Tahoe Rim Trail 50K / 50M
All distances will start on Saturday, July 20th. The 100-mile event will start at 5:00 a.m. The 50K 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 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, 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 $50,000 from the first ten years' proceeds of the TRT 50K/50M/100M Endurance Runs.
The CARSON CITY PLAZA HOTEL is once again our event host hotel. When making reservations please let them know you are with the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs. Call Toll Free at (888) 227--1499 or visit their website.
THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING ALLOWED AT SPOONER SUMMIT, WITHIN THE SPOONER LAKE STATE PARK OR AT THE DIAMOND PEAK SKI RESORT.
50K and 50M packet pick-up is available at the Carson City legislative grounds on Friday, July 19th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m AND IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in order to avoid the rush on race morning. 50K and 50M packet pick-up will also be available at Spooner Lake State Park on race day between 4:00 a.m. and 5:45 a.m.
50-MILER SAFETY RUNNERS
Safety runners 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 of the 50-Miler.
50-Mile safety runners will abide by the same rules as the 100-Mile safety runners. Safety runners 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 staffs, make sure we have enough food and beverage on the course for everyone, account for their safety in the same manner as our registered runners. For information regarding safety runners please see 100-MILE INFO.
DROP BAG INFORMATION
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 finshed. 100-Mile drop bags will be available at the 50-Mile aid station.
We do not offer services for 50K drop bags. 50K runners wishing to have drop bags available during the event will need to make their own arrangements.
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 weight 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. Nightime temperatures along the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs can drop into the low 30's, even in July. Exposed ridgetop 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.
PRE AND POST-EVENT REFRESHMENTS
We will again host you, "post-event", at our "Build Your Own Burrito Bar". This is included in the entry fee for all registered participants.
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 2013 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs.
ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS must complete a medical questionnaire during the online registration process.
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. We'll provide secure bag storage at the start/finish area.
There will be two 47-passenger coaches available to transport participants from the host hotel in Carson City to the event start on race day. Both coaches will have two departing time, 3:30 a.m. (priority for 100-milers) and 4:30 a.m. Bus tickets may be purchased at $10 each during the online registration process. Additional bus tickets "may" be available on Friday at registration check-in in Carson City, fist-come, first served if room is still available. Shuttle vans will be available post-event to transport runners back to the host hotel. These shuttles will run approximately once every hour.
All runners who decide to drop MUST notify the Aid Staion Captain. Dropped runners will be provided transportation back to the star/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.