RUN TAHOE FAQS

Why here?
Stunning scenery. Miles of world-class trails. 6000ft. elevation. Our own lakefront cabin in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Average summer temperature of 40/80 degrees. Plenty of beach time. Pure relaxation. Why not? Did we mention Lake Tahoe?

What’s included in the trip cost?
The trip price includes pre-trip communication, airport transfers, all accommodation, all meals, a house full of snacks, water, coffee, transportation, drivers, experienced guides, organized, guided runs, water activities (river rafting if drought conditions allow, kayaking or paddleboarding otherwise)  and a Rogue Expeditions shirt. In short, just about everything is covered from the moment you land until the moment you leave!

What isn’t included in the trip cost?
The cost does not include flight, alcohol or tips.

Why isn’t the flight included?
Airfare is not included in the price.  Let’s be honest, we are all unique and your schedules (and originating airport!) are no exception.   Come early, stay late.  Drive, fly, or take a train. Participants will be responsible for booking their travel arrangements and ensuring that they arrive at the Reno airport or at the cabin in Soda Springs by lunch time of the trip start date. Departures should be no earlier than 1:00pm on the final day. Suggestions and guidance will be provided once you are signed up.

How far do I have to be able to run?
There are no requirements! All runs offer a range of distance options. However, runners will have the best experience if they are comfortable with at least a 13 mile long run & 4-6 miles for everyday runs. Longer distances are fine! A truly epic experience is to run the 13 mile point-to-point Flume Trail, and we strongly encourage you to prepare for this (you can hike all you want!). Please note: Given the beautiful trails, variety of routes, the luxury of time to recover and group enthusiasm, nearly everyone ends up running significantly more than they expected!

What are the accommodations like?
The private cabin is 3500sft, has three bathrooms and is located on a beautiful private lake (Serene Lakes) in Soda Springs, CA, just outside of Truckee. It is a cozy, extremely peaceful mountain retreat that will feel like your home away from home! Though you will certainly be able to enjoy alone time if you’d like, do make sure that you are comfortable in group settings as this will be a fairly communal atmosphere.

What sort of terrain will we be running on?
Plan for trail! None of our runs are especially technical, but you’ll certainly be navigating some rocks and roots. There is no requirement to have trail running experience, though it will make your trip more comfortable. All runs will take place between 6000-7800 ft, so expect to run slower than usual; we’ll avoid steep climbs, but you will be running in the mountains and will likely need to hike the occasional ascent, especially if you are traveling from sea level. We will discuss altitude running tips & tricks once you arrive.

What will we do when we aren’t running?
We aim to strike the perfect balance between running and non-running time! Everything is done at a relaxed pace, and you can swim or take out a canoe right from the cabin, or simply relax on the deck with a drink and a book. Meals are big affairs, and more than a few board games will come out. We also incorporate a whitewater rafting trip into our recovery day! Expect challenging runs that will wear you out, but plenty of time to kick back, relax and enjoy a break from your daily grind.

Can my non-runner spouse/friend come too?
Of course! As long as they don’t mind a weekend planned around running, we can certainly make it work. All of the trails make for great hiking, which gives the non-runner an equally great experience.

What are the sleeping arrangements?
The sleeping arrangements consist of a mix of twin & double beds in various rooms. As this trip is built upon a first-come, first-serve basis, we will assign spots as signups occur. It’s best to contact us BEFORE signing up to make sure that there is an acceptable option left for you. Pricing is based on double occupancy.

What sort of food will we be eating?
Home-cooked! Your hosts will be planning, preparing and serving meals to the group, and will aim for tasty, healthy & filling. We’ll have the coffee ready when you wake up, and will keep you well-supplied with snacks as well – no one will go hungry! Lunches are picnic-style and will feature a new menu each day, while dinners are big family-style affairs at the cabin. If you have special dietary restrictions, please contact us before signing up and we will accommodate as best we can – we have no trouble planning for vegetarian, gluten-free or dairy-free diets.

What should I pack?
Expect chilly mornings/evenings and warm days, making layers a key component. A couple of running outifts, shoes (trail shoes are not required, but strongly encouraged!), a hat, a swimsuit, flipflops, some “regular” clothes for the evening and a warm jacket should cover the clothing component. A large handheld water bottle or hydration pack is required You’ll probably want a book and a camera. You will receive a detailed packing list once registered.

What are the tipping expectations?
Your Rogue Expeditions trip leaders will be handling all aspects of your trip (cooking, cleaning, driving, trail guiding, etc) and while tips are not expected, they are very much appreciated from those who enjoy their experience.

If I change my mind or something comes up, can I cancel?
We know that life happens, and on occasion a participant will have to back out of a trip. As most of our costs are paid well in advance, we have set a cancellation policy that applies to all trips. Travel insurance is highly recommended to cover potential cancellations on your part.

If you cancel:

  • Within 30 days of signup: Full Refund (if you pay by credit card we retain a 2.9% processing fee each way)
  • 121+ days from the trip start date (but after the 30 day grace period): Deposits are non-refundable
  • 61-120 days from the trip start date: 50% of total payment refunded**
  • 60 days or less from the trip start date: No refunds

**This only applies to participants who have paid their balances on time. If you do not pay the balance by the due date and cancel after the fact, we will retain your full deposit

Can I reserve this as a private trip for me and my running friends?
Yes you can! Contact Gabe at gabe@roguexpeditions.com to discuss details.

How do I sign up?
A $500 deposit will reserve your spot, and balances are due 4 months prior to the trip start date. Spots are first come-first serve, so don’t wait!

Again, it is recommended that you contact us BEFORE signing up to ensure that an acceptable sleeping arrangement is available for you!

All questions can be sent to gabe@roguexpeditions.com