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Truckee Half Marathon

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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.

Logistics and schedule

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

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.

How to get there

10027 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

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Location: Alibi Ale Works, 10069 Bridge Street, Truckee, CA 96161

By Car:

Truckee is located from:

  • San Francisco: 200 miles northeast
  • Sacramento: 100 miles east
  • Reno: 40 miles west
  • Lake Tahoe: 12 miles north


Parking will not be available at the main venue, although metered parking is accessible on most nearby streets.

By Air:

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is approximately 40 miles from Truckee. There is a North Lake Tahoe Express shuttle from the airport to Truckee Tahoe.

Truckee Tahoe Airport is nearby, but there is no commercial service.

By Train:

The Amtrak stops in Truckee once a day heading east and once a day heading west.

By Bus:

The Greyhound stops in Truckee four times a day. You can buy tickets in advance or when boarding the bus.

Amtrak buses drop off Eastbound passengers and collect Westbound passengers at Truckee three times a day.

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.
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Kids Run
7:30am Sat 1st Aug 2020
Truckee 5K
7:35am Sat 1st Aug 2020
Truckee Half Marathon
12:00am Sat 1st Aug 2020
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