Palisades Mountain Run - July 20th

A benefit for the Gene Upshaw Memorial Cancer Center and Far West Nordic - Help Fight Cancer!

For many, this event has become a celebration of life following personal struggles with cancer or in memory of a loved one. 50% of funds raised from the Palisades Mountain Run are donated to The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to fund programs and services for cancer patients at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. These programs include items such as biofeedback, acupuncture, massage therapy, transportation assistance, clinical psychology, and exercise programs. These programs are funded solely through philanthropy and fundraising and are provided complimentary for patients and caregivers. 

For the past 41 years, hundreds of runners and hikers have made the annual pilgrimage to the top of Palisades for this unique running event with stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the High Sierra. Starting at the base of Palisades Tahoe (6200’), the course climbs 3.6 miles up Mountain Run to High Camp (8200’) where awards, raffle, music, refreshments, and beer from FiftyFifty Brewery (must have ID) in Truckee are provided.

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Friday, July 19 from 4-7pm/Saturday, July 20 from 6-7:30am
Location: Near the KT Pass Office in the village @ Palisades Tahoe
Registration closes at 7:30am on July 20th

MILITARY DISCOUNT: Thank you to all the men and women who serve in our country’s military. Please take 15% off your registration with the code MIL15. You will need to show your military ID when you pick up your race bib.

YOGA WITH J NELSON WELLNESS: Justine is a certified Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, Meditation and Yoga Teacher. At the age of thirteen her parents introduced her to Transcendental Meditation (TM), which spurred her onto a path of self-discovery and opened her curiosity into the human psyche! She has a BA in Art and Psychology and a MS in Mind-Body Medicine. As a lifelong learner, Justine is dedicated to helping people reach their full potential by utilizing the wisdom of mind-body practices.


  • Runners get transport of spare clothes up to High Camp (bring a labeled compact bag for your gear).
  • 2 aid stations on the course (first one with just water, second with water and energy supplies to fuel you for the last push to the finish).
  • FREE digital race photos
  • Custom prize 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 are entered into the raffle for some great prizes from our sponsors.
  • All participants receive a souvenir beer glass at the finish line.
  • Live music, refreshments, and beer (must have ID) at High Camp.
  • Post-Run Stretching and/or option for a Yoga class with Justine Nelson, BA, MS, IWC, 200hr RYT.
  • Flag at the awards to honor those who are battling cancer, have lost their lives to cancer, or have beat cancer.
  • Free cable car ride back down.


  • ADULT: $45
  • JUNIOR (under 20): $30

JULY 5 – 19
  • ADULT: $50
  • JUNIOR (under 20): $35

  • ADULT: $65
  • JUNIOR (under 20): $50



Please join us at the top of the course for festivities and to support the Cancer Center and Far West Nordic. With the purchase of an event ticket, you can ride the 8:30am tram.  At the top you get a commemorative pint glass, entered in the raffle, beer (must have ID), food, live music, and the opportunity to cheer on your friends and family!  There will be no discounted tram tickets this year for event spectators. You must join the event and you can get a ride to the top. If you want to ride a later tram you can purchase a tram ticket from Palisades and ride up later. By participating in the event you support the cause and get to join in all the fun!


We need help at registration, feed stations, and High Camp. Click here to sign up today.

Make an additional $25 donation and get a T-shirt!  

First come, first serve.



Find more info & register here.