Race Day and Start Times
The 32nd Running of the
KOKANEE TRAIL RUNS
Sunday, October 8, 2023
9:00 am - 1/2 Marathon, 9:30 am - 10K and 5K
10:30 am - Tadpole Trot
EARLY PACKET PICKUP Saturday from 9:00-11:00 am at Blue Zone Sports
2011 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
**Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup Starts at 7:30 a.m. at Start/Finish area
Tadpole Trot $10 (No Price Change)
$30 (thru 8/26)
$40 (after 9/27)
$40 (thru 8/26)
$50 (after 9/27)
$60 (thru 8/26)
$80 (after 9/27)
Youth (12 and under)
$20, all distances (no price change)
Registering early helps us ensure the best possible race experience and limits waste. Thank you in advance for early registration!
The Kokanee Trail Runs have been a favorite among the running community for years in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The Half-Marathon, Tadpole Trot, 5k/10k on the shore of Fallen Leaf Lake are one of the many exciting and cultural events that take place during race weekend. The Kokanee Trail Runs offers:
-- offer unique finisher's awards for all and prizes for the top runners in each gender/age division of each race.
-- incredibly scenic courses
-- the Half marathon travels over the top of Tahoe Mountain with views of gorgeous Lake Tahoe
-- post-race refreshments and food available for all registered runners
-- a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) sanctioned event
-- a non-competitive half-mile “Tadpole Trot” for children 12 and under (Children participating in the half-mile non-competitive Tadpole Trot receive a finisher bag containing their award and refreshments)
Come join us for some amazing fall colors in one of the most beautiful places on the planet and take in one or more of the events that will be going on -- Camp Richardson's Annual Oktoberfest is held the first weekend of October on-site at the Camp Richardson resort. Oktoberfest provides fun and laughs for the whole family. A local's favorite, this Lake Tahoe festival features great food, music, family games and activities, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden. There is also the Fall Fish Festival, focusing on a variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its rivers. In addition to the Kokanee, these species include the federally protected Lahontan cutthroat trout and little-know smaller fish, such as speckled dace. The U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center is located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Join the fun and participate in this free family event which has become one of the most fascinating educational and wildlife viewing events in Northern California. The festival encourages participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities.
After the race, stay to celebrate your achievement with a cold beverages and a grilled meal (hamburgers, hot dogs, and a vegetarian option)
Special event shirt which is sustainably sourced and made from 100% recycled materials.
Due to availability adult unisex sizes will be long sleeve while kids sizes will be short sleeve.
Recover Brands ensures shirts are made from post industrial cotton scraps and post consumer plastics using renewable energy sources and offering fair wages to employees.
Orders after August 27th will not be guaranteed a shirt due to lead-time and availability, although we did order extras based on past race entries. You may not get your preferred size.
2023 Start/Finish will once again take place from South Tahoe High School. Start/Finish line will be located at the Football Field behind the High School. Parking is available in any of the lots at the high school.
Race day registration and bib pickup will be located at the Football Field.
Restrooms available on the north end of the Football Field.
2023 Kokanee races will benefit a non-profit to be named closer to the race.
For the safety of all participants there will be NO HEADPHONES, NO DOGS, STROLLERS OR BABY JOGGERS allowed. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation.
12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
In the event that unforseen circumstances (wildfires, local or State Covid restrictions, US Forest Service restrictions, or other situation outside the control of Tahoe Mountain Milers), refunds will not be issued. Any profits will be donated to the charity(ies) of choice for that year's race.
Event's current local time: 2:58 PM PT
In the event of inclement weather, start times may be adjusted. Weather at this time of the year is very favorable, but storms with lighting will affect race start time. Any changes will be communicated via your UltraSignup email.