Organizers are expecting more than 500 runners and hikers to line up at Squaw Valley USA for the annual Squaw Mountain Run. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA, (6,200 feet) the challenging course climbs the 3.6 mile-mountain run to High Camp (8,200).
Registration is open by mail until July 25th, and online at squaw mountainrun.com.
Participants can also register on August 1st from 4 to 7 p.m. and on race day from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Squaw Valley USA in front of the ticket windows in the village.
Liability waivers are required and parents must sign for minors under age 18. Shirts in different colors and sizes will be available on a first-come first-served basis for $30 at the village race registration.
The mass start is at 9 a.m. at the bottom of the mountain run next to the Funitel building. There are two aid stations on the course with water and energy bars supplied by Clif Bar. At the High Camp finish, runners and hikers will enjoy a post-race party with light food, beer, music, awards, a raffle and a 2014 Squaw Mountain Run glass mug to take home.
With the stunning views of Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley as a backdrop, each participant and volunteer receives a ride down the tram.
For hikers looking for a more leisurely way to participate, they can sign up for the wild flower hike that includes a round trip tram ride, post-race party, and begins and finishes at High Camp.
Thanks to the generous year-after-year support of Squaw Valley USA, the Mountain Run benefits Junior Cross Country skiing programs and the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.