The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City, CA that you can either Ride or Run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep and beat your age-group rivals. Or set your own pace and enjoy a beautiful Tahoe mountain bike ride, Tahoe trail run or walk through the Sierra forest. Whatever your speed, wear the T-shirt with pride year around.
Run or Bike! Choose either the Elite or Classic Course!
Both the Elite and Classic Courses start in Truckee and finish at the Highlands Community Center (also known as Tahoe Cross Country) 925 Country Club Dr, Tahoe City, CA.
The Classic Course features a route through the Tahoe National Forest on fire roads, and trails. There is a paved section while on the 73 or (Fiberboard Freeway). The distance is approximately 17.9 miles or 28.8 kilometers.
The Elite Course features technical segments on the Tahoe Rim Trail, Tevis Trail and Sawtooth Trail. The distance is approximately 21.55 miles or 34.7 kilometers and has approximately 3000 of ascent.