A shuttle will transport runners from the finish line at Spooner State Park to the new starting line located at Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village, NV. The cost of the shuttle is $15. This will be the only shuttle. Last day to purchase a shuttle pass is September 20th. Room on the shuttle buses will not be guaranteed after that date. Passes sold after that date will depend on availability and on a first come first serve basis. There will be no post race shuttle that will take you from the finish back to the start after the run. If you need a ride back to the start you can contact Flume Trail Bikes and ask to use their services. They have scheduled shuttle van drop offs at Spooner State park for mountain bikers and they may be able to return back to their shop for a fee. Shuttle buses for Flume Half Marathon runners is scheduled to arrive at 7:30am on Saturday Oct. 5th. The busses will leave Spooner State Park at 7:45 and arrive at the starting line at approximately 8:15am.
Packet Pick Up
Runner check in and bib assignment is available on race day only. Race day check in will be at the start of the race behind Tunnel Creek Cafe from 7-8:15AM. There will be no Race Day registration available this year at the start. Please give yourself and event staff plenty of time to get everyone their packets and bibs.
Race parking is located at Spooner State Park. Entry fee into the park is included with the registration fee. NV Dept. of Transportation plans to open the new parking areas along Hwy. 28 in Incline Village adjacent to Tunnel Creek Cafe sometime in July. This may become metered parking, I am not sure of the final plan yet. There is absolutely no parking allowed at the cafe or bike shop. I will provide updates regarding the parking situation along 28 as they become available.
$60 before 9/7/2019
$70 after 9/8/2019
$80 race weekend
Tahoe 2-Day Trail Marathon
$120 before 9/7/2019
$140 after 9/8/2019
$160 race weekend
must be purchased before 9/21/19
For 2019, the course route will remain the same but it will be run in reverse direction. This means there be be significant more climbing but with the same great views. The start will be located behind Tunnel Creek Cafe adjacent to Flume Trail Bikes in Incline Village, NV. Runners will proceed 3 miles, 1500' elevation gain, up Tunnel Creek Road to the Flume Trail and the first of two aid stations. You will then continue along the 4.5 mile flat section of the world famous Flume Trail to Marlette Dam and the second aid station. Once at the dam, you will continue to follow a dirt road along the west side of Marlette Lake for 1 mile before turning right onto Marlette Lake trail(single track). After a short half mile climb up to the saddle, you will enjoy 4.5 miles of gentle downhill running the the finish at Spooner Lake located within the State Park.
The course will be run in reverse this year due to unavoidable logistical issues with ongoing construction in and around the Cafe. The course will return back to its original direction in 2020 with some possible changes.
Before emailing the RD with any questions, please visit www.ascentruns.com for more detailed race information. Please direct all inquiries to the RD via email, not social media. Thank you!
Tahoe 2-Day Trail Marathon
Ascent Runs has partnered with the Tahoe Mountain Milers in offering runners the Tahoe Two Day Trail Marathon. Runners who complete the Tahoe Flume Trail Fall Classic Half Marathon on Saturday October 5 & the Kokanee Trails Half Marathon on October 6 will receive a special completion award. So come and join us for a weekend of great trail running at Lake Tahoe! More info about Kokanee can be found at www.tahoemtnmilers.org or on Ultrasignup.com. You can register for both on either event page.
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