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100 Mile, 50 Mile, 50 K
Spooner State Park
Carson City, Nevada
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The Tahoe Rim Trail 50K and 50-mile events follow the same course, with the additional 9-mile out and back section beginning at approximately mile 17 for the 50-milers. Both courses are predominately single track trail but have approximately 10 miles of dirt roads. The 100-mile event completes the 50-mile course twice. We provide you with some of the most incredibly scenic views on earth (A Glimpse of Heaven)!

This event is run in some of the high elevation alpine and sub-alpine regions of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains. Both distances begin and end at the Spooner Lake State Park, which is at 7,000 feet. The highest point on both courses is just below the 9,214 foot Snow Valley Peak (which also provides one of the best views on the course). The low point on both courses is at the bottom of the now "infamous" Red House Loop (A Taste of Hell) at approximately 6800 feet.

The first 1.5miles of our event is on dirt roads, merge onto the Marlette Trail 3.6 miles of single track with an elevation gain of approximately 1,500 feet, followed by a mile downhill section to Marlette Lake.

From Marlette Lake (7823 feet) you'll continue to climb on dirt roads to the Hobart Road aid station at 8120 feet.

After leaving the Hobart Road aid station the course climbs past Marlette Peak and Harlan Peak before descending to the aid station at Tunnel Creek Road near the junction of the Tahoe Rim Trail at Twin Lakes.

Upon returning to the Tunnel Creek aid station the 50M/100M course will travel approximately 6-miles north along single track section of the Tahoe Rim Trail. This section is mostly rolling with breath-taking views of both Lake Tahoe and the Washoe Valley. At the Incline Creek trail junction the course drops down towards Incline Village, offering spectacular views of the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, views not many but locals have seen. The Incline Creek trail will plunge down the mountain for approximately four miles and a loss of 2,000 feet of elevation, following the creek with many dives including twists and turns. As the trail flattens out towards the bottom you will come into the Tyrolean Village area directly behind homes. 100 Milers on your second pass in the middle of the night or early in the morning please be respectful of the residents there and keep the chatter to a minimum until you clear this area. Once you come to the pavement it is just a short mile to the Diamond Peak Lodge parking lot area. Proceed to the lodge where the aid station will be. This will be the 30 mile and 80 mile aid stations. From there the course will follow the dirt service road up the ski run and onto the Crystal Ridge ski run up and over the top of Diamond Peak resort at 8540 feet for a 1700 foot climb in just under 2 miles. The course drops 50 meters down to the Bull Wheel aid station (water and typical aid station fair only. No hot food) on the Tahoe Rim Trail. The course then returns to the Tunnel Creek Aid Station 3 miles south. (Turn right on the TRT) The average elevation is between 8000 and 8800 feet dropping to a low at 6888 at the Diamond Peak Lodge

From the Tunnel Creek aid station, both courses will follow the Tahoe Rim Trail south towards the Spooner Summit trailhead passing both Marlette Peak and Snow Valley Peak (and visiting both the Hobart Road and Snow Valley Peak aid stations). From the Snow Valley Peak aid station the course will make a final downhill, about 5.4 miles, before reaching the trailhead at Highway 50 and connecting with the Spooner Lake trail for the final 1.7 miles to the finish.

Event Start Location
Spooner State Park

50K and 50-mile awards may be picked up at Spooner Lake State Park on Saturday. 100-mile awards ceremony at 4:30 pm Sunday following the final cut-off for the 100 mile event.

Timing / Results
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Post Race Activities
Spooner Lake State Park. Burrito buffet will be served.

S.R. 28 1/2 mile north of the junction with U.S. 50 between South Lake Tahoe, CA and Carson City, NV.

Hwys US 50 & HWY 28. There is limited parking, it is highly recommended to use the bus shuttle service provided leaving from the host Plaza Hotel in Carson City, NV.

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Recent Review: I am glad this was my first 50k. The course was a blast, the BEER was great and the PAIN unbelievable. Can't wait to do the 50 miles in 2010. See you an the trail.
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Year: 2007     Participation      
    Total finishers: 69      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Jasper Halekas   100 Mile Men 18:16:01 10:58  5.47 mph 
 Molly Zum   100 Mile Women 23:32:12 14:07  4.25 mph 
 Derrick Carr   100 Mile Masters Men 21:41:40 13:01  4.61 mph 
 Kim Gimenez   100 Mile  Masters Women  24:47:59 14:53  4.03 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Year: 2006     Participation


59 men competed in the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 59 (69.4%)
    Total finishers: 85


26 women competed in the 2006 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 26 (30.6%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Jeff Kozak   50 Mile Men 8:46:35 10:32  5.7 mph 
 Molly Zurn   50 Mile Women 9:34:26 11:29  5.22 mph 
 Mark Winkelman   50 Mile Masters Men 9:11:43 11:02  5.44 mph 
 Deanna McLaughlin   50 Mile  Masters Women  10:52:22 13:03  4.6 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Year: 2005     Participation      
    Total finishers: 89      
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Jeff Kozak   50 Mile Men 8:35:43 10:19  5.82 mph 
 Jenny Capel   50 Mile Women 9:00:45 10:49  5.55 mph 
 Michael Uhler   50 Mile Masters Men 8:44:11 10:29  5.72 mph 
 Kelly Ridgeway   50 Mile  Masters Women  10:31:57 12:38  4.75 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Year: 2003     Participation


52 men competed in the 2003 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 52 (74.3%)
    Total finishers: 70


18 women competed in the 2003 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 18 (25.7%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Paul Sweeney   50 Mile Men 8:30:49 10:13  5.87 mph 
 Kitty Marcroft   50 Mile Women 9:50:44 11:49  5.08 mph 
 Mike Miller   50 Mile Masters Men 9:17:48 11:09  5.38 mph 
 Kitty Marcroft   50 Mile  Masters Women  9:50:44 11:49  5.08 mph 
Complete 2003 Results (All Races)
Year: 2003     Participation


92 men competed in the 2003 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 92 (56.1%)
    Total finishers: 164


72 women competed in the 2003 Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 72 (43.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Matt Leffert   50 K Men 5:04:48 9:50  6.1 mph 
 laura Shackelton   50 K Women 5:35:06 10:49  5.55 mph 
 David Terry   50 K Masters Men 5:26:47 10:32  5.69 mph 
 Tina Ure   50 K  Masters Women  6:03:09 11:43  5.12 mph 
Complete 2003 Results (All Races)
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