Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sept. 28 road delays in Tahoe


(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.)— Motorists should expect road delays on
Highway 89 Sunday, September 28 for the Lake Tahoe Marathon.

Residents and visitors on the West Shore traveling northbound should
plan to arrive in Tahoe City before 8 a.m. or wait until after 10
a.m. as traffic will be held at many West Shore neighborhoods for
runners. The Marathon starts in Tahoe City at 8:30 a.m. and the road
typically opens behind the participants at a rate of 11 minutes per
mile. Sunnyside to Tahoe City is usually open at 8:52 a.m. in both
directions, and Homewood to Tahoe City is open at 9:36 a.m. in both

In South Lake Tahoe, Highway 89 northbound traffic will be closed
three miles north of Camp Richardson at Spring Creek Road from 7 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Highway 89 southbound traffic will be open, however,
motorists are subject to 30 to 45-minute delays.

Runners and walkers have a host of events to choose from during the
Lake Tahoe Marathon Race Week (September 24-28), including the
Marathon, coined “a Sunday morning run you’ll never forget;” Tahoe
Triple (three marathons in three consecutive days); Marathon Relay;
Half Marathon; Three-Day Triathlon; 10K; 20-Miler Run, Jog and Walk;
5K; Kayaking events; Bike Races; Free Kids Fun Run and Speed Golf.

For more information or to register (fees vary for events), call
530-544-7095 or visit the Lake Tahoe Marathon website at The website is also home to a course map
and profile and event descriptions.

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