All-Inclusive Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp June 2020

  • California
  • Jun 11 - 14, 2020
  • Running

Join CTS Coach John Fitzgerald for four days of running around beautiful Lake Tahoe!

The purpose of camp is to enjoy beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains using the power of your own two feet, all above 6,200 ft! Throughout camp, you will have ample opportunity to improve your running skills through specific mountain ultra trail clinics and presentations. You’ll gain knowledge of the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) Endurance Runs course, and experience on the beautiful trails of the High Sierra. Whether you are new to ultra running or have multiple 50ks and 100’s under your belt, this will be a training experience you will never forget.

Enjoy four days and three nights in a private house near the shores of Lake Tahoe. Transportation to and from Reno Tahoe Airport is included as well as healthy food prepared by our staff. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts will be provided including sports nutrition from Pro Bar and Fluid recovery products. We’ll have an open kitchen (we’re family) so make yourself at home. We want to make sure you’re well fueled for each day’s run!

Lake Tahoe is at 6,200ft in elevation and the surrounding mountains range from 9,000ft to 11,000ft. The trails are soft decomposed granite and hard packed dirt with large granite boulders to navigate. The TRT Endurance Run course is challenging with significant ascending and descending to challenge you. Each run will be in close proximity to the house and will be a mixture of point-to-point, out-and-back and looped runs. Go at your own pace and don’t worry about being left behind as each run is fully supported with two coaches and a cattle dog 🙂 There will be no aid stations out on the trails. Although staff will carry extra water and calories, runners are expected to be self-supported and carry at least 70 fluid ounces and enough food for the outing.


Long Endurance Miles


4 Days / 3 Nights


12-25 Miles


2000-5000 FT


Mountainous / Single Track

The CTS Camp Experience

Personalized Training Advice From Professional Coaches, Unparalleled Support, World-Class Locations, and Lasting Memories
  • Run With CTS Coaches
  • Skills & Technique Coaching
  • Uphill & Downhill Clinics
  • Nutrition & Hydration Products
  • Training Presentations
  • GPS File Analysis
  • Q&A With Coaches
  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners + Open Kitchen Snacking
  • 3 nights/4 days in a Private House Around Beautiful Lake Tahoe
  • Transportation To/From Reno Airport
  • Choice of CTS Trucker Hat or T-Shirt
  • Shoe Demos

Additional Details


  • Airfare


  • N/A


  • Swim Suit!

Camp Itinerary


CHECK-IN DAY – 6/11/2020

Arrive late morning to North Shore Lake Tahoe house. We will unpack, settle in, then head out for an easy run to shake the legs and get used to the thin mountain air (Lake Tahoe is at 6,224ft). After our run we will head back to the house for showers and our welcome dinner.

Duration: ~90min Vertical gain: 1,300ft

**Please let the camp manager know when you will be arriving and if you need transportation from the airport.


​Wake up to coffee and breakfast at your leisure. Today will be a point to point run on the spectacular Tahoe Rim Trail and Genoa Canyon Trail system. The run will end in the small town of Genoa, NV, which is Nevada’s oldest settlement. Snacks and trail nutrition will be provided. We will have a picnic lunch at the old Genoa Bar. Another fabulous dinner with plenty of dessert and drinks.

Duration: ~4-5hrs

Vertical gain: 3,500ft  Descent: ~5,500ft


AM: Coffee is on early!! Wake up call is 3:30am (so worth it)! Today we will hike as a group. It’s a special day with a sunrise hike up the start of the Western States Endurance Runs course at Squaw Valley, to the top of the escarpment. It is a very special day indeed and is a highlight of most runners at camp. From the top of the escarpment, we will link up with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for some miles on this iconic long distance trail.

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Vertical gain: ~4,000 ft

PM: *Free time for beach, relaxing at the house or a hike


Departure day. Early morning start. Coffee will be on early and breakfast ready by 6:00am. Today we will run on the iconic Tahoe Flume trail with options to summit Snow Valley Peak (9,214ft). Coach Fitz will do a downhill and up-hill run clinic today. Snacks and trail nutrition will be provided.

**Check with camp director about departure plans. * Everyone must be checked out by 1pm

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Vertical gain: ~3,500ft

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is at 6,200ft in Eastern Sierra Mountains along the California and Nevada border. The surrounding mountains range from 9,000ft to 11,000ft. The trails are soft decomposed granite and hard packed dirt with large granite boulders to navigate.

lake tahoe ultrarunning camp


If you have additional questions, our Athlete Services will be happy to answer them:  //   866.355.0645

All flights must fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) NO later than 11:00am on Thursday and depart NO earlier than 1:30 pm (later is better) on Sunday, June 14th. *If you arrive early, you are responsible for your own shuttle to the house.

Lake Tahoe Ultrarunning Camp June 2020
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