The start/finish is located at Davis Creek Regional Park. This 10.5 mile journey to the top of Slide Mountain has over 5000' of climbing. The course begins with a gradual rise that traverses the lower contour of the mountain. This introduction doesn't last long before the climbing gets steeper and more technical especially after crossing Ophir Creek just a couple of miles into the trail. After crossing the creek, runners will continue uphill past intersections for Rock Lake and Upper Price Lake staying on the Ophir Creek Trail. Once above Upper Price Lake, the climbing starts to become more moderate and eventually easing just before connecting with the Tahoe Rim Trail. This union is only brief as the course rout will break off and continue straight to the meadows trail head. At this trail head runners will turn right onto Mt. Rose Hwy. and continue on pavement for ~1.5 miles until Mt. Rose campground where the course will take them up a dirt road that climbs steeply up the backside of Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to the top of Slide Mountain at 9698'. Here at the top, the views will take your breathe away if the elevation already hasn't! Runners then retrace their steps back to the finish at Davis Creek Campground. This is a challenging trail with some very steep and technical sections that make it difficult to run, even downhill.
Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series
The Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series is just that, trail running to summits overlooking Lake Tahoe with lots of vert to get there! The series consists of 3 runs within 3 months. The Genoa Peak Madathon on June 9th is race #1, is 25 miles long, consists of over 6700' of elevation gain, starts in downtown Genoa at 4806' and summits Genoa Peak at 9150'. The second event, Creek2Peak, is June 30th and is approximately 21 miles long with over 5000' of climbing. The start/finish is at Davis Creek Regional Park and climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain at 9698'. The third and last run of the series is Capital Climb on August 4th and also has over 5500' of climbing in 23 miles. This event starts and finishes downtown Carson City and summits the top of Snow Valley Peak at 9218'. Series awards will be given to top 3 overall M&F finishers and age division winners based on a point system through Ultrasignup. More information can be found on www.ascentruns.com.
Start time is 6am
cut-off at the summit(mile 10.5): 4 hr clock time or 10am
cut-off at the finish line: 7 hr clock time or 1pm
cut-off times are tentative and may change due to trail and snow conditions
Event registration is $65, $75 after June 10th. Online registration closes at midnight Thursday June 28th. Onsite registration at packet pick up or race day is $85. Race day registration and runner check-in is from 5:00AM-5:45AM. Race start is 6:00AM.
Davis Creek Regional Park equestrian parking area
Washoe Valley, NV
The plan is to have two aid stations out on the course, one about mid-way up the mountain and the other at the summit. Aid stations will be supplied with sweet and salty snack type food as well as electrolyte tablets and some hardier real food resembling an ultra style aid station. A/S's will also be water only, no sports drink and no cups. So please carry your favorite sports drink with you.
Race Day Check-in
All runners must check in prior to the race start at the at the equestrian parking area on race morning even if you have already picked up your bib# at packet pick-up. This is to ensure an accurate headcount to how many and who is out on the course. If you don't check-in you don't officially start which means you don't officially finish and I would hate for you not to get any credit for enduring and completing this challenge!. Runner check-in is from 5:00AM-5:45AM. Pre-race briefing starts at 5:50AM with race start at 6:00AM.
There will be awards for top 3 overall M&F finishers and age division winners only. Age divisions are M&F: <13, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
All finishers will be able to download one free photo of themselves out on the course from Scott Rokis Photography. Additional swag TBD and awards.
We will be using the equestrian parking area. There is limited parking at this location but there is an overflow parking a short walk away. We need to pack everyone in as best we can so please follow instructions from the event volunteers directing traffic. Please plan on arriving early to give yourself plenty of time to park, check-in, and get organized.
Local time: 9:36 AM