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Big Chief 50K

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Take in incredible the incredible views that Lake Tahoe and Truckee have to offer in this challenging but rewarding 50k trail run. The course is fully supported with aid stations and medical support, and there's a great celebration at the finish.

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Big Blue Adventure, LLC (BBA) is an event production, management, and marketing company based in Lake Tahoe. BBA specializes in creating, owning and operating, promotion and implementation of popular sporting events. Our focus is ensuring that participants, sponsors, spectators, and the media are rewarded with the best possible experience. BBA also provides professional services to corporations and associations that wish to meet their business goals through special events.

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Tickets available until Tue Jun 09 2020

What's included:

At the finish:

  • Cold drinks, including beer
  • Snacks
  • Finisher's medal
  • Race tech t-shirt
  • Medical support

Aid Stations:

  • Water and gatorade
  • Fruit
  • Salty snacks
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Route description
Route description

The race starts and finishes in the Village at Northstar Resort in Truckee, CA. The route loops on the mixed trails and tracks between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. It passes through forests, up rocky peaks, and takes in some staggering views. The minimum elevation of the run is 6000ft, peaking at 7500ft, with a total elevation gain of around 4500ft.

There will be 7 aid stations along the route.

Logistics and schedule

Sunday 12th July:

  • 06:00 - Registration and packet pick-up opens
  • 06:45 - Registration and packet pick-up closes
  • 06:50 - Pre-race briefing
  • 07:00 - 50k race starts
  • 11:15 - First finisher expected
  • 12:30 - Prizegiving
  • 15:00 - Cut-off time for the race (8hrs)
  • 15:30 - Event finishes

Volunteers can earn a free race registration of their own. In return for volunteering a minimum of 4 hours, you will receive:

  • $10 of Big Blue Adventure Bucks for future events
  • Event SWAG
  • Food and drink
  • Awards ceremony and afterparty

Volunteers must be older than 17, or accompanied by an adult/guardian

How to get there

10027 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

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**Address: Northstar Village, North Lake Tahoe, CA

**Registration takes place between 0600 - 0645, please leave ample time to arrive at the venue and complete this process.

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