It’s hard to believe that a week has passed since the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs 100 mile, 50 Mile and 55K. Mother Nature provided us with nice warm weather, a little snow to play in and a spectacular sunset over Lake Tahoe. It was a magical sight that will not be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to be on a ridgeline on the Tahoe Rim Trail Saturday night. I’ve seen a lot of photos from runners that captured the moment.
Congratulations to our race winners:
Ryan Weible of South Lake Tahoe, CA won the 100 mile in 18:29:09 and the incomparable Roxanne Woodhouse of Weaverville, CA won her fourth TRT 100 mile in 24:42:44. For the first time in TRTER history a women won overall in any of the distances. Rory Bosio from Truckee CA won the 50 Mile race in 8:27:56, also a new women’s course record. Bob Shebest of Windsor, CA won the Men’s race in 8:38:59. Ben Tedore of Reno, NV ran the third fastest time on the 55K course to win in 4:45:47. Rebecca Murillo of San Francisco, CA led the women with a winning time of 5:58:57.
To all of you that made it to the finish, congratulations. For those of you that took the start of this journey but didn’t make it, congratulations for having the courage to start and giving it all you had.
I’d like to also thank the amazing volunteers that help make this race so special. The ski lodge at Hobart, the huge aid station at Tunnel Creek, Alice and Wonderland at the bottom of the Red House, the little water stop perched on the ridgeline Bull Wheel, the Diamond Peak lodge deck, the boy scouts that come out to greet every runner by name on Snow Valley Peak, the Flintstones at Stonehenge 50 Mile, and the cub scouts with the water stop at the Spooner summit turn to the finish. And how about the finish line Ultra Lounge vibe? Lake side on Spooner Lake, with great food, great beer from the Brewer’s Cabinet, the Monsters of Massage. And the merchandise store all right there for you. And the best-looking finish line chute with the international flags. I can’t forget to thank Kati Bell and Dan Fuller for the hard work to make the shuttles work so well all weekend. They are all an amazing crew and it’s an honor to work with them.
Thank you to our Sponsors Patagonia, Clif Bar, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Reno Running Company, Brewers Cabinet, Succeed SCaps, Black Diamond, Starbucks Roasting Plant, The Fox Brew Pub, Injinji, Ryp Wear, High Desert Drop Bags, Squirrels Nut Butter, Mars, Carson City Visitors Bureau, Joe Trailman Gaiters, Monsters of Massage and the Bodhi Tree massage school.
The 2018 will be July 21-22, 2018. Registration for the 2018 lottery will open on December 3rd, 2017.
All the best for your running endeavors for the remainder of 2017. Be well.