On Saturday, June 8, 2019, runners will once again run counter-clockwise around Lake Tahoe in the 55th annual DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay. Considered to be the oldest relay race in the country, the Lake Tahoe Relay began as a New Year’s gag by a group of college runners in 1959, grew into a tribute to a beloved son, and has evolved over decades as a family’s labor of love. With altitudes up to 6,500 ft. on the 72-mile course around scenic Lake Tahoe, this race is as fun as it is challenging.
The Lake Tahoe Relay teams consist of 7 people, each running approximately 8 to 12 miles. The (1) person 72-mile ultra marathon circling beautiful Lake Tahoe. The event will start at 5:00 am at the start finish line of the Lake Tahoe Relay. Competitors will have 15 hours to complete the course and will need to done by 8 pm. The (2) person 72-mile relay. Each member will run 36 miles alternating legs on as needed based off team dynamics. The event will start at 5 am and teams will have 15 hours to complete the race.
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