Welcome to the Sierra Crest 30k and 50k, point-to-point trail runs taking advantage of the best single track dirt trails between Truckee & Donner Summit!
The courses offer scenic views of some of the Northern Sierra's most stunning terrain, including Euer Valley, Frog Lake Cliffs, Summit Lake, Castle Peak, and other incredible peaks of the Sierra Crest. The 30k and 50k courses start off on Tahoe Donner’s extensive trail system, head up and over to the Donner Lake Rim Trail, and finally end on the Auburn Ski Club trails, literally crossing over the crest of the Sierra Nevada.
These point-to-point trails offer runners a fun, and challenging but manageable route, with plenty of dirt, rock, forest and elevation change; 4,660 ft gain, 4,125 ft loss for the 50k; and 3,493 ft gain and 2,948 ft loss for the 30k.
The runs start at Tahoe Donner’s new Adventure Center/Cross Country Ski Area (TDAC/XC), and finishes at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center (ASCTC), at the far western end of the Boreal Mountain Resort parking lot. An early morning shuttle ride ($15 per person) from ASCTC to TDAC/XC can help runners keep the logistics easy.
Be prepared for any weather condition, because at this high elevation in August it may be hot, or perfect, or cool, or rainy.
Register at truckeerunningseries.com.
More details available on the Facebook event page.