Only a couple of races in the area this weekend, but they're pretty good ones -
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Oktoberfest Trail Run
Tahoe City to Squaw Valley
Following the same course as the Run To Squaw did back in June, this is the final run in the Big Blue trail series. Less of a trail run than a bike path run, but it's a beautiful location, and a fun ending in the alpine village at Squaw. Also coincides with the Oktoberfest, so enjoy a beer and brat after the finish if you're so inclined.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
5K, 10K and Half Marathon
This has been one of my favorite fall races over the years - I've done the half marathon a couple times and the 10K twice as well. A great course starting on road and then transitioning onto some great trails around Fallen Leaf Lake, and for some reason always interesting weather. I've run this in both rain and snow, and this year looks like it might be a bit dicey as well. There's also an Oktoberfest event at nearby Camp Richardson after this race, as well as the whole associated Kokanee festival.