The 2nd Tahoe Double Dare
A Thursday -Sunday you will never
September 27-29, 2013
9PM start on Thursday and Saturday nights.
See list of Double Dare Finishers
Rudy Montoya & Mark Dorman plus crew
The 3rd Tahoe Double Dare
- The 1st 72 miler will start at 10 PM Thursday after the Triple Dinner at the Horizon and finish at the Horizon.
- 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 72 is completely self supporting with no time limit.
- You may start earlier.
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.
- You may also register for the 50 miler and finish just south of Tahoe City.
- 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 Horizon 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 8PM or 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 crew.
- 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.
- There will be a timer at mile 50 (4 mile Mark of the Marathon course) to record your 50 Mile time for other race qualification times such as the Western States 100 (Eleven hours is the qualifying time).
- There is also a 50 mile event. You may register and run that distance only.
- There will be a cut off time to the 50 Mile Mark (2 miles north of Homewood) of 14 hours.
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.
- All runners for the 50 or 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 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
Peter Lubbers GPS 2006 account of first 46 miles of the Midnight Express 72 mile ultra, before batteries went dead. Click on link below
See Elevation Chart
6" stand up Finishers Medal for your desk
license plate holder
Marathon finishers neck medal
Overall trophy for male and female
All entrants get:
Event Wind Shirt
Finish Line hoopla
A weekend you will never forget
If you have questions contact our Tahoe 72 Ultra director, Lucia Lake 1-(707)-334-6884 email