Tahoe 100k

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This race is part of the 2018 Salomon Ultra Running Academy & Festival

RACE: SATURDAY, SEPT 8 AT 6:30AM

There will only be 150 spots available in the race this year, register early for guaranteed entry. A waitlist will be enabled when we reach 150 runners.

REGISTER HERE

Salomon Running Festival/Academy: The Tahoe 100k is part of the Salomon Running Festival and qualifies participants for the Salomon Ultra Academy. For more information about the festival or academy please email: runningfestival@salomon.com

About the Route: The Tahoe 100k is a point to point exploration of the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Basin. The route will take you on a magical journey from the East side of Lake Tahoe along the Rim Trail, through the mountains with views of Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada Mountains on an almost entirely single track course. 

Trail Conditions: Single track, often smooth/dry soil with lots of granite/rock. 

Registration: Opens April 5 at 9am PST on ultrasignup. Registration is closed for 200mi, but open until Sept 3 for the 100k and 25k! No day of race registration for the 100k. We will offer day of race registration for the 25k. Register here for the 100k and 25k

Race Format: Point to Point. This format allows for maximum adventure since participants will be traversing all new terrain with no repetitions other than brief out and backs to a couple of aid stations. Participants will need to take a bus from the finish area to the race start – or alternately if they have crew they can have their crew drive them to the start. This way runner’s vehicles will be at the finish line. 

Location: Finishline/Catch the Bus/Parking and Post Race Festivities will be at Sierra at Tahoe Resort in Twin Bridges, CA. Address: 1111 Sierra at Tahoe Rd, Twin Bridges, CA 95735

Start Location: Spooner Summit Trailhead, South 

Date & Time: Saturday, September 8 at 6:30am at Spooner Summit. Buses will leave Sierra at Tahoe Resort at 5:15am for the start line. 

Race Check In, You have two options:

  1. You may check in at Sierra at Tahoe Resort from 4am until 5am (for those catching the bus) or
  2. You may check in from 6-6:30 at the race start location, Spooner Summit Trailhead. Keep in mind that there is NO PARKING allowed at the trailhead at Spooner Summit, drop offs ONLY and crew must park on Highway 50. No vehicles are allowed to be left at Trailhead during the race. Please note that we cannot accept drop bags for aid stations at Spooner Summit (start location). All dropbags must be left at Sierra at Tahoe for delivery to aid stations. We will take finishline drop bags from Spooner Summit to the finish for you. 

Bus to Start: Buses begin boarding at 5am and leave at 5:15am sharp.

Drop Bags: We will NOT accept drop bags for aid stations (except your finish line drop bag) from Spooner Summit (Start location). Drop bags must be left at Sierra at Tahoe (finish area/where you catch the bus) race morning. No check in before race morning is available. 

Race Cut Off: 18 hours. Cut off will be at 12:30am Sunday, Sept 9 at the finish. Cut offs are strict and must be enforced for the safety of the runners and to respect the volunteers’ time. The individual cut offs for certain aid stations as follows:

  • mi 20.4 Heavenly Resort: 6 hours, 12:30pm

  • mi 35.4 Armstrong Pass: 10.25hrshrs, 4:45pm

  • mi 45.4 Big Meadow: 13.25hrs, 7:45pm

  • mi 53 Housewife Hill: 16hrs, 10:30pm

Elevation Gain/Loss: 10,564ft / 3,220meters of ascent. 10,398ft / 3,169meters descent.

Mandatory Gear: All participants must carry a working headlamp from the start. In addition we recommend a jacket, gloves, hat and emergency bivy or poncho. The Sierras can be hit with intense rain and wind storms, be prepared! We have even had hail storms during the event. 

Aid Stations & Drop Bags:

Drop Bags must not be bigger than 18″ x 12″ x 12″.

Drop bags must be left at the finish race morning before buses leave (Sierra at Tahoe Resort) to be transported to the aid stations. We will not accept drop bags at the start (Spooner Summit) except for the bags you want transported back to Sierra at Tahoe (Finish line dop bags).

mi 0 Spooner Summit, you may have a small drop bag transported from the start to the finish.

mi 7 Genoa Peak, no drop bags

mi 20.4 Heavenly Resort, Drop bags allowed

mi 35.4 Armstrong Pass, no drop bags 

mi 45.4 Big Meadow, Drop Bags Allowed

mi 53 Housewife Hill, No Drop Bags

60.6 Finish, Sierra at Tahoe Resort, Drop Bag allowed

What is at the aid stations? We will have your standard ultra running fare including fruit, candy, sandwiches, wraps, vegetarian and vegan options. Later aid stations (from 5pm onward) will have soup and other hot food. Tailwind will be our drink of choice, we will also have soda, water, and other drinks. Muir Energy real food gels at the stations. Use coupon code: CANDICE20 for 20% off in advance. Aid stations will have basic medical, first aid kits, electrolyte caps, and Squirrels Nut Butter Anti Chafe.

Crew/Pacing Information: 

We will not be able to allow any pacing for the 100k. For crewing, the following aid stations will allow crewing. Keep in mind if the aid station doesn’t allow crewing YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE YOUR CREW MEET YOU THERE. Your crew may not meet you between any of the crew access points. 

mi 7 Genoa Peak: NO CREW

mi 20.4 Heavenly Resort: Crew allowed. Access via paved roads. 

mi 35.4 Armstrong Pass: NO CREW

mi 45.4 Big Meadow: NO CREW

mi 53 Housewife Hill: Crew allowed. Access via paved roads

60.6 Finish, Sierra at Tahoe Resort: Crew allowed. Access via paved roads

**If crew show up at no crew aid stations their runner will be disqualified. 

Directions to Crew Access Aid Stations:

AID STATION COORDINATES DRIVE TIME DISTANCE DIRECTIONS FROM NOTES
       
PREVIOUS AID STATION
 

Spooner Summit

Trailhead

39.1036, -119.8952     Directions to start
No parking at trailhead, please park on Highway 50 before the aid station/trailhead. Aid is at the trailhead on the right hand side in one of the picnic areas.
Heavenly 38.9610, -119.8860 29 mins 17.3 miles LINK
Aid station is at the Stagecoach Lodge at Heavenly resort. Please respect quiet hours between 9pm-8am.
Housewife Hill 38.7959, -120.0180 38 mins 18.9 miles LINK
Follow dirt road back to Hwy 89 and turn right. From here follow directions in LINK
Sierra at Tahoe 38.8001, -120.0806 22 mins 13.3 miles LINK
Plenty of parking at Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort. Aid station inside the resort.

Single Track/Paved/Dirt Rd:

Single track, 96%: 58.2 miles of single track

Paved Road, 2.6%: 1.6 miles

4×4 dirt roads, 1.4%: 0.8 miles

Participant Rules:

In addition to any previously mentioned rules, please follow these rules or you may be disqualified:

  • All runners must carry a working headlamp from the start. We also recommend having spare batteries and a backup headlamp. 
  • We are a cupless race. Please plan ahead. All participants will receive a flask from Salomon that they may use for drinks at aid stations. All participants are expected to carry water between aid stations with either bottles or a bladder. 
  • Please follow Leave No Trace Principals. No trash may be left anywhere other than a garbage can/bag, even at aid stations. 
  • You may not just poo anywhere. We ask that you abide by “leave no trace” by digging a 6” hole (No toilet paper or wipes can be left behind) or use our portable toilets and lugaloos or the campground toilets. In other cases please haul your poo out (and toilet paper). If you dig a hole, bury human waste at least 6” deep, 200’ from water sources, and 50’ from any trail. 
  • You must carry all your own gear. No pacer or other runner may mule your stuff for you.
  • You must check in at each aid station. If you’re times are missing at an aid station it could be grounds for disqualification.
  • Runners must follow the assigned course, no cutting the course in any way.
  • Runners must finish in the allotted time or they will be considered a DNF. This includes making all aid station cut off times.
  • Runners are required to carry additional calories and water with them between aid stations for their own safety.
  • No intravenous fluids (IVs) during the event. If IV fluids are needed or administered runner will be disqualified.
  • If a runner requires Search and Rescue assistance or IVs during the event they are automatically disqualified
  • No performance enhancing drugs
  • All participants must complete the course on foot, no motorized vehicles, bikes, or other motorized or non motorized aid
  • Participants are responsible for making sure their crew understand all the rules. Crew may only meet their runner at the noted “crew stations”
  • All runners must be polite and kind to the race staff and volunteers. Rude or whiney runners may be disqualified. We are sharing the trails with other users including hikers and mountain bikers. Treat everyone with respect. 
  • If, for any reason, you leave the course, you must start back where you left off within the cut off times noted here. Participants who leave the course must inform an aid station captain. 

Map of the Course: 100k

You can also see the map here

Elevation Profile

Race Policies: 

  • Exceptions to the race policies cannot be made for any reason. Please do not ask for one.
  • No refunds or transfers regardless of your situation, injury status or if there is a waitlist. Do not register if you do not agree to this policy.
  • All participants are required to carry extra calories, water, clothing, headlamp(s) and other safety gear in order to self rescue or help other participants in the case of emergency.
  • Participants must agree to policy that the race could be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Tahoe 100k/25k reserves the right to cancel the run based on: (1) Extreme snow pack. (2) Extreme weather during the event. (3) Extreme fire danger. (4) Other extreme conditions. (5) For any other reason that the race director sees fit. (6) Lack of Permits. In the event that the race is cancelled, I understand that I will not receive a refund, however the race management will do their best to offer race transfer/new date or other option.