By Tim Hauserman
It’s back June 18-26 for the fourth time! North Tahoe’s iconic nine day celebration of running, paddling, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, exploring, and practicing yoga and Pilates. Presented by Tahoe City’s own Alpenglow Sports, the festival is a chance to learn a new sport, push your envelop in your favorite sport, or just meet people to play with.
The event is hosted by some of the best clothing and equipment companies in the outdoor recreation industry including Salomon, Prana, Osprey, Lowa, Hoka and Patagonia who lend products and expertise. A number of local organizations and companies provide instruction including The Yoga Room Tahoe, Tahoe Youth Ballet, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, West Shore Sports and Waterman’s Landing.
The schedule of events is extensive and the majority of events are free, but registering ahead of time is required. The complete event schedule can be found at alpenglowsports.com
Featured events include:
The new Broken Arrow Sky Race, a two day running event in Squaw Valley
Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard
Trail hikes with local hiking guides and naturalists.
Yoga on the Commons Beach every morning
Trail running and racing
Beginning Backpacking Class
Shoe and equipment demos
Fix your own equipment class
Trails in Motion 4 Film Festival
Community Pub Run-That is a run, followed by a gathering at The River Grill