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Truckee Half Marathon

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A challenging marathon with some steep hills and epic views of Mount Rose and the Legacy Trail. Great for runners who love to take on the hills. Come along for the finisher’s medal and post-race celebrations.

How to enter the Truckee Half Marathon

  1. Kids Run

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  2. Truckee 5K

    Run 5km
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  3. Truckee Half Marathon

    Run 21.097km
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Truckee Half Marathon routes

The races start and finish in Historic Downtown Truckee, and the courses will take in scenic sierra views and a taste of the mountain town. The terrain is a mix between 80% concrete and 20% dirt around Truckee's trails. There will be fully-stocked aid stations on the course.

Half Marathon:

After the start, head west around Donner Lake. After 11 miles, there is a challenging climb up Northwoods Blvd, before heading downhill towards the finish on the Trout Creek Trail.

Total Elevation Gain: 1618ft


This is an out and back course on the Trout Creek Trail.

Kids Run:

This is an out and back course on the Trout Creek Trail. The turning point will depend on the child's age.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Race bib
  • Quality race t-shirt
  • Timing chip
  • Aid stations
  • Finisher's medal
  • Goody bag
  • Recover nutrition
  • Cold drinks
  • Iconic course
  • Race photos
  • Beerathon party, featuring live music, games, and special food and drink
Raceday Logistics

Friday 31st July:

  • 16:00 - Race packet pick-up and Registration opens @ Tahoe Sports Hub
  • 18:00 - Race packet pick-up and Registration closes
  • 18:00 - Race reception @ Alibi Ale Truckee

Saturday 1st August:

  • 06:00 - Race packet pick-up and Registration opens @ Alibi Ale Truckee
  • 06:00 - Check-in for Vendors opens
  • 06:30 - Check-in for Volunteers
  • 07:00 - Check-in for Vendors and Race packet pick-up and Registration closes
  • 07:00 - Starting area opens
  • 07:30 - Truckee Half Marathon starts
  • 07:35 - Truckee 5K starts
  • 08:15 - Kids Run starts
  • 08:50 - First finisher of Half Marathon expected
  • 10:00 - Beerathon Party in the parking lot
  • 11:00 - Half Marathon cut-off time
  • 16:00 - After-party finishes
Kit List

The course is mixed-terrain, so please wear appropriate footwear. Road running shoes or trail shoes should be fine. You should also make sure to keep yourself hydrated and energised throughout the race.


Spectators are welcome to come and support, but should be aware that the roads are not closed to traffic, so they should stay safe. On the trail sections, please stay mindful towards other members of the public.


Volunteers can earn a free race registration of their own. In return for volunteering a minimum of 4 hours, you will receive:

  • $10 of Big Blue Adventure Bucks for future events
  • Event SWAG
  • Food and drink
  • Awards ceremony and afterparty

Volunteers must be older than 17, or accompanied by an adult/guardian

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.
Is there a cut-off time?
Yes, for the Half Marathon, runners must finish within a time of 3hrs30mins. This means that you must maintain an average pace of 14mins50secs per mile. You can continue running, but your result will not be recorded and there will be no on-course support.
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.

Truckee Half Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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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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