56 Mile Runner Drop Bags for Hobart Aid Station are due at the drop off point at Packet Pick-up no later than 3:00 pm on Friday. Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak Drop Bags may be dropped off on Friday at Packet Pick-up or Saturday morning, although it is recommended that they be dropped off on Friday. Bags checked in on Saturday morning cannot be guaranteed to be at the aid station. No Hobart drop bags at Saturday morning check-in. All Finish Line drop bags should be taken to the finish line area on race morning. No drop bag service for 50K: 50K runners wishing to have drop bags available during the event will need to make their own arrangements.
Q – Is there a host hotel?
A – Our host hotels are the Carson Plaza Hotel, The Federal Hotel, Hampton Inns and Suites and Gold Dust West & Good Sam RV Park. Be sure to mention you are with the TRT Endurance Runs for the special rate. See LOGISTICS/LODGING
Q – Where is the packet pick up site?
A – The packet pick‐up, 100 Mile race briefing and drop bag drop off point takes place at Western Nevada College inside the John L Harvey Baseball stadium.100‐Milers: PLEASE make every attempt to pick up your race packet by 3:00 pm so you’ll be able to make the briefing in time, which begins at 4:00 pm.
Q – Where will the 100‐mile pre‐race briefing take place?
A ‐ The pre‐race briefing takes place inside the John L Harvey Baseball stadium on the campus of Western Nevada College 2201 W. College Pkwy, Carson City, NV 89703. It will start at 4:00 pm.
Q – Where should I leave my drop bags?
A – Drop bags are allowed at Hobart, Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak for 56M and 100M runners only. 100 Mile Runner Drop Bags are due at the drop off point at Packet Pick-up inside the John L Harvey Baseball stadium, no later than 3:00 pm on Friday.
Q – I’m not running the 100‐miler. Can I drop off my drop bags on race morning?
A – 56‐Mile runners can drop their bags by 3 pm on Friday with the 100‐mile bags or by no later than 6am on race morning. In order to help assure your drop bag will be waiting for you at scheduled aid stations it is strongly recommended to drop them off on Friday. Saturday morning drop off service will only be available to Tunnel Creek and Diamond Peak aid stations. There is no drop bag service for 50K runners!
Q – When will my drop bags return from the aid stations?
A – Please be aware that we CANNOT guarantee that 56‐mile drop bags will be returned from our aid station until approximately 12pm on Sunday from Tunnel Creek and approximately 3pm on Sunday from Hobart. This is the worst case scenario. We will make every reasonable effort to return them as early as possible but understand our aid stations are in the back country and staff will have limited opportunities to return them as we are required by our permit to limit the amount of back country vehicle travel to essential trips only. If a vehicle leaves an aid station travelling to the start/finish, they will bring as many drop bags as possible if it’s known that those runners have made their final visit to that aid station. Knowing this, please plan and pack drop backs accordingly. Any unclaimed 56M drop bags and all 100‐mile drop bags will be available at the start/finish area inside the John L Harvey Baseball Stadium at Western Nevada College.
Q – Can I camp at Western Nevada College?
A – No, our permit does not allow any overnight camping by participants.
Q – Can I camp at Diamond Peak Ski Resort?
A – No. We have a very special relationship with the resort so we don’t want to jeopardize their support. They have asked us to let everyone know that there is NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING. Parking during the early morning hours on Sunday to support 100‐mile runners is permissible.
Q‐ Where is race day parking located?
A – Western Nevada College.
Q – Are trekking poles allowed?
A – Yes, trekking poles are allowed.
Q – Can I bring my dog(s)?
A – The start/finish is crowded and full of activity. There are NO DOGS allowed at the the Finish Line Village or any Aid Stations. People bringing their dogs to these locations will be immediately asked to leave until they secure their animals at a different location.
Q – Are there finisher’s awards?
A – The 50K and 56 mile finishers will receive a finisher’s award at the finish line upon completing the race. The 100 mile runners will receive their finisher’s belt buckle when they finish the race.
Q – Is there a pre‐race dinner?
A – No, there is no organized dinner. Downtown Carson City is blessed with many great restaurants to choose from. A few options are The Fox BrewPub, The Great Basin Brewery, Black Bear Diner, Red’s 395 Grill, The Basil Thai food, Garibaldi’s Italian and Sassafras Eclectic Food restaurant. The south end of town has an Olive Garden. The Fandango Casino has an Italian restaurant, Ti Amo, as well as Duke’s Steak House. Enjoy!
Q – Post race food?
A – The TRT Ultra Lounge is open for the duration of the race in the finish line Village with refreshments, snacks and beer (provided by The Fox BrewPub), and a Fabulous Food Truck will be serving meals Saturday from 10am to 10pm and Sunday from 5am to 5pm. Runners can get a meal with their race bib. Family, crew members and pacers will need to pay for their own food with the food trucks. The prices are reasonable and they accept cash & credit cards.
Q – Swag?
A – We are pleased to have a partnership with Patagonia for our race shirts. All race participants will receive a Patagonia shirt upon check‐in. We also have a TRTER merchandise booth with a full lineup of clothing – all with our race logo.
Q – Are pacers allowed?
A‐ Yes. TRTER allows pacers for 56 mile and 100 mile runners. 100 Mile and 56 Mile runners can pick up their pacers in only one location – Diamond Peak. Mile 39.5 and 73 for 100 mile runners and Mile 28.5 for 56 Miles runners. Pacers should be as self-sufficient as possible and carry their own food, as they do not pay an entry fee. Sign-in and waiver signatures will be required at both locations.
Q – Aid Station food?
A – We at TRTER are very proud to support you with some of the best aid stations in any ultra in the country. Each aid station has their own theme and we leave it up to them to come up with their unique food items. During the daytime hours you will find pretty standard aid station fair such as PB&J’s and boiled potatoes and snacks. You may even find an Ensure smoothie if you ask nicely. At night the 56 mile and 100 mile runners are treated to a plethora of hot food. I will make sure that each aid station has a vegan option for hot food.
Q – My family/crew will be waiting for me at the Diamond Peak aid station. Where can they eat?
A ‐ We highly recommend The Tunnel Creek Café. It’s in Incline Village, and Incline Village has many other dining options available.
Q – What happens if I need to drop from the race?
A – This answer varies depending on where you need to drop. Most importantly, you must notify the aid station captain that you are dropping from the event. At that point your bib number will be removed and your GPS tracker will be removed, indicating you’ve dropped. If you drop at Diamond Peak, Tunnel Creek or Hobart you will be transported to the nearest pickup point where we will provide shuttle service back to the Start/Finish area at Western Nevada College. We have had a major problem with runners dropping at Diamond Peak and having their crew member hand their bib to anyone or no one at all. All we know is that you are lost on course and we may be forced to call search and rescue at your expense. If you drop at Diamond Peak (or any Aid Station, for that matter) please be sure to tell the aid station captain so he can collect your race bib and GPS tracker and we know you are safe. If you drop at one of the backcountry aid stations you may have to wait up to several hours before transportation back to the start/finish may be available. So, before you make your final decision, find a chair, get some fluids and food into you, and then rest a while to see if you can recover. Many runners in this situation have found this to help them collect themselves and are able to finish. On the other end of the spectrum, if either the aid station Captain or medical staff makes the decision that you are not in condition to continue they have the authority to pull you from the event – Their determination is final.