Happy New Year! Despite the chaos of this past week, we sincerely hope that 2021 is a positive year ahead for all.
We’ve been receiving lots of emails lately asking about registration opening and what the plan is for this year’s race. As you can imagine, it has been extremely difficult trying to navigate this seemingly never-ending pandemic, restrictions, requirements, and planning ahead has become next to impossible.
With much heartbreak, we’ve decided to cancel this year’s Rock Tahoe Half Marathon on Saturday, June 19, 2021. We understand people are tired of doing events (heck, life!) virtually, so we will not be offering a virtual race this year either.
For all of our loyal runners who were already registered, we are refunding everyone’s 2021 race registrations.
While some events have been able to navigate the current (and ever changing) restrictions, our event and race setup makes it near to impossible to accommodate waved starts, social distancing, etc. with our 2,000 runners plus spectators and volunteers. We feel that Rock Tahoe is more than just a race, it’s the full weekend experience -- if we can’t have the full event with a pool party, finish line festival, etc. safely, it’s better to press pause for now and wait for another year.
We know many of our runners plan months ahead of time for their trip to book travel and accommodations, so we decided to make the call on the race now. January/February is also when we normally order all of our shirts and medals. We could not in good faith move forward and possibly end up in a last-minute cancellation like so many races went through this past year. By canceling now, we are able to provide registration refunds to our runners.
This isn’t goodbye, it’s just see you later…like, June 18th, 2022. We’ve got it on our calendar so make sure you book that date too! More information on 2022’s registration will be out later this summer/early Fall.
This past year has certainly been a roller coaster and we hope you all remember that for now, we are Stronger Together by Running Apart!
Be well and be awesome,
Jess and Jason
We are totally bummed not to be all together this year and thought our team motto might give you an appropriate boost right now:
“When life gives you lemons...run past them and grab your lemon-lime Nuun! I mean, who has time to make lemonade? We’ve got tempo runs, intervals, repeats, Fartleks, and 13.1 miles to run!!! I ain’t got time for that!”.
(Plus, when you say that mouthful you burn 4 calories!! :)
So let’s focus on the awesomeness you’re about to embark upon.
Step 1. Close your eyes and picture the beauty of Lake Tahoe (don’t do this if you’re running...why are you reading this while running, anyway???)
Step 2. Take a moment to go through the info below on the details of the Socially Distanced (Virtual) Rock Tahoe Half Marathon. Plus, you can always refer to our FAQs for more info.
Complete your walk/run and upload your results anytime between Saturday May 23 - Sunday June 21, 2020.
There is no time-limit -- do whatever it takes to hit that 13.1!
We will send you your race swag including your shirt, medal, and bib once your results have been posted.*Please allow 2 weeks for processing/shipping.
We will draw winners at random from the finisher list throughout the month of the race for some awesome prizes!
Have fun and share your run, your post-race pool party, warm-ups, cool-downs, finish line celebrations, and more from your virtual run experience! Get creative! Tag us on social media with @epictahoe and #rocktahoehalf for an additional chance to win prizes!
Prizes include items from Nuun, Honey Stinger, Reno Running Company, Bani Bands, and Rock Tahoe gear!
Step 3. Revel in your awesomeness.
Step 4. Block your calendar for June 19th, 2021 so we can get ready to Rock Tahoe again!
2020 Socially Distanced Rock Tahoe Half Marathon
Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, June 21, 2020!
You’ve all worked hard for the last year prepping for Rock Tahoe so we’re still going to get together virtually to run and celebrate!
Here’s how it works: * Track your 13.1 mile race on the app of your choice between Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, June 21, 2020. * Upload your results to our official results page * We will mail you your: Medal, Finisher’s Race Shirt, and Personalized Commemorative Bib. * We will also have some awesome prizes racers can win!
Registration is now open for the virtual run. Click here to register!
**2020 previously registered participants are automatically entered into the Virtual Run.**
Visit our FAQs for more information!