2016 Squaw Mountain Run

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The 36th Annual Squaw Mountain Run / Hike

Saturday, July 30th, 2016 9am start

2015 info:

Thank you to all the great participants and volunteers.  It was such a great day!

Photos from the event can be found at Macbeth Graphics

2015 Results: Squaw Mt Run 2015 Results

Squaw Mt Run 2015 Course Records

Register Online at Active.com

Squaw Mountain Run Racer Info

Register at Tahoe Mountain Sports (Safeway Plaza, Truckee) from July 27th-July 30th 10am-6pm (Cash and Check only)

Register at Squaw Valley Village or pick up your bib on Friday July 31st from 4pm-7pm and on race morning from 7:00am-8:00am

All credit card registration needs to be done online, we do not accept credit card at the TMS registration. We will have in person Registration at Tahoe Mountain Sports from Monday July 17th-Friday July 31st, Cash only. On Friday the 31st at Squaw and Saturday morning registration and bib pick up.  We are sorry that we do no longer offer mail in registration. We have increased the hours of the in person registration. All racers will need to fill out an ASC wavier and a Squaw Valley Summer:Fall Release of Liability before participating in the event.  For children under 18 they need to be filled out by the parents ahead of time.  If you are over 18 you can fill it out and bring it with you or we will have them available on the day of.

If you have any questions about  this year’s race please email our race director Meg Seifert: m.seifert@assoc.auburnskiclub.org


Before July 1st July 5th-July 30th July 31st Day of Race
Adult $40 $45 $50 $65
Junior $25 $30 $35 $50


For the past 34 years, on the first Saturday of August, hundreds runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Squaw Valley to enjoy a great workout with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Squaw Valley USA (6200’) the course climbs the 3.6 mile mountain run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, light refreshments & beer are provided.  Participants can choose to RUN or take a more leisurely pace and HIKE, or Nordic walk (hike with poles). For the less energetic – let the cable car do the 2000 foot elevation gain & join our knowledgeable guides for the beautiful FLOWER WALK on easy rolling terrain.   mtrun

You can buy a Squaw Mountain Run Salmon Tech Shirt for $30 at the race registration. Sorry, we don’t take any pre-orders. We will have lots of different colors to choose from in Men’s and Women’s sizes.  First come first serve.


Support ASC and buy Raffle Tickets for our summer raffle.  More information and online ticket purchase here.

Flower Walk

For the less energetic! – Signing up for our Flower walk gets you the 9am tram ride up to High Camp (tram ticket included in your entry) & knowledgeable guides to show you what and where the best flowers are. The  blooms are usually spectacular this time of year. As a participant you are also entered into the raffle and get a souvenir beer mug. Registration is the same as the race – just check the flower walk option on the reg form & check in at the flower walk/spectator tickets table to get your free cable car ticket

Help fight Cancer

For many the event has become a way to celebrate life following personal struggles with cancer or in memory of a loved one who may have been less fortunate.

There will be a flag at registration for those who wish to sign, and write names of loved ones. The flag will be carried up by a volunteer participant and we will hold a short prayer ceremony at the Awards ceremony. 20% of funds raised from The Squaw Mountain Run are donated to The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to help local cancer patients afford the care they need. In the last six years since Auburn Ski Club took over the event – we have  raised over $20,000 for the Foundation.

Volunteer & get a free tram ride

We need help at registration, at feed stations and at High Camp. Please signup here if you can help.

Race Includes

  • Transport of your spare clothes up to High Camp (bring a compact bag (labeled with your name)  for your gear
  • 2 Aid stations on the course (first one with just water, second with water, Heed & Hammer Gel to fuel you for the last push to the finish)
  • Brad Henry Mugs for the top 3 men and top three women overall
  • Awards for the uphill competitors – top 3 places in 10 year age categories.
  • All participants entered in the raffle for some great prizes from Salomon and our other supporters
  • All participants receive a souvenir beer glass at the finish line.
  • Live music & light refreshments & beer at High Camp
  • Discounted tram ride to High Camp for spectators
  • Prayer flag at the awards to honor those who have lost their lives to cancer
  • Free cable car ride back down
  • Souvenir Salomon Tech shirts available for purchase on a first come basis beginning at reg

Discounted Cable Car rides to High Camp are available for friends and family at bib pick up before 8:30am (cash or check only – payable to Auburn Ski Club.  No Credit cards please).  Rates for 2013 were:

  • Adults – $17
  • 13-18yrs  – $14
  • 12 & under – $5
  • 4 & under – free

Volunteers get a free ride! – Please contact us ahead of time if you can help.


Running Festival 2015

August 1st-8th

We are hosting a new summer trail running festival. It will start with the Squaw Mt. Run on August 1st and finish with the Sierra Crest 50K on August 8th. There will be many fun events to attend during the week, so come enjoy a week of running and outdoor fun in the Truckee/Tahoe area.

Calendar of Events:

August 1st: Squaw Mt. Run

-FREE Paddleboard Demo for all racers with Tahoe Sports Hub 5:00 pm at West End Beach, Truckee

August 2nd: 6:30-7:30pm Yoga for Runners with Tahoe Mt. Sports

This FREE (donation based) restorative session will be lead by certified instructor Mary Beth Donahoe and will benefit the Auburn Ski Club. Participants are requested to bring their own yoga mats for this FUN, FLOWY & FREE event!

August 4th: Tahoe Sports Hub is happy to host an In store reception for all Squaw Mountain Run and Sierra Crest 40k  participants. We would like to invite runners to enjoy refreshments and receive 20% off running shoes, apparel, and accessories. The reception will run from 4:00- 6:30 at 10095 West River St. Truckee, CA, 96161. Please call 530 582 4510 for more information.

August 6th: Sierra Crest Trail preview and bib pick up at the race start Tahoe Donner

August 8th: Sierra Crest 30 and 50K

-FREE Paddleboard Demo for all racers with Tahoe Sports Hub 5:00 pm at West End Beach, Truckee

A Big Thanks to our Sponsors:




 Squaw Alpine Logo 2014

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Brew Brothers

Brad Henry Pottery

Come out and support Brad Henry at his amazing annual pottery show December 4, 5, & 6 2015 from 10-6 at his studio in Glenshire.

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SMR 2014 Results:

svmr 2014 results

2014 Course Records

The 2014 photos were taken by Mark Nadell and can be found at his website .

SMR 2013 Results:

2013 SMR Final Results