An event with something for everyone, and for a worthy cause
Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASCTC) is pleased to host the 37th Squaw Mountain Run at Squaw Valley on Saturday, July 29, 2017. This is an event which has become an anticipated annual pilgrimage for hundreds of runners and hikers over the years.
Starting at 6,200 ft., the course climbs the 3.6 mile Mountain Run to High Camp at an elevation of 8,200 ft., where participants savor the completion of a challenging athletic endeavor with awards, live music, a raffle and refreshments amid one of the most breathtaking backdrops nature has to offer.
The event also includes a wonderful opportunity for non-competitors with the annual Flower Walk, which takes place in the meadows around High Camp. Flower Walk participants, who get a free tram ride, raffle entry and a souvenir beer mug with registration, board the Cable Car at 9 am, just as the run begins. Guides from the Tahoe Institute for Natural Resources will lead the Flower Walk this year.
The Squaw Mountain Run, in addition to raising funds for ASCTC’s Nordic and Biathlon programs, is also a benefit for the Gene Upshaw Cancer Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Participation is the SMR has become an annual affirmation of life for many who havehad personal struggles with cancer, or choose to honor the memory of a loved one who has succumbed to the disease. A memory flag will be available to sign at registration and will be carried up the mountain by a volunteer, where a brief prayer ceremony and moment of silence will be held during the post-race celebration at High Camp.
ASCTC wishes to acknowledge Squaw Valley for their support of this unique event, as well as the following 2017 event sponsors: Salomon, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Darn Tough, Hammer Nutrition, Ultimate Direction, Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., NLTRA, Brad Henry Pottery, Road ID and Adventure Sports Journal.
Registration details and volunteer information are available online at auburnskiclub.org, and at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Truckee. Call or email ASCTC Race Director Meg Seifert directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 426-3313, for more information.