Are You In it For the Long Run

The Second Annual Sierra Crest Ultra Run

30 or 50k Ultra Run

(Truckee, CA) – Auburn Ski Club (ASC) is proud to be hosting the second annual Sierra Crest Ultra Run on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Both the 30 and 50K races begin at Tahoe Donner and end at Auburn Ski Club. This year, ASC is introducing a new 15K fun run that starts and ends at the Alder Creek Adventure Center.

The 50k race will start at 7 a.m., the 30K at 8 a.m. and the 15K at 8:10 a.m. Registration details, forms and options are available online at Pasternakwww.truckeerunningseries.com or in store at Tahoe Mountain Sports in The 30k and 50k courses start off on Tahoe Donner’s extensive trail system, head up and over to the Donner Lake Rim Trail, and finally end on the Auburn Ski Club trails, literally crossing over the crest of the Sierra Nevada. These point-to- point trails offer runners a fun, and challenging but manageable route, with plenty of dirt, rock, forest and elevation change.

Awards will be presented as runners cross the finish line. The first overall man and woman of the 50K will each receive ‘spike runners’, handcrafted sculptures by local artisan Pat Blide. Additionally, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place men and women in both races will receive gift certificates from Tahoe Mountain Sports to use in-store, or online at any time. All race finishers will receive a cool commemorative prize and a raffle ticket for some great prizes.

Kelley Devine

Enjoy a post-race party at the finish line for race participants and volunteers. Come enjoy this wonderfully catered recharge meal with thirst-quenching drinks provided by Linda & Dave Dore, of June Lake Triathlon fame! Enjoy a finish line beer, provided by The Brewing Lair, Blairsden, CA.  Extra meal tickets, $15 per person and may be bought by your crew and friends.

Violett hastings crossing

This race is made possible with the support of generous sponsors including: Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Donner, US Forest Service, Salomon, Hammer Nutrition, the Brewing Lair, Ultimate Direction, Darn Tough and Adventure Sports Journal.

Learn more about the Auburn Ski Club, their efforts and other fundraisers at www.auburnskiclub.club.

All photos courtesy of  race photographer Mark Nadell