Top 5 Reasons to Register for the Sierra Crest Ultra 50/30k Trail Run
1) Amazing scenery
The Sierra Crest Ultra run runs through the Tahoe National Forest on spectacular single track trails past meadows of wildflowers that will be in full bloom and over mountain passes with views of Donner Lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. For views and maps check out the race preview.
We pride ourselves on having a variety of foods and beverages at each station along with helpful and encouraging volunteers. We are here to make your race the best it can be. Aid Stations will have Clif Shot Bloks, water, electrolyte drinks, bars, Coke, 7-Up, fruit, cookies, M&Ms, PB&J, small sandwiches, pretzels, crackers.
3) Free socks and a chance to win a free pair of shoes
Everyone who registers before July 20th will receive a FREE pair of Darn Tough Vertex running socks when they pick up their race packet and be entered into a drawing to win a free pair of Salomon shoes.
4) An Amazing Racer’s Package:
All 50k and 30k Runners Receive:
- HydraPak soft, collapsible custom race water bottle (we are a cupless race)
- Finisher stemless wine/beer glass
- Age Class Awards for racers 40 and older (10 year age classes)
- Catered meal at the finish
- Brewing Lair Beer
- Amazing Race bag goodies
- Reusable shopping bag with 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)
5) Less stress and more training time.
Once you know you are registered you can focus on your training goals and relax knowing you have a secured spot in this fun race. The race is limited to around 200 participants and has sold out every year. Read our recent blog post with Training Tips for Running a 30k.
Encouraging words from the 2016 women’s 50k winner and Truckee local Kati Clark ~“The 31 (50km) mile course is designed to be runner-friendly, with a more gradualelevation gain than many crazy long distance events,” Clark remarked. “I hadn’t competed in anything over a 7km race before, and though I did train hard with the Sierra Crest 50k as my goal, I loved it. My favorite section was from Hawk’s Peak to Glacier Point and down into Johnson Canyon. The views were incredible!
We hope you will join us for this amazing run filled with friendly people, beautiful trails and fun times. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we can help you with.
Thank you to our race partners:
Auburn Ski Club, Tahoe Donner Association, Salomon Running, Mountain Lion Aviation, Darn Tough, Ultimate Direction, Clif Bar, Tailwind Nutrition, Leki Poles, Hammer Nutrition and The Brewing Lair. Special thanks to The Truckee Donner Land Trust, and to Tahoe National Forest for their cooperation, permission and trail use permit.
Proceeds from this race go to help fund the year-round ASC Training Center Biathlon program under the direction of Glenn Jobe and the Nordic program under the direction of Gus Johnson.