Date posted: 08/16/2013
Enjoy the Scenary during the Kirkwood Race
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The 33rd annual Kirkwood 5K and 10K will be held on Saturday August 31 at the Kirkwood Ski Resort. The run is held by The Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club. Those who have not been to the event in previous years can find the resort between Silver Lake and Caples Lake on Highway 88. There are plenty of hotels near Kirkwood Ski Resort so make sure to book your rooms today if you’re planning on participating in this run.
The event will be fun for the whole family, with Kids Fun Runs starting at 9am before the 5K and 10K runs begin. Runners are required to arrive between 8.15 and 9.00am to register for the race and pick up their packet. Runners will be split into a number of age divisions including 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19 and then in increments of ten years. For example 20-29, 30-39 until the age of 70 when there will simply be a 70+ division. The grand prize for winning the race is one cross country ski pass. There will be one of a kind ceramic medals awarded to all participants who reach the finish line in the 5K and 10K race. All participants of the kid’s fun run will be awarded with a medal.
If you’re wondering how much the race will cost, it is just $30 for those who register before the 20th of August. Those who register after this cut-off date but before the day of the race will pay $35. Runners who pay on the date of the race will be required to pay the full price of $40. The race is a trail run on a single track trail with only a small amount of pavement at the start and end of the race. The majority of the race is held on tracks and dirt roads. Usually, the trail is used by bikers, runners and hikers. Always wear specialized trail shoes and be sure to bring your camera to get some great photos of the beautiful views and stunning scenery.
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