While fireworks fly a day early here in Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, another event falls on the 4th of July that’s tons of fun for anybody and everybody.
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.