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January 1, 2017 (Sunday)
12.4 Miles
Highway 395 and 3th Street
Lee Vining, California
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The Tioga Pass Run is dedicated to the memory of Ferdinand Castillo, who is part of the history of the Tioga Pass entrance to Yosemite National Park. He cheered on the Tioga Pass Run finishers for the first 13 years of the Run, and is with us in our memories, reminding us to tread carefully on the delicate alpine environment of Tioga Pass.

Join the camaraderie of the Tioga Pass Run: 3,200 feet of elevation gain over a 12.4-mile course along the shoulder of one of the most scenic highways in the country! The Run starts in downtown Lee Vining at an elevation of 6,781 feet and finishes at the Tioga Pass entrance station to Yosemite at an elevation of 9,945 feet. Car shuttles will be available to transport gear bags to the finish line during the Run and to provide participants with transportation back to Lee Vining after the Run. There will be aid stations at miles 3, 6, 9, and at the finish. A picnic, raffle, and award ceremony will be held at the Woah Nellie Deli (Mobil gas station) after all runners have completed the race. Your registration price includes a voucher for free fish or veggie tacos at the Whoa! Nellie Deli at the post-race picnic. Register before August 1st to receive a free T-shirt with your registration!

Proceeds from the Run will benefit the Mono Lake Committee, a non-profit citizen's group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Mono Basin ecosystem, educating the public about Mono Lake and the impacts on the environment of excessive water use, and promoting cooperative solutions that protect Mono Lake and meet real water needs without transferring environmental problems to other areas.

This run allows you to truly enjoy the beauty of Tioga Pass. Located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Tioga Pass is the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park. The Tioga Pass Run is the longest continuously occurring race in the eastern sierra (since 1980), a favorite with local ultra runners and triatheletes.

Please note: the Tioga Pass Run has a NO refund policy.

Event Start Location
Lee Vining on Main Street (Hwy 395) in front of the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

7:00 AM Walking Division Start
8:00 AM Running Division Start


Course Description
12.4 miles with 3,200' elevation gain. The event starts in downtown Lee Vining at elevation 6,781', follows Tioga Pass Road, and ends at the entrance station to Yosemite Nat'l Park at 9,945' elevation.

Awards
Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers and to all Graniteman finishers (For information on Graniteman: http://highsierratri.org/graniteman/).
Additional prizes will be raffled.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Race bags will be available at the the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore the morning of the race from 6:30 - 7:30 AM. Register before August 1st to receive a free T-shirt in your race bag.


Timing / Results
http://www.monolake.org/visit/tiogapassrun

Post Race Activities
Picnic, raffle, and award ceremony will be held at the Whoa! Nellie Deli (Mobil gas station) after all runners have completed the race. Registration price includes a voucher for free fish or veggie tacos at the Whoa! Nellie Deli. This isn't your average gas mart—the food is delicious!

Weather
BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER, from warm late summer temperatures to early winter snow flurries. Weather conditions can vary greatly from the start to finish line, which is why we will provide transportation for gear bags from start to finish.

The Tioga Pass Run has a no refund policy.

Directions
Meet in front of the Mono Lake Committee (MLC) for registration and race start. The MLC is located on Highway 395 at 3rd St. in Lee Vining, CA.

Parking
Please park on Mattly Ave. by Hess Park. Parking by Nicely's Restaurant is not permitted.

Event Start Location
Lee Vining on Main Street (Hwy 395) in front of the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore

7:00 AM Walking Division Start
8:00 AM Running Division Start

Course Description
12.4 miles with 3,200' elevation gain. The event starts in downtown Lee Vining at elevation 6,781', follows Tioga Pass Road, and ends at the entrance station to Yosemite Nat'l Park at 9,945' elevation.

Awards
Prizes will be awarded to the first place male and female finishers and to all Graniteman finishers (For information on Graniteman: http://highsierratri.org/graniteman/).
Additional prizes will be raffled.


Packet Pickup / Expo
Race bags will be available at the the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore the morning of the race from 6:30 - 7:30 AM. Register before August 1st to receive a free T-shirt in your race bag.

Race bags will be available at the the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore the morning of the race from 6:30 - 7:30 AM. Register before August 1st to receive a free T-shirt in your race bag.

Timing / Results
http://www.monolake.org/visit/tiogapassrun

Post Race Activities
Post Race Activities
Picnic, raffle, and award ceremony will be held at the Whoa! Nellie Deli (Mobil gas station) after all runners have completed the race. Registration price includes a voucher for free fish or veggie tacos at the Whoa! Nellie Deli. This isn't your average gas mart—the food is delicious!

Weather
BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER, from warm late summer temperatures to early winter snow flurries. Weather conditions can vary greatly from the start to finish line, which is why we will provide transportation for gear bags from start to finish.

The Tioga Pass Run has a no refund policy.


Directions
Meet in front of the Mono Lake Committee (MLC) for registration and race start. The MLC is located on Highway 395 at 3rd St. in Lee Vining, CA.

Parking
Please park on Mattly Ave. by Hess Park. Parking by Nicely's Restaurant is not permitted.
 
 

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Recent Review: I moved to Mammoth in 1984. Ran Cross country at University of Miami (Florida). I NEVER quit/stopped a race. At mile 7 of TPR, it was snowing and and I could not continue...It was the first time I did't finish a race. In 2003, I ran again, and eventually became the the race director. My 4-year-old daughter (who is now a sophmore at Michigan State) helped set the mile markers at 4 am...many memories of TPR.
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Results
Year: 2011     Participation

Men 

48 men competed in the 2011 Tioga Pass Run 48 (57.1%)
    Total finishers: 84

Women 

36 women competed in the 2011 Tioga Pass Run 36 (42.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Eric Lynch   12.4 Miles Men 1:28:19 7:07  8.42 mph 
 Rebekah Jensen   12.4 Miles Women 2:01:40 9:49  6.12 mph 
 Dan Yarborough   12.4 Miles Masters Men 1:31:24 7:22  8.14 mph 
 Kami Boyer   12.4 Miles  Masters Women  2:19:43 11:16  5.33 mph 
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Results
Year: 2009     Participation

Men 

35 men competed in the 2009 Tioga Pass Run 35 (76.1%)
    Total finishers: 46

Women 

11 women competed in the 2009 Tioga Pass Run 11 (23.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Dan Yarborough   12.4 Miles Men 1:33:48 7:34  7.93 mph 
 Alana Levin   12.4 Miles Women 2:16:07 10:59  5.47 mph 
 Dan Yarborough   12.4 Miles Masters Men 1:33:48 7:34  7.93 mph 
 Marcia Mohun   12.4 Miles  Masters Women  2:26:26 11:49  5.08 mph 
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