200 miles around the largest alpine lake in North America.
Welcome to the Tahoe 200 Mile Endurance Run!
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2014 Tahoe 200 Members
All entrants are part of the Tahoe 200 Endurance Club, a yearly membership, and as members, are allowed to participate in our annual Endurance Run: A full circumnavigation of Lake Tahoe. If you’d like to have a better chance to get into the race in 2015, just signup to volunteer for 2 days or more at the 2014 event (or before the event with course marking and other jobs). Volunteering for 2+ days will give you extra tickets in the 2015 lottery. For more details see the Volunteer Information Page. Email Volunteer@Tahoe200.com for more information.
“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.”
“You are not an observer, you are a participant.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh
The first ever 200 mile single loop mountain race in the United States, the Tahoe 200 circumnavigates the sparkling, clear blue waters of Lake Tahoe from the Tahoe Rim Trail. The route occasionally detours off the TRT to explore aspen meadows, rock gardens of giants, small impossibly blue lakes, thick canopied forests, and long ridge lines with stunning views. The course is nothing less than magical.
The Tahoe 200 aims to create an unique and unparallelled experience for ultra distance trail runners who want to have an adventure of a lifetime. The race is a non-stop traverse of the lake, with numerous aid stations and sleep stations to support your epic run. All finishers receive a belt buckle and an artistic finisher’s print commemorating their accomplishment.
For more info, be sure to check out the 2014 Runner’s Manual
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. until Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2p.m. 100 hour cut off. 2015 event is tentatively Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2- Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015
START/FINISH: TBD, we should have this info my mid-April. We had to switch from Diamond Peak, so we’re looking for the best option. Will likely be in Tahoe City or Homewood.
AWARDS: All finishers receive belt buckle and finisher’s print. Top 3 men and women receive special award. Location of award’s ceremony TBD. The ceremony/banquet will be on Tuesday, September 9 at 6PM. Banquet location TBD.
DISTANCE: 200 miles, full loop around the lake.
ELEVATION GAIN: 39,800 feet (12,131 meters) of ascent and 39,800 feet (12,131 meters) of descent.
QUALIFYING: To qualify to run the Tahoe 200, all runners must have finished a 100 mile mountain trail race (or 2 or more non-mountain 100 milers) between Jan. 2012 and August 1, 2014.
You don’t need to have a qualifier to sign up. You do need to have a qualifier by August 1, 2014.
When you sign up you will be asked what your qualifier is and if you don’t yet have one, you will mark that you plan to run a qualifying race before August 1, 2014.
What are the Qualifying requirements?
New for 2015: All lottery applicants will be required to meet one or more of these requirements
1. Runner has finished a 200 mile race between Jan. 2012 and December 2014.
2. Applicant has finished two hundred mile (100mi) or longer official running events between Jan. 2012 and December 2014.
3. Applicant has finished a 100 mile mountain trail running race between Jan. 2013 and December 2014. A mountain trail race is defined as a race having over 18,000 feet of elevation gain. Please submit race and evidence of elevation gain for that race or check our list of qualifying races (list coming soon).
4. Runner has race director approval for a non-traditional qualifier.
2015 Registration will open on December 5, 2014 at 8 a.m. Pacific Time (U.S. and Canada) on Ultra Signup Registration is a lottery and closes on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST. Entrants will be announced on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We’re hoping for 200 spots in the 2015 race. Entrants announced via twitter first, then on ultrasignup: https://twitter.com/Tahoe200ultra.
Register here: Tahoe 200 Registration
SUPPORT: 13 full aid stations (including 5 sleep stations), 7 water only stations. Live results will be on ultralive.com.
CUT OFF: The race will have a 100 hour cut off, that’s 4 days and 4 hours.