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2023 Post Race Update:
On behalf of the Tahoe Hotshots and the organizers of the Hotshot Half Marathon, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated or donated to the Hotshot Half. We had 344 registered runners and with your donations and after expenses, we were able to raise almost $20,000 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Your dedication, perseverance and commitment to this great cause is truly inspiring, and as this foundation hits very close to home for us; we are eternally grateful!
This race started in 2015 to raise money and awareness for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. As many might notice the initials MK on our logo, we lost a crewmember and friend in 2013. Mike Kelly was a Tahoe Hotshot and an avid runner. The Wildland Fighter Foundation stepped in and provided critical support during this tragic time. We began this fundraiser in his memory to raise money for the very foundation that came through for him and his family while also doing something he loved…RUNNING! Unfortunately, since then, the Wildland Firefighting Community has lost several brothers and sisters both on and off duty as well as witnessed several life changing injuries on the line. Your contributions will be a huge support both financially and emotionally to firefighters and their families with unforeseen costs during these tragic circumstances.
The Hotshot Half Marathon (or a little more…14.5) is challenging; not only physically, but mentally. The trail in which your ran is the training grounds for the Tahoe Hotshots to prepare them for the wildland fire season. Once again, we thank you for showing up, having grit, and supporting us! Due to severe weather and COVID-19, we have not been able to have the race that past few years and it was heartwarming to see a record setting turn out this year. We realize we had some website issues and in fact have a few kinks to work out in future organization of the race, but please know we appreciate each, and every one of you and cannot wait to see you again next year! We would also like to recognize all our sponsors and volunteers! Without them, this race would not be possible. This race is hosted by the Tahoe Hotshot Crew and many local volunteers who step up in this community. Please bear with us and continue your support; we will do our best to keep providing you with an awesome event!
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For further information on the Wildland Fighter Foundation, please visit their website at