Thanks for racing with us at the 53rd DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay. When my family took over the event a year ago we wanted to continue the legacy of the DeCelle family and this great event. We’re so fortunate that all of you committed to continue running around Lake Tahoe.
Being a local from South Lake Tahoe and having competed in the event for many years I knew that I wanted to move the event to the beach to capture what makes Lake Tahoe so special. I hope you all felt the same way and are glad for the change. Moving the venue meant a completely different course and it was a challenge to make sure each leg was still a true test, that there was parking and it was balanced.
What a fun and very competitive day!! A shout out to That’s Fine Track Club for the 4-peat, I thought I jinxed them by giving them bib number 1 and was nervous that I in fact did until mile 67 where they pulled past West Valley Track Club to win yet again.
There are so many great stories and memories created on Saturday June 10th that we will be sharing over the coming months. First, we now have 13 different categories available and had teams in 11 of them. For the first time, we offered a solo Ultra Marathon division and had 1 competitor give it a shot, Sam Louie made it to 60 miles before calling it quits. We salute your effort and hope you come back next year and attempt to conquer this beast yet again!
Another addition to this year’s race was to allow teams that would like more time an early start. We heard good feedback from a bunch of teams and thought it worked well so going forward we will offer staggered starts for teams that run in the 9-12-minute mile pace.
For those wondering how they or their friends did, you can view the results from this year’s event here. We missed a few teams at leg 1 and 1 team at leg 2 and we’re sorry, however the final results are correct!
We hope that you and your teammates had a great time and will join us the 54th Lake Tahoe Relay June 9th 2018. We’re rewarding everyone that signs up by June 24th 50% off talk about a screaming deal! For more info go here.
I want to give a shoot out to our volunteer crew who took time out of their day to help all of you have a fun and successful day. Without volunteers, we couldn’t host this fun annual event.
Again, thanks to our sponsors – Tahoe Beach Retreat, Tahoe South, On Course Events, Alpen Sierra Coffee Company and South Lake Brewing Company
Thanks again from the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay crew for racing with us this year and hope to see you next year!
Sean, Cara, Leyton and Tinley Sweeney