About the event
The Sierra Crest 30 and 50k is an exciting point-to-point trail run that takes advantage of some of the Truckee/Donner Summit region’s best single track. The courses offer scenic views of some of the Northern Sierra’s most stunning terrain, including the Euer Valley, Frog Lake Cliffs, Summit Lake, Castle Peak, and other incredible peaks of the Sierra Crest. The 30 and 50k courses take advantage of Tahoe Donner’s extensive trail system, the Auburn Ski Club trails, as well as the Donner Lake Rim Trail as they literally cross the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The event is unique, and so are the courses--there are no repeated trail segments in any of the courses! Starting at Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center, and finishing at Auburn Ski Club Training Center, at the western terminus of the Boreal Mountain Resort’s parking area, the point-to-point 30 and 50k runs offer a challenging, but manageable route across the crest. Shuttles ($15 per person) from ASC to Tahoe Donner keep the logistics easy and allow racers to focus on their running.
The 15K course starts, and finishes at The Alder Creek Adventure Center in Tahoe Donner. The course follows the first stage of the Sierra Crest 50km Ultra Run down to and around the beautiful Euer Valley and back. The 15k race will begin at 8:10 am, right after the 30k race begins. The 15k race does not include a meal at Auburn Ski Club. If you would like to come enjoy the after race meal, please purchase a meal ticket. The 15k does not require a shuttle ride. It starts and ends at the Tahoe Donner Adventure Center.
Course Map 50K - Tahoe Donner and Euer Valley to Donner Summit
Course Map 30K - Tahoe Donner to Donner Summit
Course Map 15K - Start and Finish in Tahoe Donner
Interactive Map of 2015 50k Course
Thanks to Mike Kreaden who used the GPX track of one of last year's runners to create this interactive map. While there will be minor adjustments to the future courses, making it differ slightly from the one illustrated here, this interactive map gives entrants a great tool to use for race planning and visualization.
Interactive 2015 50k Map
All 30 and 50k Runners Receive
HydraPak collapsable water bottle, https://hydrapak.com/ultraflask-600-143 (we are a cupless race)
Local time: 3:50 AM
Finisher stemless wine/beer glass
Catered meal at the finish
Brewing Lair Beer
Amazing Race bag goodies
Reusable shopping bag with the Sierra Crest Logo
Darn Tough Socks to people that demo Salomon shoes at the finish
Discount to Tahoe Mt. Sports
Great raffle prizes from our sponsors and local businesses! (everyone is a winner)
Age Class Awards for racers 40 and older (10 year age classes)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall male and female winners get a custom spike runner trophy, a gift card to Tahoe Mt. Sports, and a pair of 2xu compression tights valued at approximately $100. 1st place men and women also receive a pair of Leki Ultralight Micro Trail Pro Running poles valued at $200.