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Big Chief 50K Ultra Trail Run

Lake Tahoe Ultra Running

Sunday July 21, 2024

The Big Chief 50K trail race is a loop course on a mix of single track 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 5 aid stations on the course with water, Electrolyte beverage, 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 8.5 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 adjustments.

Sunday 7/21/2024 Item/Function Location
6-6:45AM Athlete 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
4:00PM Last Official Finisher Village Overlook
Intermittently Awards Ceremony Village Overlook
4:40PM Event Complete Village Overlook
Big Chief 50K By 12/31 By 3/31 By 7/20 Onsite if Available
Runner $100 $110 $120 $130
Youth or Senior Runner $90 $100 $110 $120

Youth = 18 years and under and Senior = 65 years and older

We value you as our customer and strive to provide you with a good value!

We want you to have the best experience that you can. For your race fee we provide you with:

  • Event T-shirt
  • Free Digital Photo
  • Finisher Medal
  • Epic Course
  • Medical staff
  • Cold beverages and snacks


  • Age group and overall



Under Permit from USDA for sections of the course.