Big Chief 50k

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Booked 4 times in the last week
$100.00 - $120.00
Take in the incredible views that Lake Tahoe and Truckee have to offer in this challenging but rewarding 50k trail run. The course is fully supported by aid stations and medical support, and there's a great celebration at the finish.
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Sun, Jul 17, 2022
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Truckee, United States
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Where and when
5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Start times
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Big Chief 50k
1 Loop
$100.00 - $120.00
Route information
This 50k trail race is a mix of single track and fire roads located in the forests between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Take in the amazing views as you climb rocky summits on your journey. The course has an elevation gain of approximately 4500ft, so expect to feel the burn as you race. There will be aid stations along the route serving food and drink.
The Big Chief 50k will definitely challenge all that dare to take on the challenge but you will be rewarded with stunning views throughout. Come to conquer this Ultra trail run and take in the marvelous scenery.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-shirt
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Prizes for age group and overall
  • Free Digital Photo
  • Medical staff
  • Aid stations
How to get there
5001 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
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There will be ample parking available along Currant Road, with an easy path to walk to the race venue.
Event day logistics
5pm - 7pm Athlete Check-in and onsite registration
6am - 6:45am Athlete Check-in and onsite registration
6:45am Start area opens
7am Race starts
11:15am First finisher expected
3:30pm Race cut-off time
4pm Event finishes
Guarantee Shirt Cut-off date
You must sign up by July 10th to guarantee a race shirt.
Student and Senior Entry
If you are under 25 or over 62 you are eligible for student and senior entry.
  • Students: Must be 25 and under by race date and must present student ID at registration.
  • Seniors: 62 and over by race date must be prepared to show ID at registration.
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Big Blue Adventure (BBA), hosts events situated in the picturesque location of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters offer unchallenged views whether you’re cycling, swimming, or running. Tahoe offers awe-inspiring rolling trails that reward all competitors with panoramic vistas that span for miles. Come to embrace the nature reserve on your next Big Blue Adventure.
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What to bring
Although there are several aid stations on the route, you are advised to carry some of your own supplies, such as water and energy gels/bars. The terrain is mixed, with lots of climbing and rocks, so sturdy trail shoes should be worn.
How old do I have to be to qualify for Senior / Student entry at the Big Chief 50k?
If you are under 25 or over 62 you are eligible for student and senior entry. Students must provide a valid student ID at registration and seniors must be prepared to be asked for photographic ID.
Is there a cut-off time at the Big Chief 50k?
Yes, there is a cut-off time of 8.5 hours.
Can I wear headphones at the Big Chief 50k?
It is not encouraged to wear headphones, both for your own personal enjoyment of the race and for the safety of your fellow runners. Running without headphones will allow you to appreciate the race environment, build camaraderie with other runners, and hear instructions and encouragement from volunteers.
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$100.00 - $120.00

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