Big Chief 50K Ultra Trail Run

Lake Tahoe Ultra Running

Sunday July 18, 2021

Rescheduled from July 12, 2020

Big Chief 50 Ultra Trail Run Logo

The Big Chief 50K, ultra running in Tahoe and Truckee, trail race is a loop course on a mix of single track, featuring the new Big Chief trail, and fire road in the scenic forests between Lake Tahoe and Truckee. You will run through mighty trees, take in breathtaking views and conquer rocky summits on your journey. The course travels between 6000 – 7500 feet of elevation and you will gain approximately 4500 feet during the run. The race starts and finishes in the Village at Northstar Resort in Truckee, CA. Runners will be supported by 7 aid stations on the course with water, electrolyte replacement, fruit and salty snacks. At the finish, you will be rewarded with cold beverages, including beer, snacks, and a finisher medal. All participants will also receive a technical race shirt. The cut off time for official finishers is 8 hours but we do our best to accommodate everyone that wants to finish. Medical support will be provided on course and at the finish. The race takes place the day after the Tahoe Trail 100K Mountain Bike Race and follows roughly the same course with a few improvements for runners.

Saturday 9/12/2020 Item/Function Location
5-7:00PM Althlete Check-in and onsite registration if not sold out TBD
Sunday 9/13/2020 Item/Function Location
6-6:45AM Althlete Check-in and onsite registration if not sold out Village Overlook
6:45AM Start Area Open Village Entrance
7:00AM Start Village Entrance
11:15AM First Finisher Village Overlook
3:00PM Last Official Finisher Village Overlook
Intermittently Awards Ceremony Village Overlook
3:30PM Event Complete Village Overlook



Big Chief 50K By 9/11
Adult $120
Student/Senior $110




Some of the event takes place on LTBMU and Tahoe National Forest under Special Permit.