2017 55K and 50M EVENT DETAILS
All distances will start on Saturday, July 15th, 2017. The 100-mile event will start at 5:00 a.m. The 55K and 50-mile events will start at 6:00 a.m. Parking is off-site and limited so please plan ahead and allow plenty of time to arrive at the event site within Spooner Lake Nevada State Park. There will be shuttles to transport you from the off-site parking to Spooner Nevada State Park.
The net proceeds from this event benefit the Tahoe Rim Trail Association trail maintenance program, the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks backcountry mountain bike patrol, South Lake Tahoe and Carson City High School cross‐country teams, Carson High School Volleyball Team, the Carson City Boy Scouts, Carson City American Legion, Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation and more. We are very pleased that we have exceeded $125,000 in donations from the past several years' proceeds of the TRTER 55K/50M/100M.
LODGING – Hotels and Camping
The host hotel for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs is the Plaza Hotel in the heart of Carson City. It is located at 801 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701; Phone (775) 883‐9500. The Plaza Hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Packet Pick up location. A special room rate has been negotiated for you at $69. Be sure to mention you are with the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs. The Courtyard Marriott at the south end of town also gives us a special room rate of $99. Again, mention you’re with the TRT Endurance Runs.
Other lodging opportunities exist in Carson City. Do a search for CARSON CITY NEVADA LODGING. Camping is extremely limited during the summer months at Lake Tahoe. Most spaces are reserved months in advance. There is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING in the vicinity of Spooner Lake State Park.
55K and 50M packet pick-up is available at the Carson City legislative grounds on the Friday before the event between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. AND IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in order to avoid the rush on race morning. 55K and 50M packet pick-up will also be available at Spooner Lake Nevada State Park on race day between 4:00 a.m. and 5:45 a.m.
Pacers are allowed beginning at the Diamond Peak aid station for the 50-Mile event. This is the
first (and only) aid station accessible by car. It's roughly at the "half-way" point (mile 30) of the 50-Miler.
50-Mile pacers abide by the same rules as the 100-Mile pacers. Pacers must check in with our registration staff prior to the event and will be required to sign a waiver, complete a Medical Form and will be issued a pacer bib number. This will help us make sure they are readily identifiable by our aid station staff, make sure we have enough food and beverage on the course for everyone and account for their safety in the same manner as our registered runners. Pacers should be self-sufficient, as they do not pay an entry fee. All pacers are required to sign an event waiver. For information regarding pacers please see 100-MILE INFO.
DROP BAG INFORMATION
There is no drop bag service for 55K! 55K runners wishing to have drop bags available during the event will need to make their own arrangements.
50-MILE RUNNER DROP BAGS
Drop bags are allowed at Hobart, Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak for 50M runners only.
Drop bags for Hobart Aid Station are due at the drop off point at Packet Pick-up no later than 3:00 pm on Friday. Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak Drop Bags may be dropped off on Friday at Packet Pick-up or Saturday morning, although it is recommended that they be dropped off on Friday. All Finish Line drop bags should be taken to the finish line area on race morning.
DROP BAG RETURN:
Please be aware that drop bags will not be returned until Sunday at approximately 10:00 am from Diamond Peak and approximately 3:00 pm from Tunnel Creek. Any unclaimed 50M drop bags will also be available at the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Plan accordingly.
Finish Drop Bag retrieval will be available near the Finish Line/Ultra Lounge for runners who wish to leave drop bags before the race with plans to collect them once finished. All other drop bags will be delivered to the upper parking lot at the Spooner Lake State Park, except Stonehenge dropbags will be left at Stonehenge.
Runners are solely responsible for collecting their drop bags. ALL UNCLAIMED DROP BAGS REMAINING AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE DISPOSED OF AT THE DISCRETION OF RACE MANAGEMENT. The Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs is not responsible for mailing or shipping any unclaimed drop bags.
REGARDING DROP BAGS:
POST RACE FOOD
The TRT Ultra Lounge is open for the duration of the race in the finish line Village with refreshments, snacks and Tahoe Beer (provided by Brewer's Cabinet). La Enchilada Food Truck will be serving meals Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm. Runners can get a free meal with their race bib. Family and crew members will need to pay for their meals. The prices are reasonable and they accept cash & credit cards.
*NOTE: Please be aware that no dogs are allowed in the TRTER Ultra Lounge Area.
On Saturday, Bodhi Tree School of Massage provides massages until 5:00 pm. After 5:00 pm on Saturday and all day Sunday the world famous Monsters of Massage take charge.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Primary Care
Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Nevada in Reno is proud to provide
medical coverage for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs.
ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS must complete a medical questionnaire during the online
No event parking will be allowed within the Spooner Lake State Park because it is extremely
limited and the park is still open for general visitors. We are providing ample FREE satellite
parking nearby at Spooner Junction approximately 1/2-mile from the park.
Shuttle vans will be available before and after the race to transport participants, family and
friends to and from the event site. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow for the
extra time needed to shuttle to the event site.
There will be two 47-passenger coaches available to transport participants from the host hotels
in Carson City to the event start on race day. Both coaches will have two departing times each for 100 milers and 55k/50 milers:
All runners who decide to drop MUST notify the Aid Station Captain. Dropped runners will be
provided transportation back to the start/finish at Spooner Lake State Park but may be required to wait for up to 3 hours before the next back country shuttle is available.
Bibs and timing chips must be given to the aid station captain, indicating you’ve dropped. Failure to do so may cause us to believe that you are missing on the course and call search and rescue to find you at your own expense.