Squaw Mountain Run

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Date(s) - 07/28/2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Squaw Valley Village



First man and first woman to cross the finish line win $150!

Participation benefits the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center & ASC Training Center Programs.


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Through July 27th: Register in person at Tahoe Mountain Sports (Safeway Plaza, Truckee) Open 10am-6pm (Cash or Check only. No credit cards.)

July 27th 4 – 7 pm: Registration & Bib pick up at The Village at Squaw Valley

July 28th 7:00 am – 8:15 am: Registration & Bib pick up at The Village at Squaw Valley

First 100 registrants receive a special race gift.  Go register at TMS today!

No mail in registration!

All racers must fill out an ASC Waiver  and a Squaw-Valley-Waiver-2016-17 before participating in the event.

Parents or legal guardians must sign and submit waivers for minors.

Please contact Race Director Meg Seifert with questions m.seifert@assoc.auburnskiclub.org



Before July 4th July 5th-July 26th July 27th Day of Race
Adult $40 $45 $50 $65
Junior (under 20) $25 $30 $35 $50

For the past 37 years, on the first Saturday of August, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’), the course climbs the 3.6 mile Mountain Run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer from Fiftyfifty brewery in Truckee are provided.  Participants can choose to RUN or take a more leisurely pace and HIKE, or Nordic walk (hike with poles). For the less energetic – let the cable car do the 2,000 foot elevation gain & join TINS knowledgeable guides for the beautiful FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain. 

You can buy a Squaw Mountain Run Tech Shirt or Head Sweats hat for $20 at the race registration at Tahoe Mt. Sports or at Squaw. Sorry, we don’t take any pre-orders. We will have lots of different colors to choose from in Men’s and Women’s sizes and a few kids sizes.  First come first serve.


 Flower Walk with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

For the less energetic or those inclined to learn more about nature! – Signing up for our Flower walk gets you a tram ride up to High Camp (tram ticket included in your entry) & a knowledgeable guide, Michelle Witte, from TINS, to show you what and where the best flowers are. The  blooms are usually spectacular this time of year. As a participant you are also entered into the raffle and get a souvenir beer mug. Registration is the same as the race – just check the flower walk option on the reg form & check in at the flower walk/spectator tickets table to get your free cable car ticket.  The group will meet Michelle at the bottom of the Tram and take the 9am tram up to the top together.

Help Fight Cancer

For many the event has become a way to celebrate life following personal struggles with cancer or in memory of a loved one who may have been less fortunate.

There will be a flag at registration for those who wish to sign, and write names of loved ones. The flag will be carried up by a volunteer participant and we will hold a short prayer ceremony at the Awards ceremony.Twenty percent of funds raised from The Squaw Mountain Run are donated to The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to fund programs and services for cancer patients at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.  In the last six years since Auburn Ski Club took over the event – we have raised over $25,000 to support these efforts.

Race Includes

  • Transport of your spare clothes up to High Camp (bring a compact bag (labeled with your name)  for your gear
  • 2 Aid stations on the course (first one with just water, second with water, Heed & Hammer Gel to fuel you for the last push to the finish)
  • Brad Henry Mugs for the top 3 men and top three women overall
  • Awards for the uphill competitors – top 3 places in 10 year age categories.
  • All participants entered in the raffle for some great prizes from Salomon and our other supporters
  • All participants receive a souvenir beer glass at the finish line.
  • Live music & light refreshments & beer at High Camp
  • Discounted tram ride to High Camp for spectators
  • Flag at the awards to honor those who are battling cancer, have lost their lives to cancer, or have beat cancer!
  • Free cable car ride back down
  • Souvenir Salomon Tech shirts available for purchase on a first come basis beginning at reg

Discounted Cable Car rides to High Camp are available for friends and family at bib pick up before 8:30am (cash or check only – payable to Auburn Ski Club.  No Credit cards please).  Rates from 2017 (prices should be close):

  • Adults – $20
  • 5-18yrs  – $15
  • 4 & under – free

Volunteer & Get a Free Tram Ride

We need help at registration, at feed stations, and at High Camp. Please signup here if you can help.

Calendar of Events:

July 28thSquaw Mt. Run

August 2nd: Sierra Crest Trail preview and bib pick up at the race start Tahoe Donner

August 3rd: Happy Hour at Tahoe Mt. Sports from 5pm-6pm.  At 6pm there will be a race question and answer session with the race directors.

August 4thSierra Crest 30 and 50K

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