A Thursday -Sunday you will never
September 27-29, 2013
10 PM start on Thursday and
Jon Paul Gallery
as of March 21, 2013
The First 72 miler of the Tahoe Double Dare
The first 72 miler will start at 10 PM Thursday
after the Triple Dinner at the Embassy Suites and finish at the Embassy Suites.
It will run clockwise around the lake staying on
the shoulder facing traffic or on the sidewalk or bike paths on the
lake side of the lake.
The first night is completely self supporting with
no time limit.
The Midnight Express (2nd lap of
the Double Dare)
The 2nd 72 Miler Tahoe Ultra will
start between the entrance of Pope Beach the City limits sign on
Highway 89 just north of South Lake Tahoe and run counter clockwise
around the lake.
The official start line 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.
The finish line is inside Pope
Beach, same as the Marathon and other races.
Be sure you have a headlamp for the
first half mile until you get into city lights.
The course is on the bike path or
city sidewalks going through California.
Wear as much reflective clothing and
flashing lights as you can.
There will be an orientation meeting
at the Embassy Suites Casino Resort at the Expo on Saturday afternoon at 3PM.
The 2nd 72 mile lap will travel counter
clockwise around Lake Tahoe.
The 2nd 72 mile lap will finish at the
Marathon Finish on Pope Beach.
The 2nd 72 mile lap start time is 10
PM on Saturday night.
There will be a 18 hour time limit
for the 2nd lap
(4 pm on Sunday afternoon.)
The first 46 miles will be
unsupported after the start.
You will need a support vehicle and
Support vehicle-person will be
allowed to support up to 3 runners maximum.
The support vehicle-person will need
to monitor your well being and tend to your nutritional needs for the
first 46 miles.
Mile 46 is the start line area of
the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
The last 26.2 miles will be
supported during the time of the Lake Tahoe Marathon.
the Time Line link
The cut off time at the finish line (Pope Beach) will be 4
pm which is 18 hours.
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.
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
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
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
Rae Clark 2009
(Photo by Chris Hosmer)
Peter Lubbers GPS 2006 account of
first 46 miles of the Midnight Express 72 mile ultra,
before batteries went dead. Click on link below
6" 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
Finish Line hoopla
A Saturday night and Sunday morning run you will never forget
If you have questions
contact our Tahoe 72 Ultra director,
Lucia Lake 1-(707)-334-6884