Big Chief 50K


Jul 12, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Big Chief 50K

The Village at Northstar

Truckee CA, 96161


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Entry Fee $85
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K

Series: Tahoe Trail Running Series

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 250

Starting Elevation: 6200

High Point: 7300

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2019


The Big Chief 50K trail race is a loop course on a mix of scenic single track and fire road in the Tahoe National Forest. You will run through mighty trees, take in breathtaking views and conquer rocky summits on your journey. The course travels between 6000 – 8000 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 7 aid stations on the course with water, Gatorade, 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 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.

Event Schedule
Saturday, July 13:
Packet pick-up & registration: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Northstar Village
Course overview and Q&A: 6:15 PM

Sunday, July 14:
Packet pick-up & registration: 6:00 AM – 6:45 AM
Pre-race instructions: 6:50 AM
Race Start: 7:00 AM
First Finisher: 11:15 AM
Awards: 12:30 AM

Student/Senior Pricing
Student: 25 and under by race date and must present student ID at registration
Senior: 65 and over by race date
Please be prepared to show ID at registration if you qualify for a reduced price

Guaranteed Shirt Cut Off
You must register by July 7th to guarantee a race shirt. If you register after July 7th we will do our best to provide you with a race shirt but you will not be guaranteed a specific size.

No Shirt Entry
If you do not want a shirt please enter the code NOSHIRT at the end of registration and save $5.00. This cannot be combined with another discount.

20% Active Military Discount
All active military please email a photo of your military ID to for a discount code. This cannot be combined with another discount.


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Event Dates

Held on Jul 12, 2020

Held on Jul 14, 2019

Event Results