Sunday October 7, 2018 3rd Annual


Getting to the Great Trail Race

North Tahoe and Truckee are easily reached from Northern California by car, bus or train, or via air into Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Truckee (start) and Tahoe City (finish) can be reached by car on US Interstate 80 from Reno in the east and Sacramento in the West. From Truckee, Highway 89 heads south 13 miles to Tahoe City. From the south, Interstate 50 leads into Tahoe from Sacramento to the west and Carson City to the east, connecting with either Highway 89 north to Tahoe City or Highway 28 west to Tahoe City.

All major car rental companies are represented at Reno Tahoe International Airport. Two routes leading to North Tahoe, I-80 or Nevada Highway 431. Rental vehicles are also available at Truckee Tahoe general aviation airport.

Numerous hotels and off-season lodging bargains are available near the start in Truckee, the finish in Tahoe City, or in nearby Kings Beach, Squaw Valley and Northstar. Click here for lodging!

Point to Point, How To Plan Your Day:

The Great Trail Race features a point to point course. The start is located at the 06 Fire Road and the finish is at the Highlands Community Center also known as Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City. Shuttles are provided to transport you from the FINISH to the START. Parking is at the finish. Shuttles do not transport bikes.


Plan to drop your bike at the starting area. We provide a bike valet. Then drive to the finish and take the shuttle to the start.


Park at the finish and take the shuttle to the start.

Extra Clothing:

If you want to peel a layer prior to starting bags will be provided for you and they will be transported to the finish.

Time Item/Function Location
7:00 AM Bike Drop Open 06 Fire Road
7:00AM-8:30AM Packet Pick Up/Registration 06 Fire Road
7:30-8:00AM Shuttle Depart: Finish to Start Highlands Community Center/TXC
8:00AM Start Area Open 06 Fire Road
9:00AM Great Trail Race Start: Bike 06 Fire Road
9:10AM Great Trail Race Start: Run 06 Fire Road
10:10AM First Bike Finisher Expected Highlands Community Center/TXC
11:20AM First Run Finisher Expected Highlands Community Center/TXC
12:00PM Awards Ceremony/Approximate Time Highlands Community Center/TXC
3:10PM Last Official Finisher Highlands Community Center/TXC

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