Tahoe Rim Trail
50K / 50M / 100M
With varied themes from year to year and non-running competitions from darts to shots at the bar, you never know what you’re going to run into here at Hobart. So you’ll have to run at least 6 miles to find out! One thing you can count on is good ol’ Nevadan hospitality...but we won’t let you sit for too long of a spell. We’ll keep you running on fresh fruit smoothies, amino-vital, soda, coffee and a smorgasbord of REAL food. No matter how fast or slow you’re going, we’ll keep the light on and the beer cold!
(2011) Arrrrrr, You'll be passin through me ship wrecked at Tunnel Creek. All ye landlubbers be warry who dare pass through our galley fer some hardtack and refreshments. Ye may experience swashbuckling and may even be rewarded with some booty. Nay, not that type of booty you skallywag. Ye best leave the wenches alone, unless ye want to meet yer fate at Davy Jones Locker. Aye, ye lads and lasses may be rewarded for your efforts with grog, a specialty of my crew, Caribbean Rum Chicken wraps, some fandangled crushed ice fruit concoction. And ye more ambitious matey's, ye'll be forced to walk the plank before ye be granted leave to continue on. Keep ye eye out fer the Jolly Roger and you'll find me and me jacks who'll be eager to greet you and assess your skills.
- The Red House will no longer be an aid station. The Red House loop is 6.5 miles from Tunnel Creek and back. Runners can receive sufficient aid at Tunnel to complete the loop. The mileage at Red House is between 11-17.5 and between 61.2 - 67.5.
- The Bull Wheel will take on a larger roll this year than in past years. The aid station will have plenty of fluids and aid station snack food. It is only three miles from Tunnel Creek but it is 9 miles from the Diamond Peak Lodge. It will be very important to have the ability to carry at least 50-70 oz to make it this far. The mileage will be at 20.3 on the first loop and 70.5 in the second loop if you are doing the 100 mile.
- Safety runner check-in
- Diamond Peak Ski Resort will be the home of the mile 30.5 and 80.5 aid station. Easily accessible by car with plenty of parking the only crew friendly aid station other than start/finish. There is a large sun deck with picnic tables during the day and a warm lodge for the chilly night and early morning temperatures. Experienced 100 miler Tommy Gallagher will be the captain and provide comforting and hearty aid station food like hot soup and quesadillas, including food catering to the vegetarian palate. Tom is also "quote" good at blister repair so this will be a full service aid station as well as one of the medical checks. We are very privileged to gain access to the lodge, please respect this and keep your dogs under control on a leash your children from causing any damage.”
- The Snow Valley Peak aid station at the high point of the course is run by a Boy Scout troop from Carson City. In addition to offering you a "Glimpse of Heaven" with its fantastic views, we make every effort to provide you with the best service possible at we try to "Be Prepared" to "Do a Good Turn Daily." And you 100-milers - have your taste buds ready for a sorbet treat on your second time through.
- The Spooner Summit is primarily a water stop only and is 1.7 miles from the 50 mile aid station or the finish. It is 5.5 miles from the Snow Valley Peak aid station.
- Safety runner check-in
Welcome to the "Oasis", a Hawai'ian themed aid station. Music, lights, decorations, hula skirts and friendly smiles. The pineapple will be on the Hawai'ian pizza, or if you prefer we will have pepperoni and veggie. Fruit flavored Otter Pops will be in the cooler. We can also cook you up a hamburger with all the fixins or if you prefer breakfast, egg Mcmuffins with or without sausage. We cook to order! Whether you arrive in the heat of the day or the cool of the night, we'll be there for you. This is your half-way point and will also be the finish line if you need sustenance before you head down the hill to Carson City for your award.
AID STATION CUT-OFF TIMES
- Aid station access: The only aid stations that are accessible by vehicle are the 50-mile aid station (start/finish at Spooner Lake State Park) and the Damond Peak Ski Resort main lodge [MAP]. All other sid 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.