The 2022 lottery opens Oct 2 at 9AM PST and closes at midnight (12am) on Oct 16. Participant names are drawn on Oct 26.
NEW JUNE DATES! The Tahoe 200 has moved to June! After cancelling in 2021 due to the Caldor fire and having several years of poor air quality in September we have decide to move the event to June. June is a beautiful month in Tahoe! Runners will likely enjoy cooler temps, green mountains, wildflowers and even possibly a few snow patches. June is one of our favorite months in the Tahoe basin and Sierra Nevada Mountains!
Date of the Tahoe 200 in upcoming years:
June 17-21, 2022
June 16-20, 2023
June 21-25, 2024
June 20-24, 2025
June 19-23, 2026
*Dates can change due to permitting
2022 Lottery Registration Opens: Oct 2, 2021 at 9am PST, closes on Oct 16 at midnight PST. Entrants chosen on Oct 26. Participants chosen on Oct 26 will be automatically charged the race entry fee. Please do not register if you are not prepared to pay. If your bank has a daily limit please call your bank in advance to check your daily limit or raise it for the day we draw entrants otherwise your entry may not go through. Our official entrants list will be made public by Nov 1 after selection is complete, usually by afternoon Pacific Time. Participants that are chosen will get an email with a receipt from utlrasignup as well.
Style of Registration: Registration is a lottery. Volunteers with race credit & transfers will be given priority. We have a high number of transfers because of the 2020 COVID-19 race cancellation and 2021 Caldor fire cancellation that allowed runners to transfer to the 2022 race (COVID) or 2022-2023 race (Caldor Fire). This will limit much more than usual the number of available spots to those who are not transfers. We prioritize in the following factors and considerations in the lottery:
- Individuals with volunteer credit (automatic entry), must have set up volunteering with Kristal in advance.
- Official transfers from current year/previous year (prioritized as much as possible). If we have more transfers than entrants we will have to waitlist some of our transfers and they may need to register for the 2023 race.
- Spots are reserved for the Triple Crown of 200 mile runners. TC200 registration is open in June every year and these runners will be automatically put into each 200mile race once that race registration opens: Bigfoot 200 in August, Tahoe 200 in September and Moab 240 in October. Those who do NOT register in June for the Triple Crown of 200s will need to make it through each 200 mile lottery or waitlist in order to do the TC200.
- We expect about limited spots to be available to runners who are not transfers/TC200 runners/volunteer entries for the 2022 race but we will not know exactly how many we have until we process transfers who also must go through the registration process. The race takes a total of 250-300 runners depending on the year.
- Waitlist is made up from people who do not get in through the initial lottery and people will be able to signup for the waitlist once lottery is complete in November.
Register for the Triple Crown of 200s for 2022 race opens June 10-June 25, 2021. Those hoping to do the Triple Crown of 200 milers in 2022 will need to register for the Triple Crown at this time to guarantee a spot. Otherwise Triple Crown hopefuls will need to go through each race lottery to try to get into the Triple Crown. The new TC200s entry will be a one time registration and won’t require individuals to register for each race individually. We will not save spots in the Triple Crown for people in the 200 mile race lotteries. We strongly encourage those wanting to do the Triple Crown to register in June.
Description of race / route: You have 100 hours (4 days and 4 hours) to complete a 200 mile (to be exact 205.5 miles) marked trail course around Lake Tahoe on foot. The route has 40,200 feet of climbing (80,400 elevation change). No repetition or long out and backs, just one huge loop through Tahoe backcountry, along the Tahoe Rim Trail, through the Crystal Basin, past sparkling alpine lakes, through rock forests and meadows of wildflowers. The race is well supported with aid stations serving real food, sleep stations, skilled medical team, live tracking of runners through each aid station, and handmade finisher buckles as well as other amazing swag!