After much thought and consideration we have eliminated specific race finish based “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 race. 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 event will be a minimum of 8 hours of trail work to be completed between June 1, 2017 and August 30, 2018. Most entrants complete trail work after they register. International applicants and some special cases may be able to waive trail work for volunteer work. Please email us if you would like to request a waiver.
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 have GPS and navigate, although the course is marked well with reflective ribbons and arrow signs there is always some tampering over the course of 200+ miles.
Photo by Scott Rokis