This Saturday would’ve been the 56th running of the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay. Instead of focusing on the sadness that the race was cancelled, we thought we’d share our favorite memories. And we want you to share yours too!

YOU Are The Reason We Keep Hosting The Event

Lakeview Commons at South Lake Tahoe for Lake Tahoe Relay Race

Hanging out at the 2018 DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay Race

Organizing an event across two states, multiple counties, and a host of cities makes it feel like we’re not running a relay race but a 72-mile hurdling event. Making sure the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted can be an exhausting process. Every year as runners and volunteers arrive, we get to hear each person’s story. And that re-energizes us! To see the joy this homegrown race gives to friends and families makes all the hard work worth it.

Friends & Family Traditions

family running lake tahoe relay race

A family that runs together, stays together.

With that being said, out of the countless stories, the ones that pull our heart strings the most are the ones about families that have made it their tradition to run. Grandkids, grandparents, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers coming together every year as a tradition to run the race. Then there’s the stories of the racing clubs that run each year and the international KLM team that came back after a decade hiatus. There are SO many different tales, and each one is just as important to us.

Share Your Story!

We wish we could’ve hosted you yet again this year. But, our highest priority is to provide a safe event for all participants. So, instead of running the 2020 event, let’s showcase together some of your best past memories!

With that being said, send us your favorite memory or memories of past events by Saturday, June 13th to: runtahoe@outlook.com . It can be just a sentence or a full-on saga. We just want to hear from you! Even if we aren’t running the race this year, just know our hearts and minds are still thinking about all of you and hope to see you in 2021.