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Submitted by arichmond on Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 9:15am

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Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or arichmond@squaw.com



Squaw Valley Announces New 2012 Trail Running Series


[Olympic Valley, Calif.] June 21, 2012 – This summer, in conjunction Big Blue Adventure and the Auburn Ski Club, Squaw Valley announces a new trail running series comprising of trail runs ranging from easy, light races to more substantial trail runs. Home to the start of Western States 100, miles of alpine trails and breathtaking vistas, Squaw Valley is the ultimate trail running destination.

See below for details for this summer’s trail runs:

 
June 24: Big Blue Adventure Run to Squaw
8 a.m. start (Tahoe City)
Get your juices flowing by running to Squaw from Tahoe City. This 7.9 mile course travels alongside the Truckee River. Enjoy spectacular views along this stunning scenic corridor. This run is perfect for all ability levels. Click here for details.
Distance: 7.9 miles

 

July 7: Village Run
9:30 a.m. start; Registration 8 a.m. to 9 a.m
Run to Squaw Creek, back over to Red Dog via Western States Trail via a 5K or 10K trail. Race starts at the East end of The Village at Squaw Valley. Click here for details. 
Distance: 5K & 10K

 

August 4: 32nd Annual Mountain Run
9 a.m. start
Starting at the base of Squaw Valley (elevation 6,200 feet), runners, walkers and hikers will climb the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (elevation 8,200 feet) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments and beer are provided. The race is a fundraiser for local cancer programs and the Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Program. Click here for details.
Distance:  5.7K

 

August 25: Mutt Strut Fun Run
11 a.m. start
Prior to the kick-off of Squaw’s pet-friendly Peaks and Paws Festival, pet lovers can enjoy a quick 3K around Squaw’s base area with their furry friends. $5 registration. All profits benefit the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Dogs welcome. Click here for details. 
Distance: 3K
 
September 15: High Camp Run and Pool Party
11:30 a.m. start at High Camp, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the base area
Run on the High Camp trails at elevation 8,200 feet with incredible views of Lake Tahoe and the surround Sierra Nevada mountains. After the race, participants can enjoy access to Squaw’s High Camp Pool and Hot Tub and poolside Umbrella Bar, both located on the top of the mountain. Click here for details.
Distance: 5k & 10k

 

October 6: Oktoberfest Run to Squaw
Get your juices flowing before enjoying Oktoberfest by running to Squaw from Tahoe City. This 7.9 mile course travels alongside the Truckee River. Enjoy spectacular views along this stunning scenic corridor. 8 a.m. start. Click here for details.
Distance: 7.9 miles

 

Click here to view the full 2012 summer events calendar online.

 

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squaw’s scenic Aerial Tram transports guests to elevation 8,200 feet to experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller skating, paintball and ziplining. At the base of the mountain, Squaw’s vibrant Village offers shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer long.
 
For great summer lodging packages, call 1-866-366-7261 or visit squaw.com.
 

 

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