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Run to the Beach Recap

Monday, July 5th, 2010

“Holy crap this race was nutty,” wrote Reno resident and frequent Tahoe adventure racer Elaine V. on her Daily Mile update. Thanks to her Garmin Forerunner stats, I was kept in the loop on her Fourth of July Run to the Beach 10k performance, despite being 15 or so miles away on the West Shore. Here’s a look at the 10k race profile she posted on Twitter. Check out that elevation hike starting just before mile 2, ack!

Not only was there runner road kill on the start’s single track, but once battling intense up- and downhill sections, competitors had an uphill, loose sand route to the Kings Beach finish. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner-extraordinaire David Polivy was at the finish line snapping some shots. Congrats to all the winners (2010 race results should be posted online soon), and check Big Blue Adventure’s upcoming events to test your mettle.

Fourth of July in Kings Beach: Event and Gear Guide

Thursday, July 1st, 2010
Fireworks

It’s July 1st, just days from summer’s most popular holiday. Do you know what you’re doing this weekend? Put Lake Tahoe’s North Shore on your agenda and join us in Kings Beach. Tahoe Mountain Sports is staying open late (until 9 p.m.) on Saturday July 3, and we’re fully stocked with all your beach-going, fireworks-watching needs. Here’s where we’ll be hanging for the holiday, and what we’re taking with us:

FRIDAY July 2: The Music on the Beach summer concert series kicks off with local favorite the Blues Monsters in downtown Kings Beach, behind the playground area. We’ll be dancing to their combo of funk, jazz, blues and R&B starting at 6:30 p.m.

[our gear] Keen shoes that won’t slip on the dance floor but are comfy and cool

SATURDAY July 3: We’ll hit the beach, head back to the shop for the pre-fireworks rush, then get shore-side again for the official July 3rd Fireworks Celebration. The VIP viewing deck party at the North Tahoe Event Center starts at 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30), with music from Under the Radar with Serina Dawn. The fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m. Don’t forget we’re open until 9 p.m. if you need us!

[our gear] lightweight beach blankets, with a shade structure and beach umbrella, for the day, then low-back, folding chairs (starting at $17.95 at the shop) for the fireworks

SUNDAY July 4: We’re sponsoring the Run to the Beach 5 and 10K along with the Big Blue Adventure Series, Vasque running shoes and Lole women’s clothing, so look for us panting across the finish line. Register to run with us!

[our gear] Vasque Mindbender Trail Running Shoes (I’m gonna need those trail-running outsoles as I cross that sandy finish line) and the Lole Step Tank Top, super lightweight with an integrated sports bra

2nd Annual Run to the Beach 5k & 10k

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque are once again proud to sponsor the Run to the Beach 5k and 10k on the 4th of July! Last year’s event was a huge success and we are sure that this year’s will be as well. As with last year, both the the 5k and 10k start at the North Tahoe Regional Park and finish on the beach in Kings Beach across the street from Tahoe Mountain Sports. The 10k race takes a longer route, click here for a map of the exact routes. To register or for more information, go to BigBlueAdventure.com, or just click here.

The King’s Beach fireworks are scheduled for the evening of the 3rd, so make a weekend out of it and come enjoy summer in Tahoe!

Running to the Beach 2009

Running to the Beach 2009

Run to the Beach Finish

Run to the Beach Finish

Run to the Beach Race Results

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Thanks to everybody who came out and participated in the first Run to the Beach 5k or 10k race sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque Shoes. We also want to thank Icebreaker for coming in with an Icebreaker sock donation at the last minute. Overall, about 45 people participated in our inaugural event. We expect you all to come out next year and bring 2 friends to make the Run to the Beach the best 4th of July Trail Run in the Basin! Enjoy a couple of the photos below and click here to view the results.

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