Tahoe Triple

The Tahoe Midnight Express Ultra 72
A Saturday -Sunday you will never forget
  September 13-14, 2014
A  9 PM start with an 18 hour limit.
 

Plus see the new
Tahoe Double Marathon
(The Cal Neva & LTM combined)

or see the
Double Dare (2 x 72 Miles) or the Triple Dare (3 x 72 Miles)

If you have questions contact our  Tahoe Double Marathon and the   72 Ultra director, Lucia Lake 1-(707)-334-6884 email


 Jon Paul Gallery


October 21, 2013


Jon Olson ran the second best time ever for the 72 mile Ultra on September 30, 2012

9:22:37

 

 

  1. The 72 Mile Tahoe Ultra will start between the entrance of Pope Beach  the City limits sign on Highway 89 just north of South Lake Tahoe.
  2. The official start line for the 72 is on the bike path approximately one half mile south of Pope Beach entrance and the finish line, and about 15 yards off Hwy 89. It will be completely dark without any street lights for the first half mile or so.
  3. You will run on bike path, city streets, and sidewalks while in California until you get to the Marathon Course in Tahoe City.
  4. The 72 mile finish line is inside Pope Beach, same as the Marathon and other races.
  5. All runners for the  72 miler MUST be lit with night reflecting gear, flashing lights that will not be missed by approaching cars, and head lamps or flashlights. Runners who show up at the start line without these lights will not be able to run the race. This rule will be strictly enforced and is for every runners safety.
  6. There will be an orientation meeting  at the Expo on Saturday afternoon. (see time line for details)
  7. The Saturday-Sunday Ultra will travel counter clockwise around Lake Tahoe.
  8. The Ultra will finish at the Marathon Finish on Pope Beach.
  9. Start time is 9 PM on Saturday night.
  10. There will be a 18 hour time limit (3 pm on Sunday afternoon.)
  11. The first 46 miles will be unsupported after the start. You will need a support vehicle and crew.
  12. Support vehicle-person will be allowed to support up to 3 runners maximum.
  13. The support vehicle-person will need to monitor your well being and tend to your nutritional needs for the first 46 miles.
  14. Mile 46 is the start line area of the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
  15. The last 26.2 miles will be supported during the time of the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
  16. See Time Line on main menu.
    

     The Rules:

  • No whiners or woosies please.
  • You are required to have a support vehicle-person  for the first 46 miles. 3 runners per support vehicle maximum.
  • All runners for the 72 miler MUST be lit with night reflecting gear, flashing lights that will not be missed by approaching cars, and head lamps or flashlights. Runners who show up at the start line without these lights will not be able to run the race. This rule will be strictly enforced and is for every runners safety.

 

 

The course:

  • The start line has no lights, except for what you wear, for the first half mile. (Ultra Director Lucia Lake will start you and will lead you out of the darkness)
  • The first 9-10 miles will have street lights as you go through South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, and Round Hill.
  • You will need a light and reflective clothing and some flashing safety lights on your clothes.
  • Traffic will be very light during the middle of the night, but never the less dangerous
  • The course is on the road with a few bike paths to move on to whenever possible.
  • Shoulders are narrow in several places and especially going up Highway 50 towards Spooner Summit from Glenbrook.
  • The Cave Rock tunnel (about 40 yards long) is at about the 13 mile mark and has a very narrow shoulder and sidewalk and is dark.
  • Note: The  (one day) Around the Lake 72 mile ultra record is held by Rae Clark with a time of approximately  9:06:11 set in 1982. Find the Sept 2009 story on Peter Lubbers Blog


    Rae Clark 2009

    (Photo by Chris Hosmer)

 


72 Mile Ultra

Car pooling or adoption requests are posted here.
Send email to LesWright@sbcglobal.net to get posted.

Eric Johnson would like to be adopted for the 72 miler.
His email is: ajjo83001@comcast.com

  

 

 

 

Peter Lubbers GPS 2006 account of first 46 miles of the Midnight Express 72 mile ultra, before batteries went dead. Click on link below

tp://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/1503507

See Elevation Chart

Awards:
5" stand up Finishers Medal for your desk
Embroidered travel bag
license plate holder
Marathon finishers neck medal
Overall trophy for male and female
All entrants get:

Event Wind Shirt
Racing Singlet
Insurance
Finish Line hoopla
New friends
A Saturday night and Sunday morning run you will never forget