Female in Age Group Categories (every 5 years)
Raceday Logistics

Saturday 6th June:

  • 15:00 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration starts
  • 17:00 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration finishes

Sunday 7th June:

Squaw Valley Half Marathon:

  • 06:30 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration starts
  • 07:30 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration finishes
  • 07:45 - Pre-race briefing
  • 08:00 - Half marathon starts
  • 09:20 - Predicted first half marathon finisher
  • 11:00 - Prize-giving

Run to Squaw:

  • 07:15 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration starts
  • 07:30 - First shuttle leaves Village at Squaw (by Starbucks)
  • 08:15 - Packet pick-up, check-in and registration finishes
  • 08:30 - Final shuttle leaves Village at Squaw (by Starbucks)
  • 08:50 - Pre-race briefing
  • 09:00 - 8-mile race starts
  • 09:50 - Predicted first 8-mile finisher
  • 11:00 - Prize-giving
Kit List

The terrain is mostly paved, so normal running shoes are suitable. The sierra air down by the river can be fresh, but generally you should be ok in normal running gear.


Volunteers can earn a free race registration of their own. Per hour of volunteering, you will receive $10 of Big Blue Adventure Bucks for future events. Volunteers must be aged 17 or older.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase tickets on the day?
If the event has not already sold out, tickets can be purchased on the day at an extra cost of $5.
Can I wear headphones?
It is not encouraged to wear headphones, both for your own personal enjoyment of the race and for the safety of your fellow runners. Running without headphones will allow you to appreciate the race environment, build camaraderie with other runners, and hear instructions and encouragement from volunteers.
Are dogs allowed?
No dogs are allowed on the course. In the venue area, dogs are permitted but should be kept on a leash at all times.
What are the ages for youth/senior?
To be eligible for a "senior ticket", you must be at least 62 years old. For a youth ticket, you must be between the age of 8 and 18.

Squaw Valley Half Marathon & Run to Squaw 8 Miler weather forecast

Possible light snow (< 1 in.) in the morning.

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Big Blue Adventure, LLC (BBA) is an event production, management, and marketing company based in Lake Tahoe. BBA specializes in creating, owning and operating, promotion and implementation of popular sporting events. Our focus is ensuring that participants, sponsors, spectators, and the media are rewarded with the best possible experience. BBA also provides professional services to corporations and associations that wish to meet their business goals through special events.



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