Tahoe 25k

There will only be 150 spots available in the race this year, register early for guaranteed entry.


Day of race registration available ONLY for the 25k distance! (not for the 200mi or 100k). 

**Please note that the 25k is on SUNDAY and the 100k is on SATURDAY in different locations. The 100k will be finishing in Twin Bridges (South Tahoe) at Sierra at Tahoe Resort and the 25k will be in west Tahoe in Homewood, at Homewood Mountain resort. 

About the Route: The Tahoe 25k is a fun and challenging race from the base of Homewood Mountain Resort all the way to Ellis Peak and Barker pass. If you love vert, we’ve got some vert for you! Homewood has some of the best and most expansive views of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy views of the largest alpine lake in the USA while climbing and descending this route and run along rocky Ellis Peak (see photo on this page) with views of the Crystal Basin, Loon Lake, and Desolation Wilderness. 

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

Race Format: Out and back from Homewood Mountain resort to Barker Pass to finish back at Homewood Mountain resort. Hikers/walkers welcome as long as you can walk average 2.5 mph. Please keep in mind the course has a lot of climbing!

Location: Homewood Mountain Resort, 5145 W Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA 96141. North Lodge. Located in Homewood, California. 

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020. Start time for race is 8am at Homewood Mountain Resort. 

Registration: 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

Price: $69 from 1/1-4/40/20.  5/1 until 6/30: $79. 7/1 until registration closes:  $89. Day of race available for $10 additional. 

Race Check In: 6:30am to 7:45am at Homewood Mountain Resort, North Lodge. Plenty of parking! Race starts at 8am. 

Race Cut Off: 6 hours. Cut off will be at 2pm Saturday, Sept 13. 

Elevation Gain/Loss: 3,879ft / 1,182meters of ascent. 3,879ft / 1,182meters descent.

Aid Stations: 

mi 2 Lake Louise

mi 7.5 Barker Pass

mi 13 Lake Louise

mi 15 Finish

What is at the aid stations? We will have your standard trail running fare including Spring Energy gels, fruit, candy, sandwiches. Your first and last station, Lake Louise Aid (mile 2 and 13) will have more minimal aid: snacks, gels, water, soda, Tailwind, gels, candy, and fruit. Tailwind will be our drink of choice, we will also have soda, water, and other drinks.  Aid stations will have basic medical, first aid kits, electrolyte caps.

Cut Off Times: Cut off times will be strict and enforced. Our cut off times are generous and allow for people to hike the course. You will have to be able to move at an average of 2.5mph to make the cut offs. Here are the cut off times:

Lake Louise mi 2: No Cut Off

mi 7.5 Barker Pass: 3hrs, 11am

mi 13 Lake Louise, No Cut off

mi 15 Finish, 2pm

Crew/Pacer Information: 

We will not be able to allow any pacing or crewing for the 25k. You may crew your runner at the start and finish of the race. Keep in mind if the aid station doesn’t allow crewing you are not allowed to have crew meet you there. Your crew may not meet you between any of the crew access points. 

Participant Rules:

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

  • No Crewing or pacing allowed in the 25k. You may have crew at the start and finish at Homewood Mountain Resort.
  • Please follow Leave No Trace Principles. 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. 

*All race details are subject to change 

You can also see the map here

Race Profile:

Closest Airports to Race: Sacramento, CA and Reno, Nevada

Race Policies

  • Exceptions to the race policies cannot be made for any reason. Please do not ask for one.
  • No refunds regardless of your situation, injury status or if there is a waitlist. Do not register if you do not agree to this policy. Transfer & full race policies can be found here.
  • 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.

Leave No Trace Policies are integral to our event. Please review: