50 Milers and 100 Milers, please read the very important
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DATE, TIME, EVENT, LOCATION, REMARKS
Thursday, July 13 6pm – 7:30pm Race Director Meet & Greet at the Firkin & Fox Pub, On Deck
Friday, July 14 9am – 3pm Packet Pick‐up Legislative Grounds
Friday, July 14 9am – 3pm Drop Bag Collection Legislative Grounds NO LATER than 3PM
Friday, July 14 9am – 4pm TRTER Merchandise Booth Open for Business
Friday, July 14 3:30pm – 4:30pm 100‐Mile MANDATORY Briefing Legislative Grounds, next to Packet Pick-up
Saturday, July 15 4am – 6am Race Day Check‐in Spooner Lake S/F 55K/50M only
Saturday, July 15 5am 100‐Mile Start Spooner Lake S/F
Saturday, July 15 6am 50M & 55K Start Spooner Lake S/F
Saturday, July 15 10am – 10pm Post‐Race Food Trucks Spooner Lake S/F
Saturday, July 15 10am – 8pm TRTER Merchandise Booth Open
Saturday, July 15 10:30pm 50M & 55K '16.5 Hour' FINAL Cut‐Off Spooner Lake S/F
Saturday, July 15 10:30pm 100‐Mile '17.5 Hour' Cut‐Off at Stonehenge 50M A/S
Sunday, July 16 5am – 5pm Post race Food Trucks and refreshments Spooner Lake S/F
Sunday, July 16 10am – 5pm TRTER Merchandise Booth Open
Sunday, July 16 4pm 100‐Mile '35 Hour' FINAL Cut‐Off Spooner Lake S/F
Sunday, July 16 4pm Awards Ceremony Spooner Lake S/F
The packet pick‐up and 100 mile participant weigh‐in, drop bag drop off point and pre‐race briefing takes place at the State of Nevada Legislative Mall at the Nevada State Capitol. It is located at South Carson Street and 3rd street across from the Firkin and Fox Restaurant & Bar. It is best to park one block west in the public parking area on Curry Street and 3rd street.
We are pleased to have a partnership with Patagonia for our race shirts. All race participants will receive a Patagonia shirt upon check‐in. Also, we will have new TRTER hats available for sale on race weekend check‐in as well as many Patagonia clothing items with the TRTER logo.
100 MILE MEDICAL CHECK‐IN (Mandatory)
Friday 9:00 am‐3:00 pm, Capitol Mall, Carson City, NV. Identification required for check‐in. You will have your weight taken. This information will be noted on a medical wristband and placed on your wrist. You must wear the wristband for the entire race. Try to wear the type of clothing and shoes you plan to wear during the race for the weigh-in.
Photo ID is required for race check‐in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others. There is no race day check‐in for 100‐mile runners.
100 MILE PRE‐RACE BRIEFING (Mandatory)
The pre‐race briefing will be outdoors in the grassy area just east of Packet Pick-up on Friday. Up‐to‐date conditions, any changes in race rules or procedures and last‐minute instructions will be provided. All entrants are required to attend. Crew briefing will be conducted during the 100‐mile pre‐race briefing.
No, there is no organized dinner. Downtown Carson City is blessed with many great restaurants to choose from. A few options are The Firkin & Fox, Black Bear Diner, Red's 395 Grill, The Basil Thai food and Garibaldi’s Italian restaurant. The south end of town has an Olive Garden. The Fandango Casino has an Italian restaurant, Ti Amo, as well as Duke's Steak House. Enjoy!
It is highly recommended that you utilize the motorcoach bus which will take you from the Plaza Hotel and Courtyard Marriott to the start at Spooner Lake State Park. If you did not buy a bus pass during your registration process and would like to purchase one, let Angela Sullivan know by email so we can have an accurate count to order the buses. Be sure to keep your bus ticket or ticket purchase receipt, you will need it to board the bus. There is shuttle van service to take runners back to the Plaza Hotel and Courtyard Marriott in Carson City, as well as back to the off-site parking following the race. See shuttle van coordinator for pickup times.
Parking at Spooner Lake State Park for the event is off‐site, with shuttle van service to take runners to the Start Line. There will be parking attendants to direct traffic on race morning to optimize the space we have. Please do not park in Spooner Lake State Park. There is NO FREE EVENT PARKING within the Spooner Lake State Park.
There is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING at Spooner Lake Nevada State Park, Diamond Peak Ski Resort or within any of the designated parking areas. This may be enforced by local law enforcement officials! Family and Crew members parking at Diamond Peak Ski Resort MUST park in designated parking only so as not to impede traffic on Ski Way Blvd. If a crew or family member's vehicle does impede traffic, their runner will be disqualified from the race. NO Exceptions!
CREW AND FAMILY PARKING
For the start/finish area, family and crew are highly encouraged to park at the corner of US Highway 50 and State Route 28. There is a large dirt area with trailhead access that provides the easiest access to the start/finish area. Please have your family and crews use this
parking and not use the race participant parking. Crew and family members who park within Spooner State Park will need to pay the parking fee to do so. There are no free parking passes for crews or families of participants. Use fee envelope is parking attendant is not on duty or you will be ticketed.
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 $79. 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 $129. 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.
RACE START – TOWING THE LINE
Race information on our web site contains many suggestions and recommendations to help runners prepare for and complete the TRTER. Race Management and volunteers pledge to do everything possible to make your TRTER challenge a successful event you will always remember. Our medical team, along with runners, crews and volunteers, participated in developing many of the recommendations contained on the web site. Proper preparation is critical to a successful and enjoyable experience. All runners and crews should read this information carefully.
TRTER is a 501 (c)(3) Non‐Profit event
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.
The Training Runs are announced on the TRTER Facebook page and via email to registered participants.
TRTER proudly provides course flagging with 3M commercial grade reflective material. This flagging is placed approximately every 200 meters.
CREW ACCESS POINTS & DIRECTIONS
There is only one crew/access point for 55K runners: The start/finish line area of Spooner State Park.
50 Mile and 100 Mile crews will have an additional access point: Mile 30 for the 50 mile, and Mile 30/80 for 100 Mile, both of which are located at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. After 9 pm Diamond Peak aid station will be moved inside the lodge. This a prime place for crew to hang out and wait for their runner. There is a large deck with outdoor seating. Seating is also available inside the ski lodge for the night time crews to get out of the cold at mile 80. No dogs at the lodge or on the deck. Family and Crew members parking at Diamond Peak Ski Resort MUST park in designated parking only. Do not impede traffic on Ski Way Blvd. If a crew or family member's vehicle does impede traffic their runner will be disqualified from the race. NO Exceptions!
The other crew access point for 100M runners is the Stonehenge 50 Mile aid station just below the parking area of Spooner State Park. See event parking instructions for the easiest access point for your crew to park.
Crew members wanting to make the 3-mile climb to Tunnel Creek Aid Station can do so by parking along HWY 28 by Tunnel Creek Cafe. Please do NOT park in the Tunnel Creek Cafe parking lot. Access the aid station via Tunnel Creek Road. There is no driving to this aid station. This is a very busy aid station and the aid station captain has requested no dogs and no unsupervised children.
Numbers must be visible at all times. Runners are required to check in and check out of each aid station. Please place your race bib on the front of your body for easy recognition by aid station personnel. It is the responsibility of the runner to make sure they are checked in and out of each aid station.
Drop bags are allowed at Hobart, Tunnel Creek, Diamond Peak and Stonehenge for 50M and 100M runners only.
100 Mile Runner Drop Bags are due at the drop off point at Packet Pick-up no later than 3:00 pm on Friday.
50 Mile Runner 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.
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.
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, which will be available 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:
The only aid stations that are accessible by vehicle are the Stonehenge Aid Station and the Diamond Peak Ski Resort main lodge. All other aid stations are a 4‐8 mile hike to access. The Stonehenge and Diamond Peak aid stations are the only places where crew and pacers can easily assist their runners.
We provide limited shuttle service from Spooner Lake State Park to the lodge at Diamond Peak Resort. Transport can be arranged with the shuttle van coordinator.
Our aid stations are some of the best you’ll ever visit during an ultra‐event. They are fully stocked and our volunteers are ready to help you refuel, rehydrate and get back on the course. Many will have surprises that may cause you to sit a spell for the entertainment but remember, your goal is to get to the finish line!
WEATHER AND CLOTHING
The temperature can vary from the mid‐90s in the daytime to the high 30s at night. Typically, a July day starts crisp and cool with sunshine and ends with the possibility of afternoon showers. High Sierra weather is notorious for its rapid and violent changes. During the race it could rain, hail and even snow! Lightning is hazardous, especially above timberline. Hypothermia can occur easily with a combination of decreasing temperature, wind and precipitation. The confusion that occurs with hypothermia can be deadly. The following items are strongly suggested:
DROPPING FROM THE RACE
Most importantly, you must notify the aid station captain that you are dropping from the event. Bibs and timing chips must be given to the aid station captain, indicating you’ve dropped. If you drop at Diamond Peak your chances are fairly good that you’ll be able to catch a ride back to Spooner Lake State Park without too long of a delay. If you drop at one of the back country aid stations you may have to wait up to several hours before transportation back to the start/finish is available. So, before you make your final decision; find a chair, get some fluids and food into you. Then rest a while to see if you can recover. On the other end of the spectrum, if either the aid station captain or medical staff makes the decision that you are not in a condition to continue, they have the authority to pull you from the event – FINAL WORD!
There will be no change of distance during the race (i.e., an individual registered to run the 100M course MAY NOT downgrade to the 50M course once the event has started). Any runner who does not complete the entire distance for which they are registered will be disqualified and listed as DNF (Did Not Finish).
Pacers can pick up pacer bibs during Friday Packet Pick-up and during the race at the Stonehenge 50 Mile Aid Station and Diamond Peak Aid Station. TRTER allows pacers for 50 mile and 100 mile runners. Pacers should be as self-sufficient as possible. 50 Mile runners can pick up their pacers in only one location: the 30‐mile aid station at Diamond Peak. Pacers are required to sign the event waiver in order to get their pacer bib.
100‐mile runners can pick up a pacer at Stonehenge 50 Mile aid station located in Spooner Lake State Park and at Mile 80, Diamond Peak aid station. The primary objective of a pacer is the safety of their runner; including route finding, ensuring that the runner continues to eat and drink, and making sure the runner leaves the aid stations with adequate clothing and supplies to reach the next aid station. Pacers should be aware of all significant medical conditions of their runner, and know how to respond if required. At a minimum, the pacer should carry a basic medical kit, a cell phone and a space blanket. Pacers are not allowed to push, pull, carry or tow the runner (NO MULING). Any special pacing situations or requests must be pre‐approved by race management.
Check out the CUTOFF SCHEDULE.
The 55K and 50M finishers will receive a plaque at the finish line upon completing the race.
The 100M runners will receive their finisher’s belt buckle at the awards ceremony at the Ultra Lounge (Start/Finish area) following the 35 hour final cut‐off at 4 pm.
POST RACE FOOD
The TRTER 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.
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS!
Please take time along the way to thank the numerous volunteers and gracious sponsors. We couldn’t put this race on without them! We have well over 1200 volunteers working the race.
SPEAKING OF VOLUNTEERS:
If anyone would like to volunteer or if a runner's family and/or friends would like to volunteer for a few hours please contact Kati Bell, our volunteer coordinator.
George "Squirrel" Ruiz
JULY 15-16, 2017
5am - 100 Mile Start
6am - 55K & 50 Mile Start
Spooner Lake Nevada State Park
Plaza Hotel is the official host hotel for the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs.
801 S. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701; Phone (775) 883‐9500.
Special room rates have 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.
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