There are 2 locations to park for this event. Parking is limited at the finish area located along Hwy. 28 at Tunnel Creek Cafe due to a continued construction project. Please do not park there unless you purchased a morning shuttle pass. Your full cooperation and understanding is important. There is only room for around 50 cars at this site so please follow the instructions of the volunteers. We highly recommend that you share a ride if possible. Parking is not allowed at Tunnel Creek Cafe. Anyone parking at Tunnel Creek Cafe will be towed. We need to leave this area open for their customers. Please be sure to park completely off the Hwy. and stay out of restricted parking & construction zones. Additional parking will be located at Spooner State Park but please be aware of their fee. Again, we appreciate your cooperation.
Shuttle passes can be purchased for an additional $12.
The morning shuttle will leave the finish area behind Tunnel Creek Cafe at 8:15am and arrive at Spooner State Park before 8:45am. Once the morning pre-race shuttle is full, all other runners must park at the start located at Spooner State Park and then take the post race shuttle back after they finish or make other arrangements to be dropped off/picked up. Shuttle passes must be purchased in order to use the shuttle.
You are welcome to have someone drop you off at Spooner State Park. Be aware that there is a $10 entrance fee, $8 for NV residents. There will be post race shuttle to transport runners from the finish at Tunnel Creek Cafe back to Spooner to retrieve their cars but a shuttle pass must be purchased. Shuttle times leaving the finish are 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. There will be additional shuttles at the top of the hour if there are enough runners to fill a shuttle.
There will be 2 aid stations out on the course. The Dam Aid Station is at 5.6 miles from the start and Tunnel Creek Aid Station is located 10.3 miles from the start. Both aid stations will be stocked with water and an array of snack type food for refueling. This is a no cups event, meaning that there will be no cups at aid stations, so every runner must carry their own water bottle.
The finish area will be stocked just like an aid station. There will be yummy and more nutritional post race food to purchase at a discounted rate at Tunnel Creek Cafe. Please read below.
Porta Potties will also be located at the finish area.
Awards will be provided for top 3 Male and Female finishers.
Age division winners will also receive a special award.
All finishers will receive a complimentary race photo from Scott Rokis Photography taken out on the Flume Trail Course as well as a free local brew!
Age Categories: M&F 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
THOSE WHO START AT THE 8AM WALKER START TIME WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR OVERALL OR AGE DIVISION AWARDS.
There are no official cut off times. However, the Flume Trail itself will be reopen to all traffic beginning at 11AM. We recommend that you be at the landslide, ~midway on Flume(~mile 8), by this time. If you are unable to make it to that mark by that time just beware that you will be joined by other trail users as you head towards Tunnel Creek Rd. There will be an early 8AM start time for walkers only.
Post Race Food:
Tunnel Creek Cafe will be offering all runners a special meal deal! Cost per meal is $8.00 pre-purchased, $10.00 race day:
- Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Marinated Chicken Breast Salad
* options may change but will be a meat protein.
- Vegan Burger
- Avocado Veggie Sandwich
- Mozzarella Pesto Panini Sandwich
- Hummus Wrap
* Comes with a side of chips. Options may change but will be something from their current menu veggie items.
Take a look at the full menu: Tunnel Creek Cafe Menu
Ascent Runs has partnered with the Tahoe Mountain Milers in offering runners the Tahoe Two Day Trail Marathon! Runners who complete the Tahoe Flume Trail Fall Classic Half Marathon on Saturday October 7 & the Kokanee Trail Half Marathon on Sunday October 8 will receive a special completion award. So come and join us for a weekend of great trail running at Lake Tahoe! More info about Kokanee can be found at www.tahoemtnmilers.org.