Ascent Runs will host the finale of the three-part Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series with a race featuring more than 5,000 feet of climbing from Carson City, Nevada, up to Snow Valley Peak above Lake Tahoe, and then back to the finish line at Carson City; while in Truckee, Tahoe Mountain Sports will host the third annual Sierra Crest 50K and 30K Ultra Run and 15K Fun Run.
The Sierra Crest Ultra Run will benefit the Auburn Ski Club's Training Center Biathlon Programs.
The 30-kilometer and 50-kilometer races start at Tahoe Donner's Alder Creek Adventure Center end at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center at Boreal Mountain Resort.
The 50-kilometer course features 4,660 feet of elevation gain and 4,125 feet of loss; while the 30-kilometer route has 3,493 feet of gain and 2,948 feet of loss.
The course will take runners on single-track trails between Truckee and Donner Summit.
If you are not a participant in these events, please take care on these trails.
Capital Climb — Saturday, Aug. 5
Marlette 50K — Sunday, Aug. 13
XTERRA Lake Tahoe Triathlon — Saturday, Aug. 19
Castle Peak 100 — Saturday, Aug. 26
Lake Tahoe Triathlon — Aug. 26-27
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