RUNNER'S MANUAL (everything you need to know...and more)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DATE, TIME, EVENT, LOCATION, REMARKS
Thursday, July 17 5pm – 7pm Race Management Reception Host Hotel All invited w/RSVP
Friday, July 18 10am – 4pm Packet Pick‐up Legislative Grounds
Friday, July 18 10am – 3pm Drop Bag Collection Legislative Grounds NO LATER than 3PM
Friday, July 18 4pm – 5pm 100‐Mile Briefing Legislative Building 100M MANDATORY
Saturday, July 19 4am – 6am Race Day Check‐in Spooner Lake S/F Spooner Lake Shore 50K/50M only
Saturday, July 19 5am 100‐Mile Start Spooner Lake S/F Spooner Lake Shore
Saturday, July 19 6am 50M & 50K Start Spooner Lake S/F Spooner Lake Shore
Saturday, July 19 11am – 8pm Post‐Race Food Trucks Spooner Lake S/F Spooner Lake Shore
Saturday, July 19 10:30pm 50M & 50K Cut‐Off Spooner Lake S/F
Saturday, July 19 9:45pm 100‐Mile Cut‐Off at 50M A/S Spooner Lake S/F
Sunday, July 20 4pm 100‐Mile “35 Hour” Cut‐Off Spooner Lake S/F
Sunday, July 20 3pm – 5pm Post race Food Trucks and refreshments Lake S/F
Sunday, July 21 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 Capital. It 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 a public parking area on Curry Street and 3rd street.
We are pleased 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 TRT hats available for sale on race weekend check‐in as well as many Patagonia clothing times with the TRT logo.
100 MILE MEDICAL CHECK‐IN (Mandatory)
Friday, July 18, 10:00 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.
Photo ID is required for race check‐in and packet pickup. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not bemailed 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 takes place inside the legislative building, room number TBA the Friday of registration July 18, 2014. 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. Some tips downtown is Firkin and Fox Bar and restaurant. Our beer sponsors the High Sierra Brewery a Gold Medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival; Sassafras is an eclectic restaurant. The Basil Thai food is excellent and Garibaldi’s is a high end Italian restaurant. The south end of town also has an Olive Garden and the Fandango
Casino also has an Italian restaurant this is very good and very reasonable prices and a very high end steak house. Enjoy!
First off it is highly recommended that you utilize the shuttle bus service that takes you from the Plaza Hotel to the start at Spooner State Park. There is shuttle van service to take runners back to the Plaza Hotel in Carson City following the race. Shuttle vans will provide rides on the half hour. If you did not buy a bus pass during your registration process let Angela Sullivan know by email so we can have an accurate count to order the buses.
Parking at Spooner State Park is off‐site and will be directed on race morning to optimize the space we have. You cannot park in Spooner State Park. There is NO EVENT PARKING within the Spooner Lake State Park.
There is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING at Spooner 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 only park in designated parking only so to not impede traffic on Ski Way Blvd. The race is held accountable for this and
if a crew or family members vehicle does impede traffic their runner will be disqualified from the race, NO Exceptions!
For the start/finish area crew and family are highly recommended to park at the corner of US Highway 50 and State Route 28. There is a large dirt area with a trailhead access that actually 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 that park within Spooner State Park will need to pay the parking fees to do so. There are no parking passes.
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. 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 TRT Endurance Runs. Race Management and volunteers pledge to do everything possible to make your TRT Endurance Runs 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.
TRT is a 501 3C 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, the South Lake Tahoe and Carson City High School cross‐country teams, the Carson City Boy Scouts and the Carson City American Legion and more. We are very pleased that we have been able to donate nearly $70,000 from the past several years' proceeds of the TRT 50K/50M/100M Endurance Runs.
The 2013 Training Runs are scheduled for June 14 & 15. Check our web site for details about our annual TRTtraining runs.
TRT Proudly provides you with a course that is marked with flagging that has 3M commercial grade reflective material and this flagging will be pleased approximately every 200 meters.
CREW ACCESS POINTS & DIRECTIONS
There is only one crew/access point for 50K runners. And that is the start/finish line area of Spooner State Park. 50 mile and 100 Mile crews will have two access points. Mile 30 of the 50 mile and mile 30/80 for 100 mile is at Diamond Peak Ski Resort (click for directions/map) .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. Please be respectful of the lodge and the noise level in the parking lot at night. We request no dogs at the lodge or deck. Family and Crew members parking at Diamond Peak Ski Resort MUST only park in designated parking only so to no impede traffic on Ski Way Blvd. The race is held accountable for this and if a crew or family members vehicle does impede traffic their runner will be disqualified from the race, NO Exceptions!
The other crew access point is of course the 50 mile aid station at the start/finish 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 on the side roadway along HWY 28 at the old Ponderosa Ranch. There is a sign that says Tunnel Creek Rd. 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 number on the front of your body for easy recognition by aid station personnel. It is the responsibility of the runner to make sure each aid station has their number.
Drop Bags are due at the drop off point at this same location no later than 3 pm for 100 mile runners and 50 mile runners. The aid stations that will have drop bags are Hobart, Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak and the 100 mile will also have the 50‐mile aid station. For Hobart drop bags they must be at the drop off on Friday before 3 pm or they will not go to the aid station.
50‐Mile runners can drop their bags on Friday with the 100‐mile bags or morning of the race but it suggested dropping them off on Friday. Saturday morning drop off service will only be available to Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak aid stations.
There is no drop bag service for 50K! 50K runners wishing to have drop bags available during the event will need to make their own arrangements.
50‐MILE DROP BAGS: 50‐Mile runners can have drop bags delivered to the Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak aid stations. Please be aware that drop bags will not be returned from Diamond Peak until approximately 10 am and approximately 3 pm for Tunnel Creek on Sunday. Any unclaimed 50M drop bags will also be available at the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Plan accordingly.
Drop bag storage will be available near the upper parking lot at the Spooner Lake State Park for runners who wish to leave drop bags before the race with plans to collect them once finished. 100‐Mile drop bags will be available at the 50‐Mile avoid station.
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. Drop bags must not be larger than 6" X 8" and no longer than 16". Drop bags must weigh less than 20 pounds. Make sure drop bags are made of a durable material, no paper or cardboard containers. You are limited to one drop bag per aid station. Safety runners are not allowed drop bags. NO ICE CHESTS OR COOLERS. DO NOT leave perishable items or glass bottles in your drop bags. Nighttime temperatures along the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs can drop into the low 30's, even in July. Exposed ridge top section commonly experience
strong winds even at night. You are strongly encouraged to leave warm clothing and an extra flashlight and batteries at aid station you plan to visit at night. Onset of Hypothermia is one of the leading causes of drops at night!
ALL DROP BAGS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELED WITH NAME, BIB NUMBER AND DESIRED AID STATION. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR DROP BAGS. RACE MANAGEMENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MISSING OR DAMAGED CONTENTS.
The only aid stations that are accessible by vehicle are the 50‐mile aid station (start/finish at Spooner Lake State Park) and the Diamond Peak Ski Resort main lodge. All other aid stations are anywhere from a 4‐8 mile hike to access. The 50‐mile and Diamond Peak aid stations are the only places where crew and safety runners can easily assist their runners.
Starting this year we will provide limited shuttle service from Spooner Lake State Park to the lodge at Diamond Peak Resort. The shuttle will leave Spooner at 9 a.m. and return from Diamond Peak at approximately 2 p.m. Final details will be available at registration check‐in on Friday at the Legislative Grounds in Carson City or on race morning at Spooner Lake State Park.
Our aid stations are some of the best you’ll ever visit during an ultra‐event. They are fully stock 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 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
First off, and most important, you must notify the aid station captain that you are dropping from the event. At that point your bib number will be removed, 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 may be 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. Many runners in this situation have found this to help them collect themselves and are able to finish. On the other end of the spectrum, if either the aid station captain or medical staff makes the decision that you are not in condition to continue they have the authority to pull you from the event – FINAL WORD!
TRT allows pacers for 50 mile and 100 mile runners. 50 Mile runners can pick up their safety runner in only one location the 30‐mile aid station at Diamond Peak. Safety runners are required to check in prior to connecting with their runners in order to pick up the required safety runner bib number and to allow race officials to know they are on the course. We are just as concerned about the safety of safety runners as are we with our runners. Safety runners are required to sign the event waiver. Pacers should bring their own gels and food items to insure there is ample food for the paid runners.
100‐mile runners can pick up a safety runner at the 50 mile aid station located in at the start/finish area and at mile 80 Diamond Peak aid station. Runners may have as many pacers as you wish, although only one pacer at a time. The primary duties of a pacer is to baby sit your 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. Safety runners 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. Safety runners 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 50K and 50 mile finishers will receive a plaque at the finish line upon finishing the race.
The 100 mile runners will receive their finisher’s belt buckle at the awards ceremony at the start/finish ‐line area following the 35 hour cut‐off at 4 pm.
POST RACE FOOD
TRT will provide post‐race food trucks and refreshments on Saturday afternoon into the early evening and again at the 100 mile award ceremony on Sunday at 4:00 pm following the 35 hour cut‐off at the start/finish line area. Runners can get a meal with their race bib, family and crew members will need to pay for their own food with the food trucks. The prices are reasonable but bring cash, some may accept credit cards.
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 300 volunteers working the race.
George "Squirrel" Ruiz
JULY 19 - 20, 2014
5am - 100 Mile Start
6am - 50K & 50 Mile Start
Spooner Lake Nevada State Park
ALL RESULTS: UltraSignup.com
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks
State of Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Buildings and Grounds
USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Nevada Department of Transportation
Diamond Peak Ski Resort
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