Sierra Crest Ultra Run
The Sierra Crest 30K and 50K is an exciting point to point trail run that takes advantage of some of the Truckee and Donner Summit area’s best single track trails. 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 30K and 50K courses take advantage of Tahoe Donner’s extensive trail system, the Auburn Ski Club (ASC) 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 new 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 30K 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. Last year was the first year for this race and this year’s event looks to build on last year’s strengths with minor improvements to the course, improved depth of field, and even a new distance!
New this year, 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 50K 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.
Check out the Ultimate Guide to Trail Runs for a complete list of trail runs and races in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe!