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Spartan Trail Tahoe

Sat 28th Sep 2019
Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USA
Run 10km

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Tickets $65

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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Trails

From the organizer

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Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. With a 10k (6.2 mile) race at all events and a Half Marathon (13.1 mile) at select locations, theres a Spartan Trail for everyone.

Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    Sat 28th Sep 2019
    $65
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

What’s Included
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Free professional photos
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • BODYARMOR sports drink or hydration water
Course Details

Ready for an off-road challenge? Welcome to Spartan Trail. No man-made obstacles here. Just you, the great outdoors and the open trail. Compete, have fun, meet new friends and explore America’s wilderness over a 10k distance.

Located a short ride from Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Join us for the most epic trail race in North Lake Tahoe, Olympic Village, CA!

The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley. This European-inspired Village features over 40 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and day spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including Aerial Tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. Visit www.squawalpine.com to learn more.

To do well, runners will need to prepare for the thin air as heights reach over 9,000 feet of elevation. Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California’s premier destinations and draws a healthy crowd year-round for its spectacular skiing, water sports, and outdoor activities. With 72 miles of shoreline straddling the California-Nevada state line, there’s always somewhere new to explore and plenty of terrain for Spartans to roam. The most popular areas to visit include the more nature-oriented North Tahoe, or the party scene of South Tahoe. Or you can do it all -- visitors can travel around the lake in under 90 minutes.

Spartans are in for an intense trail race full of twists, turns, slopes and stunning views. Come prepared.


TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE:

1. Elevation is one of the most defining elements of the Tahoe venue, starting at a surface elevation of 6,224 feet and working upwards of 9,000 feet only means one thing: get those lungs and quads ready for the long haul.
2. Cozy cabins are a plenty. Just make sure you book one early so you can be as close to all the action as possible.
3. Grover Hot Springs: Drive South to Markleeville and soak in a natural thermal hot springs. Your leg muscles will thank us for this recommendation.
4. Kayak to Fannette Island: The small island in Emerald Bay is the only island in Lake Tahoe and is worth a kayak trip. At the top is the remnant of an old “tea house.”
5. Bike the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail or at least part of it for extended adventure off the course. Chances are you'll only want to bike a section of the route as part of your active recovery.
6. Take to the skies and launch out from Slide Mountain on a powered hang glider. The view of Tahoe is hard to beat and you get to wear a "stylish" blue jumpsuit.

Raceday Logistics

6:00 am - OCR Elite Heat

6:30 am - Registration/Check-in Opens

10:00 am - 21K START

Travel

The event will be held in North Lake Yahoe, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, located 3 hours from San Francisco via I-80 E.

Kit List

DO Bring:

  • ID
  • Barcode

DO NOT Bring:

  • Outside food and drink (fuel for the race is OK)
  • Pets
  • Negative attitude

What to wear:

We recommend dressing in performance gear (NOT COTTON). Think compression tights or shorts and breathable tops made from water wicking material. Wear shoes with good traction that you’ve trained in. We have some great trail shoes in our Shop. In addition to your clothes, consider fuel when planning for race day. We strongly suggest wearing a hydration pack and carrying energy gels or Clif bars. Again, train with the same fuel you plan on using during the race. We have all you need to gear up for race day at the Spartan Shop.

Spectators

SPECTATORS: BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (YOUR BIGGEST FANS)
Bring your friends and family to watch you dominate the finish line and receive your medal! Your fans will enjoy music, raffles, entertainment, and festival challenges. Most importantly, fans will receive a front row seat to watch racers from a safe and comfortable Spartan Race festival ground area!

Cost: $20 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $25 on site (Cash Only).

Spectators receive:

  • A merchandise discount card redeemable at the merchandise tent
  • Finish line viewing
  • Proximity to vendor tents
  • Hot food for sale on the grounds!

For detailed spectator information, please see: The Spartan Race Spectator Guide.

Volunteers

To sign up to volunteer, visit the event page for the race you are interested in. Click on the "Volunteer" section on the right hand side.

If the event is less than a month away, you will see various volunteer shifts and times posted. Choose your preferred shift (you must be able to stay the duration of the shift as listed). You will receive final details regarding the shift that you choose the week of the event.

If the event is more than a month away, you will see a general interest sign up link. When you sign up under this link, you are pre-registering to volunteer and will receive a communication from the Volunteer Coordinator about 4-6 weeks before the event with instructions on how to choose your specific volunteer shift day and time.

We know many of you volunteer to race at the event. Please note that for most events you can expect the follow race options: Build Shift- race either morning or afternoon for either day of the event. Sprint- Race same day you volunteer before or after your volunteer shift or volunteer any day before or following your volunteer shift. Super and Beast- Same day racing is only an option when you volunteer before you race; you may also volunteer the day before or after you race. During registration you will find the race options within the title of the shift and your exact race options will be noted in your Final Confirmation E-mail, sent to you a few days prior to race weekend.

FAQs

LDT PASS

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation.

Please note – there will be a $20 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10.5% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout.

Are there awards for winners?
Yes, Elite winners will receive:

1st Place: $250 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry
2nd Place: $100 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry
3rd Place: $50 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry

Does the Spartan Trail count towards a Trifecta?
No, the Spartan Trail does not count towards a Trifecta.

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