UTMB 6 point 100mi - 4 point 50mi!
Epic Endurance Events invites you to UTLT Mountain Ultra Trail Festival. The 100mi is now a 6 point UTMB race and the 50mi is a whopping 4 points. The village at Northstar CA serves as our start/finish venue, there simply is no better mountain resort to host these scenic and difficult events! The village is world class with great rooms, condos, homes and the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Luxurious amenities abound where you can pamper yourself after the leg crushing terrain with spa treatments, hot tubs, swimming, shopping and exquisite food. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe before or after running; the water, beaches and scenery will leave you in awe. All this and more will provide the perfect backdrop for North America's version of the ultimate Mountain Ultra Trail Festival. This is Lake Tahoe, “surely the fairest picture the whole world affords.” Mark Twain
All course specifics are subject to change pending final permits.
100 and 50 mile route
Starting in the village at Northstar you will climb up ski runs and single track to the summit of Mount Pluto then drop down West Ridge to Boondocks trail then up the TNT, back down Washoe to Lookout Lodge. The climb up Lookout Mtn is 1700 feet in 1.1 miles! but that's only half of it. Dropping down the backside and finally up to Pluto again, 1800 feet in 1.25 miles: 6000 feet of vertical gain in the first 11 miles. Descend 2000 feet down to the Western States Trail until you reach the Tahoe Rim Trail. The TRT is a long rolling climb up Mount Watson around Lake Watson, across Hwy 267 at Brockway and continue up to Mount Baldy turn around at over 9000 feet. You will want a photo here. Go back on the TRT to Mt Watson Rd then Sawmill Flat Rd back into the village finish line. Do it again for the 100. Incredible views, lung busting climbs and nearly 25000 feet of vertical gain for the 100 and 12,500 for the 50. 36 hour 100mi cutoff - 18 hour cutoff at the 50mi mark
Single loop UTLT50K is now approved on the WS Trail and TRT! You will follow the 100mi route for 6.5mi then take the Perimeter Trail down to the backside and rejoin the 100/50 milers on the climb up to Mt Pluto until NFR16n74 takes you back into Northstar. There will be around 8000 feet of vertical gain.
The 25K route will follow the 50k route for 12 miles and after summiting Mt Pluto for the 2nd time you will descend back down to the finish! Approximate vert is 5000 feet!
The VK is on Friday September 25th at 11am with 3500 feet of climb in 3.7 miles while summiting Lookout Mt. and Mt. Pluto. The first climb is 1700 feet in 1.3 mi from Martis Camp lodge to Lookout Mtn. The second climb after a fast decent to Shaffer creek is 1800 feet in 1.3 mi to Mt Pluto. You will be off trail going up loose rocky terrain where skiers fly down in winter. Amazing views and lung searing climbs with a steep fast descent will make for a truly rewarding sprint to the top.
All entrants in the 100 mile event are required to do 8 hours of trail work by Sept 24 2020. Volunteering at an event is not the same.
Local time: 8:08 PM