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QUALIFYING STANDARDS FOR THE TAHOE 200

**New for 2017 race: after much thought and consideration we have decided to eliminate “Qualifying Standards” for the Tahoe 200. We feel that it is up to each applicant to decide for themselves whether or not they are up for the challenges of the tahoe 200. We believe that it is important to have experience in the mountains and with racing for all applicants, however we think that the kind of experience and skills needed to complete the Tahoe 200 come in a variety of ways that are as individual as each of our participants. The only requirement we have for entering the 2017 event will be a minimum of 8 hours of trail work to be completed between June 1, 2016 and August 30, 2017. 

Please note that this is a GRADUATE level race. In a few cases, participants must go 20 miles between full aid stations. The race is at altitude and some of the terrain is rugged and remote. Participants will need to know how to use a map and navigate, although the course is marked well with reflective ribbons and arrow signs. 

Complete 8 hours of trail work between June 1, 2016-August 30, 2017. This can be completed (and usually is) after you register. We allow some exceptions to the trail work requirement for international entrants or entrants who can show that there are no trail work opportunities near their place of residence. In the case that you are not able to complete your trail work due to above mentioned issues, you will be required to do race volunteering. To get an exception, you must be cleared by the race director. Please email Racedirector@destinationtrailrun.com. We strongly encourage runners to volunteer with their local trail organization to work on trails. 

Submitting Trail Work: Trail work does not need to be submitted to the race management. It is done on the honor system and runners are expected to get it done without the race policing their efforts.   

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