Need a little exercise during the conference? Strap on your running/walking shoes for the 2024 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk! The 5K will take place during lunch on Friday, November 8th. Entry fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt (if registered in advance). Onsite registration is allowed, but we cannot guarantee a run shirt.

The Clean Lakes Classic at the 2024 International Symposium at Lake Tahoe will feature one of the most scenic courses in recent running. The course is located in the Rabe Meadows along the Lam Watah trail. The trail begins next to a beaver pond before traveling through the meadow itself on the way to a stand of sugar pines and their giant cones. The trail emerges at the shores of Lake Tahoe before returning to a forested area at the top of Rabe Meadow, ending at the pond for the finish. This course should be very pleasant for trail runners and walkers looking to experience the range of Tahoe environs in a 3 mile loop.

Register for the 5K with your conference registration Register for the 5K separate from your conference registration

Thank you to Princeton Hydro for sponsoring the 5K shirt!

Thank you to Gantzer Water Resources for sponsoring the run prizes!

Attention Student Members!

Student members of NALMS who participate in the Clean Lakes Classic are automatically eligible to receive $500 for use toward their education thanks to the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund. See below for full details:

Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity and kindness of Life Member, Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund provides financial support to graduate students to use toward their education.

With a unique tie-in to a NALMS tradition and Dr. Reckhow’s personal history with the Society, the scholarship winners will be directly linked with an event that occurs each year at the NALMS annual symposium. Beginning with the 2021 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk, one female and one male graduate student participant in the event will be randomly selected to receive $500 for use toward their education.

“Along with NALMS members, Denny Cooke and Gene Welch, I was part of the pre-NALMS conferences in Madison, Minneapolis, and East Lansing, leading to the 1980 meeting in Portland. Steve Chapra and I established the first shortcourse for NALMS; and of course, there is the Clean Lakes Classic. NALMS helped me grow as a scientist. These are just a few of the great memories that I have, which makes me want to give back to NALMS through this scholarship fund.” – Dr. Kenneth Reckhow


  • Students must register for the Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk.
  • Entrants must be enrolled in a lake management-related graduate program.
  • Entrants must be a current member of NALMS.