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Kirkwood Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
July 22, 2023
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About The Kirkwood Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge
The Kirkwood Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge Half Marathon is an exciting race that takes place every year in Kirkwood, California on the 22nd of July. The course winds through the beautiful mountain scenery and provides a challenging terrain for all levels of runners.
The route begins with a gradual climb up along Thunder Mountain Road and passes by stunning alpine lakes and meadows before heading down into Kirkwood Valley at approximately mile 6. From there, it’s downhill to the finish line near Lake Tahoe where participants will enjoy gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains as they cross the finish line.
The typical weather during this time of year is warm but pleasant, making it ideal running conditions for most people. Participants can expect temperatures around 80°F (27°C) during the day, cooling slightly after sunset when they are finishing their run.
The crowds along the course are generally quite enthusiastic and supportive, cheering on those who are participating in this iconic event each year. There will be plenty of spectators along the way to cheer you on as well as volunteers stationed throughout ready to help if needed!
One special feature about this half marathon is that there’s a 5K option available as well so family members or friends who don’t want to run can still join in on some of the fun without having to commit to an entire half marathon distance! Additionally, medals will be awarded after crossing the finish line whether you complete just one lap or two laps around Lake Tahoe – making sure everyone feels recognized for their efforts regardless what distance they ran!
Overall, The Kirkwood Thunder Mountain Trail Challenge Half Marathon offers a unique opportunity for runners looking for an unforgettable experience in nature while pushing themselves physically and mentally – not something many other races offer these days!