36th Annual Squaw Mountain Run
For the past 35 years, on the first Saturday of August or last Saturday in July, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200') the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200') where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer are provided. Participants can choose to run or take a more leisurely pace and hike. For the less energetic – let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & join our knowledgeable guides for the beautiful flower walk on easy rolling terrain. Registration is now open. Go to squawmountainrun.com for all of the details to register.
The event gives 20% of the funds it raises to the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center in Truckee. Last year the very successful event donated $2,100 in event proceeds and an additional $2,210 that was raised through donations. Auburn Ski Club Training Center took over organizing the SMR for the hospital nine years ago and since has donated over $25,000 to the Cancer Center.
See more information at the Facebook event page