Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 @ 8:30 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 5, 2019

Cancelled Event


Shuttle pass

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 morning shuttle bus is $15. This will be the only shuttle that the event provides. Last day to purchase a shuttle pass is September 20th. Room on the morning 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. Flume Trail Bikes has offered their shuttle van services to return runners from the finish at Spooner State Park back to Tunnel Creek Cafe for $15. They have scheduled shuttle van drop offs at Spooner State Park for mountain bikers and they will be able to return back to their shop for a $15, same price as the morning buses. Their shuttles back to the starting area parking will be 1:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 if needed. The morning shuttle buses for Flume Half Marathon runners is scheduled to arrive at 7:00am on Saturday Oct. 5th. The busses will leave Spooner State Park at 7:15 and arrive at the starting line at approximately 7:45am.
UPDATE 9/21/19: The morning shuttle from Spooner State Park to the starting area has only 1 seat remaining. Please contact the RD if you are interested in purchasing that seat. Thank you.

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 will be free if you purchased a morning shuttle bus pass.. The new parking areas along Hwy. 28 in Incline Village adjacent to Tunnel Creek Cafe are now open and they are currently not charging a parking fee. So runners will also be able to park at the start and get a ride back to their vehicle via Flume Trail Bikes shuttle van service for $15. Payments can be made directly to Flume Trail Bikes and not through Ascent Runs or race management. There is absolutely no parking allowed at the cafe or bike shop.

Drop Bags

There will be a drop bag location in the morning for those wishing to have clothing and other items transported to the finish line at Spooner State Park. Please keep these to a reasonable size and weight. All drop bags should be clearly marked with the runners name and bib#.

2020 event cancelled

Unfortunately we will not be able to conduct TFTFC this year due to COVID related restrictions. We will be back in 2021 with some changes that will enhance this runs overall trail experience. Stay healthy, stay trail running.



$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

Shuttle pass
must be purchased before 9/21/19

The course

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.

Additional Information

Before emailing the RD with any questions, please visit 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 or on You can register for both on either event page.

Event's current local time: 4:00 AM PT


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